Resident Director

Cynthia L. Russell

It is our pleasure to welcome back Cynthia L. Russell as the Wellesley ABC Resident Director. Cynthia is currently employed at Wellesley Public Schools as a Middle School and Elementary Coordinator for the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity Program (METCO).  She was also a former Resident Director for the Wellesley A Better Chance (ABC) Program. Cynthia is a native of Pittsburgh, PA. She was educated in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and attended Robert Morris University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education & Business Administration. Cynthia continued her studies at Cambridge College where she graduated with her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.

Assistant Director/Resident Academic Tutor

Rachel Nyakako

Rachel Nyakako is our new Resident Tutor from Central Massachusetts. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a Trauma informed focus at Simmons University. She has a background in bodywork and meditation and has done trainings in somatic body based healing. She has six siblings and loves to bike and explore new places , hike, sing.

House Chef

Roshana Godfrey

Wellesley ABC is fortunate to have professional Chef Roshana Godfrey in our kitchen. Roshana has been with Wellesley ABC since 2012.  Before coming to Wellesley ABC, Roshana was a line chef in the kitchens of such well-known Boston area restaurants as Rialto, no9 Park, Harvest and Chez Henri, and was the founding chef at Mariposa Bakery Cafe.

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