Senior Management Team
Chief Strategy Officer
As Chief Strategy Officer, Nicole Hanrahan supports LAYC's efforts to grow, replicate best practices, and deepen our work with youth in the region and across the country with a focus on sustainability. Nicole most recently served as a Director at Community Wealth Ventures (CWV) where she helped nonprofits and foundations build social enterprises and improve organizational sustainability. Prior to joining CWV, Nicole spent ten years in community economic development where she ran workforce development programs for low income people in New York, Chicago and Boston. Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Brown University and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
Interim Chief Operations Officer
Chief Development Officer
Barbara Myers joined LAYC in August 2014 as Chief Development Officer and is responsible for the design and implementation of comprehensive fundraising and communications strategies for LAYC in accordance with community needs and LAYC's strategic priorities. Barbara comes to LAYC with over thirty years of experience working on a variety of local, national and international projects. Prior to LAYC, she worked for Catholic Relief Services in a variety of roles, most recently as Director of Stewardship, Major Gifts where she led a team in charge of donor communications; proposal development; stewardship reporting; general cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies; and events and VIP programs to engage major donors. Previous to that, she was the Special Assistant to Vice President, U.S. Operations where she established five regional offices of Catholic Relief Services in the U.S. and led the creation of a system to monitor the effectiveness of U.S. programs.
Lupi Quinteros-Grady became the Acting Director for the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers (MMYC) in 2015. She previously served as Deputy Director for MMYC for ten years. MMYC is a division of the Latin American Youth Center that is serving minority and immigrant youth by providing comprehensive, culturally sensitive programs in education, employment, and social services. She provides executive management expertise in the oversight of three sites in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties serving over 1,000 young people annually. She has worked in the field of youth development for 18 years and has implemented a variety of programs such as Upward Bound, Workforce Programs and AmeriCorps. Quinteros was appointed as a Commissioner serving on the Governor's Commission of Service & Volunteerism in 2008-2010 and is a graduate of of the Nonprofit Roundtable of Greater Washington's Future Executive Directors Fellowship Program 2010-2011. In 2014, she was elected to represent District 2 on the Prince George's Board of Education. She has her Master's in Bilingual & Special Education from the George Washington University and her Bachelor's from Goucher College.
Chief Financial Officer
James McIntyre became Chief Financial Officer in 2011, after serving three years as Controller at LAYC. He brings over 20 years of experience in accounting, auditing, consulting, and tax. He is responsible for audit preparation, completing monthly accounting close cycles, planning, developing, and implementing necessary changes for growth of the organization, and supervising accounting staff. James holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Morgan State University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Maryland.
Director of Learning and Evaluation
Tony Fujs oversees all internal research and evaluation activities at the Latin American Youth Center. As the Director of the Learning and Evaluation Department, he is responsible for supporting information-based decision making and improving organizational performance. He also acts as the liaison between LAYC and all external evaluation projects, like the randomized control trial of our Promotor Pathway. Tony has broad experience in research methods, monitoring and evaluation, and quantitative analysis. Prior to joining LAYC, Tony worked for the United Nations Development Program and the German Cooperation, conducting evaluation and analysis of social and cooperation policies in Latin America. Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from the University of Nantes and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Interim Deputy Director, Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers
Charon Reed joined LAYC's leadership team in October 2015 as Interim Deputy Director for LAYC's Maryland Mulitcultural Youth Centers (MMYC). Charon has consulted with MMYC for 10 years. She initially worked with the Upward Bound Program in Montgomery County. She has served as an Employer Outreach Specialist to support our annual Youth Job Fair for our Workforce Program in Montgomery County for multiple years. Her work with our Summer Youth Internship Program has been invaluable to partnering with new employers and establishing work sites. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Social Welfare, she has over 25 years of management in various nonprofit organizations.