Our Team

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Our Team, composed of the Board of Directors and staff, mirror the diverse community of constituents and stakeholders we proudly serve. 

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.

President

Essence McGill Arzu

Partner, The Arzu Law Group LLC
Interim Treasurer

Trinh Nguyen

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

Laura Dziorny

Deputy Director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy
Executive Director

Monica Roberts

City Year

Board Member

Muriel Leonard

Retired Deputy Superintendent & Public Education Advocate
Board Member

Natalie Velasquez

Senior Delivery Manager, Mulesoft
Ex-Officio

Brenda Cassellius

Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

BEDF OPERATIONAL TEAM

Executive Director
Director of Finance and Operations
Resource Development Manager
Finance & Operations Associate

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