Katherine joins TSNE with a passion for food rescue and hunger relief and is currently an active volunteer at Food For Free. Kati has gained considerable experience in partnership building and entrepreneurship, and has held positions in Product Management, Corporate Sales and Business Development both in Boston and France. She received an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1997. Currently residing in Belmont, you’ll find Kati outside gardening, taking her dog for a walk or trying to get her kids out the door.
Board of Directors
Angela joins TSNE with over fifteen years of fundraising experience working in the development offices of Harvard University, Milton Academy and Newton Country Day School. Angela’s area of expertise is in strategic and campaign planning and evaluation, major giving, outcome measurement systems, staff and board development, executive coaching, and community leadership development. She currently works with a broad range of nonprofits and foundations.
Chief Technology Officer – Pete currently works at RES Software as Director of Product Management. He brings 12 years of product management experience from high technology organizations such as Citrix, BMC Software and Imprivata. He is responsible for defining the product direction, roadmap and positioning, growth, drive product excellence and customer success. Pete’s volunteer efforts range from helping Tenacity in Boston to running fundraisers at CrossFit Florian in Norwood to the Norwood town government where he is an elected town meeting member.
Treasurer – Jake is currently President and Chief Operating Officer for Weston Financial Group, a financial planning and wealth management firm located in Wellesley. He also serves as president of a civic association non-profit organization on Cape Cod. Jake avidly took up road biking five years ago and became an active participant in the Ride for Food as either a cyclist or a “virtual” fundraiser for the Needham Community Council.
Chief Marketing Officer – John has been head of marketing for various business intelligence and analytic high tech companies based in North and South America for over 20 years. He is an avid (some say obsessive) cyclist who actually believes he looks good in bike shorts!
Board President – Greg is currently a Managing Director with CYS Investments, a mortgage REIT based in Waltham, MA. Aside from being actively involved in TSNE, he serves on the Corporate Advisory Council of the Massachusetts College for Art and Design.
Clint is a senior sales executive at InterSystems Corporation, a global technology and software solutions company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. He has participated in many pedal-power charitable events over the years and for him the Ride for Food stands out as having the greatest positive impact in helping families in the community. In leading Wellesley Food Pantry’s Ride for Food team since 2013, he has developed a passion over the years for supporting Three Squares New England’s mission to help Boston area food relief organizations and the communities they serve.
Board Clerk – Seta currently serves on the Board of Armenian Women’s Welfare Association. Prior to being a founding member of Three Squares New England, she had been in private practice as an attorney, and has always held a passion for helping others.
Tom brings 15 years of experience at building teams and adapting sales and marketing approaches to suit the changing needs of a client-driven market. A marketing and channel sales executive, Tom brings a mature and thoughtful perspective to Three Squares New England on how best to create and build our sponsorship programs.
Hilary is a scientist and nurse who directs research in the diabetes medical device space. Personally and professionally she is an advocate for quality of life issues, including access to food and health services. She currently sits on the board of A Place To Turn, an emergency food pantry. Road biking (in nice weather) is a favorite pastime.
Clint is a senior sales executive at InterSystems Corporation, a global technology and software solutions company headquartered in Cambridge. In leading Wellesley Food Pantry’s Ride for Food team since 2013 he has developed a passion for supporting Three Squares New England’s charter to help food pantries raise critical funds to support the communities they serve. As a member of the “Clydesdale” class of bikers he has participated in many pedal-power charitable events over the years, however, the Ride for Food stands out as having the greatest positive impact on families in need. In his spare time he enjoys biking, golfing and trying to keep pace with his teenage children.
Sasha Purpura is the Executive Director of Food For Free in Cambridge, MA. After receiving an undergraduate degree in computer science, Sasha spent over 15 years in high tech. In 2005, she helped her husband start an organic farm. She worked on the farm for over 2 years while completing an MBA in Sustainability, and joined Food For Free in July 2012. Sasha is an active member of the local food community, sits on the leadership team of Slow Money Boston, and is founding member of Sprout Lenders—a local investment club working to build the local food system.
Board of Advisors
Darren Alexander Cole (1985). Was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Received a BFA from University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin (2008) and his MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design(2016). Has worked on a diverse variety of projects including touring with P. Diddy, developing music videos for Rick Ross, interviewing the likes of Noam Chomsky and Justin Bieber, and making commercial work with Bombay Sapphire, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jordan and many more. Currently focusing on creating sustainable solutions for audio visual projects that explore human interaction with space, time, light, and color.
Chris is a freelance Graphic Designer with seven years of experience in corporate branding, web design, and email marketing. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Boston. In his spare time, Chris enjoys running, cycling and weightlifting.
