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Beth Connell, Executive Director

Beth took on the role as Executive Director in early 2010 and is responsible for D.E.E.P.’s program delivery, financial management, fundraising and public relations. She is a Dorchester resident, born and raised and is happy to work in the community that she loves so much. Formerly the Director of Alumnae Relations and Communication at Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton, MA and Special Events Manager at The Genesis Fund in Waltham, MA, Beth is seasoned in fundraising and cultivating relationships. A 2003 graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Beth earned a B.A. in Communications and Women Studies. Contact Beth at

Ashley Thornton Sanden, Program Coordinator

Since November 2015, Ashley has served as Project D.E.E.P’s Program Coordinator.  In this capacity, she is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of all of D.E.E.P.’s programs. As a former D.E.E.P. tutor, not to mention a Dorchester purebred, she’s excited to be back in the non-profit world and work with the kids and families of her hometown. Ashley graduated from Boston College in 2003 with a degree in Corporate Systems and was previously Product Manager at BeyondROI and Assistant Head Coach of Girls’ Junior Varsity Lacrosse at Thayer Academy. You can email her at