Board of Directors

Deborah Lashley, Esq.

Board Co-Chair

Deborah Lashley retired in October 2013 from the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Brooklyn, New York. She had held the title of Executive Assistant District Attorney for the Juvenile Crimes Unit. She began her career as a prosecutor after graduating from Brooklyn Law School in 1979. During her tenure at the District Attorney’s Office. Ms. Lashley has focused on adolescents, both as a prosecutor and an administrator of alternative sentencing programs. Full bio »

Geordie McClelland​

Board Co-Chair​

Geordie is a founder, and Chief of Strategy at altr, a digital experience design firm based in Salem, MA. Geordie has worked for the Coca-Cola Company’s internal Think Tank, as VP Strategy for Straightline International, as a senior consultant for Monitor Group’s Marketspace digital practice, and most recently as Director of Strategy at BEAM interactive… Full bio »

Abe Aly

Board Treasurer

Ibrahim (Abe) Aly is a Supervisor at Kevin P. Martin and Associates P.C. (KPM) in the Audit practice with seven years of experience in accounting. Abe has significant experience in the audit of real estate projects, nonprofit agencies, film and entertainment enterprises and commercial entities. Abe works with nonprofits subject to Yellow Book, OMB Uniform Guidance and Massachusetts UFR audit requirements.    Full bio »

Eddie Burns

Eddie is the project lead responsible for implementing and onboarding new enterprise client accounts at AmeriHealth a health care plan that manages more than $1 billion in health benefits with a focus on helping insurers, employers, producers, health care providers, and members with cost containment, regulatory compliance, specialized processing services and self-funded health plan management. Full bio »

Jessie Cronan

Jessie is an experienced nonprofit leader, with expertise in both international and local programs. She began her career as the founding Executive Director of Gardens For Health International, which works to address the root causes of malnutrition in Rwanda. Following 5 years with Garden for Health, she spent 3 years as the Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Boston (SVP).  Full bio »

Dena Enos

Dena has spent her career innovating consumer marketing and B2B marketing through data-driven and quantitative approaches. She started StrongHouse to get back to innovating from the ground up, and to create a whole new way of giving back through her professional work. Since inception, StrongHouse has catalyzed growth in over 35 organizations across multiple industries including healthcare, consumer products, biotech, education, banking, and travel.  Full bio »

Robert Haas

Robert C. Haas retired as Commissioner of the Police Department in Cambridge Massachusetts in 2016. At the Cambridge Police Department he initiated and implemented highly effective programs including a partnership with the Cambridge Safety Net Collaborative, which connected youth involved in risky behaviors or juvenile offenses with support, diversion, and early intervention coordinated by multiple agencies. Full bio »

Lisa Hinz

Before retiring this year after 28+ years of service, Lisa Hinz worked her way up the ranks of the Sacramento City Police Department to the rank of Captain of Outreach & Engagement Services. There she participated in many innovative programs and initiatives for youth, including creating and leading the Kops ‘N Kids camp for Sacramento youth from 2000 to 2014, developing a Youth Services Unit, a juvenile citation program, addressing racial disparities in arrest rates, and developing strong partnerships with local Boys & Girls’ Clubs. Full bio »

Benita Miller

Benita R. Miller previously served as the President and CEO of Children’s Aid and Family Services in New Jersey as well as the Executive Director of Brooklyn Kindergarten Society. While at the Brooklyn Kindergarten Society, Miller expanded the agency’s footprint from five to seven centers as well as building a sensory gym. Additionally, Miller was the founding Director of the NYC Children’s Cabinet in the Office of the Mayor and formerly served as Deputy Commissioner of the Division of Family Permanency Services in the Administration for Children’s Services. Full bio »

Alyshia Perrin

The Principal of P.L. Dunbar, Ms. Alyshia Perrin, has been educating the students of Bridgeport for the since 2002. She’s taught Language Arts, served as a Special Education Resource teacher before receiving a degree in Educational Administration. From 2010 to 2014, Ms. Perrin served as the Assistant Principal at Paul Laurence Dunbar School before becoming the school’s principal. Full bio »

Nanda Prabhakar

Board Clerk​

Nanda Prabhakar currently serves as Senior Vice President of Program Operations at the Mission Society of New York Society, one of the nation’s first and oldest social service organizations. In this role, Nanda oversees Mission’s four programmatic divisions—Education & Program Development, Contracts & Outcomes, Children’s Programs, and Career & Education Pathways—which support a portfolio of youth development and education programs… Full bio »

Molly Stifler

Molly has been working for the Stifler Family Foundation since she began as an advisor and project manager in 2012. She has since stepped into her role overseeing Foundation Operations and spearheading multi-year project engagements. Full bio »

Duvol M. Thompson

Duvol M. Thompson is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight’s New York office and a member of the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. Mr. Thompson’s experience includes defending complex litigation claims in state and federal courts covering subjects such as commercial contracts, business torts, financial services and putative class actions. Mr. Thompson also is experienced in insurance and reinsurance litigation, as well as coverage disputes. Full bio »

Clarence Williams

Clarence Williams joined the SFY Board in June 2018. His career in the legal field has spanned over 20 years managing class actions and commercial litigation matters as a lead paralegal. He is currently employed with PayPal, Inc. on their North America Litigation team and is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Full bio »

Lisa H. Thurau

Ex Offficio Executive Director

As the CEO/Executive Director, Lisa drives Strategies for Youth’s strategic vision and serves as a nationally recognized voice on juvenile justice issues. Lisa is often consulted by the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education on policing matters and policy development, and writes and speaks on these topics to a wide array of audiences. Full bio »