Who We Are

Our Staff


Eric Thompson, Executive Director

617-849-8512 ericthompson@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and JD from Northeastern University School of Law

Fun Fact: Eric is a tennis weekend warrior.


Lauren Ravello, Program Director and Site Director

(617) 792-4494 laurenravello@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree and M.Ed from University of Massachusetts- Boston, and Master's degree from Boston College

Fun Fact: Lauren has competed in amateur dance competitions.

Jaclyn Miller-Barbarow, Director of Giving

617-297-7887 jaclynmillerbarbarow@evkids.org

Education: Bachelors degree from Emory University and Master's of Arts in Nonprofit Organizations from the University of Georgia

Fun Fact: Jaclyn has a penchant for adverbs and likes to bake cookies for her coworkers.


Scott Pyzik, Tutor Director & Chaplain

617-862-9411 scottpyzik@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University and Master's in Theology and Ministry from Boston College

Fun Fact: Scott can clap with his feet!


Jennifer Bufithis-Hurie, Associate Program Director/Site Director

(617) 379-1592 jenniferbufithishurie@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's Degree from Beloit College

Fun Fact: Jenn likes to practice parkour around the streets of Boston in her free time.


Najwa Aswad, Education Advocate

857-267-3203 najwaaswad@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Mount Holyoke College

Fun Fact: Najwa is an accomplished DJ who has even DJ'd the Expanding Horizons Gala afterparty.


Ashley Clavel, College Success Advisor

617-394-8374 ashleyclavel@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Stonehill College and Master's of Science in Human Services: Higher Education from Northeastern University

Fun Fact: Ashley loves to make her own pasta.



Erin Ginnaty-Moore, Assistant Director of Giving

(617)-297-2239 eringinnatymoore@gmail.com

Education: Bachelors degree from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and Masters of Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University

Fun Fact: Erin was part of a World Campion baton twirling team when she was in high school.

Doug Leon, Education Advocate

(617) 394-8873 dougleon@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's Degree from Bates College

Fun Fact: Doug is passionate about cool rocks and is excited to explore geology.



Stephen Lopez, Site Director

(857) 267-3203 stephenlopez@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst 

Fun Fact: In his free time, Stephen can be found on the soccer field, guarding the goal. 

Tess Miller, Site Director

617-297-2239 tessmiller@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburg and Master's in Counseling and Global Mental Health from William James College

Fun Fact: Tess enjoys spending time on and around the water.


Anna Ryan, Assistant Tutor/Director Chaplain

(617) 297-7034 annaryanbender@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University and current Master's of Divinity student from Boston College

Fun Fact: Anna has recently started biking and feels like a Boston biking pro!

Shaun Slusarski, Assistant Tutor/Director Chaplain

617-862-9417 shaunslusarski@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Boston College, Master's of Theological Studies from Notre Dame, current PhD candidate in Theological Ethics from Boston College

Fun Fact: Shaun has a major coffee addition that runs into his ice cream preferences. His favorite ice cream flavor is Coffee Coffee.