Staff Mentors

Stacy Hairston

Stacy Hairston has been with Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. since June 2017. She graduated from Buchtel High School and The University of Akron with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Education.  She is a Life Coach and Prevention Specialist, and she is also a Certified Registered Applicant, Microsoft certified and CPR/First Aid certified.  Hairston enjoys coaching basketball at East High School, exercising, mentoring children and promoting healthy life choices.

Courtney Bock-Nelson

Courtney Bock-Nelson played on the Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. Travel Basketball team during high school, and began her career at Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. as a Public Relations Intern while in college.  She graduated from St. Vincent-St. Mary High School and The University of Akron with a degree in Communications: Mass Media News.  She returned here in 2015 and is the Lead Life Coach and Prevention Specialist. Bock-Nelson is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant, LifeSkills and CPR certified. She is especially interested in promoting healthy lifestyle choices in children and fighting for gender equality.  Bock-Nelson also enjoys coaching her successful Air Attack girls travel basketball team.

Raekwon Smith

Raekwon Smith has been with Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. since 2015.  He graduated from Firestone High School and played football at Hiram College.  Smith now plays semi-pro football for North East Ohio Silverbacks.  Smith plans on majoring in Accounting.  He is a LifeCoach and Prevention Specialist, and also Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant, LifeSkills, Microsoft and CPR certified. Smith likes to kick drug butt and take names. 

Raekwon Smith

Raekwon Smith has been with Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. since 2015.  He graduated from Firestone High School and played football at Hiram College.  Smith now plays semi-pro football for North East Ohio Silverbacks.  Smith plans on majoring in Accounting.  He is a LifeCoach and Prevention Specialist, and also Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant, LifeSkills, Microsoft and CPR certified. Smith likes to kick drug butt and take names. 

Briana Culver

Briana Culver begin at Akron-UMADAOP, Inc. in 2018. She is a graduate from Firestone High School, where she participated in Business Professionals of America, ran track, played basketball and was a cheerleader. She attended the University of Kentucky and is a member of the United States Air Force. Culver is EMT Certified, Microsoft Certified and a Registered Applicant. She enjoys being a positive role model for the youth.