social capital noun. the value of our social networks & relationships

David Crowley (he/him)

President & Founder

David Crowley founded SCI in Woburn, his hometown, in 2002. Under his leadership, SCI has grown to serve communities across 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.

Phil Gordon (he/him)

Deputy Director

Philip Gordon joined SCI in 2019 as the SCI AmeriCorps Program Director in August before growing into a newly created Deputy Director position in 2021 focused on strategic planning, program development, and fundraising while continuing to lead SCI AmeriCorps program and team. He has been instrumental in developing and leading new program initiatives such as the SCI Allyship Curriculum & Workshop, the SCI Youth Grant Pitch Contest, organizing the annual Juneteenth celebration in Woburn, and most recently spearheading a groundbreaking partnership with Merrimack College. Philip graduated from Middlebury College with Bachelor degrees in English & American Literature and History, in addition to participating in Philanthropy MA’s Nonprofit Learning Institute 2020 cohort and completing Philanthropy MA’s Fundraising Certificate course in 2021.

Jhona Xaviera Fabian(they/she)

SCI AmeriCorps Program Coordinator

Inspired by the vibrant communities of Paterson NJ and Boston MA, Jhona finds joy in supporting systems of mutual care and empowerment. Their passion for mission-oriented community outreach crystalised through her previous roles as a Museum of Fine Arts Boston Intern and 826 Boston Service Member. Though her professional journey is just beginning to take root, she carries her new role as SCI AmeriCorps Program Coordinator with the intention of ensuring that those who are doing the necessary work of supporting youth feel supported throughout their service. As an artist, she creates multimedia realms of poetry that serve as love letters of healing, survival, and hope that seek to hold history accountable to lived truths. When Jhona isn’t creating her next masterpiece or training a new recruit, you might find them baking a vegan recipe with friends, spending quality time with nature, or catching up on the latest horror stories. If you find yourself taking a stroll through the city, don’t be surprised if you happen across their work in a nearby art gallery! *photo by Krishani Pal

Sophie Ichizawa (she/her)

SCI AmeriCorps Program Director

As the SCI AmeriCorps Program Director, Sophie oversees the SCI AmeriCorps Program, working closely with host site partners and AmeriCorps members to promote civic engagement and youth leadership. In 2020, she served as an SCI AmeriCorps member, coordinating volunteers in the Woburn area. She then went on to serve as an AmeriCorps Housing Equity VISTA at the Neighborhood Developers in Chelsea, MA. After her AmeriCorps service, Sophie spent a year working as a Program Specialist with AARP MA, leading events and managing volunteers. In her free time, Sophie enjoys exploring the Boston area, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her cat, Giuseppe. She is excited to be back with Social Capital Inc. where she can use her previous AmeriCorps experiences and her non-profit background to contribute to the SCI AmeriCorps Program.

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 in 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.

Serey Kremer(she/her)

Community Engagement Coordinator – SCI AmeriCorps

Serey Kremer recently graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor’s degree in Performance Theatre and a Minor in creative writing. After completing their social media internship at E2AC and volunteer work as a co-leader for Eye to Eye, Serey began to develop a strong interest in non-profit organizations and education which led her to join SCI AmeriCorps for the 2023-2024 program year, serving directly with SCI in Woburn. Although she is still in the midst of figuring out her exact career path, Serey ultimately hopes to bridge the gap between her love of the arts and her passion toward education. However, if she was able to follow her dream job you would most likely find her on stage as either the lead singer or guitarist of an Alternative rock band! When Serey isn’t in Woburn, you’ll probably see her running with her Pomeranian dog up the hills of Wachusett Mountain or attending local theatre performances around Worcester.

Vitalie Memeus (she/her)

VEAP Outreach Coordinator

As VEAP Outreach Coordinator, Vitalie is working with other community leaders to build vaccine confidence and facilitate access to vaccines in a diverse range of communities. She first came to SCI as a VEAP Leader in Woburn, and also worked as a Vaccine Tripling Canvasser with Cambridge Health Alliance, where she was reaching out to targeted communities to raise awareness, encourage vaccination, and better understand the reasons some community members may be hesitant to get vaccinated. Vitalie immigrated here from Haiti where she worked for different nonprofit organizations including the Peace Corps,where she served in multiple roles during her ten years with the organization. She studied Health Administration and has been working in Community Health, Mental Health advocacy, patient care services and other public health related work for many years. In addition to her work with SCI, Vitalie is a freelance medical interpreter/translator who is also serving as the Haitian Creole translator for the school district here in Woburn. She enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is delighted to work with SCI as she loves to connect and work with people in her community to make it stronger.

Leah Mulrenan (she/her)

Development and 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 travelling and exploring new places, and typically travels each to year to Colombia 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.

Join the SCI Team!

SCI AmeriCorps Members serving with SCI

We are excited to welcome a new cohort of SCI AmeriCorps members in the Fall of 2023! Interested in joining? Learn more on our SCI AmeriCorps page!