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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 she/her/hers

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 she/her/hers

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 she/her/hers

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.

Kathy Dalton, Living Well Network Coordinator she/her/hers

Kathy is excited to be aging-in-place and looking for new ways to foster community in the city in which she has lived for over 40 years. She brings over 30 years experience in the non-profit sector, including extensive experience with training, professional development, cooperatives, fundraising, and program management. Previously, she led the diversity efforts at the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, directed a Spanish family camp, and continues to provide Mac and Apple assistance and tutoring. She graduated from Brandeis and enjoyed the convenience of the 96 bus when attending graduate school in Urban & Environmental Policy at Tufts. She has been connected to Agassiz Baldwin for many years through her daughter, an afterschool and Outback alum and Mayor’s Youth counselor at Outback. As a lifelong learner, Kathy enjoys Spanish, nature, reading, gardening, and community activism. She volunteers with the Mass. Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition and as a college mentor at Cambridge Rindge & Latin. Contact Kathy.

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.

Taylor Mortell, Development Coordinator and Executive Assistant she/her/hers

Taylor is an artist and arts advocate based out of Somerville. She earned her BFA in painting from Boston University. Through her work in and outside of the studio, Taylor is interested in exploring the impact making art can have on people in healthcare, community, and other nontraditional settings. She is best known for her TEDx Talk, “The Art of Taking Action.” Her work has been recognized on Capitol Hill and featured on NPR, The Boston Globe, Esprit, and Boston magazine. Contact Taylor.

Ashley Yee, Children’s Programs Special Projects Manager she/her/hers

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 HR and 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.

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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