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Meet Our Team

Say Yes Buffalo and its partners believe every student can graduate high school and college when given the proper supports, resources, and opportunities.

School-Based Staff

Leadership

David Rust is the Executive Director of Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Aziza Abdul-Alim is the Graphic Designer for Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Esther Annan is the Director of Data and Evaluation at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Betsy Behrend is the Senior Director for Operations and Communications at Say Yes Buffalo.

Dan Cross-Viola is the Extended Learning Time Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Marissa Desiderio is the Family Support Specialist Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Sylvia Lloyd is the Family Support Specialist Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Eric Maldonado is the Compliance Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Tommy McClam is the Say Yes Buffalo Director of Boys and Men of Color. Tommy is a proud graduate of Buffalo Public Schools and a first generation college student earning…

Allison D. Newman is the Scholarship Director at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Amanda Paul is a Family Support Specialist Supervisor for Say Yes Buffalo.

Tanice Pendergrass is the Family Support Specialist Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Daniel Robertson is the Scholar Mentoring Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Daphne Ross is the Communications Director at Say Yes Buffalo.

Gellenia Smallwood is the Parent Center Coordinator at Say Yes Buffalo.

Tanya Staples is the Community Schools Director for Say Yes Buffalo.  

Emily Wyckoff is the Development Director at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

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