Jeff Napolitano

Executive Director

Jeff is the Executive Director of The Resistance Center for Peace and Justice, as well as an ex-oficio member of the Board of Directors. He was previously the Program Coordinator for the Western Massachusetts program of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), and has over a decade of experience in political organizing and training. He is a graduate of UMass Amherst and lives in Northampton with his two children.

Tara Jean Bernier

Office Manager

Tara Jean Bernier is the office manager at The Resistance Center. Since 2005, she has worked in both secondary and elementary education. She has also been a host and organizer of Northampton’s only weekly poetry open mic since January 2013. Mama of a Kai and a Keegan, she’s not above using their antics as subjects for her poetry, which incidentally led to her inclusion in the anthology The Good Mother Myth, released by Seal Press in January 2014.

Miranda Groux

Program Coordinator: Military Recruitment Report

Miranda is the Program Coordinator for the Military Recruitment Report at the Resistance Center for Peace and Justice. She graduated from Saint Anselm College in 2017 with a degree in Peace and Justice Studies. During the 2016 Election, Miranda worked to empower students across New Hampshire to become politically engaged in climate justice issues. Last year, she worked alongside veterans experiencing homelessness and poverty in Phoenix, AZ. Miranda is an advocate for intersectional justice, local power, flowers, and cats.

Cordelia Bellinson


Cordelia is a junior-year Linguistics major at Smith College. She has interned with TRC since September of 2018. Her personal interests include baking, glasswork, rock climbing, and fencing. She also designed this website, so she gets a duck emoji in her bio. 🦆

Elise Ghitman


Elise is an intern at the Resistance Center and a student at Smith College majoring in Comparative Literature. She likes beaches.

Grace Rountree


Grace is an undergraduate student at Smith College studying U.S. and Latin American History, Spanish, and Studio Art. As an intern at the Resistance Center, she works on Migration Advocacy and also works with TRC's partner, the ACLU Massachusetts Immigrant Protection Project. She's interested in prison abolition, printmaking, and anything with coconut in it.