Our Staff

Elaine Ng, Chief Executive Officer

Elaine Ng

As a 25-year 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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Lori Manzelli, Communications Manager

Ning Jun Yuan, Assistant Communications Manager

Data and Business Systems

Luke Alonso, Director of Data and Business Intelligence

Luke Alonso

With over 30 years in IT development and leadership, Luke has a focus on how systems and data are used within the organization. More »


Leonard Aubrey, Interim Chief Financial Officer

Leonard Aubrey

Leonard Aubrey brings decades of experience in executive leadership in large institutions to us as our interim CFO. He leads the accounting and real estate teams, and supports the ongoing work with our fiscal sponsorship service. More »

Human Resources

Luzdy Rivera, Director of Human Resources

Luzdy Rivera

Luzdy brings to TSNE comprehensive experience in human resources operations for the nonprofit and healthcare sector. More »

Learning and Evaluation

Nwando Obele, M.P.P., Director of Learning and Evaluation

Nwando Obele

As the Director of Learning and Evaluation, Nwando leads TSNE’s strategic learning vision that advances the organization’s internal functions and quality of its programs. More »


Anli Jiao, Acting General Counsel

Anli Jiao

Programs and Services

John Smith, Director of Programs

John Smith

John brings extensive experience in nonprofit, government, education and advocacy fields to TSNE. He served as the Policy Analyst in the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development for the City of Boston, where he managed major economic development policy initiatives. Before his government experience, John also worked at the Fair Housing Center of Greater Boston, the Hyams Foundation’s Youth Policy Initiative, the Tennessee Department of Health, and at several universities managing service learning and other student-centered programs. More »

Consulting and Training

Katie Barnett, Associate Director of Consulting and Training

Katie Barnett

Katie Barnett brings a range of experience to TSNE. In addition to consulting with McKinsey & Co., Bridgespan, and Root Cause, Katie worked in development at the Harvard School of Public Health and managed the Nonprofit Initiative at the Business Council of Southwest Connecticut. Prior to joining TSNE, Katie was the Associate Director at the Social Innovation Forum, where she provided consulting and advisory services to nonprofit organizations and funders. More »

Fiscal Sponsorship

Michael Nagavkar, Associate Director of Finance

Michael Nagavkar

Michael brings a vast history of financial management experience from the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Most recently, he worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative, where he served as the Associate Finance Director of Africa Financial Operations. More »

Nonprofit Spaces

Faisal Abid, Property Services Manager

Faisal Abid

Faisal Abid is the Property Services Manager for TSNE, which includes the NonProfit Center, a multi-tenant office, meeting, and shared space for nonprofits in the heart of downtown Boston. The Center holds regular nonprofit workshops, conferences, and events throughout the year. TSNE also operates The Link, a coworking, training and event space built to catalyze workforce development in the region. More »