AADP Board of Directors

Yusuf Hasan, Chairman

Mr. Hasan has served on the AADP Board of Directors for the past 40 years before becoming Chairman . 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.


Tamara Norman, Vice Chairman

Tamara Norman is the Vice Chair of the AADP, Inc, and has been responsible for coordinating block volunteers, parade participants and bands for over 25 years. Tamara is a long time board member, committed community organizer and supporter of many organizations including NAACP. Her dedication to AADP is second to none.

Lafayette James Jr., Media Director

Lafayette James Jr. is a seasoned video producer with a B.S. degree in Communication Science from the University of Connecticut. He is a well-versed creative that has been specializing in developing enticing visuals for the past 8 years. Lafayette is the Founder of Moolou Vision Media Productions LLC., a thriving video production company based out of Bridgeport, CT.

As Media Director for the AADP, Lafayette is very excited to have the duty of sourcing and curating our own media with the community and for the community.

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Melvin Muhammad, Security Director

Melvin Muhammed has served on the AADP Board of Directors as the Security Director for over 40 years. He has been committed to securing the parade route and teaching security volunteers how to be a buffer between the community and the police department to make the AADP a safe and enjoyable event for all.

Muhammed became introduced to the AADP through his membership at the Historical Masjid Malcolm Shabazz in Harlem, NY. He has been committed to providing his security expertise to events and organizations that seek to improve the community.


Jasmine Robinson,

Board Member

Jasmine Robinson is the grand daughter of our Chairman Emeritus, Abe Snyder. She has a background in Political Science and Event Planning/Management. She has hosted over a hundred community events prior to joining the AADP Board and because of her hard work and dedication to the parade and the community is now a member of the Board of Directors. She shares the same passion as her grandfather and wants to carry out his vision and legacy.

aadp advisory board 2019


Livingston Wingate

Conrad Peters

Jacqueline Peterson

Abdel Krim

Abe Snyder

Cenie J. Williams

Ennis Francis

Joseph Steele

Piankhi Akinbaloye

Bernice Bolar

Adeyemi Oyeilumi

Lloyd Mayo

Leonard Davis

AADP Board of Directors

Abe Snyder

Chairman Emeritus

Yusuf Hasan


Tamara Norman

Vice Chairman

Melvin Muhammed

Director of Security

Jasmine Robinson

Board Member 

Lafayette James Jr. 

Director of Media

Doctor Bob Lee

Board Member 


Advisory Board

 Imam Izak-EL M. Pasha

Charles Billups

Kamaria Buchanan

Cordell Cleare

Theodore Collins

Sharase DeBouse

Veronica Hickman

Mujib Mannan

Theresa Mack

Felicia Richards

Kennedee Geffinger

Olivia Sanders

Darlene Shamsid-dean

Elbert Shamsid-dean

Xavier Stone

Thomas Walker

Cheryl Wills