Current Board Members
(Co-Founder and Chair)
As a Former Police Officer of Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Anthony Antonucci has extensive expertise in dealing with at-risk youth, post-traumatic stress disorder, and juvenile delinquency issues. Trained specifically in dealing with underserved young people, emergency management and violence prevention. Mr. Antonucci has 20 years expericence with underserved youth. He is a graduate of Villanova University.
Heather Butts, JD, MPH, MA
(Co-Founder and Executive Director)
Assistant Professor, Long Island University. Lecturer at Columbia University School of Public Health and St. John's University School of Law; Board member of several non-profits that focus on young people and underserved populations. Background in psychology in education, as well as teaching and counseling young people. Ms. Butts received her BA from Princeton University, her JD from St. John's University School of Law, her MPH from Harvard University, and her MA in teaching from Teachers College Columbia University.
Hugh F. Butts, MD
(In Memorium, 1926-2019)
Co-Founder and Vice-President)
Psychoanalyst in private practice in New York with decades of experience working with troubled youths and underserved populations. Expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder, forensic psychiatry, and juvenile delinquency. Author of works such as, The Black Mask of Humanity, he has published and presented extensively on issues related to youth, outreach, diversity, and discrimination. Dr. Butts received his MD from Meharry Medical College and was a graduate of the Columbia University Psychoanalytic Institute.
Kyle Gastgeber, Board Member.