Management Team

Julie Kelly

Julie Kelly
Executive Director

Julie joined EUSA as Operations Director in 2008. Originally from the United States, she has over twenty years of experience working for study abroad programs in London, focusing on internship programs.


 

Nigel Martin

Nigel Martin
Finance Director

Nigel has been a Chartered Accountant for thirty years and has been EUSA's Finance Director since 2009. He grew up in Kent, gained his BA in Economics and Business Studies from Sheffield University, and then moved to London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Courtney Burke

Courtney Burke
Development Director

Courtney has been EUSA’s Development Director since 2016. She brings over 10 years of experience in international education, and has worked and lived in the UK and Ireland. Courtney received her BA from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts and her MA from UCC in Ireland.

Terence Coetzee

Terence Coetzee
Operations Director

A native Londoner with a keen interest in international travel and a background in student services, Terence joined EUSA as London Program Director before becoming Operations Director in 2011. He received his BSc from Middlesex University.

Samantha LaCroix

Samantha LaCroix


University Relations Director

Samantha joined joined EUSA in 2007 as a University Relations Manager before becoming the University Relations Director in 2008. Samantha recently completed her Masters of Science (Innovation) from Northeastern University.
 

Michael Thornhill

Michael Thornhill, D. Phil
Academic Director

Michael has been EUSA's Academic Director since the organisation's inception. He holds a BA in International History and Politics from Leeds University, an MA in International History from the London School of Economics, and a doctorate in Modern History from St Antony’s College, Oxford.

Rebecca Woolf

Rebecca Woolf
Information Director

Rebecca launched EUSA's Dublin office in 2002 and served as Dublin Director for nearly six years, before taking on the role of Information Director in 2008. Originally from the United States, she has lived in Ireland for over 20 years. Rebecca holds a B.A. in English from Smith College and M.Phil in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin.

 
 

London

Hattie Peterson

Hattie Paterson


London Director

In April 2015, after three years in Upstate New York, Hattie returned to London to join the EUSA team. Having been fortunate enough to study in three countries, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Vietnam, she has developed a real commitment to the benefits of a global education.

Emma Freeman

Emma Freeman
London Assistant Director

Emma joined the EUSA Placement Team in early 2015. She holds a BA in Journalism, Film and Media from Cardiff University. Emma's travels after graduation took her to Vancouver, Canada where she spent over two years gaining firsthand insight into the benefits of living and working abroad.

Sarah Cotterill

Sarah Cotterill


Acting London Assistant Director

Sarah joined EUSA in early 2016. She has several years experience in internship placement and holds a BA in Education and Media Studies from Victoria University. Originally from New Zealand, and having lived in Australia for many years, Sarah now calls London home.
 

Marin Daley

Marin Daley
London Placement Manager

Originally from London, Marin moved to South Florida when she was 13. She completed a degree in management at Florida Atlantic University and went on to complete an MBA in Global Management. On her return to London, Marin spent one year working in International Education before joining EUSA.
 

Kate Duffy

Kate Duffy


London Internship Relations Director

Kate has worked with EUSA since 2000, first as a member of the Placement Team, then as London Director, and now as London Internship Relations Director. Kate was born and raised in London and earned an honors degree in Psychology and Literature from Derby University.

Sorrel Fitzpatrick

Sorrel Fitzpatrick


London Placement Manager

Sorrel joined the EUSA placement team at the end of 2014.  She has experience working with international students as a student affairs coordinator, events liaison, and program coordinator. Sorrel holds a BA in English, Drama and Education from The University of Birmingham.

 

Hayden Gray

Hayden Gray
London Program Manager

Hayden joined the EUSA team in 2017. Originally from New Zealand, he completed a BA (Hons) in Criminology at Victoria University of Wellington, before undertaking an MA in International Criminology at The University of Sheffield. Hayden brings over 5 years of experience working in the university accommodation sector and educational project management.

Helen Green

Helen Green


London Office Manager

 

Helen joined the EUSA team in 2011 and quickly moved from Office Administrator to her current role. When Helen moved from Ireland to London, she originally planned to stay for six months, but she was won over and a decade later she is still here.
 

Vicky Ilieva

Vicky Ilieva


Financial Controller

 

Vicky is a graduate from Westminister University with a BSC(Hons) in Accounting and Business Management. She started her accounting career as part of the EUSA Finance team in 2013. Born and raised in Bulgaria, she moved with her family to London in 2004.
 

Natalie Morris

Natalie Morris


London Placement Manager

Natalie joined the EUSA London team as its Program Assistant before quickly moving to her current role. She has a BA in Creative Writing from her home country of New Zealand. After graduation, she moved to California for a year and has been working in international education ever since.

