Board of Directors
Darren Baird, Board Clerk, is a Director in the Real Estate Practice Group at Goulston & Storrs PC, where he focuses his practice on complex commercial real estate transactions and development for a broad array of owners, developers and lenders. Darren co-chairs the firms Medical, Education and Cultural Facilities Group and spends a large portion of his time advising non-profit higher education and medical institutions in real estate, development, permitting, financing and construction-related matters. Darren graduated with a BA in Criminal Justice from Castleton State College, and a JD from Suffolk University Law School, magna cum laude. Originally from northern New Hampshire, Darren resides in Winthrop, MA with his wife and four children. His interests include golf, Crossfit and any outdoor activity.
Meghan Burque is an Operations Senior Manager at Deloitte & Touche, a global leading company in professional services. Meghan currently serves in Deloitte’s Audit Innovation & Analytics group which works to develop and deploy new technologies and analytical tools to enhance the audit process. Meghan leads the operations of the Audit Analytics team and works with leadership to develop and execute strategy. Meghan previously worked in Deloitte’s Audit group for about six years, serving mutual fund clients within the financial services industry. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Project Management Professional. Meghan graduated from Northeastern University with a BA and Masters in Accounting. She was drawn to serve on the CitySprouts’ board because of her interest in the outdoors, gardening, and hands-on education. She currently resides in Charlestown, MA with her husband and son.
Jonathan Cosco has been practicing real estate and environmental law since 1998. He currently is deputy general counsel at the state Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Its agencies work to strengthen the economy and increase job growth, promote housing construction and the economic vitality of communities, and promote trade and investment with global partners in Massachusetts and around the world. Prior to joining EOHED 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.
Angel Harris is a Senior Account Executive at More Advertising, a minority women-led marketing agency located in Watertown, MA. As a marketing and design professional with over 10 years of experience working for both non-profit and private sector organizations, Angel has a diverse background in content marketing, social media, event planning, communication strategies, public relations, branding and design. Angel graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing Communication and lives in Milton with her husband and daughter.
Terrence Hayes is the president of Siena Construction Corporation based in Cambridge, MA. Siena provides contractor services to the life-science, commercial, historical, and non-profit industries in and about the metro-Boston area as well as greater New England. He grew up in Quincy, MA and Littleton, CO. He received his B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from Siena College, located outside of Albany, New York, pursued post-graduate work in architectural and landscape design at the Boston Architectural College, and has volunteered his time for many organizations including: the Conservation Commission in Chelsea, MA, the Mystic River Watershed Association, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, City Year, and Zoo New England. Terry lives in Arlington, MA, with his wife and his young son (who helps to keep him in running shape).
Bill Kane is a Senior Vice President 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 BioMeds 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 two children.
Sean Kelly is currently Team Leader, Assistant Vice President in the Underwriting/Credit Department at the Cambridge Trust Company – a $2MM Private Bank based in Cambridge since the late 1890’s. He is originally from Ireland and previously worked at Allied Irish Banks in Dublin from 2007 prior to his move to the Cambridge area in June 2016. He graduated from University of Limerick in Ireland in 2007 with a degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences. Sean lives in Cambridge with his wife and dog and enjoys cooking and trying new flavors. He also wishes CitySprouts was available to him when he grew up.
Daniel Langenthal is an experienced organizational consultant and educator with over 20 years of experience in the field. He currently is the Director of Experiential Learning and Teaching at Brandeis University. He works with faculty and staff to incorporate more active and reflective practices into their work with students. Daniel received an MBA and an MA in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University and an MS in Outdoor Education from the University of New Hampshire. He also founded and continues to serve as Chair of the Board of MABAT, an Israeli non-profit dedicated to improving intercultural awareness at Israeli colleges and universities.
Kathy Loftus is the Director of Sustainability at Whole Foods Market, where she coordinates sustainability and leads engineering, green building, and facilities management (including energy management and strategic energy procurement). She was a founding Steering Committee member for the U.S. DOE’s Better Buildings Alliance a founding member of EPA’s Green Chill Program. In addition to roles as Director of Business Development for a start-up energy technology firm and roles at an electric utility company. She holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. She is appointed to her towns Renewable Energy Commission, a member of the Board of the Green Building Initiative, and a Board member of Future of American Energy. She is also a member of WPIs Mechanical Engineering External Advisory Board, WPI Center for Sustainability in Business Advisory Board and Massachusetts Maritime Academy Engineering Advisory Council.
