2017-2018 Power of 3:00 Ambassadors

Learn more about our inaugural 2017-2018 Power of 3:00 Ambassador Cohort! These 11 individuals worked closely with our Policy Department over the course of a year to become dedicated advocates for New York’s youth and families. Read their bios below to learn more about them!


Amy Huff
Buffalo, NY
Amy Huff is a successful veteran in the afterschool field. A School Age Child Care Director, NYS Program Accreditation Coach, a NYS School-Age Care Credential awardee, Huff has served youth Read More
Dahmein McFadden
New York City, NY
Dahmein McFadden is the Chief Program Officer for Row New York. He is a native of Harlem, New York City, and has been involved in the non-profit sector since the Read More
Danette Campbell-Bell
Rochester, NY
Danette Campbell-Bell is a highly skilled Youth Development Practitioner, Consultant, Trainer, Instructor, Coach and Mentor with over 20 years of experience in developing, implementing and managing creative, quality youth programs Read More
Elliott Van Pelt
Yonkers, NY
Elliott Van Pelt is the Program Coordinator at SHINE After School, a program of Family Service Society of Yonkers. SHINE is an Advantage After School Program at the Eugenio Maria De Hostos MicroSociety School Read More
Erin Murphy
Syracuse, NY
Erin Murphy is a Site Coordinator for the East Area Family YMCA School Age Child Care Afterschool Program. She is originally from Utica, NY and moved to the Syracuse area Read More
Jennifer Kennedy
Oswego, NY
Jenn Kennedy lives in Oswego County and has worked with youth and families for nearly 20 years. Jenn’s employment began working as a peer in Oswego County Opportunities, Inc.’s (OCO) Read More
Jimmy Bulmer
Albany, NY
Jimmy Bulmer grew up in Troy, NY and has worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany as their Director of Operations for almost 2 years. Passionate about serving his community, Jimmy spent Read More
June Mead
Binghamton, NY
June P. Mead, Ph.D, is the Association Team Leader for Children, Youth and Families for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County and the State Project Director for three federally funded 4-H youth development afterschool programs Read More
Rebecca Darugar
New York City, NY
Rebecca Darugar joined the world of out-of-school time education after completing her Master of Arts in Teaching from the USC Rossier School of Education. She currently works as the Director of Education Read More
Stephanie Fitzgerald
Rochester, NY
Stephanie Fitzgerald is the School Age Youth Program Officer at United Way of Greater Rochester where she has oversight of the United Way’s $4 million investment in three evidence informed Read More
Tanaya Thomas-Edwards
Syracuse, NY
Tanaya Thomas-Edwards has been with the Syracuse University Science & Technology Entry Program for 9 years.  The mission of STEP is to create a pipeline to college for students from Read More