Martin Milne

Martin Milne joined ASSIST in 2009 as the Director of School and Family Relations, was promoted to Vice President in 2016, and was named the fourth President of ASSIST in November 2020. Martin grew up at Deerfield Academy as the son of two teachers, and after graduating from college he held positions in domestic and…

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Christine D’Angelo

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Christine D’Angelo joined ASSIST in 2023 after five years of working in international admissions at a historical boarding and day independent school. Prior to her school experience, Christine worked in marketing and also collaborated as an entrepreneur with her husband on small businesses. Christine is the graduate of ASSIST member school, Westover School and holds…

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Susan Mattei

Susan Mattei

Susan Mattei has three decades of professional experience in educational fundraising, communications, and annual giving. Prior to joining ASSIST, she held leadership positions at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, Bay Path University, Northfield Mount Hermon School, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She earned MS and MBA degrees from UMass Amherst, and she holds a BS in Business…

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Kerri Milne

Kerri Milne

Kerri Milne worked for 23 years in elementary education and after moving to Suffield in 2009 she worked part-time in the Suffield Public Schools while raising her two boys. Kerri first joined ASSIST in 2019 working part-time as a development assistant and she rejoined the staff in 2023 as an Administrative Assistant. Kerri is a…

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Spencer O’Brien

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Spencer O’Brien is the Technology Coordinator at ASSIST and joined the team in 2019. He joined ASSIST after receiving his Bachelors degree from Endicott College in Business Management with a focus on Computer Science. Spencer is also an alumni of member school, Suffield Academy, where he was a member of the 2014 class.

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Cathy Presnick

Cathy Presnick

Cathy Presnick worked eight years in the corporate world, and worked part-time and raised her two children. She joined the ASSIST team in 2004. Cathy is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and earned an MBA from the University of New Haven.

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Anne Stanley

Anne Stanley

Anne Stanley was Vice President of ASSIST from 2000 – 2009. In her new role as Director of School and Family Relations, she is working closely with the ASSIST team to introduce prospective schools to membership, to steward current school relationships, and to travel overseas to interview prospective students. Prior to her initial tenure with…

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Debbie Viets

Debbie Veits

Debbie Viets joined ASSIST after five years working in the corporate world. Debbie was the Business Manager from 2003 until 2020 when she was promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Debbie has managerial responsibility for the general financial operations of the organization including oversight of the annual operating budget and plan and coordinating the annual…

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Laura Ziomek

Laura Ziomek

Laura joined ASSIST in 2022 and holds multiple important roles including Advancement Services Coordinator, Board of Directors Liaison, and Student Orientation Coordinator. With her degree from Bay Path University and over 15 years of combined experience in both private and public school settings, including roles in Admissions, Development, and as an Administrator in Massachusetts Public…

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