Rick is Executive Director – Interfaith Social Services. Interfaith Social Services is a safety net for thousands of children and families from the South Shore who are struggling to make ends meet. Interfaith’s programs include: one of Greater Boston’s largest emergency food pantries, homelessness prevention, mental health counseling, and various other assistance programs.
Mark is a seasoned bond market professional and competitive cyclist. He has participated in several editions of the Ride for Food and is actively involved in his local North Carolina community, which includes volunteerism with various organizations supporting wounded veterans, diabetes research, and the Special Olympics.
Tracey has been the Executive Director for the Rodman Ride for Kids for the past 11 years. The Rodman Ride for Kids is a charity raising funds for 50 youth-focused social service organizations that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts. Since 1991, the Ride has raised over $108 million for at-risk children in Massachusetts. Prior to joining the Rodman Ride, Tracey worked for the New England Patriots for 16 years in Community Relations and Marketing.
Stephanie is studying Film/Video and the Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. As a freelance new media artist, Stephanie specializes in videography, photography, graphic design, and sound design. She also founded Green Arts Network, a blog focused on sharing artwork centered around sustainability, which holds annual events showcasing sustainable art.
Linda Magee Hurley
Linda is the Community Service Coordinator at the Noble and Greenough School, a Board Member at the Dedham Youth Commission, and a Committee Member for the Ripples of Hope Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot in Dedham. Linda has been dedicated to service and her community all her life.
Meryl has managed the Powisset Farm CSA in Dover, MA for the last eight and half years and has been an engaged member of the Eastern Mass farm community for the last 12 years. She loves growing food, nurturing community around land, food and each other and is dedicated to making healthy food accessible to all.
Kevin joins our Advisory Board as he winds down a 35-year legal career at BNY Mellon. He co-captained the Dedham Food Pantry’s 2015 Ride for Food Team and is looking forward to increasing his involvement with TSNE as he shifts gears. In addition to his involvement with the Ride, he has been active in Dedham town governance, Allin Congregational Church, and a non-profit in Boston that serves the immigrant community. He enjoys composing haikus during practice rides.
Sonya is a tax attorney, who as President of the Boston Estate Planning Council, has focused on advancing issues of interest to women. She has held Trustee positions in several charities mostly involved with provision of medical care to underserved populations. “A healthy mind in a healthy body” is a goal for all people, and her participation in Three Squares New England is a means to further that goal as the organization is strongly committed to improving food security for all.
Jonathan “Jay” Robie
Jay is Associate Director, Graduate Center for Career Development, Babson College, F. W. Olin Graduate School of Business – In developing partnerships with various key stakeholders both internally and externally at Babson, Jay has spent a majority of his career working for and helping non-profits of various sizes strategically grow in a variety of ways.
Peter is a principal of Oxbow Partners. With over 30 years of experience Peter has successfully developed / repositioned numerous buildings/communities in urban neighborhoods on the verge of renewal as well as suburban and ex-urban locations where quality and sensitivity to the natural environmental are crucial. Peter’s success is grounded in his ability to understand the traditional, as well as the intangible, elements that create value.
Travis ‘Tbone’ Talbot is a respected hospitality-industry “Lifer” who’s a social innovator in the emerging space where commerce meets philanthropy, advising organizations in all sectors on how to align forces to better their shared landscapes. He champions the idea of causal consulting, and coaches businesses on ‘sustainably profitable giving’ and how to foster a culture of reciprocity. He is currently co-producing an Off-Broadway production titled Lifer: Mayhem & Memoirs of a Hospitality Outlaw, and is in discussions on a book related to Goodwill Travels, a five-year humanitarian mission that included donating away all of his worldly possessions in “efforts to make a difference.”
Joe is the President & CEO of Direct Federal Credit Union in Needham having started with the Direct Federal in 1991. Prior to joining Direct, Joe worked for The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Deloitte & Touche, and BankBoston. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross in 1983, majoring in Economics. In 1989 he received his MBA from Babson College, concentrating in Finance. Joe has three children. The oldest will graduate from Holy Cross in May. The second is a junior at George Washington University. His youngest is a junior at BC High. Joe is a life-long resident of the Boston area and currently lives in Westwood.
Cathy is the Food Systems Director for The Trustees of Reservations. She has over ten years of experience working on issues across the food system, including sustainable agriculture, food security and food access, and childhood obesity. She is passionate about ensuring that everyone has access to fresh, healthy food and volunteers on several community boards in the Boston area for organizations addressing this issue.