Team

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Staff

Yoal Kidane Ghebremeskel Co-Founder & Executive Director

720-227-7317

yoal@streetfraternity.org

Yoal holds a B.A. from the Joseph Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.  He is a 2003 Daniels Scholar from South High School, and an English Second Language Student.  He has actively been engaged with the refugee Community in Colorado through volunteerism, work (e.g. African Community Center, Piton Foundation, etc.), and coaching soccer to former refugee and immigrant youth and young adults.  He’s a graduate of Leadership Denver Class of 2015.

Amadou Bility Co-Founder & Program Specialist

akb345@jwu.edu

Amadou is a volunteer and co-founder of Street Fraternity. In 2014 Amadou graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Before attending Johnson & Wales University, Amadou lived in Liberia where he was born and displaced from at a young age. Due to the Civil War in Liberia, Amadou grew up in Guinea as a refugee at the care of his Grandmother and relatives. It wasn’t until after the end of the Civil War and change in government that he was able to return home (Liberia) and finish high school. Amadou Bility moved to the United States to obtain his degree in 2010. He met Dave Stalls at Johnson & Wales University in 2011 and became involved in the founding and operations of Street Fraternity.

Levon Lyles Co-Founder & Program Specialist

memphis226@gmail.com

Volunteer and Co-Founder, was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee and came to Colorado in 1988.  Levon gained a great deal of street experience and spent many years in prison, where he consistently mentored young men toward positive choices.  He is consistently volunteering each week at the Street Fraternity and providing the same positive mentoring to our young men.  Levon recently graduated from the Aurora Community College.

Dave Stalls Co-Founder & Program Specialist

720-318-6331

davestalls@outlook.com

Dave is the former founder of The Spot urban gang youth center (www.thespotdenver.org), and former CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado (www.biglittlecolorado.org).  He is a proud father of his daughter Tracy Stalls and son Jonathon Stalls.  In September 2012 he and his son walked the entire 490 mile pilgrimage entitled the Camino de Santiago de Compostella in northern Spain. Walking is a significant part of his life now.  In 2016 he became an AmeriCorps member working with the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning as a Health/Patient Navigator with former refugee populations in the same challenging East Colfax neighborhood as the Street Fraternity.  He also traveled to Rwanda in 2016 and learned much from his visit to the Kiziba and Gihembe refugee camps, as well as from the staff of the Aegis Trust and their Kigali Genocide Memorial/Museum/Burial Grounds. Many years ago Dave was a NFL Superbowl Champion defensive tackle & end with the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Raiders, as well as a player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and USFL Denver Gold.

Board of Directors

Matt Barry - Vice President of Strategic Assessment – Gary Community Investments/The Piton Foundation - Board Member

Amadou Bility - Co-Founder, student & intern, Johnson & Wales University. - Board Member

Nick Domke - Manager of Technical Accounting – MarkWest Energy Partners - Board Treasurer

Kate Lyda - Philanthropic Services Director & Impact Investing Specialist – The Denver Foundation - Board Member

Peter Waltz - Attorney / Associate, Polsinelli, P.C. - Board Secretary

Tom Bowar - Project Manager - Sky Blue Builders, LLC - Board Member

Theodoric Manley, Jr. PhD. - Associate Professor College of Arts & Sciences – Johnson and Wales University – Denver Campus - Board President

Jodi Maples - MSW & LSW - Board Member