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 Policy and Advocacy
Kelley joined One Family in 2013 as its Director of Policy and Advocacy. Prior to joining One Family, Kelley was Director of Policy at Horizons for Homeless Children where she advocated for increased resources and policy reform on behalf of homeless families. Kelley earned her Juris Doctorate from Suffolk Law School and her Bachelor's of Arts from Boston College.
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.
Keyse joined One Family in 2013 as a Program
Associate. Keyse has ten years' experience providing academic and
workforce development support to youth and adults in the Boston area. Keyse graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelor's degree in Women's Studies. She has directed her passion for social justice and helping others through working at nonprofits aimed at reducing violence and moving families towards economic
Connor joined One Family as an intern in September 2014 to handle our accounts payable and receivables. Connor is pursuing his undergraduate degree in finance at Bentley University, where he is also a Resident Assistant.