Staff

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Maggie Austen, AmeriCorps Mentoring Organizer, Ext. 123

Maggie started working at DSNI in 2013 and is a Mentoring Organizer / Highland Street Corps AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring. She Graduated with a B.A. in Secondary Education and History in 2013 from Gordon College, Wenham, MA.
Her favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is Mary Hannon Park. Maggie’s favorite DSNI memory took place the summer 2012 where she “worked as a supervisor for a crew of young people working on CommunityScapes. At the end of the summer we had an all staff 'field day' at Mary Hannon Park where some full time staff joined each of the four youth crews in an afternoon of competitive festivities. It was an awesome day of bonding and carefree joy!” In her free time, Maggie is very involved at Quincy Street Missional Church with their tutoring/mentoring program and helps to organize the Upham's Corner DRAMA Camp. She loves to cook and bake, share her food with friends and neighbors, and zumba off the calories. She also likes to “support local business, by shopping in the local stores for all the things I need and buying my veggies from the Food Project Farmers Market.”

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José M. Barros, Community Organizer & Planner, Ext. 160

Jose started working at DSNI in 1996 and is a Community Organizer. He attended UMass Boston. Jose’s favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is Dennis Street Park. His favorite DSNI memories are attending the Open House events and in his free time he likes to read.

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Danubia Campos, 0-5 Organizer, x133

Danubia started working at DSNI in 2013 and is the 0-5 Organizer. She is pursuing an education in Family Psychology at UMass Boston. Danubia came to DSNI driven by her passion about the importance of the role parents play in their children’s lives as First Teachers. Her favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is The Shirley Eustis House and her favorite Nos Casa dish is Canja. Danubia fondly remembers the story of a father who was part of our Tech Goes Home Pilot Program at SMILE Pre-School. He used an iPad regularly but rarely paused to listen to his daughter. Since the workshops, he now goes to his daughter’s level and gives her the attention she needs. In her free time, Danubia likes to go to the gym, go playground hoping with her daughter Aaliyah, sit at her deck at home to unwind, and participate in the many amazing FREE parenting workshops around town.

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Luzia Centeio, Executive Assistant, Ext.190

Luzia started working at DSNI in 2009 and is the Executive Assistant. She attended Tufts University and UMass Boston. When she’s on The Dudley Village Campus she enjoys going to the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School. Her favorite DSNI memory was “experiencing the urgency, commitment and excitement, as well as, listening to Miriam Wright Edelman speak at the first Stand for Children Rally in Washington DC as a chaperone with the Nubian Roots Youth Committee.” In her free time, Luzia likes to engage in any activity involving great food, music and the arts.

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Sheena Collier, Director of Boston Promise Initiative, Ext. 126

Sheena started working at DSNI in 2013 and is the Boston Promise Initiative Director. She received a BA in Psychology from Spelman College and a Master’s in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Her favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is Ideal Sub Shop “when the line is not too long.” Sheena’s favorite DSNI memory is when she “worked at the Winthrop Elementary School as the Manager of Extended Learning & Services and was trying to figure out how to connect our school to the larger community, DSNI embraced us and was a willing partner!” In her free time, Sheena likes to listen to music, play the drums, read and walk around the community and take in the diversity.

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Luz Colon, Organizer, Ext. 132

Luz started working at DSNI in 2012 and is an Organizer. She attended Boston Business School. Her favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is Backwoods Pizza and one of her favorite DSNI memories was attending the last staff retreat. In her free time, Luz enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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Gordonia Cundiff, Education Organizer, Ext. 121

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Ros Everdell, Deputy Director, Ext. 150

Ros started working at DSNI in 1988 and is the Deputy Director. She attended Hampshire College, Southern New Hampshire University & The BU Institute for Nonprofit Management & Leadership. One of her favorite locations on The Dudley Village Campus is The Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School where she gets to “read and play with the kids!” One of her favorite memories happened at Ideal Sub Shop when one of the owners, Gino, played an April Fool’s joke on former Executive Director Greg Watson by putting salt instead of sugar in his coffee! Ros loves talking with young people about how they are doing and what they want to do in the future and enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and hanging out with friends and family.

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Joceline Fidalgo, Resource Development Manager, Ext. 110

Joceline started working at DSNI in the fall of 2012 and is the Resource Development Manager. She received her BA from Dartmouth College. One of her favorite locations on The Dudley Village Campus is Clarence Street and her favorite DSNI memory is starting the Dudley Youth Council with other youth from the community. In her free time, Joceline enjoys travel, watching Brazilian Novelas and hanging out with friends and family.

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Derrikka Gillenwater, Youth Opportunities Organizer, Ext. 140

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Denise Gonsalves, Director of Youth Leadership and Development, Ext. 210

Denise started working at DSNI in 2011 and is the Director of Youth Leadership & Development. She received her BSW from Wheelock College, MSW from Boston University and her MBA from The Robert H Smith School of Business. When she’s on The Dudley Village Campus she enjoys being “wherever the kids are, especially the Pop-Up Children's Museum at the Food Project Farmers Market at the Dudley Town Commons.” One of her favorite DSNI memories is hearing Deputy Director, Ros Everdell, reading a rap on a Dudley Youth Council radio show. In her free time she likes to bake homemade cookies, brownies, cakes and cupcakes. She also loves doing arts and crafts and taking pictures of people being themselves.

