Our Team

The individuals listed below are employed by The Match Foundation.  Please visit our other sites for information on the following employees: Central Office, Campus-based, and Sposato Graduate School of Education.


Cloe Axelson | Communications Director

Ms. Axelson is a writer with experience working across multiple media, including print, digital and film. Prior to joining Match, she worked on the national communications team at City Year. She has a BA in political science from Tufts and a MS in communication from Boston University. Ms. Axelson began her career as a grassroots organizer on political campaigns in Missouri.


Sarah Britton | Math Curriculum Director

Ms. Britton began her career in education through Teach For America Massachusetts, where she taught 7th and 8th grade mathematics. She then joined staff at Teach For America as a manager of teacher leadership development, supporting and coaching their new math teachers of all grade levels. She has a Bachelor's degree in mathematics from Union College and a Master's degree in curriculum and teaching from Boston University. 


Matt Collins | Data Manager

Mr. Collins earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from Boston College in 2003.  He joined the Match Community as part of the original Match Corps tutors at the Match High School and went on to teach a variety of math courses for the next seven years.  Mr. Collins also served as the Dean of Students for two of those years and ended his 9th year at the high school as the Dean of Students and Data Manager.  He has transitioned most recently to the role of Data Manager for all Match Charter Public Schools.


Chris Correa | Recruitment Manager

Mr. Correa began his career working with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services, where he served as the Assistant Director of a program that focused on helping young men cope with substance abuse and addiction. Prior to joining Match Education, Mr. Correa served as the Director of Admission and Recruitment for City Year Boston, where he coordinated their recruitment efforts, increased brand awareness and managed community and collegiate partnerships. Mr. Correa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cambridge College. 

Emily Dodd | Associate Director of Development

Originally from Maine, Ms. Dodd began her career as an elementary school teacher at P.S. 66 in Brooklyn, NY where she taught both fourth and second grades.  After earning her M.Ed in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Emily moved to Washington D.C. where she interned for Senator Susan Collins and worked as a Development Manager for Great Minds, the creators of the EngageNY math curriculum.  In 2012, Ms. Dodd moved back to Boston and has been working as a fundraiser for youth-serving nonprofits ever since.  She has a B.S. degree in Education Studies with honors from Skidmore College.


Genevieve Dusing | Associate Director of Development and Communications

Ms. Dusing grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA with her two parents and four brothers. Prior to her role on the development team, she was a member of Match Corps IX at the Match High School, where she also served as the TA for the Heritage Spanish classes and as the coordinator for the end-of-the-year class trips. In 2012 she graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in Hispanic Studies. 


Tova Goldring | Deputy General Counsel

Prior to joining Match, Ms. Goldring was an associate at Goodwin Procter and was a member of the tax department. She has also worked as an attorney for Yal-Day-New Daycare Center and she was a paralegal at The Kraft Group before attending law school. Ms. Goldring earned her BA in politics from Brandeis University (Summa Cum Laude) in 2005 and her JD from Harvard Law School in 2010.


Anne Healy | Chief Financial officer

Ms. Healy has lived in the Boston area since 1993 when she worked in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche.  After leaving public accounting, Ms. Healy spent 13 years in the Financial Affairs Office at Boston University and then held finance and accounting leadership roles in a number of smaller nonprofit organizations focused on ending homelessness; most recently Rosie’s Place.  Ms. Healy holds a BS in Accounting from the University of Scranton, an MBA from the Boston University Public & Nonprofit MBA program and holds inactive CPA and CFP licenses.

Stig Leschly | Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Leschly is the CEO of Match's related entities -- Match Public Charter School, The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, and The Match Foundation, Inc.  Prior to joining Match, Mr. Leschly was the founder and managing partner of the Newark Charter School Fund.  The fund supported the charter school sector in Newark, NJ and advanced reform of Newark's public school system during the first term of Mayor Booker.  Prior to his work in Newark, Mr. Leschly was a full-time lecturer  at Harvard Business School where his teaching and research focused on entrepreneurship and education reform.  In the late 1990's, he was the CEO and founder of Exchange.com, an early competitor to eBAY.com that was acquired by Amazon.com.  Mr. Leschly has a  BA in Comparative Literature (Summa Cum Laude) from Princeton University, a JD from Harvard Law School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Anne Lyneis | ELA Curriculum Director

Ms. Lyneis studied Psychology at the University of Vermont. Following her passion for teaching, she joined Teach for America in rural Louisiana where she taught 2nd grade for three years. Ms. Lyneis then taught 3rd grade at a charter school in Houston, and then returned to Louisiana to teach 4th grade while earning her Master’s in Educational Leadership. Ms. Lyneis joined Match in 2012 as a teacher teaching kindergarten, third and then fourth grade.


Kim Nicoll | ELA Curriculum Director

Ms. Nicoll has a B.A. in History from Wake Forest University and an M.Ed. from Harvard University. Ms. Nicoll began her career as a high school history teacher first at City on a Hill Charter School and then at Charlestown High School. Following that, she served as a history teacher, a reading teacher and subsequently principal of Roxbury Prep Charter School. 

Cassandra Prince | Recruitment Manager

Ms. Prince holds a B.A. in Political Science from Spelman College.  She was a member of Match Corps V at the high school in 2008-2009.  After the corps, she served as a corps staff member and office manager at the high school.

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Marisa Segel | ELA Curriculum Director

Ms. Segel has a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Barnard College and an M.Ed. from Harvard University.   She began her career as a documentary film editor before finding her passion for the classroom.  She started working as a filmmaking teacher at Codman Academy and then continued on as a reading teacher, writing teacher and instructional leader at Roxbury Prep Charter School.  Outside of work, Marisa enjoys cooking and playing on the beach with her family.

JAlisa Smith | payroll & Benefits coordinator

Ms. Smith was born and raised in Boston, MA. She attended Boston Latin Academy for high school and received her B.S. in Human Resources Management from the University of Massachusetts of Dartmouth in 2013. After graduating she worked in the Human Resources field for 4 years at various companies before landing her career job at The Match Foundation, Inc. She is currently the Payroll and Benefits Coordinator. When Ms. Smith isn't working, she enjoys education, cooking, and spending time with her family. 


Jennifer Spencer | Math Curriculum Director

Ms. Spencer attended Lesley University where she received a BA in Natural Science and Special Education and UMASS Boston where she received an MA in Critical and Creative Thinking. Ms. Spencer taught math at Roxbury Prep Charter School for six years and at the COMPASS school for four years.  Ms. Spencer was a consultant in Boston public elementary schools, writing curriculum to facilitate the transition to the Common Core State Standards in math.  Ms. Spencer joined Match in 2012 as the high school Algebra teacher.