Program Staff

Kayla Baier (She/Her/Hers)

Program Coordinator

Kayla is originally from Ocean City, MD. She was the Wellfleet Program Supervisor in Year 18 and returned to be the Program Specialist in Year 20. During her time away from the program, she attained her MA Realtor License and had the pleasure of bookkeeping for Champ Homes and SPAT. In her free time, Kayla enjoys gardening, playing with her dog (@dajoisegram), renovating her recently purchased home, traveling to off the cuff destinations, and listening to informative podcasts.

Kayla’s primary role is to oversee AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s day-to-day operations. This role assures program compliance with all established goals, objectives and standards; guides fiscal and member benefit management; coordinates program disaster response efforts; develops program systems to ensure effective delivery of service and member support and provides guidance, direction and overall supervision to the AmeriCorps Cape Cod staff team. This role serves as the primary contact with the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the AmeriCorps Cape Cod Advisory Board.

Meredith Ballinger (She/ Her/ Hers)

Program Specialist

Meredith hails from Cincinnati, OH. She graduated with a B.S in Public Health from Ohio State University. Meredith developed a passion for service in the mountains of Appalachia while working for an emergency home repair agency. Knowing she wanted to complete a year of service post-grad she turned to AmeriCorps Cape Cod. She was a year 18 member in Wellfleet where she served with the Town of Wellfleet at the Health and Conservation Department. After developing an affinity for the ocean, she continued her journey up the coast to Maine as an Island Institute fellow to improve health and wellness initiatives at the St. George school. Knowing she couldn’t stay away from the Cape for too long she returned to be the Year 20 Upper Cape Program Supervisor. Meredith enjoys eating and hiking her way through all the places she has been lucky enough to call home. In her free time, you can find Meredith beachcombing on the Outer Cape or checking out local small-town festivals and events.

Meredith’s primary role is to oversee AmeriCorps Cape Cod’s Individual Placements and Signature Events.  In this role Meredith communicates with service partners, members, alumni, and community members to provide updates about the AmeriCorps Cape Cod program. This role is also responsible for overseeing and executing program signature events.

Phoebe Plank (She/Her/Hers)

Outer Cape Program Supervisor

Phoebe is originally from North Ferrisburgh, VT. She graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2018 with a degree in Conservation Biology. Post-graduationPhoebe served as a member of AmeriCorps Cape Cod Year 20. As a member, Phoebe was placed with the Town of Dennis Department of Natural Resources and the Dennis Conservation Land Trust. She spent her service year planning and coordinating a town-wide litter clean-up event in Dennis, maintaining Town and Trust owned trails, and educating youth about the local Cape Cod environment.   

In her free time, Phoebe enjoys hiking, running, spending time with friends, watching movies, or reading a good book. Her goal for the year is to explore more trails and sample more restaurants across the Cape. 

Manages:
Wellfleet/Lehac House

Phoebe’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operation, management, and maintenance of the Wellfleet House, and oversee the team-based activities of her members including Group Projects, Saturday Service projects, and house dinners and meetings. All supervisors reside in the AmeriCorps residences and ensure member adherence to programmatic guidelines within the residence. They also provide support to member training and the program’s volunteer engagement activities.

Connor O’Brien (He/Him/His)

Upper Cape Program Supervisor

Manages:
Pocasset 
&
The Ranch Houses

Connor’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day-to-day operation, management, and maintenance of the Pocasset House and the Ranch House in Barnstable, and oversee the team-based activities of her members including Group Projects, Saturday Service projects, and house dinners and meetings. All supervisors reside in the AmeriCorps residences and ensure member adherence to programmatic guidelines within the residence. They also provide support to member training and the program’s volunteer engagement activities.