Our Team

Our Team
Staff

Natalie Allen, MHC
she/her
Clinical Scholar Coach

natalie@thewilynetwork.org

Natalie’s purpose in life is to help people find their voice, learn how to validate themselves, and be able to look in the mirror and say “I like you and your choices.” She is particularly passionate about working with young adults. She was an assistant teacher for special education for eight years and a dance instructor for seven years. Natalie received her Masters in Mental Health Counseling from Cambridge College. When she isn’t working, you can find her running through the airport jetting off on her next solo adventure! When not traveling, she is usually walking around in the woods with her dogs, dancing or napping.

Natalie joined Wily in 2024.

Laura Broffman
she/her
Operations Manager

laura@thewilynetwork.org

Laura received a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University. Her love for social justice and the environment led her to Better Future Project, where she worked on a team of climate organizers and gained valuable non-profit experience. Laura was drawn to Wily because of their work to help students reach their goals despite the systemic barriers and the organization’s focus on mental health during college. She is excited by organizing and implementing change and loves helping Wily continue to grow. When she’s not working, Laura loves cooking and eating with loved ones, spending time in nature, and practicing yoga.

Laura joined Wily in 2019.

Rocío Carrión, M.Ed 
ella/she
Clinical Scholar Coach

rocio@thewilynetwork.org

Rocío was drawn to Wily because of its why: its holistic wellness approach and its focus on community and belonging. She looks forward to living her why through Wily, focusing on her passions for mental wellness, youth, and helping students discover their potential. Having grown up as an underrepresented, low-income, and undocumented immigrant youth, Rocío was inspired to launch a youth empowerment organization by her own journey towards discovering her cultural capital, values, and gifts. She has experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, such as low-income students, foster youth, students who identify as LGBTQ+, undocumented youth, and special needs students.

Rocío is an adventurer who loves road trips, backpacking, running, dancing, soccer, and anything that involves body movement. Lately, she’s been finding joy in cooking, especially learning how to make her mom’s traditional Mexican food. She loves learning about different cultures and trying new things, and you can often find her cuddling with her pup Love!

Rocío joined Wily in 2023.

Korie Clegg, MSW 
she/her
Senior Clinical Scholar Coach

korie@thewilynetwork.org

Originally from upstate New York, Korie moved to Boston to pursue a degree in Social Work. She received her BSW from Eastern Nazarene College in May 2017 and her MSW from Bridgewater State University in May 2020. Throughout graduate school, Korie worked as a Financial Aid Program Advisor. In this role, she developed a passion for working with college students to overcome the many barriers they face in higher education. During her specialty internship year, she worked as a clinician at a Boston middle school with students identified as high risk due to academic and mental health challenges. She provided clinical support to help foster student success within the traditional school community.

Korie is excited to be part of the important work of the Wily Network. She lives in Lowell with her husband and enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family.

Korie joined Wily in 2020.

Sophie Cohen
she/her
Communications and Grants Manager

sophie@thewilynetwork.org

Sophie graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in English and Political Science, and a minor in Media and Film Studies. Before joining Wily, she worked for VoteSmart and the Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, and as a teacher at an after-school program. Sophie’s passion for equal access to education drew her to Wily, where she is excited by the opportunity to combine her love of writing and nonprofit work. In her spare time, Sophie loves reading books and cooking new recipes with friends.

Sophie joined Wily in 2021.

Krisbelle Cosme
she/her
Career and Financial Aid Coach
krisbelle@thewilynetwork.org

Krisbelle loves the Wily mission and working with college students. She is passionate about working with low-income college students to overcome the difficulties they may face in higher education. She graduated from Eastern Nazarene College with a business administration degree, and worked as an Assistant Financial Aid Advisor before joining Wily. When not working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and baking.

Krisbelle joined Wily in 2022.

Chantée Duncan
Part Time Executive Assistant
she/her
chantee@thewilynetwork.org

Chantée is committed to helping bridge the gap for those in need. She is passionate about being a resource providing solutions to life’s challenges, and aims to spread joy and love in all that she does. Chantée has over ten years of combined experience in administrative and operational support, Human Resources, and finance. When Chantée isn’t working, you can find her traveling somewhere by the water with a tropical smoothie.

Chantée joined Wily in 2021.

