The Chief Executive Officer, Frank Ramirez manages the program’s contracts and grants supervises The Adult Education Coordinator, and leads program development and evaluation activities. Originally from Nicaragua, he is bilingual in Spanish and English and has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and two Bachelor of Science degrees. His career includes government, the administration of a literacy center in Attleboro, MA, healthcare, and human services. He has been with EBCC for 10 years.
Frank sits on the Board of Directors of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and has been on the Board of Directors of several non-profit institutions in Massachusetts, Florida, New Hampshire, and Oklahoma. He is a current member of the Children Health Access Coalition – Health Care for All and has been a member of the National Association of Community Health Center, the Oklahoma Primary Care Association, and Branford County Community Health Network in New Hampshire. He was awarded by Morton Comprehensive Health Services and by the Oklahoma Primary Care Association. Was awarded as former Vice-President of the Merrimack Valley American Heart Association Chapter - Massachusetts, and awarded as a previous Board member of the New Hampshire Community Health Network, CHAN.
Marcella Maffeo-Robinson, Director of Adult Education, manages the ESOL department. Marcella has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts. Her duties include teaching the ESOL Latina I, two citizenship classes, and an evening basic English course. She is responsible for recruiting, administering pre/post-tests, developing curriculum, and maintaining student files. Marcella has 20 years of ESOL experience in both the US and Mexico. She received a special intensive Spanish certificate in Mexico where she studied core university classes in Spanish.
Luisa Chew, Director of Immigration Services, 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 the San Carlos University of Guatemala, where she studied Psychology. She worked in human resources before coming to EBCC. 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.
Barbara R. Janati, Accountant & Payroll Administrator, Barbara is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, and is currently residing in South Shore, MA. Barbara attended Suffolk University Undergraduate School of Business working towards a B.S. Accounting Major, she then moved to Pennsylvania and attended Pennsylvania State University, Middletown, PA, and completed Micro-processing Computer Certification Certificate in Computer Science. At EBCC Barbara provides financial and administrative support to the Executive Director and responsibilities include payroll processing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash reconciliation, financial statements, and budget reports.
Angelica Martinez wears two hats at EBCC. She is the Youth Coordinator for Aspiring and were responsible for coordinating, developing, and implementing projects that integrate the resources, learning, and computer/digital technology, into program activities. Overseeing the daily operation of the computer lab and participating in other youth programming is within the scope of her work. As an ESL Teacher, she teaches ESL level III.
Angelica has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Art History, and Painting from Mass College of Arts & Design, Boston. She is the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Art History Award, and an expert in Middle Eastern Antiquity, plus supplementary knowledge of the art and culture of Japan, Mesoamerica, and Italy. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Italian.