Our Leaders

Senior Leadership
  • Wendy Foster
    Wendy Foster
    President & Chief Executive Officer
    Meet Wendy

    Wendy Foster @WendyAnnFoster

    Wendy brings more than three decades of executive leadership in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors and is nationally recognized for her leadership within the Big Brothers Big Sisters nationwide network. Wendy joined the agency ten years ago and has been Chief Executive Officer for seven years. She leverages top-level management experience as well as project, systems and technology development skills in support of the close to 3,000 children the agency serves annually today –and the thousands more the agency is scaling to reach. Prior to Big Brothers Big Sisters, Wendy held executive positions at America Online (AOL) and Time-Life Inc., a division of Time-Warner. Wendy is a member of the LeadBoston Class of 2010, The Boston Club and the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. Wendy received the 2017 Pinnacle Award for Nonprofit Management from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Women’s Network Advisory Board. Wendy is a ‘Big Sister’ to ‘Little Sister’ Shanell. They have been ‘matched’ for five years.

  • Ken Lee
    Ken Lee
    Chief Financial Officer
    Meet Ken

    Ken Lee

    Ken oversees the functions of finance and accounting, human resources, information technology and facilities management at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Ken brings over 25 years of management experience from both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Most recently Ken was at Avery Dennison, a global leader in labelling and packaging materials, where he was the Vice President of Global Business Services and Transformation. Prior to Avery Dennison, Ken was a Partner and Vice President at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm, in their Organization and Transformation practice. Ken is a two-time Big Brother and served on the board of directors for a BBBS agency in Michigan. In addition, Ken currently serves on the board of directors at the Greater Boston Food Bank and previously served on the board for a chapter of the American Red Cross in Michigan.

  • Mark O’Donnell
    Mark O'Donnell
    Senior Vice President & Chief Development Officer
    Meet Mark

    Mark O'Donnell

    Mark oversees the entire Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay development department consisting of individual giving, annual fund, special events, advancement services and corporate and foundation relations. Mark joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay in March 2011 and brings fifteen years of successful non-profit management and fundraising experience. In his previous role, he held the position of Associate Dean of Advancement at Northeastern University. Prior to Northeastern, Mark was the Executive Director of Development at Bentley University and has also held the positions of Associate Director of Leadership Giving and Leadership Giving Officer at Babson College.

  • Nora Leary, MSW, LICSW
    Nora Leary
    Vice President for Program Services
    Meet Nora

    Nora Leary

    Nora is responsible for overseeing the agency’s management and implementation of the delivery of services to volunteers, children and families. Prior to joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, her career focused on youth services as a therapist, program director and administrator of residential programs for youth at The Home for Little Wanderers, The Walker School and at Eliot Community Human Services. Nora joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay in 2006 as the Clinical Director and was promoted in 2008 to Vice President to oversee Program Services for the agency.

  • Rich Greif
    Rich Greif
    Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Community Engagement
    Meet Rich

    Rich Greif @RichGreif

    Rich oversees the agency’s marketing, volunteer recruitment and community partnership strategies. He brings over 20 years of marketing experience and involvement in youth mentoring. As a former Big Brother, his mentoring experience inspired him to write a book about the impact of being a Big and focus his career on the field of youth mentoring. In his previous role, he was the Director of Marketing and Public Awareness at Mass Mentoring Partnership, which received an Excellence in Communications award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network in 2014 for the Mentor Effect campaign. Prior to that, he was the National Executive Director of Read to a Child. He currently teaches Writing for Communications at the Boston University College of Communication.

