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
Shayne Abrahams
Director of Programs Support
Patrick Brown
Director of Education
Jace Stapley
HR Manager
Tambie Cicerelli
Business Manager
Ralph Weinberg
Technical Manager
Monica Mula
Executive Assistant
Genny Malachowski
Social Supports Manager
Maxine Vargas
Volunteer Coordinator

Outreach & Advisement

Stephanie Varela – Advisement And Outreach Manager
Jessica Sutton – Advisement Lead
Ashley Avila – Career Advisor
Cesar Flores – Career Advisor/Drp
Danii Minneci – Career Advisor
Danielle Connolly – Career Advisor
Jade Sun – Career Advisor
Jesus Valladolid-Gonzalez – Career Advisor/Spanish Teacher
Paul Pritchard – Career Advisor
Thomas Flynn – Career Advisor
Renee Leslie – Outreach Lead
Mikala Cannon – Outreach Specialist

Adult Education

Lezette Mack – ABE Interim Program Manager
Antonio Trujillo – ABE/HSE Instructor
Brian Freuler – ABE/HSE Instructor
Donette Mccartney – ABE/ESL Instructor
Gary Mattevi – ABE/HSE Instructor
Haleh(Holly) Azimi – ABE/ESL Instructor
Joe Torres – ABE/HSE Instructor
Michelle Vanderpool – ABE/HSE Instructor
Minou Faiz – ABE/ESL Instructor
Mary Peterson – ABE/ESL Instructor

Workforce Development

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

High School

Elizabeth Urquijo – DRP Manager
Denise Vigil – Student Services Manager
Beth Carbine – Health & Personal Finance Teacher
Brittney Greeno – ELA Instructor
Clinton Salvador – CTE Teacher
Jorge Pena – DRP Mentor
Kayla Peck – Social Studies Teacher
Rebecca Lorenzo-Garcia – Assistant Registrar
Shana Tompa – Sped Teacher
Torrey Martin – Math Teacher

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