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

Administrative Staff:

Lyn Doyle – Admin
Bethany Gregor – Grants, Admin
Alene Heider  – Admin
Deborah Holcombe –  Work Team Director
Natalie Kok – Development Director
Lori McClain – Operations Director, Church Relations
Dekontee Rayburn -HR
Simone Rayfield – Volunteer Director
Larissa Smith – Communications/Finance Manager

Rob Prestowitz – Executive Director

Children & Youth Programs

James Russell – Programming Director, StreetLeader Director
Emily Kennedy – Children’s Programming Director

Drake Armstrong – Camp Freedom Site Director
Josh Gregor – Camp Victory Site Director
Emily Kennedy – Camp Hope Site Director
Kendreia Rhine – Camp Promise Site Director

Tommia Broomer – Camp Hope Site Coordinator
Lisa Murphy – Camp Promise Site Coordinator
Miayrra Neal – Camp Freedom Site Coordinator
Charles Rowlette – Camp Victory Site Coordinator

Rebecca Lawrence – Camp Hope Support Staff
Phyllis Tettey – Camp Freedom Support Staff

Adam Cessna – StreetLeader Educational Advisor
Salima Watson – StreetLeader Discipleship and Mentoring

UrbanPromise Academy ~ 7th-12th Grade

Joel Orr – Director of the Academy
Melisa Davis – Vice Principal, Dean of Students
Monica Benson – Administrative Assistance

Lawrence Manly – English
Wendy Battalora – Math
Babitha Praveen – History
Vanessa Russell – Spanish
Nora Wurmbach – Science

UrbanPromise School ~ PreK-5th Grade

Dionne Xavier– Principal
Denise McMillan – Administrative Assistant
Shannon Roberson – Assistant Principal of Instruction

Ophelia Ashiabor – Pre-K
Kourtney Bajwa – Kindergarten
Tonia Koehler – 1st Grade
Andrea Powell – 2nd Grade
Meloney Burris – 3rd Grade
Shaquan Dixon – 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.