Roxanne S Davies, PhD
Associate Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement
Roxanne Davies has over 25 years of college and university administrative experience. She currently serves within the Division of Mission and Student Engagement where she provides coordination and liaison with senior administrators, faculty, and staff in the areas of mission effectiveness, organizational strategy, higher education collaborative initiatives, and program development. Working closely with the Vice President for Mission and Student Engagement, she directs and coordinates the responsibilities of the Office of Mission Engagement and implements initiatives and university wide events that further the mission and strategic goals of the university.
Roxanne has college teaching experience in Psychology and Sociology and has been a Licensed Psychotherapist in Florida since 1989. She obtained her master’s degree in educational psychology from Texas A & M and completed her Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Barry University in 2012. She is very active in her hometown community of Miami Shores and supports partnerships that expand educational opportunities for students and teachers in local neighborhoods.
Paula Dias, EdD
Office of Mission Engagement, Program Manager
Paula Dias is responsible for coordinating various aspects of university wide mission programming, such as Founders’ Week and Peace Month. She works on the OME marketing and communication strategy as well as furthering student leadership development through the De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership. She received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and master’s degree in higher education administration from Boston College. She completed her doctorate from Northeastern University in 2017. Paula was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and grew up in Boston, MA.
Paula has worked in Student Affairs including areas such as student leadership development and co-curricular engagement. Prior to moving to South Florida in 2015, Paula worked under the Division of Mission and Ministry at Boston College, managing a program targeted at increasing the engagement of low-income students in the academic, social, and spiritual life of the university. She also has experience teaching a Social Change Leadership Seminar to college freshmen.
Krystle Key, MS
Office of Mission Engagement, Coordinator
Krystle Key manages event logistics and budgeting for the Office of Mission Engagement’s programs and initiatives. She organizes all mission related projects in collaboration with various university partners and external vendors. Krystle also oversees and coordinates the Leading the Legacy Associate Life Series and supports the Center for Ethical Leadership initiatives.
Krystle is a first generation college graduate and Barry alumni from Miami. She recently graduated with her master's in Organizational Learning and Leadership which further established her administrative experience in the areas of leadership development, training and organizational effectiveness. On her spare time, Krystle enjoys crafting, cosplay, cooking and supporting the local arts in South Florida.
Office of Mission Engagement, AmeriCorps VISTA
Jaedyn Amaro’s AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) year is dedicated to increasing the University’s capacity to impact community issues by cultivating and strengthening new and existing campus-community partnerships. Through several mentoring programs grounded in educational opportunities, Jaedyn provides experiential, student-centered encounters related to sustainability and STEM initiatives. Prior to starting his position, Jaedyn was the Barry Green Team Organization’s president, which engages students in environmental issues the world is facing and provides sustainability resources to the Barry community.
Jaedyn was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Miami, FL. Growing up in Miami allowed him to discover his passion for nature when visiting the Everglades National Park. That passion led him to participate in Barry’s Environmental Leadership Experience , which transformed into a student leadership role and now a VISTA position with the Office of Mission Engagement all while continuing to pursue his undergraduate degree in Comminutions.
Office of Mission Engagement, AmeriCorps VISTA
Faith Acfalle has a focus on inclusive leadership and capacity building at Barry University and the nearby La Paloma neighborhood through the AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service To America (VISTA) program. As an unincorporated Miami Dade county Faith designs new support and volunteer structures with the goal of reducing generational poverty through educational, college access, and diversity training programs in partnership with Title I K-12 schools in the immediate area surrounding the campus. She also participates and helps collaborate for many leadership programs and initiatives at Barry University.
Faith grew up in a military family traveling the world which led to her deep passion for culture awareness and a strong concern for societal inclusivity. Faith also grew up playing soccer competitively for various travel leagues across the US as well as the Guam National Team. She will graduate in December of 2020 with her bachelor’s in business administration specializing in Business Management. Throughout the academic school year Faith also serves as an Orientation Leader for first year and transfer students and mentors for the Emerging Leaders Program.
Mission and Leadership Graduate Assistant
De Porres Center for Ethical Leadership
Delissa Richards was born in the Bronx, New York, raised in Antigua, West Indies and moved to Miami, FL where she began her journey at Barry University. In her spare time, she enjoys brainstorming business ideas, taking time out to encourage and inspire the people around her, listening to music and spending time at the beach.
Delissa graduated from Barry University in December of 2019 with a bachelor’s in business administration with a specialization in Marketing. Throughout her years as an undergrad at Barry, she was a member of the Student Government Association (SGA), a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) and an active worker in the Office of Student Life where she then developed a passion for leadership and service. Currently, as the Graduate Assistant for Mission & Leadership, she enjoys working with undergraduate students as they develop personally and professionally. Delissa hopes to set an example for individuals who may not see the potential within themselves but takes the initiative to create opportunities for themselves.