Executive Director, Jodi.Manzella@asaslv.org
Jodi Manzella joined After-School All-Stars Las Vegas (ASAS) in 2016 to serve as the organization’s Executive Director. Manzella oversees all operations of the nonprofit that serves more than 6,500 at-risk youth at 15 different elementary and middle schools in the Clark County School District with free, comprehensive after-school academic and enrichment programs designed to help children succeed in school and in life.
In her role, Manzella leads a staff of full and part-time employees in the daily management and execution of after-school programs that include thousands of participating students and their instructors at school sites spread throughout the Las Vegas valley. In addition, she oversees all events and fundraising initiatives, manages the organization’s finances, serves as the primary liaison with the board of directors and represents ASAS in the community as the primary ambassador and spokesperson.
Manzella came to ASAS with extensive experience in the nonprofit sector. Rising through the ranks to become Chief Operating Officer during a 17-year span at Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Manzella created and developed successful events, designed and implemented innovative K-12 curriculums and restructured the volunteer initiative, successfully building the program to include more than 500 volunteers annually. During her tenure, Manzella forged deep connections with hundreds of educators and community partners while gaining a reputation for leading staff by modeling financial responsibility and goal-driven success.
Active in the community, Manzella volunteers with Junior League of Las Vegas and Leadership Las Vegas, a program from which she graduated in 2006 and continues to serve.
A long-time Southern Nevada resident, Manzella graduated from Clark High School before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, majoring in accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno. She and her husband, Jeff, are parents to a son.
Office Manager, Christine.Bouchard@asaslv.org
Christine Bouchard is the Office Manager at After-School All-Stars Las Vegas and provides administrative support to the Executive Director by helping facilitate and attain goals of the organization. When she isn’t working, she spends her time reading, knitting, and looking for treasures at yard sales.
Bouchard earned her bachelor’s degree from Trinity College & University in 2003 majoring in business administration. She also received a Retail Management Certificate from the Retail Institute Program of Krannet School of Management held at Purdue University. She retired from Target Stores as a Store Manager.
After three years of retirement, Bouchard joined the Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada team as the Executive Administrative Assistant supporting the President and the Chief Operating Officer. After a year with the organization and the departure of the COO, she decided to follow her old boss to After-School All-Stars.
“I was very excited to learn about After-School All-Stars. I was especially interested in ASAS because their programming starts when school ends. Not only are students kept busy for two hours signed up for ‘fun’ classes but it also keeps them safe in a world that can be a bit scary.”
Program Director, Sarah.Nelson@asaslv.org
Sarah Nelson is the Program Director for After-School All-Stars. In her role, Sarah leads ASAS’s team of Program Managers across the areas of program planning, implementation, and evaluation.
Sarah joins ASAS with extensive experience in non-profit leadership, project management, fundraising, and training. She is passionate about establishing and implementing systems to support strategic direction and organizational growth.
Sarah was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Michigan Technological University. She holds Masters of Social Work and Masters of Public Health degrees from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis and is a Licensed Social Worker. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking, playing pinball, and spending time with her two cats, Minga and Beyonce.
Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrew Loshbaugh is a program manager for After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. He joined the All-Stars program team in 2016. Andrew was drawn to the All-Stars mission of providing free comprehensive after-schools to students. He believes that after-school time holds limitless learning potential for students and has made it his life’s passion offer quality afterschool programs to students that need it the most. Andrew oversees programming at Fremont, Gibson, West Prep Academy and Brinley. In addition, Andrew manages the organization’s “CEO: Boss Life” program that exposes students to different career opportunities and allows for field trips to meet various professionals in Las Vegas.
Andrew grew up in Santa Maria, California and received an AA in Arts and Humanities at Allen Hancock College. He spent 15 years with the Santa Maria Valley YMCA, where he served as the Program Specialist and Camp Coordinator. He provided after-school programs at 9 elementary and middle schools and provided out of school programming during the winter and summer school breaks. Andrew brought in a creative and artistic approach to programming, working to make sure programming was relevant to students. During his time with the YMCA, one of Andrew’s program was recognized by the Center for Collaborative Solutions as a Learning Center for California’s Health Behaviors Initiative.
Andrew enjoys art, board games, science fiction and he also loves spending time with his wife and pets.
Martina Miller Antkowiak
Program Manager, Martina.Millerantkowiak@asaslv.org
Martina Miller Antkowiak is a Program Manager with over 15 years of experience. She has worked internationally with children and young adults as both a social worker and teacher. Martina holds Master of Arts in International Development Studies from the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark. She holds a Victims Advocate license in the state of Nevada and a Sexual Health Education teacher license in Europe. Martina has a license to counsel in Motivational Interviewing Technique.
