Staff

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


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.


Tiffany Drakeford

Interim Community School Director, PS 205X


Teresa Rivera

Operations Coordinator


Opportunities With YANY

Young Audiences New York is looking for an exceptional, full-time Community School Director who will lead the integration of holistic, arts-centered programming at P.S. 205X. They will serve as a leader in the school to provide enrichment opportunities to help children and their families thrive. Candidates should send a cover letter and résumé to employment@yany.org. For more information download this PDF file.