New England Center for Arts & Technology
23 Bradston Street
Boston, MA 02118
NECAT STAFF TEAM:
Josephine (Joey) Cuzzi
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Joey has had an extensive career in public service. Most recently Joey served as ED of the East Boston Y for eight years. Under her leadership, the Y’s initiatives flourished, widely recognized for their program quality and innovation, and she instituted a scholarship program and obtained private funding for the construction of an East Boston teaching kitchen and garden. Joey also worked in PR for the Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston. She previously spent nearly 20 years as the Director of Communications for the Massachusetts Port Authority.
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After years in the corporate world, Jessica followed her passion for cooking and enrolled in the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. After graduation, Jessica opened her own personal chef business and a café. As a Culinary Instructor at NECAT, Jessica shares her love of food, its history and relevance, with students who wish to join the culinary community.
Director of Development
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Ashley came to NECAT with experience in development from the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society and Horizons for Homeless Children, and an MBA in Non-Profit Management.
Student Services Director
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With six years’ experience as an admissions advisor at Le Cordon Bleu, Elise is skilled in working with a diverse student population ranging from recent high school graduates to career changers.
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Bob has extensive experience as an Executive Chef and baker, helping open three highly acclaimed restaurants, in addition to his own French bistro. He also spent two years teaching at the New England Culinary Institute in Vermont. He has a powerful ability to connect with our students and get them excited about their future potential. Bob works with students in the first half of our program.
Career Services Director
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Edward has had a successful career in workforce development in Boston, Philadelphia and New York City working with disadvantaged adults and youth. Prior to joining NECAT, he worked at Pine Street Inn, helping homeless individuals find employment. Edward received his Bachelor Degree from Trenton State College.
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Tom has ten years of teaching experience, both in a university setting and with a similar non-profit in California. He has an additional thirty years of experience in professional kitchens. He has a wealth of knowledge and extensive curriculum development experience. Tom works with students through the second half of the program and masterfully oversees the entire class while providing critical one-on-one support.
Director of Finance
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Holly worked for 9 years at the Mary Baker Eddy Library as well as other institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital and the Jewish Memorial Hospital. Her experience makes her a highly skilled manager of all aspects of financial management and operations with a strong non-profit focus.
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Jessica has worked in the non-profit sector for her entire career, across causes she feels passionate about and on both sides of the Atlantic. Prior to joining NECAT she lived in Northern England for five years where she helped launch a new center for contemporary art and discovered the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. Jessica holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. from the University of Westminster, U.K.
Founder & Board Chairman
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Maarten is a semi-retired financial executive with significant experience managing public companies. He is a Board member at Sterling Construction Company, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company based in Houston, Texas. Maarten first met Bill Strickland and visited his Center in Pittsburgh in 2009, having heard of Bill’s plans to open a replication center in Israel. Bill challenged him to open a Center in Boston; that challenge was fulfilled in 2013. In November 2016 the Israel replication opened in Akko.