Board of Trustees

Every charter school is governed by a Board of Trustees that holds the school’s charter and is responsible for ensuring the financial well-being of the school, hiring the school leader, and adhering to the terms of the charter’s accountability plan. The Boston Collegiate Board allows for up to 18 voting members and terms that rotate every three years.

Board meetings for the 2020-2021 school year are listed below:

  • Monday, September 21, 8:00-10:00am, Virtual via Zoom, Agenda
  • Monday, October 26, 8:00-10:00am, Virtual via Zoom
  • Saturday, December 12, 8:00-12:30pm, TBD (Board Retreat)
  • Monday, February 1, 8:00-10:00am, Virtual via Zoom
  • Monday, March 29, 8:00-10:00am, Virtual via Zoom
  • Monday, May 10, 8:00-10:00am, Virtual via Zoom
  • Monday, June 14, 8:00-10:00am, Virtual via Zoom

Nicole Chang is a Financial and Operations professional with experience in both corporate and Non-profit companies. At her last position as a Business Manager at Education Development Center (EDC), her focus is on budget creation and monitoring, as well as contract compliance to monitor contracts/awards issued to EDC as well as those contracts and awards that EDC subcontracts.  Her expertise is in Business financial and administrative operations.  She is a graduate of Tufts University and has an MBA from Babson College. 

Jose Brandao | Vice Chair | Finance Committee Member | BCCS Parent

Vice President, Business Technology Risk, State Street Corporation | Boston, MA

Jose Brandao is a Vice President of Business Technology Risk at State Street Corporation a financial services firm in Boston. He is responsible for developing, directing, and managing the overall technology risk management program for the Investor Services Americas (ISA) business unit. Previously he also held roles at State Street in IT Regulatory Compliance, IT Operations, and Internal Audit at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Jose received both his B.S. in Finance & Management Information Systems and his MBA in High Technology Management from Northeastern University.

Robert Harris | Clerk, Governance Committee Chair

Director of Legal Practice and Talent Management, Hinckley Allen | Boston, MA

Robert Harris is responsible for all activities related to the training and development of lawyers and paralegals on issues of professional capability and client service at Hinckley Allen. His primary focus is to manage training initiatives for all Practice Groups and to develop, implement, and oversee training and development programs that grow and enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of our attorneys. He graduated from Boston University School of Law, and received his undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College.

Most recently, Prescott Taylor was the Director of Finance at Cambridge Biomarketing Group, a boutique communications agency focused on rare and orphan disease markets, where he led all financial facets of the firm. Prior to joining CB, he served as SVP, Director of Finance for Feinstein Kean Healthcare, a PR agency also focused on the healthcare industry. In addition to five years at Boston-based Arnold Worldwide, and stints at various other professional services firms, Prescott spent three years as VP, Capital Planning at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Boston-based K-12 educational publisher. He earned a B.A. in economics from Colgate University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Bridget Adam | Leadership Advisory Committee Member

Sixth Grade Math Teacher and Co-Grade Level Leader, Boston Collegiate Charter School | Boston, MA

Bridget Adam is a 6th grade Mathematics teacher at Boston Collegiate Charter School’s (BCCS) Lower School.  She has been working at BCCS since 2003.  Bridget has participated in many of BCCS’s collaboration projects around the state and oversees the school’s Mathletes program and the annual trip to the Farm School in Athol, Massachusetts.  She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Bridget is married to Anthony Adam and has two lovely children, Stuart and Corrina.

