AADP Board of Directors
Yusuf Hasan, Chairman
Mr. Hasan has served on the AADP Board of Directors for the past 40 years and has been Chairman for the past 4 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.
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.
This will be Lafayette’s first year as the Media Director for the AADP and he is very excited to have the duty of sourcing and curating our own media with the community and for the community.
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 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. She first joined the Advisory Board for our 49th AADP 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
Cenie J. Williams
AADP Board of Directors
Director of Security
Lafayette James Jr.
Director of Media
Doctor Bob Lee Board Member
Imam Izak-EL M. Pasha