YAP Leadership

YAP Leadership

  • Board of Directors
  • Executive Team
  • Regional/National Leadership

YAP's CEO reports to a diverse and independent Board of Directors who contribute a wealth of experience and expertise. The Board meets regularly during the year, both collectively and in Committees such as Executive, Finance, Audit, International, and Governance. Our board members represent YAP's service areas in the United States and abroad.


Led by YAP's President, the Executive Team is a group of experienced agency officers who have oversight of all operational functions, including service delivery, strategic planning, business and philanthropic development, legal affairs, marketing and communications, finance, and quality improvement.


Gary Ivory
President and CEO

Carla Benway
Chief Learning and Innovation Officer

Emma Chen
General Counsel

Naomi Frazier
Chief People Officer

Carla Powell
Chief Growth & Development Officer

Brandon Rogers
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Patty Rosati
Chief Impact officer

Joanne Troutman
Chief Operating Officer

David R. Williams
Chief Program Officer

Kelly D. Williams
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

National and Regional leaders are skilled, experienced employees representing various geographic areas and subject matter responsibilities that are regional, national or international in scope. Team members provide insight on a wide range of issues (e.g. health insurance, internal systems, policies, procedures, new program start-ups, quality improvement) and have vital roles in implementing decisions made by the CEO and Executive Team.

Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NJ, Philadelphia) & Southeast Region (AL, FL, GA, NC, SC, VA, WV)

Lynette Connor
Executive Vice President - Mid Atlantic Region and Southeast

LaVeisha Cummings
Vice President - Southeast

Vivian Davis
Regional Director - AL, VA

Craig Jernigan
Regional Director - DC/MD

Saul Villar
Regional QI Director

Renise Welbon
Regional Director - Phil/DE

Felicia Wells
Regional Director - FL

Northeast Region (CT, ME, MI, NH, NY, PA, RI)

Jessica Carlton
Executive Vice President - East

Jennifer Hill
Vice President - PA

Casey Lane
Vice President - CT/ME/MI/NH/NY/RI

Rhonda Green
Regional Director - NY/CT

Michelle Heim
Regional QI Director - PA

Susan Hurd
Regional Director - PA

Dana LaCoss
Regional Director - NY/MI/CO

Adam Santacroce
Regional Director - NY, RI

Regina Scarmack
Regional Director - PA

Bob Swanson
Regional Director - PA

Kasey Young
Regional Director - NY, NH, ME

West Region (AR, AZ, CA, CO, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MO, NV, OH, OR, TN, TX, UT, WI)

Jamaal Crawford
Vice President, Midwest

Kimberly Brandon
Vice President - AR/CA/CO/LA/NV/OK/TX/UT

Naomi Chargois Edwards
SW BH Regional Director

E'Ron Leveston
Regional Director - IA, WI, IL

Ashley Randall
Regional Director - AZ/IN/KS/KY/UT

Monique Robbins
Regional Director - IL C2C

Marlon Rucker
Regional Director - IL/MO/TN/OR

National Leadership

Ann Branning
National Developmental Disabilities and Autism Training Coordinator

Lori Burrus
National Coordinator of Developmental Disabilities Programs

Shaneka Bynum
National Director of Employee Development

Carolyn Caprioni
National Director of Continuous Quality Improvement

Jennifer Drake
National Director of Behavioral Health Services

Fred Fogg
National Director of Community-Based Safety Initiatives

Michael Garrigan
Executive Vice President Financial Management

Michele Gutshall
Chief Compliance & Privacy Officer

Cliff Kubiak
Chief Information Officer

Diana Matteson
Director of International Programs and Development

Ryanne Persinger
National Communications Director

Timothy Ragland
National Director of Policy and Governmental Affairs

Dana Stottlemyer
Chief of Operational Support Services