Who We Are
Here at Sports Konnect, our vision is to focus on helping under-privileged youth grow and develop, both emotionally and academically. We do this through a carefully crafted curriculum of organizational infrastructure, cooperative play, and sportsmanship to show what the world of sports has to offer. We also have divisions focusing on mental health and STEM/robotics, in order to help our local youth in learning to problem solve and better understand the world around them.
Meet Our Team
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Devin Browne, founder and chief executive officer of Sports Konnect, received his Bachelor's Degree in Communication & Sports Management with a focus on Social Entrepreneurship at Barry University. As part of the Public Allies Leadership Program in 2008, he graduated from the District 8 class Non-Profit Academy, and is also an alumni of Neighborhood Heroes from Radical Partners Cohort 3 group. Devin saw a need in his community and couldn't turn away from the problems surrounding at-risk and underserved youth. From there, Sports Konnect was born. Sports Konnect now mentors at-risk youth through Sports, Science and Mental Health Awareness across multiple school districts. In the future, Devin plans to pursue a Master's Degree in Non-Profit Management from Colombia University.
Head of Sports Division
Amir Muhammad is from Atlanta, Georgia and is currently a graduate student at Barry University seeking to achieve an MBA in business and sports management. Amir has valuable leadership, team building, and work ethic skills gained through team sports. Combined with his ability to work effectively with others, he thrives in diverse environments. He has participated in peer-based leadership development teams, gaining experience in setting and achieving goals, receiving coaching, and coaching others. Amir has also travelled to Amsterdam, Netherlands where he worked in the European Athletics Championship Qualifier for the 2016 Olympics at Rio, Brazil. He assisted the athletes as the player liaison, supporting the players in their daily needs and schedule during competitions. Amir has also, worked alongside current administrative staff at Barry University while acquiring specialized skills in game and event operations in the NCAA Division II athletic program.
Didier Dominique graduated from
Barry University with a Bachelor's in Sports Management and a minor in Business. Although he was
born in Miami, Didier grew up in Haiti and New York, speaking English, French and Creole. He
developed a passion for sports at a young age and his favorite sports are soccer and basketball. He is currently coaching in multiple after-school programs in South Florida. Didier has
also provided training direction, encouragement, motivation, and advice in order to prepare his athletes for games, competitive events, and tours. He has assisted as a judge for the robotics inspection, skills, and teamwork challenge for the company.
While attending Barry University, Didier has gained a tremendous amount of experience working with different companies such as Special Olympics, Chapman Partnership and Little Haiti Optimist Club. He was able to understand how sports work on and off the field, he also gained administrative experience and how to set up different events for the athletes.
Ryan J. O'Day
Head of Business Development and Fundraising
Ryan O'Day is a New York native who is currently a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Miami. He will be attending the University of Miami Herbert School of Business Administration for a Master of Accounting starting in May 2021. Ryan first gained a sense of leadership in high school on Long Island, New York, where he founded a successful charitable foundation. Today Ryan most enjoys basketball, music, and helping others.
Head of Mental Health Division
Andrea Ojeda was born in Colombia and joined Sports Konnect in 2019 and Ensuring of our mental health division is operating smoothly and we’re giving our clients the best mental health treatments. Andrea received her Bachelor of Social Psychology from UNAD Florida and is finishing her second Bachelor in Sports Psychology at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Andrea also planning on pursuing a Postgraduate at Florida International University. She is always finding ways to give to the community and help those who need it.
Chief of Staff
Luis Medina was born in the Dominican Republic and moved to Miami with his family when he was 6 years old. From a young age, he fell in love with the game of baseball and had the honor to play for the Miami Marlins RBI team and at the college level. After hanging up his cleats he decided to get his BBA in International Business at Florida International University. In 2020 Luis joined Sports Konnect as Chief of Staff and ensures staff and operations are running smoothly. It wasn’t until joining Sports Konnect he found his passion for mentoring young adults and decided to pursue his Master’s in Communication to further his education.
Afterschool Program Director
Lorena Budall was born in El Salvador and her family migrated to Miami where they found a place to call home. She’s a wife and a mother of three amazing and beautiful children. She has 25 years of experience in everything from Human Resources to being a business owner, however, her passion was always to work with children as she studied early childhood education. Working with children and Sports Konnect has been something that’s brought so much joy because of the children they serve. Lorena loves to work for the children and is committed to the work that Sports Konnect is realizing.