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Meet Our Team

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

School-Based Staff

Leadership

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.

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.

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.

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

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