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
  • Julia McCarthy
    State Street Global Services
    Executive Vice President and head of the Conversion Program Office
  • 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
    Jones Day
  • Jody Black
    Independent Philanthropy Professional
  • Michael Chuli
    Managing Director
  • Timothy Dibble
    Alta Equity Partners
    Managing General Partner
  • William E. Dwyer III
  • James Elcock
    Colliers International
    President & Managing Partner
  • Wendy Foster
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
    President & CEO
  • Rick Grinnell
    Fairhaven Capital
    Managing Director
  • Susan Kaplan
    Kaplan Financial Services, Inc
  • Colin Mahony
    HP Vertica
    Senior Vice President and General Manager
  • Chris Mitchell
    Spectrum Equity
    Managing Partner
  • Paul Margolis
    Longworth Venture Partners
  • Kevin Routhier
    Co-Chair, Board of Overseers
    Founder & CEO
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Board of Overseers
  • James Ahern
    Capital Market
  • James Athanasoulas
    Bain Capital Credit
  • Christopher Bacon
    Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Senior Director
  • David Berman
    Intex Solutions
  • Amanda Bowker
  • Ken Bring
    Berkshire Partners
    Chief Financial Officer
  • John Campbell
    Cape Cod & The Islands Advisory Board
    Marcam Solutions
  • Andrew Casey
    Brookline Bank
    Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Michael Christian
    Risk Strategies
  • John Clark
    Fenway Sports Management
  • Tom Collins
    Director, Private Equity Services
  • Mark Coneeny
    Putnam Investments
    Managing Director
  • John Donovan
    Sloane and Walsh
    Senior Trial Attorney
  • Robert Emmert
    McCarthy Capital
    Managing Partner
  • Trey Eppes
    JP Morgan Securities Inc.
  • Greg Erman
  • Breht Feigh
    Press Ganey
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Robert Fernandez
    Breckinridge Capital Advisors
    Vice President
  • Jeff Fruerman
    Brookline Development Corporation
  • Craig Garland
    Garland Building Company
  • Daniel Gill
    Skyhook Wireless
  • Benjamin Heller
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Managing Director
  • Meghan Joyce
  • Paul Kaboub
    Old Ironsides Energy
  • Pam Kelleher
    Ernst & Young LLP
    Audit Partner
  • Shaun Kelly
    Ironshore US
  • Richard Kertzman
    First Republic Bank
    Managing Director
  • Gregory Klemmer
    Colliers International
  • Eric Klotch
    Intex Solutions
  • Gordon Kluzak
    Goldman Sachs
    Vice President
  • Chris Laucks
    US Trust
  • Michael Lombard
    Walker & Dunlop
    Vice President/Servicing
  • Michael London
  • Kate Lubin
    United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  • Terrence Lynch
    State Street Corporation
    Senior Vice President Human Resources
  • Joy McCune
    Boston Financial Data Services
    Senior Vice President of Human Resources
  • Gary Mishuris, CFA
    'Silver Ring Value Partners
  • Lee Mooney
    TA Associates
  • Kevin Nolan
    DLA Piper
    Of Counsel
  • Jill O'Connell
  • Andrea Patisteas
    Primo Medical Group
    Senior Executive Vice President
  • Calixto Perez
    JP Morgan Securities Inc.
  • Christopher Petryshin
    Managing Director
  • Frank Petz
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Managing Director
  • Greg Pope
    Senior Principal
  • Thomas Quirk
    Howland Capital
    Chief Investment Officer
  • Christopher Richardson
    Talent Response
  • Dan Shakespeare
    AON Benfield
    Executive Managing Director
  • Shereen Shermak
    Launch Angels
  • Dave Simoes
    Audit Partner, Alt. Invest
  • Eric Stein
    Eaton Vance
    Co-Director of Global Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager
  • Brian Sullivan
    Verastem, Inc.
    Director of Business Development
  • Stephanie Sullivan
    Curbcall Inc.
  • Bob Sweeney
    The Boston Bruins Foundation
    Executive Director
  • Alex Tanguay
    Merrill Lynch
  • Jack Ward
    Apps Associates
    Dir. of Business Development
  • Susan Weiler
    World Music
    Marketing Director
  • Jess Williams
    Morgan Stanley
    Financial Advisor
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