about us

we are in control

our mission

In Control empowers you to make educated choices about sexual and personal health while conquering your educational and career goals. We offer resources to help you build resiliency when feeling frustrated, confused, or just unsure about your next steps.

our story

who we are

In Control is “Roc City’s Most Official Teen Program.” For over 25 years, we have been a program with a purpose. We link together opportunities, neighborhood outreach, and health education to help youth thrive in the City of Rochester.

Good decision-making requires accurate information, as well as self-esteem and self-assurance. We meet you where you’re at; whether in school, on the streets, or in your home, and empower you to take control of your future.

We have educational, career, and rec programs that give you the tools you need to have a successful future. We focus on your abilities and will work to inspire you to reach your full potential.

our team

At In Control, you’ll receive accurate information about sexual and personal health, abstinence, and birth control. You can talk openly and honestly about anything on your mind at In Control. No judgment.

Davaniqe “ Ms. Dav” Collier

Outreach & Education Supervisor

Stephanie Bliss M.S. ED.

Outreach & Education Specialist

Stacey Richards

Manager of Outreach & Education Finger Lakes Region PPCWNY, Program Director

Pamela Breedlove

Outreach Education Specialist


Outreach Education Specialist

Erika De Jesus aka Ms. E

Bilingual Outreach & Education Specialist

work with us


You can check back here to stay up-to-date on any future openings at In Control. 

Davaniqe Collier aka Ms. Dav

Davanique Collier started working at In Control as an Outreach and Education Specialist in 2016. She was born and raised in the city of Rochester, so it’s important for her to give back to her community. Davanique was also a participant at In Control when she was a teen. She understands the tremendous impact it left on her and working here is an opportunity for her to leave that same impact on teens. There will always be a youth that needs guidance and support; Davanique was once that teen, so her job is ongoing.

Stephanie Bliss M.S. ED.

A Rochester, New York native, Stephanie Bliss has been part of the In Control team since 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (2004) and a Master’s degree (2009) in school counseling both from The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She also was the first person to earn a Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S) in Mental Health Counseling from St. John Fisher College (2012). Stephanie has a natural ability to engage and connect with youth. In her current role at In Control she has created a variety of youth programs that engage youth to keep In Control’s mission of reducing the teen pregnancy rate in the Rochester community through youth development and opportunities.

Stacey Richards

Stacey has been with Planned Parenthood for eight years and with In Control since October 2020. She has leadership and program development experience and is responsible for ensuring the In Control team meets its Comprehensive Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (CAPP) grant metrics, which include lowering the incidents of unintended pregnancy among adolescents/teens in Rochester. Stacey believes in the motto “Do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do.” This includes ensuring In Control participants have a safe space to be their authentic selves while doing what they have to do to succeed and become viable members of our community.

Pamela Breedlove

Pamela Breedlove is an outreach education specialist at In Control. She was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She attended Alfred State College where she was an All-American track runner and had the opportunity to inspire youth to pursue their goals through fitness. After college, Pamela continued to follow her passion to help students achieve the best versions of themselves through coaching and mentorship. She’s proud to be a part of an outreach community that is eager to guide and support the youthful minds of tomorrow.


Raechel comes to In Control with almost 7 years of experience teaching middle school for the City of Rochester. While in this position, she realized how much more of an impact she wanted to make on the lives of young people, especially when it comes to healthy sex education. Raechel loves working with youth of all ages, and prides herself on her ability to connect and engage and form relationships. Teens are the backbone of our society, and they should have the tools they need and want to help them make safe decisions.

Erika De Jesύs aka Ms. E

Ms. E is the bilingual outreach and education specialist for In Control. They have over 5+ years working with youth of all backgrounds and identities in Rochester, NY. E is passionate about positive sexual health education as well as social and emotional youth development. They hope to create programs that both reflect youth interests and guide them towards making safer choices while upholding In Control’s mission of reducing teen pregnancy.

“In Control of You”
a youth development program

This employment opportunity will provide necessary skills to thrive in high school and into adulthood. Every day you will build your leadership abilities, executive function, self-advocacy, and social skills while making deep connections and building lifelong memories. 

Topics include:
– Financial literacy
– Mental Wellness
– Reproductive health and relationships
– Cooking
– Career readiness
– Social etiquette

*All positions at In Control require proof of completed COVID-19 vaccine series.