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.


Essence McGill Arzu

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

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

Superintendent, Boston Public Schools


Pamela A. Leins

Executive Director

Bridget Miskell

Finance Manager

Josh Parad

Grant Operations Manager

Mike Enwright

Finance & Operations Associate

You can contact BEDF using the resources on the Contact Us page.

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