Laura Gerson

Laura Gerson joined MAAV in 2021 as the facilitator of MAAV’s weekly support group for survivors of domestic abuse. She earned her MSW from Hunter College in New York. Laura has been a social worker for more than 30 years, serving a wide range of people seeking support in times of transition.  She currently coordinates a… Read More

Madelyn Strike

Madelyn Strike joined MAAV as an intern in March 2020. She graduated from Melrose High School in 2019, where she spent three years as a member of MAAV’s Student Action Board. Madelyn currently attends UMass Boston and is majoring in Human Services. After graduation, she plansto pursue a career in domestic violence prevention and education.

Maura Conlan

Maura Conlan joined MAAV as the Administrative Assistant in 2020. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Anselm College. Most recently, Maura worked as an Administrative Assistant in the Melrose Public Schools, working in many of our five elementary schools as well as the Franklin Early Childhood Center. Through this work Maura grew to love… Read More

Alison Bryer

Alison Bryer joined our team as the Mentoring Program Coordinator in 2014. Alison holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Salem State University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development from Wheelock College. She has more than 25 years of experience working with at-risk youth and their families. Alison began her career working with… Read More

Liane Cassavoy

Liane Cassavoy joined MAAV as the Outreach Coordinator in 2012. She holds a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Boston University and a BA in English from Boston College. Before joining MAAV, Liane worked as a freelance journalist, writing about a variety of technology and business topics. Her work has appeared in a variety of national… Read More

Rebecca Mooney

Rebecca Mooney joined MAAV as the Executive Director in 1997. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Lesley University and has worked in the field of prevention as a counselor and nonprofit manager for more than 30 years. During her tenure at MAAV, Rebecca has spearheaded a range of violence prevention programs in the… Read More