Jennifer Berrette | BCCS Student

Twelfth Grade Student and SGA President, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Sandra Brown, Ph.D., J.D. | Governance Committee Member

Senior Legal Counsel, North America; Nexthink, Inc. | Boston, MA

Sandra Brown overseas the legal affairs and formulates intellectual property strategy for a medical device startup company that is developing clinically-validated cognitive therapeutics, assessments, and diagnostics that look and feel like high-quality video games. She has extensive experience in procuring domestic and international intellectual property protection in fields such as computer hardware and software, medical devices, bioinformatics, and videogames. Prior to joining Akili, she practiced at an international law firm and as in-house counsel at Hewlett-Packard Company. Her doctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) involved applying spectroscopic techniques to study carbon nanotubes and other nanotechnology, conducting polymers, semiconductor materials, and biological systems. Dr. Brown earned her law degree from the Fordham University School of Law, her Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T., and a B.A./M.A. in Physics from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Philip J. Carver | Development Committee Member | BCCS Parent

Director of Community & City Relations, University of Massachusetts Boston | Boston, MA

Philip J. Carver is the Director of Community Relations at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He brings a long history of civic engagement to his work, where he serves as the university’s liaison to city, state, and federal government entities, as well as to members of the local community, promoting a symbiotic relationship with the university and its internal goals. He serves on numerous boards of community organizations with local and regional reach, including Work Inc., Dorchester Board of Trade, Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center, and New Market Square Business Association to name a few.   Phil attended UMass Boston and is a proud double Beacon, holding both bachelors and master’s degrees from the University.  He is married to Pamela Carver and is the devoted father of Logan, Chloe, and the Mighty Quinn.

Latoya Gayle | Development Committee Member | BCCS Parent

Executive Director, Boston School Finder | Boston, MA

As Executive Director, Latoya shapes the vision and mission of Boston School Finder while focusing on increasing access to education data and educational opportunity among parents, particularly families of color. She develops and maintains strategic partnerships with Boston School Finder’s partner organizations including districts, schools, funders, community organizations, policy makers and influencers, parents, and consultants. Through her work, Latoya advocates for educational policies and programs that will best serve Boston’s families.

Latoya is also the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Phenomenal Moms, a Boston-based organization that seeks equity by collaborating with schools and districts, community partners and other stakeholders. The organization aims to reduce educational, social and economic opportunity and achievement gaps by increasing engagement in schools and communities among parents and families of color.

Latoya lives with her family in Boston, and has three children who have attended or will attend schools in Boston.

Paul Gordon | Development Committee Co-Chair

Portfolio Manager, MFS Investment Management | Boston, MA

Paul Gordon is a Portfolio Manager at MFS Investment Management, a global investment manager.  Paul has 19 years of investment experience, and currently manages the MFS Growth and Mid Cap Growth products for retail and institutional clients.  He is a first-generation college student and graduate of Babson College.

Bill Heiden | Development Committee Member

Retired Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Executive

William Heiden is an experienced pharmaceutical/biotechnology executive, having served as a chief executive and a board member in several public and private companies in the Boston-area over the last eighteen years until his retirement in 2020.  He spent the preceding fifteen years in leadership roles in the US and internationally at Merck & Co.. Mr. Heiden holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, a Master’s degree of International Management from the University of Louvain (Belgium) and a B.A. degree in finance from the University of Florida.

Haven Ladd | Finance Committee Member

Partner, The Parthenon Group | Boston, MA

Haven Ladd is a Partner with The Parthenon Group in Boston. Mr. Ladd joined the firm in 1997 and is a member of the firm’s Education Practice.  Mr. Ladd focuses on strategic issues facing companies and schools in the U.S. education market. Mr. Ladd received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University. He received his M.B.A., with distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where he was a Tuck Scholar. He serves on the boards of the National Dropout Prevention Network and The Landing School, an independent college in Arundel, Maine.

