Staff & Board of Trustees

At YouthBuild Preparatory Academy, we are not just educators and administrators but catalysts for transformational change. Our school, enriched by the profound expertise of our highly qualified staff, embodies over 40 years of dedicated experience in educating urban youth. This collective wisdom is woven into the fabric of our curriculum and approach, ensuring that each student is academically nurtured and personally empowered to excel in all walks of life.

Our team’s commitment extends beyond conventional teaching methods, embracing a holistic strategy that fosters leadership, resilience, and social consciousness among the students we guide. Here, we don’t just teach; we ignite the flame of potential in every student, guiding them on a path to not only realize their dreams but also to become the change-makers of tomorrow

You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.”

Eldridge Cleaver

Anthony Hubbard
Founder & CEO

Angela Boateng
Chief of Staff

Michael Deragon
Chief Academic Officer

Robert Nyahkoon
Chief Program Officer

Melissa Benoit
Director of Finance

Chiela Avalo
Admission Coordinator

Cynthia Cabral
Facilitator of Learning

Reza Clifton
Facilitator of Learning

Devin Dugan
Facilitator of Learning

Donberry Duvert
Culinary Instructor

Dayanara Felix Monanci
AmeriCorps Member

Matthew Harville
Operations Specialist

Gene Kelly
Life Enrichment Coach

Rhys Vulpe
Facilitator of Learning

Cesar Ramirez
Construction Instructor

Yashimet Robinson
Life Enrichment Coach

Owais Sheenwari

Elijah Stephenson
Student Support Specialist

Susan Sullivan
Special Education Coordinator

Tori Whetstone
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Venus Wolo
Director of Workforce Development & Partnerships

Board of Trustees

Mary Harrison

Monica Zeno-Martin
Vice Chair

Gloria Johnson

Matthew Pelletier
Finance Committee Chair

Victoria Gaillard-Garrick
Education Committee Chair

Robert Bailey V

Kai Cameron

Braxton H Cloutier

Joshua Corria

Julian Dash

Sharon Morris