Student and Community Activist
A Newburgh native, Azariah McLymore attends Excelsior Academy and will receive her Associates Degree and high school diploma in 2018. In 2016, Ms. McLymore started McLymore Foundation Inc., with the mission of “empowering people to rise above expectation.” A recipient of the NAACP award for future leaders, a Human Rights award from the Orange County Human Rights Commission, and the George Eastman Young Leaders Award, she encourages others and teaches everyone to rise above expectations, as she strives to do herself.
Director, Division of Equity and Access, NECSD
Dr. Ebony Green, an Equity fellow in the Racial Equity Leadership Network, is a pioneer in creating systemic equitable outcomes for underrepresented students. During her eleven years as a special education teacher in the South Bronx, she opened a tutoring company specializing in one-to-one tutoring for students with exceptional needs. Dr. Green leads the Division of Equity and Access in Newburgh Schools and was instrumental in developing an Equity Report Card and a district Fair Student Funding Formula.
Executive Director, Human Rights Commission
Inaudy Esposito, MS, is the Executive Director for the Orange County Human Rights Commission. She has dedicated her career to gender violence prevention and awareness, and taught English as a Second Language for over 10 years. Inaudy’s passion is working on eliminating oppression, racism, sexism and gender inequality in her community.
Juan Carlos Piñeiro
Professor and Self-Cultivation Coach
Juan-Carlos Piñeiro has spent more than 15 years researching, developing, and facilitating experiences that utilize artistic expression as a tool for self-cultivation and psychosocial development among diverse populations. He holds a BA in Psychology with a minor in Black Studies and focuses in both Women’s and Caribbean Studies along with a MA in Transpersonal Psychology with a Specialization in Spiritual Psychology and a Concentration in Transpersonal Eco-Psychology from Sofia University’s Institute of Transpersonal Psychology.
Founder, Educate Without Borders
Supriya Makam is a senior at Newburgh Free Academy in Newburgh, New York. She is an honors and AP student, and is at the top of her class among over 700 students. Supriya participates in numerous choral activities, including international, national, and state-level choirs. She is the founder of Educate Without Borders, a not-for-profit that fosters literacy and education among youth in the Newburgh community and abroad. Additionally, she has participated in research opportunities to further her knowledge and skills in the sciences.
Team member at NeonCRM
A graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, Tim Sarrantonio is a team member at NeonCRM and has more than 10 years of experience working for and volunteering with nonprofits. He has raised over $3 million for various causes, engaged and enhanced databases of all sizes, procured multiple grants, and formulated engaging communications and fundraising campaigns for several nonprofits. He volunteers heavily in his home of Niskayuna, NY.