Administrative Staff


Maria LaPage

Executive Director
Agassiz Baldwin Community
Before assuming her current position as Executive Director, Maria served the Agassiz Baldwin Community in a variety of roles, beginning as an afterschool teacher in 2008 and later advancing to 1st-5th Grade Site Director and then Director of Children’s Programs. Under her leadership, Agassiz Baldwin Children’s Programs have significantly grown in enrollment and continue to thrive.

In her role as Executive Director, Maria is dedicated to implementing ABC’s mission across all of its programs. She believes in creating a welcoming and inclusive space that fosters lifelong learning and love of creativity, and she is committed to serving the whole community by increasing scholarships for low-income families.

Maria is a lifelong student herself, with many “afterschool” hobbies of her own, including vegetarian cooking, soccer, crosswords, making jewelry, and tie-dye. In addition to this long list of skills, she holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and Sociology from Beloit College (2007) and a certificate from Boston University’s Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership (2015).

Contact Maria at: mlapage@agassiz.org, 617-349-6287 x17


Haley MacKeil

Director
Maud Morgan Arts

Haley MacKeil has worked for the arts center for more than 3 years.  She has a deep commitment to providing families and artists equal access to arts programming through financial scholarships,  engaging in outreach into the community with local organizations and schools, and increasing program opportunities through partnerships and collaborations.

She received her B.A. in Biology and Visual Arts from Bowdoin College in 2010. As an artist and educator she explores the interface between the arts and sciences. She has taught visual arts in collaboration with other subjects at schools, outdoor centers, farms and national parks both around the US and abroad.

Haley does her own art making at Mixit Print Studio in Somerville, MA. Her work stems from anatomical form, naturally occurring geometries and biological processes.

Contact Haley at: hmackeil@agassiz.org, 617-349-6287 x15


Eric Delisle

Administrative Assistant
Agassiz Baldwin Community, Maud Morgan Arts

Eric Delisle is delighted to provide administrative support for the ABC team because he likes nothing more than helping people . . . in a really, really organized way. He also manages the donor database and writes press releases. Eric is a longtime Massachusetts resident and can often be found enjoying Boston’s public transportation and Boston’s Public Libraries.

Eric likes working here for three reasons: the job is interesting, challenging, and meaningful, his fellow employees work hard and laugh hard, and sometimes there is free food in the front office. When Eric is not at work, he reads books. Books have transformed his worldview more times than he can remember.

Contact Eric at: edelisle@agassiz.org, 617-349-6287 x27


Micah Eglinton-Woods

Director of Marketing and Technology,
Agassiz Baldwin Community, Maud Morgan Arts 

Micah Eglinton-Woods earned a bachelor’s of fine arts in Illustration and Art History from Montserrat College of Art. In addition to managing registration for all ABC programs, she provides support for ABC’s community events, and designs ABC and MMA program collateral. Her free time is filled with music making and volunteering for a local pet rescue.

Contact Micah at: mwoods@agassiz.org, 617-349-6287 x19


Boriana Kantcheva

Gallery Coordinator
Fay Chandler Gallery, Maud Morgan Arts

Boriana Kantcheva, originally from Bulgaria, has lived and worked in the Boston area for over 17 years. She has received a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University joint degree program. She has worked as an assistant teacher at the Carpenter Center for Visual and Environmental Studies in Cambridge where she has received several Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in teaching awards. She currently works as a gallery coordinator for Chandler Gallery at Maud Morgan Arts Center in Cambridge. Boriana is a member of Bromfield Gallery.

Contact Boriana at: bkantcheva@agassiz.org, 617-349-6287 x22


Valerie Mendez

Site Coordinator
Maud Morgan Arts

Valerie Mendez has a background in art and education, she graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2006 with a degree in Graphic Design. Shortly after she found a passion for working with children, when she moved to Japan to teach English in junior high and elementary schools. In 2010, Valerie moved back to the United States, and earned a Masters Degree in Art Education from Tufts University. She has worked in both public schools and informal learning settings. Before her position of Site Coordinator at Maud Morgan Arts, Valerie worked as a Museum Educator at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and as a Lead Art Studio Teacher at four Bright Horizons Preschool and Early Education Centers.

Valerie enjoys exploring and creating new types of art, playing volleyball, running, and making the most of the snowy Boston winters by skiing and snowboarding.

Contact Valerie at: vmendez@agassiz.org, 617-349-6287 x29


Diana Montenegro

Development Coordinator
Native from Colombia and living in Cambridge since 2011, Diana has a BS in Industrial Engineer and recently she earned a certificate at the Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership (INML) at Boston University. Pursuing her interests and passions, she worked as a Consultant for ESC of New England with a strong focus on Marketing and Fundraising.

As Development Coordinator for ABC, Diana supports the fundraising and development efforts. Diana is a mom to two incredible boys with whom she enjoys spending time. She also likes to learn about different cultures and explore cooking and trying new foods. Diana is extremely committed to causes that truly generate significant impact in our society.

Contact Diana at: dmontenegro@agassiz.org, 617-349-6287 x16