Our Team

 

Javiel Vega

Program Director

(718) 466-1342 Ext. 109
 

Marisol Reyes

Intake/Retention Specialist

718-466-1342 Ext. 106
 

Justen Price

Youth Advisor

(718) 466-1342 Ext. 111
 

Aralis Beato

Youth Advisor

718-466-1342 Ext. 103
 

Gibsy Lino

Youth Advisor

718-466-1342 Ext. 101
 

Dinorah Bobet

Career Advisor

718-466-1342 Ext. 102
 

Gus Cruz

Life Skills Instructor

 

Chris Garcia

Receptionist/Office Assistant

718-466-1342 Ext. 105

Javiel Vega

Javiel Vega, Program Director, L.M.S.W., joined New Settlement as the founding Director of YAOI in July 2005. He brings extensive experience in running and developing programs for young adults in New York City. At the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services (CASES), he served as Deputy Director of Case Management from 2001 to 2005 and Supreme Court Team Director from 1999 to 2001; at Safe Horizon,  he worked as Project Director of Manhattan & Bronx Family Court Program Centers (1995–1998) and as Domestic-Violence Supervisor  at Brooklyn Family Court (1993–1995). He earned his M.S.W. in 2008 from Hunter College School of Social Work and a B.A in Forensic Psychology, from CUNY’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice (1999). He is a Certified Field Instructor in Social Work and proficient in Spanish.

Marisol Reyes

  • Marisol Reyes, joined New Settlement in September 2010.  Prior to that she worked at the Ali Forney Center where she served as a Service Coordinator/Case Manager for LGBTQ youth (2006-2010). From 2006-2007 she worked as a Temporary Program Manager/Mentor Manager with Youth at Risk (2004-2007). Bilingual in English and Spanish, she holds the B.A in Criminology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2001).

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).

Aralis Beato

Aralis Beato is a former YAOI student who is now one of our professional program staff. She holds a B.A in Sociology from CUNY Lehman College (2013). She joined New Settlement in September 2018. Prior to that she worked with Eckerd Connects’ Young Adult Internship Program as a Work Site Monitor (2017-18). Before that she worked with the Urban Resource Institute as a Supervisor Assistant in Childcare (2015-16).

Gibsy Lino