RACHELLE N. VILLARSON
Rachelle N. Villarson currently serves as President for YPN-ULEM and has been a member since 2010. During her time at YPN-ULEM Rachelle has been a part of many special firsts for YPN-ULEM! As Community Service Chair, YPN-ULEM executed an impressive 30 service events in the first program year. She was also one of the leads and planners of the Public Health committee's "Living S.M.A.R.T. Health Bazaar" -- an event that resulted in the first national award for YPN-ULEM. She is also the first YPN-ULEM member to sit on a national committee, first on the Programs Committee and currently on the Policy & Procedures Committee. Additionally, she served as one of the lead volunteer coordinators to over 150 volunteers for the National Urban League Convention in Boston, July 2011. Rachelle's reason for joining YPN-ULEM is simple: service. Service to her local and global community and service to people. Rachelle currently works for the Massachusetts Suffolk County Sheriff's Department. She plans on continuing to serve the YPN-ULEM, ULEM and NUL movement in any way she can.
“I joined YPN-ULEM because I believe in giving back to the global community that has given me so much. I want to leave the world better than when I entered it.”
Nehemie Cange currently serves as Vice President for the YPN-ULEM and has been a member since 2010. During her time with YPN-ULEM, Nehemie has successfully trademarked Volunteering Is Sexy ™ for the chapter, served as a member of the planning committee for the National Urban League Convention in Boston, July 2011, and gained national visibility for the chapter and its affliate by facilitating and securing appearances on news networks such as MSNBC, BBC World Have Your Say, and CNN.
Nehemie has a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from University of Massachusetts and is currently a 2018 Juris Doctorate candidate at Suffolk University Law School. Along with her involvement with the YPN-ULEM, she also volunteers with other organizations such as Project Citizenship and the Black Law Students Association.
“I joined YPN-ULEM and the Urban League because I am a firm believer that to better know where you’re going, you have to know where you came from.”
CAMILLE N. SIMPKINS
Camille N. Simpkins is Secretary for the 2016-2018 term of YPN-ULEM. She serves as a Committee Loan Member for the Urban Edge, a volunteer for the Massachusetts Conference for Women and a volunteer for the Women's Business Enterprise Center. She also supports the Corporate Social Responsibility for Citizens Bank through volunteerism e.g. Institute of Contemporary Arts / The Boston Food Bank / Cradles to Crayons. Camille is a graduate of Norfolk State University (HBCU), where she earned a B.A. in English Literature. Camille is currently working towards a Green Belt in Six Sigma.
"I joined YPN-ULEM to continue my family’s legacy of volunteerism and advocacy of the Urban community in support of Education, Job Skills Training and Healthcare. My uncle, Robert A. Simpkins was employed with the Urban League of Southeastern PA early in his career. I prides myself on being a resource of information for the village that raised me. I stand on the belief that “There are no short cuts in life, only short comings.” Information allows you to take the road less traveled with confidence and faith that it will all work out. Volunteering is the best way to make a person SMILE!"
L. KIM AMISIAL
Laurie Kim Amisial currently serves as Parliamentarian for the YPN-ULEM. Laurie has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from BU. Along with her involvement with the YPN-ULEM, she also volunteers with other organizations such as Cradles to Crayons and Rosie's Place. Laurie aspires to make a difference in the lives of the generations that will follow in my footsteps and finds the best way to do that is to maintain diversity in the ways I choose to serve.
“I joined YPN-ULEM because I needed to find a way to give back; while continuing to grow, learn and engage in activities that strengthened me mentally and professionally. YPN allows me to do that, as well as meet a diverse group of individuals who have opened my views to all possibilities.”
IVI NWOSU, M.Ed
Ivi Nwosu currently serves as Treasurer for the YPN-ULEM. Ivi holds a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration – Non-Profit Management from Northeastern University where he is also an M.B.A. degree candidate. Ivi also serves on the executive leadership team of his local chapter of Business Networking International (BNI). Whether at the workplace or in his community, Ivi strives to engage and assist in developing leaders. Along with his involvement with the YPN-ULEM, Ivi has volunteered with organizations such as Cradles to Crayons and The Greater Boston Food Bank. Ivi believes that success is when you add value to yourself and satisfaction is when you add value to others.
"What really attracted me to YPN-ULEM is what the group stands for in regard to the investment in the community facilitating programs geared toward personal and professional development. I am drawn to the impact we can have on the community and taking an active leadership role. I hope to help this group in continuing to be pillar in the community in regard to an organization that develops leaders and promotes positive change and awareness."