Maria LaPage, Executive Director
Before 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 jewelery, 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.
Eric Delisle, Afternoon Administrative Assistant
Eric Delisle is delighted to provide administrative support for the ABC team because he likes nothing more than helping people . . . in a really, really organized way. He also manages the donor database and writes press releases. Eric is a longtime Massachusetts resident and can often be found enjoying Boston’s public transportation and Boston’s Public Libraries.
Eric likes working here for three reasons:
- The job is interesting, challenging, and meaningful.
- His fellow employees work hard and laugh hard.
- Sometimes there is free food in the front office.
When Eric is not at work, he reads books. Books have transformed his worldview more times than he can remember. Contact Eric.
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.
Molly Juhlin, Director of Children’s Programs
Following graduation from Bowdoin College with a double major in Spanish and Latin American Studies, Molly Juhlin joined the New York City Teaching Fellows and taught 1st grade in the South Bronx. She moved to Boston and began working with Jumpstart, a non-profit dedicated to early education and kindergarten preparedness. Molly was the Site Manager for the Jumpstart program based at Emerson College and she trained and supported college volunteers as they served in preschool classrooms in the Boston area.
Molly first joined the Agassiz Baldwin team as the Science and Homework specialist with the Afterschool program and an Outback Kindergarten Teacher, before becoming Co-Lead Teacher with Sacramento Street Preschool. Her role as the Director of Children’s Programs allows her to support the multiple teaching teams as they create fun and nurturing learning environments.
Molly is a lifelong runner and tries to run along the Charles River every chance she gets. After growing up in rural Kansas, she has made Cambridge home since 2008. In the summer, Molly loves exploring, spending time outside, and visiting her family in Maine. In the winter, Molly tries to find the joy in shoveling snow and enjoys cooking. Contact Molly.
Boriana Kantcheva, Chandler Gallery Coordinator
Boriana 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
Diane 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.
Haley MacKeil, Maud Morgan Arts Director
Haley MacKeil is the Director of Maud Morgan Arts. She has a deep commitment to providing families and artists equal access to arts programming through financial scholarships, engaging in outreach into the community with local organizations and schools, and increasing program opportunities through partnerships and collaborations.
She received her B.A. in Biology and Visual Arts from Bowdoin College in 2010. As an artist and educator she explores the interface between the arts and sciences. She has taught visual arts in collaboration with other subjects at schools, outdoor centers, farms and national parks both around the US and abroad.
Haley does her own art making at Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA. Her work stems from anatomical form, naturally occurring geometries and biological processes. Contact Haley.
Diana Montenegro, Development Coordinator
Native from Colombia and living in Cambridge since 2011, Diana has a BS in Industrial Engineer and recently she earned a certificate at the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership (INML) at Boston University. Pursuing her interests and passions, she worked as a Consultant for ESC of New England with a strong focus on Marketing and Fundraising.
As Development Coordinator for ABC, Diana supports the fundraising and development efforts. Diana is a mom to two incredible boys with whom she enjoys spending time. She also likes to learn about different cultures and explore cooking and trying new foods. Diana is extremely committed to causes that truly generate significant impact in our society. Contact Diana.
Al Sapienza, Human Resources Project Director
Al 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.
Phoebe Sinclair, Community Liaison and Webmaster
Since 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
Ashley Yee graduated in 2012 from Emerson College with a degree in Writing, Literature, and Publishing. Throughout her years at Emerson, she worked closely with Jumpstart, taking on both direct service and administrative roles to support the development of quality education opportunities for local students.
Following graduation, she worked as an editorial assistant for Pearson on an English, Math, and Student Success list. Prior to joining Agassiz Baldwin Community, Ashley worked as a development editor for Cengage Learning.
Ashley enjoys spending her free time with friends, family, and new puppy Nala. She loves to travel, freelance edits for Page Street Press, and does most of her reading on the MBTA Red Line. Contact Ashley.