OUR TEAM

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CALLIE JAYNE

FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Callie Jayne’s desire to fight for justice began in 8th Grade protesting against unequitable dress code policies. Callie’s career started off in sales, bouncing from job-to-job, and struggling to meet ends meet. When she decided to go back to college, she found herself transitioning to the post-secondary education field - wanting to focus on helping women prioritize their education, and moving forward in their careers. It was then, that she found herself in a situation like so many before her - a single mother, trying to survive within structures that were created to make sure she failed.

Callie finished her undergraduate degree in business, and then went on to complete her Masters’ in Nonprofit Management. For her internship, she began working at a human services organization, which later hired her full time. She built and expanded the volunteer base and pantry hours which increased the number of families who were able to access food. She increased the individual giving, community and business engagement which lowered operational costs. Though providing emergency services was helping hundreds of families every week, it was doing nothing to change the systems of oppression that are set in place.

Her life, work and educational experiences led her to discover the institutionalized issues that were preventing her and many others — from all walks of life — from achieving a quality standard of living. Her desire for change comes from the belief that all people deserve a basic standard of living, and if we could all come together and hear many differing perspectives, we can use our struggles to achieve collective greatness.

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LISA ROYER

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Lisa Royer is a long-time Kingston Resident who is committed to fighting for Justice to all. Motivated by the experiences her children had in Public Schools, Lisa began organizing around issues of Police Brutality, and Education Injustice.

As Outreach Organizer, Lisa is building with people in the community which she lives in order to make a real systemic change that will provide real opportunities to people of Kingston.

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LISA BOUDREAU

COMMUNITY ORGANIZER

Lisa was born and raised in Kingston, NY. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Biology from SUNY College at Brockport. While obtaining her Bachelors degree, Lisa was able to study abroad twice on San Salvador Island in The Bahamas. She went on to earn a Master of Science in Environmental Health and Safety Management from Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Lisa values spirituality and the healing that it inspires. Based on her own healing experience, she understands that healing is a journey, not a destination, and she believes that empathy can lead to empowerment. Lisa brings this intention to her work at Rise Up every day. 

Lisa has been volunteering with Rise Up Kingston since February 2019, and joined the staff as Community Organizer in October 2019. She considers herself lucky to have stumbled onto a career path that suits her perfectly. Lisa is looking forward to growing and learning with Rise Up Kingston.

When she’s not out organizing in the community, Lisa enjoys singing very loudly around the house, dancing in her kitchen to reggae music, playing with tarot cards and eating garlic plantain chips. She also owns an assortment of knee high socks. Lisa chooses to spend her dollars with Fair Trade companies as another way to give back. 

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STEPHANIE ALINSUG

COMMUNICATIONS AND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Stephanie is a first generation biracial designer, writer, and organizer. She has lived, loved, and worked here in the Hudson Valley since adolescence. She is the founder and editor of the rag, a radical feminist zine, and has the privilege to be co-organizer of the Radical Liberation Project.  

As the Communications and Development Coordinator, she is ready to utilize her skills outside the constructs of capitalism and to instead empower those impacted by the traumas of supremacy and oppression. 

Stephanie lives in Kingston with her feisty kid, and considers the dismantling of all barriers to collective and personal liberation her lifelong work.