Who We Are

The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) unites students, families, alumni, professors, staff, and community members from our state universities, community colleges and the UMass system to advocate for high-quality, debt-free public college.
Mass. Voters Supporting #DebtFreeFuture
State Lawmakers Supporting Free College
PHENOM's 2018-2019 Fundraising Goal
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The PHENOM Update

Higher education is constantly making news. We keep you informed.
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The Team

Meet the organizers who are making free public college a reality in Massachusetts.
Amy Blanchette
Amy Blanchette

President

Amy is our President and organizer at Bristol Community College.

    James Cordero
    James Cordero

    Vice President

    James is PHENOM's Vice President and a student at UMass Amherst.

      Mickey Prout
      Mickey Prout

      Secretary

      Mickey is our secretary and a student organizer at Westfield State University.

        Kelly Kiely
        Kelly Kiely

        Student Organizer

        Kelly is a student organizer at Westfield State University.

          Juan Pablo Blanco
          Juan Pablo Blanco

          Student Organizer

          Juan Pablo is a graduate student and student organizer at UMass Boston.

            Delia Fuentes
            Delia Fuentes

            Student Organizer

            Delia is a student organizer at Springfield Technical Community College.

              Liz Plume
              Liz Plume

              Student Organizer

              Liz is a student organizer at UMass Lowell.

                Ken Haar

                Legislative Chair

                Ken is a retired staff member and professor at Westfield State University.

                  Vicki Dzindzichashvili
                  Vicki Dzindzichashvili

                  Communications Chair

                  Vicki serves on PHENOM's board and is a graduate of UMass Boston.

                    Charlotte Kelly
                    Charlotte Kelly

                    Organizing Co-Chair

                    Charlotte is the executive director of the Massachusetts Education Justice Alliance.

                      Max Page
                      Max Page

                      MTA Representative

                      Max Page is the Vice President of the MTA and a founder of PHENOM.

                        Gillian Mason
                        Gillian Mason

                        Fundraising Chair

                        Gillian is the co-executive director of Massachusetts Jobs With Justice.

                          Sydney Little
                          Sydney Little

                          Organizing Director

                          Sydney coordinates our 10 campus chapters and student, faculty, and staff organizers.

                          Zac Bears
                          Zac Bears

                          Executive Director

                          Zac oversees finances, communications, and day-to-day operations.

                          P.O. Box 2249 Worcester, MA 01613
                          Contact Us
                          E-mail: info@phenomonline.org Phone: (978) 227-8473