Our Program Team
Nadia K. Selby
Chief Financial Officer - New York
Nadia K. Selby believes in and understands the critical role caring adults play in the development of a child. Nadia received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Services from University of Massachusetts Boston. In addition to working with Adventure Girlz, Nadia currently serves as the Managing Director of Program for Citizen Schools New York -- a national non-profit that mobilizes teams to enable public middle schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day rich with opportunities -- where she coaches emerging leaders and supports program for over 600 middle school students. Nadia is also a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.; a historic Black sorority focused on enhancing the quality of life for women through community service, civil, and social action.
Director of Literacy Innovation
Norene Johnson is a strong advocate for young women having the drive and effort to achieve their dreams despite the obstacles and hardships they may face on a regular basis in their life. As a graduate of Brooklyn College with a Baccalaureate in English, Norene has done a great amount of volunteer work with children from low-income communities to instill in them that where they grew up does not have to put limitations on their overall success in life. Whatever her students' dreams, Norene provides coaching so those dreams can become a reality. Additionally, she encourages young women to build their personal networks to include others who see their potential and can push them towards excellence. Norene has learned first hand from having strong women in her life such as her mother, her grandmother and her aunt who is a Principal at a primary school in Jamaica, West Indies.