MEET THE TEAM!
My name is Kristine Irizarry (Rodriguez). I'm the Impact Center Director and over the past 10 years, I've worked with youth and young adults as a volunteer and as a professional. Working with young adults is a passion of mine. I believe young adults are the future! I also believe with resiliency and passion they are able overcome whatever they see ahead.
Kristine Irizarry, Program Director
My name is Christina and I am the Impact Center Program Supervisor. I believe that working with young adults isn’t just about what they can learn from us but what we can learn from working with them. Each of them is unique and have a purpose with us. I believe in guiding them to resources that will create new possibilities and new opportunities. Being someone with lived experience I know how hard it can be and it’s important our youth know they are not alone.
Christina Dillon, Program Supervisor
My name is Brianna Marie Hernandez. I am a Young Adult Recovery Support Specialist at the Impact Center. I’m passionate about giving hope and support to those who need it .
Recovery Support Specialist
My name is Danielle Diaz. I'm a Young Adult Peer Mentor here at The Impact Center. I am dedicated to impacting young lives with my warmth and experiences. I enjoy getting to know the Youth, their stories, and helping them to reach their goals. It's always so fulfilling when I can make a connection with a Youth and walk alongside them toward their personal growth. My interests include arts & crafts, making treats in the kitchen, catching up on TV shows, and collecting various Disney items.
Danielle Diaz, Peer Mentor
My name is Nyesha Santa I am a Young Adult Peer Mentor at the Impact Center. I am a Criminal Justice major, studying to be a future Lawyer. As a young adult myself I understand and have undergone the many challenges we face in today’s society. I have learned that it is difficult for us to adapt to society and social norms but it is also difficult for society to adapt to us and what we consider to be social norms. I am a strong believer in the together approach, that we as human beings can conquer anything as long as we do it together and through this process I hope to be a positive guidance in your life.
Nyesha Santa, Peer Mentor
My Name Is Carlos and I am a peer mentor at Impact Center. I’ve worked with youth for the past 5 years and I’ve found it to be some of the most rewarding work I have done. Building relationships and guiding our youth towards their goals is what I strive to do here. I am a firm believer in being the part of the change people want to see.