2022 New TPC Board Members
Valerie is an independent consultant with extensive marketing and brand experience. After leading products on brands such as Kraft, DiGiorno and Cracker Barrel, Valerie left the private sector and focused her skills and energy toward the nonprofit world. She mainly provided pro bono management consulting services both privately and through Community Consulting Teams of Boston. Valerie has her Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois and her MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. Valerie lives with her spouse, father, three kids, and rescue pup in Brookline, MA.
Kelsea is an attorney and strategic consultant. She is the founder of Grow By Three, a consulting firm that seeks to promote social justice through professional and organizational development. Before founding Grow By Three, Kelsea worked as a commercial litigation associate in the Boston office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, and in the admissions office of Boston University School of Law. Throughout her career, she has also held roles at government agencies, small to midsize law firms, and within in-house legal departments. Her professional experiences activated her desire to increase access to insight in ways that maximize success and ultimately improve lives. Kelsea is certified in Diversity & Inclusion through Cornell University and is focused on promoting equity within all areas of society. Kelsea is a New York native but moved to Massachusetts to attend Boston University School of Law. Prior to law school, she attended Syracuse University where she studied advertising at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
Clare is the General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer of Intuitive Health, LLP, which partners with health systems nationwide to establish combined emergency room/urgent care locations that provide a full spectrum of medical care while keeping costs down for patients. Clare also maintains a thriving pro bono practice providing legal advice to 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities on issues of entity formation, federal and state tax compliance, corporate governance, and contractual negotiations. Prior to joining Intuitive Health, Clare worked for five years as a Healthcare Associate at Foley & Lardner, LLP. In her spare time, she enjoys quilting, reading dystopian science fiction novels, and chasing her son around playgrounds regardless of weather. Clare earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. Clare lives in Cambridge with her husband Kyle, son Jack (age 2), and daughter-on-the-way (due in 2022!).
Annemieke (Mieke) Rice
Mieke is an educational technology professional who has spent her career helping higher education institutions elevate their use of data to advance student success. She worked at colleges in the Boston area before joining an early-stage edtech start up where she eventually became the chief customer success officer. As part of that work, she’s travelled to and consulted with hundreds of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada and remains passionate about the opportunities we have to improve equitable outcomes for all college students. She received her Masters in applied educational psychology from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science from Lehigh University in journalism and behavioral neuroscience. Mieke and her husband Ryan recently relocated to the Boston area after stints in Buffalo, New York and Fort Wayne, Indiana. They live in Reading with their brand-new baby girl, Inneke. In her free time Mieke loves hiking with their adopted dog Bubba, an Australian Shepherd.