Meet the NEW NECAT Team Members

We welcome four new talented individuals to the NECAT staff!

From left to right:

Chris Faison, Chef Instructor of NECAT’s Re-Entry program. Chris is a New Jersey native who graduated from Johnson & Wales University and currently resides in Dorchester. 

James Swasey, Chef Instructor/Catering Manager. Jim has extensive experience as a culinary arts instructor at both high school and professional culinary school levels, as well as experience as a Sous Chef and Pastry Cook. He also supervised buffet and banquet production for a 700-member private club.

Tiara Andress, Chef Instructor. Tiara relocated from South Carolina to Boston. She is experienced as a Chef de Partie, instructor and academic program director for a technical college.

Brianna Hughes, Life Coach/SEL Facilitator. Bri was a Re-entry Services specialist at a state prison, a family services residential counselor, and is experienced in individual and group counseling.

Bittersweet: we said goodbye to three popular NECAT team members this Spring: Chef Instructors Bob Krajewski and Paige Bloskey; and Life Coach/Case Manager Deryck Reid. All have accepted exciting new job opportunities, and though we’re sad they’ve moved on, we’re very happy that all are moving forward in their careers.