Donna Kelleher – President and CEO
Founder of NGCC, Donna has been in the field of child care since 1989. She has built a professional management team of education specialists, and together they are building NGCC’s reputation in the early childhood field.
Donna is also on the Executive Board of Directors for the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern MA, ME and VT, and is the Treasurer of the Sudbury Early Childhood Advisory Council (SECAC). She is also on the Board of the Metro Southwest Regional Employment Board.
She is also the proud mother of five children and Nana of seven. Six of her grandchildren have graduated from NGCC with one still attending.
Walter Kelleher – Chief Financial Officer
Walter has been working with Donna in the development and growth of NGCC since its inception. Using his 25 years of retail and consumer electronics experience, Walter is responsible for all NGCC budgets and expansion plans.
Kathleen DelPrete – Chief Operating Officer
Kathleen joined NGCC in 2003 and works with Donna and Walter Kelleher in developing strategic plans for NGCC while co-ordinating short & long-term corporate deliverables to the field.
Kathleen brings 10 years experience in the computer software field and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University. She is currently working on her Masters at Boston College.
Kathleen has three children; two NGCC graduates and one other who loves attending NGCC Sudbury. Kathleen can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lori Snyder – Vice President of Operations
Lori Snyder has been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 1989. She joined NGCC in 1997, as a preschool teacher in our Marlboro school. In 1998, when our Franklin school opened, Lori transferred to Preschool Program Manager of Franklin. In 2001, Lori was promoted to Director of Franklin, overseeing the Preschool Programs. In 2004, when our Hopkinton school opened, Lori transferred to Director of our Hopkinton school, also overseeing the Preschool Programs.
In 2006, Lori was promoted to Curriculum and Training Manager on the Corporate Team. As Curriculum and Training Manager, Lori supported our schools with curriculum development, classroom management, child guidance techniques, and trainings for teachers, program managers and directors. In 2008, Lori was promoted to Vice President of Operations. As Vice President of Operations, Lori oversees the daily operations of all of our schools. She works with our Directors to ensure the needs of our families and staff are met.
Lori received her Bachelor’s Degree in both Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. She is EEC Director II certified, in addition to being Lead Teacher qualified in all five Early Childhood age groups. Lori has 3 children all of whom are NGCC graduates. Lori can be contacted at email@example.com.
Noelle McCullough – Operations Manager
Noelle McCullough has been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 1998, initially as a toddler and preschool teacher. She joined NGCC in 1999, as a preschool teacher. Noelle taught young Preschool, Pre-K and Kindergarten. In 2000, Noelle was promoted to Marlborough’s Preschool Program Manager. In 2003, Noelle was promoted to Director of Marlborough, overseeing the Preschool Programs. In 2006, Noelle transferred to Director of our Franklin school, also overseeing the Preschool Programs. In 2007, Noelle was promoted to Field Director on the Corporate Team. As Field Director, Noelle helped to oversee and support all of our schools. In 2008, Noelle was promoted to Manager of Operations. In 2011 Noelle moved over to Human Resources as the Director of Recruitment and Staff relations to capitalize on her EEC experience in hiring, orientating and developing our new staff for Next Generation. She transferred back to Operations in August of 2012 as the Operations Manager overseeing five schools.
Noelle received her Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Maine and her Masters in Early Childhood from Ashford University. She is EEC Director II certified, in addition to being Lead Teacher qualified in all five Early Childhood age groups. Noelle has 2 children, both of whom are NGCC graduates.
Noelle can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicole Ethier – Operations Manager
Nicole joined Next Generation in July of 2012. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood having worked her way from Toddler Teacher, to Lead Teacher, to Assistant Director to Director before moving on to Regional Manager for a National child care company.
Nicole has also been a NAEYC validator and has a degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology from Rhode Island College. She oversees 5 of our schools and can be reached at email@example.com.
Audrey Feinberg – Vice President of Human Resources
Audrey brings with her over 15 years of experience in the field of Human Resources, with specific expertise in the areas of benefits, recruitment and employee relations. She also has extensive HR experience in the childcare industry. Audrey oversees the recruitment process of management positions within the company.
Audrey is committed to providing the best HR services as possible to all employees of Next Generation.
Audrey has two girls who are graduates of NGCC. Audrey can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Hudson – Recruitment & Benefits Manager
Melissa handles recruitment for all teaching and staff positions within our schools. In addition, Melissa oversees the benefit needs for employees. Melissa can be reached at email@example.com.
Training & Curriculum
Cynthia Parker – Vice President of Curriculum & Training
Cynthia has been with Next Generation Children’s Center since 1994. She graduated from Regis College where she majored in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood and Management. She is currently working on her Masters in Special Education. Cynthia began with Next Generation as a Toddler Teacher and has since grown with the company as a Director, to the Training and Resource Manager before becoming Vice President. Cynthia focuses on staff development, curriculum development and center purchases.
Cynthia’s two children are graduates of NGCC Sudbury. Cynthia can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather Hogan – Curriculum & Training Manager
Heather Hogan has been working in the Early Childhood Field since 2000. In 2004 she joined NGCC as the director of our Franklin school, overseeing the toddler, infant, and preschool 3 departments. In 2008 Heather joined the corporate team as the Training and Curriculum Manager. As Training and Curriculum Manager Heather works directly with the Vice President of Training and Curriculum focusing on staff and curriculum training and development.
Heather received her Bachelors Degree in English from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and her Masters Degree in Education from Boston College. Heather has also received certifications in K-12 Reading, grades 6-8 Language Arts, and grades 9-12 English. Heather is DII certified and Lead Teacher certified for Infants/Toddlers and Preschool. Heather has three children and all are NGCC graduates.
Heather can be reached at email@example.com.
Susanne Drugge – Director of Marketing and Enrollment
Susanne joined NGCC in 1993 and has worked throughout the centers in many roles including teacher, Assistant Director, Director and OA. She joined the corporate team in 2006 and coordinates all print advertising, promotional and marketing materials. Before joining NGCC, Susanne was Director of Marketing for a financial institution as well as working in sales and marketing for the dental field. She has a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University in Marketing.
Susanne has twin graduates of NGCC Westford.
Susanne can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.