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James C. Ezeilo

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

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Renee Alston-Maisonet

Director of Development

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Eboni Preston

Director of Programs

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Adrienne Byrd

Director of Finance

Program Managers

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Yero Winborne

Digital Content Manager & Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships & Development

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Paul Ezeilo

West Africa Programs Manager

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Kennedy Reddick Jr.

Programs and Development Manager

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Jazzmin Smith

Accounting Associate

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Jamila Jackson

HBCUI Program Manager

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Daniel Jones, Ph. D.

Program Manager, Urban Youth Corps (UYC)

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Cameron Dunnings

Alumni Outreach & Project Associate


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GYF employs a professional staff of historians, sociologists, psychologists, educators, marine biologists, environmental scientists, anthropologists and wilderness experts. GYF’s team is highly specialized and focuses on land acquisition, design and development, greenway and green space project management, community mobilization and outreach. We are dedicated to the preservation of nature’s finite and historical resources. Collectively we have more than 400 years of experience facilitating youth programs that emphasize personal growth through hands-on experience and challenges.