Key Contacts at the Department of Early Education and Care (EEC)

Here you will find key contacts at EEC by unit or function.
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Commissioner, Board, and External Relations

  • Thomas L. Weber, Commissioner
  • Scheduling requests and Board relations: Christina Wescott, Commissioner’s Liaison, (617) 988-2433
  • Media inquiries and legislative matters: Kathleen Hart, Director of Communications and External Affairs, (617) 988-7819
  • Head Start State Collaboration Office administration: Carol Nolan, Associate Commissioner for Strategic Partnerships, (617) 988-7816
  • EEC Advisory Council affairs: John Swanson, Policy Analyst, (617) 988-7803
  • CCFA system administration: Andrea Gilmore, Director of Business Project Management, (617) 988-6609

Legal

  • Felicia Sullivan, General Counsel and Primary Records Access Officer, (617) 988-6603
  • Jenna Buonopane, Paralegal and Secondary Records Access Officer, (617) 988-2449

Background Record Checks:

Administration and Finance

Budget and Audit:

  • William Concannon, Deputy Commissioner for Administration/Chief Financial Officer, (617) 988-6614
  • Sean Reynolds, Associate Commissioner for Finance, (617) 988-6611
  • Sandy Fortier-Hollow, Associate Commissioner for Accounting and Contracts, (617) 988-6649
  • Alicia Siryon-Wells, Associate Commissioner for Audit Resolution and Teacher Qualifications, (617) 988-6639
  • Carole Meehan, Director of Early Education and Care Caseload and Assistance, (617) 988-7834

Grants and Programming:

Financial Assistance for Child Care, including Requests for Review:

Professional Qualifications Certification:

  • Aura Reyes, Professional Qualifications Specialist, (617) 988-2430
  • Natou Sissoko, Professional Qualifications Coordinator, (617) 988-7808
  • Vanessa Ward, Professional Qualifications Specialist, (617) 988-2446
  • Saleia Woodhouse, Professional Qualifications Coordinator, (617) 988-7811

Field Operations and Licensing

Program Administration

  • Anita Moeller, Deputy Commissioner for Program Administration, (617) 988-6648
  • Ola Friday, Associate Commissioner for Workforce Development, (617) 988-6602

Educator and Provider Supports

  • Pam Roux, Workforce Development Specialist, (617) 988-7820
  • Katie DeVita, Workforce Development Specialist, (617) 988-7827
  • Eric Lieberman, Workforce Development Specialist, (413) 881-1542

Preschool Expansion Grant Administration

  • Jocelyn Bowne, Director of Research and Preschool Expansion Grant, (617) 988-2431
  • Sarah Volkenant, Preschool Expansion Grant Workforce Development Specialist, (617) 988-6623

Family Engagement and Community Supports

  • Gail DeRiggi, Associate Commissioner for Family/Community Supports, (617) 988-7813
  • Florence Howes, Family and Community Engagement Specialist, (413) 881-1526
  • Chris Pond, Behavioral Health and Special Education Specialist, (617) 988-6625
  • Loretta Prendeville, Family and Community Engagement Specialist, (617) 979-8621

Program Quality/QRIS

Contact

Phone

Main Office (617) 988-6600

Fax

(617) 988-2451

Address

51 Sleeper St.
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02210

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