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

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Board of Directors

Julie Lynch

Co-Chair

Independent Consultant

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.

Jeff Somers

Treasurer

Partner, KPMG LLP

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.

Michael Cleary

Head of Sales Practices Oversight and Management, Wells Fargo

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.

Dana Crawford

Vice President, Business Development, Suspect Technologies

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.

Deborah Drew

Director of Philanthropic Development, National Grid Foundation

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.

Amir Madjlessi

Executive Vice President, Business Banking, Santander Bank

Amir Madjlessi

Executive Vice President, Business Banking, Santander Bank

Amir is 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.

George McClelland

Independent Director

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.

Prapti Mittal

Investments and M&A, Amazon

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.

Wyley S. Proctor

Clerk

Partner, McCarter & English

Wyley S. Proctor

Clerk

Partner, McCarter & English

Wyley has worked at McCarter & Englsih since 2013 starting as an Associate and moving to Partner. Before McCarter & English, she was a Senior Associate at WilmerHale. Wyley got her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Yale University and went on to get her JD at Duke University School of Law.

John Simon

Friends of the Children–Boston Co-Founder

Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures

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.

Robert J. Small

Managing Director, Berkshire Partners

Robert J. Small

Managing Director, Berkshire Partners

Robert is the Managing Director at Berkshire Partners LLC. He previously was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Yale University and later pursued a MBA in Business at Harvard Business School.

Danielle Williams

Managing Director, Wellington Management

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.

Young Professionals Board

Gaby Alfonso

Officer, State Street

Boston, MA

Gaby Alfonso

Officer, State Street

Boston, MA

Gaby joined State Street in 2018 as a Workforce Data Analyst. She was born in Guatemala and grew up in several Latin American countries, until moving to Boston for her studies. Gaby has worked with Non Profits internationally helping rural area communities in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. She enjoys the theatre, dancing, and photography.

Education
Bentley University, BSc

Bentley University, MSc

Davis Bolster

Co-Chair

Associate, Berkshire Partners

Boston, MA

Davis Bolster

Co-Chair

Associate, Berkshire Partners

Boston, MA

Davis joined Berkshire Partners in 2019. Prior to joining Berkshire, Davis was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and an Aerospace Engineer at The Boeing Company. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, playing the guitar, and spending time with his dog.

Education
Duke University, B.S.

Nabila Chitalwala

Associate, Bain Capital

Boston, MA

Nabila Chitalwala

Associate, Bain Capital

Boston, MA

Nabila joined Bain Capital as an Associate in August 2018. She started her career at Bain & Company. Nabila enjoys running, photography, and dancing in her spare time.

Education
Yale University, BA

Diana Delliacona

Audit Manager, KPMG

Boston, MA

Diana Delliacona

Audit Manager, KPMG

Boston, MA

Diana is a CPA and Audit Manager at KPMG. She began her career at KPMG in 2013 in New York City and transferred to the KPMG office in Boston, MA in 2016. Diana began volunteering with Friends of the Children-Boston in 2017 and in her free time she enjoys travelling, cooking, and trying new restaurants with friends and family.

Education
Loyola University Maryland, B.S.

Kayla DiPilato

Director of Marketing, Kuvio Creative

Boston, MA

Kayla DiPilato

Director of Marketing, Kuvio Creative

Boston, MA

Kayla is the Director of Marketing at Kuvio Creative, a remote technology start-up. She began her career at Kuvio Creative in 2017 and has held marketing and project management roles. Kayla began volunteering with Friends of the Children-Boston in 2019. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, reading, and keeping her roommates well-fed with her baking experiments.

Education

Northeastern University, B.S.

Jean Michel Estime

Financial Analyst, 2020Spaces

Boston, MA

Jean Michel Estime

Financial Analyst, 2020Spaces

Boston, MA

Jean Michel joined 2020Spaces as a Financial Analyst in 2018. He previously worked at Ahold Delhaize as an Analyst. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, reading and playing soccer.

Education
Northeastern University, B.A.

