Meet our team

We’re proud of the coalition of people Blueprint 15 has brought together. Residents, community organizers, elected officials, business owners, and other local leaders all contribute to the important work our organization has undertaken. 

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Executive Director

Raquan Pride-Green

Raquan Pride-Green was born in Syracuse NY on September 16, 1983. He spent his childhood primarily in the Pioneer Homes at his grandparent’s residence in Tyler Court.

Prior to becoming the Executive Director of Blueprint 15, Raquan was the Program Manager for the Promise Zone program, which is a non-profit organization that supports students in the Syracuse City School District and their families. Raquan holds a BA of Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island as well as a Masters in TV, Radio, and Film from Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.

Board of Directors

Jaime Alicea

Jaime Alicea

Superintendent, Syracuse City School District

Latoya Allen

Latoya Allen

4th District Common Councilor.Director of Community Engagement, Home HeadQuarters, Inc.<br />

Executive Committee, Communications + Community Engagement Committee

Robert (Bob) Corona, MD

Robert (Bob) Corona, MD

President & CEO, SUNY Upstate Medical Hospital

Keith R. Cuttler

Keith R. Cuttler

Chief Operating Officer, Syracuse Community Health Center, Inc

Walt Dixie

Walt Dixie

Executive Director of Jubilee Homes; Commissioner of Syracuse Housing Authority

Derek TH Galloway

Derek TH Galloway

Pastor, The Connected Christian Church

Helen Hudson

Helen Hudson

Common Council President, AFL-CIO Community Services Liaison, United Way of CNY

Communications + Community Engagement Committee Chair, Ad-Hoc Nominating Committee     

Cydney Johnson

Cydney Johnson

Vice President of Community Engagement and Government Relations, Syracuse University

Bertram L. Lawson, II

Bertram L. Lawson, II

President and CEO, YMCA of Central New York

Robert	Mike

Robert Mike

Pioneer Homes Tenant Association President,Syracuse Housing Authority<br />

Communications + Community Engagement Committee, Ad-Hoc Nominating Committee

Christopher Montgomery

Christopher Montgomery

Chair, Syracuse Housing Authority Board of Commissioners; Staff Assistant, Syracuse EOC

Margaret (Meg) O’Connell

Margaret (Meg) O’Connell

Executive Director, Allyn Family Foundation

Board Treasurer, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Communications + Community Engagement Committee

Sharon Owens

Sharon Owens

Deputy Mayor, City of Syracuse

Board Chair, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Communications + Community Engagement Committee, Ad-Hoc Nominating Committee

Stephanie Pasquale

Stephanie Pasquale

Director of Neighborhood Advancement, Allyn Family Foundation

Interim CEO, Communications + Community Engagement Committee

Tim Penix

Tim Penix

Vice President, SUNY Educational Opportunity Center

Ann Rooney

Ann Rooney

Deputy County Executive, Human Services, Onondaga County

Finance Committee

Laiza Semidey

Laiza Semidey

CenterState CEO Work Train; Syracuse Surge Workforce Manager

William (Bill) Simmons

William (Bill) Simmons

Executive Director, Syracuse Housing Authority

Rob Simpson

Rob Simpson

President & CEO, CenterState CEO

Finance Committee, Ad-Hoc Nominating Committee

Wayne	Sistrunk

Wayne Sistrunk

Facilities Director, Syracuse. Community Health Center<br /> Representative of Tucker Baptist Church<br />

Board Secretary, Executive Committee     

Supreena Smalls

Supreena Smalls

Tenant Leader, McKinney Manor, Syracuse Housing Authority

Executive Committee, Communications + Community Engagement Committee

Randy White

Randy White

Director, Syracuse SNUG Program. Southwest Comm. Center

Communications + Community Engagement Committee, Ad-Hoc Nominating Committee

Vernon Williams, Jr.

Vernon Williams, Jr.

Onondaga County Legislature 16th District Representative

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