Staff

Meet the team at The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton.

Our staff live in the community and have the linguistic capacity of the commonly spoken languages in the Brockton area: Cape Verdean Creole, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and English.  Our staff come from racially diverse with backgrounds of Africa, Brazil, Cape Verde, France, Puerto Rico, and the United States of America.

Juliana Badaro Langille

Juliana Badaro Langille

Executive Director

Langille has a background in community organizing and is one of the founders of Student Immigrant Movement (SIM), a statewide immigrant youth-led organization based in Massachusetts. This program identifies, recruits, and develops leaders in local cities and towns who are invested in improving their communities through relationship building, leadership development, electoral organizing, and using both strategic and motivational campaigns to mobilize people. She also has an extensive background in assisting the families of the victims of homicide, survivors of domestic violence, and in the substance abuse recovery and prevention field.

Language(s): English, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Contact: juliana.langille@ccbrockton.org

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Langille is a consultant for the international program at Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA) that is currently operating in eight countries including Peru, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, and South Africa. The mission of the program is “building and strengthening the capacity of community coalitions to create safe, healthy and drug-free environments”. Langille serves on the Steering Committee of the Greater Brockton Community Health Network Area (CHNA 22), the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocate Coalition (MIRA Coalition), the Board of Directors of the Lutheran Social Services of New England, Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board, the Good Samaritan Community Benefits Committee, and the Department of Children and Families Area Board.

 

Dawn Fontaine

Dawn Fontaine

Program Manager

Fontaine administers the coordination and operation of The Family Center; including the supervision of staff and volunteers, planning of parent educational groups, community outreach, a compilation of reports, volunteer recruitment, training, and other practices to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the Center. She works collaboratively with local organizations and families to deliver coordinated services. She also works with the Executive Director of Community Connections of Brockton (CCB) to ensure the sustainability of the Center and appropriate integration into CCB’s initiatives.

Language(s): English

Contact: dawn.fontaine@ccbrockton.org

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Fontaine oversees all referrals and communication with the courts and school systems. She is the co-chair of TAB (Trauma Advisory Board), a member of TILT (Trauma Informed Leadership Team), and a BKDD team (Brockton Knock Down Diabetes). Fontaine has a Master of Science in Administration of Justice. Prior to joining The Family Center at Community Connections of Brockton, she worked with the Stoughton Youth Commission and Massachusetts Attorney General Office. She has over 20 years of experience working with youth and families including extensive work with Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Department of Social Services, Department of Youth Services, youth residential facilities, school districts across the state of Massachusetts, and many court systems. Fontaine is an expert in mediation with extensive experience including the ability to coordinate school Conflict Intervention Teams, Critical Incident, Stress Management Training, Training of Trainers, Mediation Services Department, Office of the Attorney General and Basic Mediation Training, and Mediation Works Incorporated. Fontaine is passionate about serving families and children. She likes to engage with the community to help them improve where and how they live. She believes that everyone has a chance to be successful if he/she/ze is provided with education and support.

 

Michelle Miceli

Michelle Miceli

Administrative Assistant

Miceli comes to The Family Center with a wealth of experience in office administration, marketing, communications coordination, and graphic and web design. Her work and educational experiences have developed her ability to multi-task and prioritize in ways that are not only efficient but also effective.

Language(s): English

Program(s): Brockton Parents Magazine

Contact: michelle.miceli@ccbrockton.org

 

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Felicita Sepulveda

Felicita Sepulveda

Community Resource Specialist

Sepulveda works closely with agency staff, parents, and community partners to identify community needs to construct programs and resources meeting those needs. She leads children activities here. She volunteered at the Family Center at Community Connection of Brockton for over seven years before starting to work here as a staff.

Sepulveda is passionate about working with and for the people and is very involved in the community. She has her Associate Degree in Human Services from Massasoit College and is now attending Bridgewater State University for Bachelor’s in Human Services/Social Work.

Language(s): English and Spanish.

