Christopher DeLorey (Chair): Chris is a Principal at Bostonian Solutions. Previously, Chris worked as an independent insurance broker and President of Financial Services at Telamon Insurance and Financial Network in Newton. He is a past President of the Massachusetts Association of Health Underwriters and is active in the healthcare reform process in Massachusetts. Chris is a resident of Belmont, MA.
Juan Rivera (Vice-Chair): Juan is a Partner and Managing Director in the Boston office of Simon-Kucher and Partners, a strategy and marketing consulting firm, where he specializes in pricing, reimbursement and new product planning in the life sciences. Juan is a resident of Boston, MA.
John Casais (Clerk): John is currently a Partner at Jones Day. He previously served as a Partner at Edwards Wildman. Prior to that, he served as an associate, and then a Partner, with Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. John is a resident of Wellesley, MA.
Israel Lopez (Treasurer): Israel is currently a Senior Vice President in the Commercial Real Estate Banking division of Bank of America. He has served as a Board member of the bank's Commercial Diversity Leadership Team and its Commercial Banking Executive Council. Israel is also the founder and former President of the Boston Chapter of the National Society of Hispanic MBAs. Israel is a resident of Canton, MA.
Debra Cave: A life-long resident of East Boston, Debra is currently the Program Director for City Roots Alternative High School, a program that serves at-risk high school students in Boston. In addition, Debra is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Massachusetts - Boston and is President of the East Boston Social Centers Board of Directors. Debra is a resident of East Boston, MA.
Tom Ellis: Tom is the co-founder and co-portfolio manager of North Run Capital, LP, a long-short fundamental value hedge fund. Prior to co-founding North Run in 2002, Tom was a Principal at Berkshire Partners, LLC. Tom is a resident of Weston, MA.
Lauren Kushman: Lauren Kushman is a Principal in NewSchools Venture Fund’s Boston office, where she manages the Boston Charter School Fund and focuses on investment strategy, due diligence and management assistance for the firm’s portfolio ventures. Lauren is a resident of Andover, MA.
Jordan Meranus: Jordan is currently a Partner at NewSchools Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy firm that makes investments in organizations serving K-12 public education. Previously, Jordan served as a Managing Director at Imagitas, a company that provides services to government agencies and he also co-founded Jumpstart, a nonprofit organization that provides intensive individual attention to low-income preschool children. Jordan is a resident of Chestnut Hill, MA.
Stephen Mugford: Steve is the current Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy at Capital One Financial Corporation. Prior to joining Capital One, Steve worked with the Boston Consulting Group where he led consulting engagements with Fortune 500 clients in a variety of industries. Steve is a resident of Wellesley, MA.
Seth Reynolds: Seth is currently a Senior Principal at the Parthenon Group, a strategy consulting firm, where he advises clients across a variety of industries including education. Seth started his career as a bilingual teacher through the Teach for America program. Seth is a resident of Needham, MA.
Mark Taber: Mark is a Managing Partner at Great Hill Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm, where he is responsible for originating and evaluating investment opportunities in the financial technology, healthcare and business services sectors. Previously, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group. Mark is a resident of Wellesley, MA.