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LBFE Boston is a nonprofit organization committed to ending isolation and loneliness among older adults living in public and affordable housing.
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Kristen Mann

Board President

Kristen joined the LBFE Board in 2019 and was first introduced to LBFE as a member of the Finance Committee. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with non-profits addressing the critical needs of underserved populations in Boston.

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For the past 10 years Kristen has been an active member of her community, advocating for youth development and education, homelessness, and elder loneliness.

Currently she is the Head of Business Development at Stratos Consulting, a technology consulting firm focused on the digital transformation of life science organizations in the areas of Enterprise Performance Management, Data & Analytics, and Integration & Automation. Prior to joining Stratos she spent her career in the life sciences taking on various roles in finance, commercial analytics and sales operations.

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Billy Pitman

Board Vice President, Policy Council Delegate

Billy joined the Board of LBFE in 2016, bringing his background and experience in communications, media relations and public policy along with an interest in volunteering to get more involved with a good cause and organization in Greater Boston.

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Billy is currently the Chief of Staff in the Secretary & CEO’s Office at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) where he’s responsible for ensuring the department’s  strategic goals, initiatives and objectives for public transportation and infrastructure are advanced and delivered upon across a variety of divisions and services, including the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) where he also served as Chief of Staff.

Billy previously served as a spokesman and communications advisor to Governor Charlie Baker, coordinating media relations and messaging strategy on a successful reelection campaign and on public policy initiatives across Massachusetts’ Executive Branch. He has worked in prior communications roles for campaigns and firms in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and North Carolina.
A NC native, Billy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. Billy and his wife Jessica live in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, and in addition to volunteering with LBFE, Billy enjoys his spare time as a runner, and is a proud finisher of the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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Diane Noel

Board Clerk

Diane joined the LBFE Board in 2021 and as served as its Clerk since 2022.  She brings with her over 20 years of experience in the legal field and a desire to contribute to a nonprofit that seeks to make meaningful, direct, impactful change to individuals at the local level.  

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Diane is an attorney and Vice President at Fidelity Investments with experience managing and negotiating its most sophisticated agreements for Fidelity’s largest relationships. Currently, she manages a team of attorneys and negotiators in complex purchasing transactions for Fidelity’s procurement organization.

Prior to that, she focused her expertise in drafting and negotiating Fidelity’s complex corporate master services agreements both in the US and globally on behalf of its largest sales organization. In between closing deals, she constantly thinks of and implements ways to improve the contracting experience. Prior to Fidelity, Diane was a seasoned member of a Boston-based law firm, handling a wide variety of business disputes at the state and federal level from initial discovery through to trial and appeal.

Diane graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in History and received her J.D. from Suffolk Law School. In 2020, Diane and her father wrote and selfpublished Once a Northender, a memoir chronicling her dad’s experiences as the son of Italian immigrants from his childhood in Boston in the 1930s through to his life today.

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Tiffany Huynh

Director

Tiffany joined the board of LBFE in 2022. With 15 years of marketing and communications experience across multiple industries that encompass a broad range of perspectives, Tiffany has developed a deep understanding and respect of cultural competence. Through her experiences, she recognizes the need to reinforce the values of diversity, flexibility, and responsiveness in addressing the current and changing needs of communities.

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As the Chief Marketing Officer at Taurus Investment Holdings, a global real estate private equity firm focused on value-add strategies that incorporate sustainable change within the real estate sector, she is responsible for leading the development and execution for the firm’s communications and branding, as well as overseeing and implementing the firm’s marketing initiatives.

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Ram Konduru

Director

Ram brings with him over 20 years of experience in the technology, consulting, & business field and a pay it forward attitude to make a positive impact in this world with his contribution.

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Ram is an Engineer and currently an entrepreneur who successfully scaled businesses around the globe during pandemic. He is an executive leader serving as a trusted advisor and confidante to executives, board members, management teams, and his staff. In collaboration with enterprise business process owners to establish policies, governance procedures, management, and standards, he has managed technology & business process delivery teams to develop modern scalable enterprise architecture, implement digital strategy and roadmaps, and enable competitive enterprises to use their data & technology as a strategic asset.

