Kelsea Médard, Board of Directors, Co-President
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.
Jennifer is a life-long educator, believing that knowledge is power. Her professional
life centered on helping teachers develop their practice throughout their careers. Starting as a classroom teacher, she moved on to Wheelock College as director of the Curriculum Resource Center. For the next 15 years, she worked on school reform in the Boston Public Schools. During this time, she served on the board of the Brookline Education Foundation. Jennifer loves teaching adults and has also worked as a consultant with the Teaching and Learning Alliance and with BPS fellows in the Passion to Teach Project. Through TPC she became interested in the foster care system and volunteers as a CASA worker and Special Education Surrogate Parent. She has served on the TPC board since 2020 as co-chair of the Education Committee. She lives in Boston with her husband and in her free time can be found in a local ceramics studio or running after her three grandchildren.
Cathy spent her career in investment consulting and is a retired partner at NEPC, LLC, an investment consulting firm. Cathy helped nonprofit organizations invest their endowment assets while meeting spending needs for grantmaking. Cathy has an MBA and a Bachelors degree in biology from Boston College. She is also on the Board of the Boston Area Gleaners (a former TPC grantee). In retirement, Cathy and her husband have moved to the White Mountains of New Hampshire where they enjoy hiking, biking, skiing and pickleball.
Leigh Chandler, Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee
Leigh is a marketing and communications professional committed to mobilizing action toward social equity. Currently she serves as the Communications & Events Manager at the Environmental League of Massachusetts (ELM). Prior to ELM, she was the Manager of Marketing and Communications at YW Boston. She also has experience in nonprofit development and as a public speaking coach. Leigh joined TPC in 2017 as a Fellow, and has served as a Grants Captain and on the Marketing Committee. In 2018, she represented the organization at Philanos’ conference, presenting on social media strategies for collective giving networks. Leigh grew up in a small beach town in South Carolina and graduated from Davidson College in 2016 with a degree in English. When not in nature, she prefers to spend her time at Boston’s local bookstores and cinemas.
Lindsey Donovan, Board of Directors
Lindsey is a portfolio manager and fixed income analyst at Cambridge Trust Company. She helps individuals, businesses, and nonprofits invest their assets and plan for the future. Lindsey has a bachelors degree in economics and French from the College of the Holy Cross and a MBA from Babson College. She enjoys rowing at the Hingham Maritime Center. Lindsey loves spending time on the Cape during the summer, and in her spare time loves to read, bake, and travel as much as possible.
Rosemary Driscoll, Board of Directors
Rosemary ‘s early graduate work in education and psychology was the launch pad of a successful career as a qualitative market research consultant. Over the 30 plus years in practice, Rosemary moderated hundreds of focus groups and conducted countless in-depth interviews for clients in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Gradually slowing down her consultancy, volunteer opportunities captured her attention and excitement. Rosemary is currently Treasurer and Past President of The Natick Education Foundation and Co-Curator and organizer of TEDxNatick. Since joining TPC in 2018, Rosemary has been a Grant Team Deputy and is currently Co-Coordinator for Grantee Engagement, working with TPC Liaisons to partner with our grantees each year. Rosemary lives in Sherborn with her husband, spending lots of time forest-bathing with Hopper, their chocolate lab mix.
Valerie Godhwani, Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee
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.
Tatiana Joyce, Board of Directors, Co-Chair of the Grants Committee
Tatiana is a Bostonian, proud aunt, and dedicated human service professional with a passion for supporting child, adult, and family health in urban areas. She currently works as an Associate Director for Commonwealth Corporation managing the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund. Through administering the WCTF, she champions the upward economic mobility of MA residents from the Berkshires to the Cape & Islands via grantmaking in workforce development. Tatiana earned her BA from Tufts University and continues to reside in Boston. She loves all things beach, biking, and brunch related.
