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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 [email protected] or 716-247-5310, ext. 211.

Leadership Team

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

Betsy Behrend is the Senior Director for Operations and Communications.

Dan Cross-Viola is the Director of Extended Learning and Quality Improvement.

Laura DeLuca is the Chief Financial Officer.

Collin Gehl is the Director of Human Resources.

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

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

Tanya Staples is the Senior Director of Community Schools.

Our Team

Jennifer Ray is Internship & Career Pathways Program Assistant.

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