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

Administrative Staff:

Drake Armstrong – Development
Jackie Armstrong – Grant Writer
Andy Cross – CFO
Lyn Doyle – Admin
Bethany Gregor – Volunteer Coordinator
Alene Heider  – Admin
Deborah Holcombe –  Work Team Director
Natalie Kok – Development Director
Lori McClain – Operations Director, Church Relations
Molly McLaurin – Communications Coordinator
Dekontee Rayburn -HR
George Wilkinson – Asset Manager

Dionne Xavier– Executive Council
James Russell – Executive Council
Josh Gregor – Executive Council

Children & Youth Programs

James Russell – Programming Director
Emily Kennedy – Children’s Programming Director
Carolyn Keefe – UrbanTrekkers Director
Josh Gregor – StreetLeader Director

Rebecca Bradford – Camp Freedom Site Coordinator
Emily Kennedy – Camp Victory Site Coordinator
Lisa Murphy – Camp Promise Site Director
Phyllis Tettey – Camp Hope Site Director
Adam Cessna – Camp Harmony Site Director

Rhonda Raines – College and Career Advisor
Salima Watson – StreetLeader Discipleship and Mentoring
Kristi Chen – Children’s Programming administrator
Kathleen Hall Ditchfield – StreetLeader Job training Coordinator

UrbanPromise Academy ~ 8th – 12th Grade

Joel Orr – Director of the Academy
Anu Truax – Assistant Principal
Rhonda Raines – College and Career Advisor and Family Support Manager

Lawrence Manly – English
Wendy Battalora – Math
Je-Kevis Barnes – Math
Babitha Praveen – History
Vanessa Russell – Spanish
Nora Wurmbach – Science
Michele Porter – Science

UrbanPromise School ~ PreK (4) – 7th Grade

Dionne Xavier– Principal
Shannon Roberson – Assistant Principal of Instruction
Monica Benson – Dean of Students
Dawn Ndumu – Administrative Assistant
Andrea Powell – Counseling
Terri Gillaspy – School Nurse

Ophelia Ashiabor – Pre-K
Dekontee Rayburn – Kindergarten
Tonia Koehler – 1st Grade
Shaquan Barnes – 2nd Grade
Meloney Burris – 3rd Grade
D’Aja Christopher – 4th Grade
Shannon Roberson – 5th Grade
Vernee Fryer – 6th Grade
Suparna Adimulapu – 7th 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.