Our Team

Meet Our Team

Mary A. McGeown

Executive Director

Mary McGeown has provided executive leadership to MSPCC since 2012 and is responsible for MSPCC’s advocacy for policies, services, and organizational fund development and stakeholder support. Previously, Mary held the positions of Vice President for Programs and Communications Manager at MSPCC. In these roles Mary worked collaboratively with advocacy and professional organizations and state government, managed marketing, public relations and communications projects to promote fundraising, advocacy and programs. Prior to her work at MSPCC, Mary worked in various leadership roles in Massachusetts state government as Chief of Staff of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, Chief of Staff of the Department of Youth Services, and Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Youth Services.  Mary holds a B.S. in broadcast journalism from Boston University and co-chairs the Massachusetts Families and Children Requiring Assistance Advisory Board and the Boston Children’s Hospital Board Committee on Community Service.

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Contact Mary at mmcgeown@mspcc.org or 617-587-1511.



Nancy Allen-Scannell

Director of External Affairs

Nancy has been leading MSPCC’s public affairs team since 2006 and is responsible for the development and achievement of strategies to shape state policy with the goal of improving the lives of children and supporting families.

Prior to her work at MSPCC Nancy served for 10 years in various public policy roles at Jane Doe Inc., Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (JDI). She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Fitchburg State College, is an appointed member of the Governor’s Council to Address Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence and serves on numerous state level advisory committees. 

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Contact Nancy at nscannell@mspcc.org or 617-587 -1510.



Courtney Chelo

Assistant Director for Government Relations

Courtney has been with MSPCC since 2014.  In her role, she coordinates the work of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. Prior to joining the MSPCC, she served as a Policy Coordinator at Health Care For All, where she worked to expand access to quality, affordable oral health care and coverage for vulnerable populations. She is a member of the Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth, where she serves as the government relations committee chair. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in environmental and resource economics.

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Contact Courtney at cchelo@mspcc.org or 617-587-1513.




Emily DiCarlo

Development and Design Coordinator

Emily joined MSPCC in 2018 and serves as the Development and Design Coordinator. In this role, she designs all of the agency’s marketing materials, curates content for MSPCC’s social media accounts, manages all aspects of the gift recording process, and serves as MSPCC’s brand manager.  Emily received a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College and worked for the Ithaca College Annual Fund as a Student Development Officer prior to joining MSPCC.

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Contact Emily at edicarlo@mspcc.org or 617-587-1526.




Megan Hempstead, MPH

Foundation Relations Manager

Megan joined MSPCC in 2015 as Foundation Relations Manager. In this role, she builds and manages the agency’s partnerships with private foundations. Megan writes grant proposals and reports to support programs and services and coordinates applications for funding through state agencies, including the Department of Children and Families, Department of Mental Health, Department of Public Health, and the Department of Early Education and Care. Megan received a B.A. in public and community health from the University of Maryland and a Master in Public Health degree with a concentration in health communication from Tufts University School of Medicine. Prior to MSPCC, Megan was a Program Coordinator in Boston University’s Department of Family Medicine, managing research projects related to maternal and infant health.

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Contact Megan at mhempstead@mspcc.org or 617-587-1523.




Melanie S. Lima

Director of Development

Melanie joined MSPCC in 2015.  As Director of Development, she leads a team of 5 fundraising professionals in activities that generate more than $2 million annually from individual, corporate, foundation and government funding sources.  Melanie works closely with MSPCC’s Executive Director, Board of Advisors, and Board committees to strategically plan and implement fundraising, communications and public relations initiatives to sustain and grow MSPCC’s programmatic impact and footprint across the Commonwealth. Melanie has more than 30 years of development experience holding key leadership positions for non-profit organizations in Massachusetts, Vermont and California including Italian Home for Children and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and has a B.S. in communications from Emerson College.

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Contact Melanie at mlima@mspcc.org or 617-587-1587.



Catherine Quirion

Policy Associate

Catherine joined MSPCC in 2019 as a Policy Associate. In this role, her time is divided between two projects. She assists in the management of the partnership between MSPCC and the MA Association for Infant Mental Health (MassAIMH) to promote capacity building for the infant mental health workforce. She also works on research and policy to support foster families across MA. Catherine received her B.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Colgate University and her M.A. in Child Study and Human Development from Tufts University. 

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Contact Catherine at cquirion@mspcc.org or 617-587-1570.




Julie Sheflin

Assistant Director of Development

Julie joined MSPCC in 2016 and currently serves at the Assistant Director of Development.  In her role, she cultivates, solicits and stewards a portfolio of current and new agency corporate donors and prospects as well as co-leads major gift efforts. Additionally, she is responsible for the planning, managing and implementation of all agency events. Prior to joining MSPCC, she was the Director of Events & Visibility at Italian Home for Children where she was co-founder of the Emerging Leaders Society young professional board. She currently serves on the Young Professional Council of Room to Grow Boston and has a B.S. in communications with minors in management and public relations from Bridgewater State University. 


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Contact Julie at jsheflin@mspcc.org or 617-587-5204.


Aditi Subramaniam

Associate Director, Infant and Early childhood Mental Health

Aditi Subramaniam, joined MSPCC in 2019 and is leading a partnership between MSPCC and the MA Association for Infant Mental Health (MassAIMH), focused on enhancing and supporting the infant mental health workforce with the goal of improving access to services for children age birth – 5 and their families. She is a Licensed Psychotherapist specializing in Infant, Parent and Early Childhood mental health with more than fifteen years of experience, in India and Boston.

Her experience includes clinical work, serving as faculty and trainer, and engaging in systems to build capacity in infant and early childhood mental health. She served as a board member of MassAIMH and currently is the co-chair on their policy committee. She holds an M.A in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University and an M.A in Clinical Psychology from University of Delhi, India. The principles and practices of social justice and equity are embedded in her lens and work.


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Contact Aditi at asubramaniam@mspcc.org or 617-983-5839.

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