Maureen McCaffrey is a Director at MIT Investment Management Company. MITIMCo oversees the investment side of all of MITs assets. Maureen is responsible for planning and development of all capital projects in MITs Cambridge real estate portfolio. Maureen graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, is a Professional Engineer licensed in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is LEED Accredited. She serves on the Massachusetts Building Authority Designer Selection Panel and the Board of the MIT Federal Credit Union. She lives in Boston and is an avid fan of baseball, cycling, and fun fitness activities.
Brendan McCarthy, Board Treasurer, is an Assistant Vice President at Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), a leading privately held bank and financial services firm. He currently is a Project Manager overseeing the firms global real estate portfolio. Previously he worked for eight years in the firms Investor Services business line. Brendan graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University with a BA in Philosophy, concentrating in Social and Political ethics. A resident of Cambridge, MA, Brendan is an active member of the Villanova University Alumni Association, St. Paul Parish, and the Cambridge Running Club. His interests include food and cooking, marathon running, and travel.
Caitlin Murray is a Business Law Associate at Goodwin Procter LLP, where she represents a broad range of life science, energy and technology companies. Her practice focuses on representing companies in the early stages of their life cycle. Caitlin graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Nuclear Science and Engineering, and holds a J.D. from Washington University School of Law. While in law school, Caitlin was an editor of the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy.
Denise Mytko joined the board of CitySprouts as a proud volunteer of the organization and advocate of access to natural spaces. Denise consults in Education Management and System Building, while supporting MassRobotics as the Director of STEM Initiatives. Denise previously worked in Cambridge as a Manager of Programs for MIT, and as the K-12 STEM and Relations Specialist at Draper. In the Chicago area, Denise managed and supported curriculum for approximately 100 courses annually via programming at the Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University, where she also taught several courses to academically advanced PreK- grade 12 students. She has managed a children’s museum, OST programs, and spent several years working in Park Districts, where she was able to bring the curiosity of her classroom to the outdoors. Denise earned her AA in Advanced ECE from Oakton Community College and received both her BA in Organization Behavior and MA in Sociology, Public Policy, and Education from Northwestern University. Denise volunteers in several local organizations and looks forward to seeing you in the garden!
Jon Penterman holds a PhD in plant biology from UC Berkeley and BS degree in biology from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He has performed genetic and genomic research to address fundamental questions in plants and bacteria. Jon is currently a scientist at CRISPR Therapeutics. Having grown up in a family that raised crops and planted large gardens, Jon is a serious gardener himself and enjoys sharing his plants and produce with neighbors and friends. Jon lives in Cambridge with his wife, daughter, and son.
Jeffrey Perrin, Board President, is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Lesley University. Dr. Perrin’s current research focuses on affective responses to natural environments. Centering on aesthetic, spiritual, and experiential engagement, Jeff is primarily interested in exploring the relational unfolding between people and natural places. At Lesley, Jeff teaches courses focused on the intersection of psychology and the environment including: Ecopsychology, Children and Nature, and Born to Be Wild: The Psychology of Wilderness Experiences. He has presented his work at national and international conferences. Most recently Jeff has published in the Applied Environmental Education and Communication, Journal of Sustainable Education, and Ecopsychology. Jeff frequently consults with environmental education non-profits on connection to nature related outcomes and is also trained as a Climate Reality Leader by the Climate Reality Project. Jeff holds a BA from Trinity College, a MA from University of Michigan, and a PhD from University of New Hampshire.
- Lisa Dobberteen, Medical Director, School Health & Public Health Programs, Cambridge Public Health Department
- Mahmood Firouzbakht, Partner, Nixon Peabody
- Holly Fowler, Founder and CEO, Northbound Ventures LLC
- Tamirirashe Gambiza, CPA, Cohn Reznick
- Tom Hamill, Principal, Redgate Real Estate
- Ryan Kim, Partner, Castle Island Partners LLC
- Joshua LeClair, Senior Manager, International Tax, KPMG LLP
- Gwendolen Long, Senior Counsel, Citrix
- Maryann MacDonald, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education, Cambridge Public Schools
- Victoria Maguire, SVP Real Estate Operations, MassDevelopment
- Emily Mueller De Celis, Associate Principal at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.
- Andrea Paciello, Executive Director, Teaching & Education, Massachusetts General Hospital
- Jeannie Parkus, Early Childhood Special Educator, Cambridge Public Schools
- Steve Postal, Chef and Owner of Commonwealth Restaurant
- Simran Sabharwal, Science Teacher, Boston Public Schools
- Carl Spector, Commissioner of the Environment, City of Boston
- Henry Vandermark, President at Solar Wave Energy, Inc.
- Peter Welsh, President at Peter Welsh Strategic Consulting Services