 

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Jadelyn Nguyen


London Placement Manager

 

 

Jadelyn joined the EUSA London team in 2017. Jadelyn’s professional background is in administration. Originally from Australia, she enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures.

 

Shelley O'Hare

Shelley O'Hare


London Placement Manager

Shelley joined the EUSA placement team in 2017. Originally from Scotland, Shelley lived and worked in Japan before moving to London. She brings 8 years experience of working with international students. Shelley holds a BA (Hons) in History from the University of Strathclyde.

Roya Zeinali

Roya Zeinali


London Placement Manager

Roya joined the EUSA London team in 2016. No stranger to travel, after completing her BA in History and Politics and Masters in Business Management (Marketing), Roya took a year off to travel and completed a ski season in France.
 

 

 
 

Dublin

Janice Gaffey

Janice Gaffey


Dublin Director

 

Janice joined EUSA in 2013 and has worked in higher education since 2002. She has lived in Dublin for over 20 years, apart from a spell working in Sri Lanka. She holds a BSc (Hons) and M.Phil in Communications (Journalism) from Dublin Institute of Technology.

Hazel Moloney

Hazel Moloney
Dublin Program Manager

EUSA lured Hazel back to Ireland from Paris in 2008 after her brief stint as a EUSA lecturer and administrator in 2005. Hazel has Masters degrees both in Politics and Classical Civilisation from University College Dublin.
 

Cabrini Clancy

Cabrini Clancy
Dublin Office Manager

 

Cabrini joined EUSA in 2009. Cabrini’s professional background is in recruitment rather than education, but like everyone else at EUSA, she is an inveterate traveler, having lived in San Francisco and traveled throughout Europe.
 

Vinija Kolumbic

Vinija Kolumbic
Information Assistant

Vinija joined EUSA in 2017 as a Program Management Assistant before moving into her current role. She holds a Masters of Arts in Political Science. A Croatian native, she moved to Dublin permanently in 2014.

 
 

Madrid

Almendra Staffa-Healey

Almendra Staffa-Healey
Madrid Director

Almendra, one of our longest-serving staff members, was born in Granada, Spain, to American parents. She holds a BA from NYU (summa cum laude) in Art History and an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles. She is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI®).

Nuria Velazquez

Nuria Velazquez
Madrid Placement Director

Nuria has been with EUSA from its inception in Madrid. She holds an advanced degree in Primary and Special Education from the Escuela Universitaria La Salle in Madrid. In addition to academic credentials in education, Nuria has a background in the private sector in publications and public relations.

 

Paris

Jon Hutchinson

Jon Hutchinson


Paris Director

Jon has worked in the field of study abroad in Paris for the last 20-plus years, a field he entered after studying Modern Languages and Society in the UK and France. Jon joined EUSA in January 2011, first as acting Director of the Paris program, then as European Development Manager, and now Paris Director.

Kim Baudry

Kimberly Baudry


Paris Placement Manager

Kimberly, who joined EUSA in 2011, has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a French emphasis and a minor in Business from Western Oregon University. She studied abroad in Angers in 2005 and in Lyon from 2007 through 2009.

 

 

Prague

Martina Meliskova

Martina Melíšková
Prague Director

Martina, Prague’s director since 2016, brings over 20 years of experience within the local and international corporate world in the fields of management training and development, executive recruitment, and event management. She spent six years working in the USA, UK, and Germany.

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Filip Ludvík
Prague Program Manager

Filip joined the EUSA Prague team in 2017. He holds a Masters of Arts in Southeast European studies. Before Filip moved to Prague, he worked and studied in France and Romania.

 

 

 

Boston

Marisa Vacchi

Marisa Vacchi
University Relations Associate Director

Marisa joined EUSA in 2009 with several years of experience in the field of international education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and Spanish from American University. Marisa discovered her calling for study abroad during her junior year in college when she spent a semester in Santiago, Chile.

Robert Teel

Robert Teel
University Relations Coordinator

Robert joined the EUSA Boston team as a UR Coordinator. Having interned with several college study abroad offices, he wants to make a career of global education. Though a native of Upstate New York, he has studied, worked, and lived on four continents and has a BA from Washington College in Maryland.

Tony Wilbur

Tony Wilbur
University Relations Manager

Tony joined the EUSA team as a University Relations Manager in 2011. While attaining his BA in English at the University of Southern Maine, Tony spent a semester in King Alfred's College in Winchester, England, and worked abroad in Dublin, Ireland. He holds an MA in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University.

Andie D'Agostino

Andie D'Agostino
University Relations Manager

Andie graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2015. As a student, she spent two semesters abroad in Rome, Italy, and Berlin, Germany, where she conducted research on public spaces. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in International Education at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.