Imani Gilliam joined NJ SEEDS in August 2012 as the Assistant Dean of Programs. Today she serves as the Dean of Programs. Imani is a native of New Jersey and a graduate of Seton Hall University, where she studied biology and psychology. Imani began working and volunteering with various youth development programs immediately upon graduation. She served as an educator and co-coordinator at People for People, Inc. for their What Matters Most and SOAR Programs, which serviced urban youth in Philadelphia. Imani also managed the Summer ServiceCorps Program for the Coatesville Youth Initiative within the Brandywine Health Foundation for two consecutive summers. She is currently enrolled at Gonzaga University to pursue her masters in organizational leadership and sits as a founding board member for Project L.I.F.T., Inc., a non-profit organization working with youth in the city of Camden, New Jersey. A firm believer that everyone on this earth is born to achieve something significant, her passion and personal mission is to lead and mentor youth toward a life of excellence through leadership, service, and education to help them reach their full potential.