Meet Our Team

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

Leadership Team

David Rust is the Chief Executive Officer and founding Executive Director.

Amanda Paul is Senior Director of School-Based Services. She can be reached at [email protected]y.org and at 716-468-0043.

Tanya Staples is the Senior Director of Community Schools.

Sylvia Lane is the Director of Preventive Services.

Tommy McClam is the Senior Director of Boys and Men of Color.

Daphne Ross is the Senior Director for College Success and Communications at Say Yes Buffalo.

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

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

Our Team

Becca Bass serves as both a Family Support Specialist and Grant Writing and Management Specialist for Say Yes Buffalo. In her role as a Family Support Specialist, she works directly…

Amber Quinney is an Executive Assistant at Say Yes Buffalo.

Ariel Peters is Community Schools Specialist.

Christine Waikiki is South/West Zone Leader.

Jamien Eutsey is Interim Youth Sports Management Supervisor.

Keira Grant is Internship & Career Pathways Program Supervisor.

Nicole Brooks is Senior Accountant.

Stacy Bisker is Director of Operations, Early Childhood.

Contact Us

Questions? We want to hear from you! Visit, call or email us.