One Hen Team

Dwayne Simmons
One Hen Director

Dwayne is an internationally accomplished hip-hop artist and joined ASB in 2006 as the Elementary School Education Coordinator. As the organization expanded to serve students in middle school, Dwayne’s role shifted to Education Director for elementary and middle school programs. He developed and refined a middle school curriculum that became the national standard for middle school programs across the America SCORES network, which includes 14 affiliates in the US & Canada. Dwayne most recently served as the Program Director and has experienced the growth of America SCORES Boston from a program that served only elementary school students to an organization that delivers programs to students from elementary through high school. As the One Hen Director, Dwayne is looking forward to sharing his own experience as a civic-minded entrepreneur with youth in Boston, across the SCORES network and around the world.

Dwayne can be reached at dsimmons@americascoresboston.org

Ive Mendoza
Senior Academic Program Manager

Ive manages over 40 writing coaches and is responsible for overseeing all elementary and middle school academic programming, implementation, and curriculum development. She's played an integral part in developing our middle school "Tickets to Play" and supplemental elementary curricula. Ive has a Bachelor's degree in History from Boston University. She is a Massachusetts certified teacher in History for grade levels 5-12. Ive has previous experience teaching middle school and high school Social Studies in American History and European History. She is a huge soccer fan and former player. Her favorite team is Manchester United.

Ive can be reached at imendoza@americascoresboston.org.

Sree Balamurugesh
Chief Technology Advisor

Sree Balamurugesh advises on technology related management and website development. She is a seasoned technology consultant with over 15 years of proven experience in internet technology, with expertise in information technology management for nonprofit organizations. Sree supports One Hen in defining and governing the design and implementation of its information technology scalability, extensibility, accessibility, privacy and security. She also has expertise in digital transformation initiatives with technologies spanning from Customer Experience Management and Customer Relation Management Platforms, Customized Content Management Systems, eCommerce Portals, Intranets/Extranets, Public Websites, Mobile Applications, Multi Channel Marketing and E-commerce Platforms.

Sree can be reached at sbala@americascoresboston.org.

Alicia Wun
AmeriCorps VISTA and Assessment Coordinator

Alicia joins SCORES as an AmeriCorps VISTA, working on the improvement and implementation of assessment tools to measure the academic, social-emotional, and health impact of SCORES programming on participant youth. Alicia is a member of the Boston Cares AmeriCorps VISTA program. Alicia graduated from Georgetown University, with a major in Theology and a minor in Biology. She worked extensively with court-involved youth for four years at a mentoring and tutoring program in Washington, DC where she fostered a passion for youth empowerment. She also worked at the Lombardi Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities, researching health disparity in DC. A longtime soccer player herself, Alicia has experienced first hand the Social-Emotional benefits of youth sports participation.

Alicia can be reached at awun@americascoresboston.org