Staff Leadership

President and CEO

Maicharia Z. Weir Lytle
President and CEO

Maicharia has spent her entire career serving individuals, families and communities in Boston and throughout Massachusetts. With nearly two decades of executive leadership and management, fundraising, community development and program innovation experience, she has routinely developed, grown and elevated organizations.

Maicharia’s service and leadership extend beyond her career and include volunteer roles with Mothers for Justice and Equality, Big Sisters, Simmons School of Management Alumni Association, and Co-President for the Community Center of Needham. She received an MBA from Simmons School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. She lives in the Greater Boston area with her husband and three children.

Leadership Team

Melissa Buckley

Assistant Director, Arts

Julie Burkley

Vice President of Programs

Jerrell Cox

Director of Camp Hale

Clara Garcia

Director of Operations

Chrissy Holt

Vice President of Operations

Heather Kaufmann

Development Manager

Shalisa Lamb

Director of Early Childhood Education

Karen Liberatore

Director of Club48

Jose Masso

Senior Director, Youth & Family Engagement

Joel Nitzberg

Director of Workforce Readiness

Toni Preston

Director of Talent and Human Resources

Nikki Stewart

Vice President of Development

O'Neil Williams

Youth Operations Manager