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
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
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.
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.
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