Gabrielle Emerson
she/her
Scholar Engagement Coordinator
gabrielle@thewilynetwork.org

Gabrielle graduated from Lasell University with a major in sociology and minors in leadership in civic engagement and business. She has experience working at food justice organizations, Jewish educational facilities, and a workforce development agency. She is a strong believer in the importance of community, and she is excited to be part of an environment where Scholar’s voices are heard and their ideas affect the programming. When she’s not working, Gabrielle enjoys reading, going to live music events, and finding new restaurants to try (around MA and the country) with friends and family.

Gabrielle joined Wily in 2023.

Susan Goldscheid The Wily Network

Susan Goldscheid, MAT 
she/her
Senior Clinical Scholar Coach

susan@thewilynetwork.org

Susan is an educator and a psychotherapist in private practice, and worked in the Academic Support for College and Life program with the Home for Little Wanderers. She was previously a biology teacher in both Newton high schools. She is dedicated to helping people learn skills and strategies to better navigate life’s challenges. She is currently training to teach courses in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, which she integrates into her work when possible, as well as into her daily life. Susan has a B.A. in Biology from SUNY Binghamton, and an MAT from Boston University. When she first learned about the Wily Network, she was immediately interested in being a part of it. She is excited about supporting young people, especially those who have had inadequate support in the past, in their efforts to get an education and lead fulfilling lives. She is deeply invested in building one-on-one relationships with students in the context of a larger community.

Susan joined Wily in 2017.

Tobias Hartranft 
he/him
Operations Coordinator

tobias@thewilynetwork.org

Tobias has lived in the Boston area for most of his life and received his BA in Strategic Communication from Bridgewater State University in 2017. Before joining Wily, Tobias worked in administration for a national law firm specializing in disability claims and coordinated food rescue operations for pantries, shelters, and community centers in the Boston area. His passion for mission-driven work combating inequality led him to Wily, where he is eager to use his operational skillset to support a deeply important cause.

Outside of his career, Tobias is an explorer and lover of the outdoors who enjoys traveling, backpacking, and kayaking. At home he loves playing with his cats, reading genre fiction, and cooking.

Tobias joined Wily in 2023.

Judi Alperin King, PhD The Wily Network

Judi Alperin King, PhD
she/her
Founder, Executive Director

judi@thewilynetwork.org

Judi Alperin King’s career as a psychologist at Wediko Children’s Services included roles as clinician, administrator, program director, and development officer. Her dedication to children never wavered. After 30 years’ working with children who faced serious emotions and behavioral problems, she turned her attention to college students.

In 2014, Judi read an article in the New York Times entitled “Out of Foster Care into College” and began researching programs that provide a range of resources to college students who are navigating school on their own. By founding the Wily Network, Judi set out to build a community that would offer wrap-around services to students from matriculation to graduation.

Judi earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Psychology at Hamilton College and Boston College, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Judi has three adult daughters and lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her husband.

Judi founded Wily in 2015.

Ashley Linell The Wily Network

Ashley Linell 
she/her
Director of Development and Communications

ashley@thewilynetwork.org

Ashley has spent most of her career working in development and event planning for educational institutions and programs. Previously, she was Director of Events at Horizons for Homeless Children in Roxbury, Massachusetts. From 2006 to 2016, Ashley was Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Affairs and Director of Special Events at Dedham Country Day School. Prior to this, she served as Executive Education Renewal Program Director at Harvard Business School and Director of Special Events at the School of American Ballet in New York City. Ashley lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children. Ashley has a B.S. in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Vermont.

Ashley joined Wily in 2017.

Madjeen Lorthe The Wily Network

Madjeen Lorthe, MEd
she/her
Senior Clinical Scholar Coach

madjeen@thewilynetwork.org

Madjeen is an experienced nonprofit leader with a heart for service, having spent more than a decade in the field, working with a wide range of clients, including families experiencing homelessness and adults with developmental disabilities. Madjeen creates an environment of compassion and support to help individuals overcome obstacles, move forward, and thrive. Madjeen received her B.S in Human Services and MEd in Psychological Studies from Cambridge College. She has a certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. When she’s not working, Madjeen spends time with her teenage daughter, traveling, or at the beach.

Madjeen joined Wily in 2019.

Kayla McArdle, MSW, LCSW
she/her
Clinical Scholar Coach

kayla@thewilynetwork.org

Kayla joined Wily in 2023.

