Our Team

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Rosalyn Reed

Executive Director

Rosalyn is the founder of Uniting Youth Leaders, a non-profit consulting organization dedicated to the healing and revolutionary transformation of low-income and disenfranchised communities. Rosalyn also served as the Community Support Services Director at Richmond District Neighborhood Center (RDNC) in San Francisco, and oversaw the Neighborhood Family Services, Case Management and Youth Employment and Leadership programs. Rosalyn received her Master of Social Work Degree from California State University, East Bay. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, New Leaders Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and President Emeritus of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College, San Francisco Bay Area chapter.

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Gino Pastori-Ng

Development Director

Gino was born and raised in East Oakland, California. After completing a B.A. in psychology at UC Santa Cruz, Gino spent 2 years teaching English in South America and Asia. Back in his hometown, he supported the launch of a new elementary school in East Oakland and educated thousands of California voters about environmental legislative action before finding his calling in youth-led social entrepreneurship.  He has spent most of the last 7 years supporting Bay Area youth to launch their own social enterprises.

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Jasmine Stallsworth

Youth Facilitator

Jasmine (aka) Honey Gold Jasmine is a performing artist, entrepreneur consultant, and event coordinator. Her life’s mission is to create “music FROM the soul FOR the soul” and raise her daughter to embody her power & peace. She earned her double major in Music and Psychology from Mills College in 2017. Since 2016, Jasmine has mentored numerous youth entrepreneurs as a facilitator & alumni of Youth Impact Hub Oakland. She is a hip hop therapist + Communications Coordinator with Beats, Rhymes & Life. In addition, she is a member of SELC’s Repaired Nations project first pilot cooperative economics group that focuses on promoting co-op businesses in Black communities. She is humbled and proud to be a part of a group of artist entrepreneurs that are ready to change the world for the better by coming together unified.

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ab banks

Youth Facilitator

My name is ab or ahbey, I go by Mucho Banksy while creating. I’m from North Oakland, CA. I like to heal with my community with art and creation at our center. Right now I am making a lot music and falling in love with the drums. I am apart of BLK MGK a collective of 8 individuals creating on a tangible path to liberation. I am to BLK MGK what the moon is to night, I offer my creations and wisdom to the group. To the world I offer my everlasting love.

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Adimu Madyun

DetermiNation Program Facilitator & Cultural Educator

Adimu Madyun is an educator, filmmaker and musician. Adimu has produced films and music in both the United States and various countries in Africa. Adimu has worked with the Oakland Unified School District for over 5 years as an educator and youth counselor. Adimu also facilitates a men of color achievement circle at United Roots, DetermiNation, and directly trains youth in media and music production.

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Letty Elenes

Associate Director

Letty Elenes is a National Award-winning strategist with a record of developing, and executing successful programs to address youth and adult mental health needs with measurable results; “participants” include people from the criminal justice, foster care, and mental health systems and those in addiction recovery. Ms. Elenes has provided training and technical assistance to programs, agencies, and government organizations at an international level. Including program evaluation and effectiveness. She is the former National Technical Assistance Center Director for the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery. Ms. Elenes is a Co-author of WRAP® for Youth (Wellness Recovery Action Plan), Advance Level facilitator, and a Renown Public Speaker within Mental Health.

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Desmond Holt

Program Manager

Desmond Holt (DesignerDesmond formally DB1) is an Autodidact Visual Design and Media expert. He utilizes multiple disciplines from photo retouching to 3d motion graphics to build brands for local bay area musicians to engage their fans and supporters. At the age of 29, he has 10+ yrs of experience working with musicians who present meaningful and impactful music . For the past 5 years, Desmond has been working with small business owners to build online presences for their respective businesses. Using several content management systems, Desmond is able to use his extensive design knowledge with HTML & CSS to create custom websites outfitted with custom product photography.

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Raymundo Peralta

Administrative Coordinator

Raymundo Peralta is an aspiring filmmaker from Oakland, California. He attended San Francisco State University and earned his Bachelor’s in Cinema. He has worked in multiple productions through a small media company in Oakland, California and recently completed his first feature film credit as a 2nd assistant director. Raymundo believes in creating media that deals with social justice amongst minorities and people of color and his love for horror cinema continues to push him to break the boundaries of filmmaking.

Jasmine Jamison

Accountant

Jasmine is the creator of woman elevated, a women’s travel  retreat focusing on healing through ,  Self care, positive affirmation, and spiritual alignment.  Jasmine is also the Co-Creator of b.y.o.b bring your own business, a networking event bringing entrepreneurs together for  creative collaboration, while building synergies of diversity. She previously worked with HeadStart as the parent advisory board Chair for 2 consecutive years, MAAC(Men’s Activities Affecting Children) ambassador and Policy council member advocating for parents and children In her region, . She has a background in project management, as well helping to develop and participate in campaigns for various causes.  She strives to create spaces for women to thrive, build her community and continuing her love of travel.

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