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Board of Directors

Ethan Ashley, Secretary
District 2 School Board Member, Orleans Parish School Board 

Sarah Bryer

Bryer Consulting/ Former NJJN Executive Director

Daniel Gutman
Attorney, Fraser Stryker PC LLO

Yoel Y. Haile  

Michael Howard
Youth and Family Partnership Consultant

Dr. Niaz Kasravi, President (Chair)
Director and Founder, Avalan Institute

Kirn Kim
Software Developer, Cellpoint Systems, Inc.

James “Dominic” Malone
CEO, TunnelVision Creative Agency

Mark Martin

Valerie Slater, President-Elect (Vice Chair)
Executive Director, Rise 4 Youth

Devon Watts, Treasurer

NJJN's Board is advised by a Membership Advisory Council, which is composed of the elected representatives of the NJJN membership. NJJN’s operating funds are generated through membership dues, individual donations and generous grants from the Andrus Family Fund, The Herb Block Foundation, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Public Welfare Foundation, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, and the Tow Foundation. NJJN’s financial disclosures can be accessed here.