Paul comes with over twenty years of experience working in both the for-profit and non-profit world in Sacramento. He has an extensive background in developing businesses, non-profits, community programs and partnerships; directing fundraising, public relations, marketing, and public advocacy efforts; and building strong relationships across the non-profit, for-profit and government sectors. He has been very active in empowering and mentoring youth, especially among LGBT homeless and foster youth. Paul joined CCY as Executive Director in February 2013.
Teryn volunteered with the California Youth Crisis Line for 11 months before joining the staff as Team Leader. At work Teryn is in charge of scheduling the volunteers, maintaining order in the call center, and recruiting new volunteers. Teryn graduated in 2010 with her Bachelor’s in Organizational Studies from The University of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK. Outside of work, Teryn likes reading library books, wandering randomly around the movie section in stores, and searching Northern California for the most tasty garlic fries. The number one thing on her bucket list is to visit all 50 states.
Lindee Lane has worked in the administrative field for over a decade. She joined California Coalition for Youth as the Administrative Coordinator in October, 2010. Ms. Lane supports the administrative, executive and board-related aspects of the organization. Ms. Lane attended California State University, Sacramento and earned her degree in History, in 2008. She plans to continue her education and pursue her graduate degree in Public Administration in the near future. Lindee and her family volunteer their time in the youth education department of their church. In her leisure time, Lindee enjoys spending time with family and friends, dancing and listening to good music.
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Outreach Team Leader, California Youth Crisis Line
Allene Lewis has been a part of the CCY team since June 2006. Starting as a California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL) counselor at the age of 16, Allene has been able to grow along with CCY progressing from CYCL trainee to CYCL trainer, Crisis Line support, and most recently as the Outreach Team Leader. As the Outreach Team Leader she is out in the community interacting with youth one on one about CYCL, and introducing CYCL to other non profits that might not have been able to know about CYCL otherwise. Allene is currently attending college to gain more information in the field of psychology, with goals to communicate, and empathize more with her community. In her spare time Allene enjoys participating in poetry slams, hanging out with good ol’ friends and dancing!
Desirée is the newest addition to the CCY team, joining the Coalition as the Membership Coordinator in July 2011. Desirée is responsible for developing and implementing membership recruitment/retention strategies, managing member services, developing/publishing CCY’s monthly electronic newsletter, managing the web site, and planning the annual Taking Action conference. Desirée brings more than 6 years of membership development, event planning and non-profit management experience to CCY. Prior to joining our team, she served in key leadership positions at the California State Rural Health Association, including Development Director and Executive Director. Desirée received a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature and a minor in Social and Ethnic Relations from the University of California, Davis in 2003. She is currently pursuing a degree in Graphic Design from a local community college. In her spare time Desirée likes to be in the great outdoors and is obsessed with hiking and backpacking, cooking, art and crafts.
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