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Category: Steering Committee

Samilla Quiroa (she/her)

Samilla Quiroa

Samilla has a passion for empowering immigrant communities and making sure all children have access to systems of support. As a result of her efforts,…

Nicolasa López (she/her)

Nicolasa Lopez

Nicolasa López is the Family Engagement Director at Gardner Pilot Academy, a community school in the heart of Allston, MA. Nicolasa has a Masters Degree…

Walae Hayek (she/they)

Walae Hayek

Walae Hayek is a first generation Arab American and Boston native who is passionate about building and bridging community and creating welcoming spaces. Currently working…

Jen Cruz, MPH (she/her)

Jen Cruz

Jen is a Population Health Sciences PhD student in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She…

Alex Cornacchini (he/him)

Alex Cornacchini

Alex Cornacchini currently serves as the Executive Director of Allston Village Main Streets, a nonprofit working to promote, beautify, and economically develop Allston. He was…

Ruby Barnard-Mayers (she/her)

Ruby Barnard Mayers

Ruby is an Epidemiology PhD Candidate at Boston University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the health of birthing people and conducting meaningful…

Jo-Ann Barbour (she/her)

Jo-Ann Barbour

Ms. Barbour is a Licensed, Independent, Clinical, Social Worker (LICSW) with over 30 years of casework, supervisory, administrative, and program development experience in the field…