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Our Team And Board


OUR TEAM

Andre Collins
Executive Director

Andre, a former player himself, currently serves as the Executive Director of the Professional Athletes Foundation helping players transition out of the game. He is responsible for creating a sense of community and opportunity for former players. Andre’s driving force to make the transition smoother for former players is made stronger by his personal experiences after leaving the game. His wife Ericka and children Lola, Karis and Chet provide a balance that allows Andre to be creative and focused on former player concerns

Tyrone Allen
Director

Tyrone serves as the Director of the Professional Athletes Foundation where he oversees the operations of the Players Assistance Trust, valued partner relationships and all emerging opportunities for the foundation. Originally from Philadelphia, Tyrone has extensive social-work experience, including over seven years working with former players. He currently resides in Washington, DC.

Caryl Banks
Manager

Caryl serves as the Manager of the Professional Athletes Foundation helping players through the Players Assistance Trust (PAT) application process while also providing support and resources the player may need beyond the PAT. Originally from West Virginia, Caryl is a clinically licensed social worker with over 10 years’ experience in the field. She currently resides in Bowie, MD where she is actively involved in her son Dominick’s AAU athletics.

Leslie Isler
Associate

Leslie serves as an Associate for the Professional Athletes Foundation helping players through the Players Assistance Trust application process.  Leslie is excited to help former players as they navigate the programs and services available through the PAF.

Laura Stefanow
Assistant

Laura serves as the Assistant for the Professional Athletes Foundation helping players through the GU PAT application process while also connecting them with the appropriate resources throughout the NFLPA. A graduate of West Virginia University, Laura brings experience in community relations, health and wellness and customer service.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DeMaurice Smith, Chairman
Nolan Harrison, Acting Chairman
Maxine Baker, Director
Andre Collins, Director
Ned Ehrlich, Director
Ken Jolly, Director
David Joyner, Director
Pete Kendall, Director
Dewey McClain, Director
Emery Moorehead, Director
Charles Swisher, Director