Cornell University, MBA

Chris Figueredo

Investment Associate, Falcon Investment Advisors, LLC

Boston, MA

Chris Figueredo

Investment Associate, Falcon Investment Advisors, LLC

Boston, MA

Chris joined Falcon Investment Advisors in 2018 as an Associate. He started his career at Citizens Bank. Chris enjoys golfing, traveling, and reading in his spare time.

Education
Boston College, B.A.

Emily Franchett

Research Coordinator, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Boston, MA

Emily Franchett

Research Coordinator, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Boston, MA

Emily works with an Early Childhood Development research group in the HSPH Department of Global Health and Population. Prior to coming to Boston, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Albania. Emily enjoys skiing, running, and exploring the Boston restaurant scene.

Education
Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, M.S.

University of Michigan, B.A.

Rebecca Gosla

Data and Recruitment Manager, Codman Academy Charter Public School

Boston, Ma

Rebecca Gosla

Data and Recruitment Manager, Codman Academy Charter Public School

Boston, Ma

Rebecca joined Codman Academy as the Data and Recruitment Manager in 2018, and moved to the Data and Analytics Manager in 2020. She analyzes instructional data, manages the school’s student information system, manages State compliance reports, and leads a student recruitment team. Prior to joining Codman, Rebecca was a Data Analyst at Tripod Education Partners. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going to barre and yoga classes.

Education:
Harvard University, M.Ed.

UC San Diego, B.S.

Daniel Huang

Associate Scientist, MilliporeSigma

Boston, MA

Daniel Huang

Associate Scientist, MilliporeSigma

Boston, MA

Daniel is an Associate Scientist for MilliporeSigma. He started his career in Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in 2013 working in the manufacturing of treatments of various diseases. He moved to Boston in 2019 to work in process development of biologics. In the same year he began volunteering with Friends of the Children-Boston. In his free time he enjoys traveling, reading, basketball, and photography.

Education
Binghamton University, B.S.

John Hunt

Sales Lead, Wally Health, Inc

Boston, MA

John Hunt

Sales Lead, Wally Health, Inc

Boston, MA

Education
University of Massachusetts Boston

Conway King

Senior Financial Analyst, Nuance Communications

Boston, MA

Conway King

Senior Financial Analyst, Nuance Communications

Boston, MA

Conway joined Nuance Communications in 2020 as a Senior Financial Analyst after 5 years at State Street Bank in Boston. He also is completing his Masters in Applied Business Analytics at Boston University. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, photography, and urban exploration.

Education
Boston University, M.S. (2020)

University of Massachusetts - Amherst, B.S.

Victoria Lin

Associate, Bain Capital

Boston, MA

Victoria Lin

Associate, Bain Capital

Boston, MA

Victoria joined Bain Capital in 2018 as an Associate. She started her career as an investment banker at UBS in New York. In her free time, she enjoys travelling, reading, fitness, and spending time with friends and family.

Education
Princeton University, B.A.

Sarah Litwin

J.D. Candidate, Boston College Law School

Boston, MA

Sarah Litwin

J.D. Candidate, Boston College Law School

Boston, MA

Sarah is a J.D. Candidate at Boston College Law School. Prior to Law School, Sarah was a Candidate Experience Specialist at Toast POS. She enjoys spending much of her free time outdoors, running along the Charles and biking in the Pan Mass Challenge. She is passionate about coaching basketball and providing girls with skills to succeed both on and off the court.

Education
The University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Stephen Long

Private Equity Associate, Century Equity Partners

Boston, MA

Stephen Long

Private Equity Associate, Century Equity Partners

Boston, MA

Stephen is a private equity associate at Century Equity Partners. Prior to joining Century in 2019, he spent two years in fintech and financial services investment banking at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. Stephen received a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina, studying at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, watching/playing soccer, and spending time with friends and family.

Education
University of North Carolina, B.S.

Adin Lykken

MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

Boston, MA

Adin Lykken

MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

Boston, MA

Adin is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. He previously worked at Berkshire Partners and the Boston Consulting Group. Adin enjoys running, playing with his dog, and traveling.