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Charles Holley, Controller, Ext. 134

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Christopher Jones, Executive Director, Ext. 131

Chris started working at DSNI in 2013 and is the Executive Director. He received a B.S. in Physics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Morehouse College, a S.M. in Nuclear Engineering, a S.M. in Technology & Policy and is expected to graduate in spring 2014 with a PhD in Urban Studies and Planning from MIT. Chris deeply appreciates the vibrant history in The Dudley Village Campus and enjoys spending time walking around the Shirley-Eustis Governor’s Mansion. In his free time he likes just hanging around with his wife and two daughters.

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Erika K. Leon, Office Manger/Receptionist, Ext. 100

Erika started working for DSNI in 2013 and is delighted to be the Office Manager/Receptionist, for the organization. Her favorite locations on the Dudley Village Campus are the Shirley Eustis Governor Mansion, for it's Beauty & History and the Dudley Green House, for the fresh produce that the community benefits from, to keep us all eating healthy! Erika's favorite DSNI memory was the "Learning Summit 2014", where among the many community supporters and residents that attended, she met the honorable Mr. & Mrs. Mel King. "What a Pleasure and an Amazing Experience, DSNI has allowed me!!"

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Liz OConnor, Consultant, Resource Development

Liz started working at DSNI in 2007 and is the Director of Resource Development. She has a MA in philosophy and enjoys the Roxbury Russet orchard behind DSNI’s offices. Her favorite DSNI memory was hearing the news about our Promise Neighborhood Implementation Grant award, to support the Dudley Village Campus.

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Eliza Parad, Community Organizer, Ext. 135

Eliza started at DSNI in January of 2014 as a Community Organizer in the Sustainable and Economic Development Department. She has a BA in Spanish and Sociology from Connecticut College and was a fellow with the Jewish Organizing Initiative in 2009-2010. Her favorite thing to do in the Dudley Village Campus is watch Antonietta make beautiful, fresh, flower arrangements at Giselle’s Flowers and Gifts. One of her favorite DSNI’s moments was doing surveying for Boston Promise Initiative with Ros and getting to meet the diverse residents of the Dudley area. Eliza is an active member of the Boston Interpreters Collective and the Workmen’s Circle and in her free time she likes to dance salsa, bake cakes and hang out with her nephews.

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Ayesha Rodriguez, 0-5 Manager, Ext. 240

Ayesha started working at DSNI in 2011 and is the 0-5 Manager. She holds a Bachelors of Liberal Arts from Simmons College. Ayesha’s favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is “anyplace where people come together in a spirit of family and community.” Her favorite DSNI memory is watching the children participate with their families in the different events & activities that support growth, health and wellbeing. In her free time, Ayesha enjoys spending time with her family.

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Bayoan Rosello-Cornier, Community Organizer and Planner, Ext. 250

Bayoán started working at DSNI in 2012 and is a Community Organizer. He has a BA from Boston College in Hispanic Studies and a Minor in Secondary Education. Bayoán’s favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is Nos Casa Restaurant because of “their amazing food.” His favorite DSNI memory is attending the 2013 Open House at St. Patrick’s Church and in his free time he likes to dabble in the kitchen.

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Harry Smith, Director of Sustainable and Economic Development and Dudley Neighbors Inc., Ext. 220

Harry started working at DSNI in 2011 and is the Director of Sustainable and Economic Development as well as the Director of Dudley Neighbors, Inc. His favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is El Paraiso Restaurant. Harry’s favorite DSNI memory is the 2013 Dudley Neighbors Inc. Annual Meeting where he enjoyed “great food, great turnout, and lively conversation with land trust homeowners.” In his free time he enjoys coaching youth baseball, traveling and hanging out with his daughters.

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Travis Watson, Senior Organizer & Communications Manager, Ext. 180

Travis started working at DSNI in 2007 and is a Senior Organizer & Communications Manager. He received a BA in African and African-American Studies from Brandeis University. His favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is the Dudley Greenhouse. Travis’ favorite DSNI memory is the first day he walked through the doors of DSNI as an employee. In his free time he enjoys photography, working out, watching baseball and football, BBQ and relaxing with his wife, friends and family.

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Gloria Wilkins, Bookkeeper, Ext. 125

Gloria started working at DSNI in 2011 and is the Bookkeeper. She attended Towson University. Gloria’s favorite location on The Dudley Village Campus is the Dudley Town Common. Her favorite DSNI memory is “interacting with visitors to our office whom I already know, and realizing that we have common ties to DSNI, however we only realize that we have those ties when we encounter each other here on site.” In her free time, Gloria likes to bike and hike.