Our Team

David Crowley (he/him), President & Founder

David Crowley founded SCI in Woburn, his hometown, in 2002. Under his leadership, SCI has grown to serve 20 communities in the region while continuing to make a difference in Woburn. Prior to SCI, David was the Executive Director of Boston-based Generations Inc. (now Literations). He has been involved in AmeriCorps since the program began in 2003, and served as the founding Director of the Kentucky Community Service Commission, which oversees the program for the state. David currently serves as Steering Committee Chair for the CHNA 15 regional healthy communities network. David graduated from Harvard University with a degree in Government. Unsure of his long term plans, and after many service activities in college, David set out to do a year of service in rural Kentucky, which began his career in service! In his free time, he enjoys cooking for his family, reading and walking nearby Horn Pond. He also shares his kitchen creations on his food & wine blog, Cooking Chat.

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Phil Gordon (he/him), Deputy Director

Phil joined SCI in 2019, first serving as an SCI AmeriCorps Member at the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn before taking over as the SCI AmeriCorps Program Director in August of that year. In Spring 2021, Phil’s role shifted to a newly created Deputy Director position focused on strategic planning, program development, and fundraising while continuing to lead SCI AmeriCorps. As a native Woburnite, Phil is thankful for the opportunity to make a difference in his hometown and enjoys building relationships with community stakeholders throughout Greater Boston. He has been instrumental in developing and leading new program initiatives at SCI such as the Allyship Curriculum & Community Program, the  Youth Grant Pitch Contest, and organizing the inaugural Juneteenth celebration in Woburn (2021). Phil graduated from Middlebury College in 2011 with Bachelor degrees in English & American Literature and History, and has previously worked in education, communications, real estate, and customer services. Phil has continued his professional development by representing SCI as the lead participant in Philanthropy MA’s Nonprofit Learning Institute 2020 cohort as well as completing Philanthropy MA’s Fundraising Certificate course in 2021. In his free time Phil loves to cook, stay active playing sports, and geek out about all things soccer-related.

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Mary Kimball (she/her), Operations Associate

Mary joined the SCI team in February of 2019 in an initially temporary position, only to join the team permanently shortly after. Mary supports the work of SCI through keeping the office running (even in a virtual sense!), her priority being organizing the finances of the organization. Mary also jumps into multiple other projects and capacities when needed. Mary was born and raised in the Needham/Newton area. She attended Boston College for a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Theology, and then the Andover Newton campus of Yale Divinity for a Masters in Theological Research. She has always enjoyed learning, and in her spare time she tutors middle school & high school students in various subjects from mathematics to English and history. She also enjoys reading and exercises by jumping and flipping on her trampoline. She resides in Randolph with her husband and their two dogs, Trinity and Zeke.

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Andrew Gibson (he/him), Manager of Network Solutions

Andrew started with SCI in 2007 serving 2 years as an AmeriCorps member before taking on his current role as an SCI Staff Member. In his role Andrew helps foster relationships with communities that have SCI Community Web Portals and also manages the technology behind the web portals as well as other technology concerns for the organization. Andrew started breaking computers just to fix them at the age of 8, and hasn’t stopped yet. When not working for SCI you can catch Andrew with his camera around his neck, tinkering with hobby computers, or playing D&D with his friends. 

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Elizabeth Hammel (she/her), SCI AmeriCorps Program Director

Drawing on her experience in nonprofit program management, education and recruitment in Chicago and New York, Elizabeth will be realizing a new AmeriCorps program design while working with AmeriCorps members and host site partners to strengthen communities across the region through civic engagement initiatives. Elizabeth, an AmeriCorps program alumna, joins the SCI team having most recently been the Talent Acquisition Manager for one of Chicago’s largest school networks and she looks forward to supporting the community impact of SCI and its social capital network. A new Bay Stater, Elizabeth is excited to meet new people, see new sights, chow down on chowder, and share cheesy jokes.

Leah Mulrenan (she/her), Development & Communications Manager

As Development and Communications Manager, Leah Mulrenan looks to find new ways to tell our story and inspire others to support SCI’s work. In high school, through the SCI Youth Council Mini-Grant program, Leah learned about grants and received funding for projects at the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn, fueling an interest and passion for community service. Leah worked with Cummings Properties after earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology. She then decided to shift her career to focus on service, and joined the SCI staff in 2014, spending 3 years as the SCI AmeriCorps Program Manager.  An eternal optimist, you will usually find Leah laughing. Barring a global pandemic, Leah enjoys traveling and exploring new places and typically travels to Colombia each year to visit her father-in-law and family. After gaining experience in volunteer and program management at two other local nonprofits, Leah rejoined the SCI team in August of 2021. Leah and her husband, Andrés, their son (and occasional co-worker), Oliver, and their dogs, Timber and Franklin, reside in Woburn.

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