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

Myran Parker-Brass

Board Member
Sr. Advisor, Boston Public Schools

Betty Francisco

Board Member
Founder of Reimagine Play, a FitNation Venture

Trinh Nguyen

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

Beatriz McConnie-Zapater

Clerk
Educational Consultant

Priscilla Rojas

Board Member
Associate Director, Internal Audit at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Laura Perille

Ex-Officio
Interim Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

OPERATIONS STAFF

Felipe Flores Herrera

Director

Josh Parad

Grants Manager 

Tesfahun Anamo

Administrative Assistant

Marlene Veldwisch

Development Consultant

TBA

Grants Accountant

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

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