Program(s): The Block Party, Vacation Fun, Second Cup on us, and Brockton Parents Magazine

Contact: felicita.sepulveda@ccbrockton.org

Natasha Barros

Natasha Barros

School Liaison

Barros works closely with School Adjustment Counselors in the Brockton Public Schools to help families navigate resources in the community. She began her path with The Family Center a little over four years ago as an intern studying at Bridgewater State University where she was getting her Bachelor’s in Social Work. She organized the Family Center’s first citizenship clinic in Brockton in which over 500 people attended the clinic.

Language(s): English and Cape Verdean Creole.

Program(s): Nurturing Fathers

Contact: natasha.barros@ccbrockton.org

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After obtaining her Social Work degree in 2013, Barros was offered a position at the Family Center for the Community Engagement Specialist. Within a few months, she was promoted to be the School Liaison. She is also the coordinator and co-facilitator of the Nurturing Father’s program. She is a first generation American, her parents migrated from Liberia and Cape Verde. Currently, she has been devoting her time to educating herself and bringing awareness to criminal reform and mass incarceration. This concern has recently increased in her work with the Nurturing Fathers program for fathers who many of the times are dealing with many of society’s oppression. Natasha loves God, family, food, and the unusual. She is passionate about humanity and advocating for it.

 

Maryline Sakpo

Maryline Sakpo

Community Resources Specialist and School Liaison

Sakpo assists clients at The Family Center with finding available resources in the communities in which they live. She demonstrated her passion and commitment to the community when she organized the Family Center fifth citizenship clinic in Brockton. She is in charge of any legal need clients might have and works hand in hand with attorneys who are well equipped to meet the need of clients.

Language(s): English, French, and 3 other African languages.

Program(s): Citizenship Clinic, Cori Sealing, Naturalization Prep., Parenting in America, and Parenting Journey

Contact: maryline.sakpo@ccbrockton.org

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Sakpo is the coordinator and co-facilitator of the Parenting Journey Program, a 12-week curriculum based program at The Family Center. Sakpo strongly believes that goodness and greatness lie in everyone.  She has faith that the world can become a better and safer place if we let go of our differences and serve with love. She also believes in investing in our children who are the keys to a better future. Sakpo is from West Africa. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Communication & Marketing.

 

Claudia Cunha

Claudia Cunha

Community Resource Specialist

Cunha is the coordinator for the Let’s Talk Portuguese/English class. This class is designed for the people who don’t speak English and are looking to learn basic English they need for the everyday life. She also co-facilitates the Parenting in America curriculum, it is a program designed for the immigrant parent(s) raising child/ren in the USA.

Language(s): English and Portuguese.

Program(s): Let’s Talk (English 101) and Parenting in America

Contact: claudia.cunha@ccbrockton.org

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Cunha has been a volunteer for the Brockton Parent Magazine for the past six years. At the Center, she provides resources for the community, especially for Brazilian families. She works closely with the Portuguese speaking community, helping them with resources specifically when there is a language barrier. Cunha graduated from Massasoit Community College with an associate degree in Science in Criminal Justice and a certificate in Private security and Law Enforcement.

 

Piero Goytizolo

Piero Goytizolo

Community Engagement Specialist

Goytizolo is in charge of enhancing the relationship between the community and The Family Center through strategic marketing. He uses his experience and knowledge in psychology to understand what is important to the community and tries to efficiently engage the community with the Center.

Language(s): English and Spanish.

Contact: piero.goytizolo@ccbrockton.org

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Goytizolo has volunteered for a variety of organizations, including Stairway to Recovery, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, and United Way. He is a full-time student at Bridgewater State University, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He also works at the Geek Squad, where he helps the community with their technological problems and needs. The human mind has always been a fascinating concept to Goytizolo. He is interested in neuropsychology and cognitive science fields. He is passionate about serving.

 

CRA Partners

Meghan Mantler, LCSW

Meghan Mantler, LCSW

YMCA Clinician

Suzanne Larkins

Suzanne Larkins

BAMSI Family Partner

Family Partners

Ines Figueroa

Ines Figueroa

Director of Latino Women Association

Soraya F. Présumé-Calixte

Soraya F. Présumé-Calixte

Community Partner

Location

1367 Main St
Brockton, MA 02301

Telephone

(508) 857-0272

Fax

(508) 857-3361

Email

brocktoncc@gmail.com

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