AADP Board of Directors


yusuf hasan, chairman

Mr. Hasan is an experienced Chairman and has served on the AADP Board of Directors for the past 40 years. His primary profession is in the healthcare field , as he is a Board Certified Chaplain and specializes in Pediatric Palliative Care and Inter-Faith Spiritual Counseling. Hasan is skilled in Non-Profit Organizations, Community Organizing & Volunteerism,  Event Planning, Public Speaking and Leadership. 

He is committed to the advancement of the African American community and is a devoted  member of the Historical Masjid Malcolm Shabazz in Harlem, NY,  which was founded on the leadership of Imam W. Deen Mohammad.

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synchana elkerson, communcation & Pr director

Synchana has an array of skills and talents that she uses to inspire her community. Her primary trade is psychology and she is a masters level Mental Health Professional, specializing in counseling and psycho-education. She is devoted to de-stigmatizing counseling and improving mental health outcomes of individuals in disadvantaged communities.

Synchana is also a community organizer and is actively involved with the rebranding of the AADP. She has experience in Non-Profit Management,  Business Marketing & Branding, Web Development, Graphic Design, Communications & Public Relations, Event Planning, Stage Productions and the Performing Arts. 


doctor bob lee, media director

Doctor Bob Lee is the Community Affairs Director for WBLS and as part of his community-based work, Lee has developed strong ties to many local and national public figures and community organizations. He has been working with the AADP for over 20 years and is committed to using his platform to uplift and inspire the African American community. 

Lee currently hosts the weekly live television program "Open," which broadcasts on BronxNet, a cable television station serving the Bronx and upper Manhattan. He is also the founder and board member of the Make The Grade Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides mentoring and aid to school children. 



Livingston Wingate

Conrad Peters

Jacqueline Peterson

Abdel Krim

Abe Snyder

Cenie J. Williams

Ennis Francis

Joseph Steele

Piankhi Akinbaloye

Bernice Bolar

Adeyemi Oyeilumi

Llyod Mayo

Leonard Davis


AADP Board of Directors

Abe Snyder

Chairman Emeritus

Yusuf Hasan

Tamara Norman
Vice Chairman
Arlene Tuff

Melvin Muhammed,
Director of Security
Synchana Elkerson
Director of Communications & PR
Doctor Bob Lee
 Director of Media


Advisory Board

 Imam Izak-EL M. Pasha

Charles Billups

Kamaria Buchanan

Theodore Collins

Sharase DeBouse

Hazel Dukes

Monique Fremong-Manso

Raphael George

Shakirah Gittens

Veronica Hickman

Marvin Holland

Lafayette James

Theresa Mack

Mujib Mannan

Delisa McGregor

Felicia Richards

Jasmine Robinson

Olivia Sanders

Elbert Shamsid-dean