Leslie spent the first half of her career as an Occupational Therapist in the field of mental health. Earning her master’s from Tufts University, she managed inpatient programs and led vocational training at New York Hospital, Silver Hill Hospital, and Massachusetts Mental Health Center. In 2002, she founded Community Giving Tree, a non-profit organization serving children with low income, and Twice Loved Toys, a social enterprise supporting the organization. After 15 years as Executive Director, she stepped down when she and her husband moved to Brookline. Leslie is a founding board member of Asembo Skills for Hope in Kenya, volunteers at the Brookline Food Pantry, and is a strategic planning consultant for Community InRoads in Lawrence. She is currently working at Circle of Hope as a grant writer. She enjoys traveling with her family and relaxing in Maine.
Bodi is a fundraiser by profession, and currently serves as Director of Development and Communications at the Boston Private Industry Council, a workforce development organization most known for facilitating private sector internships for Boston high school students. Previously, she was Director of Development for Neighborhood House Charter School in Dorchester, and before that was a development consultant in New York City for 10 years. Bodi received her BA in history from Yale University and her MS in nonprofit management from the New School. She lives in Brookline with her husband, son and cats and in her free time enjoys cooking, traveling and reading science fiction.
Sue is a Chief Operating Officer (COO) who specializes in helping entrepreneurial, early-stage organizations successfully grow. She has more than 20 years of experience building strategically focused, high performing cultures equipped to expand quickly. Sue is currently the Chief Operating & Financial Officer of iCivics, a national non-profit promoting civic education. Prior to that she was the COO for Year Up, an award-winning social enterprise organization working to close the opportunity divide. Earlier in her career, Sue was the COO at the Share Group where she played an integral role growing this start-up into an industry leader in fundraising for national progressive non-profits. Sue earned a BA from Colby College and her MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Sarah Rahman, Board of Directors
Sarah has been a member of TPC since 2017. Her professional background is in public policy and urban and regional planning, and she has worked on economic development issues at the federal, state, and local levels. She has her Bachelor of Science degree from Brown University and her Master’s degrees in Public Policy and Urban and Regional Planning from Princeton University. Most recently, she was the Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Innovation Institute at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Previously, she was a Senior Policy Analyst at The Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program. She currently serves as Vice-Chair for the City of Newton Economic Development Commission. She had also been a Trustee for Wellan Montessori School. Sarah enjoys reading, travel, volunteering at her children’s schools, and learning about and supporting nonprofits that give back to her different communities.
Annemieke (Mieke) Rice, Board of Directors, Grantee Liaison Coordinator
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.
Liz Sanchez, Board of Directors
Liz is a health policy professional who currently serves as the Senior Director for Policy & Health Access at the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers. Her responsibilities and experience include developing, advocating for, and implementing policies and strategies that increase access to care, promote health equity, and address the social drivers of health (such as food access, housing, transportation, climate justice). Liz joined TPC in 2016, has participated in grant teams since 2017, was a grantee liaison for the Daily Table in 2018, and since March 2022, has been Co-Chair of the DEI Committee. She received her BA in Sociology from the University of Arizona and MPH in Urban Health from Northeastern University. Liz lives in Hopkinton with her family.
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Penny Weeks (she/her) is a Certified Financial Planner and has spent her career in financial services working with individuals and organizations focused on effectively leveraging their resources to meet their strategic objectives; she is currently a nonprofit lender with Silicon Valley Bank. She joined TPC in 2014 and has been a grant team member and team captain for a number of years, grantee liaison and a member of the DEI and Education Committees. Her volunteer board leadership experience includes a range of organizations with annual revenue from startup to $20MM, focused primarily in the education and social services sectors and committed to empowering members of under-resourced communities. She is a Lead Boston alumna, completed the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management Program jointly sponsored by HBS and The Kennedy School and in 2019 received a Certificate in Nonprofit Board Consulting from Board Source. Currently, she is Governance Committee Chair, member of the DBIE Committee and Minds Matter Boston’s Board (a current TPC grantee), and Finance Committee Co-chair and a member of the Board of Empower Success Corps. Now a Boston resident, she is originally from New York City and is an avid international traveler, having most recently been to South Africa with her daughter.