“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 after working as a program coordinator for Massachusetts Citizens for Children. 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 a Partner Relationship Manager, Marissa is responsible for ensuring the successful delivery of the 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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