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Staff and Board Members

Meet the staff and board members making LEAP’s mission a possibility for so many low-income and/or first-generation-to-college students in the North Shore.

Linda Saris

Linda Saris

Executive Director
(978) 740-6667 ext. 109

Staff and Board - Erin Truex

Erin Truex

Director of Development
(978) 740-6667 ext. 119

Kayla Dorst

Kayla Dorst

Director of Strategy and Innovation
(978) 740-6667 ext. 114

Jesenia Tejada-Pérez

Jesenia Tejada-Pérez

Senior Director of High School, College and Career Programs
(978) 740-6667 ext. 104

Mira Riggin

Mira Riggin

Manager of Data Assessments and Evaluations
(978) 740-6667 ext. 102

Andria Castillo

Marketing and Community Outreach
(978) 740-6667 ext. 108

Kathy Cooper

Kathy Cooper

(978) 740-6667 ext. 116

Staff Board - Nancy Napolitano

Nancy Napolitano

Career Services and Outreach Coordinator
(978) 740-6667 ext. 112

Staff and Board - Nancy Kelly

Nancy Kelly

Development Associate
(978) 740-6667 ext. 120

Staff Board - Meghan Murtagh

Meghan Murtagh

Director of Middle School
Expanding Horizons / Healthy Harbors
(978) 740-6667 ext. 103

Taylor MacDonald

Taylor MacDonald

Teen Center Program Manager
(978) 740-6667 ext. 118

JoAnn Leavitt

JoAnn Leavitt

Program Coordinator, Gloucester
(774) 270-0119

Betty Haggerty

Betty Haggerty White

College Success Program Manager
(978) 740-6667 ext. 105

Norma Ramírez

Norma Ramírez

College Success Program Site Coordinator (Salem)
(978) 740-6667 ext. 106

Ashley Pengelly

Ashley Pengelly

College Success Program Associate Coordinator (Peabody)
(978) 740-6667 ext. 115

Arlin Baez

Arlin Baez

College Success Program College Coach
(978) 740-6667 ext. 107

Kayla Benoit

Middle School ELL Advisor, AmeriCorps Fellow
(978) 740-6667 ext. 103

Erin Morrissey

Teen Center ELL Advisor, AmeriCorps Fellow
(978) 740-6667 ext. 118

Stella Willis

College Success Program Intern, SSU
(978) 740-6667 ext. 113

Zachary Gordon

College Success Program Intern, SSU
(978) 740-6667 ext. 113


In July 2014, LEAP for Education, Inc was incorporated in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. LEAP separated from North Shore Community Action Programs, Inc on June 1, 2015.

Dr. David Silva, President

Provost, Salem State University

Jody Goldman, Treasurer

Partner, JKG Associates

Ellen Galligan, Clerk

Retired, formerly Director of Community Services, Catholic Charities North

Dr. Mary-Lou Breitborde,

Retired, formerly Associate Dean and faculty at Salem State University in the School of Education

Manny Cruz,

Legislative Aide to State Rep. Juana Matias, Lawrence
Elected Member to the Salem School Committee
LEAP Alumnus

Robert Monegro,

Senior Software Engineer at Red Hat and former LEAP volunteer

Karen Murphy,

Senior Director, Business Development, clypd

Jonathan Ofilos,

Partner, Tinti Grover Quinn Frey LLC

Constance Rudnick Grayson,

Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts School of Law

Linda Saris,

Executive Director, LEAP for Education Inc