Board of Trustees
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Board of Trustees
Tom beecher, clerk*
Mr. Beecher is the CEO of Cartera Commerce, a venture-backed, Boston-based loyalty marketing company. Cartera creates shopping portals that drive loyalty for its partners, which include large banks like Citi and JPMorgan Chase, and major airlines, including American, Delta and United. Prior to Cartera, Tom was CFO and later CEO at Imagitas and a consultant at Bain & Co.
Mr. Beecher attended Dartmouth College and Harvard Business School.
Ms. Flint received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, a Master’s of Science in Education from Bank Street College and a Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College. She has taught at the elementary school level and practiced social work at a family service agency.
Ms. Flint served on the Board of Trustees at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, MA from 1999 until 2012. During her time on the Board, she chaired the Education, Diversity, Communications and Search Committee for the next head of school. She also served on the Development Committee and co-chaired the most recent Capital Campaign. In 2013, she was elected to be a Trustee Emeritus, and she currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Visitors.
In March of 2013, Ms. Flint joined the board of Our Sisters’ School, an independent middle school that serves the inner-city girls of New Bedford, MA. She serves on the Advancement Committee and is currently co-chairing the search for the Director of Development.
Ms. Flint and her husband, Jonathan live in Lincoln, MA. They have four daughters: Hannah, 31, Rebecca, 28, Sarah, 25 and Charlotte, 18.
Reverend Ray Hammond
In 1988, Reverend Ray Hammond founded and became pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston. In this capacity, he has a long history of involvement with youth and community activities. Rev. Hammond joined the Board of The Boston Foundation in 2000, and became Board Chair in 2002. He is a Member of the Executive Committee of the Black Ministerial Alliance and was also one of the founders of the Ten Point Coalition.
Rev. Hammond is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He also earned his MA in the study of Religion at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
Robert Manning, chair and treasurer
Mr. Manning is an Executive Vice President with Janney Montgomery Scott. He is currently a member of the Institutional Review Board at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before moving to Boston in 2003, he provided tuition support and mentoring for a number of inner city students through the Student/Sponsor Partnership in New York City and the Student Partner Alliance in northern New Jersey. He also led a project to place an "I Can Learn" interactive mathematics classroom at St. Mary's High School in Jersey City, N. J. Previous board experience includes Union Congregational Church in Upper Montclair, NJ; St. Mary's High School in Jersey City, NJ; Habitat for Humanity Co-op in Newark, NJ; and Bolt Technology Corporation, South Norwalk, CT.
Mr. Oyedele has been the Leadership Effectiveness Director at Boston College's Lynch Leadership Academy since July 2014. Before then, he was the Executive Director of Match Charter Public High School. Prior to joining Match, Mr. Oyedele was Principal of Nativity Preparatory School in Jamaica Plain. He also served as a mentor principal in the Nativity Miguel Network, providing support and feedback to three other principals. His experiences in public and Catholic schools have solidified his belief in collaboration across sectors and in the importance of establishing collective responsibility as a pathway to driving student achievement.
Mr. Oyedele began his education career as an AmeriCorps member in Boston, MA. He received his Doctorate in education administration as well as his Master's in curriculum and instruction and secondary history education Boston College. He also received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College.
Katharine B. schmitt
Ms. Schmitt is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. She provides investment, credit, banking, philanthropic and planning advice to families, endowments and foundations and delivers the resources of the broader firm to her clients. In 2011, she moved back to Boston, her hometown, after spending several years in New York City at The Private Bank’s headquarters. Ms. Schmitt holds her NASD Series 7 and 63 licenses. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, she worked in business development and marketing for American Express and the New York Mets Baseball Club.
Ms. Schmitt received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Harvard University, where she played on the Varsity Field Hockey and Lacrosse teams. She currently resides in Boston’s South End with her husband and daughters; she is an active alumna of The Park School and Milton Academy.
*Pending DESE approval