Who We Are

Meet the BASEC Board of Directors

BASEC is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The BASEC Board of Directors has fiduciary responsibility for the organization and governs all decisions regarding finances and vision.

Sandi McKinley, BASEC Board President / Chair
President / Chair

Sandi McKinley

Karine Stanislaus BASEC Board
Treasurer

Karine Stanislaus

Director

April Edrington

Jessie Bennett, BASEC Board Director
Director

Jessie Bennett

Maria Tricca, BASEC Board Director
Director

Maria Tricca

Helen Marrow, BASEC Board Director
Director

Helen Marrow

Manami Shizuka, BASEC Board Director
Director

Manami Shizuka

BASEC-Andrew-Mountford
Ex Officio Member

Andrew Mountford

Sandi McKinley, BASEC Board President / Chair

President / Chair

Sandi McKinley

Sandi McKinley is the President of SectorWind, a consulting practice that works with social-sector organizations and their funders to build financial health and strategic resilience. She is a parent to two sons who attend Belmont High school and first became involved with BASEC when her older son attended Kindergarten at Burbank.

Karine Stanislaus BASEC Board

Treasurer

Karine Stanislaus

Karine is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). Karine got involved with BASEC after she witnessed first hand the commitment and dedication of the entire BASEC team and how she found the services provided by BASEC invaluable, especially for working parents to fill the after school gap that exists till the end of the business day.

Director

April Edrington

April also serves on the board of the Harvard University Employees Credit Union (HUECU) and formerly served BASEC as its President, leading our organization’s growth and development. Her daughter attended BASEC at Burbank and Chenery.

Jessie Bennett, BASEC Board Director

Director

Jessie Bennett

Jessie is an online communications expert and has been instrumental in BASEC’s vision for programming and growth. Her children attend Chenery and formerly attended Burbank.

Maria Tricca, BASEC Board Director

Director

Maria Tricca

Maria has a background in B2B marketing communications. Her two daughters attend Belmont High School.

Helen Marrow, BASEC Board Director

Director

Helen Marrow

Helen is an associate professor of Sociology at Tufts University. Her children attend Burbank and Chenery.

Manami Shizuka, BASEC Board Director

Director

Manami Shizuka

Manami has a background in pharmaceutical drug discovery. Her children attend Burbank and Chenery.

BASEC-Andrew-Mountford

Ex Officio Member

Andrew Mountford

BASEC Founder, Andrew Mountford, has spent his career in out-of-school time education and non-profit leadership. He completed his undergraduate studies in politics, economics and law at Brandeis University and his Masters of Education from Lesley University.

All BASEC Board meetings are open to all program families. BASEC Board meetings are usually held once a month. Minutes of meetings are available upon request. Individual sites also occasionally conduct informal meetings, open houses, or discussion groups focused on program-related issues and/or opportunities, at which current and prospective program participants and their parents or guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend.

BASEC is a family governed, non-profit collaborative. Family participation on all levels is expected and encouraged. If you’re interested in serving on the BASEC Board or getting involved at your BASEC Site, please contact us.


Meet the BASEC Team

BASEC’s team is dedicated to developing creative, resilient, resourceful and responsible youth.

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BASEC-Andrew-Mountford
Executive Director

