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Meet the BASEC @ Chenery Team

Belmont BASEC at Chenery – Workshops for kids!

Andrew Mountford, Executive Director
Andrew Mountford, Executive Director

Andrew Mountford

Executive Director
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.

Amanda Burke, Site Director
Amanda Burke, Site Director

Amanda Burke

Site Director
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!

Danielle Greene, Director of Student Programming
Danielle Greene, Director of Student Programming

Danielle Greene

Director of Student Programming
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 second generation Belmont native and looks forward to continuing to build and strengthen her connections within her hometown!

Annie Gladfelter, Director of Community Education and Engagement
Annie Gladfelter, Director of Community Education and Engagement

Annie Gladfelter

Director of Impact
Annie G. is in her fourth 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.

James Burke, Sports Specialist
James Burke, Sports Specialist

James Burke

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

Jamie Meditz, Visual Arts Specialist
Jamie Meditz, Visual Arts Specialist

Jamie Meditz

Visual Arts Specialist
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!

Kaitlyn York, STEM Specialist
Kaitlyn York, STEM Specialist

Kaitlyn York

STEM Specialist
Kaitlyn joined BASEC in 2018 as the STEM Specialist. She recently graduated with a degree in Neuroscience and Psychology from Brandeis University and is incredibly excited to be doing science projects with the creative, bright students at Chenery!

Carter Eichenberg, Civic Engagement Specialist
Carter Eichenberg, Civic Engagement Specialist

Carter Eichenberg

Civic Engagement Specialist
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!

Blake Stensland, Family Engagement Specialist
Blake Stensland, Family Engagement Specialist

Blake Stensland

Family Engagement Specialist
Blake recently 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!

Trevor Donahue, Academic Director
Trevor Donahue, Academic Director

Trevor Donahue

Educator
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.


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