Margaret brings a wealth of experience, relationships, and ideas to her nomination. President Emerita of Lesley University, she serves on the Massachusetts board of elementary and secondary education and recently served as chair of the National Summer Learning Association board. Margaret was president of Lesley University for 22 years and, subsequently, served as president of the Walmart Foundation, where she led $900 million in grant-making for summer learning and hunger, among other issues. Earlier in her career, Margaret held leadership posts at the US Departments of Justice and Education and at the White House.
Jill Medvedow is the first Ellen Matilda Poss Director of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Under her leadership, the ICA constructed a new museum on Boston’s waterfront, which opened to critical and public acclaim in 2006, increasing museum attendance tenfold. Jill has successfully led two major capital and endowment campaigns and has transformed the ICA into one of the nation’s most ambitious centers for contemporary art. Also at the ICA, she has created a national model for teen arts education, investing in urban adolescents as future leaders, artists and electorate. With more than 7,000 teens participating annually, ICA teens were recognized by the White House twice, including with a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program award. Jill’s leadership has been consistent throughout her career, from her early work in Seattle to her founding of Vita Brevis, a contemporary arts organization that produced temporary projects in nontraditional sites, linking history and landscape to public art. She was the first Deputy Director and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and is co-editor of Vita Brevis: History, Landscape, and Art 1998–2003, published by Steidl. Jill sits on the national advisory boards of the PBS series Art 21 and the National Arts and Learning Curriculum. he served as Chair of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Working Group on the Creative
Economy and was a member of Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s Economic Development Transition Team. Her transformative direction of the ICA is subject of an MIT Sloan School of Management Case Study on Leadership and Risk.
Rahn Dorsey was Boston’s first-ever Chief of Education. Appointed by Mayor Walsh in September 2014, Dorsey worked to set a strategic agenda to improve the quality of instruction and student support across Boston’s educational ecosystem and to better integrate school, community, and work-based learning opportunities. Beginning in 2009, Rahn served at the Barr Foundation as Evaluation Director, leading development and implementation of data monitoring and evaluation frameworks for Barr’s investments. Prior to Barr, Rahn gained over 15 years of experience as a program evaluator and researcher with Moore and Associates and Abt Associates. During these years, his work spanned public policy, education, community change, and public health issues. Rahn currently serves on several Boston and New England boards and community organizations, including: The Black Philanthropy Fund, Boston After School & Beyond, Third Sector New England, Bethel A.M.E. Church, The Boston School Quality Working Group, and Project Hip Hop.
Sandhya leads a global team at the intersection of all the investment functions at Wellington Management, building shared centers of
excellence across corporate access, research services, early career investor development, knowledge management, strategic initiatives, and business management for all investors. The team also drives integration and ensures Wellington’s investment platform is flexible and adaptable to changing client needs and market conditions. In addition, Sandhya serves on a number of committees and oversight groups, including the Fund Approval and Closure Committee and the Error Resolution Council, and is the chair of the Wellington Management Foundation Advisory Board.
Prior to this role, Sandhya was associate director of Global Multi-Asset Strategies, and prior to that, she led the Client Integration Group. Before joining Wellington Management in 2006, she was a senior vice president at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co and spent two years at SunTrust Capital Markets. Sandhya earned dual BA degrees in Economics and Theatre, magna cum laude, from Middlebury College. Additionally, she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the CFA Society Boston.
In June 2022, the Boston School Committee selected Mary Skipper to serve as the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools (BPS). She previously served as the Superintendent of Somerville Public Schools. Before going to Somerville, Superintendent Skipper was a Network Superintendent of High Schools for BPS, where she oversaw 34 high schools serving approximately 19,500 students. During her time as Network Superintendent, Boston’s high schools’ annual dropout rate consistently decreased from 7.9% (prior to her tenure) in SY11-12 to 4.5% by SY14-15. At the same time, the graduation rate consistently increased from a rate
of 65.9% in 2012 to 70.7% by the end of 2015. Among her most notable accomplishments, Superintendent Skipper helped launch TechBoston Academy (TBA) as the founding school leader in 2002. Under her leadership, TBA grew from a 9-12 high school serving 75 students, to a 6-12 school with a staff of more than 100 serving a diverse student population of more than 1,000.
Superintendent Skipper holds a BA in English and Latin, along with an MA in Classics, from Tufts University. She earned a Master’s in Education Policy from Harvard and a Master’s in Education Leadership from Columbia Teachers College.
