Staff

Staff

Children’s Trust Leadership

portrait of Sarita Rogers

Sarita Rogers

Deputy Director of Programs

Sarita Rogers

Sarita joined the Children’s Trust in 1997 and in 2019 assumed the position of Deputy Director of Programs, overseeing all Children’s Trust programs. 

Sarita served as the Director of Home Visiting for 22 years, leading the Healthy Families Massachusetts Implementation Team (HFMIT). Under Sarita’s leadership, Healthy Families Massachusetts (HFM) has twice successfully completed Healthy Families America accreditation and has been the subject of a longstanding randomized trial evaluation that has demonstrated the positive impacts of HFM in the short and long-term.

In addition to experience as a home visitor and NCAST rater in Hawai’i Healthy Start, she holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in History from Kansas State University and Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, as well as a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the Boston University Institute for Nonprofit Management and Leadership. Sarita is a proud mother and grandmother and lives in Somerville with her husband and their hedgehogs.

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Rayna Charles

Director of Family Support Training and Parent Education

Rayna Charles

As the Director of Family Support Training and Parent Education, Rayna oversees the Family Support Training Center, including our Keeping Kids Safe training, Parenting Education and Support programs, annual statewide View from All Sides conference, and parenting websites onetoughjob.org and allbabiescry.com. 

Rayna has worked for the Children’s Trust in a variety of roles since 2000, including managing the Healthy Families Massachusetts training program for ten years. Most recently, Rayna was responsible for our efforts to engage moms and dads online.

Rayna has a Bachelor of Science and a graduate certificate in non-profit leadership and management from Boston University. She is also the proud mother of a 13-year-old daughter and the wife of a retired Army soldier who is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. Rayna and family live in Amesbury.

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Anna Doherty

Director of Family Support

Anna Doherty

As Director of Family Support, Anna oversees the Children’s Trust Family Centers and takes a lead role in developing, strengthening, and sustaining efforts to create SAFE Child Communities.

Early in Anna’s career, she was one of the first Healthy Families Home Visitors when the Children’s Trust launched Healthy Families Massachusetts. Since then, she has worked in the fields of adult education, youth and adult workforce development, public health education, strategic planning, and grant writing. Prior to joining the Children’s Trust in 2021, she was the Director of SomerPromise, the City of Somerville’s cradle to career collective impact initiative. 

Anna attended Bryn Mawr College for her undergraduate degree and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University for her graduate degree. She enjoys being active outdoors and lives in Somerville with her family.

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Stacey Evans

Chief Marketing Officer

Stacey Evans

Stacey joined the Children’s Trust in 2013, bringing over two decades of marketing and communications experience in both the nonprofit and private sectors. 

As Chief Marketing Officer, Stacey played an instrumental role in the organization’s 2013 brand overhaul. She currently oversees all brand management, public relations, digital media, email marketing, and website management.

Stacey received a Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College and has guest-lectured on the role of government in health and human services at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. She is the loving mother of two children.

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Meg Manning

Director of Home Visiting Training and Professional Development

Meg Manning

As the Director of Home Visiting Training and Professional Development, Meg oversees all initial and ongoing professional development for home visiting staff across the Commonwealth.

During her tenure with the Children’s Trust, Meg has developed partnerships to strengthen and advance home visiting at the state and national levels. For seven years, Meg coordinated the Healthy Families Massachusetts training program. Prior to joining the Children’s Trust, Meg directed early literacy programs for young children and worked as a preschool teacher.

Meg received her master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and has extensive experience in early education, adult learning and integration, and instructional design.

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Steven Pascal

Director of Home Visiting

Steven Pascal

As the Director of Home Visiting, Steven leads the Healthy Families Massachusetts Implementation Team (HFMIT) who provide support and technical assistance to the statewide network of Healthy Families Massachusetts (HFM) programs serving first-time young parents. Aside from ensuring the evidence-based HFM programs are implemented with fidelity, he regularly collaborates with local non-profits, state agencies, and universities on private, state, and federally funded initiatives and program enhancements. 

Steven joined the Children’s Trust in 2007 as a HFM Program Specialist having previously worked in the areas of elementary and higher education, specialized foster care, juvenile justice, and workforce development. 

Steven holds a Bachelor of Political Science from Salem State University and a Master of Urban Affairs from Boston University. He is certified by the National Alliance of Children’s Trust & Prevention Funds to provide trainings on the Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework.

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Pamela Soukamneuth

Chief Information Officer

Pamela Soukamneuth

Pamela plays an instrumental and leadership role in the IT initiatives and on-going IT support for the organization. She serves as the liaison between the Children’s Trust and both the Executive Office of Education’s IT department and the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security. Joining the Children’s Trust in 2009, she brought with her over two decades of IT experience in leadership, budget management, and project management acquired while working at Brown University, where she started as a senior program analyst and grew to become the Director of IT.

Pamela received a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Applied Math from University of Rhode Island and lives in Rhode Island.

Children’s Trust Staff

Taylor Achin, Marketing and Communications Specialist

Debra Balzarini, Development Operations Assistant

Tammy Bernardi, Prevention Training Coordinator

Charlene Best-Brown, Program Team Administrative Assistant

Kate Bullock, Family Support Coordinator

Marissa Daley, Assistant Director of Home Visiting

Jessica Dautruche, Healthy Families Resource Specialist

Tanji Donald, Associate Director of Parent Education

Stephen M. Flaherty, Chief Financial Officer

Angela Haynes, Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Carlos Huaman-Dioses, Graphic Designer

Brandon Jimenez , Family Support Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Lee, Contracts Manager

Dominga Logan, Healthy Families Program Specialist

Janel Mackey, Fiscal Business Administrator

Lee MacKinnon, Home Visiting Training Specialist

Shakira Mahmoud, Development Associate

Delbar Mamedzade, Parent Content and Prevention Specialist

Liz Marotta, Marketing and Communications Manager

Dan McGinnis, Healthy Families Program Specialist

Michael Ramos, Program Consultant to the Children's Trust

Jenn Reed, Healthy Families Resource Specialist

Haley Riley, Training and Technical Support Coordinator

Alli Rossetti, Healthy Families Training Coordinator

Ayesha Shah, Healthy Families Program Specialist

Christopher White, Fatherhood Initiative Coordinator

Zoe Wright, Marketing and Communications Assistant