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

President and Clerk
Partner, The Arzu Law Group LLC

Klare Shaw

Board Member
National Director of Programs , Liberty Mutual Foundation

Makeeba McCreary

Board Member
Managing Director and Sr. Advisor of External Affairs, Boston Public Schools

Betty Francisco

Board Member
Founder of Reimagine Play, a FitNation Venture

Trinh Nguyen

Board Member
Director, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development and Office of Financial Empowerment, BPDA

Beatriz McConnie-Zapater

Board Member
Educational Consultant

Priscilla Rojas

Board Member
Sr. Manager, Internal Audit at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Tommy Chang

Superintendent, Boston Public Schools


Felipe Flores Herrera

Executive Director

Michael Enwright

Operations Associate

Tesfahun Anamo

Administrative Assistant

Marlene Veldwisch

Development Consultant


Grants Accountant

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

  • Our diverse Board mirrors the constituents and stakeholders of the community that we serve