Our Team

Staff & Consultants

Lawrence Alexander
He/him
Innovations Manager
South Dartmouth, MA
Valerie A. Batts
She/her
VP Consulting (Founding Director)
Boston, MA & Edenton, NC
Elika Dadsetan-Foley
She/her
Executive Director
Duxbury, MA
Lisa Fagerstrom
She/her
Contracts Director
Boston, MA
Nikki Glass
She/her
VP of Admin
Baltimore, MD
Sue Lowcock
She/her
Director of Development
Newton, MA
Teletha McJunkin
She/her
Director of Operations
Chattanooga, TN
Emily Mutanda
She/her
Program Manager
Los Angeles, CA
Rebeca Oliveira
She/her
Office Manager
Boston, MA
Rick Pinderhughes
He/him
Deputy VP of Consulting
Milton, MA
Kaitlin Robinson
She/her
Program Assistant
Boston, MA
Erika Sheldon
She/her
Contracts Asst.
Boston, MA

Our Board

Board of Directors
Louise Weeks Coggins, LCSW
Melissa Agudelo
​Stephanie Blount, MBA
​Shannon Chapman
Patricia Davis-Penn
​Chris Dickerson
Jude Goldman
Thomas Shelden Griggs, Ph.D.
Louise Howlett, M.Div., LMFT
Vincent O. Johnson
Melissa Lukin, MBA
Elisa Lurkis
Gwendalynn L Morris
Wadye Morton
C. L. Max Nikias, Ph.D.
Prabha Sankaranaray, MS
Tiveeda Stovall, Ed.D.

Advisory Board of Directors
Aaron Amado
John Capitman, Ph.D.
​Meg Coward Baesmith
James W. Crow, PhD
Ida Dew Hickerson
Vlada Georgieva
Susan E. Gravely
Rev. Robert Griffin
The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare
Sheryl Howard, Esq.
Jovonna Jones
Carlene Larsson
Howard Lee, M.S.W.
Harriet W. Martin
Jarrow Merenivitch
​Viet Thanh Nguyen, PhD
The Rev. Haywood Parker
Gail Perry
Susan M. Perry Cole, Esq
Frank Phoenix
Bereket Habte Selassie, Ph.D.
Linnea Smith, M.D.
Joseph Steele, M.B.A.
​Gloria Steinem ​
Ann B. Sye, Ed.S
Fredrica H. Thompsett, Ph.D.
Timothy Tyson, Ph.D.
Lamont Wiggins, Esq.