Our Staff – Alphabetical

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Carolyn CushingCarolyn Cushing, Associate Director of Development

ccushing@masshumanities.org ext. 107
Carolyn manages the annual fund and coordinates fundraising appeals, proposal writing, and special events. Carolyn received a BA in international studies from Marlboro College and a MS in Management from Antioch New England University.

Deepika FernandesDeepika Fernandes, Fiscal Officer

dfernandes@masshumanities.org ext. 111
Deepika is the Fiscal Officer. She manages accounting, budgeting, human resources and all of the Foundation’s financial systems.

Elena MarioneElena Marione, Communications Officer

emarione@masshumanities.org ext. 104
Elena serves as the Communications Officer and conducts outreach for partnerships and increased participation in Mass Humanities programs. She is the editor of Mass Humanities’ blog, The Public Humanist. She earned her BA in Theater & Dance and English from Amherst College.

Abbye MeyerAbbye Meyer, Director of Grants

ameyer@masshumanities.org ext. 102
Abbye guides grant applicants through the application process and manages the Family Adventures in Reading program. She brings with her a PhD in English from the University of Connecticut, an MPhil in American Studies from the University of Glasgow, and an AB in English and Creative Writing from Dartmouth College.

Anne RogersAnne Rogers, Systems Manager

arogers@masshumanities.org ext. 110
Anne manages the website, the database, email communications, and the IT needs for the office.  Anne received a BA in philosophy at Mount Holyoke College.

Rose Sackey-MilliganRose Sackey-Milligan, Senior Program Officer

rsackey-milligan@masshumanities.org ext. 101
Rose guides grant applicants through the application process and manages the Literature & Medicine program. Rose has a BA in Social Science from the University of the Virgin Islands and a MA and PhD in Anthropology both from the University of Connecticut.

John SierackiJohn Sieracki, Director of Development & Communications

jsieracki@masshumanities.org ext. 103
John represents Mass Humanities in donor relations and oversees all aspects of Development and Communications. He coordinates Mass Humanities’ Inspire Campaign to endow our Fund for New Communities. He earned his BA in English from the University of Delaware.

David TebaldiDavid Tebaldi, Executive Director

dtebaldi@masshumanities.org ext. 105
David has been chief executive officer of the foundation since 1985. He has a BA from Clark University and MA and PhD degrees from Rutgers University, all in Philosophy. David has taught at Rutgers College, the University of Wyoming, Mount Holyoke College, and Amherst College and is the editor of an anthology, Reflecting on Values, The Unity and Diversity of the Humanities. In 2017 David received the Commonwealth Award for Leadership in recognition of his extraordinary service to the cause of using the humanities to improve civic life in Massachusetts.

Jeannemarie TobinJeannemarie Tobin, Development Assistant

Jeannemarie is the Development Assistant.  She supports fundraising efforts by entering data, producing acknowledgement letters, assembling mailings, and performing other tasks.

MelissaMelissa Wheaton, Grants Officer

mwheaton@masshumanities.org ext. 100
Melissa manages and guides grant applicants through the application process, and she handles grant questions, contact information, calendar items, and office matters. She has a BA in Biology/Psychology from Wells College.