Andrew Mountford

BASEC Annie Gladfelter
Director of Impact

Annie Gladfelter

BASEC Amanda Burke
Site Director, BASEC @ Chenery

Amanda Burke

BASEC Sarah Houtmeyers
Site Director, BASEC @ Burbank

Sarah Houtmeyers

BASEC Michael Clark
Site Director, BASEC @ Fowler / Green Meadow

Michael Clark

BASEC Brandon Heisler
Site Director, BASEC @ BHS

Brandon Heisler

BASEC Danielle Greene
Director of Student Programming, BASEC @ Chenery

Danielle Greene

BASEC Ellen McEllin
Director of Student Programming, BASEC @ Burbank

Ellen McEllin

BASEC Viviana Sanchez
Family Engagement Specialist

Viviana Sanchez

BASEC Clare McGladrigan
Family Engagement Specialist

Clare McGladrigan

Family Engagement Specialist

Blake Stensland

BASEC Felisia Sainz
Visual Arts Specialist

Felisia Sainz

BASEC Alex DeMaris
Sports Specialist

Alex DeMaris

BASEC Ola Jachtorowicz
STEM Specialist

Ola Jachtorowicz

BASEC Vana Keledjian
Kindergarten Educator

Vana Keledjian

BASEC Sam Taber
Educator

Sam Taber

Educator

Karen Shea

Educator

Vicky O’Regan

BASEC Gaelen McGrail
Educator

Gaelen McGrail

BASEC Sara Doran
Branch Specialist

Sara Doran

BASEC Jamie Meditz
Visual Arts Specialist

Jamie Meditz

BASEC James Burke
Sports Specialist

James Burke

STEM Specialist

Trevor Donahue

BASEC Carter Eichenberg
Civic Engagement Specialist

Carter Eichenberg

BASEC Andrea Grant
Educator

Andrea Grant

BASEC Elaine Arvantis
Educator

Elaine Arvantis

BASEC Teddy Reinhardt Ertman
Educator

Teddy Reinhardt-Ertman

BASEC Donna Mrs.G Goguen
Kindergarten Educator

Donna “Mrs.G” Goguen

BASEC Callie Andrews
Sports Specialist

Callie Andrews

BASEC Anna Schonwald
STEM Specialist

Anna Schonwald

BASEC Alba Gomez
Kindergarten Educator

Alba Gomez

BASEC Fran Indelicato
Educator

Fran Indelicato

BASEC Hanna Bacus
Educator

Hanna Bacus

BASEC Isabella Brody Magid
Assistant Educator

Isabella Brody Magid

BASEC Jeremy Conlin
Educator

Jeremy Conlin

BASEC Julia Ying
Assistant Educator

Julia Ying

BASEC Kathy McClallen
Educator

Kathy McClallen

BASEC Kayla Sylvia
Visual Arts Specialist

Kayla Sylvia

BASEC Lisa Corfman
Educator

Lisa Corfman

BASEC Lucia Brown
Educator

Lucia Brown

BASEC Nick Peladeau
Educator

Nick Peladeau

BASEC Sam McFadyen
Assistant Educator

Sam McFadyen

BASEC Sharisse Zeroonian
Educator

Sharisse Zeroonian

BASEC Tricia Cerqua
Educator

Tricia Cerqua

BASEC Valerie Warren
Educator

Valerie Warren

BASEC Alex Mattos
Kindergarten Educator

Alex Mattos

Hannah Kusnitz
Educator

Hannah Kusnitz

BASEC-Andrew-Mountford

Executive Director

Andrew Mountford

BASEC Founder, Andrew Mountford, has spent his career in out-of-school time education and non-profit leadership. He completed his undergraduate studies in politics, economics and law at Brandeis University and his Masters of Education from Lesley University.

BASEC Annie Gladfelter

Director of Impact

Annie Gladfelter

Annie G. is in her fifth year at BASEC. Before coming to BASEC, she taught for 5 years in the Cambridge Public Schools and worked in after school programming for over 10 years. Annie G. also has her M.Ed in Out-of-School Time Program Development and Improvement. Her work passions include science with kids and professional development.

BASEC Amanda Burke

Site Director, BASEC @ Chenery

Amanda Burke

Amanda has been with BASEC since 2015. She completed her undergraduate degree from UNH with a bachelors in Sociology and received her Masters of Education in School Counseling from Cambridge College. Amanda enjoys making connections and supporting students and she is passionate about providing a program for families that allows students to learn, play and grow!

BASEC Sarah Houtmeyers

Site Director, BASEC @ Burbank

Sarah Houtmeyers

Sarah has been with BASEC since 2010. She has a hand in all of BASEC’s programming and is a go-to for parents, students (and teachers!) for questions and correspondence. She moved from head of Operations to the Burbank Site Director in 2019!

BASEC Michael Clark

Site Director, BASEC @ Fowler / Green Meadow

Michael Clark

Michael has previously worked with BASEC as an educator at BASEC @ Chenery and took over as site director for Maynard programs BASEC @ Fowler and BASEC @ Green Meadow in 2021. Michael enjoys working with kids to build strong positive relationships. He has previous experience working with youth in AmeriCorps NCCC and Amnesty International USA. Michael holds graduate degrees from Brandeis University’s Heller School of Social Policy and Management, an MBA in Social Impact and an MA in Sustainable International Development. He also earned a BA from the College of William & Mary.

