Committed to developing the next generation of workers, ACYR’s staff leads & supports our students with an array of high quality programs. We are caring, dedicated, and knowledgeable in each of our responsibilities. Our staff also uses research-based youth development principles and practices to impart meaning and relevance in all programming.

We operate mission driven programs that build pathways to success through education, skill building and employment.


Sharlet Barnett
Chief Executive Officer
Anel Mercado
Director of Programs
Darlene Constant
Executive Assistant
Gene Weinstein
Tambie Cicerelli
Business Manager
Ralph Weinberg
Technical Manager
Genny Malachowski
Social Supports Manager
Maxine Vargas
Volunteer Coordinator

Outreach & Advisement

Stephanie Varela – Engagement & Advisement Manager
Jessica Sutton – Advisement Lead
Cesar Flores – Career Advisor/Drp
Thomas Flynn – Career Advisor
Danielle Connolly – Career Advisor
Xochitl Wilson – Outreach Specialist
Jesus Valladolid-Gonzalez – Career Advisor/Spanish Teacher
Mikala Cannon – Outreach Specialist
Paul Pritchard – Career Advisor
Renee Leslie – Outreach Lead
Roseann Larranga – Career Advisor

Adult Education

Alex  Blain – ABE/GED Instructor
Antonio Trujillo – ABE/GED Instructor
Brian Freuler – ABE/GED Instructor
Lezette Mack – ABE/GED Lead Instructor
Minou Faiz – ABE/GED ELA Instructor
Mary Peterson – ABE/GED Instructor

Workforce Development

Joanne Sangiorgi – Workforce Development Mgr
Antonine Sweeney – Internship Specialist
Armando Fontes – Career Pathways Specialist
Enoel Navarrete – Career Advisor
Meredith Washington – Career Advisor

High School

Dr. Jeffrey Shephard – Principal
Elizabeth Urquijo – DRP Manager
Cesar Vairo – Dean Of Students
Clinton Salvador – Cte Teacher
Denise Vigil – School Administrative Coordinator
Kayla Peck – Social Studies Teacher
Shana Tompa – Sped Teacher
Sierra Jones – Ell/English Teacher
Diana Carrillo – Receptionist
Torrey Martin – Math Teacher
Beth Carbine – DRP Advisor
Jorge Pena – DRP Mentor

Data & Quality Assurance

Steve Soto – DQA  Manager
Debbie Reyes – DQA Specialist
Grace Weinberg – DQA Specialist Lead
Andrea Teodosio-Carrillo – DQA Specialist
Rebecca Reynolds – DQA Support

Contact us

Contact Information

ACYR 649 N. 6th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003

Phone: 602-252-6721

Ways To Give

School Tax Credit

Qualifying Charitable Donation