Zubin Mistri The Wily Network

Zubin Mistri, M.Div.
he/him
Senior Clinical Scholar Coach

zubin@thewilynetwork.org

Zubin was drawn to being a Scholar Coach because he has seen how trusting and attentive relationships can help people learn and grow into their deeper potential. Born in Vienna, Austria, to parents from India, Zubin grew up in New York and New Jersey and now lives in Vermont with his wife and son. In addition to his work with Wily Scholars, Zubin has a psychotherapy private practice and works as a carpenter. Other experience includes teaching mindfulness practices and accompanying people at the end of life as a hospice chaplain and volunteer manager. Zubin earned his B.A. from Middlebury College and his M.Div. from Naropa University. Among the experiences that bring Zubin joy are improvisational singing and dancing, deep listening with people and with the natural world, and slowing down to savor the blessings of everyday life.

 Zubin joined Wily in 2020.

Ine D. Ogagan, MS, LCSW
she/her
Director of Clinical Coaching
ine@thewilynetwork.org

After reading Wily’s mission statement, Ine knew this organization was something she had to be a part of. She finds the ability to have a positive impact on college students during an important time in their lives truly fulfilling, and feels that the work that Wily does is not only needed but necessary. Her commitment in life is to inspire those around her to be the best version of themselves. Ine is a proud graduate of Howard University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science, Masters in Human Services from Northeastern University, and MSW from Simmons University with a Certificate in Urban Leadership. She is also a graduate of Tufts University, The Institute for Nonprofit Practice, where she obtained a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership. She has experience working with children, teens, and the elderly in various settings such as emergency departments, residential programming, and child welfare. When she’s not working, Ine loves to travel, attend concerts, spend time with loved ones, and stay active with Peloton rides or a nice long walk.

Ine joined Wily in 2022.

Harshini Senthil
she/her
Development Coordinator
harshini@thewilynetwork.org

Harshini has a deep passion for sharing access to resources and working to make others feel safe, comfortable and happy. She is excited to work with a team that is consistently mindful of keeping Wily’s mission at the center of everything they do. Harshini graduated from the University of Hartford with a degree in Business and a focus in Entrepreneurial Studies. She loves meeting new people; with her previous roles centered around customer experience, she is excited to connect with Wily’s dedicated supporters in this role. Harshini is a creative at heart who loves to spend time sewing, designing and crafting.

Harshini joined Wily in 2023.

Bonnie Yezukevich The Wily Network

Bonnie Yezukevich, LICSW
she/her
Director of Scholar Engagement

bonnie@thewilynetwork.org

Bonnie began her career nearly 20 years ago at Wediko Children’s Services and developed a passion for serving young people facing emotional and behavioral challenges. During her time at Wediko’s Summer Program, Year-Round Program and Boston School-Based Program, Bonnie enjoyed learning from mentors with diverse backgrounds, developing valuable skills in clinical care, programming and leadership. Bonnie is also committed to building connections in her community and spent the last ten years collaborating with local groups, including school parent organizations and her town’s Finance Committee. Bonnie brings skills and passion to the Wily Network, helping to empower Wily Scholars to push forward, find their greatness and reach their goals. Bonnie received her B.A. in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Mount Holyoke College and her M.S.W. with a concentration in Children & Families from Salem State University (formerly Salem State College). Bonnie enjoys running, spinning and volunteering. She lives with her husband and two sons in Norton, MA.

Bonnie joined Wily in 2018.

Board of Directors

Stephen Barber
he/him

Tufts University
Associate Director of Development, School of Arts & Sciences

A native of Hillsborough, North Carolina, Stephen currently serves as an Associate Director of Development in the Office of University Advancement at Tufts University. In this role, he cultivates philanthropic and volunteer support for the university’s School of Arts & Sciences. Prior to Tufts, Stephen spent time working and volunteering in various domains across higher education, including undergraduate admissions, student conduct, fraternity & sorority life, and academic affairs. In his spare time, he volunteers with organizations that support educational opportunity for individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, in addition to alumni membership in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s degree in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership & Policy from Vanderbilt University.

Don Bramley The Wily Network

Don Bramley
he/him

Audax Group
Managing Director

Don Bramley is a Managing Director with Audax Group, a leading middle-market private capital investment firm. Over the last 19 years, Don has played an integral role in building Audax’s private equity business. Prior to Audax, Don was a Partner with The Parthenon Group, a strategic advisory firm; was a Managing Director with Meredith, Martin & Kaye, an investment management company; and served in varying roles with FMC Corporation’s corporate development department and Salomon Brothers’ corporate finance department.  Don received his B.A. from Middlebury College, where he majored in economics and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

In addition to the Wily Network, Don serves on the President’s Leadership Council at Middlebury College and previously served as a trustee of the Fessenden School in West Newton, Massachusetts, for five terms, including two terms as Board President.

