Leadership & Staff

Talented. Passionate. Creative. Committed. YDO seeks out incredible individuals and empowers them to enrich our community and advance our mission.

Howard Sticklor


Mark Kampert

Executive Director

Nelly Alba

Director of Recruiting & Persistence

Doug Prime

Director of STEM Programs

Angela Bautista

Director of Transportation

Joshua Jacobo

Associate Director of Programs

Chrystal Pennisi

Creative Arts Coordinator

Joseph Perez

Driver & Van Coordinator

Barrie Tysko

Director of Institutional Philanthropy

Rayza Carrasco

Artist in Residence

Kurt Thiede

Director of Postsecondary Pathways

Mercedes Tran

High School Prep Coordinator

Jasmine De La Cruz

Co-Director of YDO Summer