Our Staff

Rebecca Boxx

Director
Rebecca Boxx is director of Providence’s Children & Youth Cabinet. She is an educator with over ten years of experience, including classroom teaching, community-based adult education, nonprofit management, and district leadership. Prior to her career in education, Rebecca worked in marketing and design. She is bilingual in Spanish and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Rhode Island.

Matthew Billings

Project Manager
Matthew Billings joined the CYC as project manager in 2014. Since 2008, Matt had been the program director at Inspiring Minds (IM), a Providence-based nonprofit organization that recruits, screens, trains, and manages volunteers to serve as no-cost mentors and tutors for Providence Public School students of all grade levels and in all subject areas. Prior to IM, Matt served as program director at Rhode Islanders Sponsoring Education (RISE), one of the first programs in the US – and the only one in the Ocean State – to focus on supporting the needs of children with an incarcerated parent. The Providence College grad also spent two years as program director for City Year Rhode Island, and respective one-year stints at AmeriCorps Habitat for Humanity in Durham, North Carolina, and AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps in Washington, D.C. Matt has been a very active member of the CYC since 2012, serving on five committees and representing the organization at the Center for Creative Leadership/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship Project, a leadership capacity building program focused on "boundary-spanning leadership": the capability to create direction, alignment, and commitment across sectors to achieve a higher vision or goal.

Teresa Guaba

Project Coordinator
Teresa’s primary focus is to coordinate projects between the Providence Children and Youth Cabinet (CYC) and Evidence2Success and to act as a catalyst for progress towards structuring and implementing CYC. Her responsibilities also include executing internal administrative tasks pertaining to CYC and coordinating organizational meetings and events. Prior to joining the CYC, she worked as a marketing coordinator for a robotics and automation company, including coordination of events and trade shows, web and graphic design work, and media planning. Previously, she worked as a marketing professional at Johnson & Wales University for the Providence New Student Orientation Program and the North Miami Campus Communications Department. She holds a BS in marketing from Johnson & Wales University.