Staff

Michael Braithwaite
Director of Communications
401.490.9599 x163

Michael oversees all of PASA's PR and communications activities as well as its institutional giving strategy and came to PASA with ten years of nonprofit communications and development experience. Prior to joining the PASA team, Michael worked as the Public Programs Manager at San Francisco Zen Center. Michael holds a BA in Art History from the Massachusetts College of Art and an MA in Visual Studies from California College of the Arts. 

Eric Collins
HR Coordinator
401.490.9599 x100

Eric oversees and coordinates human resources for PASA. Prior to PASA, Eric worked as a substitute teacher for K-8th grade at the Gordon School in East Providence. Eric holds an ME in Curriculum Studies from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 

Patrick Duhon
Director of Expanded Learning

Patrick Duhon works jointly with PASA and PPSD to develop mutually-aligned practices and was responsible for co-designing the AfterZone model. Prior to PASA, Patrick directed the launch of the local City Year AmeriCorps national service program in Seattle. He holds a BA in International Studies from Ohio State University and an MS in Urban Studies from the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. 

Ann Durham
Director of Quality Improvement
401-490-9599 x107

As the Director of Quality Improvement, Ann oversees PASA's ongoing quality improvement process for all AfterZone and Hub programs. Prior to joining PASA, she worked as the Director of Quality Assurance at the Kennedy-Donovan Center in Foxboro, MA. Ann holds a BA in English with a minor in Women's Studies from Skidmore College and an Ed.M. in Sociology and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.

 

 

Kristin Elliott
Hub Coordinator for E-Cubed High School
401-490-9599

As a Hub Coordinator, Kristen oversees the daily operations of the Hub's ELOs at  E-Cubed High School. Prior to joining PASA, Kristin worked as the School Age Assistant Coordinator at Connecting for Children and Families, as well as the Expanded Learning Opportunities Program Assistant at RiverzEdge Arts Project. She holds a BA in Communications from the University of Chapel Hill in N.C.

Alexander Gifford Howard
Development Assistant
401-490-9599 x103

Alexander works closely with PASA's Executive Director on each of PASA's individual giving strategies. Prior to joining PASA, he managed constituent relations in the Development office of the Congregational Library in Boston, MA and managed alumni relations in the Advancement office of Warren Wilson College. Alexander received a BA in Creative Writing from Warren Willson.

Naomi Jacobs
AfterZone Scholars Coordinator
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As the AfterZone Scholars Coordinator, Naomi manages the citywide AfterZone Summer Scholars Camp, as well as the AfterZone Scholars Program at Roger Williams Middle School, which is a class offered as part of the school day. Prior to joining PASA, she worked at the Park School of Baltimore facilitating a middle school mentorship program. Naomi received her MA in Urban Education Policy from Brown University and a BA in African-American Studies and Psychology from the University of Virginia. 

Patience Landford
Hub Coordinator for Juanita Sanchez High School
401-490-9599

As a Hub Coordinator, Patience oversees the daily operations of the Hub's ELOs at Juanita Sanchez High School. Prior to joining PASA, she was a Juvenile Diversion Project Consultant at the Ministry of Justice, Juvenile Justice Section in Liberia. Patience also worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant for an Early Childhood Development Program with Child Flower in Haiti. She holds a BA in Sociology and Race Relations from the University of Texas at Arlington, as well as an MA in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.

Y. Georges Minyayluk, CPA
Finance Director
401.490.9599 x104

As Finance Director, Georges oversees all financial transactions, manages all grants funds received, all contracts, and tracks revenues and expenses.  Prior to joining PASA, he served the Assistant Finance Director for the Town of Cumberland, RI. Georges holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Johns Hopkins University and a MS in Accounting and MBA from Northeastern University. 

Alejandro Molina
Deputy Director
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As PASA's Deputy Director, Alejandro oversees the growth and implementation of PASA's strategies. Prior to PASA, Alejandro worked with youth in New York City, did program coordination, curriculum development, program design and creation, and asset building. He holds a BA in Sociology from Oswego State University and an MPA from University of Rhode Island.

