Lisa Recio, Executive Director
Elizabeth, who is better known by her friends and peers as Lisa was promoted to her new role as Executive Director in October 2012. She has attended and dedicated herself to youth oriented programs in and around New York City for an extensive period of time. It was her deep commitment to the success of all children and dedication to the field of youth development that made the decision to promote her, an easy one.
Prior to Lisa’s advancement, she served as the Site Programming Specialist. In this role she developed and implemented Roads to Success’ very first Summer Camp, managed nine afterschool programs and developed and implemented a skill based curriculum for RTS students all while simultaneously developing strategies to utilize the RTS curriculum at program sites and nurturing new partnerships with organizations that utilize the RTS curriculum. Formerly, Lisa has held the role of Summer Program Director for Oasis Children Services, Senior Program Director for Oasis Community Corporation (prior to dba Roads to Success), and has held the role of Afterschool Program Director of various sites. Lisa has also held multiple positions at Center for Family Life, the Fresh Air Fund, Shorefront, YMYWHA, and Oasis Children Services.
LaKimja Mattocks, Senior Program Director
Brooklyn born and raised, Beacon after-school program participant and youth development professional. LaKimja joins the team with over five years experience as a youth development professional. LaKimja started out as a volunteer homework helper in an after-school program located in a housing complex across the street from Temple University, where she attended and received my Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice. It was while studying Criminal Justice that her passion for youth development grew. Instead of working for the justice system after graduating from Temple, LaKimja decided to pursue a career working with young people to prevent them from entering the criminal justice system. LaKimha started her career as the Assistant Program Director for the Development School for Youth, a youth development program at The All Stars Project. She then went on to pursue a Masters Degree focusing on Mental Health and School Counseling from Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus. While completing her degree LaKimja interned at Groundwork for Success, a high school college prep program located in East New York, Brooklyn. Some ofher accomplishments while interning include creating a stronger partnership with IS 292, one of Groundwork’s partnering after-school sites by implementing Fresh Start, a day school counseling group for students with behavior management needs and building strong lasting relationships with the scholars she worked with. After graduating from Long Island University, LaKimja worked as a Clinical Case Planner for a voluntary foster care placement agency. Shortly afterwards, she returned to Groundwork for Success and held various positions leaving the organization as the Lead Success Coach. LaKimja is currently pursuing a second Masters degree in Public Administration with a focus in Non Profit Management.
Lachrisa Osborne, HR Coordinator and Office Manager
LaChrisa earned her BS degree in Merchandising Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
LaChrisa Osborne has worked with Roads to Success for the past 3 years having served as an executive assistant to the Executive Director and currently as the HR Coordinator and Office Manager.