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.

        Juan Pablo Blanco
        Juan Pablo Blanco

        Student Organizer

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

          Ken Haar
          Ken Haar

          Legislative Co-Chair

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

            Vicki Dzindzichashvili
            Vicki Dzindzichashvili

            Communications Co-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 Co-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