Praise Our Peeps October 29, 2021
YDN Welcomes Five New Board Members
By, Vicki Stockbridge
New board members bring deep understanding of asset-based engagement to the forum.
YDN is pleased to announce the appointment of four new and one returning member to its board of directors. This brings the number of board members to eleven.
Each of these individuals brings an abundance of experience and passion to the table and we are looking forward to their contributions to the future growth of the YDN and to the partners and communities we at YDN serve.
We welcome back, former Board member, Kim Mohler a longtime champion of the YDN purpose and values. She has since retired from the City of Sacramento, Youth, Parks, & Community Enrichment (YPCE) as Superintendent of the Youth Division.
We also welcome,
Maryam Irfan, Regional Assistant Director at the UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program. Maryam has been a long-time youth development champion and has been engaged in a number of YDN trainings and program support endeavors. Her most recent accomplishment is that she is a graduate and Senior Fellow of the Nueva Epoca Development Program.
Juan Flores, Student – University of California – Los Angeles. Juan is very familiar with YDNs purpose and culture having served on the Grants Advisory Board (GABY) for four years and the COVID Youth Response Board (CYRB) in 2020.
Nasma Wali-Ali, Student – Inderkum High School – Natomas CA. Nasma is also familiar with YDN specific to its youth engagement and advocacy focus, having served as Chair on the Grants Advisory Board (GABY).
Shatara Travis, City of Sacramento – Sacramento Youth Commission Program Coordinator. Shatara is also a certified YDN-Youth Development Institute trainer and as with all of our YDN volunteer board members, she is pleased to be part of a team that focuses on inclusion, influence, and community.
Since its inception in 2000 (incorporating as an independent 501c3 in 2007) YDN has provided an array of customized developmental solutions to educational and business organizations that are dedicated to building environments and cultures where people are valued for who they are and encouraged to become their best. Their teams’ extensive experience with the strengths approach, in conjunction with their expert knowledge around engagement and human development, helps make their training and coaching offerings powerful and impactful opportunities. YDN is recognized throughout the state of California as one of the leading facilitators, coaches, and trainers of the strengths-based approach. They specialize in the areas of leadership development, team optimization, organizational climate and culture. Their unique style of leading change connects people to their passion and purpose.