Staff Members

July Afable

Manager of Accounting and Finance

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July joined MSA in February 2009 as the Manager of Accounting & Finance and is in charge of MSA’s accounting operations. Before coming to MSA, he worked at Catholic Charities RCAB as the Business Manager. July holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Accounting. In his free time, July enjoys playing golf, singing karaoke, and ballroom dancing. 
Susanna Flug Silva

Commonwealth Corps Program Manager

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Susie manages the Commonwealth Corps program and joined the team in 2012. She came to MSA from the City of Cambridge, where she served as the Child & Youth Services Planner for the Department of Human Service Programs and Agenda for Children Out-of-School Time Initiative and managed a team of Commonwealth Corps members as a host site partner in 2011. Her career has focused on civic engagement, campus-community partnerships, and education policy at Simmons College, Phillips Andover, the National College Advising Corps at Brown, and She holds a master’s degree in urban education policy from Brown and an undergraduate degree in social studies from Harvard. You will find Susie doing something active outside whenever she can and always looking to explore new places.
Steve Gallucci

Financial Consultant

Insource Services

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Steve has been with MSA since November 2015, and serves as the Organization’s CFO, overseeing all financial matters. Prior to his work with MSA, Steve led the financial operations of several other non-profit and for-profit organizations, including consulting, media, and biotech companies. Steve is a CPA, with a B.A. from Trinity College and an MBA from Cornell University. Originally from Washington, D.C. Steve is an avid fan of both the Red Sox and Orioles.
Emily Haber

Chief Executive Officer

Massachusetts Service Alliance

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Emily has over 30 years of experience in planning and community development. Emily joined MSA as CEO in 2008. She is responsible for helping steer MSA in our support of organizations that rely upon volunteers and corps members to meet critical needs in communities across the Commonwealth. Before joining MSA, Emily served as program director of Boston Main Streets, a public-private initiative of the City of Boston established to revitalize Boston's many neighborhood commercial districts. Emily is on the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and the Association of America’s State Service Commissions. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a Masters in City Planning from M.I.T. Emily loves to ski and snowshoe which doesn’t win her many friends when she exhibits an unreasonable enthusiasm for snow.
Lisl Hacker

Director of Training and Technical Assistance

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Lisl first joined MSA in the fall of 2014 as a Training and Technical Assistance consultant for a year and then officially came on staff part-time as the Manager of Training and Technical Assistance in fall of 2015 and is now transitioning to the full-time position of Director of Training and Technical Assistance where she will continue to be involved in our Service Enterprise work, the planning of our bi-annual state conference on service and volunteerism and other training initiatives as well as working more closely with the AmeriCorps team to support their Training and TA needs. She often jokes that her resume reads like a “choose your own adventure book” in that she has had a lot of varied work experience ranging from teaching environmental education and coaching tennis to supporting those with mental illness in a residential facility and those with developmental disabilities in an employment program to most recently serving as a Program Officer for a national direct AmeriCorps grant at YouthBuild USA. Lisl has a BA in German and Psychology from Bowdoin College and a MSW and EdM from Boston University. Although it has slowed down in recent years since becoming a parent (which is her true passion), she also has a passion for travelling and has visited almost 40 different countries.
Maura Hackett

Program Officer

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Maura joined MSA in 2016 as a Program Officer. She has extensive experience working with volunteer-supported organizations throughout the US where she mainly focused on introducing students and volunteers to STEM, coastal ecology, and history through sailing traditionally-rigged vessels. Most recently Maura directed Science Club for Girls’ STEM-based teen programs in Greater Boston, and developed the education and volunteer programs aboard a historic fishing vessel with Gloucester Adventure, Inc. Maura is originally from New Jersey and first moved to Boston while attending Boston University, where she received a Master’s degree in Environmental Public Health. In her spare time Maura enjoys travelling and sailing schooners for which she possesses a 100 Ton captain’s license.
Rachel Irvine

Program Officer

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Rachel began her role as an AmeriCorps Program Officer at MSA in early 2015. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of volunteer-driven, youth development nonprofit organizations. A proud returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Rachel has an MPH and an MBA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Suzana Kantardzic

Senior Program Officer

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Suzana started working at MSA in 2008 as a Program Officer and moved into her current position as a Senior Program Officer in 2014. Suzana leads the team of three other Program Officers administering and managing a robust portfolio of AmeriCorps State programs. Before coming to MSA, Suzana managed an AmeriCorps program at Local Initiatives Corporation and prior to that she worked at the International Rescue Committee in various roles helping refugees from all over the world resettle in the Greater Boston area. Suzana has Bachelor of Arts degree in literature and Bosnian language from the University of Sarajevo in Bosnia. In her free time, Suzana loves reading, cooking and tending to her small garden in Roslindale.
Shana Lothrop