Katie Bramley The Wily Network

Katie Bramley (Board Chair)
she/her
Business Consultant

Katie has spent the majority of her working career in the not-for-profit world. Currently, she serves on the Board of Ambassadors of the Steppingstone Foundation, which focuses on programs to prepare underserved students for educational success that leads to college. Additionally, Katie serves on Middlebury College’s President’s Leadership Council. Previously, Katie was on the Board of Directors for Boston Children’s Hospital Center for Media and Child Health, where she took a leadership role on the Strategic Planning Committee. She has also held numerous volunteer positions with the school systems and sports teams of her four children.

Nevin Chitkara The Wily Group

Nevin Chitkara
he/him
MFS Investment Management
Portfolio Manager

Nevin is a Portfolio Manager at MFS Investment Management.  He joined the firm in 1997 as an Equity Research Analyst and began managing the MFS Value and Global Value strategies in 2006. Nevin began his career at GE working on the Corporate Audit and Mergers and Acquisitions groups.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University, School of Management, and received his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.  Nevin and his wife Kristine have three children and live in Westwood, Massachusetts.

In addition to Wily, Nevin and Kristine have been involved with various other nonprofit organizations in support of children.  He was a trustee and treasurer of the Dedham Country Day School for a number of years.  Nevin and Kristine have been active with Cradles to Crayons and Horizons at DCD.  In addition, Nevin serves on the Board of the Wake Forest University School of Business.

Mark DiVincenzo
he/him
MIT
Vice President and General Counsel

Mark DiVincenzo is Vice President and General Counsel at MIT. He serves as the Institute’s chief legal officer and senior advisor to the President. He also oversees Institute policies and the Institute’s compliance and risk management programs.

Mark joined MIT in 2001. Prior to joining MIT, Mark practiced litigation and employment law at two Boston law firms. Mark received his BA in Political Science, magna cum laude, from Boston College and his JD from the Cornell Law School.

In addition to the Wily Network board, Mark currently serves on the oversight board of the BU/MIT Startup and Technology Law Clinic, the underwriting committee of the Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions Inc. and the AAU General Counsel Steering Committee. He previously served as a member of the board of the National Association of College and University Lawyers from 2019-2022.

Allison Hirsch The Wily Network

Allison Hirsch (Board Treasurer)
she/her

After spending nearly two decades working for an investment bank, Allison retired and turned her attention to non-profit organizations focusing on education and building stronger communities. Since 2014, Allison has consulted with Community Consulting Team for Boston Preparatory Charter School and EV Kids, which has deepened her understanding of the challenges for Boston students. She currently volunteers for Combined Jewish Philanthropy on the Strategic Planning and JLE Committees, as an MBA Advisory Board Member for Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, as an Investment Committee Member for Temple Israel Endowment, and as a Finance Committee Member for Jewish Big Brother Big Sister.

Allison became interested in how individual action could help children when she became a Big Sister in New York in the early 1990s. Spending time with her Little Sister, Angela, opened Allison’s eyes to the plight of inner-city children who have limited family support. Unfortunately,  that program did not include material support nor did it provide counseling. For Allison, among the strengths of the Wily Network program are its reliance on caring adults who guide and support the Scholars and its recognition that students need adequate resources to succeed in school.

Judi Alperin King, PhD The Wily Network

Judi Alperin King, PhD
she/her
The Wily Network
Founder, Executive Director

Judi Alperin King’s career as a psychologist at Wediko Children’s Services included roles as clinician, administrator, program director, and development officer. Her dedication to children never wavered. After 30 years’ working with children who faced serious emotions and behavioral problems, she turned her attention to college students.

In 2014, Judi read an article in the New York Times entitled “Out of Foster Care into College” and began researching programs that provide a range of resources to college students who are navigating school on their own. By founding the Wily Network, Judi set out to build a community that would offer wrap-around services to students from matriculation to graduation.

Judi earned her B.A. and M.A. degrees in Psychology at Hamilton College and Boston College, respectively. She received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Judi has three adult daughters and lives in Needham, Massachusetts, with her husband.