Board of Directors
  • Paula Price
    Harvard Business School
    Senior Lecturer of Business Administration
  • Peter Campanella
    Chair, Marketing
    Corning Inc.
    Chief Executive Officer (retired)
  • Michele L. Gougeon
    Chair, Program and Outcomes
    McLean Hospital
    Executive Vice President and COO
  • Josh Greenhill
    Chair, Finance & Audit Committee
    Baupost Group LLC
  • Stephen M. Honig, Esq.
    Clerk and Chair, Governance
    Duane Morris LLP
  • David Lamere
    Chair, Nominating
    Fidelity Investments
    President, Private Wealth Management (retired)
  • Jeff Leerink
    Chair, Development
    Chairman and CEO
    Leerink Partners, LLC
  • David Bergers
    LPL Financial
    Managing Director
  • Jody Black
    Independent Philanthropy Professional
  • Michael Chuli
    Managing Director
  • Timothy Dibble
    Alta Equity Partners
    Managing General Partner
  • William E. Dwyer III
    Realty Capital Securities LLC
    Chief Executive Officer
  • James Elcock
    Colliers International
    President & Managing Partner
  • Rick Grinnell
    Co-Chair, Board of Overseers
    Fairhaven Capital
    Managing Director
  • Kevin H. Kelley
    Chairman & CEO
  • Colin Mahony
    HP Vertica
    Senior Vice President and General Manager
  • Paul Margolis
    Longworth Venture Partners
  • Kevin Routhier
    Founder & CEO
  • Robert K. Sullivan
    Korn Ferry
    Senior Client Partner and Managing Partner – Boston
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Board of Overseers
  • Mark Coneeny
    Putnam Investments
    Managing Director
  • James Athanasoulas
    Sankaty Advisors, LLC
    Executive Vice President
  • Christopher Bacon
    Liberty Mutual
    Senior Director
  • David Berman
    Intex Solutions
  • Mike Boyle
    Sankaty Advisors
    Senior Vice President
  • Ken Bring
    Berkshire Partners
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Julie Burnett
    Liberty Mutual
    Exec VP & GM, Small Commercial & BI Distribution
  • John Campbell
    Cape Cod & The Islands Advisory Board
  • Randall Carpenter
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Michael Christian
    Risk Strategies
  • Claire M Clair
  • Alexander G. Clark Jr.
    Vulcan Company
    Vice President
  • Tom Collins
    Director, Private Equity Services
  • Paul Crowley
    John Hancock
    VP & Managing Director, U.S. Asset Management
  • Robert Donnelly
    SVP, Private Client Services
  • John Donovan
    Sloane and Walsh
    Senior Trial Attorney
  • Robert Emmert
    McCarthy Capital
    Managing Partner
  • Breht Feigh
    Press Ganey
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeff Fruerman
    Brookline Development Corporation
  • Ross Furner
    Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Director, Partner Distribution
  • Matthew Goldstein
    True Capital
  • Scott R. Goodby
    Liberty Mutual Group
    Executive Vice President (retired)
  • Michael Harney
    FBR Capital Markets & Co.
    Managing Director, Boston Equity Sales
  • Benjamin Heller
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Managing Director
  • Heidi Hoeller
    PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
    Partner, Insurance
  • Katharine Jackson
    MFS Investment Management
    Equity Research Analyst
  • Pam Kelleher
    Ernst & Young
    Audit Partner
  • Kate Keller
    Keller Augusta
  • Richard Kertzman
    First Republic Bank
    Managing Director
  • Gordon Kluzak
    Goldman Sachs
    Vice President
  • Rob Rubica
    The Davies Companies
    Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
  • Michael Lombard
    Walker & Dunlop
    Vice President/Servicing
  • Kate Lubin
    United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  • Terrence Lynch
    State Street
    Senior Vice President Human Resources
  • Joy McCune
    Boston Financial Data Services
    Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • Brandon Middleton-Pratt
    Goodwin Procter
  • Gary Mishuris, CFA
    Manulife Asset Management
    Managing Director
  • Shawn Neville
    Avery Dennison
    President of Retail Branding and Information Solutions
  • Kevin Nolan
    Proskauer Rose
    Attorney at Law
  • Tim O'Brien
    Colliers International
    Vice President, Boston
  • Jill O'Connell
    Fidelity Investments
    VP, Asset Managing Recruiting
  • Andrew Patisteas
    Primo Medical Group
    Senior Executive Vice President
  • Jim & Faith Pelusi
    Axia Partners
    Managing Director and Owner
  • Calixto Perez
    Eaton Vance Investment Managers
    Portfolio Analyst
  • Justin Perry
    Wakefly, Inc.
    Vice President, Client Services
  • Frank Petz
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Managing Director
  • Greg Pope
    Senior Principal
  • Thomas Quirk
    Howland Capital
    Chief Investment Officer
  • Paul & Amy Roberts
    USI Insurance Services
    Senior Vice President
  • Sean Sacks
  • Dan Shakespeare
    AON Benfield
    Executive Managing Director
  • Shereen Shermak
    Launch Angels
  • Dan Silver
    Adviser Investments
    President & Co-Founder
  • Dave Simoes
    Audit Partner, Alt. Invest
  • Eric Stein
    Eaton Vance
    Co-Director of Global Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager
  • Stephanie Sullivan
    Evergreen LP
    Managing Member
  • Bob Sweeney
    The Boston Bruins Foundation
    Executive Director
  • Alex Tanguay
    The Barcomb Group/Merrill Lynch
    VP and Wealth Management
  • Joe Thornton
  • Dimitri Vlachos
    Vice President of Marketing
  • Jack Ward
    Apps Associates
    Dir. of Business Development
  • Jeff Wechsler
    Tishman Speyer
    Senior Director
  • Susan Weiler
    World Music
    Marketing Director
  • Jess Williams
    Morgan Stanley
    Financial Advisor
  • Jennifer Williams-Bulkeley
    AOC Investments
    Founder and Managing Director
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