Meet Our Team

Abbie Beasley-Crombie, Office Manager

A little about me:
After 20 years in the healthcare industry, I joined the Boomerang team in August of 2014. I am the mom to a 14 year old daughter and a 12 year old son, … oh, and our furry son, Finnegan. Along with my husband, we moved to Chapel Hill in early 2014 and have really enjoyed getting to know North Carolina and the Triangle area. I am a native Texan, but my husband likes to claim that he is the only “true” southerner since he is Australian.

Sonia Frischemeier, Director of Operations

A little about me:
I’ve worked for over 20 years with international and local organizations on project and program management, fundraising, and being accountable to those we serve. It’s been an amazing journey that led me to Boomerang where I spend my days advancing our mission of helping young people discover the amazing, strong people they are despite the challenges they face in life.

I have a MA in International Relations and Economics, and most importantly, share a little slice of Carrboro heaven with my husband, two children, and an assortment of rescues.

Sara Hirsch, Program Manager, MS, MSW, LCSW

A little about me:
I am a clinical social worker and experiential educator, with a background in working with adolescents and young adults in a variety of educational and clinical settings. I hold a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University, an MS in Environmental Science from Antioch University New England, and a MSW from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Boomerang, I worked at a variety of educational organizations in Maine, Vermont, and North Carolina. I am passionate about building positive, supportive relationships with young people, and finding ways to make them laugh.

Jadda Jefferies, Student Coordinator

A little about me …
I played basketball at the semi-professional level, after earning my BA in Sports Management from Elizabeth City State University. My future plans include obtaining my Masters in Social Work and provide counseling to youth, specifically for the LGBTQ+ community, and being a support to families.

Tami Pfeifer, Executive Director, MSW, LCSW

A little about me:
I am a native to California. I came to North Carolina to seek my graduate degree in social work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I have worked with young people and families for over 20 years and hold my clinical license in social work. I was one of the original founders of Boomerang and have enjoyed supporting youth from as early as middle school through graduation. I live in Hillsborough with my husband, my three children, a very large dog and too many cats.

Breanna Powell, Program Manager, MSW

A little about me:
I am a two-time NC State Department of Social Work graduate who is actually a Carolina fan! I have a background in working with children and adolescents in a variety of educational settings. I am committed to empowering youth to be the best version of themselves by implementing intentional and enriching programming, building and maintaining trusting relationships and remaining open to learning.

Corrine Taylor, Student Coordinator

A little about me:
I am a graduate from the University of South Carolina Upstate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focusing on religion and culture and minoring in Nonprofit Administration. After graduating in 2017, I completed two years of Americorps VISTA in Sewanee, Tennessee and Durham, North Carolina. My focus has been on working with nonprofits serving children and young adults, specifically around program development,  supporting students socially and emotionally, and with college and career readiness.

Our Interns

Erica Bluford, MSW intern

Ed Murray IV, MSW intern

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