Matthew Quinones

Chief Executive Officer

Matthew Quinones returned to SPEF in May 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. He had served as SPEF’s Director of Operations from October 2009 – September 2014,

Sennéa Raslan

Director of Operations

Sennéa Raslan joined the SPEF team in February 2014. Entering the non-profit world following her departure from Boston, MA in 2013, Sennéa became involved in various

Lynn Tusa

Director of Development

Lynn Tusa joined SPEF in 2014. Previously, she spent five years as Development and Communications Director for The Center for Sexual Assault Crisis Counseling and

Cindy Newman

Program Manager

Cindy Newman started at SPEF in August 2015 as SPEF’s Program Manager working primarily with our flagship program, the Stamford Mentoring Program. Previously, Cindy was

Doug Abel

Database Administrator

Doug Abel comes to SPEF from a corporate IT background in management with positions at MasterCard, Nestle, and Cadbury Beverages. Although the majority of his

Stephane Smarth

Community Outreach Associate

Stephane comes to SPEF with 16 years experience working with children. Previously, Stephane started a high school mentoring program called “Stepping into Your Future”

Rachel Baker

Site Director – SPEF Math Tutoring

Rachel Baker started at SPEF in August 2014 as a tutor with the SPEF Math Tutoring Program. This spring her role within SPEF changed, as she became

Danilo Galovic

SPEF Math Tutor

Danilo is from Belgrade, Serbia where he grew up and finished his education prior to college. He came to United States in August of 2010 to

Jonathan Fuchs

SPEF Math Tutor

Jonathan graduated from Suffern High School in 2011 after playing on the Suffern Varsity Hockey team for four years. In those four years, he was

Shaifali Kansal

SPEF Math Tutor

Originally pursuing Computer Engineer as a career, Shaifali found teaching to be her true passion. She graduated from Aligarh Muslim with a Bachelors in Engineering and Technology in

Christine Lesperance

SPEF Math Tutor

Originally pursuing Graphic Design as a career, Christine Lesperance found teaching to be her true passion. She graduated from Howard University with a BA in

Stephanie Marinello

SPEF Math Tutor

Stephanie is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Project Management at Southern New Hampshire University

Amita Marwah

SPEF Math Tutor

Amita always had a passion of teaching and enjoys spreading her knowledge to those around her. She graduated from Western Connecticut State University with a math major in

Alpana Toteja

SPEF Math Tutor

Alpana Toteja started working with the SPEF Math Tutoring in February of 2015 and is really excited about continued work helping students excel in math. She has

Ashley Shive

SPEF Math Tutor

Originally in pursuit of a career on the business side of the fashion industry, Ashley earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in International Trade & Marketing from the

Andrew Duarte

SPEF Math Tutor

Andrew Duarte has worked at the Stamford Museum and Nature Center for the past 7 years, taking care of the animals that live there. He enjoys working with the visitors and


Self Enrichment Education Specialist

SPEFy’s journey to the foundation is probably the most impressive of all. How does a polar bear end up working in an office building on