We are grateful for the support of our Board of Directors that has strengthened our governance, provided strategic direction to our work and extended our services to multiple stakeholders. At the same time, they represent the constituents and school communities that we serve.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Essence McGill Arzu

President
Partner, The Arzu Law Group LLC

Klare Shaw

Board Member
National Director of Programs , Liberty Mutual Foundation

Trinh Nguyen

Interim Treasurer
Director, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development and Office of Financial Empowerment, BPDA

Laura Dziorny

Clerk
Deputy Director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy

Monica Roberts

Ex-Officio Appointee
Chief of Student, Family and Community Advancement, Boston Public Schools

Muriel Leonard

Board Member
Retired Deputy Superintendent & Public Education Advocate

Natalie Velasquez

Board Member
Senior Delivery Manager, Mulesoft

Brenda Cassellius

Ex-Officio
Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

OPERATIONS TEAM

Bridget Miskell

Finance Manager

Josh Parad

Grant Operations Manager

Tesfa Asefa

Finance & Operations Associate

TBA

Executive Director

TBA

Director

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  • Our Board of Directors and staff mirror the diverse community of constituents and stakeholders that we serve