Leonard Breton

Director of Social Justice and Community Impact  (He/Him/His)

Email: breton_leonard@wheatoncollege.edu
Phone: 508-286-3373
Office location: Cole Memorial Chapel R015
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Leonard (Lenny) Breton is the director for The Centers for Social Justice and Community Impact and Religious and Spiritual Life.  He joins the Wheaton community from his hometown of Queens, NY where he served St. John’s University in a large variety of capacities.  Earning his bachelor’s degree in literature and communications at Pace University, Lenny was intimately introduced to the professional side of higher education, serving as a residential life administrator while also working on his master’s degree in education at Monmouth University.  Putting his degrees to work, Lenny spent the next 7 years teaching high school English and coaching football and basketball at the same level.  His passion for administration and desire to make greater change in the field of education led him back to the collegiate level.  His commitment to education and the empowerment of underrepresented and marginalized people guide him through his professional and academic work as he is currently pursuing his doctorate in education with an aim of being a prominent higher education administrator.

Personally, Lenny deeply enjoys quality family time, movies, powerlifting, college football, and spirited/engaging dialogue. He is a hip-hop music enthusiast and a long-time, and therefore long-suffering Knicks fan.

Mike Pratt

Mike Pratt

LGBTQ+ Engagement Coordinator (He/Him/His)
Email: pratt_mike@wheatoncollege.edu
Phone: 508-286-3384
Office location: Cole Memorial Chapel R014
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Mike Pratt works primarily in the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact as the LGBTQ+ Engagement Coordinator, but holds a second role with the Sexual Misconduct and Assault Resource Team (S.M.A.R.T.) as the Healthy Masculinity Coordinator. Mike works with student, staff, faculty, and community members to expand queer-focused programming, education, and general support on campus. He hopes to further this engagement and make Wheaton College a place where intentional and empowering dialogue around LGBTQ+ themes can be a permanent reality. Mike continues to oversee the creation, implementation, and expansion of the Safe Zone training program, and also advises five student groups via Pride Circle, and sits as a co-convener of The Network for LGBTQ+ Inclusion, Support, and Advocacy and convener of the Healthy Masculinity Working Group. Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mediated Communications with a focus on Gender & Sexuality Studies and Theatre Arts from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts.

Outside of Wheaton, Mike is also a published writer and working actor. In his free time, you can probably find him listening to records, going to botanical gardens, or trying to stay blonde.

Mae Flibotte

Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member for First-Generation & Low-Income Student Success (They/Them/Theirs)
Email: flibotte_micheala@wheatoncollege.edu
Phone: 508-286-3494
Office location: Park Hall 210
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mae Flibotte serves as the First-Generation & Low Income Student Success VISTA in the Center for Social Justice and Community Impact and the Office for Institutional Equity and Belonging. Mae will help to continue to expand support for FGLI-identifying students through active campus partnerships and institutional policymaking. This year, Mae enters their third year serving on the First-Gen & Low Income Task Force and will begin to further develop programs like the Brave, Bold, & First LLC, wayfinding materials for students, staff, and faculty, as well as the Wheaton Food Pantry. Originally from Bowdoinham, Maine, Mae graduated from Wheaton in 2022 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and International Relations with a focus on Political Behavior and Identity. Mae hopes to be able to expand Wheaton’s FGLI-centered offerings, identify and address institutional barriers to student success, and help make Wheaton an overall more equitable institution.

Personally, Mae enjoys spending tons of time with their friends and family, going to see local bands, podcasting, and reading. Above all, they are an avid road-tripper and traveler and has never turned down an exciting side quest.

Grace Thayer

Campus Compact AmeriCorps VISTA Member for Food Insecurity (She/Her/Hers)
Email: thayer_grace@wheatoncollege.edu
Phone: 508-286-3372
Office location: Cole Memorial Chapel R017
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Grace received her Bachelors of Arts in English from Bridgewater State University, where she also minored in African American Studies and Native American Indigenous studies. Her academic focus is in postcolonial theory, and with that she is committed to exploring and refuting the layers of marginalization with an intersectional approach. Grace hopes to have long-term impacts on the Wheaton/Attleboro community by expanding and building capacity for Wheaton’s food bank. Her overall goal is to serve the community so that the institution is more equitable and accessible.

Personally, Grace loves to run, play the flute, and spend time with her family and pets, specifically her pet bearded dragon. She loves to travel and explore new places, especially if there is a beach.

Winnie Collins

Administrative Associate (She/Her/Hers)
Email collins_winnie@wheatoncollege.edu
Phone: 508-286-3370
Office location: Cole Memorial Chapel
Operating hours: Monday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Winnie Collins works in the Centers for Social Justice & Community Impact and Religious & Spiritual Life. Winnie has worked at Wheaton for 36 years and is the ‘go-to’ gal for administrative help and projects.  She’s in the office afternoons, Monday through Thursday. She’s usually available unless she’s at a zoo playing with the gorillas, her favorite primate.