Maryellen Coffey has been the Executive Director of BOSTnet since 2001. Maryellen expanded the core work of the organization by adding the Engaging Families, Community After School, and Lead to Opportunities for Youth with Disabilities Initiatives (LOYD) in 2002. BOSTnet was designated the state affiliate for the National After School Association in 2009, expanding BOSTnet’s network statewide to connect out of school time programs and practitioners to a statewide and national professional association. Coffey serves on the advisory board of the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and is a member of the Workforce Development Task Force. She is chair of Achieve, a workforce development collaborative, working to build a professional development system for the out of school time field. She also is a member of the Children’s Investment Fund Facilities Advisory Committee, the T.E.A.C.H (Teacher Education and Compensation Helps) and UMass Early Childcare Advisory. She also has served as a commissioner on the first Massachusetts Commission on After School and Out of School Time, was an adviser to the Massachusetts After School Research Study (MARS), a statewide study aimed at documenting program quality, and served on the Early Education for All advisory board, a campaign to implement universal preschool in Massachusetts. Maryellen’s work over the past twenty years has been in non-profit management, including serving as C.O.O. at South Middlesex Opportunity Council, an anti-poverty organization providing services and policy work for the poor; and as Vice President for Programs at Crittenton Hastings House, providing shelter, education, and childcare services.
Elise comes to BOSTnet with over a dozen years experience as a Trainer and Project Manager. She hails from rural Maryland, where she worked as a therapeutic instructor with emotionally and behaviorally challenged children and adolescents in a horse therapy program. She also developed and ran a large and vibrant volunteer program, engaging schools, family, and the community in the support of struggling children. Elise is completing a graduate degree in mental health counseling, and brings expertise in emotional and behavioral health needs, strategies, and interventions to the team. She provides training and technical assistance to programs statewide on BOSTnet quality improvement strategies through the Department of Early Education and Care, Professional Development, and CEUs. She also provides coaching, leadership roundtables, and is working on the Summer Literacy Collaborative.
Susan Vinovrski - Training and Marketing Associate phone: 617.720.1290 x 232 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan joined BOSTnet in February of 2012. She handles marketing and communications, including writing our monthly e-newsletter The BUZZ which reaches a thousand out of school time professionals across Massachusetts and beyond. She provides training and coaching to programs and is working on the Summer Literacy Collaborative. She brings her experience in literacy as a writing instructor with a Master's Degree in Comparative Literature to the team.
Andrea Graveline has been with BOSTnet since 2007. She is a graduate of Bentley University's Graduate School of Accountancy and interned at the State House under Governor Edward King in the Office of Community Services. Ms. Graveline received her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is a member of the Non-Profit Financial Managers and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Boston, Inc. Ms. Graveline is a former long-serving Board Member of Bentley University's Women's Alumnae Chapter whose mission is to promote professional development and leadership among its business graduates.
Alexandra Ginsberg - Marketing/Communications and Web Design Intern email: email@example.com
Alexandra is a senior at Suffolk University majoring in Communication Studies. She has been interning at BOSTnet since January 2012. She has redesigned the BOSTnet website and launched it at the end of March 2012. Alexandra currently handles marketing and communication aspects as well, including marketing trainings, registering people for trainings and/or coaching and sending out training certificates upon completion.