Kelly Williams, Editor in Chief

Kelly Williams

Kelly Williams is an author and former TV news reporter who serves as chief marketing and communications officer for Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. She has an extensive background in national nonprofit leadership, multicultural engagement marketing and international corporate communications. Kelly has a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Missouri.




Ryanne Persinger, Co-editor

Ryanne Persinger

Ryanne Persinger is a journalist with a broad range of communications experience. Prior to joining YAP as senior manager of communications, she was a marketing and communications coordinator at a technical college. She also worked in Harrisburg, Pa. as a media specialist for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Democratic Caucus. Ryanne’s work has appeared in newspapers in Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Visalia and Tulare, communities in her home state of California.