Meet The Team
In the past I led an innovative Chicago community youth center for those most at-risk to challenges including poverty, violence and hunger. The greatest lesson I embraced was bringing adults, civic leaders, teachers, your and organizations together in one voice. This is what I look forward to continuing and expanding here in my new home, and I am grateful for the hospitality and support.
Justin Woodard, Ed.D
Scholar Success Program Manager
I have a great passion for empowering and developing young people’s self-leadership skills and personal development, while also trying to strive towards constant professional development and holistic growth. I have worked with low-income, first generation college-going students for almost 10 years. My areas of professional research and study have focus on student equity, access, and retention. I am excited to join the team.
David Miles III
High School Support Program Coordinator
David G. Miles III joined the team in 2016 as the High School Support Coordinator. Prior to joining Achievers, David received his B.A. in Communication Studies from San Jose State University. Following that, he served as a Site Coordinator with the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center where he designed a dynamic after school program centered on academics, enrichment, and recreation.
Deanine R. Wheeler
Deanine R. Wheeler, Operations Manager has over 15 years of experience working in the healthcare, customer service, and management. Her personal qualities combined with her diverse experience are a great contribution to our organization. Deanine’s experience leading a team, being a productive team member, experience multi- tasking in a highly productive in a fast-paced environment and dealing with youth, adults, donors and board members are good attributes to bring to our team. Outside of her vast work experience, just being a mother of four boys with four varied backgrounds and success she also brings an untapped resource and perspective to the organization. Deanine’s willingness to do whatever needs to be done to make sure SFA remains successful add fulfills its mission is her driving force.
Tye graduated from the University of Iowa, with a double major in Management and Marketing from the School of Business. After college, Tye traveled extensively before settling in Los Angeles. There he started his first business in freelance bookkeeping.
Eduardo started volunteering at SF Achievers in 2015 as a web developer helping SF Achievers have a better presence on the web. He has worked for SFUSD, SFPL, San Francisco Food Bank, and has done freelancing for most of his time since graduating from Full Sail University.