Elaine Ng, Chief Executive Officer
As a 30-year-plus veteran of the nonprofit and education sectors, Elaine has a passion and commitment for organizations that shift the paradigm of equity and access. Most recently, she held the positions of Strategic Planning Director for Special Education for Boston Public Schools, and Executive Director of the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center.
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Consulting and Training
Heang Ly, Director, Consulting and Training
Heang Ly is rooted in the field of youth development, group dynamics and systems, diversity, equity and inclusion, conflict resolution, and nonprofit management. Heang spent significant time, 13 years, at the Center for Teen Empowerment providing direct service in youth organizing, advocacy, and community development issues. While at the organization, she also provided consulting services and technical assistance to nonprofits, schools, and cities. Meet the team.
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Data and Business Intelligence
Luke Alonso, Director, Data and Business Intelligence
With over 30 years in IT development and leadership, Luke has a focus on how systems and data are used within the organization. His overriding belief is that IT and systems exist to support the work. As such, IT needs to closely coordinate with every part of the organization to deliver functionality which supports best practices and informed decision making. Luke has served in nearly every role during the course of those 30 years, from technical support, through development and architecture, into senior management. Luke has worked for Department of Defense contractors, oil and gas companies, multi-national manufacturing and marketing organizations, as well as small start-ups both in and out of the technology field. After a career spent enabling corporations to better employ their resources, Luke decided he wanted to shift to the nonprofit side of the aisle to bring those same skills to the effort to help people.
Noah Stockman, Chief Financial Officer
Most recently, Noah served as CFO at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts and comes to TSNE with over seventeen years of experience working for multi-million dollar public service and mission driven organizations including Scholar Athletes, Inc., City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development, and the City of Boston Centers for Youth & Families, and the Boston Youth Fund. Noah is a Brown University graduate where he received two Bachelors of Arts in Economics and Organizational Behavior and Management. He has also earned a Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management from Suffolk University and a Certificate in Urban Planning and Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Lori Gordon, Director, Fiscal Sponsorship
Lori Gordon comes to TSNE with over 25 years of nonprofit and public sector experience leading finance, grant management and operations functions with such organizations as WGBH Educational Foundation and UMass Boston. Immediately prior to her arrival at TSNE, Lori was the Director of Finance and Administration at Interise, Inc., a national nonprofit in the economic development space whose flagship program is an Executive MBA program for small business entrepreneurs in low- to moderate-income and/or historically disadvantaged communities. Before that at UMass, Lori served as the Sr. Manager of Finance & Administration for the largest research institute on the campus, the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI). Lori received her undergraduate degree in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University and her MBA with a concentration in nonprofit and public management from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. She is SHRM-SCP certified, which recognizes management experience and leadership in human resources.
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Luzdy Rivera, Chief People and Culture Officer
Luzdy brings to TSNE comprehensive experience in human resources operations for the nonprofit and healthcare sector. She has specialized competencies in strategic leadership, and talent management and development, which includes leadership culture, performance management, employee engagement and change management. Luzdy thrives in the work of organizations that positively impact and make a difference in the lives of people and society. Luzdy has a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a Major in Human Resources from Metropolitan University.
Geoff Lamont, General Counsel
As general counsel for TSNE, Geoff oversees all legal and contract matters for the organization and its portfolio of fiscally sponsored organizations. Prior to joining TSNE, he served as counsel at GreenerU, an energy-efficiency consulting, design, and implementation company focused on the higher education sector. Geoff earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wake Forest University and his Juris Doctor from the Northeastern University School of Law, where he had the opportunity work in multiple public interest settings.
Marketing and Communications
Tatiana Johnson-Boria, Director, Strategic Communications
Tatiana is an all-around creative who’s passionate about building communications with an emphasis on community and connection. Most recently, she worked as the Director of Creative Strategy & Learning at Matterlab, a strategic communications agency, where she helped dozens of social sector organizations develop their organizational identity and communication strategies. She’s worked on communications for MIT, City Year, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and more. Outside of this work, she’s a writer, artist, and educator. She received her Master's in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College and teaches writing on the college-level and in community writing centers.
Programs and Services
Michael Ibrahim, Chief Program and Impact Officer
Michael Ibrahim is the Chief Program and Impact Officer of TSNE, where he oversees, evaluates, develops, and expands TSNE’s national program offerings and services. Prior to joining TSNE, Michael was the Cultural Investment Portfolio Manager at the Massachusetts Cultural Council. In addition to tens of millions in direct grantmaking, Michael led the Council’s Advisory Services and Capacity Building Initiatives for arts, humanities, and science organizations across the Commonwealth. This work included providing direct consulting services, technical assistance, group facilitation, financial health inventorying, capacity mapping, research and evaluation, and cohort development to help organizations build adaptive and innovative models of operation.
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Michael launched several capacity building programs at the Mass Cultural Council, including the Capacity Accelerator Network, Capacity Measurement Tool, MCC Small Shop Network, Cultural Data Financial Management Series, the Safe Harbors Program, the Recover, Rebuild, and Renew Series, and produced the Council’s arts leadership podcast, Creative Minds Out Loud, among other initiatives. Michael has published works and presented nationally on organizational development, strategic planning, philanthropy, capitalization, evaluation, and EDI strategies with the goal of driving social and cultural impact.
Previously, Michael was the director of development at the All Newton Music School for over a decade, and held management positions at Greater Boston Stage Company, Barrington Stage Company, and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Michael has served on the faculties of Boston University, The University of Kentucky, and Emerson College, where he has designed and taught courses in nonprofit management, leadership, program evaluation, and philanthropy to thousands of graduate students over the past 15 years.
Michael holds a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education Leadership Management from Northeastern University, a M.A. in Arts Administration from Boston University, a Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management from Boston University, and a B.A. in Arts Administration from the University of Kentucky.
Faisal Abid, Director, Property Services
Faisal Abid has spent the entirety of his career managing nonprofit spaces. He’s a strong believer in the role that such spaces play not just for our sector, but also for the community as a whole. He has been serving as Director of the Property Services team for 3 years, and has led TSNE’s property related work since 2011. In this role he oversees all of TSNE’s properties including the NonProfit Center of Boston, a multi-tenant office, meeting, and shared space for nonprofits in the heart of downtown Boston that opened in 2004. The NonProfit Center holds regular workshops, conferences, and events throughout the year and currently is home to 52 nonprofit organizations dedicated to social change. Faisal and his team also oversee The Link, a co-working, training, and event space built in partnership with Boston Properties and the Cambridge Redevelopment Authority to catalyze workforce development in the region. In addition to these, Faisal and his team manage multiple other properties in the Boston area, aimed towards providing spaces for communities to thrive. Faisal and his wife also perform around the Greater Boston area under the name Faisal Emily Music.