PRESIDENT, BARLOW PARTNERS, INC

Elizabeth R. Hilpman PRESIDENT, BARLOW PARTNERS, INC Elizabeth “Liz” Hilpman has over 30 years of experience investing in the asset management world with a focus on alternative investments strategies. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences covering a wide range of topics including asset allocation and manager selection. She is currently the President and…

PRESIDENT & CEO, THE SCHOTT FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION

Dr. John H. Jackson PRESIDENT & CEO, THE SCHOTT FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION Dr. John H. Jackson is President and CEO of The Schott Foundation for Public Education, where he leads the Foundation’s efforts to ensure a high-quality public education for all students regardless of race or gender. Previously, Dr. Jackson served as the National…

VICE CHAIR, PRESIDENT, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

Dr. Elsa M. Núñez VICE CHAIR, PRESIDENT, EASTERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY Dr. Elsa M. Núñez is Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at the Foundation. In August 2022, Dr. Elsa M. Núñez began her 17th year as the president of Eastern Connecticut State University.  She came to the University in 2006 following more than…

PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

Dr. Deborah Jewell-Sherman PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE, HARVARD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Currently, a professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Dr. Jewell-Sherman has built a reputation as one of the most successful urban district superintendents in the country. Prior to her appointment at HGSE, Dr. Jewell-Sherman served as Superintendent of Richmond…

HEADMASTER, MARGARITA MUNIZ ACADEMY

Dania Vazquez HEADMASTER, MARGARITA MUNIZ ACADEMY Dania Vazquez has been the Headmaster of Margarita Muniz Academy since July 2011. Prior to joining the Academy, Ms. Vazquez was the Associate Executive Director at the Center for Collaborative Education in Boston, where she focused on a number of key initiatives including principal preparation, leadership development, curriculum development,…

PRESIDENT & CEO, ALFOND SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION

Colleen QuintPRESIDENT & CEO, ALFOND SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION Colleen Quint has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alfond Scholarship Foundation (Alfond) since 2014, bringing over 20 years of experience working in education. At Alfond, Ms. Quint is responsible for the strategy and operations of a program that invests $500 scholarships for college on…

CEO, BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE & CO-FOUNDER, AMPLIFY LATINX AND LATINA CIRCLE

Betty FranciscoCEO, BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE & CO-FOUNDER, AMPLIFY LATINX AND LATINA CIRCLE Betty Francisco has over 17 years of experience advising health clubs, life sciences, and technology companies in the areas of legal, compliance, risk management, operations, and human resources. In 2018, Boston Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in Boston.…

PARTNER (RETIRED), ERNST & YOUNG, LLP

Allen A. BostonPARTNER (RETIRED), ERNST & YOUNG, LLP Allen Boston served clients in a wide range of industries during his 36-year career with Ernst & Young, a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction, advisory and strategic growth markets services. Now a retired partner, Mr. Boston’s leadership with the firm extended beyond client service; as the…

SENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Susan BordenSENIOR ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT “I think the work we do is important because it enables kids to learn at their own pace and do the things they like to do. Kids are going to learn better if they’re interested in what they’re learning.” Susan Borden joined the Nellie Mae Education Foundation in 1999. Previously, Sue…

SENIOR MANAGER, GRANTS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Stephanie CheneySENIOR MANAGER, GRANTS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS “I spent eight years at a Boys’ and Girls’ club, working with kids for whom the education system did not work well. I’m here for those kids – the students without textbooks, without the resources they need to succeed, and without advocates to get them those resources. We’re…