AfterSchool Partners - Board of Directors

Cindy Weiner, Executive Director of AfterSchool Partners, is first and foremost an educator.  With a Masters Degree from Georgetown University, she has taught in both public and private schools.  Affiliated with Facing History and Ourselves for ten years, Cindy has worked with teachers and students on curriculum around teaching social awareness.  She created the Understanding Differences curriculum at The Meadowbrook School of Weston that focused on tolerance and diversity.  She has also worked with the Jewish Community Relations Council, developing tours for the New England Holocaust Memorial and working on a study guide for the Irish Famine Memorial as well as outreach to teachers.

Alexandra Alexander is a Family Advisor with Paul|McCoy Family Office Services, LLP, a tax and accounting practice in the Back Bay which focuses on high net worth individual clients. She formerly worked with Arthur Andersen, LLP and has prior non-profit experience working with Jose Mateo's Ballet Theatre. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration from Northeastern University and a Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University.

Dr. Will Holton is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University where he has taught since 1973.  He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology at Boston University.  Will's courses include "Sociology of Boston," "Sociology of Poverty," and "Human Services Research and Evaluation."  Will is President of the Historic Boston’s Partnership and serves on the Board of The City School.

Julie Katz is a Consumer Insights Manager at LEGO.  She was previously a data specialist at Forrester Research, a market research firm in the technology sector focusing primarily on the advertising and media sectors.  Julie has formerly been the Project Coordinator at the National Center on Family Homelessness with the Research and Evaluation Team and has held positions at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Facing History and Ourselves.  She holds a Masters degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy and a degree from Cornell University in Language and Cognitive Science.

Dr. Robert Krim, Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Management at Clark University, was the Executive Director of the Boston History Collaborative.  He is a renowned historian and not-for-profit leader in Greater Boston. Founder of the Boston Management Consortium, he has worked toward building bridges between different sectors and communities in Boston. His work has served as a unique model for other cities’ municipal governments.

Dr. Watson Reid has had a career in internal medicine and psychiatry, which included psychopharmacological research at the National Institute of Health, a year at the Drug Abuse Prevention Office in the Nixon White House, and the founding of the Monadnock Hospice.  He has taught psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  Watson is a Trustee of Berklee College of Music in Boston and an overseer of the New England Conservatory in Boston.

Whitney Repetto holds a Masters degree in Management and Social Policy from Brandies University, The Heller School of Social Policy and Management.  Whitney is now the Director of ESOL and the recruiter of Big Sprouts Little Sprouts/Leadership and Literacy Foundation.  She was the Senior Director of School Age Child Care at the YMCA of Greater Boston. Her previous experience includes:  Early Childhood Administration, study of Welfare to Work, Training and Education for Directors, Educators, and all Direct Care Staff in child abuse prevention policies and procedures, behavior management, active learning, and successful learning environments.

Walter Robinson is a composer, lyricist, and screenwriter.  He is currently Music Director and Composer-in-Residence at the Mary Baker Eddy Library for the Betterment of Humanity.  He was honored with an eight-year term as artist-in-residence at the W. E. B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.

Mark Rosenthal has had an extensive career as an entrepreneur and small business owner.

Fred Shen is currently a product manager with Thoratec Corporation, a manufacturer of circulatory support products for the treatment of heart failure. Prior to Thoratec he worked as a international product manager for Medtronic's vascular group, where managed the launch of various products within Asia Pacific, having received his MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Susan Tatelman, founder of MetroWest Fights Aids, is a strong supporter of AfterSchool Partners.

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