Our Team


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.


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

Laura Dziorny

Deputy Director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy
Board Member

Monica Roberts

Executive Director, CityYear

Board Member

Muriel Leonard

Retired Deputy Superintendent & Public Education Advocate
Board Member

Natalie Velasquez

Senior Delivery Manager, Mulesoft
Board Member

Brenda Cassellius

Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Board Member

Benjamin Ivey

Senior M&A Consultant

Board Member

Harold L. Miller, Jr.

Educational Consultant


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

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