Joanly Ayala

Joanly Ayala

Leader in Training Program Coordinator – 10th grade

Joanly Ayala is the coordinator for the Leader in Training Program 10th grade cohort.

Previously, Joanly held a position as a fifth grade teacher. She is excited to continue her passion for mentoring, with a focus on empowering young girls. In her free time, Joanly enjoys walking her dog, Reese, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family. A fun fact about Joanly is that she is currently a titleholder in the Miss America Organization.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Bridgewater State University and is working towards her masters.

Imani Pressley

Imani Pressley

Clinical Social Worker

Imani Pressley is a clinical social worker who has worked in various youth and family serving systems. Prior to coming to Camp Harbor View, Imani worked as a Boston Public School social worker where she led Social Emotional Learning (SEL) initiatives through individual and group counseling, case management services, and after school programming.

Imani’s practice is rooted in the Afrocentric Perspective; she aims to provide healing spaces to youth of color by affirming and integrating cultural experiences into therapeutic settings. Imani believes it is important to utilize racial equity frameworks when working in youth development organizations that serve children of color. She is very passionate about addressing systemic inequities and aims to do so by inspiring the next generation of leaders and providing them with the tools to succeed.

Imani obtained a Bachelor of Social Work from Clark Atlanta University and a Master of Social Work from Boston College. She is a Boston native, by way of the Dorchester neighborhood, and an alumna of Boston Latin Academy.

Krystal Pegram

Krystal Pegram

Leader in Training Program Coordinator – 12th grade

Krystal Pegram is the coordinator for the Leader in Training Program 12th grade cohort.

Krystal has extensive experience as a mentor of high school and college students, helping them to navigate the financial, social, emotional, and cultural aspects of matriculation. She is a passionate, creative, and innovative person who strives to guide youth and young adults to reach their fullest potential and set their sights on things they have never imagined possible!

She is an artist, entrepreneur, and program developer from the warm foothills of North Carolina. She holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and the Berklee College of Music and founded Well Done ProduKtions, an arts and entertainment consultation and development company.

Evie Lueders-Booth

Evie Lueders-Booth

Clinical Social Worker

Evie Lueders-Booth is soon to be a Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW) and comes to Camp Harbor View with experience providing clinical support and youth enrichment in schools and community-based organizations in the Greater Boston Area. As a member of the Clinician Team at CHV, Evie supports the wellness, empowerment, and community growth of young people in the Leader in Training (LIT) Program.

Evie’s background is in youth development and out-of-school time programming. She is dedicated to successfully creating trusting connections with young people, focused on social justice, mindfulness, socio-emotional skills, and youth empowerment. She is passionate about nurturing community-centered relationship building and repair in an effort to create brave spaces and strong peer connections. As a long-time youth worker, she has dedicated her career to collaborating with young people to tap into their unique strengths and interests to foster self-expression and advocacy.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in human services from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master of Social Work from Simmons College.

Kailla Rowell, LICSW

Kailla Rowell, LICSW

Clinical Director

Kailla Rowell is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) who has experience providing clinical support for children and families and leading youth-empowered initiatives. Passionate about making therapy fun and creating spaces for youth to become their best selves, Kailla leads Camp Harbor View’s clinical program.

As a licensed social worker, Kailla has dedicated her career to advocating for children and families and providing brave spaces for children of color. She uses art and music therapy to create healing through artistic expression and is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Kailla’s passion for supporting youth and giving them the tools to be the next future leaders started in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of McDaniel College and Boston University.

Sharon McNally

Sharon McNally

President, Camp Harbor View

Sharon McNally is the President of Camp Harbor View. She is also the Chief of Staff in the Connors Family Office, where she supports the philanthropic, political, and business activities of Jack Connors, Jr., founder and former CEO of Hill Holliday.

Sharon is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare where she has been a member since 2016.

In addition, she is a past Chair of the Board and current Chair of the President’s Council of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston; a member of the Board of Directors of Camp Harbor View; a member of the Board of Directors of Community Servings and of the Clergy Health and Retirement Fund of the Archdiocese of Boston, and a member of the RIZE Chairman’s Council.

Sharon earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government at Colby College. A lifelong Boston-area resident, she and her husband live in Boston and have three grown children and nine grandchildren.

Sharon McNally

Josh Waxman

Josh Waxman

Deputy Director

Josh Waxman joined Camp Harbor View’s leadership team in 2018 as Deputy Director. In this role, Josh manages and leads the daily operations of the program team, which includes three departments: social work, leadership for grades 9-12, and operations. Camp Harbor View’s program team supports approximately 1,000 youth and families annually. Additionally, Josh works closely with the President, Executive Director and development team on long-term strategic planning, volunteer engagement, and fundraising.

Josh brings over a decade of leadership experience that spans the non-profit and public sectors to Camp Harbor View. Previously, Josh served as the Executive Director of the Martin Richard Foundation. Prior to that, Josh served as Senior Director of Community Partnerships at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. Josh began his career in nonprofit management at City Year, where he completed a year of national service through AmeriCorps and was then hired into a management position on staff.

Josh is very active as a volunteer in the community. Josh serves as the board chair at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School, and as a board member at La. Vida, Inc. Josh is also a proud big brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Massachusetts Boston, and a certificate in non-profit management and leadership from the Institute for Non-Profit Practice at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.

Josh is a proud resident of Dorchester.