WMCN Staff

Shawn Macannuco

Shawn Macannuco |
Office Manager
Shawn and her husband Dave moved to Winchester in 1999 and are raising their three sons here. They have enjoyed the sense of community in the schools they have been involved with – McCall, Winchester High School, Lynch, Muraco, and WCNS. Shawn is an active volunteer in town: she is currently co-president of Parent to Parent, is a member of the Youth Advisory Committee at the UU church, and is a new board member of WinCAM. Shawn is also involved in AFS, a foreign exchange program, for which she serves as secretary to the MassBay district and also as a liaison to students in the region. After volunteering for the Network for many years, Shawn has been our Office Manager extraordinaire since January, 2011.

Meighan Matthews

Meighan Matthews |
Community Engagement Coordinator
Meighan Matthews has supported the work of many non-profits, including coordinating development for a summer camp’s scholarship program, developing curriculum and training volunteer teachers for a conflict resolution program in Boston elementary schools, and working as a mediator for a non-profit connected with the DC Superior Court to resolve civil disputes. Meighan has a BA from Oberlin and a master’s in Urban & Environmental Policy from Tufts. Meighan has also been an organic farmer and run her own edible garden business. She and her family enjoy performing in musical ensembles.

Elena Varipatis Baker

Elena Varipatis Baker
Development & Communication Coordinator |
Elena moved to Winchester in June 2015. Since that time, she has volunteered at Ambrose School and the Winchester Farmers Market. Elena received Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of Michigan. She has worked with several non-profits where her responsibilities included analyzing a university-community partnership, developing behavioral health materials targeting underserved American Indian teens; managing workplans; fundraising; and overseeing submissions to funders and review boards. Elena is excited to be back in the non-profit arena, particularly an organization whose focal area is her own community.