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NAA Appoints New Board Members

The National AfterSchool Association (NAA) recently appointed four new members to its Board of Directors.

"Leadership for our field—and our association—matters. These new members of our Board of Directors possess the knowledge, skills and professional connections that will continue to move the work of NAA forward," said Gina Warner, President and CEO of NAA. "We are excited to welcome them to our team of leaders and look forward to much success working together on behalf of our members and the children and families we serve."

DeniceWilliams HeadshotDenice Williams
Deputy Commissioner
Planning, Program Integration and Evaluation at NYC Department of Youth & Community Development


TommyBrewer HeadshotTommy Brewer
Deputy Chief of Innovations & Partnerships
Think Together


ElizabethFowlkes HeadshotElizabeth Fowlkes
Senior Vice President
Youth Development, Boys & Girls Clubs of America


TashaJohnson HeadshotTasha F. Johnson, Ph.D.
Senior Director
Character Development Learning Institute at YMCA of the USA


An estimated 10.2 million children participate in afterschool programs each year and the industry employs an estimated 850,000. The National AfterSchool Association is the membership association for professionals who work with children and youth in diverse school and community-based settings to provide a wide variety of extended learning opportunities and care during out-of-school hours.