Meg Campbell, Ex-oficio, is founder and Executive Director of Codman Academy Charter Public School.
Christine C. Carsman, joined Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. ("AMG") in May 2004 as Vice President and Chief Regulatory Counsel and became Senior Vice President and Chief Regulatory Counsel in 2007. She is responsible for overseeing Affiliate Legal and Compliance and has primary responsibility for AMG's Affiliate Legal and Compliance Program, which provides legal and compliance services to the company's affiliated investment management firms. Prior to joining AMG, Ms. Carsman served as Vice President, Senior Counsel and Director of Operational Risk Management and Compliance at Wellington Management Company, LLP from 1995 to 2004. Previously, she held positions as Deputy General Counsel of The Boston Company, Inc. and as an attorney with Sullivan & Worcester, LLP. Ms. Carsman currently serves as chair of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the Investment Adviser Association and was previously chair of the Investment Company Institute's Compliance Advisory Committee. She received her B.A. from Simmons College and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
RoAnn Costin, Chair Development Committee, has been the President and Managing Director of Wilderness Point, a financial investment firm, since 2005. From 1992-2005, she served as President of Reservoir Capital Management, an investment advisory firm. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President with the Putnam Companies. Ms. Costin received a BA from Radcliffe College and an MBA from Stanford University. Ms. Costin's board memberships include the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, the Boston Conservatory, Boston College High School, and the Guidance Center of Cambridge.
Juma Crawford, Clerk, is Executive Director of Friends of the Children, Boston. He was College Bound Dorchester's Director of Alternative Education, having previously served as the Upper School Principal for Community Charter School of Cambridge. Juma has significant experience working with high-risk students, including serving as a faculty co-founder and Foundation Board Member at the Codman Academy Charter School. In his current role, Juma leads College Bound Dorchester’s Alternative Middle School and College Prep programs, both of which are designed to provide disengaged, proven-risk youth with the support they need to get back on track academically. Juma has a Bachelor of Biological Science degree from Amherst College, a Master of Education from Harvard University (concentration: Social Policy), and a Jurist Doctor from Boston College.
Chris Del Col brings over 20 years of experience from Boston's finance and investment banking industry to the board. Currently a managing director at Nomura Securities International, he has previously worked in securitized product sales at Mesirow Financial, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs. He also holds Series 24, Series 7, ad Series 63 certifications. Mr. Del Col graduated form Bates College with a B.A. in Mathematics and was a member of the varsity baseball team, manager of the Division I ski team, and captain of the junior varsity soccer team. For the past six years, he has been actively involved with Friends of the Children and Boston's Children Chorus.
Elizabeth Granville-Smith is a Manging Director with BV Investment Partners. She has more than 14 years of investment banking and principal investing experience. Perviously, Elizabeth was an investment banking analyst at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. from 1991 to 1993. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rave Reviews Cinemas, LLC and BVK Holdings, LLC. Ms. Granville-Smith earned her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Perrin M. Grayson spent much of her career as a lawyer in the communications field, including positions with American General Media, Time Life Films, Inc. and WQED-TV in Pittsburgh, PA. She received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Harvard College and her juris doctor from the University of Virginia. Perrin is a member of the Dean’s Council at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and serves on the board of the Boston Museum Project. She is also active with the Boston Athenaeum, Mother Caroline Academy, the Hestia Fund and the Beacon Hill Circle for Charity.
Christopher Harris is Donor Services Officer at the Boston Foundation. Since joining the Foundation in July 2010, Chris has managed relationships with individuals and families who are donors to the Foundation, and has supported those donors in achieving high-impact philanthropy. He also oversees a portfolio consistig of over 100 donor advised funds (DAFs) with a combined market value of over $60MM and a combined historic gift value of over $125MM. Prior to TBF, he was with BNY Mellon as a manager within its community reinvestment area. Chris believes strongly in Codman Academy's mission and in its ability to enable young people to transform their own lives. He supports the school's efforts in development and public relations. Sometime in the future, Chris would eventually like to lead a school for socioeconomically disadvantaged children. He also sits on the board of the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Boston Arts Academy's Council of Advocates, and the Advisory Council for Kingsley Montessori School. Chris is a graduate of Wesleyan University. He is a native of Boston and lives in the Ashmont-Adams section of Dorchester.
Justin Harrison serves as Managing Director at BV Investment Partners. Justin joined the Firm in 1999 as an Associate and has more than 15 years of investment banking and principal investing experience. He is a member of the Investment committee and leads the Firm’s recruiting activities. Previously, Justin was an Analyst and Associate with Chase Securities, Inc. Justin earned his B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College in 1995.
Marianne Lord has spent her career in development. She became the Vice President for Advancement at Simmons College last year. Previously, she spent 16 years in development positions of increasing responsibility at Boston College, including most recently Associate Dean for Development for the Law School. Marianne began her career at Dana Farber in the Jimmy Fund. She has both a BA and an MA from Boston College. She was previously a trustee of Fontbonne Academy in Milton. We believe she will be a significant asset to the board as a result of her expansive knowledge of fundraising in the nonprofit sector and her extensive network of contacts.
