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.

  • Nicolas Ramos
    Nicolas Ramos
    Head of People and Culture
    Meet Nicolas

    Nicolas Ramos

    Nick is responsible for all people operations at BBBSEM. In his role, Nick is responsible for all aspects of the people experience, including attracting and hiring a diverse staff, keeping them engaged, making sure they’re supported, and helping them achieve their potential.

    Prior to joining BBBSEM, Nick was a Global HR Business Partner at Novanta Inc. where he was responsible for a division of over 400 people globally. Before his time at Novanta, Nick spent almost 5 years at General Electric progressing through different managerial positions in Human Resources. He started at GE as an HR admin and worked his way through almost every HR job to become a Global Business Partner. In doing so, he had the opportunity to work in 6 different US states, participate in a labor contract negotiation, and manage staff from around the globe.

    Nick holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Utah and an MBA from West Texas A&M University. He is also a graduate of GE’s Human Resources Leadership Program. Nick is father to an amazing little girl, a lover of all things basketball, and he loves to get lost in a good book.

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
  • Stephen M. Honig, Esq.
    Clerk and Chair, Governance
    Duane Morris LLP
  • David F. Lamere
    Chair, Nominating
    Fidelity Investments
    President, Private Wealth Management (retired)
  • Jeffrey A. Leerink
    Chair, Executive; Chair, Compensation; Chair, Development
    SVB Leerink LLC
  • David P. Bergers
    Jones Day
  • Jody Black
    Independent Philanthropy Professional
  • Michael Chuli
    Managing Director
  • Timothy L. 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
  • Susan Kaplan
    Kaplan Financial Services, Inc
  • Virginia "Ginny" Litle
    Boston Medical Center
    Chief of Thoracic Surgery
  • Colin Mahony
    HP Vertica
    Senior Vice President and General Manager
  • Julia McCarthy
    State Street Global Services
    Executive Vice President and head of the Conversion Program Office
  • Chris Mitchell
    Spectrum Equity
    Managing Partner
  • Rosemary Sheehan
    Partners Healthcare
    Chief Human Resources Officer
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Board of Advisors
  • James Ahern
    Laidlaw Capital Markets
  • James Athanasoulas
    HarbourVest Partners
  • Christopher Bacon
    Openly, Inc.
    Senior Director
  • James Bettini
  • Amanda Bowker
  • 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
  • Michael Christian
    Risk Strategies
  • John Clark
    Fenway Sports Management
  • Tom Collins
  • 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
  • Craig Garland
    Garland Building Company
  • Daniel Gill
  • Benjamin Heller
    Jones Lang LaSalle
    Managing Director
  • Paul Kaboub
    Old Ironsides Energy
  • Pam Kelleher
    Ernst & Young LLP
    Audit Partner
  • Chris Keppleman
  • Richard Kertzman
    First Republic Bank
    Managing Director
  • Gregory Klemmer
    Colliers International
  • Eric Klotch
    Intex Solutions
  • Gordon Kluzak
    Goldman Sachs
    Vice President
  • Chris Laucks
  • Michael Lombard
    Walker & Dunlop
    Vice President/Servicing
  • Michael London
  • Kate Lubin
    United Way of Massachusetts Bay
  • David Melville
    Bowdoin Group
  • Gary Mishuris, CFA
    Silver Ring Value Partners
  • Tim O'Brien
    Colliers International
  • Jill O'Connell
  • Andrea Patisteas
    Primo Medical Group
    Senior Executive Vice President
  • Calixto Perez
    The Plymouth Rock Foundation
  • Frank Petz
  • Brian Pinch
    Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Greg Pope
    Parthenon Group
  • Christopher Richardson
    Talent Response
  • Matthew Rubin
  • Dan Shakespeare
    Executive Managing Director
  • Shereen Shermak
  • Dave Simoes
    Audit Partner, Alt. Invest
  • Jonathan G. Stadig
    University of Massachusetts
    Senior Auditor
  • Eric Stein
    Eaton Vance
    Co-Director of Global Fixed Income and Portfolio Manager
  • Brian Sullivan
  • Stephanie Sullivan
  • Bob Sweeney
    The Boston Bruins Foundation
    Executive Director
  • Alex Tanguay
    Merrill Lynch
  • Jack Ward
  • Susan Weiler
    World Music
    Marketing Director
  • Jess Williams
    Morgan Stanley
    Financial Advisor
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