Cindy Lawry

 

Cindy believes in Wily’s mission of supporting young, motivated adults in every way possible. She thinks Wily’s model is incredibly effective, and helps each scholar find the resilience and confidence they need to be a success in whatever they pursue in life.

Cindy has a BS from Lehigh University and an MBA from The Wharton School, Univ of Pa. Her background is in consulting and equity research. For the last five years, she has been investing in small to mid-sized, mostly northeast US companies. When Cindy is not working or involved in a few other non-profits, she grows veggies, takes lots of walks with her two labs (one neurotic, one always looking for a better offer), reads books, and spends some time in Maine.

Cindy joined Wily in 2021.

Zach Martin The Wily Network

Zach Martin
he/him
St. Sebastian’s School

Football Coach

Zach recently retired from a career in the global equities business, having spent most of his time with Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan. Since retiring, Zach has become involved in non-profit endeavors. In addition to chairing the Governance Committee at the Wily Network, Zach is the Vice-Chair of the Carroll School Board and Chair of the Development Committee at the Brooks School. Zach coaches varsity football at St. Sebastian’s School. He was very active in Wellesley youth sports, coaching football, lacrosse and baseball. Zach graduated from Denison University. He played football and was active in student government and university radio. He and his wife, Laurel, have four children and live in Wellesley, MA.

Alain Mathieu The Wily Network

Alain P. Mathieu
he/him
Mintz

Associate

Alain’s bio coming soon.

Sara Miller-Blanc The Wily Network

Sara Miller Blanc
she/her
Drift
Enterprise Account Executive

Sara is an Enterprise Account Executive at Drift, the first conversational marketing platform, and a founding member of the Wily Network Board of Directors. She has worked to provide opportunities to underserved students in Greater Boston for the past 10 years. Sara graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a political science degree, focusing on education policy. During college, she spent nine months studying in Washington, D.C., interning at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and working on political campaigns and policy writing, experiences that furthered her interest in policy relating to underserved communities. Sara is invested in the success of young people and the systemic supports needed to make success a reality. Immediately after graduation, Sara served two years volunteering full-time in Boston Public Schools with City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps program that aims to stem the high school dropout crisis by providing attendance, coursework, and social-emotional coaching to students. Her time serving in a 7th-grade classroom in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and her three years as a volunteer Big Sister illuminated for her the vast differences in resources and support that low-income students and communities receive compared to those in areas of greater wealth, as well as the different needs of students in these circumstances. She is a member of the Leadership Committee for City Year Boston’s Ambassador Circle and a volunteer Big Sister for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Michele Norman
she/her

Strategic Consultant

Michele has been working with non-profit organizations for the past 15 years, both as a Board member and strategic consultant.  In fact, she first got to know Wily as part of the consulting team working on Wily’s 2020 strategic planning effort.  Having college aged kids of her own, Wily’s mission deeply resonated with Michele and she was delighted to join the Board in 2022.

In addition to her work with Wily, Michele sits on the Board of Community Action Partners (CAP), a pro bono consulting organization of Harvard Business and Kennedy School alumni.  Through CAP, Michele works with a number of Boston area non-profits, primarily focusing on youth and education.  Michele was also Board Chair at Tenacre Country Day School and a Board member at BUILD, an entrepreneurship program that serves at-risk students in the Boston Public School system. 

Michele has a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the Harvard Business School.  She and her husband Steve live in Wellesley, MA and have three children.  

Osamagbe Osagie
she/her
The Carroll School
Director of Equity and Inclusion

Osamagbe is a life-long learner who is deeply committed to amplifying the lived experiences of marginalized peoples within her local and global communities. Osamagbe currently serves as Director of Equity and Inclusion at a school for children who have language-based learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. Osamagbe’s love for young people, education, and social justice stems from her work with students, her involvement in state-level politics, and connections to local grassroots organizations. Hailing from a small suburb of Atlanta, Osamagbe earned her bachelor’s degree and Master of Arts in Political Science from Georgia State University. She enjoys reading books, learning about photography, traveling, and spending quality time with her loved ones over good food, spirits, and music.

Edward (Ned) Parsons
he/him

Ned has worked in a variety of roles in independent schools for over 30 years, starting his career in education as a teacher, coach, and dorm parent in boarding school before eventually moving into administrative and leadership roles. During his career, Ned has been dean of students, a dean of faculty, and, from 2014-2023, Head of School at The Rivers School in Weston, MA.

