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 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Wendy joined the agency in 2005 years ago as Vice President for Program Services and has been Chief Executive Officer for ten years. She leverages top-level management experience as well as project, systems and technology development skills in support of the 3,600 children the agency serves annually today – and the thousands more the agency is scaling to reach. Under her leadership, the agency has grown service to children by more than 100%.

    Prior to her work in the nonprofit sector, Wendy served as a senior executive with America Online (AOL) and was Marketing Director for New Product Development at Time-Life Inc., a division of Time-Warner.  She began her career in direct marketing with the country’s leading agency, Wunderman.

    Wendy is nationally recognized for her leadership within the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America federation, and most recently served as Vice Chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council and co-chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Large Agency Alliance.

    Wendy is a member of the LeadBoston Class of 2010, The Boston Club and the Massachusetts Women’s Forum. She serves on a number of boards including YWCA Boston, the Massachusetts Women’s Forum and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Foundation.  Wendy received the 2017 Pinnacle Award for Nonprofit Management from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Chamber’s Women’s Network Advisory Board. She received the 2018 Silver Stevie Award for Female Executive of the Year, Government or Non-Profit – 11 to 2,500 Employees.

    Wendy is a ‘Big Sister’ to ‘Little Sister,’ Shanell. They have been ‘matched’ for eight years.

    Wendy holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an M.B.A from The George Washington University.

  • 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, MSW, LICSW
    Chief Service Delivery Officer
    Meet Nora

    Nora Leary, MSW, LICSW

    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. Then in 2018 Nora became the Chief Service Delivery Officer overseeing all of program as well as the recruitment and marketing functions. Nora received her undergraduate degree from Boston College and her MSW from Simmons College School of Social Work.

  • Terrence McCarron
    Terrence McCarron
    Vice President of Program Services
    Meet Terrence

    Terrence McCarron

    Terrence McCarron is the Vice President of Program Services at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Currently, his team oversees the creation and ongoing care of over 3,200 matches each year.

    Terrence has dedicated his energy to the causes of mentoring the children of Greater Boston for over 14 years.  He has driven the agency through 9 straight years of growth, responsibly adding capacity and scaling impact without degradation of quality.  To do so, Terrence has designed critical partnerships with Boston’s most influential institutions, has maintained a staff of 50+ employees, building a thriving learning culture amongst staff that incorporates active support from several local universities. Terrence is a part-time Lecturer at Northeastern University.

    Prior to joining BBBSMB, Terrence taught high school and earned an M.Ed from the University of Notre Dame.  He is a Boston College graduate from the class of 2001.  He has run a marathon and has biked a ‘century’ in fundraising efforts for his agency.  He is a proud Big Brother and has been for over 14 years.

  • Noah Stockman
    Noah Stockman
    Chief Financial Officer
    Meet Noah

    Noah Stockman

    Noah has more than 12 years of non-profit and public-sector management experience in the areas of finance, human resources, facility management, technology implementation and compliance.

    Prior to joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass Bay, Noah was the Managing Director of Finance & Operations for Scholar Athletes; a state-wide, youth-serving organization that supports academic achievement through athletics.

    Before joining Scholar Athletes, Noah served as Deputy Director for Finance for Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development for 3 years and Director of Administration and finance for Boston Centers for Youth and Families for 7 years.

    Noah holds a BA in Economics from Brown University, a Certificate in Urban Planning and Design from Harvard University and a Graduate Certificate in Local Government Leadership and Management from Suffolk University.

    Noah has managed annual budgets of more than $80M from a wide variety of public and private funding sources.  He has extensive experience in human resources management and policy development and has overseen both large and small information technology implementation projects across several organizations. In addition, Noah has extensive management and leadership experience, overseeing a staff of more than 20 professional staff during his career and has represented organizations at the local, state, and national level in front of a wide range of community stakeholders and elected officials.


