Michelle L. Freridge, M.P.A., J.D., Executive Director
Michelle Freridge joined AYC as the Development Director in 2002, became the Program Director in 2007, and was tapped to be the Executive Director in 2012. She completed a B.A. at Michigan State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at Western Michigan University before moving to Southern California in 1999. After more than 20 years of direct service, development, and management work in the non-profit sector, she attended Loyola Law School’s evening program and was admitted to the California Bar in 2011. Ms. Freridge is an Adjunct Professor at University of the West, where she teaches MBA classes with a non-profit focus. Michelle sits on the Board of the Rosemead Kiwanis Foundation, the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association, and the Pasadena Community College President’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Advisory Committee. Ms. Freridge is deeply committed to empowering youth to succeed in life.
Nicholette Espinosa, Director of Educational Enrichment Services
As the Director of Educational Enrichment Services, Mrs. Espinosa oversees after-school and educational programs. She has more than 17 years of experience educating and managing youth programs. Mrs. Espinosa completed her B.A. at Cal Poly Pomona in 2005 and her Preliminary Multiple Subject Teaching Credential in 2009 at Cal State Fullerton. She also completed her Site Supervisor Permit with Vanguard University in 2014 and her Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with UCLA in 2016.
Florence Lin, Community Relations Manager As the Community Relations Manager at AYC, Ms. Lin oversees AYC's Community Outreach and Education activities, the Emergency Food Program, and maintains relations with local press including Chinese media outlets. She has managed numerous community programs including Voter Registration, Immigration and Naturalization, Health and Wellness Initiatives, CalFRESH Enrollment, and Los Angeles County Office of Education Parenting Education. She supervises and works closely with community and parent volunteers. This was also required of her prior position at AYC as ACE Program and Office Manager for 5 years, where she assisted with the Tobacco Education, Ms. Lin completed a Master of Education degree in 1986 after being a home economics teacher for 4 years. She is bilingual in Mandarin and English and trained and experienced in providing parent education curriculum in Mandarin Chinese.