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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
Thais DeMarco

Thais DeMarco

Director of Economic Opportunity

Thais is the Director of Economic Opportunity at the Somerville Community Corporation, having returned to the organization after serving as Program Manager at Massachusetts Housing Partnership’s Homeownership Department from 2014 to 2015.

617.776.5931, ext. 239
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


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

When SCC Asset Building Specialist Janine Lotti tells people how long she has been associated with SCC, many assume she is joking. She seems too young to have been involved for so many years.

617.776.5931, ext. 228
René Mardones

René Mardones

Lead Organizer

René Mardones leads our community organizing agenda by working with residents in the community to build leadership and execute campaigns that will achieve our equity agenda.

617.776.5931, ext. 226
Karen Narefsky

Karen Narefsky

Community Organizer

A Chicago native, Karen moved to the Boston area in 2007 and has been living in Somerville since 2011. She has been involved in many of Boston’s vibrant and interconnected social justice movements, including labor organizing, transit justice and immigrant rights.

617.776.5931, ext 230
Mary Ann Sclafani

Mary Ann Sclafani

Business Manager

Mary Ann Sclafani joined the SCC staff in April 2002. She is responsible for administrative functions, including budgets and contracts, accounting and finance.

617.776.5931, ext. 229

Board of Directors



Van Hardy

Vice President

Ezra Haber-Glenn


Kathy McGilvray


Jillian Morreira


Jeannette Amazeen-Thomas

Cassie Arnaud

Fred Berman

John Cater

Mary Jo Connelly

R. Michelle Green

Adam Rich

Mulugeta Zegeye

Valerie Zinkus