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Staff Profiles

Tintin Naingoo, Accountant & Payroll Administrator. Tintin Naingoo has a B.S. Degree in Mathematics,  University of Yangon, Yangon, Myanmar, and  A.S. Degree in Business Administration from Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA. An immigrant from Myanmar, she joined EBECC on October 2014 as the Accountant-Bookkeeper for the organization performing financial and administrative support to the Executive Director. Other responsibilities include maintaining general ledger, recording deposits, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll processing.

Luisa Chew, Immigration Coordinator
Luisa immigrated to the U.S. from Guatemala in 1983. She attended the Guatemalan Commercial Institute where she earned the degree of Bilingual Secretary. In 1980 attended San Carlos University of Guatemala, where she studied Psychology. She worked in human resources before coming to EBECC. She started as a receptionist and in 2003 she was given the position of Immigration Counselor, and in 2009 she was promoted to Immigration Coordinator. Luisa has been accredited by the Citizenship and Immigration Services.


Erika Sanchez, Parents Organizer
Erika came to the U.S. from El Salvador in 1991 and joined EBECC in 2006. Erika is a member of the Boston United for Students Coalition, and the East Boston Parents Organizing project based at EBECC. She has children in the Boston Public Schools and brings direct experience and insight into issues affecting parents and the quality education received by children at BPS.

Argentina Ochoa, Immigration Counselor
Originally from Honduras, Argentina Ochoa, Immigration Counselor, started at EBECC 2 years ago as Administrative Assistant of the department. Bilingual in Spanish/English, immigrated to the U.S. 18 years ago.  She has worked as a Temporary Immigration Counselor to process TPS and as a volunteer at EBECC. Prior to joining EBECC, she worked at the Fleet Bank of Boston in Customer Services helping immigrant to secure loans or other financial services. Argentina is a license day care provider, and is working toward her accreditation with the Executive Office of Immigration Review.



Alfonso Ciciliano, Computer Lab Supervisor. Alfonso came to the United States in 2002 from Costa Rica. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Education at University of Massachusetts. He has been teaching Adult ESOL level I and II at EBECC for almost six years. He was the Supervisor of the Computer Lab for the Aspiring/Aspirando youth center. currently manages the daily operation of the Aspiring/Aspirando Youth Center, and has been promoted to the position of Youth center Coordinator. Major responsibilities include supervising staff and college student volunteers; leading health promotion workshops and recreational activities; referring young people in need of counseling to the department’s Clinical Social Worker. Alfonso maintains collaborative relationships with personnel at East Boston High School and neighborhood youth-serving agencies. He actively participates in program development and evaluation.

Rosa Pineda, Administrative Assistant
Rosa came to this country from El Salvador in 2009. She has worked part-time at EBECC since 2010. Rosa support the Executive Director, Administration and other senior managers by coordinating office services such as job opportunity enquires, housekeeping, maintain personnel files, and other minor administrative tasks as instructed. Rosa facilitates and routes communications from and to the Board of Directors to the Executive Director. She maintains and schedules appointments for ED and Immigration Counselors, and gives information to callers concerning services availability. In addition she supports front-desk office activities of EBECC, performing variety of clerical duties utilizing knowledge of systems or procedures.

Laura Sevigny, Adult & Latina ESL Coordinator

Laura Sevigny manages the ESOL department. Her duties include teaching Latina ESOL II, recruiting and supervising instructional and babysitting staff, recruiting students, administering pre/post tests and analyzing data, developing and documenting the curriculum, and maintaining student files. Laura has five years ESOL teaching experience in both the US and Spain. She has also studied Spanish and public health in both Chile and Peru.

She is from New Hampshire and attended Simmons College here in Boston. In addition to her experience in Chile and Peru, Laura worked as a translator at an eye clinic in Nicaragua. She has worked in adult education since 2009. Before coming to EBECC, she taught Business English at Eton: Formacion Integral de Ingles in Spain. She speaks Spanish and French as well as English and is happy to work in the community at EBECC. 

Marcella Maffeo Robinson, Latina ESL Teacher. Marcella has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts. She is the ESOL teacher for Levels II and III. Marcella has 14 years of ESOL experience and lived in Mexico for 2 years.  She plans and teaches Levels II and III of the Latina Program.  She also administers and corrects student tests, assists with curriculum development and participates in program development and evaluating activities. Marcella recently implemented EBECC's US Citizenship School program.








Tintin Naingoo

Luisa Chew

Luisa Chew.

Erika Sanchez

Erika Sanchez

Argentina Ochoa


Alfonso Ciciliano

Alfonso Ciciliano


Rosa Pineda

Rosa Pineda



Laura Sevigny.



Marcella Maffeo

United Way of Massachusetts