Concord Prison Outreach Staff

Sam Williams, Executive Director

Sam has been instrumental in various initiatives across the city of Boston including: prison rehabilitation and re-entry, impact of racial profiling, community economic development, urban planning, youth development and public safety. He is currently the chair of the Community Advisory Board for Northeastern University’s Institute of Race and Justice. Mr. Williams is a former member of the Board of Directors of (ABCD) Action for Boston Community Development, an appointed member of the Executive Office of Public Safety, Massachusetts Racial Profiling Task Force. He is also a poet, writer, and trainer.

Ellie DiMauro,
Manager of Volunteer Engagement & Programming

Ellie graduated magna cum laude from the University of Massachusetts Lowell with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. During her undergraduate career, she took interest in foreign policy and participated in multiple international Model UN conferences. Before joining CPO, Ellie was an intern for a community based nonprofit called Washington Parks & People in Washington, DC where she served as the Volunteer and Operations Coordinator. She is passionate about social and racial equality and ensuring underserved populations have access to educational services. Ellie also enjoys museum going and horror movies.

Jeannette Sheahan, Office Coordinator

Jennette has worked in the education and human service fields her whole career. She holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University and has worked as a mathematics teacher, the Youth Employment Coordinator for the City of Cambridge, a Career Counselor at a therapeutic high school, and an administrative assistant at Concord Carlisle High School. Jeannette joins CPO with great enthusiasm to be part of a team and a community that cares about the personal and educational growth of people who are incarcerated. She also is passionate about exercise and speaking French..

Board of Directors

Elizabeth is the Director of the Regional Housing Service Office, a municipal regional collaboration for the administration and support for affordable housing in Metrowest. Liz has worked with affordable housing, assisting hundreds of households in finding affordable places to live in our communities. Liz has a strong volunteer background serving various local agencies and Unitarian Universalist faith communities. Liz has been serving on the board of CPO since 2019 when she joined as Treasurer. Liz comes to her dedication to prison education and work with CPO through her lived experience as a resident at MCI Framingham, where she found education and the volunteer programs to be invaluable.

Christa came to Concord Prison Outreach as a volunteer in the spring of 2019 and became a board member in the fall of 2020. She is currently an Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and acts as the Gender Studies program director and the associate director for the Center for Women and Work. Her research and activist interests include masculinity, online identity and communication, and gender and violence. In her work with the CPO sponsored Hi-Set tutoring program, she works to bring her experience in higher education and teaching to helping participants foster not only competence in basic areas of testing and education but also instilling a general love for learning and the consistent creation of new and unique goals. She looks forward to continuing this work and also using her experiences with masculinity and community men’s groups in future CPO projects and programs.

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Ricardo Febles is the Senior Director of Social Enterprises for UTEC. He leads the strategic operations of three social enterprises (Mattress Recycling, Culinary, and Woodworking) and is responsible for determining opportunities for enterprise growth and expansion. Ricardo joined the CPO Board of Directors in 2023.

Julia is a high school English teacher and resident of the Greater Boston area. She holds a B.S. in Sociology and Education and an M.A. in English, and has volunteered in prisons for many years. As an undergraduate, she taught reading, writing, and literature courses through the Cornell Prison Education Program, and co-founded the still-thriving inmates’ literary magazine “Writer’s Bloc.” She previously served on the CPO Steering Committee and currently facilitates the Non-Violent Communication course in conjunction with other CPO volunteers.

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Drew Angelopoulos is joining the CPO Board in 2024. Drew is a dedicated psychotherapist, professor, and volunteer with extensive experience in various mental health settings, including community mental health, private practice, and incarceration. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Arts with honors and a Master’s in Social Work. He is passionate about breaking down unnecessary barriers within society and advocating for oppressed populations.

In 2024, Ed Bond will be joining the CPO Board. A decade earlier, as he contemplated retirement and pondered his post-thirty-year career with Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a close friend extended an invitation to attend a Sunday service at Concord’s West Union Church. During the sermon, he was enlightened about the historical efforts of the Town of Concord and the ongoing initiatives of Concord Prison Outreach (CPO) to support the incarcerated population of MCI Concord.

Following the service, Ed engaged in a discussion with a group of dedicated CPO volunteers, which solidified his conviction to contribute meaningfully. His initial volunteer endeavor involved developing and delivering 75 two-hour workshops on Basic Reading and Writing Skills at MCI Shirley. Subsequently, he underwent training in the ‘Another Way to Go’ program and actively participated in its implementation at MCI Concord’s Brave Unit. Ed also took part in a recent two-day Restorative Justice (RJ) Retreat at MCI Norfolk and is currently in the process of completing an eight-week Restorative Justice facilitation training program. He eagerly anticipates advancing the Restorative Justice Program in the coming weeks.

Residing in Lexington, MA, Ed looks forward to leveraging his life experiences and skills to serve the community through his role on the CPO Board.

Andrew has worked as an attorney, investigator, and community activist, including 14 years in law firms in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida. From 2014 to 2017, Andrew worked for the State of Florida representing death row inmates in all appeals and post conviction proceedings. In 2017 and 2018, he worked for the Honduras Foundation in Coral Gables, providing representation and legal advice on a range of legal matters. Currently he is a Compass Navigator for NAMI, the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Boston, where he helps people in Massachusetts navigate the complex mental health system and researches ways to improve NAMI’s services to underserved populations. In addition to paid work, Andrew has volunteered in a variety of public service organizations.

Kim McLaughlin is joining the CPO Board in 2024. She is a mission-driven advancement professional guided by a commitment to serve vulnerable populations. With a Master of Arts in Theology from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Northeastern University, Kim has a depth of understanding that integrates theory-based principles with intellectual inquiry across various disciplines. Throughout her career, Kim has distinguished herself as a collective action leader, mobilizing resources and rallying support to drive transformative impact.

Osamagbe hails from a small suburb right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Osa’s love for children, teaching, and social justice stems from her work with students and her involvement in state-level politics and local grassroots organizations. After earning a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University, Osa relocated to Massachusetts to start her career in teaching and social justice work. Currently, Osa serves as the Director of Equity and Inclusion at the Carroll School, which is a school for students who have language-based learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. Osa’s work revolves around ensuring that her school community is safe and one that respects, celebrates, centers, and affirms the experiences and identities of all people, particularly those from marginalized communities. Currently, Osa facilitates a book discussion group at MCI-Concord.

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Jim is a Concord resident, ordained clergy, social impact investor, and author. He has worked as an international strategy consultant, biotechnology executive, venture capitalist, and parish minister. Jim currently serves on the boards of three for-profit social impact corporations and two graduate schools, in addition to Concord Prison Outreach. He earned a BA in history from Yale University, an MBA from Harvard University, and both a Master’s in Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School.

Advisory Council

  • Corrine DiPietro
  • Deborah Dormitzer
  • Mark Fingerle
  • June McKnight
  • Karen Paradise
  • Linda Plunket
  • James Polese
  • Kai Shaner
  • Farhanah Sheets
  • Fran Spayne
  • Win Wilbur
  • Angie Wilkins

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