BASEC Brandon Heisler

Site Director, BASEC @ BHS

Brandon Heisler

Brandon has been an educator for 14 years. He started his career in Special Education in the Brookline Public Schools, in the Pathways Program. While there, he started and grew an after school program for at-risk youth called Steps To Success. This is where he learned about the importance of after school programming and how integral it can be for development for all ages. He has been with BASEC for seven years and is dedicated to providing quality after school educational opportunities for high school aged youth.

BASEC Danielle Greene

Director of Student Programming, BASEC @ Chenery

Danielle Greene

Danielle has been with BASEC (and its predecessor, ChenEx) since 2007. She has a degree from Lesley University in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Education. Danielle is a third generation Belmont native and currently lives in Maynard with her husband and three children. Danielle looks forward to continuing to build and strengthen her connections in both Belmont and Maynard!

BASEC Ellen McEllin

Director of Student Programming, BASEC @ Burbank

Ellen McEllin

Ellen has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1999. She is also a classroom aid in 3rd and 4th grade at the Burbank. Ellen is the main point of contact for BASEC @ Burbank Workshops and tutoring and begins her role as Director of Student Programming in 2019!

BASEC Viviana Sanchez

Family Engagement Specialist

Viviana Sanchez

Viviana joined the BASEC team in 2019 after working 4 years at a Therapeutic Foster Care Agency. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work and human development with a focus in psychology. Her passion for nonprofit work began after working for Jumpstart and AmeriCorps where she saw first hand how nonprofit organizations positively impact the lives of children and families involved. Viviana is excited for this new chapter at BASEC!

BASEC Clare McGladrigan

Family Engagement Specialist

Clare McGladrigan

Clare joined BASEC in August 2021 as the Family Engagement Specialist for our Maynard programs at Fowler and Green Meadow. She has previously worked in education as an assistant teacher, curriculum and assessment researcher, and policy advocate. Clare is passionate about thoughtful student enrichment that promotes development through a whole-child approach. Clare holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Family Engagement Specialist

Blake Stensland

Blake joined the BASEC @ Chenery team in 2019 as their Family Engagement Specialist. Blake graduated from Stonehill College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Minor in Criminology. She is excited to be part of the team and to get to know the children and parents of the BASEC @ Chenery after school program!

BASEC Felisia Sainz

Visual Arts Specialist

Felisia Sainz

Felisia has been with BASEC since 2017. She got her BFA in Illustration at Massachusetts College of Arts and Design. Since college she has been working on her own artwork and comics, curating for gallery spaces, and doing freelance illustration.

BASEC Alex DeMaris

Sports Specialist

Alex DeMaris

Alex joined the BASEC team in 2020 after completing the Boston Teacher Residency program and obtaining a Masters in Education from UMass Boston. He received a Bachelors in Human Development & Family Science from Oregon State and has always wanted to make a positive impact in children’s lives. Alex is thrilled to be a part of BASEC and the Belmont community.

BASEC Ola Jachtorowicz

STEM Specialist

Ola Jachtorowicz

Ola joined the BASEC team in 2018. She has a B.A. in Biology from Boston College. Since then, she has pursued her dual interests in science communication and instructional design. Her experience includes managing the Life Sciences editorial team at the Journal of Visualized Experiments and developing adult learning workshops for RAIN Group. She leads BASEC students in hands-on, inquiry-based enrichment activities — from making slime to engineering rockets!

BASEC Vana Keledjian

Kindergarten Educator

Vana Keledjian

Vana, a Belmont native, has been with BASEC since 2018. She holds a bachelors degree in psychology and has over 15 years of experience in childcare. Vana also teaches art workshops.

BASEC Sam Taber

Educator

Sam Taber

Since 2015, Sam has played the dual role as piano teacher and educator with BASEC. He is proud to be part of the arts team and contribute musically to the program throughout the school year, during vacation camp, and for special productions. Sam is a local freelance musician who plays regularly around New England. He has a B.A. in History from Boston University.

Educator

Karen Shea

Karen has been with BASEC since 2011. She works at before school and after school. Karen also is a professional aide at Burbank which she began in September 2007.

Educator

Vicky O’Regan

Vicky has been with BASEC since 2003. During the school day, she is the Reading Specialist at the Burbank School. Vicky is also one of our before school teachers.

BASEC Gaelen McGrail

Educator

Gaelen McGrail

Gaelen joined BASEC in 2018. His previous experience includes coaching, tutoring, and working as a classroom assistant. He attended UMass Boston, where he played on the basketball team.

