Youth Services Staff

"We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives." -John Kennedy

The Youth Council is fortunate to have three talented professionals serving as the Youth Services staff members and Youth Employment Services coordinator and who are committed leaders that serve in the role as administrators, organizers, mentors, teachers, and friends. They are devoted individuals who cherish and help each child create a childhood that is safe, enriching, and memorable.

Director of Youth Services

JoAnn Reed

JoAnn Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology and a Masters of Science in Counseling. She is also a Certified Prevention Professional. JoAnn has over 10 years of experience in the social services field. She has spent her career working with youth and families involved in the foster care system and victims of domestic violence. Prior to joining the Hastings Youth Advocate Team, she also served as clinical supervisor of an adolescent substance abuse outpatient program.

Phone: 914-478-3400 X647

Youth Advocate

Judy Jakubik

Judy Jakubik holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in School Psychology.  Judy has over 10 years of experience working with families and youth within her church community. She collaborated with neighboring churches to promote safe and healthy alternatives to substance use, while providing a caring environment and promoting the development of quality and authentic relationships. Prior to becoming a Youth Advocate for the Village of Hastings, Judy was an accountant at a public accounting firm where she worked on audits and helped maintain governmental guidelines for non-profit organizations.

Phone: 914-478-3400 x646

Youth Employment Service (Y.E.S.) Coordinator

Jill Iturbe

Jill Iturbe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. She has spent many years working with adolescents and teens as a teacher, in school-based musical theatre, and as the Director of the Youth Employment Service for the past sixteen years. Jill was a founding member and served as President of the Ardsley Education Foundation for ten years. She also served on the Building Leadership Teams of the Ardsley School System and Cultural Arts Chair of its PTA.