Advisory Board

Playworks New England’s program benefits enormously from the time and expertise of our local Board members. These champions generously offer advice and guidance to staff, identify resources to support the program, and help guide ongoing growth in the region.


 

Kanda Alagappan


Director of Talent Acquisition
Carbonite

 

Allison Bauer


Adjunct Professor
Boston College

 

James Burns


Director of Customer Success 
Toast

 

Christopher di Bonaventura


Executive Vice President, Family Office Services
Fidelity Investments

 

Melissa Cummings


Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

 

Aidan Donahue


Director of Client Services and Business Development
Good Measures LLC

 

Andrew Dupee, CFA


Portfolio Manager
Howland Capital

 

Doug Kangos


Partner
PwC

 

Jordan Krasnow


Of Counsel
Goulston & Storrs

 

Nan Langowitz


Professor of Management & Entrepreneurship
Babson College

 

Jay McQuaide (Board Chair)


Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

 

Jennifer Bermant O’Brien


Management Consultant

 

Ed Orazem


President, Family Office Services
Fidelity Investments

 

Len Tacconi


President
HMR Weight Management Services Corp.

 


New England Board Emeritus

Playworks New England is in our second decade of running programs across the region. The organization has benefited tremendously from the effort of former board members. Today these individuals still provide support and advice as members of the Emeritus Board.

 

Dave Czesniuk


Managing Director
Boston Ballet

 

Valerie Fleishman


Executive Director
NEHI

 

Marie Herb


Managing Director
Technical Assistance Collaborative

 

Imityaz “Taz” Hussein


Partner and Public Health Practice Head
The Bridgespan Group

 

Dave Newman


Vice President
Strategy Group Inc.

 

Allyson Perron Drag


Senior Government Relations Director
American Heart Association

 

Noah Shaw


General Council and Secretary of the Board 

New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

 

Laurie Sherman


Executive Vice President
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center

 

Christine Weithman


Director of Nutrition Services and Product Development

HMR Weight Management Services Corp.

 


If you are interested in learning more about the opportunity to join the Playworks New England Board of Directors please contact Jonathan Gay, jon.gay@playworks.org.

 

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