Board of Directors
Western New England University
Barbara Moffat is Vice President for Marketing & External Affairs at Western New England University in Springfield. She handles internal and external communications for the university, and also promotes its current and future educational programs. She has over 40 years of experience in higher education administration and serves on the boards of several community and civic associations within the Commonwealth.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Kristen McKinnon currently serves as the Community Service-Learning Specialist at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She holds masters degrees in public administration and mental health counseling from Suffolk University, and a bachelors degree in psychology from Providence College. Ms. McKinnon has spent the last 15 years developing and implementing youth programs that support academic achievement, promote healthy behaviors, and improve social behavior and civic engagement. She volunteers in various community organizations as a member of Boston Cares and is a volunteer Wish Grantor for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Massachusetts.
Landmark Real Estate Advisors & Property Works Advisory Group
Eric is the co-founder and principal of Landmark Real Estate Advisors and Property Works Advisory Group providing leadership, strategic direction and corporate real estate advisory services for privately held and publicly traded companies. Eric accumulated over 25 years of professional experience launching, building and leading enterprise business development efforts for local, national and global consulting firms. His experience has been largely focused on advising businesses as a trusted advisor with business strategy and operational improvement. Eric played a key role on the Boston Corporate Real Estate Advisory Services team of Trammell Crow Company. He was a leader in generating new business and outperforming targeted plans while delivering successfully for the firm’s existing clients. With success in consulting and the commercial real estate sectors, Eric leveraged his background, training and experience to form Landmark Real Estate Advisors in 2007 and Property Works Advisory Group in 2012, to focus efforts on representing the corporate real estate interests of high growth organizations. Eric has a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College; was a Distinguished Graduate of Instructor Pilot Training and Pilot in the U.S. Air Force; and has a Bachelors of Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy where he also played running back for the intercollegiate football team.
National Service Consultant
Will Chrysanthos served four years as an AmeriCorps member with the Breakthrough Collaborative, Teach for America, and Hands On Mississippi. He considers these years to be the most positive and transformative of his life and hopes that one day, all Americans who choose to, can serve their country through AmeriCorps. Will was named an Eli J. Segal Fellow in 2011, this led him to Washington DC where he served at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) as a Special Assistant to the Director of AmeriCorps. At CNCS, he served as the New York Section Chief for AmeriCorps operations in the hurricane Sandy response, and FEMA mission assignment administrator on eleven other federally declared disasters. Prior to his work in DC, he served four years in the hurricane Katrina recovery effort in Mississippi, during which he was named to the Mississippi Commission on Volunteer Service to manage the state's largest AmeriCorps VISTA program. Will is a native of Medford, Massachusetts and received his BA in history from Tufts University.
Chief Executive Officer
Massachusetts Service Alliance
Emily has over 30 years of experience in planning and community development. Emily joined MSA as CEO in 2008. She is responsible for helping steer MSA in our support of organizations that rely upon volunteers and corps members to meet critical needs in communities across the Commonwealth. Before joining MSA, Emily served as program director of Boston Main Streets, a public-private initiative of the City of Boston established to revitalize Boston's many neighborhood commercial districts. Emily is on the board of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and the Association of America’s State Service Commissions. She holds a B.A. from Vassar College and a Masters in City Planning from M.I.T. Emily loves to ski and snowshoe which doesn’t win her many friends when she exhibits an unreasonable enthusiasm for snow.
