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Administrative Team
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, Director of Marketing and Technology

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 she/her/hers

Boriana Kantcheva, Admin. Assistant for Maud Morgan ArtsBoriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 18 years. She has 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. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies where she has received several Harvard University Certificates of Distinction in Teaching awards. She currently holds a position as a gallery coordinator at Chandler Gallery in Cambridge. Boriana is a member of Bromfield Gallery and her work can also be seen at 13 Forest Gallery. Contact Boriana.

Diane Martin, Living Well Network Coordinator she/her/hers

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.

Cory Munro Shea, Maud Morgan Arts Director she/her/hers

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 she/her/hers

Beginning in 2005, Phoebe Sinclair has served as the first point of contact for community-related inquiries and issues, writes and produces The Whistler newsletter, and serves as chief website wrangler. She is a life-long writer who holds a bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College.

Phoebe is trained in and continues to study facilitation, meeting design, consensus-building and dialogic approaches. She brings always an enthusiasm for connecting with people, inviting them to join her in working hard, laughing often, and honoring life’s challenges and triumphs.

For a decade, Phoebe has joyfully resided in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston with her partner, a musician and graphic designer. In her off-time, she can be found biking Boston, visiting with friends, and scoping out new libraries. Contact Phoebe.

Ashley Yee, Children’s Programs Special Projects Manager

Ashley Yee joined Agassiz Baldwin Community as the children’s programs registration coordinator in 2015. She currently oversees registration while collaborating with children’s programs and agency leadership to manage internal development projects. She brings years of program and administrative support in educational and non-profit organizations. A graduate of Emerson College’s Writing, Literature, and Publishing program, she is inspired daily by the curious, creative, and adventurous folks in her life and continues to freelance edit in her free time. She currently lives in Framingham with her permaculture-and-hiking enthusiast husband and their bassetweiler Nala. Contact Ashley.

G. Fougy Henry, Development Coordinator and Executive Assistant they/them/theirs & she/her/hers

Fougy graduated from Suffolk University with a BA in Social Psychology, an EdM, from Harvard Graduate School of Education with a focus in Human Development and Psychology, and a MSLIS in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management from Simmons School of Library and Information Science. They worked in the mental health and clinical research field both in Philadelphia and Boston, and most recently was the Archivist for the Alexander Agassiz Expedition and Other Images Collection at the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Serving on several non-profit boards and leading community based organizations, Fougy has in the past coordinated development strategies, fundraising events, and fostered relationships with both community members and donors.

They bring to ABC their enthusiasm for community based programs, information organization, and accessible art education. On their free time, Fougy can be found enjoying their hobbies: the African art of braiding hair, community gardening, hiking, and writing about wholistic care. Contact Fougy.

Anamaria Balbino, Administrative Assistant she/her/hers

Originally from Brazil, Ana Balbino joined Agassiz Baldwin Community as a part time Administrative Assistant in August of 2017. She has a BA in Geography at UPIS in Brasilia and studied applied linguistics at UMass Boston. Ana enjoys interacting with the community and assisting ABC staff with office requirements and maintenance.

In addition to her role at ABC, Ana is a professional singer and has been performing Brazilian music for 12 years in the greater Boston area. She also works as a musical producer and video maker, and recently started exploring painting as a method of communicating through art. Contact Ana.

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