Tyresha M. Cogdell

Stephen Sampson Senior Center
Title: Recreation Leader
Phone: 908-820-4707

Working in the City of Elizabeth
Tyresha M. Cogdell was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey and is happily married. Tyresha is currently a Senior Field Representative and is lead staff for senior citizens programming at the Stephen Sampson Senior Center. She has served in this position for over six years. She brings to this role over 11 years of experience in advocacy, community organizing, and programming. Tyresha has worked in Human Services for 18 years and is a very passionate advocate for Human Rights. Currently, Tyresha is a matriculate student studying Psychology and Theology. She has spent majority of her career working to support young people in developing skills and resources needed to become transformative change-makers and leaders within the community.

Youth Opportunity Coordinator
Before coming to the Sampson Center Tyresha was a Youth Opportunity Coordinator. During her tenure with the youth division Tyresha helped to create the Building Future Leaders Program, a Mentorship and Leadership program for High School Students. Tyresha has dedicated her life to servicing all ages and she strives daily to ensure aging residents are treated with dignity and respect to enhance their quality of life, through variety of activities, trips, high lighting their personal interests, and showcasing their talents. 

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