KEY STAFF

Alice Boyd is the president of Bailey Boyd Associates, Inc. Founded in 1989, BBA has funded and implemented projects in excess of $140 million and has one of the strongest records for grant writing and administration in Massachusetts.

Previous to starting Bailey Boyd Associates, Alice was the first Executive Director of the Lower Cape Cod Community Development Corporation, and founder of The Resource Inc., where she served as President and Executive Director for nine years. Alice was also one of the founders of The Children's Place, a family resource center and childcare facility in Eastham, MA. Through her efforts, funding was secured to construct the facility and fund childcare vouchers for families in eight towns. Alice continues to fund programs that benefit all of these organizations. 

Most of Alice's work focuses on affordable housing and economic development, always with an emphasis on sustainability. Alice and her team have an exceptional record for securing and administering CDBG grants and completing larger infrastructure projects on time and on budget. 

In her free time, Alice has served on the Dennis Finance Committee, served as Chairman of the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School Committee, as Vice President of the Community Foundation of Cape Cod, Clerk of the Harwich Ecumenical Council for the Homeless and Co-President of the Sandisfield Arts Center. She was also an appointee to the Cape Cod Economic Development Council. Alice completed the Massachusetts Certified Public Procurement program and has served on numerous non-profit and foundation boards. Alice resides in West Harwich and in the Berkshires.

Cassie Boyd Marsh is a community development consultant with experience in program development, finance and technology. Cassie currently manages all CDBG funding for over a dozen Massachusetts municipalities and oversees housing rehab and childcare subsidy programs serving residents in eleven towns. She created one of the first cloud-based paperless grant management systems and implemented it regionally.

Before joining BBA Cassie worked in London for Keystone Accountability, a non-profit organization specializing in accountability and social change. Cassie managed Keystone's finances and provided program support for international business development and communications projects, reporting directly to the Executive Director. While Cassie was at Keystone, the organization worked with the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Hewlett Foundation and received a large grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

Previously Cassie was employed by U.S. News and World Report and provided consultant services to Bailey Boyd Associates. Cassie completed her Masters in International Management from King's College in London and her BA in Sociology and Women's Studies from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Cassie manages BBA's Boston area office.

Carol Bergen manages the CDBG childcare subsidy program in 11 Cape and Island towns.  Carol is involved closely with childcare providers and families, providing assistance on a regular basis.  Ms. Bergen has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Psychology making her well suited for the hands-on work she does with low to moderate-income families in crisis.  

Leedara Zola is Bailey Boyd Associate's Housing Specialist. She is chiefly responsible for BBA's planning projects, and works in close collaboration with Alice Boyd on implementation and funding in the housing arena.

Prior to joining Bailey Boyd Associates Leedara served as Executive Director of the Nantucket Housing Office, a private non-profit housing organization. At the Nantucket Housing Office Leedara focused on a variety of housing programs, including a rental program, a middle income homeownership program, a housing rehabilitation program, a house-recycling program and an advocacy arm. Leedara pioneered the Housing Office's innovative middle income home-ownership program, working with attorneys and legislators, securing needed laws and creating the program framework necessary. Leedara is also a certified HomeBuyer Education instructor.

Leedara comes to Bailey Boyd with a background in business and law (both a JD and an MBA), and brings this focus and precision to her housing projects. She grew up on Nantucket and has a first-hand understanding of the Commonwealth's most severe housing crisis. She currently splits her time between her Nantucket office and BBA's Harwich office.