To contact staff via email, click on their name below.


Alene Heider  – Admin
Deborah Holcombe –  Work Team Director
George Howard – Assets Manager
Lori McClain Operations Director, Church Relations
Dekontee Rayburn -HR
Rob Ruzanic – Development Coordinator
Simone Rayfield – Events Manager, Volunteer Director

Larissa Smith – Communications/Finance Manager
Salima Watson – Intern Director
Dionne Xavier – Leadership Associate

Rob Prestowitz – Executive Director


James Russell – Programming Director, StreetLeader Director
Emily Kennedy – Children’s Programming Director
Luke Orr – Sports Ministry Director

Josh Gregor  Camp Victory Director (East Side)
Emily Kennedy – Interim Camp Hope Director (South Bridge)
Lyn Myers
– Camp Promise Director (West Side)
Drake Armstrong – Camp Freedom Director (North Side

Tommia Broomer – Site Coordinator
Grace Lyn– Site Coordinator (South Bridge)
Miayrra Neal
– Site Coordinator (Ease Side)
Kendreia Rhine – Site Coordinator

Adam Cessna – StreetLeader Assistant Director (Education)

URBANPROMISE ACADEMY – 8th-12th grades:

Joel Orr – Director of the Academy
Melissa Davis
Earl MacFarlane

Christina Choe – Math
Lawrence Bain Manley – English
Luke Orr – History
Vanessa Russell – Spanish

Nora Wurmbach – Science/Math


URBANPROMISE SCHOOL – Pre-K to 6th grade

Rhonda Raines – Principal
Denise McMillan – Admin

Theresa CameronKindergarten
Tonia Koehler
– 1st Grade
Andrea Powell – 2nd Grade
Meloney Burris – 3rd Grade
Anna Werley – 4th Grade
Shannon Roberson – 5th Grade
Faith Watts – 6th Grade


UrbanPromise is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate in hiring, recruitment, training, or promotion of staff, administration of personnel policies, or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, sex, genetic information, age, national origin, disability or marital status. However, due to the religious nature of the agency, UPW reserves the right to decline employment to or terminate the employment of any individual whose own demonstrated religious beliefs are in conflict with the beliefs espoused by the ministry.
UrbanPromise is an equal opportunity employer and as such, prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to staff and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetic information.