Our Team

 

Javiel Vega

Program Director

(718) 466-1342 Ext. 109
 

Charelle Ellis

Youth Advisor

7178-466-1342 Ext. 103
 

Nazaret Fernandez

Job Developer

(718) 466-1342 Ext. 101
 

Justen Price

Youth Advisor

(718) 466-1342 Ext. 111
 

Rodney Brown

Job Developer/Career Advisor

(718) 466-1342 Ext. 102

Javiel Vega

Javiel Vega, Program Director, L.M.S.W., joined New Settlement as director of this program in July 2005 and has led its rapid expansion ever since. He brings extensive experience in running and developing programs for young adults in New York City. At CASES, he served as deputy director from 2001 to 2005 and team director from 1999 to 2001; at Safe Horizon, in the Bronx, he worked as project director of Bronx Family Court (1995–1998) and domestic-violence supervisor (1993–1995). He earned his M.S.W. in 2008 from Hunter College School of Social Work and a B.A., cum laude, from CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice (1999). He is proficient in Spanish.

Charelle Ellis

Charelle Ellis., holds a B.A in Criminology from the John Jay College. Prior to joining Y.A.O.I in 2017 she worked at the Ali Forney Center as a Youth Counselor from 2014-2016. From 2011-2013 she served as a Youth Development Counselor with Good Shepherds Services.

Nazaret Fernandez

Nazaret Fernandez holds a B.A in Business Administration from CUNY Lehman College in May 2017. She joined New Settlement in September 2015. From 2014-15 she worked with the Hunts Point Workforce1 Center as a Community Partner Coordinator/Career Advisor. From 2011-2012 she worked with YouthBuild as a GED Instructor’s Assistant.

Justen Price

Justen Price, holds the B.A in Business Administration from Monroe College (2009). He joined New Settlement in February 2012. From 2011-2012 he worked at Leake and Watts as a Youth Education Counselor. Prior to that he worked with AHRC as a Vocational Rehabilitation Case Manager (2008-2012).

Rodney Brown

Rodney Brown joined New Settlement in January 2015. He attended Lehman College as a Marketing Major. Prior to joining YAOI he worked as a Program Manager at Henkels & McCoy Training Group (2011-2015). Prior to that he served as the Director of Business Solutions with Per Scholas. From 2006-2009 he worked with the National Urban League as Program Manager of the Senior Community Service Employment Program.