Administration

The AYS administrative team is staffed with skilled, dedicated and caring individuals.  We wear many hats and work hard to provide a supportive foundation for program staff and the children we serve.

Before- and after-school Youth Development Leaders can be found on our locations pages.

Executive Team

Chrystal Struben
Title: President/CEO
Joined AYS: 2014
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for setting and implementing strategic direction, approving and managing budgets, and determining agency policies and procedures along with the board of directors. Read Bio

Justin Armstrong
Titles: VP of Engagement & Human Resources 
Joined AYS: 2019
Primary Responsibilities: Pursues grant opportunities and raises funds for AYS to serve more children, represents AYS in the community in order to promote AYS and develop partnerships. Also responsible for leading human capital programs and strategies to ensure a capable and relevant workforce.

Krishna Heyward
Title: VP of Finance & Administration
Joined AYS: 2020
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of the finance department.

Kathy O’Brian
Title: Executive Assistant
Joined AYS: 2020
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for serving as the gatekeeper and scheduler for the President and CEO, interacting with key stakeholders, and managing the administrative office.

OST Programs

Susan Reinhardt
Title: Director of OST Programs
Joined AYS: 2019
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for all aspects of program services.

Jamanique Best-Isiwele
Title: Director of OST Quality

Joined AYS: 2014
Primary Responsibilities: Assures quality programming while providing support to our programs at all schools.

Simone Brewer
Title: Director of OST Training
Joined AYS: 2018
Primary Responsibilities: Coordinates professional development programs, new employee on-boarding, and maintains training compliance.

Robert Babcock
Title: Program Resource Coordinator
Joined AYS: 2003
Primary Responsibilities: Assures quality programming while providing support to our programs at all schools.

Destiny Patterson
Title: OST Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees IPS (55, 59, 70, 84, 91) programs.

Jamie Gunn
Title: OST Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 1995
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees all parochial programs and ACE Prep Academy.

Terri Reamer
Title: OST Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees all Montgomery County programs.

Mariah Rosales
Title: OST Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees all Shelbyville programs.

Shelby Boyer
Title: 21st CCLC Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees all 21st CCLC programs.

Jackie Sutton
Title: OST Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees IPS (27, 60, 96, Cold Spring) and Washington Township (Crooked Creek, Fox Hill) programs.

LeLani Spicer
Title: OST Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees Decatur Township (Blue Academy, Liberty Early, Valley Mills, West Newton) and Speedway (Newby, Wheeler) programs.

Brandon Smith
Title: OST Associate Manager
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees Washington Township (Allisonville, Clearwater, Greenbriar, Nora, Spring Mill, Willow Lake) programs.

Finance & Administration

David Sneden
Title: Director of Government & Legal Affairs
Joined AYS: 2016
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for compliance with state & federal government and accrediting bodies’ regulations, responsible for evaluation program and measuring program quality.

Sedara Owens
Title: Registrar
Joined AYS:
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for program enrollment, effective payment collection system, ensuring program revenue goals are met and that customer concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

June Hobson
Title: Accounts Payable Accountant
Joined AYS: 2018
Primary Responsibilities: Oversees program purchasing.

Candise Decker
Title: Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Joined AYS: 2020
Primary Responsibilities: Processes billing for all programs, including credit card payments, all collections, and assist HR in processing bi-weekly payroll.

Engagement & Human Resources

Angela McGinley
Title: Human Resources Manager

Joined AYS: 2017
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for human resource issues for the agency including hiring, payroll processing, and classification.

Roberto Rodarte
Title: HR Generalist
Joined AYS: 2007
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for human resource issues for the agency including hiring, payroll processing, and classification.

Chris Robinson
Title: Marketing & Communications Manager
Joined AYS: 2018
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for promoting AYS’ brand via marketing materials and advertisements, and overseeing communication strategies internally and externally.

Deneane Nichols
Title: Stakeholder Engagement Specialist
Joined AYS: 2013
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for stakeholder communications and ensuring that customer concerns are addressed in a timely manner.

Emma Hudelson
Title: Contract Grant Manager
Joined AYS: 2020
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for assisting VP of Engagement in writing and submitting grants applications.

Information Technology

Syed Hussein
Title: Contract CIO
Joined AYS: 
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for overseeing all IT infrastructure, providing on-site IT support, and working on IT project implementation and troubleshooting.