Staff Directory

Our Team

Community Impact

  • Shatize Pope is the Adult Education Program Coordinator for Community Impact. Prior to this role Shatize was the Community Outreach Coordinator while obtaining her BA in Human Rights from Columbia University. Shatize has over 10 years of experience working as an office administrator in various fields.

    A native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania she and her daughter Airianna have had the pleasure of calling Davie, Florida home for 8 years and are now calling Harlem home. Shatize is passionate about women and children rights; she aspires to attend law school to study International Law. Shatize enjoys vacationing with her daughter Airianna at Disney World and enjoys reading & watching the Harry Potter books and movies. 




  • Satrina is the Assistant Director of Development at Community Impact. Satrina is a graduate of Hampton University and The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University. With over 20 years of experience, she has worked in various brand management roles.

    A Harlem native, Satrina believes in helping her community thrive and is passionate about inspiring children. She is a founder of Harlem4Kids, Inc., a board member with Harlem Little League and the Friends of Morningside Park. She is also the Youth Advisor for the Mid Manhattan Branch of the NAACP and a member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Metropolitan Chapter.  Satrina is also a graduate of DDC and has served on the Board of Friends.

    Satrina is married with two sons. They enjoy running the steps in front of Low Library.

  • Rodolphe is the Administrative Manager, a professional with more than 12 years of extensive experience in administration. He worked as banker, auditor and accountant before joining Community Impact as Administrative Manager.

    Rodolphe has a Bachelor degree in accounting.







  • Richard Harrill (he/him) is the Executive Director of Community Impact. He earned his BA and JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and led its Center for Social Justice and Social Innovation for more than a decade. Earlier in his career he served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Hungary and launched an educational foundation in that country that was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship for successfully introducing service-learning and social entrepreneurship in post-Communist Central Europe. Throughout his career Richard has been a consultant to foundations such as Ford, Open Society, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, helping them design civic engagement programming and policy infrastructure in Europe, the Balkans, Central Asia, and the Caucasus Region. For the past year, he served as Founding Director of Bard College’s Experiential Learning Lab (BELL), designing a platform for students from around the world to live, study, and explore careers pathways in the private, public and non-profit sectors in NYC. Richard returned to Columbia University this summer, where he previously was a youth policy researcher for the School of Social Work from 2001-2002.


  • As Senior Program Coordinator and Emergency Food and Health Program Manager at Community Impact, Ricardo Bustamante is in charge of running the Ford Hall Food Pantry at 616 W 114th Street, and the weekly Soup Kitchen at Broadway Presbyterian Church. He joined CI as a student worker in 2014 while attending CU School of General Studies,  and as staff in 2018. Since then, the Emergency Food Program has expanded its reach and presence in the community. He also advises Community Lunch, Housing Equity Project and SHOUT (Student Health Outreach), the student-led groups dedicated to social services under the umbrella of Community Impact.

  • Jinn Mataya is the Administrative Assistant for Community Impact. Prior to this role, he has worked as a Coordinator for the Columbia University Law School and held several roles over many years at a fashion retailer corporation in Chicago, working his way up from being a Purchasing Associate to Data Integrity Specialist there.

    Jinn was born and raised in New Orleans but has since made Chicago and New York City his secondary homes. He has a passion for travel, cuisine, and taking care of his many plants. On a typical day you can find him playing games with friends or going through walks in Riverside Park.

  • Hareton Reyes (Harry) is the GED Program Manager at Community Impact. Most recently, Harry has worked as a GED teacher and as an ESOL teacher with a Brooklyn based non-profit and with CUNY adult education programs building on over 20 years of experience as an educator and administrator. 

    Harry earned his Bachelor’s degree from New Jersey City University in History and has accumulated credits towards a Master’s degree at Monmouth University, also in History. During his career, Harry has worked at community non-profits and colleges and universities in New York and New Jersey. His personal passions include biking, surfing, museums and traveling.






  • Georgia is the Cafe Prep and ESOL Program Manager. She is responsible for year-round adult programming on Columbia University campus and partner sites in Upper Manhattan. Prior to joining Community Impact Georgia led Adult Education and Literacy Programs at a Brooklyn non-profit. She also has extensive teaching experience as a Family Literacy Instructor.

    Georgia holds a master's degree in Adult Education & Human Resources Development from Fordham University.





  • Cait is the Program Manager: Youth and Other Projects at Community Impact. She collaborates with students, local partners, and community members to develop strong and sustainable programs between campus and the Upper Manhattan community. Prior to joining CI, Cait worked with high school youth in education and college access at a nonprofit in Los Angeles, and in Rwanda with the Peace Corps. Cait earned a bachelor’s in international relations from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Rain or shine, she likes sitting on the Earl Hall steps, looking out onto the campus.

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