T/R/S Staff and Partners
Maura Geary, Strategic Program Innovation:
Maura oversees literacy efforts at the Regional Employment Board, including projects that range from pre-K through Adult Literacy. Prior to joining the REB, she was the Director of Public Policy and Community Planning at the United Way of Pioneer Valley. Her experience also includes work as a case manager and GED instructor for young parents in Springfield and Holyoke. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Administration from UMass, Amherst.
Lynne Cimino, Outreach Coordinator:
Lynne has many years of experience designing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and special events to meet the needs of early childhood individuals and families in a variety of non-profit settings. She has broad experiences designing and delivering programs based on the needs of the individual and community has been a main focus of her career. Lynne has a Bachelor’s Degree in Park and Recreation Administration from Western Illinois University with a concentration in Special Education and Psychology.
Zenaida Burgos, Outreach Coordinator:
Zenaida has partnered with T/R/S! to promote literacy among young children in an approach that encompasses families in the home, school and community. She has previously worked at the Rape Crisis Center of Central Massachusetts, starting out as a bilingual counselor and legal advocate and eventually, as director of the agency’s ‘Llamanos y Hablemos’ program, which provided services to Spanish-speaking sexual assault victims. In that role she did case management, crisis intervention, counseling, and legal and medical advocacy. She also held positions in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court in Worcester, and as director of a community-based program called Kids Helping Hunger in the Hood, also in Worcester.