Interim Executive Director
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Rachel has stepped into the role of Interim Executive Director while the Board conducts the search for the new ED. Serving the Brick House as Business Manager since 2017, Rachel has extensive experience in fiscal, human resources and operational management with nonprofits and for profits in Hampshire, Hampden, and Franklin counties. Rachel is well-positioned to lead the Brick House during this transitional period. Contact: email@example.com
Youth Program Support Staff
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Kaleb thrives in the position of Youth Programs Support Staff through his ability to relate well to youth. His hobbies include listening to and creating music, playing both board and video games, binging Netflix, and spending time with his family (especially his nephew, Kai). He began working with young people at the age of 16 when he helped to staff a social justice organization in his hometown of Hartford, CT. He then moved to MA in 2013 to serve the Brick House as an AmeriCorps member for two years, after which he worked for Dial/Self for several years before returning to Brick House. Kaleb is passionate about using the arts and pop culture to create safe and welcoming spaces for youth to learn, grow, and develop confidence.
Parent and Family Services Coordinator
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Sandra was born Puerto Rico and was raised, married, had children in Western Massachusetts. She has worked in the Human Service Field for 30+ years. With such programs as:The Care Center, Valley Opportunity Council, Community Action and most recently for The Foodbank of wma. Sandra enjoys working with the community and helping families obtain resources that may be available to them in times of need. She enjoys cooking, shopping and dancing Salsa. She loves spending time with family especially her children and her 3 grandchildren.
Youth Program Manager
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Before becoming Youth Programs Manager at the Brick House, Jane worked at Turners Falls High School as a Therapeutic Teacher Assistant. Jane is also a carpenter and musician, and loves to share her skills with the youth at the Brick House. She cares a lot about supporting and empowering young people, and has training in trauma informed support and conflict resolution strategies. She loves spending time with her cat Rubix Cube, hiking, cooking, and studying Shiatsu and Chinese Medicine.