MEET THE TEAM
PASSIONATE WITH A PURPOSE
Darryl J. Mack is a career educational leader who has a proven track record of both improving urban school and developing programs that have lead to the academic success of young men of color. Mr. Mack has been recognized for his work in the community and has received numerous citations and proclamations for that work in Westchester County. Additionally, he has been honored by the Yonkers Women’s Civic Club with the “Community Service Award of the Year”. Mr. Mack oversees My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Future Leaders Academy for Young Men of Color which is a program that addresses opportunity gaps faced by young men of color, to ensure all young men can reach their full potential. HBO and Black Enterprise featured and recognized Mr. Mack’s commitment to young people. Thus, HBO featured Mr. Mack in a documentary and Black Enterprise Magazine recognized him as one of “100 Black Enterprise Modern Men of Distinction” recipients. Mr. Mack was also featured in The ExceptionAL Project which challenges the current narrative of black men who are underserved and misrepresented by showcasing positive images and narratives of black men who are leading by example, living life to the fullest, and loving without condition.
Mr. Mack is on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, Police Athletic League (PAL) of Yonkers, NY, the University of New Haven’s Alumni Association and the African American Advisory Board of Westchester County, NY.
Mr. Mack is a man of purpose and vision. He continues to lead by example and seizes every opportunity presented to him through which he can empower his community. A firm believer that the acquisition of knowledge is the key to success, Mr. Mack says “Student have the responsibility to strive for excellence and should be given the opportunity to achieve their dreams.”
Yonkers Police Officer Sean Berry is a life-long Yonkers resident, where he experienced grade school, played sports, and learned the multicultural communities in the City of Yonkers. At age 17, his father died from lung cancer, and subsequently he had to leave college and take on employment in the automotive sales industry to help support his single mother and younger sister. Working in auto sales for twelve plus years, he learned that most people do not have proper communication skills as well as the awareness of financial literacy–two lessons he yearns to bring to the Yonkers youth.
A few years ago, a police officer inspired him to take the police entrance exam for the City of Yonkers. He never thought in a million years that he would become a police officer but is glad to have made the decision. Every day he feels truly blessed to help and protect the people of his community. One of his driving goals is to establish true excellence for the youth via mentorship and to youth as many opportunities as possible.
Lamont Badru is the Executive Director of Community Governance & Development Council, a non-profit community development organization based in Yonkers. Lamont is a community organizer, community economic development strategist, and a lifelong resident of South Yonkers. As a student at Lehman College, he was the founder and president of the Black Student Union and a Student Senator. In this capacity, he led the successful initiative to create Lehman’s new minor in Urban Community Development, which was the first student initiated academic program at Lehman College in over 30 years. He went on to become an organizer for a housing policy organization in the Bronx before deciding to dedicate his energy and passion for community development in his hometown. Today, he directs CGDCNY and sits on the board of the Yonkers Workforce Development Board and the Westchester Rent Guidelines Board.
Deana Renee Robinson is a 32-year- old wife and mother of 2 amazing boys. Born in Hackensack, NJ, she is a lifelong resident in the City of Yonkers. She graduated from the Yonkers Public School District and attended Concordia College, and currently works as a Legislative Aide for Councilwoman Shanae Williams in the 1st District.
Devoted to her faith, she’s a born-again Christian, very active member of SolidRock Christian Center lead by her father Pastor William Norman Sr. A dedicated community servant, she is involved in the City of Yonkers, working to impacting change in education and her district. Hence, why she ran for District leader and is proud to say she ran unopposed and won. She will continue to volunteer and do what she can to ensure a better quality of life for our local families and neighborhoods. She is extremely grateful to be a part of 914UNITED and is looking forward to all the good thing we will accomplish together.
Kevin serves as an Assistant Vice President at Morgan Stanley’s wealth management headquarters. He focuses on corporate retirement plans in a variety of transactions. Kevin addresses the various aspects of his clients’ needs by offering access to Morgan Stanley’s intellectual capital. As markets and economies are in constant flux, he carefully monitors and reviews the latest global financial research to provide service that are in line with your goals. With 14 years of relationship management and business development experience, Kevin has a keen awareness of clients’ needs when it comes to retirement plans. He prides himself on delivering the highest level of service for all his clients. A graduate of Fordham University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Kevin is an active member of Fordham’s alumni community. Kevin also holds his FINRA Series 7, and 66 registrations, as well as his Life & Health Insurance license. He speaks fluent Spanish, as well as conversational Portuguese. Kevin resides in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Some of his personal interest includes sports (particularly basketball), music, and spending time with his family.