Board of Directors

Meet the 2022-23 BPIE Board of Directors

Boston Partners in Education’s Board of Directors plays a vital role in the success of our organization. In addition to providing a meaningful commitment to our city’s public school students, Board Members also provide critical guidance, ideas, financial support, and serve as ambassadors in the community. Building a pipeline of diverse, engaged and talented individuals to join our Board of Directors is essential to carrying out our mission.

BPIE Board of Directors – Executive Committee

John Heveran

BPIE Board Chairman • SVP & CIO of Global Risk Solutions, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Why I Partner: My mother was a teacher when I was little, and it always inspired me. Now my wife and oldest son are both passionate about education and reading, which remains my ongoing inspiration. Their work and my commitment to Boston fuel my passion for BPIE and its mission.

Jay Shuman

BPIE Board Vice Chairman & Board Treasurer • Independent Consultant

Why I Partner: The children are our future. I am incredibly honored to be a part of an organization where the focus (and ultimate goal) is the education and needs of our school children – to ensure they are equipped for success.

Andrew Thorne

BPIE Board Clerk • Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Why I Partner: My parents were working class and both had to leave school as teens without finishing high school. For that reason they pushed their kids hard to get a good education, and education has always been important to me.

BPIE Board of Directors

Joseph Antonellis

Vice Chairman (retired), State Street Corporation

Joseph Antonellis is a former State Street Vice Chairman and former Boston Partners in Education Board Chairman. Serving on the BPIE Board of Directors for nearly 20 years, Joe has remained one of the organization’s most stalwart supporters.

 

Lena Bottos

Chief of Staff, IBM’s Talent Management and Collaboration

Why I Partner: It takes a community of teachers, mentors and family to raise a child with curiosity and a thirst for knowledge, while shaping their confidence and sense of self. We extend that community by bringing forward more interactions and opportunities to inspire.

 

Heather Brack

Web Developer, JSI

Why I Partner: After serving as an academic mentor, I was inspired to served as a member of the Boston Partners in Education Board of Directors. I saw firsthand the impact this work had on kids and I wanted to do more.

 

Beth Gragg

Organizational Development & Training Consultant

Why I Partner: I believe that when a mentor shows up, shows they care, builds a relationship with a student and helps the student improve their skills and increase knowledge, the student’s confidence is boosted. The impact of that self-confidence lasts an entire lifetime, long after the student graduates from school.

 

Lauren Heerlein

Senior Director of Marketing, Virtusa

Why I Partner: As a lover of art growing up and now an artist, mentoring in math gave me confidence to continue building that skillset – and every student deserves mentors to help them improve in their skillset of choice.

 

Alok Kapoor

On leave of absence, Fidelity Investments

Why I Partner: After observing the inequities among students and their access to learning support, I felt compelled to partner with BPIE as I supported their efforts in this arena.

 

Claudette Kerr

Former Boston Public Schools teacher, Josiah Quincy Elementary

Why I Partner: Having been in education, I saw a great need. I used the Boston Partners in Education platform before in my classroom, recognized the benefits, and wanted to support.

Joel Lamstein

President, John Snow, Inc. & World Education, Inc. (retired)

Joel Lamstein is the founder of John Snow, Inc. (JSI). Joel served as president of JSI, and the nonprofit World Education, Inc. through 2021. In 2005, Joel served as
interim BPIE Executive Director, and has continued to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

 

Darrin Lang

CEO, LABUR

Why I Partner: In my mind, there is no greater need than to ensure our children, our future, is prepared to make this world a better place. The opportunity to read in BPS classrooms and serve on our Board has been a gift to me. As much as I hope to make an impact and to help the children be the best version of themselves, they are certainly doing that for me.

 

Ivan Matviak

Executive Vice President, Clearwater Analytics

I believe in the importance of public education and I’ve seen firsthand the impact that a mentor can have on a child’s personal and academic life. I’m proud to help BPIE support kids in the Boston Public Schools.

 

Michael McKenna

Vice President of Sales, TAG Cyber

Why I Partner: A mentor of mine introduced me to the joy that comes with mentoring a child. Spending time in a classroom always puts a spring in my step and reinforces, in me, the understanding that the greatest gift you can give a child is the power to believe in themselves.

 

Emmanuelle Renelique

Owner, Awakening Excellence Adult Day Health Center

Emmanuelle Renelique is the owner of Awakening Excellence Adult Day Health Center, a licensed community-based day care program providing a variety of health, therapeutic, and social services to those at risk of being placed in a nursing home. Emmanuelle has been a dedicated member of the BPIE Board of Directors since 2014.

 

Ira Shaw

Managing Director, Crow Holdings Capital

Why I Partner: I have enjoyed volunteering as a mentor since high school, through college, and now during my adult life with BPIE. It’s rewarding to contribute to the enrichment of a child’s education. As a BPIE board member, I am provided with the opportunity to give back to the organization that has provided me with mentorship opportunities by helping to craft strategy and programs.

 

Grant Simpson

Vice President, Finance & Operations, Beautiful Destinations

Why I Partner: My mom was a public school teacher, and I was a public school student. I believe that every young person deserves access to mentorship and support to help them to achieve their academic potential. My participation with BPIE as a Board Member and volunteer academic mentor gives me the opportunity to do my small part towards that goal.

Michaela Soctomah

Financial Crimes Director, KPMG LLP

Why I Partner: As a mother of a young child, I understand the importance of early education and the need for additional resources when a child is falling behind their peers. BPIE helps provide those resources so we do not leave any child behind.

 

Subbiah Subramanian

Head of Data Modernization and Analytics, DTCC

Why I Partner: My relationship with BPIE started through the Big Cheese Reads initiative, and I love having a direct impact on the students. I’m also a big believer in education as an equalizer.

Tully Sullivan

Associate Director, Public Relations & Communications, The Fletcher School at Tufts University

Why I Partner: I support BPIE because I believe in the power of public education, and that all children deserve the opportunities made possible through education.

Jessica Tang

President, Boston Teachers Union

Why I Partner: BPIE is the premier nonprofit partner that connects students to mentors, tutors, and volunteers who are invested in seeing Boston Public Schools succeed. The Boston Teachers Union is proud to partner with BPIE in our shared commitment to our students, families and schools!

 

Tim West

Director of Marketing, Gaston Electrical Co., Inc.

Why I Partner: As a lifelong Bostonian and Parent of two Boston Public School Children, I care deeply about the education of our City’s young learners. I’m proud to support BPIE because the programs, mentors, leadership, and staff play a vital role in overall student success.

Jib Wilkinson

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Jib Wilkinson is a Principal in Deloitte Consulting’s Financial Services and Technology practice helping buy side and asset servicing clients in major business transformations including merger integration, technology strategy & implementation, operations improvement, and cost reduction.

 

Brad Wilson

Partner, StoneTurn Group LLP

Why I Partner: As a former Boston Public Schools student, I feel that it’s important to give back to the BPS community, particularly in the area of education where students are in need.