Key Staff Directors

2014 P.A.R.T.I. Group Photo

Winston1Winston Ashby, Executive Director

Winston Ashby brings 20 years of experience working with the target population in the Santa Clara County, Alameda County, and Los Angeles County. Ashby serves as Executive Director, Program Director and Case Manager with responsibilities to oversee and implement all prevention and intervention services. Ashby delivers anti-violence presentations to high-risk, impacted, and intentional youth at schools served by the High Impact program. Ashby has proven expertise in developing and sustaining high-quality programs that impact the communities with the most isolated youths. Ashby founded the organization and developed the mission of the PARTI Program while attending college at Cal State East Bay. Winston Ashby Bio 2015

William Wheat, Development Director

William Wheat is a Research Developer and Trainer on Best Practices in youth development. Wheat is responsible for compiling all results of the program and developing strategic plans to implement the program city-wide. In addition, he develops funding initiatives to maintain the financial standings for the PARTI Program. Wheat has over 20 years of experience in teaching and administration. He is trained in the PeaceBuilders program and has implemented the program at Title 1 schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. Wheat has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education and Economics.

Cynthia Corona, Director of Case Management and Volunteer Coordinator for the Board

Cynthia Corona is a former PARTI Program participant who recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology, specializing in Behavior Health. Corona participated as a youth and volunteered for the program while attending Evergreen Valley College.

Patrice Wilson, Program Coordinator – Los Angeles

Patrice develops events and fundraising activities for youth participation. She teaches organization, teambuilding, event planning and leadership skills. Under Patrice’s guidance and teambuilding program, youth gain knowledge to create social events within their communities. Youth partake in leadership workshops throughout the year, ending at CSU, Northridge for a 3-day conference – an opportunity to network and display new skills and experience learned from the program. Patrice serves in the United States Army Reserve, ranking E4 as a 92A Automated Logistics Specialist. Patrice presently attends California State University, Dominguez Hills/Carson, CA, seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology. She holds an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Los Angeles Harbor College, Wilmington, CA. Patrice previously volunteered at Kaiser Permanente Emergency Room and worked as an Office clerk, Tutor and Teacher Assistant at Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, where she was also recognized for outstanding volunteer service.

College Interns and Youth Mentors (Volunteers)

College Interns and Youth Mentors are responsible to monitor and implement service learning activities, peer mentorships, assist in case management, outreach in the schools, and ensure the success of our summer enrichment programs.

Our youth leaders deliver 2000+ hours of dedicated volunteer service to build relationships with youth clients and support our service learning and peer mentor activities.