Dr. Lawrence Neil Bailis
Dr. Lawrence Neil Bailis, a political scientist, is an associate research professor and senior research associate at the Center for Youth and Communities, where he has specialized in the administration of welfare, child care, social service, employment and training, and education programs. His current and recently completed research includes an effort to work with community groups to assess the impact of welfare reform in Massachusetts and more than a dozen studies that address service learning, school-to-work, school-to-college, and efforts to prevent dropouts as strategies to reform elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. He also has conducted numerous research projects that address the effectiveness of strategies to increase the utility of service delivery systems, to promote collaboration among related programs, and to ensure that so-called community-based programs truly reflect the interests of the community. In recent years, he has provided training and strategic planning and management assistance to a state social services department, several dozen not-for-profit youth-serving and child care organizations, two foundations and an urban Pennsylvania school district. For the past 13 years, Professor Bailis has served as the public (neutral) member of a tripartite labor-management panel that determines the workload for frontline workers in all Massachusetts welfare offices. His publications include an analysis of grass roots organizing techniques, Bread or Justice: Grassroots Organizing in the Welfare Rights Movements. Professor Bailis received his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.
Massachusetts Campus Compact
Barbara Canyes has been Executive Director of the Massachusetts Campus Compact since September 1999. In this capacity, she has provided executive leadership and strategic directions to this higher education membership organization of over 60 colleges and university presidents in the state of Mass. She also serves on the National Campus Compact's Executive Board and Mass. Service Alliance. Ms. Canyes has degrees from American University and University of Maryland. She brings to her MACC position, over 20 years in higher education administration and community service from state, private and two year college institutions. She resides in Haverhill, Mass. with her husband and 10 year old daughter.
Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation
Ms. Fuller has spent her career in marketing and advertising and her non-working hours as a volunteer for non-profits doing fundraising, marketing, capacity-building, and generally, whatever has needed to be done! The organizations she has worked with in the Greater Springfield area range from WGBY, Public Television for Western Massachusetts to Girl Scouts to Springfield School Volunteers to the Springfield Day Nursery (now Square One) to the Greater Springfield Mentoring Partnership to local colleges. She heads the grade-level reading initiative – Reading Success by 4th Grade - for the Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation in Springfield, a family foundation serving Hampden County. She has been involved for 15 years in the promotion of and funding administration for volunteer programs on a state-wide level as a director of the Massachusetts Service Alliance.
Jill Lacey Griffin
Jill Lacey Griffin is the Director of Workforce, Supplier, and Diversity Development at The Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Responsible for overseeing development of a skilled workforce and trained local supplier base, in order to maximize their use of by the new expanded gaming industry, Ms. Griffin will lead the Commission’s efforts to ensure that both the workforce and supplier bases are fully inclusive of the diverse populations that make up the citizenry of Massachusetts. Ms. Griffin has more than 15 years of experience in economic and workforce development and most recently served as Senior Director of Programs at The Boston Foundation. In this role, Griffin served as Co-chair of SkillWorks, a $20 million, multi-year initiative to improve workforce development across the state by bringing together philanthropy, government, community organizations and employers to address the twin goals of helping low income individuals attain family supporting jobs and businesses find skilled workers. Prior to her role at The Boston Foundation, Griffin held various leadership positions with a focus in economic development and strategic planning and partnerships at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development. Ms. Griffin began her career at City Year and Northeastern University’s Cooperative Education Program. Ms. Griffin has also served on several boards throughout her professional career including presently the Massachusetts Service Alliance and previously MYTOWN (Multicultural Youth Tour of What’s Now) and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Community Action Committee.
Alice Jelin Isenberg
Ms. Jelin's most recent work has been as been as President of Alice Jelin Associates, a Boston based consulting firm specializing in philanthropy, education and public policy. She managed this firm from 1993-2006. From 1985-1992, Ms. Jelin was senior public affairs consultant for New England Mutual Life Insurance Company. There she managed school-business partnerships, local community relations projects and participated on education committees throughout Boston. Ms. Jelin also served as appointments secretary to former Governor Michael Dukakis. Active in community affairs, Ms. Jelin was a member of the Board of Directors of the Nellie Mae Corporation since 1984, and a founding member and Vice-Chair of the Board for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation from 1999 through 2005. She is currently a Director Emeritus. She is currently a board member and vice-president of the Ford Hall Forum and a board member of the Massachusetts Service Alliance. She also was a board member and president of the Robert F. Kennedy Action Corps for Children, and remains a member of the Advisory Committee to the Board. She was also a director of Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, Old North Foundation and The Boston Club. Ms. Jelin has an MPA from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a BA from Smith College.
