President & CEOrrathblott@heaf.org
Director of Developmentlgirshon@heaf.org
Director of Finance and Administrationdbennett@heaf.org
Chief of Programswmitchell@heaf.org
Associate Director, Youth Developmentkbostick@heaf.org
Krystal was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. and is the youngest of five boys and the only girl. She is a first-generation college student with a BS in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Social Work and attended both an HBCU ( Lincoln University) and an Ivy League ( Columbia University). Her passion has always been to work with youth and increase youth voice in their communities. In her free time, she enjoys going to brunch, traveling, Netflix and sleeping.
Youth Development Facilitatorkevans@heaf.org
Kinyanna Evans grew up in Brooklyn but later moved to Queens. She graduated with a Major in Education Studies and a minor in women studies from DePauw University. She is passionate about providing space for young people of color to feel empowered and live unapologetically. In her spare time, Kinyanna loves to read poetry and work on her baking talent.
Manager of Volunteer Initiativeskgoodman@heaf.org
Associate Director, High Expectationsajohnson@heaf.org
Alaine has a B.A. in Italian and anthropology from Mount Holyoke College and an M.S.Ed. in literacy from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, where she received the RWL master’s program award for outstanding service to research. She is a former middle school teacher, and has spent the last few years of her career as an educational research assistant, master’s program coordinator and curriculum writer. Most recently, she was the assistant director of curriculum development at a New York CMO, where she had direct responsibility for pacing, writing, revising and implementing all 5-8 humanities (English, social studies, writing, art history, close reading) curriculum. Alaine has a deep interest in educational research and has presented her work at the African American Intellectual History Society’s annual conference, as well as ethnography conferences in Philadelphia, Chicago, and at Columbia University. She is invested in HEAF’s mission to provide college access to all students and looks forward to growing with and learning from this vibrant community.
Program Coordinator, High Expectationsljones@heaf.org
Finance Associate & Administration Manager
Associate Director of Admissions & Community Outreachpmatthews@heaf.org
Khin Lay Nwe
Senior Manager Finance & Administration
Khin Lay Nwe is Budget and Finance Specialist with MBA and BS (Mathematics). Before joining HEAF, she worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and United Nation Agencies for health development programmes. She has considerable experience in US Government fiscal, multi-year budget planning, contracting, grants and cooperative agreements process and policies.
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Delasia Rice was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. She received her BS in Psychology with a minor in African and African American Studies from The College at Brockport, SUNY. From a young age she knew the conditions in her area were not great especially regarding education and hoped to use her career to improve it, not just in the Bronx but in all underrepresented areas across the country. She will soon be going back for her Masters in Higher Education Fall 2019 and hopes to receive her Doctorate degree in Educational Policy. Through HEAF, she hopes to not only give back to the community she loves so much but to also gain knowledge on serving the community and utilizing it throughout her career and reaching many more students.
Program Coodinator, College Quest
Receptionist, Office Assistantasukun@heaf.org
Annalee is a native of the Bronx. She was born and raised in NYC. Growing up she did well in the math and sciences. She started her college career at City College of New York studying Chemical Engineering but then found more interest in finance. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Baruch College for Accounting. After that she plans to pursue her masters in the same field. Annalee loves trying new activities and foods. She has a passion for education, mathematics, and keeping up with the latest films. She also enjoys helping people, no matter how difficult the task is.
Receptionist, Office Assistantcvaldes@heaf.org
Associate Director, College Questvwade@heaf.org
Youth Development Facilitatortweeks@heaf.org
Development and Communications Associateswoolever@heaf.org
Brooklyn Site Coordinatorjyoung@heaf.org