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Taren Greenidge earned her B.A. in Economics and Political Science, cum laude, in 2007 from Spelman College and her J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2010.  She is currently an Associate at Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, a national law firm devoted representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law.  Taren is a member of the Urban League of Rochester’s Board of Directors and is also an active member of the Greater Rochester Association of Women Attorneys, the Rochester Black Bar Association and the Monroe County Bar Association.



Jamal Redding has been a member of BYP since its inception. He is a New York State Certified Public Accountant, and works as a Professional Business Management Consultant at JC Jones & Associates. Jamal has earned a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Kent State University.



Diedra Livingston graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelors in Communications and completed her Masters in Human Resource Development from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has been employed by RIT since 2008. She currently works as a Career Services Coordinator, in the office of Career Services and Cooperative education. She is very excited about joining the board and working with other like-minded individuals.


Co-Social Chair

Ericka E. Wilson, works as a News Producer at News10NBC/WHEC-TV. She has been in Rochester since March 2017. Ericka was born and raised in Chicago, IL and studied Broadcast Journalism and English before graduating college in 2015. Today, Ericka loves to get involved in the black community and give time to better represent those who look like her. Ericka is a News Producer by the day, and a stylish ballet dancing butterfly at night!


Co-Social Chair

Tanesha Gano attended Monroe Community College and graduated with an Associate in Liberal Arts and Science. She is the Internal Compliance Monitor at Highland Hospital. Event planning and meeting new people are her passion. She is part of the Media and Ushering departments at her church, Glory House International.  


Vice President of Membership

Bio coming soon! 


Professional Development Chair

Native of Winter Haven, Florida, Grace Joseph attended the University of South Florida where she received her Bachelors of Sociology. Promptly after graduation, she moved to Rochester, NY where and received a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Medaille College. Professionally, Grace has worked in the fields of customer service, auto insurance counseling, career development, and more recently management. Presently, she serves as the Manager of Clinical Counseling for CDS Monarch in which direct oversight is provided to a wide array of clinicians. She is beyond excited to be a part of the board and looks forward to working with such esteemed professionals.


Marketing Chair

Tonya Dickerson is a graduate of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor with a Bachelors in Sociology, and Medaille College with a Masters in Organizational Leadership. She is employed at the Department of Labor providing career development tools to job seekers and has over seven years of experience in workforce development. Tonya volunteers with various community organizations, serving on committees and boards such as the Black Scholars Planning Committee. She is excited to be part of BYP organization; promoting the groups events and keeping you informed.  


Co-Community Service Chair

JBrian Smith graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2016.  He has been employed with Pathfinder Engineers and Architects since.  He currently works as a Mechanical Design Engineer.  He is proud to be a member of the board as he works to provide opportunities for young professionals to engage in philanthropy, community and volunteer activities. 


Co-Community Service Chair

Born in Lower Manhattan, but raised in Harlem, Yasmin J. Mattox is an interdisciplinary social science researcher.  Mattox holds a B.A. in Political Science from Alfred University and an M.S. in International Studies from St. John Fisher College.  She is the Founder and Principal Researcher of Y Mattox Research & Consulting, a social science research and consulting firm.  Mattox has also recently begun the position of Program Assistant at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Urban Entrepreneurship (CUE).  Yasmin employs her knowledge of interdisciplinary social science issues, locally and abroad, to help plan impactful, engaging, and fun BYP community service ideas and initiatives.