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

Csilla 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.

Ileana Rodriguez

Ileana Rodriguez

Programs and Database Manager

As EAL’s Programs and Database manager, Ileana’s primary role is to manage the
systems that help track English at Large volunteers and learners. She maintains the
tutoring waitlist, and works closely with learners, staff, and volunteer teams to screen
and place learners into the tutoring program. Ileana also oversees the EAL
Conversation Group program, including learner enrollment, onboarding and placement
of group facilitators, and coordinating meeting space with our partner libraries.

As a native Spanish speaker from the Dominican Republic, Ileana is passionate about
EAL’s mission to make a difference in our communities. Ileana recently graduated with
her bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and
is on track towards completing her MS in Business Analytics.

 Pethrus Souza

Pethrus Souza

Programs Assistant

As Programs Assistant, Pethrus supports all of our programs and activities and contributes to projects that engage, celebrate and support the success of our learners and volunteers. He works closely with our staff to track program data, maintain regular communications and to plan and produce our events and activities. Pethrus is bi-lingual in English and Portuguese, which increases our capacity to communicate with a growing learner population.

Pethrus was born and raised in Brazil, and came to the U.S. to study English as an Exchange Student in High School, which was very hard. While here, he fell in love with the way Americans lived their daily lives, and came back to study International Business at the University of Georgia. He met his wife during a visit to Boston, and 22 years later he still lives here with his wife, 2 daughters, and their dog. Pethrus is excited to help English At Large because he understands what it’s like being an immigrant and having to learn a new culture and new language.

Neha Sistu

Neha Sistu

NAIP AmeriCorps Member

Neha is performing a year of service as an AmeriCorps member through the New American Integration Program (NAIP). As the NAIP AmeriCorps member, Neha’s primary responsibility is planning and executing the Career Access Lab (CAL). With the support of EAL staff and volunteers, Neha leads all aspects of CAL, providing individual career assessments, leading the 15-week instructional Career Group Program, and coordinating all CAL events.

Neha recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with degrees in molecular biology and global health. She was deeply involved in advocacy for marginalized populations in college and is excited to continue this same advocacy throughout her service year. Neha will be attending law school after her year of service with English At Large.

English At Large

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

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