Keyla Silva-Byrd LMSW, CNP                                    Founder/President &Executive Director

Keyla Silva-Byrd graduated from New York University with her Masters in Social Work. She received a BA in Psychology and a certification in Child Advocacy from Montclair State University. Keyla has worked as a psychotherapist for 7 years, as a sexual violence advocate and prevention specialist for 3 years, and is currently working as clinical social worker at an alternative high school.  She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and has a passion for empowering youth and watching them succeed. Her vision for this organization arose from a recent trip to Angola where she was both touched and inspired by the people but bothered by the circumstances of the country. 


Vice-President: Genesis Rombola                                                                    Email: 

Genesis is a graduate-to-be from Montclair State University with a major in Psychology. She will be pursuing a Masters in Counseling next Fall, as she aspires to be both a counselor/therapist serving youth, adolescents and young adults. Aside from school and her profession as an Outreach Liaison for Covenant House, her greatest passions are volunteering and mentoring. She is highly involved with several social service organizations and seeks to make a positive impact on the world. 

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TreasurerEdward Rodriguez                                       Email: 

Edward contributes his governance experience to Boards of Trustees of US-based nonprofit organizations including Inda Cares. He served in United Nations peacekeeping/ support operations in Liberia, Kenya, and Somalia. He was Internal Auditor for US Federal contracts and grants of the International Rescue Committee, a major refugee relief/ resettlement agency, and held increasing responsibilities in the child-focused NGO PLAN International in five world regions. 

Member at large & Technology StrategistVinod Thachin                               

Vinod is a senior business and certified technology executive with broad international experience in small, mid-size and multi-billion companies, driven by maximizing value of information technology and delivering in conjunction with business objectives.  He has a demonstrated track record of simplifying business processes and consolidating systems to reduce complexity and operating costs. He is also the President and Chief Architect for ShopSharePoint LLC, a certified SBE/WBE & a technology, management and consulting company that delivers high quality SharePoint services. 


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