Program Officer for Volunteer Initiatives

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Shana came to MSA in 2010 to serve as the Administrative Coordinator. Since then, she has grown within the organization and held the position of MassVolunteers Coordinator and most recently, Program Officer for Volunteer Initiatives. She currently manages the Volunteer Generation Fund grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service with activities ranging from funding National Days of Service volunteer projects, to implementing the Service Enterprise Initiative for the state of Massachusetts. Shana’s passion for service and volunteerism began in her home state of Vermont, volunteering on a weekly basis during her four years at Saint Michael’s College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. After graduation, Shana held an internship with the American Heart Association of Vermont, and later worked with Champlain Community Services in their Development Department. Although she no longer lives in Vermont, Shana still enjoys being outdoors, hiking, kayaking, and petting her cat Copley any chance she can get.
Beth McGuinness

Director of Programs

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Beth joined the MSA staff in 2001 and has served in several capacities during that time – first in a training role, then as a program officer overseeing youth service-learning and mentoring programs, and finally assuming the Director of Programs role in 2007. As the Director of Programs, Beth oversees MSA’s AmeriCorps portfolio, the Commonwealth Corps program, and focuses on the development of new service-based programs to address unmet needs in Massachusetts. Prior to that, Beth served as a program coordinator for a literacy-tutoring program that trained and placed college students in the Boston Public Schools to work with first through fourth graders. Beth has a bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s in Public Administration. Outside of work, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and two boys.        
Colin McLaughlin

Administrative Coordinator

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Colin joined MSA in December 2015 as the Administrative Coordinator. He is responsible for providing general office administration, board of directors and committee support, program management assistance, development outreach, social media management and other technology support. Before coming to MSA, Colin was a program assistant with the Grantmaking Resource Center at the National Endowment for Democracy, and a fellow and intern at the World Affairs Council of CT. Colin graduated from Colby College, where he majored in Global Studies and French Studies. Colin enjoys playing tennis and running around Boston and at home in CT with his family’s chocolate lab.
Amy Mulvena

Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant

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Amy joined MSA in November 2015 as the Commonwealth Corps Program Assistant and helps to provide administrative, programmatic, and marketing support to the Commonwealth Corps Program, Host Site Partners, and Members. Prior to joining the MSA team, Amy worked at Tenacity Inc. as the Family Engagement Coordinator at the McCormick Middle School, in Dorchester. Additionally, after graduating from college she served as an AmeriCorps Fellow with Tenacity Inc. at the Mary E. Curley School in Jamaica Plain. Amy graduated from Villanova University in 2013, with a BA in Spanish Language and Literature. Outside of her position at MSA, Amy is a volunteer U11 girl’s lacrosse coach with the Charlestown Lacrosse Learning Center, loves going for walks with her Chiweenie, Shaq, and playing tennis.
Lindsay Rooney

Director of External Relations & Development

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Lindsay joined MSA in 2008 to help strengthen and promote MSA’s brand and work through communications activities, legislative advocacy and special events. Prior to MSA, Lindsay was the Manager of Development and Special Events for Tenacity, a youth development program serving BPS kids. Lindsay also worked at the Crittenton Women’s Union as the Advocacy Coordinator where she advocated for public policy initiatives supporting the economic self-sufficiency of low-income women and families through legislative, organizing and education campaigns across the Commonwealth. Lindsay has a BA from Brandeis University and an MPA from Suffolk University. Her current spare time activities include - bike riding, taking HIIT (high-impact interval training) classes, eating Italian food (especially arancinis!), travelling with her husband and spending quality time with their 8 year old cats, Bowie and Dexter.
Elizabeth Way

Program Officer

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Elizabeth is currently a Program Officer for AmeriCorps State & National Programs and joined MSA in 2014 as the Administrative Coordinator. She manages a portfolio of seven AmeriCorps programs across MA and provides support with CNCS compliance, training, and grants management. Prior to working at MSA, Elizabeth served two terms as an AmeriCorps member in the NCCC and State programs, and worked in development for Easter Seals New York. Elizabeth recently received her MPA from Northeastern University and holds a BA in History and International Studies from Nazareth College. She is a member of the AmeriCorps Alums Boston board, and enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and being a cat lady in her spare time.