Our Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Emma O'Loughlin

Director of Extended Year Services

Emma O'LoughlinI have worked at BB&N summer camp for 6 years now and have enjoyed every minute of it. I started as the Nature Activities Counselor, developed programming for the Classic Camp, managed the Extended Day Program, and currently Co-Director. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Duquesne University and I am currently in a Masters program for Moderate Disabilities PreK-8 at Cambridge College. I have a passion for teaching and truly enjoy exploring new ways to engage all kids. I continue to be impressed with our summer camp staff, who work hard everyday to make camp the best place on earth! BB&N summer camp has provided me with a “home away from home” feel and we hope you feel the same!

Janine Cozier

Director of Extended Year Services

Janine CozierI am honored to be on staff at BB&N’s Lower School, as the Lead Teacher in the After School Program and Co-Director of the Summer Program. I enjoy working in every aspect with each of the teams here at BB&N – faculty, parents, staff, and children all play a vital role in our success of our programs. I am blessed with four children, all of which who have been both Campers and Counselors, BB&N has always been an extension of their lives – their experience and time at summer camp drew me to the program wanting to be a part of BB&N’s mission to provide the best in class summer camp for our community. I relish in watching our Campers and valued Counselors reach their fullest potential each and every day. BB&N Summer Camp is my favorite adventure, and know as with my children, your kids will enjoy their adventure with us this summer – let the good times roll!


Courtney Gleason: Head Nurse

Head Summer Camp Nurse

My name is Courtney Gleason, and I am so excited to be joining BB&N summer as the head summer camp nurse! I will be graduating from Boston College with my masters as a pediatric nurse practitioner in May 2020.  I am a yoga instructor, and in the process of getting certified as a children’s yoga teacher as well!  I am a big runner and am running my 8th marathon this spring in Burlington,Vermont, where I’m originally from.  I am very passionate about mindfulness, wellness, and caring for the whole child and family. I am looking forward to working together to ensure safety, promote wellness, and create a home for all our campers.  Here’s to a great summer together!

Cristina DeFabritiis

Office Manager

Christina DeFabritisMy name is Cristina DeFabritiis and this will be my 15th summer working at BB&N. I began my time here as a CIT, then Junior Counselor, Head Counselor, and now hold the position of Summer Camp Office Manager. During the school year, I teach 1st grade for the Watertown Public Schools. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, working out, traveling, and finding new “diners, drive-ins, and dives” to add to my list! I am looking forward to another summer of summer camp memories with campers, counselors, and parents. While my primary job is making sure the camp office runs smoothly, I also love interacting with campers on a daily basis and helping parents feel at ease about our program. Let’s get ready for a fantastic Summer 2020!

Ryan McCarthy

Junior, Senior, and Teen Camp Manager

Ryan McCarthyBB&N Summer Camp has been a part of my life for more than 20 years. During this time the camp has been a place for children and young adults to gather together for a memorable experience full of learning and adventure. Our staff has had a long tradition of inclusive practices which seek to highlight the strengths found in each of our campers and build self-esteem. In my view, camp plays an essential role in the overall development of a child. If we can create an atmosphere at BB&N that encourages participation and healthy risk-taking, our campers will go home each day filled with feelings of accomplishment and fellowship. Promoting an environment at camp that will foster this type of positive growth for our next generation of leaders is crucial. I am very excited to help carry on the tradition of excellence that has been established by others and look forward to establishing new traditions as we look to the future.

Abbie DeMagistris

LIT, Mentor, Activities, and Kiddie Camp Manager

Abbie DeMagistrisMy name is Abbie DeMagistris. I am a 3rd grade teacher and former first grade teacher for Melrose Public Schools. This is my 4th year at BB&N summer camp and I am very excited to be back for another year of fun! My favorite thing about BB&N is that while it has many activities that makes it unique like archery and nature, we value the importance and love of classic camp activities like arts and crafts, beading, and sports! When I am not working I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my puppies, Finley and Hazel. I’m looking forward to another great summer and I hope you are, too!

Program Leaders

Antoinette Cozier

Program Lead: Aquatics and Transportation

Antoinette CozierI am a graduate of BB&N and join a long standing Cozier presence at Summer Camp. I am a recent graduate of Davidson College with a degree in Biology. I have traveled to Turks and Caicos swimming with the turtles and getting up close and personal with conchs and sharks. I love reading and animals, including my two dogs, two cats, and three turtles. I look forward to working with the aquatics and transportation programs this summer!

Rachel Pugh

Program Lead: Speciality, Sports, and Academic Camps

Rachel PughMy name is Rachel Pugh and this is my tenth summer at BB&N and I have enjoyed every summer that I have spent here! Everyday promises a new and exciting challenge for me and the campers under my supervision. I began my work at camp working with young children as part of Kiddie Camp. Over the years, I have progressed through many roles, have been in many groups, and have worked with almost every age group at BB&N Summer Camp! I have an undergraduate degree in communications, a Masters degree in Education and currently work full time at a private high school in Newton. In addition to teaching I am also active with BB&N upper school athletes as I also coach girls and boys cross country and track and field here at BB&N. In my spare time you can catch me running the river or beach with my German Shepherd Archie! I am looking forward to another fun summer at BB&N!

Amel Younis

Program Lead: Lifeguards

Amel YounisHello BB&N summer camp! My name is Amel Younis and I am incredibly excited to be a lifeguard and swim instructor for BB&N this summer. I have my bachelors in special education and elementary education that I received at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania. After getting experience in teaching for a couple of years in Leicester and Worcester, I moved to Cambridge to pursue my teaching and rowing goals at the same time. I am the captain of the high performance group at Riverside Boat Club which is right down the street from our camp. BB&N gives me the opportunity to work with all skill levels of swimmers, which helps me grow as a teacher. This summer, my goals are to be the best rower and lifeguard I can be. I know that BB&N will help me pursue my goals. I’m looking forward to meeting my campers and their parents this upcoming summer.

Julie Manning

Program Lead: Community Growth and Development

My name is Julie Manning and this is my first summer working at BB&N. I am so excited to be a part of camp and can’t wait to get to know all of the campers! I am currently a high school math and science teacher at Dearborn Academy in Newton. My favorite thing about teaching is getting the opportunity to form positive relationships with students to help them see their full potential, which is something I am most looking forward to doing at BB&N. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with family, skiing, trying new restaurants, and taking barre classes. I’m looking forward to an awesome summer with all of you!