Ali Nuger | Development Committee Co-Chair

Head of Boston Operations and Strategic Initiatives, Bain & Company | Boston, MA

Ali Nuger works at the management consulting firm Bain & Company as the Head of Boston Operations and Strategic Initiatives. Previously, Ali worked as a manager at both Bain & Company and at The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit consulting firm that helps nonprofit and philanthropic leaders to scale impact, build leadership, advance philanthropic effectiveness, and accelerate learning. Ali has a B.A., magna cum laude, in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Caroline Page | Finance Committee Member

Partner, HighVista Strategies | Boston, MA

Caroline Page is a Partner at HighVista Strategies, a boutique investment firm in Boston that manages assets for institutions and private investors. Previously, she was a management strategy consultant at Bain & Company and spent a number of years at Goldman Sachs in various advisory and institutional sales & trading businesses.  She has a B.A. in economics from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

James Savarese | Development Committee Member

Investor and Board Advisor; Adjunct Professor, Babson College | Wellesley, MA

James Savarese is currently an adjunct professor as Babson College and an investor and board advisor to several early stage companies around the country.  James was the Chief Operating Officer at Wayfair, a global home furnishings company based in Boston.  James helped grow Wayfair from a start-up into a Fortune 500 company over a 12 year period from 2008 to 2019.  Prior to that, James was a senior executive of a supply chain services and software company, which he co-founded, grew and successfully sold over a seven year run.  James has a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A from the University of Chicago.  James lives in Wellesley with his wife and two daughters.

Rod Skinner | Governance Committee Member

Dean of College Counseling, Milton Academy | Milton, MA

Rod Skinner is currently Dean of College Counseling at Milton Academy. In his 30+ years in secondary education, Rod has worked at schools in MA, CT, CA, and FL. During those years he has coached; taught English, European history, and ethics; chaired curriculum committees; and served as a faculty trustee, Dean of Students, and Principal. Rod has also chaired the Admission Practices Committee for the National Association for College Admission Counseling and served on the Board of Directors for the Common Application. Currently, Rod teaches on the faculty of the Harvard Summer Institute on College Admissions, chairs the Oversight Committee at The Mountain School in Vershire, VT, serves on the advisory board of the University of Chicago, serves on the national selection committee for United World College, and presents at regional and national conferences. Rod holds an A. B. from Harvard College and an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Stephanie Stamatos | Governance Committee Member

Head of Human Capital, Thomas H. Lee Partners | Boston, MA

Stephanie Stamatos is the Head of Human Capital at Thomas H. Lee Partners (THL), a private equity firm focusing on growth-oriented businesses, headquartered principally in North America, across three broad sectors: Consumer & Healthcare; Media, Information Services and Technology; and Business & Financial Services. Ms. Stamatos is responsible for providing leadership and executing human resource strategies in the areas of talent acquisition and succession planning, talent management and development, organizational planning, and employee engagement. She has over 20 years of experience in strategic human resource roles spanning the financial services sector. Prior to joining THL, she held global leadership roles at Grantham, Mayo, van Otterloo, Silver Lake Partners, and Fidelity Investments. Ms. Stamatos is a graduate of Bates College with a B.A. in Economics.

Scott Utzinger | Governance Committee Member

Partner, Crawford Fund Management, LLC | Boston, MA

Following 13 years in equity research and portfolio manager at Wellington Management Company and Fidelity Investments, Scott Utzinger became a co-founding partner of Crawford Fund Management, an alternative investment management firm, where he leads the firm’s client activities.  Scott started his career as a strategic management consultant for New England Consulting Group and Booz Allen & Hamilton.  Scott did his undergraduate studies at The University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and a B.A.S. in Systems Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, both summa cum laude.  Scott holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.  He also serves on the board of Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Natalie Velasquez is a Delivery Manager at Mulesoft where she is responsible for handling all aspects of the post-sale services engagement across a vast portfolio of customers and projects that vary in size, complexity, and industry domain across their entire lifestyle.

Prior to this role, Natalie worked at State Street Corporation where she managed strategic initiatives for the Enterprise Data Governance and Management group. Natalie is a former Board Member of ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals for America) where she served on the Programming Committee for the Boston Chapter. Prior to joining State Street, she worked for BBVA in Madrid, Spain within their Talent Development group through the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos program. Natalie is a first-generation college student and holds a B.A. from College of the Holy Cross.

