Meet the talented and caring staff of The Flagship Clubhouse!
Manager @ The Flagship Clubhouse
Kahmal started out as a member of the original Clubhouse at Boston’s Computer Museum, which inspired him to eventually become a Mentor and share what he had learned with others. He also cites the Clubhouse Network as one of his founding inspirations to attend a 4-year college.
Kahmal received an A.A. from Bunker Hill Community College in Graphic Design and a B.A. in Animation from Massachusetts College of Art & Design.
Clubhouse-to-Career Pathways Coordinator
As Clubhouse-to-Career Pathways Coordinator, Tamara works with Clubhouse youth to explore professional jobs and academic opportunities, build work readiness skills, plan for the future, and realize their potential. Tamara also manages the Clubhouse program for girls and young women. Previously she served with the Commonwealth Corps program at Peer Health Exchange, and was selected as a Raheem Baraka Community Impact Fellow at American Heart Association where she worked with local organizers to address food & nutrition insecurity and other health equity issues in priority neighborhoods of Boston. Tamara is a graduate of Lasell University where she majored in Health Sciences, participated in the Leadership Scholars program, and served on the Executive Boards of multiple diversity-focused student-led organizations on campus.
Lisa brings a wealth of leadership experience to the Executive Director position. She is an accomplished and dynamic non-profit executive who has led in the realms of non-profit service, education, and the public sector. Most recently she served as Director of Continuing Education in the Somerville Public School system in Massachusetts, where she led programs supporting non-traditional learners. Lisa has also held leadership roles at the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, Mass Mentoring Partnership, and YouthBuild USA, a non-profit catalytic organization that supports opportunity youth around the world to build the skillsets and mindsets that lead to lifelong learning, livelihood, and leadership.
At YouthBuild USA, Lisa worked collaboratively with program leaders to provide technical assistance for 176 program affiliates focused on workforce development, education, community engagement, and career readiness programming. Lisa also brings private sector and international experience to The Clubhouse Network by leading global staff development and capacity-building programs for Sun Life Financial and Liberty Mutual Insurance.
Lisa holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University, an M.A. in Marketing & Communications from Emerson College, and a Certification of Education Leadership from the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership. She was born in the very Roxbury, Massachusetts neighborhood where the Clubhouse is headquartered and has deep ties to the surrounding community – and to those that share its abundance of young talent amidst a stubborn dearth of opportunities. Her passion for serving young people and their communities matches the Clubhouse mission, and her commitment to centering diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as her leadership track record, will be invaluable as The Clubhouse Network prepares to move into our fourth decade.