MPYD Board of Directors

Tecumseh Shackelford - President

Tecumseh Shackelford is the co-founder and Vice President of the Windsor Arroyo Neighborhood Association (WANA) representing Pasadena/Altadena communities. In April 2002, he co-founded Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development. Mr. Shackelford is currently a member of the Altadena Town Council Land Use Committee, and the former Treasurer of the Altadena Town Council. He is an active member of the Altadena NAACP. He was the recipient of the 2005 Altadena Citizen of the Year award. In 2007, he was Community Grand Marshall of the Pasadena Black History Parade. Mr. Shackelford was also honored by the Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services with the 2011 Mentor-of-the-Year award.

Gerald Wooten – Vice-President
Gerald Wooten is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Studies & Planning. He also has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the same university. His most recent experiences include Junior Project Manager with a company called Urban Commons where his duties include coordinating project budgets and schedules. He also coordinated construction permits for city approval; review and modify constructions documents; and manage project budgets from start to completion dates. His is proficient with AutoCAD, SketchUp, Photoshop, InDesign, Microsoft Office, and Apple ilife. Gerald Wooten has a professional attitude, he is organized with good time-management as well as multi-tasking skills, he has strong oral and written communication skills, a quick learner, works well with others and under pressure determined to meet necessary deadlines.

Rosalina Rodriguez – Treasurer
Rosalina Rodriguez has been a long time resident of the Altadena/Pasadena communities. Born in
Durango, Mexico where she attended the Escuela Normal of Durango, Rosalina Rodriguez immigrated
to America in 1973. She then enrolled at East Los Angeles College and continued her education
through the UCLA Extension where she began a successful career of 18 years in commercial banking.
She has been a member of the classified staff at John Muir High School for several years and a
member of the John Muir Reinvention Team. Rosalina is a parent and a community advocate
exercising her passion for the youth in Altadena and Northwest area of Pasadena, specifically the
area surrounding John Muir High School.

Alonzo F. Edwards – Secretary
Alonzo Edwards is a self-motivated Senior Project Manager with a comprehensive knowledge and extensive experience in the utility areas. His is proficient in reviewing, drafting and negotiating diverse professional service agreements while quickly adapting to new roles, responsibilities and environments. He is well known for his high integrity, excellent problem solving ability, strong work ethics, and skilled at developing client relations while maintaining positive working relationships. His most recent work experience includes Security and Compliance Project Manager for Southern California Edison. In addition he owned and managed his own dental supply company. Alonzo F. Edwards is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC) with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Johnie M. Driver – Board Member
Johnie Driver resides in Altadena and is currently retired from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he worked for 33 years as a Mission Analysis Engineer for space shuttle mission development and spacecraft missions to planets, asteroids, and comets. He earned a M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. He is active in his local church as a Deacon, Sunday School Superintendent and a mathematics tutor for the church tutorial program. He has served as Co-Chair for the committee to select the Principle for John Muir High School and currently serves as the Treasurer for Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development.

Darryl S. Hallie – Board Member

Darryl S. Hallie has over 15 years practicing law as a private general practice attorney primarily serving low-income clients and small businesses in the areas of criminal, family, contract, real estate, and personal injury law where he also provided over 100 hours of pro bono legal services per year. In addition he has nearly 30 years of experience in the banking industry. His many duties there include utilizing business and legal education and primarily managing a large portfolio of middle market commercial problem loans, collaborating with business owners and senior managers, internal and external counsel, accountants, consultants, and government officials, to consummate resolutions that maximized recoveries and minimized risk of loss to the bank. It was there where he obtained knowledge and expertise in all major federal and state banking laws and regulations. He also managed internal administrative and operational staff that provided senior bank management with periodic written and verbal status reports on portfolio of credits. He is a self-starter, excellent problem solving, time management, organizational, and leadership skills, team player, dedicated community volunteer, and strong advocate for diversity and inclusiveness.

Ibrahim Naeem – Board Member
Ibrahim Naeem brings over ten years of management experience in the non-credit education field within the California Community College system. His skills include authentic leadership of faculty, classified and hourly staff. He is knowledgeable of Title V and Chancellor’s office guidelines as they apply to the community college and non-credit education with proven commitment to the mission of Pasadena City College and the Non-Credit division. Currently he serves as Interim Associate Dean of the Non Credit Division at Pasadena City College where he assist in planning, development, implementation, supervision, evaluation, budget and quality control of programs and services for the District’s Non-Credit programs. He oversees the daily operations of assigned faculty, collaborated with credit administrators and managers and provides administrative supervision of all faculty; classified and hourly staff. Previously he coordinated community Education Center facility and safety needs with the Director of Facilities and the Campus Police Chief respectively. He also managed WIA Title II grant including application, achieving program goals, budget preparation and monitoring and fiscal reporting. Ibrahim has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications from Kent State University. He is also working on a Master of Arts Degree in Communications Management from the University of Southern California.

Anthony C. Smith – Board Member
Anthony Smith has a Masters’ Degree in Communication and a Bachelors of Art degree in history. He has worked as an adjunct Communication Instructor for over 7 years at a number of institutions including Pasadena City College, Los Angeles City College and Los Angeles Southwest College. He has 12 years of experience as a Financial Aid Specialist/Coordinator for PCC and teaching experience in areas of public speaking, argumentation, interpersonal and small group communication, communication theory, rhetoric and debate. He also has forensics experience participating in a number of tournaments as a member of debate teams. Along with his teaching responsibilities over the past eleven years he served as the lead coordinator for the Pasadena City College Financial Aid Department where he inform college students how financial aid works and how to transfer to a four-year institution. In addition he explains to high school students and their parents the benefits of education and the effectiveness of a community college education. In addition Anthony Smith serves on Pasadena City College Career Pathways Planning Committee as a Financial Aid Department Advisor.

Kevin World - Board Member

Kevin World has spent nearly five years in the banking industry where he served different roles.
He began his career working with mass affluent clients as a credit specialist, then later on
transitioned on to become a Relationship Manager for Bank of America where he would assist a
wider ranged client base from college students all the way to retirees. Kevin would help clients
with all of their daily banking needs, as well as help them prepare for life events and longer
term goals.Kevin is now using the skills, and his ability to form long lasting relationships he
acquired during his years in banking to build and strengthen his career as a finance services
professional.Kevin is also involved in the community, where he is an active board member for the
mentoring program M.P.Y.D right here in Pasadena


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