Our Team

Our staff is comprised of creative, social justice-minded, passionate youth advocates

Yolanda Savage-Narva
Executive Director
Nikki Perkins
Program Coordinator

Meet Our Board of Directors

  • Eve Byford-Peterson, Ed.D., President – Retired Principle, D.C Public Schools
  • Dianne Samu, Vice President – Government Attorney, OUDC Graduate – Class 8
  • Steve Meyer, Treasurer – Special Counsel, Sullivan and Cromwall, LLP
  • Shelby Shapiro, Secretary – Historian & Research Consultant
  • Nora Abramson – OUDC Graduate – Class 2
  • Rabbi Bruce D. Aft – Adat Reyim Congregation, Rabbinic Advisor, George Mason University Community Hillel Board
  • Loren Amdursky, M.D – Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
  • Jim Barratt – Managing Director, Ankura Consulting
  • Joshua Levin – Government Attorney
  • Daniel A. Nathan – Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
  • Sam Paschall – Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Howard University
  • LaSalle Petty – Retired Colonel, United States Air Force
  • Adam Strickberger, M.D., – Cardiologist
  • Timothy Tubbs – Travel Consultant, Ovation/Lawyer Travels
  • Katherine H. Wheatley – Government Attorney
  • Jacqueline Gosby – Senior Finance Executive
  • Marci Harris-Blumenthal – Global Programs Director, AJC