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

Dani Minneci – Career Advisor

Danielle Connolly – Career Advisor

Diana Carrillo – Career Advisor/DRP

Enoel Navarrete – 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

Donette Mccartney – ABE/ESL Instructor

Gary Mattevi – ABE/HSE Instructor

Haleh(Holly) Azimi – ABE/ESL Instructor

Joe Torres – ABE/HSE Instructor

Mary Peterson – ABE/ESL Instructor

Michelle Vanderpool – ABE/HSE Instructor

Minou Faiz – ABE/ESL Instructor

Workforce Development

Meredith Washington – Career Advisor

High School

Elizabeth Urquijo – DRP Manager

Denise Vigil – Student Services Manager

Brittney Greeno – ELA Instructor

Clinton Salvador – CTE Teacher

Gustavo Loredo – DRP Mentor/Instructor Assistant

Kayla Peck – Social Studies Teacher

Shana Tompa – SPED Teacher

Torrey Martin – Math Teacher

Data & Quality Assurance

Steve Soto – DQA Manager

Grace Weinberg – DQA Specialist Lead

Alondra Meza – DQA Support

Andrea Teodosio-Carrillo – DQA Specialist

Maxine Vargas – DQA Specialist

Megan Proctor – DQA Support

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