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Meet I'RAISE Team


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January 1st, 2014 - Present

Shanequa E. Moore is the CEO and Founder of the I'RAISE Girls & Boys International Corporation, launched in 2013 in Bronx, NY, with a mission to combat the poor outcomes in youth of color and to activate youth to the highest standard of living educationally, financially, and psychologically. 

Shanequa Moore, LCSW

Founder / CEO

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February 5th, 2019 - Present

Letecia Stewart

Executive Director

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May 6th, 2019 - Present

Mrs. Campbell, an African American female Bronx native, brings over 10 years of experience managing and operating nonprofit community programs in New York City. Mrs. Campbell holds an Associates Degree in Human Services.

Katherine Campbell

Associate Director

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April 3rd, 2023 - Present

My name is Jerrica Brumfield born and raised in Mississippi. I Am an Accountability Coach and Author. I love to help and meet new people. I'm excited to embark on this new journey as an Executive Assistant with I'Raise.

Jerrica Brumfield

Executive Assistant to CEO

Department Head

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August 31st, 2020 - Present

Kristen Maikoo is the Marketing Supervisor at I'RAISE Girls & Boys International. She earned a B.A. in Communication from Salem College. Working in the areas of communications and marketing for 6+ years allowed her to build her writing and marketing skills. Her experience in journalism shaped her ability to identify and tell stories while feeding her inquisitive nature. Through marketing, she has been able to employ those capabilities in addition to her creative, problem-solving, and empathic skills to improve the lives of others. She also enjoys writing letters to mail to friends in her spare time.

Kristen Maikoo

Marketing Supervisor

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January 18th, 2022 - Present

Dalamu is an HR Director at I'RAISE, known for their dedication to cultivating people-focused work environments that prioritize employee wellbeing and drive organizational success. As a young HR professional, they are passionate about fostering positive workplace cultures and implementing innovative strategies to promote employee engagement, talent development, and retention.

Currently pursuing a Masters in Management at Fordham University Gabelli School of Business, Dalamu combines academic excellence with real-world experience to drive impactful organizational strategies. Their studies provide them with the latest insights and knowledge to contribute effectively to the success of any organization they work with.

Dalamu's dedication to making a difference extends beyond their professional role. As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (RPCV) in Thailand, they gained invaluable cross-cultural insights and developed a strong commitment to community development. Additionally, they find fulfillment in volunteering as an Ice Skating Coach, where they impart skills and instill confidence in children and parents.

Dalamu Sherpa

HR Director

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January 12th, 2021 - Present

Xavier Donaldson

Afterschool Program Director

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April 5th, 2021 - Present

Tanequa Moore

Community Program Manager

Our Staff

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March 7th, 2022 - Present

Victoria Draper is a School Social Worker at I’RAISE. Victoria holds various master’s degrees from social work, science in educational leadership, non-profit leadership, education (students with disabilities grade 7-12 generalist) to political science. Her work experiences include being an Executive Intern, Social Work Intern, Tutor/SETSS Provider, Consultant, Administrative Intern, and  Special Education Teacher. She also holds so many certificates that it is quite amazing. She hopes to constantly learn new things and keep having professional growth and development. Victoria enjoys building relationships, connecting people whether it be with other people or resources that they need and getting a feeling that they are supported or they have gained more interpersonal skills - that process is exciting to be a part of for Victoria Draper. 


Victoria Draper holds Masters degrees from Howard University, CUNY Brooklyn College, Fordham University, and Columbia University. Her first (previous) career was as a high school teacher. And, she loves performing arts. She was a vocal major in high school. She was originally supposed to be a musical theater major in undergrad, and she  has  been acting and singing since sheI was a child and is professionally trained in both. And, she loves collecting certificates and licenses from various fields and building up her knowledge box.

Victoria Draper, LMSW

School Social Worker

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March 7th, 2022 - Present

Crystal Morgan is a School Social Worker at I’RAISE. Crystal graduated from Long Island University in 2020 with Masters in Social Work and has a provisional social worker certificate. Her work experiences include being an academic counselor, early intervention service coordinator, case manager, case planner to a social worker and she looks forward to her journey as a school social worker with I’RAISE and serving the disadvantaged youth, adults and families including homeless, foster care youth and special-needs populations. Crystal loves watching Docuseries.

