President & CEOrrathblott@heaf.org
Interim Director of Programs
Christine Capacillo was born and raised in San Francisco CA to immigrant Filipino Parents. Growing up, she took advantage of opportunity and leadership programs which propelled her to be the first in her family to attend college. She received her B.A. from UCLA in History, Public Policy and Asian American Studies and her M.A. from Columbia University Teachers College in Developmental Psychology with a focus on at risk youth and higher education access. Christine has dedicated her career in ensuring educational equity for underrepresented communities and has worked in the educational non-profit sector for the past 17 years. She has contributed her work in nationally recognized organizations including Summer Search, Harlem Children’s Zone, College Summit, and iMentor. She is excited to serve as HEAF’s Director of Programs. Christine takes pride in her in skills in staff management and development, program implementation and assessment and relationship building. Christine enjoys listening to old school R and B, Hip Hop, learning about various cultures, and traveling with her fiancé Stan and their 4 year old Michael.
Director of Finance and Administrationdbennett@heaf.org
Director of Developmentlgirshon@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
Coordinator of Admissions and Community Outreach
Yamilet grew up in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. She graduated from SUNY Purchase with a B.A in Sociology and a minor in History. She has nearly five years of experience working with students as an academic tutor and facilitator. As a HEAF alumnus she hopes to give back to the agency that has been essential to her own growth and successes. She hopes to make connections that will encourage student growth and ability to achieve their greatest potential. She has a passion for music, education, connecting with people and poetry. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling and eating good food.
Youth Development Facilitator
Tyran Jackson is a Harlem native and is currently attending College of Staten Island (CSI) for Sports Medicine. My hobby and passion is fitness. I enjoy reading comics, watching anime, and doing puzzles.
Manager, High Expectations
Senior Manager of Finance & Administration
Calvin Luo is a New York State Registered CPA. He has a M.BA. in accounting from SUNY New Paltz from upstate New York. Prior to
joining HEAF, He worked at PwC, a big-4 public accounting firm, where he focused was for-profit taxes and accounting. Subsequently he worked at Lighthouse Partners, a private hedge fund with $8 billion asset under management. He worked at Citco Financial Services as supervisor. He started out at HEAF in the Finance department as a volunteer. His goal is to use his talents and skills to help the underserved youth and communities.
Social Work Intern
Joshua was born in the Bronx and grew up in Washington Heights the youngest of 3 boys. He graduated with a B.S. in Human Biology with a minor in theatre. He brings prior experience working at the non-profit organization Center for Family Life as part of their administrative team. As a product of a Harlem-based after school program he is happy to give back to the community that helped him as a youth.
Program Coordinator, Onward
Happi Rasheed is a native of Sacramento, CA who first attended Howard University to pursue a major in psychology with a minor in education. She transferred to Maharishi University of Management where she received her BA in an individualized study that focused on creativity and social entrepreneurship. She has a passion for youth advocacy and empowerment that began when she was in high school. Happi has been involved with youth centered organizations in various capacities since 2009 and believes in a world where youth from all walks of life are given the opportunity to explore career paths they feel completely aligned with, both traditional and non-traditional, and be of service in way that is unique to them.
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
Associate Director, College Questvwade@heaf.org
Development and Communications Associateswoolever@heaf.org
Brooklyn Site Coordinatorjyoung@heaf.org