Lawrence O'Donnell, Jr. is the host of MSNBC’s 10pm show The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Mr. O’Donnell was an Emmy winning Executive Producer and writer of NBC’s “The West Wing.” The “West Wing” episode he co-wrote on the death penalty won the 2000 Humanitas Prize for writing that “communicate(s) those values which most enrich the human person.” Mr. O’Donnell was also the creator and Executive Producer of “Mister Sterling,” NBC’s Washington-based drama starring Josh Brolin. Mr. O’Donnell was a former contributing editor of New York Magazine with a column on national politics. From 1993 through 1995, Mr. O’Donnell was the Democratic Chief of Staff of the United States Senate Committee on Finance. The Committee has jurisdiction over legislation involving taxation, international trade, health care, Social Security, Welfare, and other income security programs. In 1992, Mr. O’Donnell was Chief of Staff of the United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. From 1989 until 1992, Mr. O’Donnell served as Senior Advisor to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan. He began his professional association with Senator Moynihan as Director of Communications in the Senator’s 1988 re-election campaign. A writer prior to entering politics and government, Mr. O’Donnell published the book Deadly Force, which was adapted as a CBS movie in 1986. Suffolk University awarded Mr. O’Donnell an honorary degree, Doctor of Humane Letters, in 2001. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Mr. O’Donnell is a graduate of Harvard College. He lives in Los Angeles.
Patti Saris is a U.S. District Judge. Patti has lifelong ties to Codman Square, as she grew up in the neighborhood and attended Girls Latin Academy. She is a 1973 graduate of Radcliffe College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a 1976 graduate of Harvard Law School (cum laude). She currently serves on the Board of the 21st Century Fund at Brookline High School and Bottom Line, which provides college access to students in Boston area high schools.
David Thill is a Managing Director at Radius LLC. Previously, David served as a Managing Director at K2 Advisors as well as a member of its Operating Committee and as a Managing Director and Global Head of Distribution at Meridian Capital Partners. David graduated from Cansius College with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing, and he began his career at Merrill Lynch. David resides in Chestnut Hill with his family.
Marlon Thompson, '06, graduated with a Finance concentration in 2010 from the Carroll School of Managament at Boston College. Marlon's dedication to Codman earned him a spot on the Foundation Board. He has a long-standing passion for social justice, development, and finance. He currently works in trade operations at IFS (International Fund Services), A State Street Company.
Bill Wall is General Counsel of Abrams Capital, a Boston-based investment firm and a director of Haynes International, Inc., a specialty metals manufacturer and AutoMile Holdings, LLC, an auto dealership chain, and has served on several private company boards. Prior to joining Abrams Capital in 2006, Bill was a founding partner at Andover Capital, a hedge fund. Bill spent seven years at Fidelity Investments in several legal and investment roles, most recently as a managing director in its private equity arm, and four years as an attorney with the law firm of Ropes & Gray and clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Douglas P. Woodlock. Bill was a trustee of the Boston Renaissance Charter School for ten years. A Boston native, Bill is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, the University of Massachusetts and Boston Latin School.
Mary Weber, President, is a Ropes & Gray partner in the Corporate group. She concentrates her practice on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and other corporate finance and advises various public and private companies and their boards of directors with respect to corporate governance, securities regulation and general legal matters. Ms. Weber has served as a Trustee for the Massachusetts Bar Association and Greater Boston Legal Services, and she served as President and Trustee of Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education. She received her B.A. in Economics from Northwestern University and her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Special Advisors to Codman Academy:
William A. Douglass, III, Founding Managing Director of K2 Advisors, has been in the investment business since graduating from Vanderbilt University in 1984. He then joined Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities where he worked as an institutional and retail salesman. In 1991, Mr. Douglass joined Tiedemann International Research, Ltd. (“TIR”) (Tokyo) as Director of Sales. He returned to the U.S. in 1992 to become Director of Sales for TIR’s North American operation where he co-managed the firm’s U.S. business until April 1994. In July 1994, Mr. Douglass founded K2 Advisors. He also worked at Caspian Securities from June 1995 until July 1997, when he devoted his full attention to K2. Mr. Douglass also serves on the Board of Advisors of Outward Bound USA and Board of Directors of CitySquash, Inc.
Barbara Ginader is a General Partner of BV Investment Partners, retired from a day to day role. Prior to Boston Ventures, Barbara was a managing director at Bear, Stearns & Co., Inc. in New York. She is a graduate of Cedar Crest College and the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
Charles Longfield is CEO and founder of Target Software and Target Analysis Group. He is currently Chairman of the Boston Latin School Association's Board of Directors and a trustee of the Boston Digital Bridge Foundation. Mr. Longfield holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Harvard College, an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is a 1997 graduate of LeadBoston, a community leadership development program sponsored by the National Conference for Community and Justice.