Northeastern University: Center of Community Services


The Center of Community Service team is comprised of 9 full-time, all the time staff members, in addition to four Northeastern co-op students and a fleet of student workers and volunteers.

Becca Berkey, Ph.D.

Director of Service-Learning

Director of Service-Learning 617-373-5840 | 232 Hastings Hall Becca began at Northeastern’s Center of Community Service in February 2013, and is now the Director of Service-Learning. Previously, Becca served as the Coordinator of Experiential Education in the Center for Engagement, Learning, and Teaching at Keene State College, in Keene, New Hampshire. She has also served as a Course Director for Business Ethics and Social Responsibility at Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida and worked at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida facilitating leadership education and development initiatives on campus both in the curriculum and the co-curriculum. She has a Bachelor’s degree in ...

Alysé Bigger

MPF Program Manager

Program Manager, Massachusetts Promise Fellowship 617-373-5606 |  232 Hastings Hall Alysé joined the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship staff team in October 2017. She is an alumna of Bates College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and of Tufts University where she received her Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership via the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Over the past 9 years, Alysé has worked with small and national non-profit organizations in direct service and administration roles. Her personal and professional work has focused on supporting access to great schools and programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for young people, and leading organizational efforts ...

Lauren Currie

MPF Member & Program Manager

Member & Program Manager, Massachusetts Promise Fellowship 617-373-5312 | 232 Hastings Hall Lauren Currie has been with the staff of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship since August 2015. Lauren is from Lockport, NY and graduated from Marietta College in Marietta, Ohio with a BA in Psychology and International Leadership Studies. Upon graduation, Lauren completed two years of AmeriCorps*VISTA service with Massachusetts Campus Compact, developing partnerships between universities and local education-based nonprofit organizations. During her second year Lauren had the opportunity to serve as the VISTA Leader for the program where she developed a passion for training development, program communication, and member and alumni support. I’m ...

Mark Este

Assistant Director, Civic Engagement Programs

Assistant Director, Civic Engagement Programs 617-373-7883 | 232 Hastings Hall Mark Este has served as the Assistant Director of Civic Engagement Programs since the summer of 2014. Prior to working at Northeastern, Mark worked in the Campus Compact National Office and served two years as an AmeriCorps VISTA in New Hampshire and Boston. Mark has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a master’s degree from Northeastern, and has completed the Institute for Non-Profit Management and Leadership at Boston University. I’m a resource for: the history of civic engagement in higher education, public speaking, National Service programs, board relations, ...

Colleen Holohan

Director, Mass Promise Fellowship

Director, Massachusetts Promise Fellowship 617-373-7881 | 232 Hastings Hall Colleen also spent two years with MACC as the AmeriCorps*VISTA leader, training and supporting her fellow VISTA members serving on campuses across the state. In 2006, she joined the staff of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF), a statewide AmeriCorps program focused on delivering mentoring, academic enrichment, and college and career readiness programs to young people through out-of-school time programming. Colleen served as a coordinator and manager with MPF, designing and delivering training, supporting and coaching AmeriCorps members, developing and managing evaluation systems, and developing and strengthening community partnerships. In her current role as ...

Lisa Roe

Assistant Director of Service-Learning

Assistant Director of Service-Learning 617-373-4823 | 232 Hastings Hall Lisa joined the Center of Community Service full-time as the Service-Learning Promotion & Assessment Coordinator in 2008. She currently manages the evaluation and assessment processes for the Service-Learning Program, oversees the Service-Learning Teaching Assistant Program, and supports the purposeful connections between faculty members and community-based organizations. Additionally, Lisa teaches a section of a service-learning course called Community Learning through the American Classroom program at NU. A triple husky in the making, Lisa earned her BA in Sociology in 2008 as well as her MEd with a concentration in Higher Education Administration in 2011 from ...

Catherine Gomez (Stillerman)

Jumpstart Site Manager

Site Manager, Jumpstart 617-373-7877 | 232 Hastings Hall Catherine Gomez (Stillerman) is the Site Manager for Jumpstart at Northeastern University. As the Jumpstart Site Manager, Catherine is responsible for recruiting and training 50 college student volunteers to build children’s language, literacy, and social skills so that they enter school prepared to succeed. She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program at Northeastern and manages the site’s relationship with three preschool partners located in Roxbury and Mission Hill MA.   ...

Hilary Sullivan

Director, Co-Curricular Service Programs

Director of Co-Curricular Service Programs 617-373-5838 | 232 Hastings Hall In the Center of Community Service, Hilary manages the Civic Engagement Program (CEP) and the NU|ACES program and oversees other co-curricular service activities including Alternative Spring Break (ASB), Husky Volunteer Teams (HVT), one time service events and the bi-annual volunteer fairs. Prior to arriving at Northeastern in 2012, Hilary volunteered and worked with numerous schools and nonprofits across the country over the last 15 years. After graduating from college, Hilary served for two years as an AmeriCorps National Service Member, traveling around the country doing different types of service projects. She went ...