Kristin Moore joined YLC in October 2021 as the QPI Director of Business & Growth. Kristin has spent her career in the non-profit sector with over 25 years of experience in various leadership roles in the nonprofit organization, Road Scholar, and also serves as the Chair of the Board for The Wish Project, a nonprofit in Massachusetts that provides critical assistance to unhoused families. Kristin is excited to bring her experience in operations, communications, and fundraising to help further YLC’s mission.
Team Member Type: Staff
Selina Weiss joined the Youth Law Center in June of 2017. In her role at YLC, Selina focuses on internal and external communications, development and fundraising, and day-to-day operations. Selina was born and raised in San Francisco, CA. She left high school at 15 and attended City College of San Francisco and graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning. Before joining YLC, Selina spent five years working in communications and development at ScholarMatch, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization that aims to make college possible for low-income first generation students. Prior to that, Selina worked for the Mayor of San Francisco in the office of Neighborhood Services, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for Supervisor John Avalos, District 11, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Arts Commission. When not working, Selina is a dedicated volunteer in the Bay Area arts community. She has spent over 5 years volunteering as a mentor and Board member at First Exposures, an organization that aims to empower Bay Area youth through photography, and over 2 years serving on the San Francisco Symphony’s All San Francisco Committee. Selina can often be found running around her hometown with a camera in hand, doing embroidery, learning to garden, and spending time with family and friends.
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Jamie Grantham Averett
Jamie Averett joined the QPI team in 2017 after working in child welfare in Northwest Georgia for 17 years. As an attorney, Jamie was involved with the implementation of the National Quality Improvement Center on the Representation of Children. In 2013, she was appointed as an Associate Judge for Bartow County (Georgia) Juvenile Court for both child welfare and juvenile justice cases. Judge Averett brings to QPI her passion and commitment to serving children and families in child welfare, and her sincere belief that every child and every parent is an individual who deserves the best we have to offer every day.
Will Radler joined Youth Law Center in 2019 as the Office Manager, serving as the first point of contact for all operational matters at YLC’s San Francisco headquarters. As Operations & HR Manager, Will also supports QPI’s contract lifecycle management, billing, IT, hiring, and other administrative processes. Prior to YLC, Will spent five years at the Mental Health Association of San Francisco (MHASF), first as assistant manager of the statewide Peer-Run Warm Line and then as the agency’s Operations Manager. Whether in public-facing or behind-the-scenes roles, Will is committed to supporting advocacy and service delivery models that center the voices of those most impacted by the systems we aim to transform.
Kirstie Jetland joined the Youth Law Center in 2020 as the Administrative Assistant of the Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI). In 2021, she became the QPI National Coordinator and served as the hub for communication, scheduling, and event management for the QPI National Team. As the Manager of QPI Special Projects, Kirstie now supports the growth of QPI through administrative oversight of the QPI Champions Training program and various new initiatives. Prior to YLC, Kirstie spent three years with UnitedHealth Group’s Payment Integrity division in both team management and project management roles. Kirstie brings these technical skills to the QPI team to support its mission of advocacy and change.
Kirstie’s QPI Why
Terry Harrak has more than a decade of youth advocacy, curriculum development, training and community outreach experience. She currently works on QPI and the Just Beginning Program (JB) at the Youth Law Center. Terry supports the QPI goals by ensuring young people have a voice in the process. She works directly with QPI sites training youth and developing strategies for youth involvement. Terry manages the Just Beginning program sites nationally. Prior to her work at Youth Law Center, she served as Project Manager for Child Welfare League of America and Director of Youth Engagement for Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative.
Terry’s QPI Why
Celina Granato joined the Youth Law Center’s Quality Parenting Initiative (QPI) team in 2016 as the QPI National Coordinator where she has been involved with various aspects of development, supporting project planning and implementation for national QPI sites. In July 2021, she became QPI Resource Manager where she oversees and coordinates online services to include QPI website, resources, and communications. Formerly, she worked as a Foster Parent Trainer and Licensing Specialist in Northwest Florida, which is where she became involved with QPI’s efforts to improve the local system of care. She ultimately pioneered the first Foster Parent Mentor Program for Bay County, Florida in 2015. She has also served youth and families as a Dependency Case Manager, and has operated as Group Treatment Coordinator at a residential treatment program for teenage girls involved with the juvenile justice system.