Martina worked in Sweden with violence prevention and were a part of the team who developed the 10 year project Swedish Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP). It originates from the American violence prevention program; Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP). The Swedish team worked closely together with the American partners from Iowa and can now proudly say that this is a method that works. MVP Sweden have successfully started to change a culture of violence among youths at risk in selected areas in Stockholm. This is evidenced based through research, evaluations and continuously monitoring. Thanks to receiving a magnitude of public media attention MVP is furthermore duplicated in other European cities.
Martina has volunteered all over the world. She spent one year in Uganda learning about development and grass-roots initiative in the non-profit sector. She moved to Las Vegas from Sweden after she married her best friend, who serves in the Air Force as a Thunderbird. In Vegas, she started out volunteering with Three Square, Junior Achievement, and the LGBTQ Center. Martina enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering and hiking.
Martina is proud to serve After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. She believes strongly in ASAS’s strength-based approach when working with the fantastic program kids. She is eager to see them grow with their known and unknown strengths!
Program Manager, Christine.Juarez@asaslv.org
Christine Juarez is a Program Manager for After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. She joined the All-Stars program team in the summer of 2018 and will be working with several schools.
Christine grew up in Bellflower, CA and went to Bellflower High School. She started working for the City of Bellflower her senior year as a Junior Recreation Leader for the Parks and Recreation Department. The department was involved with the BUSD after-school Program Apple/ REACH. During this time Christine worked with the after-school program and additional programs such as city parks, youth center, summer camp, and all city wide events.
She graduated from Fremont College and got her diploma in Massage Therapy in 2009. After working as a Massage Therapist, she realized her heart was working with youth and teens. In 2012 Christine began working for the City of La Palma as a camp counselor for La Palma Day Camp and later moved up to the position as Senior Recreation Leader. She served in both the after-school program Fit N Fun and Youth Center. In her final year with the City of La Palma, she was promoted to Day Camp Specialist and worked as a Recreation Specialist coordinating Fit N Fun and city events such as the Annual Halloween Carnival. She now lives in North Las Vegas with her family and dog, Roxy.
Program Manager, Mark.Grabow@asaslv.org
Mark Grabow joined the ASAS program team in July 2018 to serve as a Program Manager. Mark brings a wealth of experience working with government agencies on projects and programs providing services to the public.
Originally from Nevada, Mark has lived in Oregon for most of his life. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Oregon University, where he also served as a Disability Accommodations Coordinator for a number of years. He also possesses a Master of Public Administration degree and a Graduate Certificate in Sustainability from Portland State University. Having previously worked on a suicide hotline, he has received training and certificates in Mediation/Conflict Management and Suicide Prevention/Crisis Intervention.
One of the reasons Mark was so interested in working with After School All-Stars is because he grew up in low-income neighborhoods and graduated high school at a nontraditional/at-risk school. He was also a Big Brother through Big Brothers/Big Sisters Columbia Northwest while in graduate school. In his free time, Mark likes to read, write, exercise, and prepare tasty healthy meals. He also loves cruising country roads on his motorcycle!
Stephanie De Leon
Program Administrator, Stephanie.DeLeon@asaslv.org
Stephanie De Leon joined the ASAS Program team in July 2018 to serve as the Program Administrator. She will be working closely with the Program team in multiple facets to assist in creating successful after-school programs.
Prior to joining ASAS, Stephanie began her non-profit career at Goodwill of Southern Nevada assisting in the Volunteer Services Department, and was later promoted to the Mission Services Coordinator role where she worked hands on with students and young adults with disabilities who were seeking work experience to build their futures. She was lastly transitioned into the Human Resources department where she learned the intricacies of the non-profit business world. Having worked in different departments of a non-profit business, Stephanie understands the importance of each role and the necessity of working together in order to execute the group’s mission. She later joined Tesla in their mission to transition the world to sustainable energy as a Document Generation Specialist where she quickly became one of the top producing agents on her team, and assisted in implementing various procedures and a mentorship program within the department.
Stephanie was born in Los Angeles, CA, and moved to Las Vegas at a young age. Growing up in a low-income neighborhood and attending after-school programs herself gave her the first-hand experience in understanding how impactful organizations like ASAS are. This is what drew her to working with ASAS, and using her passion in helping others to give back to the Las Vegas communities.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys a hot cup of coffee in the morning, baking, TV show and movie marathons, and is a Halloween enthusiast.