Meet the BASEC @ Chenery Team
Site Director, BASEC @ Chenery
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!
Director of Student Programming, BASEC @ Chenery
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!
Family Engagement Specialist
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!
Director of Impact
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.
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!
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!
James has been the Sports Specialist for BASEC @ Chenery since 2010. He has a degree in Psychology from UMass Boston.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.