Our Team

 

Tyeisha Grier

Kent County Organizer/Civic Engagement Coordinator

Tyeisha Grier (she/her) spent most of her childhood overseas before moving to Delaware in her teens. After high school she attended Delaware State University before serving as a Combat Medic in the US Army. Prior to her honorable discharge she gained her first taste of the administrative side of healthcare as the NCOIC of the Internal Medicine Clinic, one of the largest clinics at WRAMC in D.C. Tyeisha’s experience combines over 20 years of various clinical and administrative roles in healthcare and mental health. She prides herself as a passionate advocate for the rights of patients, workers, and students. Currently she’s one of the Co-Coordinators of the new Community Policy Institute, a joint collaboration with Network Delaware and the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League.

Contact her at tgrier@thenetworkde.org.   

Kirsten Walther

New Castle County Organizer/Change Agent Journey Coordinator

Kirsten joined Network Delaware as a volunteer during Membership Week 2017. She has worked on several programs within the organization, including the Restorative Schools Campaign, People’s Congress, and Planning Committee. Currently, she serves as coordinator for the Change Agent Journey, a leadership development program that provides coaching and support for folks looking to build their skills and learn to make change in their community.

Prior to joining the Network Delaware team, Kirsten worked on several electoral campaigns, both as volunteer coordinator and campaign manager. She is passionate about Network Delaware’s mission to support regular people in getting involved with the political process.

Jasmine Dixon

Sussex County Organizer

Jasmine joined Network Delaware through AmeriCorps Public Allies Program. Serving as the Sussex County coordinator, she is using the program development training to organize change agents, social change dinners, and community outreach in southern Delaware.

Prior to serving at Network Delaware, Jasmine had decades of experience managing offices for small businesses as well as various types of churches. She has always had a passion for community development and inclusion which led to her interest to serve in the AmeriCorp program. Her passion for youth development, violence prevention, and social change influenced her decision to change career paths and begin the journey to enacting change in her own community. She believes that people from all walks of life can make the biggest impact that goes beyond your neighborhood.

Shané Darby

Lead Trainer Ella Josephine Baker Black Organizers Group

Shané is the Principal Facilitator for Network Delaware’s Ella Josephine Baker Black Organizers Group which prepares aspiring Black (African-American, Caribbean, African, Afro-Latino) organizers wishing to improve their skills to make an impact for racial justice and fight for Black liberation. This small group immerses participants in the fundamentals of social change organizing, base building, leadership development, and campaign planning.

Shané established Black Mothers in Power. Black Mothers in Power is a statewide, non-profit organization founded on empowering Black Mothers by building awareness, creating educational programming and lobbying for legislation addressing racial inequity among mothers in our community. 

Drew Serres

Network Coordinator

Drew (he/him) is the Network Coordinator and Co-Founder of Network Delaware which focuses on activating regular people in the political process through leadership development, civic engagement, and policy change. Through the organization Drew has provided a space to support campaigns for racial justice, immigrant rights, reproductive justice, and economic opportunity. He focuses his time coaching and developing the next set of social change organizers across the state.

Previously, Drew managed and coached multiple grassroots electoral and issue-oriented campaigns from the local to the state-wide level. He also wrote at OrganizingChange.org and coached chess at a local school.

Contact him at info@thenetworkde.org.