Staff & Board

SCC Team Members

Helen Corrigan

Helen Corrigan

Administrative Assistant

Helen Corrigan joined SCC in September 2008 as assistant to the business manager. Prior to joining SCC, Helen worked as a health care administrator.

617.776.5931, ext. 221
Ray Estrella

Ray Estrella

Director of Finance

Proficient in both systems and compliance, Director of Finance Ray Estrella manages SCC’s budget, contract, accounting and finance functions. A lifelong Some

617.776.5931, ext. 229
Scott Hayman

Scott Hayman

Director of Real Estate

Scott Hayman joined the SCC staff as Director of Real Estate in October of 2013 after administering the Federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program in 10 cities throughout the Commonwealth for the Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation (MHIC).

617.776-5931, ext. 227
Danny LeBlanc

Danny LeBlanc

CEO

Chief Executive Officer at SCC since 2001, Danny LeBlanc has worked in community organizing, community development and nonprofit management at eastern Massachusetts’ not-for-profits for over 30 years.

617.776.5931, ext. 223
Meridith Levy

Meridith Levy

Deputy Director

Meridith Levy joined SCC’s staff in 2003 as Director of Community Organizing and Planning, after serving as Organizing Director at Twin Cities CDC (now NewVue Communities) in Fitchburg, Mass.

617.776.5931, ext. 242
Janine Lotti

Janine Lotti

Asset Building Specialist

Janine Lotti is an integral part of the Economic Opportunity Department. She facilitates First-Time Homebuyers classes and provides money management support and advice through the Financial Literacy Program. 

617.776.5931, ext. 228
René Mardones

René Mardones

Lead Organizer

René Mardones leads our community organizing team, working alongside SCC members and residents in the community to build leadership and execute campaigns that will achieve equity for Somerville of all socioeconomic, racial and ethnic backgrounds.

617.776.5931, ext. 226
Danyal Najmi

Danyal Najmi

Job Coach

Danyal Najmi is the career coach in the First Source Jobs Program. Danyal works directly with job seekers to provide soft skills training and one-on-one coaching from job search through post-placement. He also facilitates access to other SCC programming for First Source participants, such as financial literacy and leadership development, as well as making referrals to other wrap-around services provided by our community partners. 

6177765931, ext. 232
Karen Narefsky

Karen Narefsky

Community Organizer

Karen Narefsky is a Chicago native who has been living in Somerville since 2011. She has been involved in many of Boston’s interconnected social justice movements, including labor organizing, transit justice and immigrant rights.

617.776.5931, ext 230
Yara Vergucht

Yara Vergucht

Project Manager

Yara Vergucht joined the SCC staff in 2012, after a decade of developing affordable housing in Brazil. She continues this work as a Project Manager in SCC's Real Estate Department, involved in all aspects of the organization's housing development activities.

617.776.5931, ext. 231

Board of Directors

SCC BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 2017

President

Van Hardy

Vice President

Ezra Haber-Glenn

Treasurer

Kathy McGilvray

Clerk

Cassie Arnaud

Directors

Jeannette Amazeen-Thomas

Michelle Apigian

Jacinta Arena

Fred Berman

Mary Jo Connelly

Silvana Dinka

R. Michelle Green

Laurie Goldman

Beatriz Gómez

Danielle Kinkel

Dana LeWinter

Adam Rich

Natacha Theodore

Stephanie Toews-Moeling

Mulugeta Zegeye

Valerie Zinkus