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Yolanda Dennis
Executive Director
Office of Institutional Diversity
Massasoit Community College
508-588-9100, Ext. 1304

Susan Haidul
Staff Assistant
Office of Institutional Diversity
508-588-9100, Ext. 1309

Office of Institutional Diversity

National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI)


The National Coalition Building Institute is an international leadership training organization. NCBI trains leaders from all sectors of society to effectively  address prejudice and discrimination within their institutions and are dedicated to welcoming diversity and strengthening connections among people. NCBI workshops are interactive and staff members of the Massasoit community are trained facilitators to present diversity and conflict resolution workshops.

What Can I Expect in an NCBI Session?
The workshops are interactive, experiential, high energy and can be tailored to your particular class schedule. Participants are both teachers and learners.

In our workshops, we:
• Celebrate differences and similarities
• Identify misinformation about other groups
• Learn ways to challenge hurtful comments and actions
• Learn to become allies to groups to which we do not belong

How do I request a session?
You select the class date and time for the session to take place. Once your request is submitted, a team member will contact you to discuss the guidelines for the session. The team member will also answer any questions you may have.

Note: We ask that you submit your requests with a minimum notice of two weeks so that we are better able to accommodate the time/day you desire and tailor the workshop to your particular students.”

Fill out Request Form  |  NCBI Workshop Evaluation Form (PDF)

NCBI Team Members

The National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI) is an international organization dedicated to welcoming diversity and building connections among people. Massasoit Community College is a campus affiliate and has a team of staff and faculty who are supporting our NCBI initiative on campus. Some of our members are available to conduct workshops for classes and staff training. Workshops and sessions can be tailored to meet various needs.

The Massasoit Community College NCBI campus team would like to invite you to join us in our efforts to enhance the college mission to "respect the rights and affirm the dignity of all people….to construct a safe and trustful environment where together we can engage in open dialogue.”

If you have an interest in joining the Massasoit Community College NCBI Team or to request a workshop for your group, please contact Yolanda Dennis, Executive Director of Institutional Diversity at 508.588.9100,  ext. 1304  or Sue Haidul at 508.588.9100  x1309,

Massasoit Community College  NCBI Team Members
Name Title
Christine Alves Director, Gateway to College
Yolanda Dennis Executive Director, Office of Institutional Diversity
Evan Desatnick Coordinator, Transfer/Articulation
Christina Dunn Administrative Assistant, Academic Resource Center
Joe Harris Coordinator, Latch
Amanda Huggon-Mauretti Coordinator, Special Programs
Lisa Lowery Vice President, Human Resources
Alvin Riley Director, Plan Program
Kerryn Snyder Coordinator, ARC Math Services & Adjunct Faculty, Math
Joia Souza Coordinator, Admissions
Deanna Yameen Dean, Humanities
Sawsan Zahara Professor, Modern Languages & Coordinator, ESL
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