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Meet our Team

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Our team collectively brings decades of experience at youth-serving and nonprofit organizations.

We are a small but mighty core team, which grows to nearly four times the size in the summer!

To join our work, keep an eye out on our social media platforms and sign up for our newsletter for openings for various staff positions, internships and board opportunities.

Our Core Team

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Juliana Haigh (she/her)

Administrative Assistant


Dawn Kilmer  (she/her)



Meet some of the consultants, youth development professionals, teaching artists and interns we've worked with over the years.

Michelle Smawley, Communications
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Reggie Jones, LCSW, MSS, MLSP, (she/her)

Social Work Supervisor

& Play Captain Facilitator

Felica Roche, (she/her)

Play Captain Regional Manager 

& Play Captain Facilitator

Michelle Smawley, (she/her)

Communications & PR Consultant


Emilia Autin-Hefner, (she/her)

Skills for a Fab Life


Danyelle Austin, (she/her)

Executive Leaders PLC Lead Content Facilitator, CYDP & Play Captain Facilitator

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Omari Colson (he/him)

Play Captain Facilitator

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Raphaela Brown, (she/her)

West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood OST PLC


Briana Clarke (she/her)

Play Captain Facilitator & Illustrator of Yaya Plans a Block Party

Christel Brewer, (she/her)

Play Captain Facilitator

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Joi Dallas (she/her)

Play Captain Facilitator

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Folasshade Dunbar, (she/her)

Norris Homes Project

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Michele Martin, (she/her)

Co-Creator & Co-Facilitator

Fab Biz Lab

Staff by Project

As we've grown, we've had the incredible fortune to work with FAB youth development professionals.

Our staff shrinks and grows seasonally and depending on the projects we are working on, so most positions are part-time, and seasonal, as our largest youth programming takes place during the summer.

Meet some of the staff that have worked with us over the years on various projects.


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Rebecca Crosby She/Her
2022-2023 Widener University
Graduate Social Work Intern

Cara Lomaro, She/Her
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate Social Work Intern

Davina Seng, She/Her
2022 West Chester University
Undergraduate Social Work Intern

Bailey Karst, She/Her
2022 West Chester University

Jemille Duncan (he/him)
2021 Multicultural Academy HS

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Cassie Tibiurcio, She/Her
2020 West Chester University

Correen Cerveaux, She/Her
2019 Temple University

Maddy MacLean, She/Her
2021West Chester University

Alex Chips, He/Him
2021 West Chester University

Katrina Giordano, She/Her
2020-2021 Niagara University

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Salvatori Camarote, He/Him
2018 Science Leadership
Academy High School

Amanda Lawrence, She/Her
2018 Temple University

Alexis Hack, She/Her


Temple University

Board of Directors

Meet our Board of Directors!

In 2020, Fab Youth Philly was awarded 501c3 status as a nonprofit organization.


If you have experience or expertise in Board Development, Finance, Legal, HR, Communications or Programming and are interested in serving on our Board of Directors,

reach out to us.

We'd love to meet you and see if you are a good fit for our growing board.


Youth Advisory Board

We started our Youth Advisory Board in December 2022 with a small group of Fab Youth Philly program alumni. Being on the Youth Advisory Board is a paid position and members meet at least twice monthly between September and May. The Youth Advisory Board is tasked with planning events, reviewing training, supporting participant recruitment and outreach.

Senior Youth Advisory Board
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Kiarah Cropper-Stukes,

Divine Frazier,

Manzy Wing,

Makih Hemphill,

 Youth Advisory Board

Katrell Petroski,

Dasliva Dorsainvil,

Sakaila Curtis,

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