The Community House enhances the quality of life of everyone who lives, works and plays on the North Shore.


The Community House is dedicated to enrichment through arts and events that promote togetherness and strengthen the community.

Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

TCH fosters an environment where all people feel welcome. We seek ways to learn, grow and meet the challenges of today through a shared commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) which includes accountability, development, and acceptance. #TCHforall

Our Team

Melissa A. Elmer
Executive Director
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Martha Brennan
Director of Finance and Operations
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Claudia Filos
Director of Community Engagement
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Tracey Sacco
The Kids Community @ 284 Director
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Katie Clarke
Artistic Director
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Gail Lull
Event Manager
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Ann Cochrane
Development Associate
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Kristalyn Burns
The Kids Community @ 284 Staff

Autumn Wetson
The Kids Community @ 284 Staff

Holly Losano
The Kids Community @ 284 Staff

Sophie Bendoris
The Kids Community @ 284 Staff

Felicity Price
The Kids Community @ 284 Staff

Gabby Wheeler
The Kids Community @ 284 Staff

Bobby Kerrigan
Property Manager

Matt Stedman

Teen Workforce

Louise Bassom, Sophie Bendoris, Maggie Firicano, Ronni Flannagan, Ariel Greenberg, Eve Gurjal, Katie Kuhl, Taylor Massimi, Jack Stewart, Abby Sturim, and Chloe Ting

Board of Directors

President: Christina Comparato, Hamilton
Vice President: John Collins, Hamilton
Treasurer: James D. Mark, Wenham
Secretary: Abby Pardee Albrecht, Hamilton

Kenneth R. Brand, Hamilton
Barbara Cole, Hamilton
Jen Daniels, Hamilton
Stephen Decatur, Jr., Hamilton
Evan Gross, Danvers
Jonathan D.H. “Bo” Lamb, Hamilton
E. Randall Smolik, Wenham
Sona Revette, Hamilton
Thad Steward, Hamilton
Elizabeth B. Tangney, Wenham
Amy Wallick, Wenham
EJ Weldon, Hamilton
Jen Whitman, Wenham
Ken Wilson, Hamilton

Board President
Christina Comparato