Meet the Fellows

Meet the Fellows

Ge to know this year's YNPN's Launchpad Fellows, who have been hard at work preparing for this year's National Conference. Stay tuned for upcoming highlights with each fellow!

 

 

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Richard Carney, Development Coordinator Rich brings years of experience from Hyatt Hotels Events Department and being actively involved in college including having founded Colleges Against Cancer.

After being on disability for five years, Rich began volunteering with the Center for Conscious Caregiving and New Leaf Meditation Project. As the administrator for The Center for Conscious Caregiving, he added structure to the organization and assembled a team of volunteers working together to achieve their goals. At New Leaf Meditation Project, he helped launch and produce the podcast, Blue Collar Buddhism, and was appointed the Chief Communications Officer.

When he's not doing yoga, hiking, or playing the ukulele, he is working on three certificates from the Nonprofit Center at La Salle University's School of Business. You can contact Rich at development@ynpn.org.

 

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Bradley C. Fisher, Chapter Engagement Coordinator

Bradley is YNPN National’s Chapter Engagement Coordinator fellow and a YNPN chapter leader from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bradley works as the Wisconsin Marketing Coordinator for Henricksen, a leading office furniture dealership in the Midwest. He provides marketing support for sales executives serving the K-12 and Higher Education, Healthcare, Corporate, Government and Nonprofit markets. Bradley brings to the Chapter Engagement Coordinator role 5 years of experience in local YNPN chapter operations and has engaged YNPN National most recently on the Membership Experience Think Tank.

Having extensive YNPN chapter leader experience as Vice President, Marketing Chair and Membership Chair for YNPN Milwaukee, and the opportunity to support a startup chapter in nearby Sheboygan, Bradley understands the inner workings at the chapter level and is eager to share that and extensive NationBuilder experience with the Network. His proudest accomplishment working with the YNPN Network has been watching the explosion of growth the Milwaukee chapter has experienced since implementing its organizational membership program in 2014.

In addition to his roles with YNPN and Henricksen, Bradley also serves on the planning committees of the Wisconsin Interior Design Career Day and DesignMil.

Reach out to Bradley for assistance via email at chaptersupport@ynpn.org or @bradleycfisher on Twitter.

 

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Liam Miranda, Data Management Coordinator

Liam is currently at the Human Rights Campaign as the Senior Research Manager, where he works to enhance our understanding of diverse experiences within the LGBTQ community, and uses data to impact public education efforts and create meaningful policy change. He formerly was the Research and Program Manager at Athlete Ally — where he led and disseminated findings of research projects exploring the intersection of sports and LGBTQ equality — and designed projects ranging from social climate assessments to policy indexes. He also led and shaped the organization’s programmatic efforts, and created strategic opportunities to engage athletes, coaches, fans, and institutions in making meaningful political, social, and cultural change based off of needs identified by research. Liam is also involved in data collection to assess the efficacy of the FDA’s LGBTQ public health campaign efforts.

Liam is a Duke graduate, former student-athlete, and proud trans man. He has previously done research on LGBTQ coach/athlete dyads, resiliency in college students, identity formation, moral decision making, and attitude formation. He’s passionate about continuing to create synergy between the academic and nonprofit sectors — and is excited about collecting and communicating data in innovative ways that compel people to take action.

You can reach out to Liam by email at data@ynpn.org.

 

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Tina Ngo, Community Engagement Coordinator

A native Angeleno, Tina graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in American Literature and Culture and a double minor in Public Affairs and Urban and Regional Studies. Upon graduation, she moved to the District of Columbia to serve as a program manager at a regional youth development organization serving low-income and underserved youth. In this role, Tina was responsible for building partnerships with community members, leading the expansion and development of youth programs, and providing strategic direction and support for staff. Her personal and professional experiences have fostered her commitment to social justice and equity work, particularly as it contributes to educational access and youth empowerment for low-income and underserved communities of color. Tina currently lives and works in New York City building and strengthening philanthropic partnerships at a national education organization.

You can contact Tina by email at engagement@ynpn.org.

 

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Arimus Wells, Communications Coordinator

Arimus currently serves as a City Planner with the City of Jacksonville, Florida, where he serves to enrich the quality of life for residents through comprehensive and meaningful community development. Arimus has a deep passion in the power of storytelling and the intricate role it plays in providing educational equity and spurring community engagement. Prior to joining YNPN, Arimus was a community organizer, mentor and education advocate — having worked with high school students from Denver Public Schools and he served as a Leadership Program Coordinator for underrepresented students from the University of Denver (DU). He graduated from DU in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Sociology and minors in Business and Urban Studies. In the future, Arimus plans to pursue a Masters in Educational Policy or Public Administration and eventually start his own non-profit.

 You can reach Arimus at communications@ynpn.org

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