Our Team


  • Izaah Knox, M. Ed., Executive Director
  • Jillisa Hill, Office Manager
  • Nellie Remson, IADC, Substance Abuse Program Director
  • Melanie Acklin, LISW, Mental Health Therapist
  • Cody Hiles, Community Engagement
  • Ray Lewis, Community Engagement
  • Kwame Smith, IADC, Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Regina Vaught-Rudich, CADC, Substance Counselor

If you would like to contact any of our staff or learn about specific programs, please feel free to e-mail the above staff at FirstName.LastName@urbandreams.org.

Board of Directors

  • Ms. Marlene Doby, Retired Educator, President
  • Dennis Zachary, M.D., Family Physician, Vice President
  • Ms. Dorothy Campbell, Retired, Secretary
  • James S. Marcovis, B.A., President, G&L Clothing Co., Treasurer
  • Michael Lipsman, Ph.D., Economic Consultant, Assistant Treasurer
  • Martha Lebrón-Dykeman, J.D., Realtor
  • Jesse Lindsey, President, Stone Source
  • Paul Stageberg, Ph.D., Retired
  • Derrick Beechum, District Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Heather Jones, Betty Andrews Media