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Day to day operations at Agassiz Baldwin Community are overseen by our talented and dedicated staff.

Maria LaPage, Executive Director

Maria-LaPage-2015Before assuming her current position as Executive Director, Maria served the Agassiz Baldwin Community in a variety of roles, beginning as an afterschool teacher in 2008 and later advancing to 1st-5th Grade Site Director and then Director of Children’s Programs. Under her leadership, Agassiz Baldwin Children’s Programs have significantly grown in enrollment and continue to thrive.

In her role as Executive Director, Maria is dedicated to implementing ABC’s mission across all of its programs. She believes in creating a welcoming and inclusive space that fosters lifelong learning and love of creativity, and she is committed to serving the whole community by increasing scholarships for low-income families.

Maria is a lifelong student herself, with many “afterschool” hobbies of her own, including vegetarian cooking, soccer, crosswords, making jewelry, and tie-dye. In addition to this long list of skills, she holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Sociology from Beloit College (2007) and a certificate from Boston University’s Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership (2015). Contact Maria.

Micah Eglinton-Woods earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in Illustration and Art History from Montserrat College of Art. In addition to managing registration for all ABC programs, she provides support for ABC’s community events, and designs ABC and MMA program collateral.

Her free time is filled with music making and volunteering for a local pet rescue. Contact Micah.

Andrea Breen, Director of Children’s Programs

Andrea was born and raised in Southeastern Massachusetts. She graduated from Wheelock College with a Bachelor’s in Social Work and began her work in out-of-school time programming in Cambridge over five years ago. Andrea is passionate about providing inclusive programming that allows for children to confidently explore new interests while being supported both socially and developmentally.

In her free time, Andrea can be found spending time with family and friends, playing various board games, riding her bike, and attempting to replicate her mother and grandmother’s recipes. Contact Andrea.

Boriana Kantcheva, Chandler Gallery Coordinator

Boriana Kantcheva, Admin. Assistant for Maud Morgan ArtsBoriana received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. For several years she was assistant teaching at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies in Cambridge. She has exhibited her work in Boston and recently in New York City. Boriana is the recipient of several Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching awards. Contact Boriana.

Diane Martin, Living Well Network Coordinator

staff_2017_Diane_MartinjpgDiane Martin enthusiastically embraces her role with the Living Well Network, nurturing community and expanding robust programming for area seniors aging in-place. After growing up in Vermont, she lived for 20 years in California where she graduated with a BA from the University of California Berkeley. Since returning to New England with her family, Diane has worked in both the commercial and non-profit sectors honing her skills in program management, communications, and event and conference planning.

A committed Climate Justice activist, Diane enjoys cooking, crafts, nature, travel, and walking the streets of Cambridge. Contact Diane.

Al Sapienza, Human Resources Project Director

Al_SapienzaAl Sapienza is currently in the position of Human Resources Project Director. He comes to ABC as an ESC fellow after successful careers in both higher education and the public sector, and has worked for the Social Security Administration, Boston University and most recently for the University of Virginia.

His educational background includes a BS Degree from UMASS/Boston in Secondary Education, MS Degree from Suffolk University in HR Development, Ed.D coursework in Higher Education Administration from B.U., and Senior Human Resources Professional certification from the Society of Human Resources Management.

Al enjoys running and walking, being with family and friends, traveling and especially visiting his son in Seattle, and is thrilled to be back in the Boston area. Contact Al.

Cory Munro Shea, Maud Morgan Arts Director

Cory Munro Shea is a working artist and arts administrator residing in Cambridge Massachusetts. Her artwork has appeared in several galleries across the New England area. In 2016 Shea graduated from Boston University with her masters in Arts Administration. Most recently Shea has turned her passion for interior design and vintage home decor into a side hustle, Munro Market. Participating in ‘Pop Up Shops’ around Massachusetts. When she is not coordinating artists, or creating new pieces of artwork, she can be found perusing flea markets with her family; hoarding plants and lounging with her husband and their small, wild dog, Bruin. Contact Cory.

Phoebe Sinclair, Community Liaison and Webmaster

Phoebe Sinclair, Community LiaisonSince 2005, Phoebe Sinclair has served as the first point of contact for community-related inquiries and issues, written and produced The Whistler newsletter, and acted as chief wrangler of the Agassiz Baldwin website. She is a life-long writer who holds a bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. In her free time, Phoebe can be found biking Boston and Cambridge, crafting, blogging, and writing. Contact Phoebe.

Ashley Yee, Registration Manager

After receiving her BA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College in 2012, Ashley Yee performed a few years of editorial work at Pearson Education and Cengage Learning prior to joining Agassiz Baldwin managing registration for Sacramento Street Preschool, K and 1st-5th Afterschool, Outback Summer, and the Youth Employment Program. Throughout her years at Emerson, she worked closely with Jumpstart, taking on both direct service and administrative roles to support the development of quality learning opportunities for children in the Boston area. She has been happy to serve the dynamic Agassiz Baldwin Community families since 2015. In addition to her work at ABC, Ashley freelance edits for educational publishers and enjoys free time with family and friends in nature or over a good meal. Contact Ashley.

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