Youth Service, Inc. is excited to announce the addition of 5 new members to our Board of Directors. Please join us in welcoming them to our Board.

Felecia Coffee

“It’s an honor to be on the board of YSI when this is the very organization that helped mold me into the woman I’ve become today.” 

Felecia Coffee has personal experience as a YSI client, community service experience, government experience, and business experience. She became mayor of Collingdale in January 2020. Felecia also created a nonprofit called The Empowerment Zone which operates a 24-hour emergency food cupboard, a clothing closet, a teen mentoring group, and senior citizen programming. She is also a Vice President of the Darby Chapter of the NAACP.

Bernadine Hawes
“When you work on behalf of our youngest and most vulnerable, you work on behalf of a community’s future. So I am quite eager to to serve on the YSI Board.”
Bernadine Hawes is an executive level, non-profit professional in the area of economic and small business development. She has provided extensive support to small businesses in the  manufacturing sector.
Nic James
“As a Philadelphia native, I know the importance of service, especially in support of the youth of our city. I could not be more honored to serve on the board of YSI, Inc.”
With extensive experience as a writer, educator, school leader, and diversity practitioner in the Philadelphia area, Nic James brings expertise in cultural identity literacy, data assessment, strategic planning, curriculum development, and DEI project management services. Nic currently serves as the CEO and Chief Consultant for Comprise DEI Consulting.
Nivedita Masani

“I’m honored to join the YSI Board of Directors and look forward to serving the needs of our children and youth as we build a stronger community.” 

Nivedita (Niv) Masani is a Senior Manager at Vanguard with an extensive and diverse leadership experience. She is versatile in people and process management initiatives related to Operations, Business Development, Client contact centers, Marketing and Communications, and Information Technology. As an immigrant and having raised two kids of her own, Niv is passionate about early child development and youth support services.

Meg Pritchard

Meg Pritchard is a communications, media and marketing professional with extensive experience in the legal, business and publishing industries. She helps a diverse range of organizations, including law firms of all sizes, professional service firms and individuals, established businesses and emerging enterprises, trade associations and nonprofits.