Board of Directors
  • Peter F. Campanella
    Interim Chair of the Board; Chair, Marketing
    Corning Inc.
    Chief Executive Officer (retired)
  • Josh Greenhill
    Treasurer & Chair, Finance & Audit Committee
    Baupost Group LLC
    Partner
  • Stephen M. Honig, Esq.
    Clerk and Chair, Governance
    Duane Morris LLP
    Partner
  • David F. Lamere
    Chair, Nominating
    Fidelity Investments
    President, Private Wealth Management (retired)
  • Jeffrey A. Leerink
    Chair, Executive; Chair, Compensation; Chair, Development
    SVB Leerink LLC
    CEO
  • David P. Bergers
    Director
    Jones Day
    Partner
  • Jody Black
    Director
    Independent Philanthropy Professional
  • Michael Chuli
    Director
    Accenture
    Managing Director
  • Timothy L. Dibble
    Director
    Alta Equity Partners
    Managing General Partner
  • William E. Dwyer III
    Director
  • James Elcock
    Director
    Colliers International
    President & Managing Partner
  • Wendy Foster
    Director
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
    President & CEO
  • Susan Kaplan
    Director
    Kaplan Financial Services, Inc
    President
  • Colin Mahony
    Director
    HP Vertica
    Senior Vice President and General Manager
  • Julia McCarthy
    Director
    State Street Global Services
    Executive Vice President and head of the Conversion Program Office
  • Chris Mitchell
    Director
    Spectrum Equity
    Managing Partner
  • Rosemary Sheehan
    Director
    Partners Healthcare
    Chief Human Resources Officer
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Board of Advisors
  • James Athanasoulas
    Bain Capital Credit
  • Christopher Bacon
    Liberty Mutual Insurance
    Senior Director
  • Amanda Bowker
    KPMG
    Manager
  • Ken Bring
    Berkshire Partners
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Robert Burns
    Putnam Investments
  • Chris Campanella
    Boston Scientific
  • John Campbell
    Cape Cod & The Islands Advisory Board
    Marcam Solutions
  • Andrew Casey
    Brookline Bank
    Senior Portfolio Manager
  • Michael Christian
    Risk Strategies
    CEO
  • John Clark
    Fenway Sports Management
  • Tom Collins
    McGladrey
    Director, Private Equity Services
  • Mark Coneeny
    Co-Chair
    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
    EmpiraMed
  • Breht Feigh
    Press Ganey
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Robert Fernandez
    Breckinridge Capital Advisors
    Vice President
  • Jeff Fruerman
    Brookline Development Corporation
    President
  • Craig Garland
    Garland Building Company
  • Daniel Gill
    Skyhook Wireless
  • Benjamin Heller
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Managing Director
  • Meghan Joyce
    Uber
  • Paul Kaboub
    Old Ironsides Energy
  • Pam Kelleher
    Ernst & Young LLP
    Audit Partner
  • Shaun Kelly
    Ironshore US
    President
  • Richard Kertzman
    First Republic Bank
    Managing Director
  • Gregory Klemmer
    Colliers International
  • Eric Klotch
    Intex Solutions
  • Gordon Kluzak
    Goldman Sachs
    Vice President
  • Chris Laucks
    Ameritas
  • Michael Lombard
    Walker & Dunlop
    Vice President/Servicing
  • Michael London
    Examity
  • Kate Lubin
    United Way of Massachusetts Bay
    Director
  • 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
    Cengage
  • Andrea Patisteas
    Primo Medical Group
    Senior Executive Vice President
  • Calixto Perez
    JP Morgan Securities Inc.
  • Christopher Petryshin
    VVA
    Managing Director
  • Frank Petz
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Managing Director
  • Greg Pope
    Parthenon-EY
    Senior Principal
  • Thomas Quirk
    Howland Capital
    Chief Investment Officer
  • Christopher Richardson
    Talent Response
  • Dan Shakespeare
    AON Benfield
    Executive Managing Director
  • Shereen Shermak
    Launch Angels
    CEO
  • Dave Simoes
    KPMG
    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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