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, Mother Caroline Academy

(617) 792-4494 laurenravello@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@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, Associate Director for Tutor Engagement, Tutor 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 and Site Director, DeWitt Center

(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.


Ashley Clavel, College Success Advisor

617-394-8374 ashleyclavel@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.



Jill Gerson, Education Advocate, St. Christopher's Church

617-297-7461 jillgerson@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Bates College

Fun Fact: Jill is the youngest of five children, loves to travel, and works as a freelance photographer.

Erin Ginnaty-Moore, Assistant Director of Giving

617-545-4630 eringinnatymoore@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.

Maria Henao, Education Advocate, Harbor Point

617-294-9679 mariahenao@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin and Graduate Certificate in Cross-Cultural Communication from Northeastern University

Fun Fact: Maria loves to write, especially about spirituality in Spanish.

Doug Leon, Site Director, Harbor Point

617-294-9356‬ dougleon@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from Bates College

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



Tess Miller, Site Director, St. Christopher's Church

617-446-3588 tessmiller@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.


Laura Morse, Education Advocate, Dewitt Center

617-329-9671 lauramorse@evkids.org

Education: Bachelor's degree from the University of Tennessee

Fun Fact: Laura grew up on a farm with chickens, goats, sheep, and a miniature horse.

Krina Patel, Education Advocate, EVkids Online

617-286-6089 krinapatel@evkids.org

Education: M.S.Ed. from Bank Street College of Education, M.Ed. in Technology in Education, and Ed.D. from Harvard University

Fun Fact: Krina loves to draw.

Shaun Slusarski, Tutor Chaplain

617-862-9417 shaunslusarski@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.