Ned’s work as a member of the founding Board of Trustees for Covenant Prep, a charter school serving underrepresented students in Hartford, CT, encouraged his interest in serving children who needed other adults in their corner as they navigated their growth and learning in school, along with other challenges in their lives outside of school. Drawn to the work of supporting students more deeply as they entered higher education, Ned found Wily and was thrilled to have the opportunity to support the organization in every way possible in its critical mission of providing the extraordinary Wily Scholars with foundational support to launch them to successful lives and careers through their college experience.

Ned has a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, an MA in English from The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, and an Ed.M. in School Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ned and his wife Lisa reside in Manchester, VT, and have two sons who are out of college and living in NYC.

Sharisse Cail Perry
she/her
Cail Perry & Associates

Founder & President

Sharisse is the founder and president of Cail Perry & Associates, a legal search firm that specializes in placing attorneys of color and women attorneys in law firms and corporations. She graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies. She volunteers at her children’s school, Dedham Country Day School, where she currently serves as the Parent Association President and is a member of the Board of Trustees. Recognizing the need for support among parents and children of color in independent schools, Sharisse founded The Massachusetts Network for Children of Color in Independent Schools (MNCCIS). She is a would-be writer and an avid reader who never leaves the house without a book.

Adriana Cordero Raines
she/her
Social Impact Consultant

Adriana Raines, a dedicated advocate for social change and empowerment. With a Master’s degree in Education and a passion for innovation, Adriana has been recognized as an award winner by Vital Village Networks for her outstanding contributions. As a Certified Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Professional, she is committed to fostering inclusive environments and promoting equity in all aspects of life.

Adriana’s journey as an Afro-Latina Social Impact Consultant and Coach has led her to establish Enlighten Consulting and Coaching, where she empowers individuals and organizations to embrace diversity, challenge injustice, and create positive change. Her leadership as Founder and CEO reflects her unwavering dedication to making a difference in the world.

An alumna of YW LeadBoston and the Institute for Nonprofit Practice, Adriana brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her work. As a Licensed Social Worker, she champions the rights of families and children, advocating tirelessly for their well-being and equality.

In addition to her consulting work, Adriana serves as an Adjunct Professor of Social Justice, inspiring the next generation of changemakers to address systemic issues and work towards a more just society. She is also a sought-after panelist and conference speaker, sharing her expertise and insights on topics ranging from DEI to social impact.

Adriana Raines is a beacon of hope and positivity in the fight for social justice, embodying the values of compassion, empathy, and resilience in all that she does.

Scott Steele The Wily Network

Scott Steele
he/him
Beacon Academy

Director of Finance and Operations

Scott Steele is the Director of Finance and Operations at Beacon Academy.  Prior to joining Beacon, Scott was the Director of Finance and Operations at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, a Boston-based minority servicing technical college founded in 1908.  Scott was previously co-founder and Managing Partner of JMH Capital Partners, a private capital investment firm.  Prior to JMH, Scott was a Principal and Parthenon Capital in Boston and a Principal in the New York office of Electra Investment Trust PLC, a London-based private investment firm.  He started his career in the Leveraged Funding Group at Heller Financial in New York.  Scott received his B.B.A. from the University of Michigan and his M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.  

Hilary Steinert
she/her

Bio coming soon!

Honorary Board

Ed Hajim (he/him)

Kim Pappas (she/her)

Judi Rosensweig (she/her)

David Spina (he/him)

Stevie Spina (she/her)

Robin Wolpow (she/her)

Advisory Council

Bryan Allard (he/him)
Maven Clinic, Lead Product Manager

Donna Bonaparte (she/her)
Babson College, Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer

Francisca Fenton (she/her)
Carroll School, Assistant Director of Secondary Advising and Summer@Carroll

Kelly Glew (she/her)
The Steppingstone Foundation, President

Michael Julian (he/him)
Populi, Vice President of Sales

Margaret Lewis (she/her)
Compass Health Center LLC, Adolescent Primary Clinical Therapist

Meredith Mendelson (she/her)
The Ellie Fund, Executive Director

Annie Montesano (she/her)
Educator

Sheila Murphy (she/her)
Witt/Kieffer, Search Consultant

Andrea Patton (she/her)

Steven Pemberton (he/him)
Workhuman, Chief Human Resources Officer

Kathryn Sargent (she/her)
The Locker Project, Executive Director

Kristina Gulick Schaefer (she/her)
Fundraising Consultant & Coach

Jennifer Schoen (she/her)
Northeastern University, Director of Opportunity Scholarships and Outreach Programs

