Board of Directors

Steppingstone is fortunate to be led by a Board of Directors with deep expertise in philanthropy, governance, and organizational effectiveness. Our directors come from diverse professional backgrounds, and they share a passion for our mission to prepare and support more students from historically marginalized communities seeking a proven pathway to college graduation.

Joanne Jacquet Araujo ’98
Assistant Clerk Magistrate, Massachusetts Trial Court at the Suffolk Superior Court

Todd Bland
Head of School, Milton Academy

Jennifer Block

Susan Boney

Donavan D. Brown ’95, Clerk
Vice President, Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.

The Hon. Denise Jefferson Casper, Vice Chair
U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts 

Dr. Vincent W. Chiang
Chief Medical Officer, Boston Children’s Hospital

Brian J. Conway
Chairman and Managing Partner, TA Associates

Betsy Lind Danziger
Lower School Admissions Associate, The Fessenden School

Mary Driscoll
Elementary Superintendent, Boston Public Schools

Fabian Fondriest, Treasurer
CEO, Homesite Insurance

Kate Gilbane

Jonathan M. Goldstein
Senior Advisor, TA Associates

Robert P. Henderson, Jr., Chair
Education Consultant, Resource Group 175

Pamela R. Holding
Co-Head of Equities, Fidelity Management and Research

Joshua S. Levy
First Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Massachusetts

Isabelle Loring

Dr. Richard I. Melvoin
Consultant, Strategic School Leadership

Sofia Teixeira Mistretta ’94
Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Mariel Novas ’00
Chief of Learning & Engagement, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Dr. Stephanie Pinder-Amaker
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, McLean Hospital
Founding Director, McLean College Mental Health Program
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Harvard Medical School

Alex Sacerdote
Owner and Portfolio Manager, Whale Rock Capital

John G. Simon, Co-founder
Managing Director, Sigma Prime Ventures

Rachel Skerritt
Head of School, Boston Latin School

Perry Traquina
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Wellington Management Company, LLP

Jenny Weymouth

Douglass Williams
Chef/Owner MIDA & APIZZA

Natasha Telesford Williams
Chief Financial Officer, City Fund