Counselor Development Manager
Hello everyone! My name is Frankie and I am the Counselor Development Manager here at LEAP. My role at LEAP is to oversee the work our department does around hiring, recruiting, and advising our counselor staff. This means I oversee and manage over 100 counselors and track their personal and academic progress while employed with us! I joined LEAP in June of 2019 as the Site Coordinator for Fair Haven South. I transitioned into the Counselor Development Department as a Coordinator in September of 2020 and then was promoted into my current role in April of 2021! Outside of LEAP I am the National Intake Officer of my fraternity, Latino America Unida, Lambda Alpha Upsilon, Inc.—where I oversee our new member process and manage the members coming into our organization nationally. I graduated from the University of New Haven back in 2017 with a bachelors in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Investigation Services and a minor in Juvenile Justice! I am originally from Hartford, CT, but now reside in Fair Haven. One of my favorite things to do in my spare time is maintain my 30 gallon fish tank and take care of my puppy, Chai. I love LEAP because I love that my work has such an impact on young people's lives, and that I can help youth accomplish their goals that come from the same communities and ethnic backgrounds like myself. Another reason I love LEAP is because we are so warm and welcoming to everyone and like a family.