Our Team

Kevin Cummings, Executive Director

Kevin has been involved with the Massachusetts Amateur Sports Foundation and the Bay State Games since 1984. Kevin started with the organization as a Sport Coordinator and was promoted to Executive Director in 1999.

Kevin served as the President of the National Congress of State Games from 2005 – 2007. He has served on the National Congress of State Games Board of Directors for over 12 years and is currently chair of the State Games of America Committee which is responsible for the evaluation and selection of locations for the biannual State Games National Championship. He is also the representative for the National Congress of State Games at the United States Olympic Committee's Multi-Sport Organizational Council.

Kevin is a 1983 graduate of Boston College where he served as the manager of the Men’s Basketball team. Kevin has served as a member of the Boston Marathon Organizing Committee as Coordinator of Volunteer Finish Security since 1997.  He is a member of the Falmouth Road Race Organizing Committee and also works as a consultant for Dave McGillivary Sports Enterprises assisting with the operation of many mass participatory events including the Beach to Beacon Road Race, the Jimmy Fund Walk and the Feaster Five Road Race. Kevin has worked two Olympic Games including the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta and the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Kevin has also served as a statistician for the Boston College football and basketball teams, as well as the New England Patriots, since the mid 1980's.

Kevin resides in Medford with his wife Jeanne. He has a son Matthew who is a recent graduate of Springfield College and his daughter Erin is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Nebraska.

Erika Sheinhait, Communications Coordinator

 Erika returns to Bay State Games as the Communications   Coordinator after spending two summers as a public relations and   operations intern. She completed her degree in sport management   in December 2017 from Western New England University and is   currently pursuing her MBA at WNE. While at WNE, she worked in  the Office of Athletic Communications where she helped produce   content for the athletics website and social media pages and served   as a statistician at home athletic events. She was also a four-year   member and two-time captain of the varsity women’s swimming   team at WNE. In the summer of 2016, Erika studied abroad at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. There, she had the opportunity to attend several Olympic events and study The Olympic Partner (TOP) sponsorship program. Erika also currently serves as an age group coach on a local club swim team.

Alanis Tirabassi, Sports Coordinator

 Alanis returns to Bay State Games after serving as an Operations   Intern for the 2018 Winter and Summer Games. She is a graduate   of Salem State University, where she received her Bachelor’s in   Sport Management with a minor in Marketing. Alanis also spends   time working for Kraft Sports and Entertainment and has   volunteered for the Boston Marathon in recent years. One of her   career highlights is working at the 2017 USGA Men’s Senior Open.   A fun fact about Alanis is that she has been skydiving.

 


 


Kristen Niland, Operations/Communications Intern

 Kristen is currently a graduate assistant for Student-Athlete   Services at Central Michigan as she works towards her masters in   Sport Administration. Kristen played softball at the University of   Maine where she earned a business degree in 2018 and won the   2016 America East Conference championship with the softball   team. She was named team captain for the 2017-2018 season and   recognized as an America East Conference Scholar Athlete in 2017   and 2018. For the past two summers she has worked with the   Worcester Bravehearts as an operations intern where she had the   opportunity to work with USA and Japanese baseball teams. In her   free time she loves cheering on the Boston sports teams and being   at the beach.


Mitch Breslau, Operations Intern

 Mitch is a rising senior at University of  Massachusetts Amherst studying sport management. While attending school, he volunteers for the Men’s Hockey Team as an operations intern. He is also a   broadcaster for WMUA Sports, the student-run radio station, 
calling games for many sports teams. One cause that Mitch is very passionate about is the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, which he has been involved with for the past nine years.

 

 


Ben Harris, Operations Intern

Ben is a rising Sports Management senior at UMass Amherst. Ben grew up near Baltimore, Maryland and is a lifelong fan of the Ravens, Orioles, and the Terps. Before college, Ben played football, basketball, and baseball. At UMass, Ben works as a manager for the men's basketball team and a video intern for the football team. He loves to spend time outdoors and is looking forward to his summer internship at Bay State Games.

 

 


 

Matt Allaire, Operations Intern

Matt is rising senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Marketing and Business Information Systems. He is currently working as an Athletics Equipment Intern for the University of Pittsburgh basketball teams to complement his classroom studies. He is also an executive board member for the Sports Business Association on campus. Growing up playing football, basketball, and baseball, sports have always been an essential part of his life. Matt is a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan, and has cheered for the Chiefs throughout his life. Having worked as a camp counselor and youth basketball coach, Matt enjoys sharing his passion for sports to the younger generation.



Paige LeFrancois, Operations/Communications Intern

Paige is a rising junior at UMass Amherst, pursuing a degree in Sport Management and Marketing with a minor in Psychology. Last summer, she worked with the Worcester Bravehearts as a Merchandise Intern. At school, she volunteers as a student manager for the Women’s Field Hockey Team and plays for the club team where she’s traveled to Virginia Beach to play in the National Tournament. She also volunteers for the UMass Athletic Department as a Marketing Intern where she helps with marketing and game day operations. Despite being a Sox fan, during football season she’ll be rooting for the Saints.

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