Steve grew up in Beaver County and received his bachelor of science in business administration and his master of science in organizational leadership from Geneva College. His wife Julie and their three children, Ava, Reed and Roman, have a home in the Plan 12 neighborhood of Aliquippa. Steve provides leadership to Aliquippa Impact in his role as executive director in the areas of strategic planning, leadership development, and resource development.
Director of Program Development
Joel and his wife, Chelsea, have two children. He completed his undergraduate degree in biblical studies from Toccoa Falls College and his graduate degree in urban studies from Eastern University. He is a co-pastor at Crestmont Alliance Church in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. In 2005, Joel founded Aliquippa Impact. Joel is currently Director of Program Development at Aliquippa Impact. Joel and his wife live in the Plan 12 neighborhood of Aliquippa, where they are in walking distance of many of the young people they serve.
Gao Foua Jordan
Mentoring Program Assistant
Gao Foua grew up around the United States and attended high school in Malaysia. She received a bachelor of science in public relations from Toccoa Falls College. Currently, she lives with her husband, John, on Franklin Avenue in Aliquippa. Gao Foua does the bulk of the administration, planning, and program maintenance connected with Aliquippa Impact's mentoring program.
AFA Cohort Leader
John grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and attended Toccoa Falls College where he received a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education. John worked for Aliquippa Impact’s daycamp program in the summer of 2006 and decided to move to Aliquippa one year later. He and his wife, Gao Foua, have lived in Aliquippa for 5 years now and reside on Franklin Avenue. John works with the oldest boys’ cohort, nicknamed the Brotherhood, which includes some of the guys that were in his first city camp class in 2006.
Day Camp Coordinator
After completing four summers of ministry in Aliquippa Impact’s Summer Programming and with the help of God’s calling, Jamyra Harrell relocated to the area for a more permanent position as Aliquippa Impact’s Day Camp Coordinator!
As day camp coordinator, Jamyra will oversee 9 to 11 staff members and 45-60 students during the summer. Some of her other duties include assisting in community promotion (which means getting students signed up for summer programming), maintaining attendance records, acting as lead chaperone on most field trips, ensuring that students and staff members have both an enjoyable and memorable experience while at the program and planning a closing program at the end of the summer for grant providers and community members to enjoy.
Jamyra recently received her Early Childhood Education degree from Florida State College at Jacksonville, in Jacksonville, FL, which is about 3 hours north of Orlando, FL. She also plans on attending Geneva College to earn her Master’s degree in Special Education. Jamyra is a young woman of many goals and she would eventually like to obtain her PH.D. in Educational Leadership and open up a charter school in a community similar to, if not in, Aliquippa to serve and make an impact on the lives of children and families there.
Kristti supports operations in the bookkeeping and administration areas. Growing up in Beaver County, Kristti received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Accounting and International Studies from Robert Morris University. She lives with her husband, Paul and their five children, Chase, Noah, Ethan, Jadyn, and Chandler.
AFA Cohort Leader
Lannea grew up in Aliquippa and attended Slippery Rock University for her bachelor of science in social work and a minor in dance. She obtained her masters in social work and is currently working on a masters of public health in the department of behavioral and community health sciences both at the University of Pittsburgh. Lannea is a current resident of Aliquippa's Plan 12 neighborhood. She has a passion for young women and will be working with A Future Anticipated Cohorts for Youth.