BASEC Sara Doran

Branch Specialist

Sara Doran

Sara entered her first year with BASEC in 2019. Sara received a degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire with a minor in business administration. Sara looks forward to building connections with students and encouraging them to build strong executive functioning skills.

BASEC Jamie Meditz

Visual Arts Specialist

Jamie Meditz

Jamie received her Bachelors Degree in Art Education from Molloy College and her Masters of Education in Community Arts from Lesley University. She has been with BASEC since 2016, and feels incredibly lucky that she gets to spend her days creating art with enthusiastic children!

BASEC James Burke

Sports Specialist

James Burke

James has been the Sports Specialist for BASEC @ Chenery since 2010. He has a degree in Psychology from UMass Boston.

STEM Specialist

Trevor Donahue

Trevor, a Belmont Native, graduated from Hartwick in upstate NY with a B.A. in Sociology. Instrumental in founding the Branch program for BASEC, Trevor has been with BASEC since 2012.

BASEC Carter Eichenberg

Civic Engagement Specialist

Carter Eichenberg

Carter is in his third year with BASEC. He has a degree from UMass Amherst in Psychology. He leads our Model UN programming, Outing Club, as well as many other favorites!

BASEC Andrea Grant

Educator

Andrea Grant

Andrea, or Ms. Grant as the students call her, has been with BASEC and its predecessor since 2002. She has her graduate degree in Education from Cambridge College.

BASEC Elaine Arvantis

Educator

Elaine Arvantis

Elaine has been with BASEC since 2014. During the school day, she is a classroom aide at the Winn Brook School. Elaine is also one of our before school teachers.

BASEC Teddy Reinhardt Ertman

Educator

Teddy Reinhardt-Ertman

Teddy works at BHS during the day as a professional aide and has worked at BASEC @ BHS for most of this year as our  academic content support staff. He graduated from Carleton College in 2018 with a degree in Geology and has been working at BHS since January of 2019. He helps with many subjects such as Geometry, Algebra, Physics, and Chemistry

BASEC Donna Mrs.G Goguen

Kindergarten Educator

Donna “Mrs.G” Goguen

BASEC Callie Andrews

Sports Specialist

Callie Andrews

Callie joined the BASEC team in 2021 as the Sports Specialist for our Maynard programs at Fowler and Green Meadow. Previously, she worked 2 years in higher education as a Prospect Engagement Coordinator in Admissions helping students through the college admissions process. Her passion is through sports as she held positions as a head coach and instructor for multiple youth sports. Callie holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Nichols College. Callie is looking forward to building connections with the children and families of Maynard!

BASEC Anna Schonwald

STEM Specialist

Anna Schonwald

Anna joined the BASEC team in 2021. She has a M.A. in Earth and Planetary Science from Wash. U. in St. Louis and a B.A in Physics and Geology from Earlham College. She has pursued her interests in STEM education since 2014. Her experience includes running geology and astronomy activities at the St. Louis Science Center, educating school groups at the Litzsinger Ecology Center, reopening her college observatory for public stargazing nights, and giving tours at the VLA radio telescope. She is passionate about hands-on, experiential based learning and the science of the world around you! She loves to guide learning for BASEC students through challenges, mistakes and open-ended questions.

BASEC Alba Gomez

Kindergarten Educator

Alba Gomez

Alba joined BASEC in 2021. She is a Former Excel Program Educator. Alba has over 18 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Age students of which she has throughout enjoyed. She is EEC accredited and attended Ellis University for classes in Early Childhood Growth and Development.

BASEC Fran Indelicato

Educator

Fran Indelicato

Fran joined BASEC in 2021. She is proud to have worked for the Maynard EXCEL program for over 20 years prior to joing the BASEC team. Fran enjoys crafting, creating games and challenges, and helping kids shine!

BASEC Hanna Bacus

Educator

Hanna Bacus

Hanna joined the BASEC team in 2021, after 5 years working for the former program known as EXCEL. As a third generation Maynard resident, she takes great pride working for her community. Working alongside the teachers that taught her as a student taught her the importance of positive learning experiences. She is currently following her passion by taking classes at Framingham State.

BASEC Isabella Brody Magid

Assistant Educator

Isabella Brody Magid

Bella is one of BASEC’s assistant educators. She is graduating from BHS in 2024.

