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Young Professionals Board

Brian Bernard

Membership Chair

Associate, Berkshire Partners

Boston, MA

Brian Bernard

Membership Chair

Associate, Berkshire Partners

Boston, MA

Brian is an associate at Berkshire Partners, where he focuses on healthcare investing. Prior to moving to Boston in 2020, Brian previously worked for McKinsey in New York, where he spent much of his time advising on healthcare topics. While at McKinsey, he volunteered for Urban Justice Center, a non-profit that provides housing and other resources to marginalized NY communities. In his spare time, Brian likes to sing, read, and search for the best baked goods in the South End.

Education
Princeton University, BA

Davis Bolster

MBA Candidate

Boston, MA

Davis Bolster

MBA Candidate

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.

Brian Cannone

Director, Sales, Diligent Corporation

Boston, MA

Brian Cannone

Director, Sales, Diligent Corporation

Boston, MA

Brian is a Director of Sales at Diligent Corporation, a corporate governance software company headquartered in New York. Previously based in NYC, Brian started his career working at Bloomberg LP in 2012 before moving up to Boston in 2019. He also volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC. Originally from New Hampshire, he enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Education
College of the Holy Cross, BA

Evan Chapman

Product Manager, Alyce

Boston, MA

Evan Chapman

Product Manager, Alyce

Boston, MA

Evan joined Alyce as a Product Manager in 2021. Prior to joining Alyce, Evan was a product manager at LogMeIn in Boston and a technology consultant at IBM in New York City. In his free time, he enjoys spending time outdoors, playing tennis, reading, and exploring craft breweries around Boston.

Education
MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management
BA at University of Michigan

Andy Cook

BayPine

Boston, MA

Andy Cook

BayPine

Boston, MA

Andy joined BayPine as an Associate in 2021. Prior to BayPine, Andy started his career in Bain & Company in Dallas. In his free time, he enjoys exercising, hiking, and following Kansas City sports.

Education
Southern Methodist University, B.S.

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.

Rebecca Gosla

Associate, Simplicity Education

Boston, MA

Rebecca Gosla

Associate, Simplicity Education

Boston, MA

Rebecca is an Associate at Simplicity Education, a small education consulting company that prioritizes developing data cultures in districts and non-profits through data-driven decision making. Prior to her work at Simplicity, she worked as a Data Manager at Codman Academy Charter School in Dorchester for 4 years. In her free time she enjoys reading, hiking, and taking barre classes.

Education
Harvard University, M.Ed.

UC San Diego, B.S.

Jonathan Holtzman

Associate Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting | Executive Director at Inspire

Boston, MA

Amy Huang

Associate, Berkshire Partners

Boston, MA

Amy Huang

Associate, Berkshire Partners

Boston, MA

Amy joined Berkshire Partners in 2020 as an Associate. She started her career in investment banking at Evercore Partners in New York. In her free time, she enjoys golfing, traveling, trying new restaurants, and exploring coffee shops.

Education
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 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.

Helen Hultin

Senior Analyst, McKinsey and Company

Somerville, MA

Maya Kass

Barclays

Boston, MA

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.

Andrew Miller

Co-Chair

Rhode Island Hospital

Quincy, MA

Andrew Miller

Co-Chair

Rhode Island Hospital

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.

Annie Morgan

Senior Buyer, Concepts International LLC

Boston, MA

Annie Morgan

Senior Buyer, Concepts International LLC

Boston, MA

Annie grew up in Rhode Island, daughter of two wonderful and loving parents, who believed in her and instilled a very strong work ethic, to ask for help, and help others. After a mediocre high school performance academically, she attended Iona College in NY, got her act together, and then earned a BA in Marketing and MBA. About a year prior to graduating, Annie was recruited by MasterCard and worked in the Advisors and Global Marketing Sponsorships teams. She then joined Friends-New York in 2015 after researching organizations where she could have an impact while remaining close to the actual work being done (participate in events with the Achievers) and served on the events committee while working at Vogue in the publishing department in the Digital Marketing department. In 2017, Annie returned to Boston where majority of her family resides and now work for a sneaker boutique, Concepts, as the Head Buyer for womens/mens ready-to-wear and footwear alongside managing a number of collaborative projects.

Annie's interests are fashion, art, travel, and she is an avid runner (have run in the last 3 Boston Marathons) and golfer.

Education
Iona College, B.A. & M.A

Morgan O'Connell

Revenue Operations Associate, REsurity Inc

Boston, MA

Nirban Singh

Analyst, SHaPE, McKinsey and Company

Boston, MA

Akshita Verma

Associate, Pacific Lake Partners

Boston, MA

Akshita Verma

Associate, Pacific Lake Partners

Boston, MA

Akshita Verma is an Associate at Pacific Lake Partners, focusing on software and healthcare investments. She began her career in Investment Banking in New York at JP Morgan and Evercore, focusing on mid-cap banks to fintechs. Akshita began volunteering with Friends of the Children-Boston in 2021. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new workout classes, traveling, and looking for the best cup of coffee.

Education

Rutgers University, B.S.

Emily Weinstein

Executive Assistant, Division of Philanthropy, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Boston, MA

Jessica Wing

Senior Manager, Audit, KPMG

Cohasset, MA

Jessica Wing

Senior Manager, Audit, KPMG

Cohasset, MA

Jessica is a CPA and Senior 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., MAcc

Sage Witham

Co-Chair

Director, AI & Clinical Collaborations, GE Healthcare

Boston, MA

Sage Witham

Co-Chair

Director, AI & Clinical Collaborations, GE Healthcare

Boston, MA

Sage joined GE in 2015 and held roles internationally across commercial, finance, operations, and product development before moving back to Boston in 2019. Currently she manages GE Healthcare’s AI co-development collaborations with external partners. In her travels, Sage has worked with non profits both domestically and with communities in Nepal and Malawi. She is originally from Maine and enjoys travel, reading, and being outdoors.

Education
Northeastern University, BSBA

Jeff Yoo

Investment Analyst, Mass General Brigham Investment Office

Cambridge, MA