Our Board of Directors


Jaye Y. Smith, Chair
Trust Early Learners

Beth Chandler, Vice Chair
President & CEO
YW Boston

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

Clement V. James, Treasurer
Senior Director of Financial Reporting and Controller
Year Up


Miki C. Akimoto
Chief Impact Officer
National Center for Family Philanthropy

Angela Brown
Chief of Economic Development
Metropolitan Area Planning Council

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

Jay Kim
Executive Director
Foundation for MetroWest

Ayisha Lee
Director of Annuity Product Management

Cheryl Schaffer

Megha Vadula
Vice President of Mixed-Use Development, Boston
Hilco Redevelopment Partners