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Meet The Team



Anika Manzoor

Organizational Lead


Fatou Dia

Deputy Organizational Lead


Joy Brungardt

Finance and Operations Lead


Amina Hossain

Strategic Messaging Lead

Team Members


Carolanne Briscoe


Noel Mills-Odoi


Obse Abebe

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Lumina Zhang

Design and Technology Lead



Yasin Ibrahim

Mya Ambrose


Lucas Meseret


The current list of board members is:

Jacob Smith (Any Pronouns)
National Organizations for Youth Safety


Jacob Smith is a diehard visionary movement builder! He has his own consultancy in road safety and mobility justice; delivering high-impact community organizing for transforming mobility access in BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) communities and is also the Executive Director of National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS). Since 2014, he has presented at over 190 conferences and led projects in 12 states, mobilizing youth for safe and sustainable communities. Today, he also serves as the Regional Leader of the Global Youth Coalition for Road Safety, working across the nation to mobilize young people to meaningfully engage in participation for road safety and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Through his experience as a nonprofit executive, organizer, activist, and strategist, Jacob recognizes that all the most pressing road safety issues can be solved and transformed by youth activists.

Aria Miles (she/her)
Senior Consultant at UPD Consulting

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Aria is a proud Maryland-based YAP Board Member. She is passionate about doing work to strengthen educational and social systems that enable people to thrive. After graduating from the Prince George’s County Public School system, volunteering in Ghana, and earning her BSE in Operations Research and Financial Engineering from Princeton University, Aria began her professional career in operations in education in Washington, DC. Her increasing interest in the policies and systems that affected the lives of students and families led her to earn a Master in Public Policy (MPP) from Harvard Kennedy School. Aria worked in the nonprofit sector in Memphis, TN and returned home to Maryland a few years ago. There, she started the next chapter of her career as a consultant supporting public sector agencies to engage their stakeholders, use their data, and develop and implement plans to make their organizations more equitable.


She currently lives in Baltimore City and enjoys trying new foods and restaurants, live music events, hearing people’s stories, hanging out with friends and family, and traveling.

Brian Callahan (he/him)
Congressional Relations Manager

Hilary Binder-Aviles  (she/her)
Independent Nonprofit Consultant

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