Rebecca Mooney holds a Master’s degree in Education from Lesley University and has worked in the field of prevention as a non-profit manager for over 25 years. She has served as the Executive Director of MAAV for the past 13 years. During her tenure, Rebecca has spearheaded and implemented a range of violence prevention programs in the schools and community, including bullying prevention, domestic and teen dating violence prevention, mentoring, peer mediation and peer leadership programs. She has overseen the growth of the organization from one part-time employee to a staff of four, participation in the Annual Walk from 100-400 participants, and a current initiative to expand MAAV trainings throughout the state. Prior to her work in Melrose, Rebecca served as a Guidance Counselor and Director of the Andover Peer Counseling Project for the Andover Public Schools, a nationally recognized dissemination project funded through the Department of Education.
Rebecca has served as a trainer, panelist and guest speaker on bullying prevention and teen dating violence for conferences sponsored by the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Child Advocacy Center of Boston, Riverside Counseling Center, and Boston Children’s Hospital, among others.
In 2004 Rebecca was honored with the Unsung Heroine Award by the Massachusetts Commission on Women for her contributions to the field of violence prevention. She lives in Melrose with her husband and has two young adult daughters.