Professional Development Centers

StrongStart services are delivered through the Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation and five Professional Development Centers (PDCs) throughout the state. The PDCs are administered by the Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation, and contact information is listed below.

The Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation

Anne Douglass, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Institute for Early Education Leadership and Innovation
Associate Professor and Program Director
College of Education & Human Development
University of Massachusetts Boston
director@eecstrongstart.org

Western Mass Professional Development Center

Kimm Quinlan
StrongStart Western Mass PDC Coordinator
413-552-2215
WesternMaPDC@EECStrongStart.org

Central Mass Professional Development Center

Mary Watson Avery
StrongStart Central Mass PDC Coordinator
617-448-9729
CentralMaPDC@EECStrongStart.org

Northeast Professional Development Center

Barbara Gallagher
StrongStart Northeast PDC Coordinator
978-682-6628
NortheastMaPDC@EECStrongStart.org

Southeast Professional Development Center

Nicole Miles
StrongStart Southeast PDC Coordinator
781-870-7009
SoutheastMaPDC@EECStrongStart.org

Metro Boston Professional Development Center

Katie Brayden-Calias
Interim Metro-Boston PDC Coordinator
617-287-7849
MetroBostonPDC@EECStrongStart.org