Executive Director


Kazz is an experienced executive with 20 years of experience in non-profit management and education.

Before joining HTB, he served as the Chief Program Officer at the The Boys' Club of New York and as Deputy Director at Ramapo For Children.

Kazz holds a B.A. in history and has also earned a master’s degree in education from the University of Virginia, as well post-graduate certificates from Fordham University, Baruch College and NYU.

As an independent consultant, Kazz founded Teachable NYC, an organization whose mission is to help support the creation of diverse and inclusive programs for children.

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Program Manager


Milton Pelotte has worked with various NYC non-profit organizations leading and developing youth programming for NYC youth over the past ten years.


Milton holds a B.A. in Criminal Justice from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a specialization in youth development and a Certificate in Non-profit Management from Baruch College’s Marxe School of Public and International Affairs. 


Milton is passionate about empowering his community and the people that live there through his various volunteer work around New York City. Milton has received awards for his work with youth from the Brooklyn District Attorneys Office and the Association for Equality and Excellence in Education.

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Director of Mixed Martial Arts


Stan has been training and competing in Martial Arts for 15+ years. He is proficient in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Western Boxing, with an undefeated record.


He has worked with children and young adults for over a decade, with a focus on building a culture of trust, confidence and work-ethic.


As a consultant, he initiated and refined the Boxing and Muay Thai programs for Warren Levi Martial Arts.


Stan holds a B.A. in Political Science & Minor in Psychology from CUNY - Queens College.


Program Coordinator

Gary Gabriel has worked consistently in education for two decades. Primarily employed in the nonprofit sector, Mr. Gabriel has held positions with several prominent NYC community-based organizations and has been a consultant to the NYC Department of Education.


Mr. Gabriel, a Harlem resident, has authored several books and written, produced, and directed theatrical productions featured at the Schomburg and Countee Cullen libraries. A fitness enthusiast, in 2017 Mr. Gabriel sponsored a health fair that resulted in his receiving a 2018 Neighborhood Grant from the Citizens Committee.

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Chair of the Board


Justin is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2018.

Justin has previously worked with several charitable organizations, such as the Youth Renewal Fund and the ACE Foundation.

Justin currently works as an investor at Millennium Management.

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Marketing Director

Remi is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Class of 2020.


She has previously dedicated time to a handful of service and community programs. Most notably, she was on the Leadership Board at the Philly Friendship Circle, where she coordinated, managed, and planned promotional activities. 


Remi currently works on the Buying team at Macy’s Inc.

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Vice-Chair of the Board


Zach is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2018.

Zach is a Recipient of the Congressional Award Silver Medal for service.

Zach currently works as a Private Equity Associate at Court Square Capital Partners.

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