Board of managers
President: Reverend Francisco A. Tolentino
Vice President: Charlene Bauer
Treasurer: Bill Morrison
Clerk: Scott Pollack
Member: Dakeya Christmas
Member: Joel Sklar
Member: Maggie Superchurch
chief executive officer
Since 2004 I served as Executive Director of The Neighborhood Developers, an organization that builds vibrant and sustainable communities using integrated investment strategies. Over the past decade, TND completed over $85 million of real estate development, and it engages over 1,600 members annually and, through CONNECT, a partnership of five co-located non-profits, provides financial education and workforce development services to 4,000 clients annually. I served on NeighborWorks America’s national Real Estate Advisory Committee and its Community Stabilization Committee on the board of MHIC (a New England CDFI lender and investor), the Massachusetts Association of CDCs, and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Executive Committee on Community Health.
Vice President of Resident ServiceS
Originally from Washington, DC, I came to Boston for graduate school in 1997 to study Mental Health Counseling at UMASS Boston and earned a Masters of Education degree in 2001. Prior to that, I graduated in 1997 from Johnson C. Smith University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology. I live, work and play in Roxbury and have done so for the past eighteen years. I love working with people from all walks of life to support them to live their best life. My motto is “meet people where they are” in a no judgment zone and support them in any way possible to positively impact their quality of life.
senior VICE PRESIDENT of learning & Evaluation
Mary Coonan has over 30 years of experience in program development and leadership with an emphasis on evaluation both in Latin America and on the U.S east coast. She has been involved in the design and implementation of a revolving loan fund operating in 26 communities throughout Nicaragua; an international microfinance training program for practitioners from over 100 countries; a joint master’s degree program in community economic development between Southern New Hampshire University and the Open University of Tanzania; a workforce development program serving seven family homeless shelters in Boston; and an economic development center partnering with 22 community organizations in the Boston area.
Data Analyst & Administrator
Gaelynn Roberts brings seven years of experience as a Database Analyst and Administrator, particularly with the Salesforce platform. He and his team are responsible for the design and implementation of Salesforce across OppCo, The Neighborhood Developers and now Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation. His areas of expertise include System Architecture & Design, Metric Building and User Interface Training. He is an Ohio native who currently resides in Ipswich, Ma. Gaelynn also served several years as an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, a high school foreign language teacher and is a terrible bagpipe player.
Chief Financial Officer
Kris joined TND in August, 2016 as Chief Financial Officer, bringing with her a background in public accounting, Fortune 200 manufacturing, biotech, aerospace, start ups, IPO, and non-profit experience. She enjoys working collaboratively and innovatively, with proven experience in strategic planning and execution, benchmarking and change initiatives. She has co-led a ]building project/move of a manufacturing facility within a six month period, consolidated global facilities, and taken on the challenge of starting an internal audit function for a non-profit that was deemed unauditable. Most recently, she was Chief Financial Officer for a non-profit in central Massachusetts with operations in New England, the mid-Atlantic, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Kris is a CPA, and holds an MBA and MS in Accounting from Northeastern University and a BA in English.
Janine Johnson, AR/AP Specialist brings with her over a decade of experience in accounts payable functions. Most recently, she worked for MHSA, where she was the Accounts Receivable Manager. Janine attended Pennsylvania State University and is currently working on her accounting degree at North Shore Community College. Janine enjoys taking in a good show/movie in her spare time.
Jack Hopkins, Senior Accountant, has over 30 years of experience working for real estate developers and non-profits. Most recently he worked as Accountant/Human Resources Manager at Congress Construction Corp., where he was responsible for overseeing all accounting functions for six entities and all Human Resources functions. He was Director of Finance for The Cooper Institute of Aerobics Research in Dallas, Texas. His experience is enhanced by his MBA from the University of Dallas and his BA from St. Michael's College in Vermont. In his spare time, Jack enjoys attending the Boston Symphony and Opera performances around the world.
John Murray joined The Neighborhood Developers in 2017 as an AmeriCorps VISTA. During his service term, John worked to develop more effective and accessible financial education programming. He also worked closely with the Data and Evaluation team, maintaining the Salesforce Database, and facilitating outcomes analysis and reporting. He is pleased to have the opportunity to continue working with the TND staff in his new role at OppCo. John holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a focus on Cultural Anthropology and a minor in History. He has a passion for mythology and cultural stories.
Communications project Manager
Trey Greer graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Political Science. After university, he joined AmeriCorps where he worked as Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for Southwest CARE Center, an HIV clinic in Santa Fe, NM. He then moved to Portland Oregon, taking a position as the Social Media Project Manager for People in Need Partnership. He worked as a freelance designer and writer taking contracts from organizations based out of Austin: Texas Department of Public Safety, The Texas Association of Local Health Officials, and The Austin Public Library among others. In the summer of 2016, he moved to the Boston metro area.
Senior Vice President of Resource Development
Nancy Turner began her career in community development in the international sector, first as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Papua New Guinea and then as a fundraiser at Oxfam America. Through this international community development experience, she learned the value of supporting indigenous efforts and grew to love working with people from all over the world. Fundraising in support of stronger families and equitable communities has remained a career constant. She has worked for community development corporations and the intermediaries that support them for 20+ years. She's written grants for TND since 2003 working remotely from her home in Vermont.