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Meet the Staff

Mike Bosco

Mike Bosco, Dean of Students, MEd, BS, AS. Dean Bosco began his tenure as Dean of Enrollment at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in May 2010. He has worked at Mount Ida College in Newton, Massachusetts and at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, Rhode Island. Dean Bosco earned is Master of Education from Curry College and his Associate and Bachelor degrees from Johnson & Wales University. He has presented on topics relating to strategic enrollment management and admissions at regional, national and international higher education conferences. Dean Bosco is currently pursuing his Doctorate degree focusing on higher education administration at Northeastern University. Contact: mbosco@bfit.edu, 617-588-1364 Office: Union Building, 1st Floor.

Ashley Mansfield

Ashley Mansfield, Director of Student Success, joined BFIT in September 2014 as our Director of Student Success. Ashley works closely with students and advisors associated with programs in the Automotive Technology department. Prior to BFIT, Ashley was an Enrollment Coach at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies. In that role she guided students through the matriculation process and coordinated new student orientation programming. She also experiences working within Boston Public Schools at English High School and at Urban Science Academy. Ashley earned her master’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Boston and her bachelor’s degree at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Contact: amansfield@bfit.edu, 617-588-1354, Office: Union Building, 1st Floor.

Brett Wellman

Brett Wellman, Director of Student Life, joined the college in 2010 and manages all aspects of Residence Life. The Director oversees and coordinates the Student Conduct system and serves as the primary conduct officer at the college. Brett has a Master of Science degree in Literacy Education and a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education/ English both from the State University of New York College at Oneonta. He has worked as a Residence Hall Director and Assistant Director of Residence Life in New York and the Boston area, and returned back to Boston after working as a Student Conduct Coordinator in Dallas, TX. Contact: 617-588-1336, bwellman@bfit.edu Office: Union Building, 1st Floor.

Sally Heckel

Sally Heckel, Assistant Director of Student Success, served on the faculty of Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology for 17 years, her last several as Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Academic Development. Recently, she coordinated the Boston PIC’s college support program for Success Boston. Sally holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the School for International Training and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire. She is a member of the New England Association for Higher Education and Disabilities. Contact: 617-588-1378, sheckel@bfit.edu, Office: Union Building, 1st Floor.

Chris EspinozaChris Espinoza, Campus Activities Coordinator & Resident Director, joined BFIT in August 2014. In this role, Chris is the professional staff member who lives in residence with our students at 19 Stuart St. Chris has worked with student programming and residence life at the Latino Cultural Center in the Office of Multicultural Programs at MIT, in the Office of Residence Life at Boston College (BC), and at Bridgewater State University. He earned a master’s degree from BC and a bachelor’s degree from Bridgewater State University. Contact: cespinoza@bfit.edu617-588-1374, Office: Union Building, Ben’s Den.
Lakeisha Gerald

Lakeisha "Keish" Gerald, Student Success Coach, joined BFIT in September, 2014. Keish partners with advisors to support students in the Computer Technology, Health Information Technology, Opticianry, Ophthalmic Assisting, and Technology Business & Management programs. Keish has experience working with students through her time at Tech Boston Academy, the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute, and The Food Project. Keish earned her master’s degree at Simmons and her bachelor’s degree from Lasell College. Contact: Email: lgerald@bfit.edu, Phone: 617-588-1352, Office: Union Building, 1st Floor.

Matt Groppo

Matt Groppo, Head Soccer Coach & Athletic Recruiter, joined the college in October 2014 and serves as the Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer program. Coach Groppo will lead the Chargers’ return to NJCAA Region XXI action in fall 2015. Coach Groppo has served as head coach of the Marian High School soccer program for the past 10 years and as a Soccer Academy Staff Coach for the New England Revolution. Matt has also worked with the athletic programs at Massachusetts Bay Community College and Austin Preparatory High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Springfield College. Contact: mgroppo@bfit.edu Phone: 617-514-7505.