“Families First is passionate about working with parents to ensure that each child grows up in a healthy and supportive environment, and I couldn’t be more proud to work for such an impactful organization!”
Marissa joined Families First in July 2018. She has always been passionate about promoting healthy childhoods and reducing adverse childhood experiences. Prior to coming to Massachusetts, Marissa completed a yearlong internship with Prevent Child Abuse Vermont where she coordinated parenting programs across four northwest counties.
As Regional Manager of Greater Boston, Marissa oversees the successful delivery of the Power of Parenting programs in the Greater Boston and North areas. She also oversees the Boston-based Community Impact Projects, which are a part of the Parent Leadership Program. Prior to this role, Marissa has held other manager roles in Families First to ensure the successful delivery of Power of Parenting programs in the Greater Boston area.
Marissa is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she earned a Masters of Education in Human Development and Psychology with a specialization in Child Advocacy. While at Harvard, Marissa was awarded a Certificate of Child Protection through the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights. She has also earned a B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Vermont.
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