Counselor Development Manager
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 120 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. 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 welcoming to everyone and treat everyone like a family.