Rev. Edwin Johnson
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Rev. Johnson is the Priest in Charge of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church. Previously, he was assistant rector at St. James's Episcopal Church, Cambridge for three years. Rev. Johnson is a graduate of Church Divinity School of the Pacific, Berkeley, CA where he received his Masters of Divinity, and was awarded the Fran Toy prize for Multicultural Ministry. He also received his B.A. in Anthropology and Comparative Religion from Tufts University, Boston, MA. At St. James, Rev. Johnson actively participated in evangelism, social justice, preaching and pastoral counsel. He also oversaw Christian Education, Outreach, Young Adult and Fellowship programing. During his career, he was also involved or worked with several other programs and institutes, such as, working with Barbara Harris Camp, CDSP Godly Play Program, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Oakland and Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe in San Jose, CA.
Kimberly Y. Jones
Athena Legal Strategies Group
Ms. Jones is the founder of Athena Legal Strategies Group in Boston, where her practice focuses on providing counsel and advice to employers, management and senior executives on labor and employment matters. She represents clients in state and federal court, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, American Arbitration Association, Department of Unemployment Assistance and in Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings. To assist business clients in providing a professional work environment compliant with state and federal laws, Ms. Jones provides counsel on preventative employment practices and litigation avoidance strategies, including pre-employment screening; personnel policy development; drafting employment, noncompetition and severance agreements; wage and hour compliance; electronic communications and computer usage policies; employee misconduct and discipline; workplace violence; internal investigations; crisis communication management; and employee discharge. As a Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) Certified Trainer, Ms. Jones also conducts internal investigations and provides discrimination and harassment prevention training. In recent years, Ms. Jones has developed an additional practice area focus advising and representing companies with international operations and offshore workforces on strategic human resources and personnel management matters, particularly in Asia, Africa and South America. Ms. Jones is an author and frequent lecturer on employment-related topics and is actively involved in the legal community. In 2008, she was appointed to the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination Advisory Board by Governor Deval Patrick. She is also on the Board of Trustees for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, is on the Boston Bar Journal Board of Editors and is a co-chair of the Massachusetts Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council. In 2006, Ms. Jones was recognized by her peers as a "Rising Star" in Labor and Employment Law and subsequently selected as a "Super Lawyer" in Labor and Employment Law by Boston Magazine in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Julie Proulx Livingstone
The HYM Investment Group, LLC
Julie Proulx Livingstone is a Development Associate at The HYM Investment Group, LLC, a real estate company in downtown Boston. She is dedicated to creating vibrant places to live, learn, work, and play. Before joining HYM, Julie was Deputy Chief of Staff at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia where she focused on policy analysis, program development, and stakeholder relations. Previously, she worked on national service strategy and operations as an Eli Segal Fellow from the Office of the CEO at the Corporation for National and Community Service in DC. She helped launch the agency’s corporate pro bono initiative and produced a national conference session on Millennial leadership in social activism. Julie is an AmeriCorps NCCC alum, serving in Gulf Coast communities after Hurricane Katrina. She has a B.S. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from M.I.T. and a Masters in Public Policy and Urban Planning from the Harvard Kennedy School. She also serves on the Advisory Board of the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program.
Corporation for National & Community Service
Sherry McClintock is the Massachusetts State Director for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). She has been with CNCS for 8 years. Prior to that she was the Associate Director of Athletes in Service - Sport in Society (an AmeriCorps Program) at Northeastern University. She has both her bachelors and masters degrees from Northeastern University.
