SCC welcomes two new managers to our organization – both of whom call Somerville home: Ray Estrella, our new Director of Finance and First Source Jobs Program Manager Blake Roberts-Crall.
Ray is an experienced finance professional who is proficient in systems and compliance. He will maintain the high financial integrity that our longtime business manager Mary Ann Sclafani, retiring at the end of our fiscal year, has brought to SCC’s budget, contract, accounting and finance functions.
A lifelong Somerville resident, Ray comes to SCC from RetailNet Group, LLC in Boston, where he served as Finance Manager, overseeing operations and management and communicating domestic performance to the British parent company management.
Ray has an MBA from the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University. He is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and serves as the treasurer of the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers.
Blake Roberts-Crall will manage our signature jobs program, which connects local residents looking for jobs with local employers. She comes to us from the Connect Program at The Neighborhood Developers in Chelsea, where she served as the Director of Financial Capabilities. She received her M.A. and M.S. from Tufts University at the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program, and the Food Policy and Applied Nutrition program. Blake and her husband have a one-year-old son.