Jacklyn O'Hara
Director of High School Initiatives
401.490.9599 x113

As the Director of PASA's High School Initiatives, Jacklyn oversees the Hub, PASA's credit-bearing expanded learning system for high school students. Prior to joining PASA, Jacklyn served as the Interim Executive Director for BEST Kids, Inc. in Washington, D.C. She holds a BA in Anthropology from Rhode Island College. 

Adriana Price
Hub Intern
(401)-490-9599

As the Hub Intern, Adriana is responsible for assisting with ELO student recruitment, as well as conducting site analysis for hubprov.com. She also works with Highlander K-12 Charter School as an After School Coordinator. Adriana is attending Rhode Island College, pursuing a BA in Youth Development. 

Robert Randall
Director of Middle School Initiatives
401.649.0809

As PASA's Director of Middle School Initiatives, Rob oversees the operations and staff management of all of PASA's AfterZone programs. Rob has over 7 years working with youth, from coaching to being a camp counselor, and managing an AfterZone site. Rob holds a BA in English from Rhode Island College.

Hillary Salmons
Executive Director
401.490.9599 x101

In this role, Hillary manages the oversight of PASA and its three strategies. She also has primary responsibility for community engagement and fundraising efforts. Previously, Hillary led an education initiative called Rhode Island Scholars where business leaders spoke to middle school students around the state on the importance of college and taking math and science courses in high school. She also served as the Vice President for Program Development for Health & Education Leadership for Providence (HELP), a now-defunct coalition focused on improving the health and education of the children of Providence. While there, she worked to establish numerous systemic health and education initiatives. Hillary has a MA in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a BA from Harvard University.

Lisa Sampson
Hub Coordinator for Alvarez High School
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As a Hub Coordinator, Lisa oversees the daily operations of the Hub's ELOs at Alvarez High School.  Prior to PASA, Lisa served was the training project leader for City Year Rhode Island. She holds a BA in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY.

Brittany Sandbergen
Coordinator of Professional Development and Training
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Brittany works closely with the Director of Quality to oversee and facilitate specialized training for AfterZone and Hub front line staff. She worked as the Nathan Bishop Site Coordinator for 3 years. Prior to joining PASA, Brittany was the 21st CLCC site coordinator for Cranston Public Schools, where she was responsible for planning and organizing a creative and enriching school year, school recesses, and summer programs. She holds a MA in Secondary Education and English.

Camely M. Walters
Operations Coordinator
401.473.4123

Camely oversees all operations logistics for the AfterZone and the Hub. She was the Site Coordinator for Del Sesto Middle School for three and a half years, and before joining the PASA team, Camely was the Lead Middle School After School Program Teacher at The Gordon School in East Providence.  Camely received a BA in both Film Media and History from the University of Rhode Island.  

AfterZone Staff at Site Management Agencies
Jon Allen
Site Coordinator, Nathan Bishop Middle School
401-641-4520

Jon oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at Nathan Bishop Middle School, where he also worked as AfterZone Program Support Staff. Before joining PASA's team, he was the Project Adventures Facilitator for the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket. Jon holds a BFA in Sculpture from Rhode Island College. 

Emmanuel Janvier
Site Coordinator, Gilbert Stuart Middle School
401.640.0614

Emmanuel oversees the daily operations of the AfterZone at Gilbert Stuart Middle School. Before joining PASA, he served as the Director of Youth Programs at Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy, MA. Emmanuel received his BA in Religious Studies from Eastern Nazarene College in Qunicy, MA.

Luke Martin
Site Coordinator, Esek Hopkins
401-641-0068

Luke oversees daily operations of the AfterZone at Esek Hopkins Middle School. Before coming to PASA, Luke managed the "Teen Advocates for Science Communication" Program at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. He received a BS in Biology from Flordia State University.  

Lauren Proctor
Site Coordinator, Roger Williams Middle School managed by Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence
401.447.7809

Lauren oversees the daily operations at the AfterZone at Roger Williams Middle School. Before coming to PASA, Lauren worked as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Times Squared Academy Charter School where she assisted in classrooms and created after school programs. Lauren received a BA in English Literature from St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT.