Who We Are

Our Staff


Eric Thompson, Executive Director

617-849-8512 ericthompson[at]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[at]evkids.org

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

Fun Fact: Lauren has competed in amateur dance competitions.

Jaclyn Miller-Barbarow, CFRE, Director of Giving

617-297-7887 jaclynmillerbarbarow[at]evkids.org

Education: Bachelors degree from Emory University and M.A. in Nonprofit Organizations from the University of Georgia, Certified Fund Raising Executive

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[at]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 and Site Director

(617) 379-1592 jenniferbufithishurie[at]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[at]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[at]evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Stonehill College and M.S. in Human Services: Higher Education from Northeastern University

Fun Fact: Ashley loves to make her own pasta.



Erin Ginnaty-Moore, Assistant Director of Giving

617-545-4630 eringinnatymoore[at]evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities and M.S. in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University

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

Doug Leon, Education Advocate

617-394-8873 dougleon[at]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[at]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

617-446-3588 tessmiller[at]evkids.org

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

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


Anna Ryan-Bender, Assistant Tutor/Director Chaplain

617-297-7034 annaryanbender[at]evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University and current M.Div. student at 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[at]evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Boston College, MTS from Notre Dame, current PhD candidate in Theological Ethics at Boston College

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