Meet the Team

We're led by a team who believes that every child deserves access to high-quality academic enrichment programs - regardless of a family’s ability to pay or the neighborhood in which they live.

Virginia

Virginia K. Dillon

Executive Director

Joanne

Joanne O'Toole

Volunteer Coordinator

Program Staff

Kathy Ortiz

Jacara Youmans

Elizabeth Paskins

Melissa Melendez

Our Board Members

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Patricia McDonnell, ssj, President
South Middlesex Opportunity Council

Michael Dodge, Ed.D., 1st Vice President
American International College

Alyssa McBride, Secretary
Springfield Public Schools

Mary Z. Birks
Retired Educator

BOARD MEMBERS

Debbie Chieco
Hampden District Attorney’s Office

Nelson Lopez
Holyoke Community College

María F. Rodríguez
Attorney

Nayroby Rosa-Soriano
One Holyoke CDC

Teresa Winters
Elms College

Mary Christina Clark
DeCeci Center

Madi McDermott
Veritas Springfield