Board of Directors

Jenny Carlson-Pietraszek, MA – Chair
Teacher and Instructional Coach, Noble & Greenough School

Sam Peper – Treasurer
Finance Transformation Consultant

Maureen Powers – Secretary 
Human Resources Consultant

Steve Andrew, MBA 
Retired Financial Professional

Melinda Brown, JD
Member, Outside GC

Sue Costello, LICSW
Clinician/Consultant Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnership

Jonathan DeVito
Director, DeVito Funeral Homes

Alan Fanger, JD
Principal law office of Alan S. Fanger, Founder/CEO EmpowerLegal Inc.

Tim Gleason
Technical Architect, Harvard University Information Technology

Katie Gorczyca
Executive Director, Danny’s Place Youth Services

Sarah Lazarus
Partner and Co-Founder, CL-Media Relations LLC

Beth Levin
Cantor, Temple Shir Tikvah

Jennifer Bermant O’Brien, MEd, MBA
Client Principal, The Co8 Group

Pearl Riney, MD
Pediatrician, West Cambridge Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine

Crissy Straub, MEd
Former Educator and Community Volunteer

Michelle Perez Vichot
Executive Vice President of Operations, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

Advisory Board Members

Harry Allen
Victoria Arthur
Robert Bloomberg
Susan Boucher
Bob Bowes
Linda Braun
Dotty Burstein
Martin Conneely
Meredith Hoban Dunn
Anne Favaloro
Neil Fisher
Margaret Fleming
Rick Frank
Nanci Gelb
Jamie Golden
Rich Greene
Sylvia Haber
Jack Hurd
Jeff Keffer
Claire Lively
Blyth Lord
Nancy Lubin-Levy
Maureen Lyons
Gregg Malatesta
Jean Marchant
Mary Ellen Margosian
Julia Mirak Kew
Margaret Potter
Mark Redmond
Tricia Seery
Alan Simpson
Nancy Simpson-Banker
Alan Stern
Judy Zabin


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