Stacia has served as Vice President of External Affairs at Vertex Pharmaceuticals for the past five years. In this role, she leads Vertex’s engagement with the Boston Public Schools and community providers, particularly around STEM learning. Prior to joining Vertex, Stacia served in a variety of roles, including at the Mass Biotechnology Council and the Massachusetts House of Representatives. She is a graduate of Harvard University.
Paul Reville is the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration and a member of the Senior Faculty at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education (HGSE). He has been a
member of the HGSE faculty since 1997 and has served as Director of the Education Policy and Management Program. He recently completed nearly five years of service as the Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. As Governor Patrick’s top education advisor and spokesman, Paul established the Executive Office of Education and had oversight of higher education, K-12, and early childhood education. He served on all four of the state’s education governing boards and in the Governor’s Cabinet and played a lead in the administration’s efforts on education reform matters ranging from the Achievement Gap Act of 2010 and Common Core State Standards to the Commonwealth’s highly successful Race to the Top proposal. Prior to joining the Patrick Administration, Paul had chaired the Massachusetts State Board of Education, founded the Rennie Center for Education Research and Policy, co-founded the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education (MBAE), chaired the Massachusetts Reform Review Commission, chaired the Massachusetts Commission on Time and Learning, and served as executive director of the Pew Forum on Standards-Based Reform.
Paul played a central role in MBAE’s development of and advocacy for Massachusetts historic “Education Reform Act of 1993,” the Commonwealth’s landmark initiative to establish standards and accountability. He also founded the Alliance for Education, a local education foundation which was part of the Public Education Network, a national association on whose board he served for many years.
Paul has published a wide range of articles on educational improvement and edited A Decade of Urban School Reform: Persistence and Progress in the Boston Public Schools. He is a graduate of Colorado College and holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and five honorary doctorates.
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Over the past two decades, Chris has created, scaled, and led cross-sector partnerships in education and workforce development. Under his leadership, Boston After School & Beyond has developed a nationally recognized model of summer learning that improves student outcomes, built a citywide program performance measurement system, and cultivated a network of more than 300 programs serving more than 20,000 students. Previously Chris worked at the Boston Private Industry Council, where he collaborated with business leaders to boost high school graduation rates by integrating work and learning; with universities on Boston’s first-ever study of the college graduation rates of Boston Public Schools students; and with legislative leaders to address the dropout rate in Massachusetts. Chris began his career at the US Department of Education in Washington, DC, where he coordinated partnerships for the Secretary of Education. A native of Worcester, MA, Chris earned a BA in American Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and an MBA from Babson College in Wellesley, MA.
- Make Summer Learning a Public Priority (CommonWealth magazine)
- What Does It Take to Bring Good Ideas to Scale? (Barr Foundation blog)
- Achieving, Connecting, Thriving: Afterschool and Summer Learning in Collaboration with Schools (with Dr. Carol Johnson for Expanding Minds and Opportunities)
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Nick joined Boston After School & Beyond’s Measurement and Improvement team in 2020 as the Data Architect, managing the interaction between data systems and how data is reported in the online PRISM tool. Nick came to Boston Beyond from Audit Analytics, where he served as a Senior Software Engineer for a company that delivers corporate audit data to accounting firms and business researchers. Previously, he worked as a Software Engineer for Dun & Bradstreet on a development team building and supporting the data warehouse that supplies data to the D&B Hoovers product. Before working in the private sector, Nick worked as a data developer at the Harvard Medical School and for Brown University’s Office of Advancement. Nick has a BS in Computer Science from Franklin Pierce University in Ringe, NH, and is originally from western Massachusetts.
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Wil Cardwell joined Boston After School & Beyond in 2018 as the Director of Summer Learning. In this role, he oversees a citywide effort, in collaboration with Boston Public Schools and local community-based agencies, to leverage summer as a time to close student achievement and opportunity gaps. Wil began his career as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Read to a Child (formerly Everybody Wins! Metro Boston), a mentoring and literacy focused nonprofit that provides in-school reading mentors to elementary school students throughout Greater Boston. He served a second year of AmeriCorps at Miami University. There, he managed student volunteer groups and community partnerships and taught two urban education courses. His devotion to education and youth mentoring brought him back to Read to A Child, where he served as a Program Manager, and then to Freedom House, where he served as the PUSH High School Program Manager, helping to build and develop in-school and summer college counseling programs. Wil received a BA in Psychology from Miami University and a Master’s degree with a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Counseling, Prevention Science, and Practice from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He also holds a Massachusetts license in School Counseling (Grades 5 – 12).
