Diana Breen
Interim President and CEO

Diana Breen stabilizes non-profits in leadership transition by serving as Interim Executive Director. She brings 20+ years’ management experience, a track record of winning seven-figure grants, and strong finance and operations muscles. Notably, she has navigated successful leadership transitions at organizations such as Marquis Studios (which delivers arts education), Rebuilding Together NYC, and the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD). Previous roles include serving as Executive Director of the economic empowerment non-profit Ariva. Diana graduated first in her class from Baruch College with an MPA in non-profit management and magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in music. She volunteers on the Board of Directors of Grand St. Settlement and lives in South Slope, Brooklyn with her husband and toddler daughter.

Glendaliz Camacho

Director of Development

Glendaliz Camacho is a nonprofit professional with an interest in helping people tell their stories and building the most successful programs possible around that idea. She has over 12 years of writing, editorial, facilitation, program, and grants management experience. 

Cesar Pagan

Community School Director, PS165M

Anastasia Gladden

Community School Director, PS205X

Anastasia brings prior Community School experience from a South Bronx school led by The Children’s Aid Society. She earned her MPA from Baruch College, and has an eye for data and a desire to find creative solutions.

Tiffany Drakeford

Community School Coordinator, PS205X

Cassandra Brown

Residency Manager, Brooklyn

Cassandra Brown majored in Theatre at Spelman College before going on to earn two Master’s degrees from NYU in the fields of film and theater education. In addition to the many teaching positions she has held, Cassandra has spent her career facilitating student programs and helping students to have excellent team-building experiences.

Troy Blackwell

Residency Manager

Troy Blackwell is a native New Yorker and holds a BFA from New York University. For years, he has been a member of the theatrical community as a choreographer, actor, and designer. Troy has appeared on stage, film, and television worldwide.

Opportunities With YANY

To ensure we continue to provide opportunities to the children within our community, YANY has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for our next Executive Director. The position of Executive Director is a critical and visible position requiring a bold vision, strong business (financial, operations) and development experience. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible to execute the strategic direction, leadership, and day-to-day operations of the organization to include advocacy, public relations, as well as community-focused and mission-aligned program development.

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