Staff

YouthBuild Newark is run by a talented group of individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of our young people, and their communities-at-large.

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Robert Clark

Founder and Executive Director

Robert Clark is the first YouthBuild graduate to found a YouthBuild program. A graduate of YouthBuild Boston and Public Allies, he has over 18 years of experience in youth development and organizational development. Prior to founding YBN, Robert served as a Technical Assistance Contractor for YouthBuild USA – the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) national technical assistance provider. As a result of his experience, Robert has lent his expertise to the local education authority to help create a long-term strategy for alternative education and comprehensive high schools that can appropriately meet non-traditional youth’s needs.

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SanDonna Jones

Deputy Executive Director

SanDonna Jones has 19 years of experience in: administration; fundraising; resource and organizational development; and strategic planning. Responsible for the agency’s human resources, overall operations, contract management, and development.

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Darrell Price

Program Director

Darrell Price is a former New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC) staffer who possesses over nineteen (19) years of programming experience. In 2013, Darrell was inducted into the YouthBuild USA Directors Fellows Program, a 2-year professional development, leadership learning, and personal support program for fourteen (14) committed YouthBuild directors from across the country.

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Leonie Alexandre

Controller

Leonie Alexandre has 10 years of experience in public accounting for nonprofit, financial services and manufacturing agencies. She is responsible for the management and oversight of budgetary planning, financial management systems, internal controls and reports, external reporting, and directs all financial audits.

31 Central Staff

Salwa Abdelhamid
Academic Instructor
Jamillah Allen
Data Assistant
Gisele Bartley
Program Administrator
Zuzana Bracok
Academic Instructor
Ashton Coker
Construction Intern
Natasha Conover
Case Manager
Wendy Cubano
Program Manager
Michael Gaddy
Construction Manager
Michael “Jameel” Hawkins
Vocational Instructor
Terry Lang
Senior Vocational Instructor
Paul Mwangi
Academic Instructor
Darrell Price
Program Director
Kayseem Toney
Construction Intern
 

60 Park Place Staff

Michael Alba
Grants Analyst
Leonie Alexandre
Controller
L’Tonya Bennett
Office Manager
Naima Briscoe
Development and Communications Manager
Robert Clark
Founder and Executive Director
SanDonna Jones
Deputy Executive Director
Michael Mackason
Director of Graduate Services
Michael Moore
Staff Accountant

Newark Leadership Academy Staff

Omarr McAfee
Life Skills Coordinator
Safiya Bashir
Director of Student Services