Leadership & Board of Directors

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    Catalyst Kids is operated by Catalyst Family Inc., which is overseen by the Board of Directors and a committed leadership team. The Catalyst Family Inc. Board of Directors provides foresight, oversight, and insight, ensuring the agency has adequate resources to advance our vision, mission, strategies, and goals.

Board of Directors

The Board’s oversight responsibility is to ensure the organization maintains program, administrative, fiscal, and contract compliance. The Board’s primary goal is to steer the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies and practices. To effectively carry out the work of the Board, the directors are expected to exhibit the personal characteristics of Integrity, Accountability, Informed Judgement, and Financial Literacy.

Arnel Torres

Georgina Martinez

Michelle Massaro

Cherise Alexander

LaTisha Johnson-Neely

Ana Perez-Apodace

Thomas Redmon

Jeff Cherniss

Tom Chiarmonte


Our leadership team drives the mission and values of Catalyst Kids, part of Catalyst Family Inc., and is at the heart of our organization to serve our communities and families. Each of our leaders brings a unique perspective and ability to the team to further company objectives.

Susan Dumars


Eva Schulte

Chief Operating Officer

Megan Vincent

Deputy Director of HR

Alison Michel-Hall

Deputy Director of Education

Elizabeth Phillips

Deputy Director of Support Services

Kim-Ha Ho

Deputy Director of Finance & Accounting

Alissa Olivieri

Deputy Director of Center Operations