Shakoya Green (Courtesy Photo)

As the organization continues to grow and develop during its 50th anniversary year, Brotherhood Crusade has added three new leaders to its team. The new additions will assist in the program execution and strategies that enhance the Brotherhood Crusade brand and help move the organization forward.

Shakoya Green has recently joined the organization as its first Senior Vice President of Programs. In her role as SVP, she is responsible for the effective execution of the organization’s programs and programmatic related activities. She has 18 years of social service experience, 15 of those years; she has spent working in nonprofit social service organizations. Shakoya is an experienced administrator who combines her trauma-informed young adult development expertise with her management acuity to facilitate realization of program goals, objectives and desired outcomes. She is most adept at designing and implementing data-driven systems and programs accompanied by comprehensive evaluation, learning and monitoring protocols that inform correction, promote continuous improvement and facilitate real-time and relevant feedback to effectuate success and meaning impact.

Prior to joining Brotherhood Crusade, Shakoya was the Director of Pathway Recuperative Care, a program of The National Health Foundation where she was responsible for the leadership and management of the day to day operations of the Recuperative Care Program and ensuring that their patients have a safe place of discharge from the hospitals. She more than doubled her program budget, built and maintained strategic partnerships, ushered in new opportunities for growth and sustainability and, most importantly, significantly improved participant outcomes.

Shakoya is a southern California native and graduated from San Diego State University with her BS degree in Child Development with a minor in Social Work. She also has a Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Human Development.

Denise Fletcher has recently joined the organization as its new Gang Reduction and Youth Development (GRYD) Program Director.

The Brotherhood Crusade Gang Reduction and Youth Development Program is a well-coordinated, comprehensive, evidence-and-research based, gang prevention strategy that targets at-risk youth in South Los Angeles. Denise will be responsible for leading the effort, strategies and the GRYD youth advocate mentors of the gang prevention program.

Prior to joining Brotherhood Crusade, Denise was the Wraparound Program Manager at The Drew Child Development Corporation where she was responsible for working directly with staff in the implementation of departmental practices that were consistent with departmental policies and the agency’s treatment philosophy. She also spent 6 years as a Program Manager/Youth Specialist Supervisor for Hathway-Sycamores, a nonprofit mental health agency serving youth and young people in service planning area (SPA) 6.

Denise is a Georgia native and graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a BA in Political Service. She also holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) with a specialization in African American studies from Pacific Oaks College.

Daiman Johnson has recently joined Brotherhood Crusade as its first Boys and Young Men of Color Program Director. In his new position, Daiman will lead the organization’s uniquely designed mentoring program for boys and young men of color that facilitates the development of safety and accountability networks that build trust, improve community quality of life and eventually affect policy and systems change. He will also work closely with our BLOOM (Building a Lifetime of Opportunities and Options for Men) Program and serves as the organization’s representative on the Brothers, Sons and Selves (BSS) Coalition. Daiman will look for additional opportunities to grow the organization’s efforts for boys and young men of color especially in South Los Angeles.

Prior to joining Brotherhood Crusade, Daiman was the Assistant Dean of Students at Animo Phyllis Wheatley Charter Middle School where he provided quality academic and social/emotional education to students in grades 6 through 8. He also served as Dean of Students at St. Bernard High School in Playa del Rey (CA) where is was responsible for improving classroom attendance, decreasing tardiness from over 60% to 25% as well as improved student athlete academic performance by weekly monitoring of progress with accountability.

Daiman is a Louisiana native and graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a BS in Organizational Leadership. He also holds a Masters in Kinesiology from Louisiana State University.

“I am very excited to have Shakoya, Denise and Daiman on our team. I am confident that their experiences and expertise will assist the institution as we continue to grow and build out our programs and services” stated Charisse Bremond Weaver, CEO & President of Brotherhood Crusade.