African Refuge

Serving African Refugees, immigrants and low-income families since 2003.


Rev. Judy L. Brown, MA, Executive Director

Dr. Janice M. Harris, MDIV, Director of Program and Services

Dr. Ronald W. Steward, Special Projects Coordinator

Deborah Moyd, Community Health Coordinator



Youth Center Activity Specialists

Lana Johnson, BA

Christie Palmer, College of Staten Island

William Gray, BS,

Nathaniel Bradley, Cook 

Annie Gibson, Parent Volunteer


Peer Leaders

David Tham

ZaZa Forkpa


Adult Education Coaches

Adamah & Joe

Board of Directors


 Board Chair




Board Members



David Jones

Social Justice Expert, Parkhill Community 

Abraham Mohammad - Neighorhood Housing Services

Gerald Brumskine - Case Analyst, Edwin Gould Services

Claudette Duff. LSW  

Michelle Aykempong
Political Action Vice President
Social Service Employees Union 371

Fern Routtee' - Retired Educator

Comfort B. Asanbe, PhD

Advisory and Honorary Board

Dr. Jack Saul
Nancy Wallace
Bobby Digi

Annemarie Dowling-Castronovo

To serve on the African Refuge Board:

Please review the following requirements in the Board of Directors Member Criteria.

African Refuge News

African Refuge featured this november 2011 in the New York Daily News with title "HELP NYC: Staten Island's African Refuge Center bridges the gap for immigrant kids"


Community Partner

We are grateful to conEdison for their generous gift this year.


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