Board & Staff

Board Members
Nikki Thornton, True Up, Chairperson
Melissa Raley, Coalition for the Homeless, Vice Chairperson

Marc Otte, National Center for Family Learning, Treasurer
Joe Hamilton, Home of the Innocents, Secretary
Ashley Janicki, Jefferson County Public Schools
Aishia Brown, PhD, University of Louisville and Louisville Metro Office of Youth Development
Adam Okuley, University of Louisville
Ke’Oyndra Shelton, The Book Works
Kate Ritter, Junior League of Louisville
Rae Martin, YouthBuild Louisville
Yvette Goodwin, Robert Jamison Ministries
Nick Marshall, Republic Bank
Kenyetta Johnson, YouthBuild 
Keishanna Render, YouthBuild

Executive Director
Darryl Young Jr. is an active member of the Louisville  community as a concerned citizen, advocate, and community organizer, who has dedicated his professional career to youth and community development and engagement. His past experiences have included the Muhammad Ali Center as Manager of Programming, the University of Louisville’s Health Science Campus Office for Diversity as and Inclusion as Program Coordinator and the Right Turn Program (now Re-Image) as Mentor Coordinator. 

Network Coordinator
Brittany Brown, joins the organization having most recently worked in the healthcare sector within community engagement and outreach. There, Brittany created relationships with community partners to connect individuals to social services and remove barriers to health. Brittany is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and an Associate Board member of Coalition for the Homeless, where she serves as Membership, Diversity, and Inclusion Co-Chair. 

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