BASEC Jeremy Conlin

Educator

Jeremy Conlin

Jeremy has worked for BASEC since 2013. He grew up in Belmont and received a degree in American History from Boston University. He also worked as a Professional Aide in 8th grade classrooms at Chenery during the 2016-2017 school year.

BASEC Julia Ying

Assistant Educator

Julia Ying

Julia is one of BASEC’s assistant educators. She is graduating from BHS in 2022.

BASEC Kathy McClallen

Educator

Kathy McClallen

Kathy has been with BASEC and BBASP (its predecessor) since 1999. During the school day, she is a kindergarten classroom aide at the Burbank School. Kathy is also one of our before school teachers.

BASEC Kayla Sylvia

Visual Arts Specialist

Kayla Sylvia

Kayla joined BASEC in 2021 as the Visual Arts Specialist for our Maynard programs at Green Meadow and Fowler. She received a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature with a specialized concentration in Museum Education from Smith College. Kayla has previously worked as a Children’s and Youth Services library assistant and has worked with various art museums. Kayla is a life long lover of art, and she looks forward to inspiring young minds and seeing their beautiful creations!

BASEC Lisa Corfman

Educator

Lisa Corfman

Ms. Lisa B. Corfman joined BASEC in 2021. She is an origami artist and educator holding a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Endicott College (2004) and an graduate level certificate (2014). Teaching always gives her joy with experience at museums, libraries, camps and schools. Starting in 2017, Ms. Lisa started teaching after school; this includes Wayland, Natick, and in Maynard EXCEL and BASEC. At heart, fostering happiness and success are her core goals, with art, origami, and more, building optimistic hopes.

BASEC Lucia Brown

Educator

Lucia Brown

BASEC Nick Peladeau

Educator

Nick Peladeau

Nick joined the BASEC Chenery team in 2021. They received their BFA in Art Education from MassArt and have prior experience working with middle and high school. They want to help create a safe space for all students that focuses on diversity, respect, acceptance, and growth!

BASEC Sam McFadyen

Assistant Educator

Sam McFadyen

Sam is one of BASEC’s assistant educators. He is graduating from BHS in 2022.

BASEC Sharisse Zeroonian

Educator

Sharisse Zeroonian

Sharisse received her Bachelor’s degree in Film/Television from Boston University in 2018. She joined BASEC in 2021 and attended both of its predecessors – BBASP and CHENEX – as a child. Her short stories and poetry have been featured on multiple platforms, such as in The Armenian Weekly and on NPR, and she is currently directing an original TV series for Amazon Prime. She also works at the Belmont Media Center. Sharisse hopes to impart her love of and expertise in writing and filmmaking to BASEC students, and plans to lead activities that have to do with literary, digital, and performing arts.

BASEC Tricia Cerqua

Educator

Tricia Cerqua

Tricia joined BASEC in 2021. She is excited to be part of the team at Fowler Middle School. She has previously worked as an ESP in the Maynard School System for twenty years. She was also a staff member for the EXCEL/FASC after school program for 10 years. She holds certification in Northeast Foundation for Children Responsive Classroom, Scott Foresman E.R.I. Reading Program, and Wilsons Language Foundation Reading Program. She looks forward to continuing to provide a positive, safe, nurturing environment to encourage the children to be the best version of themselves and have fun!

BASEC Valerie Warren

Educator

Valerie Warren

Valerie joined BASEC in 2021 after previously working for EXCEL FASC Program as a third grade head teacher. Valerie holds a degree in Classical Arts from Rhode Island School of Design. Valerie has taken endless courses in Art History from Harvard University and many trainings in all forms of Art over her life. Valerie loves many mediums, living an Artist’s life that builds on various art experiences. She especially loves to see free flow art from children.

BASEC Alex Mattos

Kindergarten Educator

Alex Mattos

Alex, a Belmont native, has been with BASEC since 2008. She is working on her undergraduate degree at Middlesex Community College.

Hannah Kusnitz

Educator

Hannah Kusnitz

Hannah joined BASEC in 2021, after being a volunteer in high school and a participant herself in elementary and middle school. She has a BA in Psychology with a minor in Education from UMass Amherst. She is excited to share her passions with her students, particularly the arts!

Interested in joining our team? Check the Careers page for current openings.

Other after school programs interested in learning more about BASEC can contact our executive director or the BASEC Board.


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