Our Board of Directors


Tammy Dowley-Blackman, President
Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC

Miki Akimoto, Vice President
Managing Director, Senior Philanthropic Strategist
Bank of America

Marcos Lucio Popovich, Clerk
Program Director of Grantmaking
Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Gerardo Espinoza, Treasurer
Executive Director
LEAF Local Enterprise Assistance Fund


Angela Brown
Vice President for Policy and Program

Beth Chandler
President & CEO
YW Boston

Nancy B. Gardiner
Managing Partner, Director of Family Office and Philanthropy Services
Hemenway and Barnes, LLP

Charlayne Murrell-Smith
Vice President of External Relations
Boston Children’s Museum

Marjorie Ringrose
Senior Program Officer
Richard and Susan Smith Family Foundation

Cheryl Schaffer (Chair – Program Committee)
Director of Finance and Administration
Union of Concerned Scientists

Jaye Y. Smith
Chief Advancement Officer