Staff

Staff and Board Staff

Nikki Shults

Executive Director

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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Robert Guthrie

Director of Development

Robert is thrilled to be fundraising for LBFE, Boston because he believes all older friends are our parents or grandparents, regardless if we’re related or not. They were teachers, crossing-guards, doctors, neighbors… They created the world we’re living in. Everyone deserves friends and a safe community to thrive, even – especially – in today’s youth-oriented culture that too often forgets the very people who made our lives possible.

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Robert grew up outside Boston and graduated from Northwestern University. He moved to Cambridge after teaching English in Japan. In his 20’s volunteered for LBFE, Boston. He’s thrilled to bring his larger-shop fundraising and communications experience from Perkins School for the Blind and Mystic Valley Elder Services to LBFE. He’s also thrilled to have married his college boyfriend and hiked among penguins in Patagonia.

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Cynthia Wilkerson

Program Director

Since joining LBFE in 2015, Cynthia has led the organization’s program redesign and evaluation efforts, as well as its embrace of intergenerational engagement. She received a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, a Nonprofit Management and Leadership Certificate from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business, and has over 15 years of program management experience. In her free time, Cynthia is an avid movie and museum goer.

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Stephenie Hou

Stephenie Hou

Intergenerational Program Manager

Stephenie became the Intergenerational Program Manager of LBFE Boston in February 2018. She earned her BS in Social Work at Bridgewater State University.

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After graduating college, Stephenie served two years as an AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow and helped youth grades 8-12 on college and career readiness as well as volunteer and community engagement. She then went on to work as a bilingual SCO Case Manager at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services and was later given the opportunity to have her dream job working with intergenerational programs at LBFE.

Stephenie enjoys painting handmade watercolor cards, doing arts and crafts, playing tennis, volleyball, hiking and kayaking.

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Isaac

Xinru (Isaac) Li

Northeastern Co-op Program Assistant Intern

Xinru (Isaac) is originally from Shanghai, China. He is a third-year at Northeastern University pursuing a degree in Psychology. LBFE is his first co-op.  He chose to serve with LBFE because he loves the idea of caring, and believes it is very important to support each other, especially in such a difficult time.

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Isaac believes that while people need social distancing to keep safe, socializing is important to support mental health. In his work at LBFE’s intergenerational CitySites programs his goal is simple: that everyone receives happiness from the activities. He is majoring in psychology with aspirations to become a counselor and uses his passion for caring for others to meet great new people, share happiness and support program participants and his co-workers. His experience working in computer science allows him to use his technical knowledge to assist older adults who attend Tech Cafes and virtual programming. During his time at LBFE his personal goals are to improve his leadership skills by hosting and leading programs and as a person who speaks English as a second language, to practice and improve his English-speaking skills.

In his free time, Isaac likes to play sports, listen to music, and play video games. He also plays a little bit of drums for fun.

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Gabi Romero

Northeastern Co-op Program Assistant Intern

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