Board of Directors

Chairman/CEO

Robert J. Stroughter, Sr.

Sunrise: September 20, 1939
Place of Birth: Patmos, Arkansas.
Moved to San Francisco: 1946
Moved to Silicon Valley: 1965 (Resident for 55 Years)
Education: Middleham University, B.S., 1996, Middleham University, M.B.A., 2000 Military
Service: United States Navy, Photographer.
Email: Robert@joynerpayneyouthservices.org

Founding Member

Hewitt R. Joyner Jr.

Sunrise: Sept. 30, 1939
Place of Birth: Boston (Roxbury) Massachusetts
Moved to Silicon Valley: 1971 (Resident for 44 Years)
Education: Delaware State University, B.S., Health & Physical Education, 1962 Boston University School of Human Relations, 1968 San Jose State University, M.A., Education Admin & Community Education, 1976 University of San Francisco, Doctoral Studies, University of Southern California, Doctoral Studies.
Email: Hewitt@joynerpayneyouthservices.org

Board Member

Dawan Muhammad

Sunrise: January 23, 1946
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
Moved to S.F. Bay Area: 1950
Moved to Silicon Valley: 1961 (Resident off and on for 59 years)
Viet Nam Veteran: USAF 1964-68
Education: BA Degrees UCSC Political Science, Islamic Studies & Aesthetics (Ethnomusicology) 1971, MA Degree Golden Gate University Journalism 1978
Email: Dawan@joynerpayneyouthservices.org

Vice Chairman

Aaron K. Hicks, Jr.

Resident of the south bay area for the past thirty years in the City of San Jose with wife and son, after being relocated from Detroit, Michigan to Silicon Valley by the United States Air Force in 1989, as a Medical Recruiter. While on active duty, received an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from the Community College of the Air Force along with a BSBA degree from the University of Phoenix. Also received numerous other awards and certificates of training in addition to academic achievements, while on active duty in the USAF. Since retiring from the United States Air Force as a Master Sargent with 21 years of honorable service to our country, Aaron has consistently served as a leader in community development.
Email: Aaron@joynerpayneyouthservices.org

Secretary

James Payne, Sr.

Chief Financial Officer

Lisa Mitchell-Reed

Born: Native of San Jose
Primary & Secondary Education: Eastside Unified School District
College: Franklin University, Columbus Ohio
Career: Former COO/Operations Director of the Alameda Point Collaborative; Currently CFO of Partners Asia; CEO/Owner CLR Consulting LLC
Affiliated Organizations: Former Executive Board Member (Treasurer) Alameda Development Corporation four; Franklin County Police Athletic League, both (4) consecutive years; Member of East Bay Housing Organization; Advisor to Women’s Employment Resources Corporation; Current Member of NAACP
Email: Lisa@joynerpayneyouthservices.org

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Board Member

James”Doc” Lewis

Robert J. Stroughter, Sr.

Chairman/CEO

Sunrise: September 20, 1939
Place of Birth: Patmos, Arkansas.
Moved to San Francisco: 1946
Moved to Silicon Valley: 1965 (Resident for 55 Years)
Education: Middleham University, B.S., 1996, Middleham University, M.B.A., 2000 Military
Service: United States Navy, Photographer.

Hewitt R. Joyner Jr.

Founding Member

Sunrise: Sept. 30, 1939
Place of Birth: Boston (Roxbury) Massachusetts
Moved to Silicon Valley: 1971 (Resident for 44 Years)
Education: Delaware State University, B.S., Health & Physical Education, 1962 Boston University School of Human Relations, 1968 San Jose State University, M.A., Education Admin & Community Education, 1976 University of San Francisco, Doctoral Studies, University of Southern California, Doctoral Studies.

Dawan Muhammad

Board Member

Sunrise: January 23, 1946
Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
Moved to S.F. Bay Area: 1950
Moved to Silicon Valley: 1961 (Resident off and on for 59 years)
Viet Nam Veteran: USAF 1964-68
Education: BA Degrees UCSC Political Science, Islamic Studies & Aesthetics (Ethnomusicology) 1971
MA Degree Golden Gate University Journalism 1978