Staff Jan 2019

For general inquiries, contact WATCH at 781-891-6689.

For specific program related issues, contact the appropriate staff person below.

Daria Gere

Executive Director

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Daria Gere

Daria Gere is Executive Director of WATCH, since 2013. Daria formerly served as community organizer at WATCH. She has over fifteen years of experience in working as an organizer for community based non-profit organizations including Massachusetts Senior Action Council, State-wide Organizing for Community Empowerment in Tennessee and the Community Media Organizing Project. Daria brings her passion for justice and practical experience and successes in organizing around a variety of issues on local, state and federal policy campaigns.

Tania Burger

Development Director

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Tania Burger

Tania Lang Burger is Development Director at WATCH. She came to WATCH in 2013 from more than a decade of experience as Development and Communications Coordinator for an historically African-American non-profit organization in Montgomery, Alabama. At the Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama, Tania participated in the full range of organizational programs. In addition to managing fundraising, communications, and public relations activities, Tania facilitated workshops and trainings, undertook child care policy research and advocacy, and guided collaborations with partner organizations. She was particularly involved in the organization's signature program for bridging differences in the service of community development and personal empowerment.

Genoveva Tavera

Community Organizer

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Genoveva Travera is the Community Organizer. Genoveva is an active member of the Waltham Latino community with experience in community outreach work. She has educated families on accessing community resources, developed an after-school program for 47 low-income families, created a library to promote bilingual literacy, and coordinated a community crisis response for a missing person. She has international experience in managing multi-cultural events.

Brian Logue

Adult Education Program Manager

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Brian Logue is the Program Manager for WATCH’s adult education program. Brian has been teaching English as a Second Language for over ten years and has taught two sessions as a volunteer English Teacher at WATCH. A resident of Waltham, Brian is certified in TEFL instruction at the Boston Language Institute and has extensive experience developing original curricula and lesson material with an emphasis on integrated speaking, reading, and writing instruction. Brian's focus at WATCH is leadership development and supporting students and volunteers.

Suzi Solomon

Housing Clinic Coordinator

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Suzi Solomon is the Housing Clinic Coordinator. She is a Brandeis  graduate (1982) and has a Master's degree in Social Work from Simmons  (1987). She has been working in the field of homelessness prevention  since 1990, when she coordinated a state-funded program at the  Somerville Community Corporation. She currently works half-time at  WATCH, and half-time as the housing director at the Edinburg Center in  Bedford, a community mental health center serving 18 Middlesex County  towns, including Waltham.  Suzi's primary focus at WATCH is supervising  the Brandeis undergraduate interns in the housing clinic.

Jack Jacoby

Campaign and Communications Coordinator

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Jack joined WATCH in Fall 2018 as the Campaign and Communications Coordinator. They graduated with a B.A. in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College in 2014, and have experience in non-profit community organizing. With WATCH they are responsible for campaign and policy research for the organization's community organizing agenda, as well as social media.

They live in Jamaica Plain with their partner, two weird cats, and one exuberant puppy. On the days they don't ride their bike to WATCH, they are at work fixing other folks' bikes at Ferris Wheels Bike Shop.

Ashley Cheetham

Adult Education Assistant

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Ashley joined WATCH as the Adult Education Assistant in Winter 2019. She previously volunteered with WATCH during the Summer 2017 session of ESL classes. She has a B.A. in Sociology from Southern New Hampshire University (2017) and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Work at Boston University. At WATCH, Ashley is primarily responsible for preparing and maintaining program materials, developing curriculum, and supporting teachers in the classroom. She has lived in Waltham since 2014 and is very passionate about giving back to her community and enriching the lives of its residents. When she’s not at WATCH, Ashley is usually studying, volunteering with Crisis Text Line as a Crisis Counselor, or creating works of art.