Cutaia Elected to Board
November 15, 2010
Wheelock's Director of Athletics and Sports-Based Initiatives, Diana Cutaia, was appointed to the board of Boston Centers for Youth and Families for the 2010-2011 year. Since July 2002, Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) has served as the City's youth and human services headquarters, combining the services once provided by Boston Community Centers, the Boston 2:00-6:00 After School Initiative, the Mayor's Office of Community Partnerships, and the Recreation Division of the City's Parks & Recreation Department.
"Wheelock College is pleased to have such an outstanding member of our staff serve and represent both the city of Boston as well as Wheelock College. We are certain that Ms. Cutaia will continue to make profound contributions to Wheelock Athletics and to the local communities of the city," said Jackie Jenkins-Scott, president of Wheelock College.
The mission of Boston Centers for Youth & Families is to enhance the quality of life for Boston residents by combining with community center councils, agencies and businesses to encourage children, individuals, youth, and families through an arrangement of comprehensive programs and services that best fit the neighborhood needs.
Cutaia has been the Director of Athletics since 2005. During her tenure, the department had grown, and student-athlete participation has increased by 200 percent. She has expanded the number of varsity programs from five to eleven in just a few years and added men's sports to Wheelock College for the first time in the school's history. In 2009, she also accepted another role as the Director of Sports-Based Initiatives to provide new institutional focus around sports-based initiatives. She also contributes on the local and state level by advocating for increased physical education and activity in schools.