Education
Harvard University, M.B.A. (2022)Yale University, B.A.

Andrew Miller

Co-Chair

Major Gifts Officer, Stonehill College

Quincy, MA

Andrew Miller

Co-Chair

Major Gifts Officer, Stonehill College

Quincy, MA

Andrew works in the Office of Advancement at his alma mater Stonehill College. He volunteers at the College as a facilitator in the Mentors in Violence Prevention program for student athletes as well as instructor in their “First Year Experience” course for incoming first year students. He also serves as an Allocation Panelists for the United Way and raised funds for the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation on their 2018 Boston Marathon team. Andrew enjoys golfing and spending time in Vermont.

Education
Suffolk University, MBA

Stonehill College, B.A.

Stephen Monk

MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

Boston, MA

Stephen Monk

MBA Candidate, Harvard Business School

Boston, MA

Stephen is an MBA Candidate at Harvard Business School. Prior to that, he was a private equity investor at Providence Equity Partners and an investment banking analyst at Deutsche Bank. Stephen graduated from Wesleyan University, where he was Co-Captain of the Varsity Tennis team. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, traveling, and playing tennis and squash.

Education
Harvard Business School, MBA Candidate

Wesleyan University, B.A.

Paolo Narag

Senior Account Executive, P&G

Boston, MA

Paolo Narag

Senior Account Executive, P&G

Boston, MA

Paolo is a Senior Account Executive for brands including Vicks, ZzzQuil, and Prilosec. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 2018, studying at the Kenan-Flagler Business School. Paolo is a personal trainer, boxer, and avid-traveler. In his free time he enjoys trying new foods and the outdoors.

Education
University of North Carolina, B.S.

Iris Peters

Senior Brand Associate, Wayfair

Boston, MA

Iris Peters

Senior Brand Associate, Wayfair

Boston, MA

Iris is a Senior Brand Associate at Wayfair and works more specifically on the lifestyle brand, Joss & Main. Before moving to Boston in 2018, She previously worked as a journalist in Philadelphia and an industry research analyst in New York City. In her spare time, Iris enjoys watching/playing sports, traveling and dining out.

Education
Penn State University

Yanina Reid

Managing Director, State and Local Tax, KPMG

Boston, MA

Yanina Reid

Managing Director, State and Local Tax, KPMG

Boston, MA

Yanina is a CPA and Managing Director within KPMG’s State and Local Tax Practice in Boston. Yanina has been with KPMG for over 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys travelling with her husband and daughter. Yanina is an avid runner, who loves training and participating in various races from 5K to marathons.

Education
Bentley University, MST

Babson College, B.S.

Katherine Wang

Project Analyst, Mintz

Boston, MA

Katherine Wang

Project Analyst, Mintz

Boston, MA

Katherine joined Mintz as a Project Analyst in July 2019. In her free time, she enjoys trying new cuisines and running along the Mystic River.

Education
Wellesley College, B.A.

Jessica Wing

Manager, Audit, KPMG

Boston, MA

Jessica Wing

Manager, Audit, KPMG

Boston, MA

Jessica is a CPA and Audit Manager at KPMG. She began her career at KPMG in 2011 in Jacksonville, FL and transferred to the KPMG office in Boston, MA in 2017. Jessica began volunteering with Friends of the Children-Boston in 2017 and in her free time she enjoys traveling, watching sports, and spending time her with dog.

Education
University of Florida, B.S.

Colby Ye

MBA Candidate, Class of 2022, Harvard Business School

Boston, MA

Colby Ye

MBA Candidate, Class of 2022, Harvard Business School

Boston, MA

Colby is a first-year student in the MBA program at Harvard Business School. Prior to HBS, he worked at Berkshire Partners in Boston and Goldman Sachs in New York. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, running along the esplanade, and spending time with family and friends.

Education

Harvard Business School, MBA Candidate

Dartmouth College, B.A.