BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Jacqueline P. Blackett, Columbia University
Justin Carr, Frequency540
Donald Cogsville, The Cogsville Group
Dimitrios Efstathiou, Esq., Major League Soccer
Michael Frank, Actuary
Don Garber, Major League Soccer
Brian Kittle, Esq., Mayer Brown LLP
Scott Li, Dauphin Health, Inc.
Monique Martin, City Parks Foundation
Sean Prendergast, Major League Soccer
Steve Rimmer, PriceWaterHouseCoopers
Daniel Rose, Rose Associates /Harlem Educational Activities Fund
Michael Rueda Esq., Kelley Drye & Warren LLP 
Victor Sanchez, Urban Arts Partnership
Irv Smalls, Jr., FC Harlem

 

FC HARLEM JUNIOR BOARD

Rufaro Makanda - Bernstein Global Wealth Management
George Lister - Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
Erik Bagwell -  NYC Office of Management and Budget
Derron Harris Esq. - Bridgewater Associates L.P.
Joyce Khandji - Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Ted McHugh - Thomson Reuters
Cameron Vens - Merrill Lynch
Rob Ross - MV Sports Management
Jeff  Burbank - Archstone Consulting
Lindsay Cunningham - S&P Capital IQ
Todd Kingston - Opta Sports
Marquita Richards - Avroko Design, LLC
Milo Dee - Sycamore Partners
Elizabeth Lee - Canaras Capital Management LLC
Joseph Moore - Morgan Stanley
Ryan O’Donnell - Keefe Bruyette & Woods
Erin Byrnes - Ogilvy & Mather
Piersten Gaines - Gilt Groupe

 

FC HARLEM GOAL UNITED

Thomas Stafford -Barclays Capital
Akbar Majeed - Risesports
Jordan Curry - NYU Stern
Jonathan Jungblut -NYC Department of Education
Anwer Gheddai - Goldman Sachs Co.
Magnus Thompson - Papercup Music
Trevor Winder - Deutsche Bank
Mona Parkeh
Weusi Baraka
Rodley Ferguson
Anders Khan
Marco Melendez
Matt Nevin - Northeastern University  D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Quetazalli Torres
Mark Anthony Williams

 

ADVISORS AND CONSULTANTS

Daniel Cohen, McKinsey & Co.
Anthony Watkins - Google, Inc.
Rahsaan Harris, Doctoral Candidate
Lindsay Talley, Special Events Coordinator
Sabrina Philson and Camille Mangham, Epsilon Advisors
Amber E. Hopkins-Jenkins, Media and Public Relations

Juan Pablo Gomez, Web Designer, www.jupago.com 


Roj Rodriguez, 
Photographer,  www.rojrodriguez.com

A native Texan, Roj has been immersed in the visual arts from an early age and moved to NYC in 2000. His work has taken him to over a dozen countries, with shoots for advertising and prestigious publications. He has won numerous awards and his work has been acquired by collectors and museums. He resides in Manhattan with his wife and three children.  

 

DIRECTOR OF SOCCER DEVELOPMENT

Neil Howard brings several years of experience to FC Harlem and carries a USSF "A" coaching license. Neil was part of St. Vincent's U-19 national team pool.  He has gained experience as a coach for the New York State Olympic Development Program, Monroe College, and Kingsbourough Community College. Neil has coached the Brooklyn Patriots and Jamaican Maroons at the youth level. Neil recently served as head coach for FC Harlem Under 20 in the United Soccer League and led the 2010 team to the North American Finals in Chicago. The only inner city club represented in the league, FC Harlem finished #22 out of 68 clubs.

 

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Irv Smalls, Jr. is Executive Director of FC Harlem, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses soccer to improve personal outcomes for youth who need it most in the Harlem community of New York City. Mr. Smalls is convinced soccer can be a force of social change in urban neighborhoods. His vision for FC Harlem is to make it a well respected youth development and soccer development academy in the United States.

Smalls' experience as a collegiate athlete and his passion for community service has led him to FC Harlem with the goal of positively impacting the lives of young people in the community.

Smalls attended Pennsylvania State University and Dickinson Law School. While at Penn State, Smalls was a member of the undefeated Nittany Lions who won the 1995 Rose Bowl and were crowned Big Ten Champions.

Prior to his role with FC Harlem, Smalls worked as the Contracts & Intellectual Property Advisor in the Business & Legal Affairs Department at Major League Soccer. He also served as a Victim/Court Advocate in South Philadelphia helping victims of crime and providing basic social services and referrals to those in the community.