Board of Trustees

2018-2019 Board Meeting Schedule

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2018-2019 Board Meeting agendas

March 26, 2019

Board of Trustees

Tom beecher, vice-chair

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.

Michael Goldstein, clerk

Mr. Goldstein founded Match in 1999, and led in various capacities through 2013.  He started the Match Corps in 2004; the Match Teacher Residency in 2008; and the Sposato Graduate School of Education in 2011.  From 2013 to 2016, he served as Chief Academic Officer at Bridge International Academies, helping to launch over 300 schools in Kenya, Uganda, Liberia, India, and Nigeria.  

Mr. Goldstein has served on various boards including National Council for Teacher Quality, Education Sector, and the transition teams for Massachusetts Governors Deval Patrick in 2007 and Mitt Romney in 2003.  He is a former journalist and has written for Business Week, New York Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and Boston Globe.  

Mr. Goldstein has a B.A. from Duke and a Master's in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

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, treasurer

Mr. Manning is currently on the board of directors of the World Forum on Early Care and Education and a member of the Institutional Review Board at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He most recently worked as the Executive Vice President with Janney Montgomery Scott. 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.

Katharine B. schmitt

Ms. Schmitt is an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan Private Bank where she leads a team of specialists and advises on a range of wealth management topics including investments, banking, credit, planning and philanthropy. 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.

mary wells, chair

Ms. Wells is a co-founder and Partner with Bellwether Education Partners, a professional services firm focused on building leadership and management capacity in the field of K-12 education reform.  Prior to this, she was the senior program officer for STEM and new schools with the Texas High School Project.  

Ms. Wells holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BA from Harvard University.