Board of Directors

Antwon Young Sr. - Chairman

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Field | Occupation: Information Technology | Project Manager

Why do you serve on the DGMF Board?: I serve on the board of DGMF because I believe in the strategy and mission of the organization; change the mind of youth and can change the world one generation at time.

Yewande Olabumuyi - Secretary

Hometown: Ibadan, Nigeria

Field | Occupation: Investment Management | Supervisor

Why do you serve on the DGMF Board?: I serve on the board because I have a passion for developing and helping youth. DGMF provides an opportunity for me to give back to my community and make a difference in the lives of youth who are at risk of economic hardship, drug, alcohol abuse, violence, parental and educational neglect. There are multitude of environmental factors that will compete to shape a child's character, morals and values but at the DGMF we strive to encourage and motivate at risk youth to rise above their environment and to become positive, hard-working contributors to their community and beyond.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future --Franklin D. Roosevelt

Paul Heartquist - Board Member

Hometown: Gilbert, Arizona

Field | Occupation: Retired from Aerospace Program Manager/Nonprofit Executive Director

Why do you serve on the DGMF Board?: I serve on the DGMF Board because I’m trying to influence the direction of our youth’s energy from negative, violent activities to positive, character building, productive activities to become leaders of comradery in our neighborhoods and in our Nation.

Deborah Leslie - Board Member

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Field | Occupation: Respiratory Therapist

Why do you serve on the DGMF Board?:
Being an Arizona native , raised in South Phoenix during a time when adults in the neighborhood would watch over the children to make sure we were well behaved; if not, we will be reported to our parents. Serving on the board would give me the opportunity to give back to the neighborhood and help restore the unity that existed when I was growing up in South Phoenix.