About Us

The mission of the National AfterSchool Association is to foster development, provide education, and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community.

Board of Directors

NAA's mission is to be the voice of the afterschool profession dedicated to the development, education, and care of children and youth during their out-of-school hours. NAA board members are deeply committed to this mission. They bring expertise in key areas and represent diverse perspectives. The NAA board sets policies, establishes benchmarks to measure progress, and allocates resources. The board exercises strategic leadership through its focus on policy, direction, and strategy.

Chair of the Board
Tracey Lay
Chief Talent and Collaboration Officer
Litchfield, CT

Vice Chair of the Board
Carlos Santini
National Vice President of Programs
After-School All Stars
Los Angeles, CA

Secretary of the Board
Thea Pace
Area Manager
Marlboro, NJ

Treasurer of the Board
Derryck Fletcher
Vice President, Youth Development
YMCA of Central Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Board Members

Dale Blyth, Ph.D.
Retired Extension Professor and Howland Endowed Chair for Youth Development Leadership
College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN

Tommy Brewer II
Deputy Chief of Innovations & Partnerships
Think Together
Los Angeles, California

Elizabeth Fowlkes
Senior Vice President, Youth Development
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Atlanta, GA

Ebony Grace
Director of Partnerships and Quality Initiatives
New Jersey School Age Care Coalition
Westfield, NJ

Suzette Harvey
Prime Time Palm Beach County
Boynton Beach, FL

Tasha Franklin Johnson, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Character Development Learning Institute at YMCA of the USA
Baltimore, MD

Anita Krishnamurthi
Senior Advisor, Office of External Affairs and Communications

University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Dara Rose
Senior Vice President, Strategy & Program

Horizons National
Brooklyn, NY

Erika E. Rucker
Project Manager
BREAD (Birmingham Regional Empowerment and Development Center)
Alabama Community Education Association
Birmingham, AL

Michele Wilkens, Ed.D
Chief Academic Officer
Right at School
Evanston, IL

Denice Williams
Deputy Commissioner
Planning, Program Integration and Evaluation at NYC Department of Youth & Community Development
New York City, NY

Gina Warner
President and CEO
National AfterSchool Association