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Meet Our Team

The Say Yes Buffalo team includes Family Support Specialists, Community School Navigators, and Administrators.

School-Based Staff

David Rust is the Executive Director of Say Yes Buffalo.

Emily Wyckoff is the Senior Director for Development and Strategic Partnership at Say Yes Buffalo.

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

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

Daphne Ross is the Communications Director at Say Yes Buffalo.

Carol is the Director of School Based Preventive Program at Say Yes Buffalo.

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

Yolanda Gatewood is the Scholarship Coordinator – College Outreach at Say Yes Buffalo.

Tanice Pendergrass is the Development and Strategic Partnership Manager at Say Yes Buffalo.

Tommy McClam is the Director of the Boys and Men of Color Initiative at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Daniel Robertson is the Boys & Men of Color Initiative Manager at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

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

Danielle Galenski is the Early Childhood Supervisor at Say Yes Buffalo.

Stacy Rankin is the Scholarship Coordinator – High School Outreach at Say Yes Buffalo.

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

Stephanie Peete is the Internship and Career Pathways Supervisor for Employer Outreach at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Johanna Caplan is the Internship and Career Pathways Supervisor for Student Outreach at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Durgham Alyasiri is the Northeast Community School Zone Leader at Say Yes Buffalo.

Will Green is the East Side Community School Zone Leader at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

LeRondra Byrd is a Family Support Specialist Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Eric Maldonado is a Family Support Specialist Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

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

Tiffany Swink is a Family Support Specialist Supervisor at Say Yes Buffalo.

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

Tereka Baltimore is the Say Yes Scholar Mentoring Supervisor at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Stephanie Rivera is the Volunteer Coordinator at Say Yes Buffalo.

Breonna Norward is the Executive Administrative Assistant for Community Schools at Say Yes Buffalo.

Sharrell Billups is the Office Manager at Say Yes to Education, Buffalo.

Levi Galbreath is the Receptionist at Say Yes Buffalo.

Sayumi Miura is the Graphic Design and Digital Content Supervisor at Say Yes Buffalo.

Daun Nicholas is the Community Schools Northeast Zone Leader at Say Yes Buffalo.

Aaron Jackson is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #17 Early Childhood Center and BPS #192 Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts.

Kelly Luce is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #18 Dr. Antonia Pantoja Community School.

Mara Roberts is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #32 Bennett Park Montessori.

LaChandra Martin-Rodgers is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #37 Futures Academy.

Tabitha Lumley is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #27 Hillery Park.

Amanda Brown is a Community Schools Navigator at BPS #6 Buffalo Elementary School of Technology and  BPS #31 Harriet Ross Tubman School.

Aaron Lowinger is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #206 South Park High School.

Nikia Jackson is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #54 Dr. George E. Blackman and Erie Community College.

Jon Krol is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #59 A Street Annex and Dr. Charles Drew Science Magnet School.

Elizabeth Minns is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #31 Harriet Ross Tubman School.

Ta-Tanisha Palmer is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #45 International School.

Kari Cunningham is a Family Support Specialist at BPS # 48 at 39 81 Annex, BPS #61 Arthur O. Eve Early Childhood Center, BPS #67 Discovery School, BPS #76 Herman…

Osa Amadasu is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #72 Lorraine Academy.

Sarah Hanley is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #74 Hamlin Park Elementary.

Courtney MacVie is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #79 William J. Grabiarz School of Excellence.

Cherrise Walker-Betts is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #91/92 BUILD Academy.

Rashida Abdul-Malik is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #91/92 BUILD Academy.

Michael Katilus is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #93 Southside Elementary.

Alex Brady is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #30 Bilingual Center and BPS #94 West Hertel Academy.

Tricia Switzer is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #95 Waterfront Elementary.

Linda Morgan is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #99 Stanley Makowski ECC.

Kissena Frazier is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #97 Harvey Austin School.

Molly Wade is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #89 Dr. Lydia T. Wright School of Excellence.

Thomas Cranston is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #50/66 North Park Academy, #64 Olmsted Elementary, #82 Early Childhood Center, #195 City Honors, #302 Emerson School of Hospitality, #355 Buffalo…

Shara Armprester is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #196 @ 39/197 Math Science Technology Preparatory School.

Denise Rodriguez is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #198 International Preparatory School.

Abdi-Kani Aden is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #204/207 Lafayette High School.

Laura Bannon is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #81.

Dereka Newsome is a Family Support Specialist at Tapestry Charter School.

Amedria Byrd is a Family Support Specialist at BPS #205 Riverside Institute of Technology.

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