Karen Walker Beecher | Governance Committee Member

Advisor, The Bowdoin Group | Waltham, MA

Karen currently is an Advisor to several companies, including The Bowdoin Group where she served as its Chief Operating Officer since 2012, and led its transformation to become the 5th largest retained executive search firm in Massachusetts.  Prior to Bowdoin, Karen was Vice President, Sales Strategy and Global Operations at Pegasystems Inc., the leader in BPM and CRM software solutions, and where she led its global expansion from 130 to 400+ people in sales, alliances, product and operations.  Prior to Pega, Karen was the Chief Financial Officer and Head of People Operations for Boston Communications Group, Inc. (bcgi), a real-time transaction processing SaaS technology company. Karen led bcgi from VC-backed start-up through its IPO, growing to over 1,500 employees globally in 6 years.  Karen is a graduate of Boston College and serves as the Co-Chair of the Boston College Technology & Entrepreneurship Council.

Collegiate Council

The Collegiate Council is a group of young professionals in the Boston area who are passionate about education. The Council helps Boston Collegiate by fundraising for and administering the Edward M. Kennedy Scholarship for Alumni, educating their networks about what we do here, participating in the Career Symposium, and using their areas of expertise to help Boston Collegiate with data and other projects.

Dina Model | Co-Chair

Agios Pharmaceuticals | Cambridge, MA

Dina Model is an Associate Director in Financial Planning & Analysis at Agios Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company passionately committed to transforming the lives of patients with cancer and rare genetic diseases. At Agios, Dina is responsible for corporate finance and long range planning.  Previously, she held roles at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals and Baxalta. She started her career in investment banking at Miller Buckfire, a division of Stifel Financial.  Dina received her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and her B.S. in Finance and a minor in Psychology from New York University.

Grant Manon | Co-Chair

Meritage Group | San Francisco, CA

Grant Manon is an investment analyst at Meritage Group, a fundamentally-oriented investment firm. At Meritage, Grant is primarily responsible for direct investing in public markets. Previously, he was an associate at Berkshire Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm. He started his career as a management consultant for Bain & Company in Chicago, IL and Melbourne, Australia. He received his B.S. from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business in 2015.

Hayley Bacon

Education Resource Strategies | Watertown, MA

Hayley Bacon is an Associate Consultant with Education Resource Strategies (ERS), a national nonprofit in Watertown, MA that partners with district, school, and state leaders to transform how they use resources to prepare every student for tomorrow. Before joining ERS, Hayley taught sixth grade math at Argosy Collegiate Charter School in Fall River, MA as part of Teach For America. Prior to that, Hayley worked at Altman Vilandrie & Company, a strategy consulting firm focused on the technology, media, and telecom industries. Hayley earned a B.A. in Economics from Dartmouth College and an Ed.M. in Curriculum & Teaching from the Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.

Davis Bolster

Berkshire Partners | Boston, MA

Davis Bolster is an Associate at Berkshire Partners, a private equity firm that invests in growth companies. He started his career as an aerospace engineer for The Boeing Company, working on commercial aircraft and launch vehicles in Charleston, SC and Huntsville, AL. Prior to joining Berkshire, he was a Consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Boston, MA. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering in 2014.

Jack Cahn

Advent International | Boston, MA

Jack Cahn is an associate at Advent International, where he works on public equity and growth stage private investments in the technology sector. Previously, he worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company. Jack received his B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics and Computer Science.

Brad Gaffin

The Bowdoin Group | Waltham, MA

Brad Gaffin is a Senior Consultant at The Bowdoin Group, an executive search firm that specializes in leadership and strategic roles with growth stage companies across BioPharma, Digital Health, FinTech and Software. His focus is on recruiting executives, leading networking initiatives and externally communicating Bowdoin’s service offerings with potential clients.

