Senior Management Team
Managing Director Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers
In 2005, LAYC added a new site to their family of organizations, the Maryland MulticulturalYouth Centers (MMYC). Operating in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, MMYC’s purpose is to replicate LAYC’s proven model of serving youth. Luisa Montero-Diaz joined the LAYC in October 2005 as the Maryland Managing Director, and is responsible for the start-up and day-to-day management of the Maryland sites. Luisa comes to LAYC with over twenty years of experience working on a variety of local, national and international projects. Prior to LAYC, she worked for the District of Columbia Government, as Director of Resource Development and as Deputy Director for the Office of Partnerships and Grants Development in the Executive Office of the Mayor. Previous to that, she was the Project Manager for an USAID international development project, which provided training to 1,100 Central Americans in the U.S. Her first job out of graduate school was with Prince George’s County Public Schools. Luisa was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador in the mid-80’s. She has a Master of Arts from the University of Maryland and Bachelor of Science from Appalachian State University. Luisa lives in Takoma Park, teaches meditation and enjoys time with her son, Julian.
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.
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.
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.