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.

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

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).

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.

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.

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. 

René Mardones

René Mardones

Lead Organizer

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

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. 

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.


Board of Directors



Van Hardy

Vice President

Ezra Haber-Glenn


Kathy McGilvray


Cassie Arnaud


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