Committed to the Cause
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of the Delaware Prevention Coalition. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Keith Taylor Jr.
Coordinator of Prevention Services
Hi: I'm a Pennsylvania native who made Delaware my home while attending Mount Pleasant High School. It was then where I started my prevention advocacy work with being a part of Kick Butts Generation (K.B.G) and pioneered the program while attending Lincoln University on a track scholarship. In 2015 while still in college, I started working at West End Neighborhood House coaching the Above Xpectations Track team. After graduating with a degree in Psychology, I decided to use my social science education and passion for drug prevention to spearhead the Delaware Prevention Youth Leadership Program before becoming the Coordinator of Prevention Services
My Why : What I value most is to live a happy life and to be surrounded by people who I also have a positive influence on. I have been given an opportunity in life that a lot of other people have not been fortunate enough to receive (basic needs, family, health, education, etc.). I don't want to take anything for granted, I want to use this opportunity of life to give back to the world.
Community Prevention Specialist
Hi! I'm a Delaware transplant and Nature Lover who has been a Youth Coordinator with Bellevue Community Center since 2019. I choose purpose over a paycheck when I decided to leave my New York lifestyle as an Institutional Trader for Wall St. after graduating from Scranton University. My passion for helping led me to get my Nursing Degree from Aria School of Nursing before pursuing my purpose in prevention.
My Why: Finding positivity and being of service to others, and everything that comes with that, helps with addiction, behavioral health, and helps me maintain my purpose and a crucial role in my journey toward living substance-free.
Coordinator of Prevention Services
Hello, my name is Thea I'm a Wilmington native, currently working as a Program Coordinator for a local nonprofit, and extremely passionate about cultivating our community. I'm a community organizer, mentor, mother, feminist, advocate for education, youth development, and period equity in Wilmington. I am no stranger to grassroots organizing, advocating for projects, policies, and practices that make our communities stronger. I've dedicated my young life to carrying out my family’s strong legacy of service in the City of Wilmington.
My Why: My work of prevention and advocating for youth was birthed out of my struggle with embracing the multiple identities I had. Growing up I didn't meet my father until I was nine, and had a mother who overcame but struggled with addiction. It's easy to tell someone they can achieve great things, but it's meaningless when the person telling you hasn't experienced any of the hardships you have. My focus within prevention is empowerment because we want to encourage youth to look beyond their flawed past or cards they've been dealt. Helping them understand that it doesn't make them who they are, but gives them the motivation to be in a different place, daring them to fall in love with their imperfections. Our mentor's lives serve as evidence that once you accept the ugly truth and use it as fuel towards your goals a radical change will be produced in your life.