Ardith Wieworka was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Afterschool Partnership in 2014. Ms. Wieworka has a distinguished career in Massachusetts supporting and promoting programs benefiting children, youth, their families and communities. As CEO, Ms. Wieworka oversees a range of public policy and advocacy initiatives promoting the work of afterschool programs and expanded learning opportunities for children.
Director of Public Policy and Government RElations
Cathy has led MAP’s legislative and policy development since the organization was created in 2005. As the Legislative Director, Cathy helps MAP navigate the complex world of national, state, and local policy. Along with her duties at MAP, Cathy currently runs the Winthrop Public Schools’ Grants Program including the 21st CCLC program and has played a central part in the ESSA reauthorization.
Creative Research Director
Before joining MAP in October of 2013, Patrick received his BA in Political Science from Keene State College and his MA in Political Science from Northeastern University. During his time with MAP, Patrick has worked primarily on initiatives around the Afterschool and Out-of-School Time Coordinating Council and statewide afterschool public policy.
Communications and Development Coordinator
Prior to starting his work at MAP in January of 2017, Eric earned his BA in English from Tufts University. Following his graduation, he engaged in direct service through various education nonprofits by working with students both in and out of school. Eric has observed with interest the ways in which policy and systems affect the lives of young people and will continue to do so at MAP, where he is currently serving as Afterschool Coach to licensed afterschool programs.
Special Projects Advisor
Pete has been with MAP since 2012. Since that time, he has led efforts to increase our communications capacity and expand our influence throughout the state. Pete currently serves on Winthrop’s city council and attends law school at UMass Dartmouth while continuing to build MAP’s policy and political agenda.
Director of Professional Development
Lisa is the Director of Professional Development and has led training sessions in Creating Effective Communications and Partnerships with Schools, and Planning Programs for School-Age Children using the Environment Rating Scale (SACERS) and the Arnett Caregiver Interaction Scale. She has over 20 years of varied experience in the field of education. She currently is Adjunct Faculty at Lesley University facilitating seminars and supervising students seeking initial licensure in early childhood education.
Grace is a rising senior studying Communications at the University of Colorado. She is interning at MAP to learn about the ins and outs of running a nonprofit and explore this type of work as a possible career choice.