Carolyn Shaughnessy (she/her)
Social Innovations Forum, Donor Engagement Officer

Leann Walsh (she/her)
K & L Gates, Associate Attorney

Young Professionals Association – Leadership Team

Niki Bramley
Membership Chair
she/her

Niki works in the FP&A department at Peloton where she has been integrally involved in rightsizing the business on its path to profitability. Prior to Peloton, she was at Casper immediately following its IPO and, prior to Casper, Niki started her career in the Investment Banking Division of William Blair. She graduated from Middlebury College with a B.A. in economics. Niki’s support system through college was paramount to her success. She was drawn to Wily to ensure all students had this opportunity.

Laura Broffman The Wily Network

Laura Broffman
Staff Representative
she/her

Laura received a BA in Sociology and Environmental Studies from Brandeis University. Her love for social justice and the environment led her to Better Future Project, where she worked on a team of climate organizers and gained valuable non-profit experience. Laura was drawn to Wily because of their work to help students reach their goals despite the systemic barriers, and the organization’s focus on mental health during college. She is excited by organizing and implementing change, and loves helping Wily continue to grow. When she’s not working, Laura loves cooking and eating with loved ones, spending time in nature, and practicing yoga.

Laura joined Wily in 2019.

Sara Miller-Blanc The Wily Network

Sara Miller Blanc
Board Representative
she/her

Sara is an Enterprise Account Executive at Drift, the first conversational marketing platform, and a founding member of the Wily Network Board of Directors. She has worked to provide opportunities to underserved students in Greater Boston for the past 10 years. Sara graduated from Tufts University in 2012 with a political science degree, focusing on education policy. During college, she spent nine months studying in Washington, D.C., interning at the Department of Housing and Urban Development and working on political campaigns and policy writing, experiences that furthered her interest in policy relating to underserved communities. Sara is invested in the success of young people and the systemic supports needed to make success a reality. Immediately after graduation, Sara served two years volunteering full-time in Boston Public Schools with City Year Boston, an AmeriCorps program that aims to stem the high school dropout crisis by providing attendance, coursework, and social-emotional coaching to students. Her time serving in a 7th-grade classroom in Dorchester, Massachusetts, and her three years as a volunteer Big Sister illuminated for her the vast differences in resources and support that low-income students and communities receive compared to those in areas of greater wealth, as well as the different needs of students in these circumstances. She is a member of the Leadership Committee for City Year Boston’s Ambassador Circle and a volunteer Big Sister for Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Kevin Richardson
Co-chair
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Kevin Richardson is currently based in Dallas, TX, where he is building a banking career by fostering lasting relationships and delivering exceptional client care. For nearly a decade he called New England home, and was fortunate to have the opportunity to study and work in and around Boston. Kevin can personally attest to the tremendous impact of a robust support system during and beyond college – mentors, sponsors and friends powered him through college, inspiring him to lead by serving others. These pillars of support eased his academic journeys at Colby-Sawyer College and Babson College, and his subsequent transition into professional service. Kevin is delighted at the opportunity to support Wily’s mission to help Scholars thrive through its partnership with the Young Professionals Association.

Karine Sevyan
Co-Chair
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Karine works in construction lending at JP Morgan Chase. She currently lives in Boston. Originally from Armenia, Karine immigrated to the United States at the age of nine. Karine was drawn to Wily because she was the first person in her family to go to college in the US, and knows first-hand how important it is to have a supportive network. Karine has a passion for staying active, traveling and is a car enthusiast.

Former Board Members

Bryan Allard (he/him)

Lauren Fragoza (she/her)

Gong Ke Gouldstone (she/her)

Tara Hendricks (she/her)

Joseph Hoffman

Michael Julian (he/him)

Ryan Kim (he/him)

Margaret Lewis (she/her)

Mathieu Medina (he/him)

Kim Pappas (she/her)

Chantel Riendeau (she/her)

Judi Rosensweig (she/her)

Andrew Rudzinski (he/him)

Kathryn Sargent (she/her)

Jennifer Schoen (she/her)

Marissa Spletter (she/her)

Neelum Wadekar (she/her)

Edward Walker (he/him)

Leann Walsh (she/her)

Shalona Williams (she/her)

Richard Zhang (he/him)

Heidi Ziobro (she/her)

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