Board of Directors

President, Board of Directors

Katina is the President and Founder of Athina Education, Inc. She previously worked for The Wayside Inn Foundation as the Education Coordinator, where she designed educational programs to engage a broader audience, including families and youth. Katina received a Ph.D. in Education from Lesley University in 2021. She is the former Director of the Heritage Studies Graduate Program and Museum Studies Certificate at Regis College and has taught a wide range of university-level courses in history and education throughout the Boston metro region. An active volunteer in the community, Katina is currently a Goodnow Library Trustee.

Sally Purrington Hild

Member, Board of Directors

Sally has been the Director of Community Engagement for The Wayside Inn Foundation since 2019, where she has strengthened the organization’s nonprofit identity, increased community engagement, and managed development activities. She holds an M.A. in Historic Preservation from Boston University and has 25 years of experience in historic preservation and museum management. Sally is an active community volunteer and has served on the boards of the Sudbury Chamber of Commerce, Freedom's Way National Heritage Area, HOPE Sudbury, and MetroWest Readers Fest.

Claire Schomp

Member, Board of Directors

Claire is an educator, having taught at both the college and high school levels for over 25 years. Her professional development work has focused on equity and inclusion, particularly as it pertains to anti-racism and social-emotional learning. She earned a B.A. in Psychology and English at Loyola University in New Orleans, an M.A. in Irish Studies at Boston College, and a Graduate Certificate in Feminist Studies at UMass, Amherst. Additionally, she is a doctoral student in English at UMass, Amherst. She was born in the United States but spent her formative years in Ireland. She is also a writer, currently working on a memoir of her time in Ireland.

Lesley Harris

Member, Board of Directors

Lesley is an elder of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe.  As a former Vice President of U.S. Medical Company, she became interested in horticulture and, in particular, the healing properties of indigenous herbs and medicinal plants.  A longtime advocate for Civil Rights, Human Rights, and environmental issues, Lesley is currently working on Indigenous educational projects.