Meet Our Board Members

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Brunell Kellman – Executive Director/ Founder

Brunell Founder and Executive Director of Youth On the Rise (YOR). Currently, Brunell
serves as Career Transition Specialist, and has served thousands of youth at the Job
Corps program for over 14 years of service. Brunell has proven to be a force to reckon
with of progressive responsibility in government and civilian experience supervising
staff, program development and management and performance goals for at risk youth

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John W. Kellman – Vice Chairperson

John currently a District of Columbia Metropolitan police officer work hand-in-hand with community members and leaders to fight against crime in the nation’s capital. John, in his role see first-hand how unguided youth can easily fall into trouble. As a police officer, John must be able to solve problems, enjoy being around people, and have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.

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Flora Gantt – Treasurer

Flora, was appointed Treasurer in January 2020. Previously, recently Flora serves as Supervisor of Tommy Bahama (2013 to Present). Flora has extensive experience in overseeing daily operations in Retail and Office Management.  Flora develops and manage workflow plans and collaboration of senior and upper level managers. Flora directs complex projects with a group of team members.

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April Speight – Secretary

April, has a passion for youth. As an experienced professional administrative with a diverse background in administrative, corporate and non profit support, and community based initiatives. April, has been appointed Youth On the Rise secretary in January 2020.