Sharon is a Senior Manager in the Special Acquisition Services Group at Deloitte where she uses her background in SEC compliance to serve public company clients. Prior to joining Deloitte Sharon worked at Goodwin Procter LLP, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, and served as Counsel in the Business Section of Day, Berry & Howard LLP. Sharon has served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Legal Aid Society of D.C. and as a Member of the Domestic Violence Task Force for the town of Weston, Connecticut. The Task Force is part of the Domestic Violence Crisis Center which serves towns in Fairfield county Connecticut and is part of the statewide Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She received her B.A. from the University of Arizona in Creative Writing and her Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School.
Worcester State University
David Roach has been involved in education for forty years. He has been an English teacher, a counselor in a treatment center for behaviorally disordered adolescents, an assistant principal, principal, and, for seventeen years, a Superintendent of Schools in Massachusetts. Both districts he led were recognized by the Corporation of National Service as Service Learning Leader Districts. Most recently, he served as the Principal of the Nativity School of Worcester. He currently teaches an education policy seminar at the College of Holy Cross and supervises graduate students in school leadership at Worcester State University. In addition, he served as co chair of the Commonwealth Corps Commission. Since its inception in 2007, the Commonwealth Corps in partnership with local non profits and the Massachusetts Service Alliance has sponsored over 500 Massachusetts residents in a year of service to their communities. In November, David was appointed by Governor Patrick to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Commission of Affairs of the Elderly/City of Boston
Emily K. Shea has been serving as Commissioner on Affairs of the Elderly for the City of Boston since April 2011 and was reappointed by Mayor Martin J. Walsh in January 2014. The Commission serves as Boston’s Area Agency on Aging and Boston’s Council on Aging. Prior to her work at the City, Ms. Shea’s work focused on meeting the needs of older adults in Boston, first in her role as the Executive Director of the Robert Wood Johnson funded initiative the Boston Partnership for Older Adults, and then in her most recent role as Director of Elder Services for Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD), Boston’s anti-poverty agency. Before coming to Boston, Ms. Shea spent 6 years as the Executive Director of Windsor House Adult Day Health programs in Cambridge, Somerville and Framingham. She also served as the President of the Massachusetts Adult Day Services Association. Ms. Shea received her MSW, MPH and Certificate in Gerontology from Boston University and her BA from St. Michael’s College.
Susan is a Pittsburgh native and spent 16 years as a teacher and school administrator in Ohio and after moving to Massachusetts began working with non-profits. She established afterschool programs and a downtown daycare center for the YMCA and became a national trainer for YMCA USA. She expanded her work with youth in the US Department of Labor employment and training division traveling the country conducting workshops for Job Corps centers and writing grants. She returned to Massachusetts to work with the Regional Employment Board of Hampden County in policy and program evaluation and became Community Services director for the Massachusetts Career Development Institute. Here she established Health Sciences programs and higher education and community business internships. She is a grant writer and teaches grantwriting skills to non-profits that hire her because she believes they should use that as an opportunity to learn that skill and become self-sufficient. During the past 25 years Susan has served as a management and development consultant to numerous non-profits and businesses. Her seminars are known for lots of activity and humor. Susan resides in Wilbraham, Massachusetts and is the mother of three and grandmother to nine.
Helene Horan Winn
The TJX Companies, Inc.
Helene is a Senior Community Relations Operations Specialist at The TJX Companies, Inc. where she focuses on the operational side of TJX's corporate community relations programs. Prior to joining TJX, Helene worked in Corporate Community Involvement at EMC Corporation, where she oversaw EMC's partnerships with educational organizations across the United States as well as the nonprofit sector both in higher education, at the College of the Holy Cross’ Prebusiness Office, and in urban education at the Nativity School of Worcester, where she ran the school’s Graduate Support program. Helene started at Nativity Worcester as an AmeriCorps member and then stayed, after her term of service was completed, as an administrator at the school. Helene is a resident of Shrewsbury, MA and holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA), a Masters in Teaching from Clark University (Worcester, MA) and an MBA from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management.