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Meet our Team

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RIVERHEAD SITE - Kyle Braunskill

3rd Thursday's, 6pm - 8pm at the Riverhead Library, 
330 Court St, Riverhead, NY 11901


Kyle is the Executive Director of Safe Harbor Mentoring Program. Safe Harbor is an organization that mentors persons currently incarcerated as well as assists persons with re-entry to society. Kyle Braunskill is also the founder and president of A New Day Mentoring and Coaching services.  A New Day mentors & coaches at-risk youth as well as adults. Mentoring the incarcerated and the at-risk youth has ignited a passion to specifically help the children of the incarcerated. This makes C.H.E.L.A. 4 Kids and Kyle a great match.

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CENTRAL ISLIP - Dr. Teresa Bryant
4th Saturday's, 10am - 12pm, at the Central Islip Senior Center, 
555 Clayton St # 1, Central Islip, NY 11722

My name is Dr. Teresa J. Bryant and I am excited to be a volunteer facilitator for C.H.E.L.A. 4 Kids. I am a NY State licensed Registered Nurse with a PhD in Psychology . As a psychotherapist, private practitioner and certified counselor , I have over 38 years of mentorship and counseling experience .My passion is to work collaboratively with C.H.E.L.A. 4 Kids providing support through mentorship and sharing positive behavioral intervention strategies that support setbacks in the lives of at risk youth. 

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CENTRAL ISLIP - Yanick C. Frederic


Yanick Chery-Frederic is an  educator, both in the K-12 setting and as an adjunct professor. She is a presenter at education related workshops and is very involved in education and  community initiatives. One of her major passions is in her role as a mentor for youth in some community organizations. Ms. Chery-Frederic believes strongly that through education and mentoring we can make positive changes for our youth.

HUNTINGTON - LaToya Samuels Wharton, MBA
3rd Thursday's, 6pm - 8pm, at the Huntington Opportunity Resource Center
1264 New York Ave, Huntington Station, NY 11746

LaToya is a Strategic Philanthropist and an energetic, results-oriented professional. Ms.Wharton is passionate about helping disadvantaged youth gain access to resources. Ms. Wharton is the founder of Sibling’s Keeper (a non-profit) that seeks to inspire the next generation of leaders to think big, engage in global student collaboration projects, advance critical thinking and creativity through Sports and S.T.E.M.—all areas that will prove to be vitally important to our world in the years to come.  Ms. Wharton is a board member to the US-Ghana Chamber of Commerce, African Caribbean Business Council (ACBC), and Martha’s Compassion (a Ghana based NGO).


Hempstead - Victoria Roberts
2nd Friday's, 6pm - 8pm, at All Saints Temple Church of God in Christ
102 Laurel Ave., Hempstead, NY  115550

In May 2014, Victoria received her Master's in Social Work along with her Certified Substance Abuse Counselor Credentials (CASAC) at Adelphi University, Garden City Campus and was awarded the Peter K. Ruhry Keys to Hope Scholarship which was instrumental her obtaining her CASAC in conjunction with her Masters.  Victoria has volunteered to participate in community activities that she hopes will lead to equal rights for all.  A founding member of the Young Friends of Dorothy L. Goosby.  Councilwoman Goosby was the first African American elected to the Hempstead Town Board.  She has held a seat on the Board of the Nassau Suffolk Law Services Gala Planning Committee, Public Relations Committee, Advisory Council and is the former Chair of the Advisory Council. Victoria currently is a board member of the Women’s Opportunity Rehabilitation Center (WORC).  WORC is a community correction program that offers an alternative to incarceration and Re-Entry (ATI) programs for female offenders in and around Nassau County.