ACE MV STAFF
Sam Hart, MA
Sam has 7 years experience working for nonprofit organizations in New York City and the CIS states (the former USSR), where he has been a program coordinator and workshop training facilitator for human rights groups at the United Nations. Most recently, he has taught English at the Martha’s Vineyard Adult Education Program (MVALP) and at schools in Russia. He holds a MA in East European and Russian Studies from NYU and speaks fluent Russian.
Jeannine Marie Lenehan
Jeannine has a decade of experience working at The Fletcher School and for the Department of Political Science at Tufts University as the Communications Coordinator where she helped to develop programs to promote the work of faculty and students. Jeannine has an M.A. in Child Development from the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University. She has worked as a Graduate Researcher at The Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at Tufts University for Healthy Families, Children’s Trust Massachusetts. Her specialized ares of study include the interrelation of the psychological and social health of children, media child health, and how a child’s healthy attachments can positively influence them and help foster their resilience. Jeannine is also the Principal and Founder of SUNKISSED FAMILIES and the Center for Social & Emotional Health where she collaborates with other Child Development Specialists to provide information to parents, free of charge, on the importance of nurturing trust, independence, initiative, competence, and individuality in children. She is also a member of the American Psychological Association [APA] and is CITI Certified [in human rights protections].