English At Large Staff

Maureen Willis

Maureen Willis

Executive Director

Maureen oversees the day-to-day operations of the organization and supports the staff and volunteers in the delivery of service. She works closely with members of the board and other volunteers on fundraising and marketing initiatives to secure financial resources and raise awareness across our service community to support our work.

Maureen has more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit administration, communications, marketing, and fundraising. She has led the development offices at several community-based nonprofits, and most recently served as a consultant to a number of charities in Greater Boston. She has worked with great success to improve operations and expand resources for high-impact nonprofits.

Maureen has a B.A in Executive Management and an M.A. in Nonprofit Management & Philanthropy from Bay Path University.

Csilla Tambor

Csilla Tambor

Director of Volunteer Engagement

Ms. Tambor is responsible for the training and professional development of tutors and conversation group leaders. Prior to English At Large, Ms. Tambor was a Senior Teacher/ Executive English instructor at Boston language schools, and taught courses in General, Business, and Academic English.

Csilla has lived and worked in the UK for four years and brings US and international business and training experience with two global companies. She has taught English to adults and children in Hungary, and is proficient in Hungarian. As an active volunteer in school and community organizations, she has contributed to outreach, educational and literacy initiatives, and is delighted to be working with EAL’s dedicated staff and volunteers.

Csilla has a B.S. from Boston College, an MBA from HULT International Business School, and is a Cambridge CELTA certified ESL instructor. She resides in our service area and is active in the local community.

Sarah Unninayar

Sarah Unninayar

Senior Programs and Database Manager

As Senior Programs and Database Manager, Sarah oversees the systems that help us manage, track, and support the hundreds of learners and volunteers we engage in our programs. She coordinates many aspects of the tutoring program, including the tutor-learner matching process and waitlist management, and also works to organize and enhance the quality of the conversation group program. Before joining the staff, she volunteered with EAL as a conversation group facilitator and programs committee member.

Sarah has worked in academia and for global health and education non-profits. She most recently comes from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, where she served as the program manager for a longitudinal maternal and child health research study in Ethiopia. She also spent nearly two years in Afghanistan as a USAID contractor for a monitoring and evaluation project. Many of her past roles have required international travel, and Sarah has worked in Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and Mozambique to build the capacity of local NGOs and to conduct geospatial analysis.  She has also lived in Afghanistan and in Russia. While studying in Russia, Sarah taught supplemental English classes at the middle school level.

Sarah has a master’s degree in Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies and a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service, both from Georgetown University.

Julia Mason

Julia Mason

Programs Assistant, AmeriCorps

Julia is serving as EAL’s programs assistant for the 2021-2022 year while simultaneously serving in AmeriCorps’s New American Integration Program. She will assist in the continued development of Job Readiness Training services at English At Large as well as facilitate the Career Access Lab program.

Julia graduated from Skidmore College in 2021 with a B.A. in International Affairs and Spanish. During her time at Skidmore she volunteered with the Latino Community Advocacy Program and the International Institute of New England where she assisted in teaching ESOL classes. Julia loves learning languages and traveling. She spent two semesters abroad, one in Melbourne, Australia and one in Buenos Aires, Argentina and now she is learning to speak Italian so she can plan her next trip to Venice or Rome.

 

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800 West Cummings Park, Suite 5550
Woburn, MA 01801
tel : 781.395.2374
email : info@englishatlarge.org

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