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Kristen Scudieri

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, bringing 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 currently a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where she focuses her expertise in drafting and negotiating complex master services agreements for Fidelity Workplace Services. In between closing deals, she is constantly thinking of and implementing ways to improve the contracting experience for Fidelity and its clients both in the U.S. and globally. Prior to Fidelity, Diane spent ten years as business litigation associate at 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. 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 the 1930s through to his life today.

Diane graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in History and received her J.D. from Suffolk Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Diane and her husband Jonathan have two amazing children, Peter and Nathanael, and one adorable Boston Terrier, Leon.

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James Brown

Director

James joined the LBFE Board of Directors in late 2022. He is the Executive Director of the Center Communities of Brookline, a 511 multi-income independent senior housing with supportive services campus located in Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA.  Mr. Brown is responsible for the management of Center Communities of Brookline which involves overseeing administrative, fiscal, facilities, community life, religious services and dining service operations.

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Prior to joining Center Communities of Brookline, James was on active duty for the Massachusetts Air National Guard as a regional medical planner. James has 20+ years of healthcare experience both as a physical therapist and administrator for orthopedics and rehabilitation departments and holds a Master’s in Physical Therapy from Quinnipiac University, a Doctor of Physical Therapy from MGH Institute for Health Professionals and a Masters of Business Administration from Endicott College.

He lives in Milton with his wife, daughter and son and enjoys traveling, cooking and mountain biking.

 

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Tiffany Huynh

Director

Tiffany joined the board of LBFE in 2022. Coming from a diverse background, 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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With more than a decade of dedicated full stack marketing experience, Tiffany is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Taurus Investment Holdings, a global real estate private equity firm focused on driving sustainable change within the real estate sector. Tiffany is responsible for leading the development of the firm’s communications and branding, overseeing and implementing marketing collateral on corporate and project levels.

Tiffany holds a BS in Communications and Advertising from Suffolk University, and a Graduate Certificate in the Advanced Study of Management from Northeastern University.

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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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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

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Monée Vance

Director

Monée joined the LBFE Board in 2021, bringing her experience in community programming, communications, and event management.

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She is the Assistant Manager of Match Support at Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Within her role, she oversees the support of one-to-one matches on the Community Based team. Monée also plays an active role in supporting the Agency’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice, as a Diversity Ambassador.

She is committed to empowering and preserving Boston communities through food access, workforce development, and social services.

Monée graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Human Services and a Minor in Communications.

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Alifia Waliji-Banglawara

Director

Alifia joined the LBFE Board of Directors in 2022. She is the Director of Pharmacy Services at Care Dimensions Hospice and Palliative and Care, the largest in Massachusetts, that offers continuum of clinical care for adult and pediatric patients with advanced and life-limiting illnesses and provides compassionate support for their families and caregivers. She is responsible for innovative collaborative medication therapy management and leading cross-functional project teams.

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Alifia’s desire to contribute to a non-profit that strives for intergenerational connections and friendships stems from her upbringing and understanding that we all belong together in this diverse world.

Alifia brings over 15 years’ experience in healthcare graduating with a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida and an MBA from Boston University.

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Julia Wengrovitz

Director

Julia joined the LBFE Board in 2015, and has served as Board President since 2018, bringing her experience in communications, fundraising, and event marketing.

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Currently she is a Marketing Manager at athenahealth, which provides network-enabled services for healthcare and point-of-care mobile apps with a vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. Prior to joining athenahealth, she had 10+ years of experience in the healthcare and human resources space.

She has been actively involved with other non-profit organizations including Special Olympics and The Junior League of Boston.

Julia graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Marketing.

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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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