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 Chair • SVP & CIO of Global Risk Solutions (retired), 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 • Independent Consultant & Adjunct Lecturer – Accounting, Regis College

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.

Grant Simpson

BPIE Board Treasurer • Managing Director, Evangeline Securities LLC

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.

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

Strategic Projects, DEPT®

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.


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.


Greg Henderson

Senior Vice President, Analog Devices Inc.

Why I Partner: As a mentor and partner with BPIE, I have been able to see firsthand the impact this program can have in helping Boston students achieve their potential. I am excited to join the Board and help BPIE achieve their vision of a more equitable city where every student is equipped with the skills, opportunity, and confidence to succeed in the classroom and beyond.


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.

Eric Kraus

Principal, Kimball Road Strategies

Why I Partner: I consider it a privilege to play a part in students’ growth. I’m excited to join the Board of an organization whose sole purpose is to nurture students’ development, in the classroom and beyond.

Darrin Lang


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

Chief Revenue Officer, TAG Infosphere, Inc.

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.

Scott Orzell

Managing Director, Accenture

Why I Partner: I joined the Board of Directors after witnessing firsthand how much impact one mentor can have in a child’s life. My career started working in a children’s hospital, and I’ve always been drawn to volunteer opportunities that support children; BPIE’s programs do just that, and I’m grateful to now have a bigger role in amplifying their impact.

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.


Michaela Soctomah

Forensic Servies – 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.

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 Schools 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

Managing Partner & CEO, 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.