Ram graduated from MIT with an Executive MBA and studied at Stanford, Florida Tech, & NIT Warangal. He is passionate about Innovation & Entrepreneurship. Ram and his wife Udaya have two amazing children, Abhi & Adee.

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Michael Mahan

Director

Michael joined the LBFE Board in 2023 and is the Senior Vice President of Transactional & Edge for Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Line of Business. In his current position, Michael is responsible for the global business unit focused on the IT infrastructure and data center space, comprised of the emerging AI and high-density computing segments, as well as on-premise and edge-computing markets. He leads a global team with a focus on delivering energy-efficient products and services while focusing on sustainability and digital connectivity.

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Prior to this role, Michael led the Home & Distribution business at Schneider Electric and held roles of increasing responsibility at GE Appliances and GE Energy, including leading the Monogram brand team at GE Appliances, and managing GE’s EV Infrastructure and Low Voltage Equipment businesses at GE Industrial Solutions.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Sense Labs, a company focusing on home energy management and decarbonization.  Michael lives in the Boston area with his wife and two children.

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Rosemary McAndrew

Director

Rosemary joined the LBFE Board in 2019 after volunteering for more than 15 years. She brings experience serving in various board positions of professional, commercial, and non-profit organizations. Her interest in LBFE is an extension of her upbringing in a family where intergenerational gatherings were the heart of the family.

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Rosemary earned a Ph.D. from Northeastern University with a focus on elder care law and policy. She has been published internationally on the topic of avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents. Select research-related experiences include examining business models, economic drivers, and quality indicators in the approach to the care of people in the home setting as part of HCCI’s Home-Based Primary Care course curriculum, being selected as a panel member presenting “Moving & Scaling Home-Based Primary Care” at a GIH National conference, and having served on the Advisory Board for the NIH-funded “Home-Based Primary Care for Homebound Seniors Trial” at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY.

She is a risk management executive and principal of MRM, Inc. of Boston, a consulting firm specializing in risk and insurance management, alternative risk financing, self-insurance, reinsurance, captives and other risk financing models.

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Richard Saporito

Director

Richard is an Executive Advisor/Principle at RPS Savings Consultants . RPS Savings helps enables organizations improve competitive advantage by reducing expenses and enhancing operating efficiency. RPS Savings provide additional value-added services including generating new revenue streams and operational  capability leveraging proven innovative technology solutions.

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Mr. Saporito brings over 30 years of experience as an Executive Officer in Global Fortune 500  and Fortune 1000 Companies with significant fiduciary responsibility.  He brings a wide variety of industry experience in Manufacturing, Financial Services, Technology, and Medical Devices.

His broad range of functional experience in Distribution, Operations, Human Resources and Legal provides a solid foundation to understand how to drive efficiency and maximize profitability.

Additionally, Mr. Saporito has served on 2  non-profit  Boards  rising to the level of Board Chair. He enjoys sports, an active lifestyle helping others, travel, and time with his family. He currently resides in Derry NH but will be moving soon to nearby Londonderry NH.  He has an MBA and BA from the University of Buffalo.

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Kelsey Trimm

Director

Kelsey joined the LBFE Board in late 2022, returning to our organization after previously serving as a PULSE intern and working with LBFE while she was a student at Boston College.

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Currently, Kelsey works at Brown University as an advisor to international students. Broadly, her experience is in frameworks of cultural humility, strategic communications, and community advocacy. She is committed to social justice and cultivating and preserving communities in Boston and beyond.

Kelsey graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in English and Psychology and earned a Master’s Degree from Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Nikki Shults

Ex Officio

Nikki became the Executive Director of LBFE Boston in January 2015. Prior to that she was LBFE’s Volunteer Coordinator. She earned her BA in Gerontology and MBA in Healthcare Management at Quinnipiac University.

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Nikki began her career in case management at the Agency on Aging in New Haven, CT. She served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia as a Health Economic Development Adviser and later Volunteer Coordinator from 2009-2013.

Nikki enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, volleyball and crocheting stuffed animals. She lives in Roslindale with her husband, Dan, and their two cats, Anbesa and Zoe.

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