MADCA Board of Directors

The Association is governed by a twenty-one member Board of Directors. The Board consists of early education and out-of-school agency leaders from across Massachusetts.

The Board is comprised of five officers and sixteen members who are elected by membership for a three year term. The current board was elected in September of 2021.

Maria Rosario
At-Large Representative
NorthStar Learning Centers, Inc.
53 Linden Street
New Bedford, MA 02740508-991-5907

Stephen Huntley (Association President)
Executive Director, Valley Opportunity Council, Holyoke
Karen Frederick (Association Past President)
Chief Executive Officer, Community Team Work, Lowell
Sharon Scott Chandler (Association Vice-President)
Executive Vice President/COO,
Action for Boston Community Development, Boston
Melissa deSousa (Association Secretary)
President, Little People’s College, Inc., Fairhaven
Edward Madaus (Association Treasurer)
Executive Director, Guild of St. Agnes, Worcester

Paul Bailey
Executive Director,
Springfield Partners for Community Action, Springfield
Kate Barrand
President & CEO, Horizons for Homeless Children, Boston
Birgitta Damon
Chief Executive Officer, LEO, Inc. Lynn
Dawn DiStefano
President & CEO, Square One, Springfield
Maria Gonzalez Moeller
Chief Executive Officer, Community Group, Lawrence
Clare Higgins
Executive Director, Community Action, Greenfield
Debbie Kneeland Keegan
Executive Director, FKO Afterschool, Salem
Joseph Martin
Executive Director, Pakachoag Acres, Auburn
Margaret McDonald
CEO, Clarendon Early Education Services, Lawrence
Eric Mitchell
President & CEO, Pathways for Children, Gloucester
Anne Nemetz Carlson
President/CEO, Child Care of the Berkshires, North Adams
Justin Pasquariello
Executive Director, East Boston Social Centers, East Boston
Laura Perille
President/CEO, Nurtury Early Education, Boston
Maria Rosario
Executive Director, North Star Learning Centers, New Bedford
Lucas Skorczeski
Co-Executive Director, Acre Family Child Care, Lowell
Jay Soto
Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care, Worcester