Maizey Knifong, Executive Director


Maizey has been with NMCYF since August of 2017. Prior to joining NMCYF she was in management at Cameron Regional YMCA and was a coach for Cameron R1 School District. Knifong is originally from Cameron, Missouri. “I am very excited to work with the youth of Chillicothe and provide opportunities for growth, learning and fun.” 

Amy Taylor, youth professional assistant 


Amy Taylor is a Youth Professional Assistant. Amy assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Amy is a 5th grade teacher at Chillicothe R-2 School District. Amy loves watching students learn and grow and has a special niche for our STEM program. 

Hollie Caselman, youth professional assistant 


Hollie Caselman is a Youth Professional Assistant. Hollie assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Hollie is a familiar face around the Chillicothe community and has a passion for helping others. She helps our students learn about nutrition and basic kitchen safety. 

Carla Neeley, CO LEARNING CENTER COORDINATOR


Carla Neeley is our CO- Learning Center Coordinator.  Carla has taught for 13 years. She communicates with our students' school day teachers and tutors students. Carla is the teacher for HISET classes offered at NMCYF. Carla enjoys watching the learning of all students, from our younger children to adult ages and all walks of life. 

Grayson Webb, youth professional assistant 


Grayson Webb is a Youth Professional Assistant. Grayson assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Grayson's favorite thing to with our students is to help them with fine art activities and explore theater and performance.


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Amanda LEE, site coordinator


Amanda joined us in August 2017. Amanda plans and coordinates all schedules and activities for our students at PowerUP!. Along with programming she implements family outreach and adult educations components for the families we serve. She loves working with kids and providing them knowledge of basic life skills and character education. 

Shontel Cross, youth professional assistant 


Shontel is a Youth Professional Assistant. Shontel assists our Site Coordinator with the daily activities for our students. Shontel is a 3rd grade teacher at Bishop Hogan Memorial School. Shontel works with Amy in teaching STEM to our students at PowerUP!. Shontel loves seeing young minds be able to grow and learn outside the school setting. 

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DENISE GARBER, CO LEARNING CENTER COORDINATOR


Denise Garber is our CO- Learning Center Coordinator. Denise is a retired teacher. She communicates with our students' school day teachers and tutors students in areas that are needed the most. Children have been a major Denise's life and being involved with PowerUP! Afterschool gives her a chance to still be actively involved in children's learning.