Friends of the Children–Boston's Board of Directors is composed of dedicated professional and community leaders who share our passion for our mission and commitment to our values.

Board of Directors

Nicole Borden

Nicole Borden

Development Consultant

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Michael Cleary

Head of Sales Practices Oversight and Management, Wells Fargo

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Michael Cleary

Head of Sales Practices Oversight and Management, Wells Fargo

Michael started at Wells Fargo as the Head of Sales Practices Oversight and Management in February 2020. Before that he was the Co-President; Head of Consumer Business Banking at Santander Bank. Michael as his Bachelor’s Degree in Geological/Geophysical Engineering and later received his MBA at Dartmouth College – The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Dana Crawford

Vice President, Business Development, Suspect Technologies

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Dana Crawford

Vice President, Business Development, Suspect Technologies

Dana has been working at Suspect Technologies since 2019 as the Vice President of Business Development. Before Suspect Technologies, he was the Director of Sales and Business Development at Domo Tactical Communications LLC. Dana earned his Bachelor’s in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Mount Union.

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Jim Davey

Marketing & Brand Executive

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Jim Davey

Marketing & Brand Executive

Jim is a seasoned marketing & brand executive with over 20 years experince in the field. Jim previoulsy worked at Hasbro as the SVP of Marketing from January 2020 through June 2022. Previously, he worked at DXL Group as the EVP/Chief Marketing Officer. He has his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College and later pursued his MBA at Babson College’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

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Deborah Drew

Director of Philanthropic Development, National Grid Foundation

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Deborah Drew

Director of Philanthropic Development, National Grid Foundation

Deborah has been with National Grid since 2000 starting in Media Relations, moving to Strategic Communications, and is now the Director of Philanthropic Development with the National Grid Foundation. Deborah has her Bachelor’s Degree from Simmons University.

Robert E. Hallagan

Co-Chair

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Board Leadership Services, Korn Ferry

Robert E. Hallagan

Co-Chair

Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Board Leadership Services, Korn Ferry

Robert has been with Korn Ferry since 2007 as the Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Board Leadership Services. Prior to this role, he was the CEO at Heidrick & Struggles. Robert graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor’s in Economics and he later received his MBA from Harvard University, focusing on Finance.

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Dr. Marvin Loiseau

Dean of Academics, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

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Dr. Marvin Loiseau

Dean of Academics, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology

Marvin is the Dean of Academics at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology and has been at the institution since 2011. Marvin received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management at Mount Ida College. He later then pursued his Master’s in Higher Education with a focus on Administration at Suffolk University. Marvin continued his education at Northeastern University receiving his Ed.D specializing in Higher Education in Administration.

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Julie Lynch

Co-Chair

Independent Consultant

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Julie Lynch

Co-Chair

Independent Consultant

Julie is an Independent Consultant at Rodan & Fields Dermatologist and has been with them since 2013. Prior to that, she worked at Friends of the Children-Boston as the Director of Program and Evaluation. Julie earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and later received both her EdM and MSW at Boston University.

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Amir Madjlessi

Banking Industry Advisor, Salesforce

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Amir Madjlessi

Banking Industry Advisor, Salesforce

A banking executive with over 17 years experience in retail and business banking, Amir most recently was accountable for managing all aspects of Santander’s Business Banking Group as their Executive Vice President. He joined Santander in 2015 and worked at Citizens Bank prior to that. Amir has his CBA from Furman University.

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George McClelland

Independent Director

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George McClelland

Independent Director

George co-founded The Charitable Gift Fund, eSecLending, Universal Mobile Technologies and Boston Bio. He has served on the Boards of over seventeen companies as well as several nonprofit organizations including Big Brothers Mass Bay and the Harvard Business School Association Board of Governors. He has a B.A. in economics from Trinity College in Connecticut, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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Prapti Mittal

Investments and M&A, Amazon

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Prapti Mittal

Investments and M&A, Amazon

Prapti joined Amazon as the M&A of Investments and Corporate Strategy in 2019. Before that she was an advisor at Alacris Protocol. Prapti was also involved in the entertainment industry with history with Sony Pictures Entertainment and the Game Show Network. She has a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from Punjab Engineering College. Prapti later went to pursue a
Master’s in Civil and Environmental Engineering at University of California,
Berkeley and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Allen C. Nunnally

Chief Business Officer, Voyager Therapeutics

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Allen C. Nunnally

Chief Business Officer, Voyager Therapeutics

Allen joined Voyager Therapeutics in 2018 and is now their Chief Business Officer. He previously worked at Foundation Medicine. Allen has his Bachelor’s from Amherst College and went to pursue his JD in Intellectual Property at Boston University School of Law.

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John Simon

Friends of the Children–Boston Co-Founder

Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures

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John Simon

Friends of the Children–Boston Co-Founder

Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures

John currently works at Sigma Prime Ventures as their Managing Director and has been with them since 2012. John is one of the founders of Friends of the Children-Boston along with Margaret Hall through the GreenLight Fund. He also has experience with General Catalyst Partners. John has a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and he later pursued a Master’s in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Jeff Somers

Treasurer

Partner, KPMG LLP

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Jeff Somers

Treasurer

Partner, KPMG LLP

Jeff came to KPMG in 1997 where he is now a partner. He specializes in audit, tax, and consulting engagements for public and private companies. He previously worked at Amper, Politziner & Mattia as a CPA and did Financial Reporting at Horowitz Rae.

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Danielle Williams

Managing Director, Wellington Management

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Danielle Williams

Managing Director, Wellington Management

Danielle works at Wellington Management as the Managing Director. She started in 2014 as their Equity Research Analyst. She previously worked at Eaton Vance as their Vice President. Danielle also has experience at Lee Munder Capital Group. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from The John Hopkins University focusing on East Asian Studies.