Board of Trustees

2016–2017 Board Meeting Schedule

2016–2017 Board Meeting Schedule

2016–2017 Board Meeting Agendas

March 21, 2017

2016–2017 Board Meeting Minutes

(coming soon)

Board of Trustees

Alice Flint

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.

JAMIE GOLDSTEIN, vice CHAIR, treasurer and clerk

Mr. Goldstein is the founder and managing partner of Pillar Companies.  Previously, he worked for 18 years as a partner at North Bridge Venture Partners, where he specialized in investments in the communications and enterprise software industries. He co-founded PureSpeech, a venture-backed speech recognition software and applications company targeting service providers and enterprise call centers. Previously, Mr. Goldstein was an early employee with Symmetrix, a provider of manufacturing execution software that helped old-line manufacturing companies streamline their operations. During business school, he co-founded WattsUp?, a company selling consumer electricity meters that remains in business today.

Mr. Goldstein is the current Chairman and former President of the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA). Mr. Goldstein is also actively involved in the MIT Deshpande Center for Innovation and serves as a judge for the MIT 100K Business Plan Contest. Lastly, he was co-founder of Start6, the IAP Bootcamp for EECS Entrepreneurs and Innovators.

Mr. Goldstein grew up in the Boston area and is a graduate of MIT in Electrical Engineering and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. 

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

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.

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.


Mr. Oyedele joined the Lynch Leadership Academy in July 2014. As a Leadership Effectiveness Director, he is responsible for designing and delivering curriculum and providing individualized support to Academy Fellows. This year, along with Melissa Martin, Bisi will be supporting the cohort of aspiring principals.

Before joining the Lynch Leadership Academy, Mr. Oyedele was most recently the Executive Director of Match Charter Public High School. As Executive Director, he co-led a school that was twice granted Gold Level EPIC awards granted by New Leaders for New Schools. Prior to joining Match, he was Principal of Nativity Preparatory School in Jamaica Plain. Under his direction, Nativity designed a new teacher preparation program that led to increased student achievement as reflected on Stanford 10 assessments, and improved high school placement of Nativity's graduates. Mr. Oyedele began his career as a history and English teacher and also successfully coached the Nativity teachers in his previous role as Social Studies department chair.  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 AmeriCorp Corps member in Boston, MA. He received his Doctorate in education administration as well as his masters in curriculum and instruction and secondary history education from Boston College. He also received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston College.