Board of Directors
Patricia Beggy is Principal at Morse School in Cambridge.
Jonathan Cosco has been practicing real estate and environmental law since 1998. He currently is counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, where he works on issues pertaining to affordable housing and presides over administrative appeals under the state’s affordable housing law. Prior to joining DHCD Jonathan worked in two of Boston’s largest law firms practicing real estate and land use law. Jonathan received a BA degree in history from Brown University in 1993 and joint JD/MEM degrees from Duke University in 1998. He currently resides in Ipswich with his wife and two children.
Frank Connelly currently works in public health as a project coordinator for the Cambridge Prevention Coalition where he addresses substance abuse prevention. He is a member of the Cambridge Licensee Advisory Board which is a public/private initiative that connects government with licensees. Previously Frank was an outpatient clinician at the Mount Auburn Hospitals Prevention and Recovery Center. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from Framingham State College in 1985. He and his wife live in Cambridge and have 2 children in the Cambridge Public Schools.
Bill Kane is a Senior Director with BioMed Realty Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates commercial real estate in Boston, Cambridge, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York. Bill is based in BioMed’s Cambridge office and is active with many Boston and Cambridge community organizations. Previously Bill managed real estate development projects for the Fallon Company, Davis Marcus Partners, Lyme Properties, and Turner Construction. He received a BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, and an MIS/MBA dual degree from Boston University. Bill currently lives with his wife and four kids in Marblehead, MA.
Brian Kelley is currently a Vice President responsible for Commercial Lending and Commercial Real Estate Lending at the Cambridge Trust Company – a community Bank based in Cambridge since the late 1890’s. He is involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations in the Cambridge area and he is also the treasurer of the Harvard Square Business Association. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1981 with a degree in Environmental Studies and he lives in Wellesley with his wife and 2 children.
Brendan McCarthy joined Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), a leading privately held bank and financial services firm, in 2006. He currently leads a Client Service team within the Investor Services line of business, with responsibility for 15 institutional relationships. He was named an Assistant Vice President of the firm in 2012. Prior to his tenure at BBH, Brendan spent two years at State Street Corporation in a portfolio administration role. Brendan graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University in 2004 with a BA in Philosophy, concentrating in Social and Political ethics. The son of a kindergarten teacher, Brendan grew up in Sudbury, MA and currently resides in Boston with his wife. In his free time Brendan is an active member of the Villanova University Alumni Association. His interests also include food and cooking, marathon running, and travel.
Jeff Perrin is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Psychology and Applied Therapies Division at Lesley College. He is also an adjunct Professor in the Ecological Teaching Learning program at Lesley University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. At Lesley College, Jeff has taught classes in Social Psychology, Happiness and Well-Being, Ecopsychology, and Research Methods. His current research interests involve assessing the contextual influences on socially courageous actions. He is also interested in ecopsychology, conservation psychology, and inquiry based-learning. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. Prior to joining the faculty at Lesley, Jeff taught at the University of New Hampshire, Tufts University, and the Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture. He earned a BA from Trinity College (CT), an MA from the University of Michigan, and an MA and PhD in psychology from the University of New Hampshire.
Diane Savitzky was a substitute elementary and middle school teacher for six years and is currently teaching English as a second language at the Weston Public Library. Formerly she was the Executive Editor of Journal Watch for Women’s Health, a monthly publication of Massachusetts Medical Society. She has a Masters degree from the Tufts University School of Nutrition and established Nutri-Logic, a nutrition consultation practice. She has lectured parent, student, and civic groups about healthful eating. She has been involved with suburban agriculture through Land’s Sake, an organic farm, outdoor education, and forest maintenance organization.
Henry K. Vandermark is President of Solar Wave Energy, Inc., a Cambridge based solar energy company providing monitoring services to measure and manage solar and other renewable energy production. He has taught courses and workshop on solar energy technology for teachers, students and trades professionals. He is president of the Boston Area Solar Energy Association, a nonprofit providing the BASEA Forums, a lecture series for adults and the Jr. Solar Sprint, a hands-on learning program for middle-school students. Henry is a lifelong residence and lives in Cambridge with his wife and daughter who attends the Haggerty school.
Candy Wong is currently a Program Manager at Microsoft working on SharePoint, a web collaboration platform for businesses. She works with a team of software engineers on designing and building enterprise social features, specifically focusing on mobile solutions. Candy graduated from the University of Waterloo in Canada with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering. Prior to arriving in Cambridge, Candy had held internships in Toronto, Vancouver, New York City and Seattle for several different firms in the education, software and telecommunications industries. Growing up in Toronto, she was immersed in an environmentally-conscious community which sparked her interests early in healthy lifestyle, food nutrition and environmental sustainability. In her spare time, she enjoys biking around Cambridge, running along the Charles River and cooking.