Richard Weisbach graduated from Brandeis University in 2013 and went on to receive an Masters in Education from Boston University in 2015. While at Brandeis, Richard was both captain and president of the Brandeis debate team. Richard began mentoring for Debate Mate USA during it's first year as a pilot program. During his three years mentoring Richard mentored at both the Washington Irving Middle School and the Patrick Lyndon Pilot School which won the 2012 Debate Mate Cup under his mentorship. Before joining Debate Mate Richard was a Teach for America Corps member teaching math in both Fall River Massachusetts and Boston. Richard also currently is a trustee of the American Parliamentary Debate Association.
Assistant Program Director
Kevin Healey is sophomore at Brandeis University majoring in Economics. He is an active member of the Brandeis debate team as PR director and is a Novice Mentor of the American Parliamentary Debate Association. In addition to his work with Debate Mate USA, Kevin has volunteered with Connecticut Debate Association, which he competed on from 2010-2014. This will be Kevin's first year mentoring for Debate Mate.
Assistant Program Director
Teresa Morin is a junior at Boston University majoring in International Relations and Political Science. Teresa is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she competed nationally in speech and debate for six years. Currently, she is an active member of BU’s Model United Nations team and competes on the collegiate circuit. During her time with Debate Mate, she has mentored at Thomas Edison K-8 School in Brighton and Rumney Marsh Academy in Revere. Along with her work for Debate Mate, Teresa has spent time working with manufacturing policy and government consulting in Washington, D.C.
Director of Development
Veronica Saltzman grew up in Oak Park, a suburb just west of Chicago. She is currently a senior at Brandeis University with a major in history and minors in philosophy and African and Afro-American studies. During her time at Brandeis, she has been an active member of the Brandeis Academic Debate and Speech Society serving as team captain for the past two years. During her two years mentoring for Debate Mate Veronica mentored at the Sarah Greenwood K-8 School and Clarence Edwards Middle school as well as planning the 2014 Debate Mate Cup. Veronica’s hobbies include running marathons, reading history books, and playing with her cat.
Special Projects Coordinator
Ben Muschol is a Sophomore studying Computer Science at Northeastern University. He is currently Vice President of Administration for the Northeastern University Debate Society and frequently competes with the Northeastern Debate team. At Debate Mate, Ben develops and maintains web-based applications to help improve the efficiency and capabilities of the organization. Outside of his work for Debate Mate, Ben has worked with various organizations that teach computer skills to children in Boston and Tampa.