Valerie joined One Family, Inc. in 2006, transitioning from her prior positions as Director of Program Development and Director of the One Family Scholars Program to become the Executive Director in June 2012. Valerie received a B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington. She is also a graduate of the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership at Boston University and LeadBoston (Class of 2010), and serves on the Board of Directors of Cambridge Community Services. Prior to joining CCS's board, Valerie mentored several high school students through their City Links program.
Director of Programs
Matthew joined One Family in June 2012. As Director of Programs he is responsible for managing the One Family Scholars program as well as identifying and developing new opportunities for One Family to increase our impact and engagement across the Commonwealth. Prior to joining One Family, Matthew worked with parents through a variety of organizations including the Institute for Responsive Education, the Boston Parent Organizing Network, and as the coordinator of the Family Support Program at the Tobin K-8 School in Roxbury. Matthew has a B.A. in English and Education from Northeastern University and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Ellen joined One Family in August 2015 as Program Associate. Ellen is responsible for the Credential to Career program that works with adults to assist them in deciding what to study, where to study, and how to finance their education. Prior to joining One Family, Ellen worked at a variety of organizations such as MIT, Harvard Business Publishing, and IDG focusing on executive education, online learning, and group mentoring. She has also taught ESL to adults at Framingham State University and community programs in Framingham and Maynard. Ellenís first career was as a social worker working with youth and families and in private practice. Ellen has a BA in French and Secondary Education from Washington University in St. Louis and an MSW from Boston University.
Judith joined One Family in March 2016. As Program Coordinator, Judith works with a caseload of Scholars offering them academic advising and career coaching. Prior to joining One Family, Judith was a high school teacher in a Title I school in North Philadelphia. She taught Honors African American History as well as African American History for English Language Learners. In addition to teaching, Judith founded and facilitated a Peer Mediation program at Olney Charter High School. Judith has a B.A. in International and Global Studies from Brandeis University and an Ed.M. from the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.
Scott joined One Family in August 2015 as a Program Coordinator for our One Family Scholars program. Prior to joining One Family he worked for two years as a Community and Youth Development Specialist for the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Armenia. Before arriving in Armenia to begin his Peace Corps service, Scott had the opportunity to work for several non-profit organizations including the Boys & Girls Club and AmeriCorps that shaped his passion for community development work, specifically in areas of financial need. Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Bridgewater State University.