Brad earned his B.A. in Educational Studies from Colby College. Brad actively volunteers with organizations such as Year Up and Big Brother.

Carrie Goodrich

Goldman Sachs | Boston, MA

Carrie Goodrich is an Institutional Equity Sales Analyst at Goldman Sachs in Boston. In this role, she is responsible for helping various institutional clients throughout their research and investment process.

Carrie is passionate about democratizing access to quality education and has been involved with various non-profits that focus on this mission, including Year Up, Let’s Get Ready, and America Reads & Counts.

Carrie is a native of the Greater Boston area and received her B.A. in Economics from Bowdoin College.

Cindy Heredia

MFS | Boston, MA

Cindy Heredia is an Equity Research Associate at MFS Investment Management, a global investment manager in the Back Bay. In this role, she is responsible for supporting analysts and portfolio managers in identifying investment opportunities within the industrials sector. She became excited about getting involved with BCCS after listening to students’ experiences at the annual dinner. Cindy is a first-generation college graduate, earning a B.A. in Economics from Mount Holyoke College.

Tom Hoff

Pearson Education | Boston, MA

Tom Hoff is a Portfolio Manager at Pearson Education, where he helps to manage the revision cycles for some of Pearson’s textbooks.  A native of Cambridge, MA, Tom taught in South Central LA as a Teach for America corps member before moving back home.  Through TFA, tom earned a Master’s in Urban Education from Loyola Marymount University in addition to a Bachelor’s from Georgetown University.

Eric Jordan

Harvard University Office for Dispute Resolution | Cambridge, MA

Eric Jordan is an Associate in Harvard University’s Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR), where he investigates alleged violations of Harvard’s Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy. Before joining ODR, Eric worked as both a litigation and corporate associate at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP in New York, NY, and he taught language arts, reading, and U.S. history at Burnett Middle School in San Jose, CA, as a Teach For America corps member prior to that. Eric received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2014 and a B.A. in Architecture from Princeton University in 2009.

Charles Li

Clearvue Health | Boston, MA

Charles Li runs Clearvue Health, a health data start-up that leverages the latest data science technologies to improve the analysis and communication of clinical data. Dr. Li is also an active cancer researcher at Yale University, continuing his doctoral research on cancer genomics and clinical outcomes. Dr. Li received his A.B. in Biology from Washington University in St Louis and his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine.

Chessye Moseley

Teach for America | Boston, MA

Chessye Moseley currently works on the Development Team for Teach For America Massachusetts. Prior to her work on the Development Team, Chessye worked for Teach For America’s National Recruitment and Admissions Team. She started her career as a corps member teaching middle school reading in Colorado. Chessye holds a B.S. in Government from Harvard University.

David Moyer

McMahon Associates | Boston, MA

David Moyer, PE is a Transportation Engineer at McMahon Associates in Boston, Massachusetts. In this role, he is responsible for transportation engineering projects including multi-model roadway design, traffic analysis and signal design, development of traffic management strategies, and public transit projects. David grew up in southern Maine and graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Mark O'Leary

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority | Boston, MA

Mark currently works for the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) which owns and operates the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC), the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center, The Lawn On D Powered by Citizens Bank, the Lot On D, the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Mass. and the Boston Common Garage. At the MCCA, Mark is responsible for implementing public relations and communications strategies to create and maintain a favorable image for the Authority. Mark serves as the Authority’s contact on all City of Boston developments, hearings, and shared information. After graduating from Boston Collegiate Charter School in 2011, Mark attended Westfield State University, where he earned a B.A. in Communication with a focus in Public Relations and Corporate Communication.

Aishwarya Roy

State Street Corporation | Boston, MA

Aishwarya Roy is an Alpha Implementation Analyst for the Global Exchange division of State Street Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. In this role, she is responsible for creating client solutions and executing implementation of the industry’s first ever front-to-back client servicing platform.

Aishwarya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree at Babson College.