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

Here you will find EEC's staff directory and key contacts at EEC by unit or function.

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EEC Staff Directory

Commissioner, Board, and External Relations

  • Samantha L. Aigner-Treworgy, Commissioner
  • Speaking requests and event invitations for Commissioner Aigner-Treworgy: External event request form
  • Board relations: Christina Wescott Rosenberry, Commissioner’s Liaison, (617) 988-2433
  • 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


  • Denise Karlin, Assistant General Counsel and Primary Records Access Officer, (617) 988-6605
  • Thomas B. Myers, Acting General Counsel and Secondary Records Access Officer, (617) 988-6620

Background Record Checks:

Administration and Finance

Budget and Audit:

  • Sean Reynolds, Deputy Commissioner for Administration and Finance, (617) 988-6611
  • Amanda Sakaguchi, Associate Commissioner for Finance, (617) 988-6618
  • 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
  • Saleia Woodhouse, Professional Qualifications Coordinator, (617) 988-7811

Field Operations and Licensing

Program Administration

  • Ola Friday, Associate Commissioner for Workforce Development, (617) 988-6602
  • Jocelyn Bowne, Director of Research and Preschool Expansion, (617) 988-2431

Workforce Supports

  • Pam Roux, Workforce Development Specialist, (617) 988-7820
  • Katie DeVita, Workforce Development Specialist, (617) 988-7827
  • Sarah Volkenant, Workforce Development Specialist, (617) 988-6623

Family Engagement and Community Supports

  • Elisabeth Cheney, Family and Community Engagement Specialist, (978) 826-1326
  • 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



Main Office (617) 988-6600


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