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Riley joined Boston After School & Beyond in 2022 as a Northeastern graduate student co-op and joined the team in full-time as Grant Administration and Finance Manager in January 2023. In this role, Riley manages all accounting and bookkeeping processes for the organization as well as the administration and payment of grant awards to partners. She focuses on supporting the organization’s growth by streamlining accounting and finance-related processes and developing a long-term financial strategy for the organization. Riley is currently a graduate student at Northeastern University in the Master of Public Administration program. Prior to her time at Northeastern, she spent three years working in corporate finance consulting at Berkeley Research Group. She received a Bachelor’s in Finance from UMass Amherst.
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Lisa Gomi Hui joined Boston After School & Beyond in 2017 as the Director of Measurement and Improvement and was promoted to
Managing Director in 2022. In this role, she oversees the collection and analysis of data to inform, design, and deliver professional development for continuous improvement. Prior to joining Boston Beyond, Lisa worked as a Data Analyst for RGV FOCUS, a collective impact initiative of Educate Texas and the Communities Foundation of Texas that focused on increasing college readiness, access, and success in the Rio Grande Valley region of Texas. There, she analyzed regional educational data to spur a greater strategic focus on college readiness. Lisa has also worked as a Senior Student Recruitment and Enrollment Manager for IDEA Public Schools and as an Economics Reporter for The Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest daily newspaper. She earned a Master of Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in International Relations and Economics from Brown University.
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As the first Boston After School & Beyond Director of Operations, Alejandro will help shape the organization’s next phase of growth and impact by building its capacity to deepen and expand partnerships in Boston and beyond. Most recently, Alejandro served as the National Director of the Corporate Work Study Program at the Cristo Rey Network, where he held overall responsibility for the management and strategic vision of 38 local program sites across 25 states that combine career and technical education with professional work experience for students from communities underrepresented in higher education. In this role, he developed systems to help schools provide consistent support for nearly 13,000 students and over 3,000 employer partners. Before Cristo Rey, Alejandro was the Program Director of the Chicago Anchors for a Strong Economy initiative at World Business Chicago, which supported
universities and health systems in their efforts to diversify and localize their supplier and talent ecosystems. He was also a Market Manager for Schneider Transportation, where he led market reentry efforts in Mexico and managed brokerage services in the U.S. Southeast. Previously, Alejandro served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Navy, where he managed operations, maintenance, fleet readiness and compliance activities out of Mayport, Florida.
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As Boston After School & Beyond’s STEM Coordinator, Doana collaborates with the United Way and Boston Public Schools to engage Boston middle schoolers in STEM experiences through out-of-school time programs. She also supports Boston Beyond’s data-related operations across its partner organizations. Before joining Boston Beyond, Doana taught seventh grade math in the Newton Public Schools and fifth grade at Milton Academy. Doana holds a BA in Elementary Education from Boston College and a MEd in Middle School Mathematics from Lesley University.
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As a Measurement and Improvement Coordinator, Abdinoor supports Boston After School & Beyond’s data-related operations across its partner organizations. He also oversees Boston Beyond’s skill badging initiatives. Previously, Abdinoor engaged his passion for youth development at Covenant House Pennsylvania, where he provided an array of services for young people experiencing homelessness. Abdinoor has an extensive
background working with refugees, immigrants, and asylum seekers, and advocating and promoting self-sufficiency through employment, education, and social support. Abdinoor holds a BA in International Studies from Cazenovia College in Upstate New York.
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As a Measurement and Improvement Coordinator, Sarah supports Boston After School & Beyond’s data-related operations across its partner organizations. She also oversees partnerships among schools and Boston Beyond’s partner organizations. Before joining Boston Beyond, Sarah was a teacher for the New York City Department of Education, where she taught Spanish to 6th and 7th graders in Brooklyn and helped launch her school’s Spanish program, designing and standardizing curriculum across grade levels. Previously, Sarah completed a year-long research fellowship for the Work First Foundation, studying relationships and barriers to career development for individuals with limited English proficiency. Sarah holds a BA in Spanish and Education from Tufts University and a MEd in Secondary Spanish Education from The City College of New York.
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As the Executive Assistant & Communications Coordinator, Emily is responsible for providing administrative support and content creation for Boston Beyond’s social media. Prior to joining Boston Beyond in August of 2023, Emily served as an AmeriCorps Member and Team Leader with City Year Greater Boston. There, she mentored over 70 seventh grade students and partnered with Everett Public Schools to offer tutoring and after-school programming for middle school students. Emily is passionate about educational equity and youth empowerment and is eager to continue this work at Boston Beyond. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history and in French & Francophone Studies from Connecticut College in New London, CT.