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Advisory Board & Staff

The YAP Policy & Advocacy Center will be directed by YAP's National Director for Public Policy & Communications, who will be advised by a Board of skilled advocates and policy experts in deinstitutionalization, YAP's Systems Change Board Committee and members of YAP's Executive Team. The Advisory Board will also include a YAP Client / Alumni and local YAP Program Director and whose work we will highlight to demonstrate the link between our direct services and our policy and advocacy work around the country.

Advisory Board

Pat Amos, Pennsylvania
Consultant, Autism Services

Neelum Arya, California
Research Director, Epstein Program in Public Interest Law & Policy, UCLA School of Law

Rev. Ruben Austria, New York
Executive Director, Community Connections for Youth

Dick Batchelor, Florida
Founder and President, Batchelor Consulting

Erin Davies, Ohio
Executive Director, Juvenile Justice Coalition

Paul DeMuro, North Carolina

Alexis Kennedy, Nevada
Associate Professor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Karen Key, Washington DC
Executive Vice-President and COO, National Human Services Assembly

Frances V. Lanigan, New York
Commissioner, Oswego County Department of Social Services (Ret.)

R. Alexandria Larson, Esq., New Jersey
Attorney at Law

Hayling Price, Massachusetts
MBA/MPP Candidate, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Liz Ryan, Washington DC
President & Executive Director, Youth First! Initiative

Randolph Stone, Esq., Illinois
Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic