Current Staff

President and Founder of Fab Youth Philly, Rebecca Fabiano, MSEd

For nearly 25 years, Rebecca (She/Her/Hers) has worked in various capacities across nonprofit and youth-serving organizations, served on boards and helped to build solid youth programs that engage, encourage, and create spaces for positive development. As a program leader, she has successfully raised funds and managed program budgets; hired and supervised staff; developed and sustained strong community partnerships and designed award-winning programming.​

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Emilia Autin-Hefner, MSW, Youth Programs Manager

Emilia (She/Her/Hers) has over six years of experience working in the out-of-school time field. Using a positive youth development framework, Emilia is committed to providing high-quality opportunities for young people. Emilia spent five years working at the Lenfest Center, a community center in North Philadelphia, where she held a variety positions managing the center's after-school and summer programs for young people in grades K-12th. Emilia has worked with Fab Youth Philly (FYP), supporting the growth of the Play Captain Initiative (PCI) for the past three summers. In addition to supporting PCI, Emilia served as FYP's first Social Work Intern at the start of her MSW program at Columbia University. In the last year of her graduate program, Emilia was a Social Work Intern with the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Homeless Health Initiative.

Kevin Veltri, Administrative Assistant

Kevin (He/Him/His) is the Administrative Assistant at Fab Youth Philly.  He has also served in the role of Play Captain Group Leader and Supervisor for the OST program.  Prior to moving to Philly in 2016, Kevin lived in Swartswood, NJ and worked as an Administrative Assistant, 8th Grade Advisor and After School Director for the Stanhope School district.  He was a volunteer  wrestling coach for many years with the Hampton and Lenape Valley grade school programs.

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Dawn Kilmer, Bookkeeper

Nearly 20 years ago, Dawn (She/Her/Hers) founded Accurate Accounting &

Bookkeeping Services. She has been indispensable to the organization maintaining our books, submitting invoices, and contributing to grants. 

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Staff by project

As we've grown, we've had the incredible fortune to work with FAB youth development professionals. Our staff shrinks and grows seasonally and depending on the projects we are working on, so most positions are PT and seasonal as our largest youth programming takes place during the summer.


Meet some of the interns, youth development professionals, teaching artists and consultants we've worked with over the years.

Arisa Abdur-Rahman, She/Her: Play Captains, 2020
Mary Baxeter, She/Her: Norris Homes, 2016-2017
Wilson Cartegena, He/Him: Play Captains 2019
Briana Clarke, She/Her, Play Captains 2019
Omari Colson, He/Him: Play Captains 2019
Sannii Crespina-Flores, She/Her: Norris Homes 2016
Barbara Ellis, She/Her: Play Captains, 2017 & 2018
Kai Hardy, She/Her: Safety Captains 2019-2020
Alia Hatch, Norris Homes 2016-2017
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Michele Martin, She/Her: Leadership Lab, Teen Business Lab, 2014-2017

Folasshade Laud-Hammond, She/Her: Norris Homes 2016

Raphaela Browne, She/Her: WPPN OST PLC 2018-2019


Alexis Hack, She/Her:


Temple University

Amanda Lawrence, She/Her:


Temple University

Correen Cerveaux, She/Her:


Temple University

Salvatori Camarote, He/Him:


Science Leadership Academy High School

Cassie Tibiurcio, She/Her:


West Chester University

Bri Ulmer, She/Her:


West Chester University

Katrina Giordano, She/Her:


Niagara University

Advisory Board

Michael Imperato (He/him), Operations & Talent

Reggie Jones (She/her), MSS, MLSP, LCSW, Mental Health & Youth Development

Dr. Bill McKinney (He/him), Ph.D, M.A.A, Evaluation

Shushma Shah (She/her), MSW, Development

Kerry Wilson (She/her), Esq., Risk Management

We have created a strong advisory team that primarily advises on our Play Captains Initiative. However they often provides advice, support and guidance on our overall organizational operations. They do not have any fiduciary responsibility to or for the organization.

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