Daphne Ross

Daphne Ross

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

In her role, Daphne manages communications and marketing activities to promote the organization’s work with the goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the Say Yes Buffalo initiative’s, services and supports.

Additionally, Daphne implements a college success agenda for Say Yes Buffalo scholars.  In her role, Daphne catalyzes Say Yes’ existing efforts by expanding on what the organization knows has worked to remove barriers to student achievement in the K-12 space, and mirror those supports on college campuses.

Daphne was educated through the Buffalo Public School system, and is a graduate of City Honors School. After graduating from City Honors, Daphne attended Canisius College and earned a bachelors degree in Communications. Daphne is also a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she earned a masters degree in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Daphne is actively involved in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Buffalo Alumnae Chapter.

Contact Daphne at dross@sayyesbuffalo.org or 716-247-5310, ext. 211.

Leadership Team

David Rust is the Executive Director of Say Yes Buffalo.

Tanya Staples is the Senior Director of Community Schools.

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

Collin Gehl is the Talent Acquisition and Development Manager with Child & Family Services / Say Yes to Education Buffalo.

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

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

Christopher J. Lee is Data Director serving in a joint position with Say Yes Buffalo and Buffalo Public Schools

Jamil Crews is Digital Communications Manager.

Daun Nicholas is the Community Schools Northeast and South Zone Leader.

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