Dr. Yvette Butler is a native of California and Founder and President of GapBuster Inc., a non-profit educational enrichment program established in 1999 in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Arriving to the Washington, DC area from New York in 1995, Dr. Butler worked at Howard University’s ACTG as the Study Coordinator and Co-Investigator for 4 years. She was directly involved in providing HIV education and prevention to Howard University’s allied health students and other health care providers. Dr. Butler has extensive knowledge in HIV/AIDS treatment, clinical trials, and patient management as well as developing and implementing educational programs. In addition to her HIV/AIDS knowledge, she has been involved with new and investigational medications for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and cardiac disorders.
Dr. Butler serves as the LULAC Maryland State Director and a member of the Board. She is also a member of the UMD Community Research Advisory Board (CRAB) as well as several other non-profit organizations. Additionally, she serves as the Montgomery County NAACP Parents’ Council Chair and is a faculty member of the National Minority AIDS and Education Training Center (NMAETC) located at Howard University. In April 2014, Dr. Butler was a keynote speaker for the National Honors Society at Wheaton High School.
Dr. Butler has worked diligently to ensure equity in Montgomery and Prince George’s Public Schools between students and staff. She has dedicated a decade of work to developing GapBuster, Inc, Designed to close the academic achievement gap and raise the achievement bar for students and their families.
Nesreen Hill, our Director of Youth Programs, is a founding member of GapBuster, Inc. She has been part of the GapBuster, Inc. since second grade, where her confidence within herself was able to flourish. Nesreen helps design cohesive and comprehensive youth development programs, develop and implement planning and project management processes, day to day supervisory support, collaborate with the educational unit, manage the development and maintenance of the GapBuster Inc. center, etc.
Nesreen has served as the Director of Youth Programs for 8 years, fostering an enriching environment for the youth and community members. Her management, business, and interpersonal skills have tremendously developed with this position. GapBuster youth have also taught her that patience is the key to success and you can never stop learning, especially from children. Furthermore, Nesreen hopes that being the leader of GapBuster, Inc. will assist her in successfully managing her business, Queen Kush Products, and continue to work avidly with the GapBuster youth.
Gail Davis supports our administrative work with GapBuster, Inc. Gail has decades of professional background after earning a BS focused in Business Administration and an MS in Human Resources Management from the University of Maryland University College. Gail’s coordination of our teams and community relations is critical to our ability to provide success to youth and family. Gail is an Experienced Real Estate Agent with a demonstrated history of working in the real estate industry. Licensed in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Skilled in negotiation, traditional sales/short sales, rentals, real estate transactions for owner-occupants and investors.
Brittney Alexander is our Administrative and Program Assistant. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering at the National Treasure Morgan State University located in Baltimore, Maryland. She is also a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated. Brittney is also the owner and baker of Sweet Intentions Bakery. With her strong desire and love for her community, she has dedicated her life to making sure that she not only gives back to her community but that also leaves a positive impact through leadership, education, culinary and entrepreneurship.
Kwaku joins the staff as Gapbuster’s Assistant IT Technician and Test Admin. His work includes repairs, services, and maintenance of computers and other office equipment for the team and participants. He is also responsible for admitting and proctoring test takers at the testing center, and completing pickups from our donors, such as IMF and Montgomery County. Kwaku’s work helps GapBuster thrive by making arrangements and picking up educational materials that the organization needs in order to make sure the youth succeed in the IT field; he also makes sure that both USA and African clients get what they need to reach their goals, Kwaku wishes to impact our donors and youth by making sure his responsibilities helps the organization reach our goal. Kwaku is a individual that never wants to sit idle, he is always doing something.
Daniel joins the team as GapBuster’s CompTIA A+ Instructor; he teaches the CompTIA A+ certification course, virtual and hands-on. Daniel’s work prepares interested students and trainees for taking their A+ certification exam, and also prepares them for the career they have chosen in the IT field. His goal is to ensure that the students understand his teachings and that they also excel at the content given, so that as a whole, everyone can help spread the name of GapBuster, Inc. Daniel is always willing to learn something new, his passion for knowledge knows no end.
I am a sophomore at North Western High school. I help Gap Buster’s by making phone calls to Parents and informing them about new activities their child will be doing. I also Tutor Spanish Classes on Saturdays. I have been working with Gap Busters since 2019.