Crystal Morgan

School Social Worker

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August 29th, 2022 - Present

Hello, my name is Reena Arabella Palero. I am one of the incoming School Social Workers for I'RAISE and a recent graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work. Born and raised in Oahu, Hawaii and attending my undergraduates at Mount Saint Mary's University in Los Angeles, California, I seek to explore the diversity and cultures among various groups whilst finding possible ways to improve their wellbeing and meet their needs or give any support needed. Through my work, I focus on the mental health aspect, specifically for youth, and hope to expand within the Asian community in the later year.

Reena A. D. Palero, LMSW

School Social Worker

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February 21st, 2022 - Present

Shanice Moore

Community Department Administrator / Facilitator

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October 4th, 2021 - Present

Evard Obermuller

Afterschool Group Teacher

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November 2nd, 2022 - Present

Steven Weiss is a two-time entrepreneur, born and raised in New York City. They went to public high school in Staten Island. 


Steven was formerly part of I’RAISE Gen-Z Career Access Program as a virtual Entrepreneurship Teacher Volunteer and now they have joined I’RAISE School Team as a part-time Entrepreneurship Teacher at Health Opportunities High School. They will be teaching the high school students the world and the fundamentals of Entrepreneurship and sharing with them their skill sets, expertise and professional experience(s) in the Entrepreneurship field. 

Steven Weiss

Entrepreneurship Teacher

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August 8th, 2022 - Present

Melissa Gray Bell

Clinical Deputy Director (Contractor)

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November 1st, 2021 - Present

Andrea Marano Della Rocca

Clinical Director

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April 10th, 2023 - Present

Lisbeth Espana

Business Coach

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August 15th, 2022 - Present

Priscilla Prince

Parent Educator

Board of Director

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April, 2022 - Present 

Lleuella Morris is a Guyanese born compassionate disrupter, a bold implementer and storyteller, and a courageous weaver of her own way. As a social architect, she is an interdisciplinary development strategist who works at the intersection of personal development, community development, communications, and entrepreneurship to develop both people and things. Her superpowers are her dynamism, resilience, interpersonal engagement, relationships building, and strategic thinking. She holds degrees in English and Behavioral Sciences (Psychology) and a Master’s in Management of Development from the International Training Center of the International Labor Organization (ITCILO) & Universita Degli Studi di Torino, Italy. Lleuella is an avid volunteer who is passionate about non-profit work and human social and economic development. She has appeared in several publications including Medium magazine, Thrive Global, and Africology Journal of Pan African Studies’ special edition on the Black Panther film (2018). She uses every opportunity she gets to empower others and build their capacity to thrive. She has a track record of excellence and style and raises brand positioning and organizational effectiveness wherever she goes.

Lleuella Morris

Acting President / Vice President

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March, 2022  - Present 

Founder and CEO; Mori Graphic and Kipit Graphic. Eliza went to Princeton University for her degree in Environmental Engineering. While doing her senior thesis work, she won a SBIR award for $1.2 million from the Department of Defense. After that, she worked as an analyst at Bloomberg LP developing data driven products for them. 


In 2017, Eliza went to Cornell for her MBA. While there, she won the Fried Fellowship for academic excellence. Also, she came up with the idea of Kipit initially as a school project, but eventually went on to found it as a company. Eliza also launched Mori, a website app where people can create and share their living wills with their loved ones. Eliza has a rescue dog Ziggy, and she loves hiking, reading, and escape rooms.

Elizabeth Harkins


Board Member

Antonio Johri
Tonya Berri
Nedra Jones
Dimple Gosai

DeShawn Dalmida
Eileen Ghastin
Karmetria Burton
Abhishek Lingineni
Susie Fogelson

Terril McFarland
Lydia Neely
Jay C. Billups
Randy Early
Katelyn Cai

Our Funders