Heather Barry

Heather Barry

Heather Barry is the Associate Director of the Tufts University Institute for Global Leadership and directs the Institute’s high school global issues program, Inquiry. She is the author of “Educating for Global Leadership: The Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) Program” in Innovations in International Education and co-author of “Educating Global Leaders” (New Designs for Youth Development) and was the content consultant for Secrecy and Democracy for Educators for Social Responsibility. She was the Principal Investigator for the U.S. Department of Education Fund for Innovation in Post Secondary Education grant “Creating a Blueprint for Leadership and Citizenship Development: The EPIIC Educational Process.”

Elizabeth Cabrera

Elizabeth Cabrera

With the help of the Alray Scholars Program, Liz completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Northeastern University in 2012, and is now enrolled in a master’s program in education. She has continued her involvement with the Alray Scholars Program by helping to screen and select future recipients. Liz is co-chair of our Applications Committee.

Lisa Fliegel

Lisa Fliegel

Lisa Fliegel devotes her life to fostering resilience in the lives of those young people who live on the cusp of trauma and disregard. Utilizing the arts as an incentive toward health and hope for a positive future Lisa has worked in Israel, Palestine and the USA. Lisa believes that you cannot have mental health without social change. As an art therapist and mental health counselor, advocacy for social justice lies at the foundation of her work. Lisa is a renowned teacher, trainer and consultant and widely published in her field. A watercolor and mixed media artist, Lisa has exhibited locally, nationally and internationally.

Lemma Jarudi

Lemma Jarudi

Lemma Jarudi taught in the Boston Public Schools for six years, offering classes in Entrepreneurship, AP Economics, and Arabic. During this time, she launched C-town Spirit, a non-profit organization focused on teaching entrepreneurship. She encouraged many students to pursue college and launched an Alumni Club to encourage high school graduates to maintain their network of peer support post-graduation. She is a graduate of Harvard College, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Paul Jasinski

Paul Jasinski

Paul Jasinski is a certified public accountant and has been involved with the financial servicesindustry for over 35 years.  He is a graduate of Northeastern University. Paul has organized and run several business units during his career and most recently served as president of a mutual fund complex.  He has frequently served as an instructor in financial services industry training programs. Paul administers a family sponsored scholarship program focused on community service. Paul serves on our Applications Committee and is the former treasurer of the organization.

Thaddeus Miles

Thaddeus Miles

Thaddeus Miles is Director of Public Safety at MassHousing. In order to help bridge the technology, Thaddeus spearheaded the development of eleven community-run computer centers in the Roxbury and Dorchester areas of Boston. Thaddeus later worked with HUD to create a consortium of all of its New England Neighborhood Network Centers. This consortium, entitled MassIMPACT, for which he serves as Executive Director, concentrates its energies on Improving Peoples’ Access to Computers and Technology. He has served as an invited Reflective Community Practice Fellow at MIT, focusing on helping others understand the important lessons learned in bringing technological resources to public housing. Thaddeus is also part of an on-going Harvard Law School initiative exploring ways of using technology to facilitate the rehabilitation process of prisoners in third world countries. He is an expert computer animator and owns Dream Benders Studio which specializes in 2D/3D animation products and services, and he is an accomplished photographer. He was recently named Boston’s Crimefighter of the Year.

Tom Nardone

Tom Nardone

Tom Nardone is a business professional who has worked in auditing and consulting and served as president of a small business. He is currently chief financial executive for a private corporation outside Boston. Inspired by his volunteer work with Boston Public Schools students, Tom has been involved in the Alray organization from the start.

Justin Rice

Justin Rice

A Metro Detroit native, Justin is a Michigan State University (Go Spartans!) and Northeastern University graduate. Rice lives in the South End with his dog, son and wife, who unfortunately attended the University of Michigan…his wife, that is. He is a freelance journalist who covers local news for the Boston Globe and has a passion for covering Olympic and Paralympic sports as well as Boston Public School (BPS) athletics. He sits on the Boards of both the BCYF Blackstone Community Center and the Blackstone Franklin Square Neighborhood Association, as well as the annual fundraising celebration committee for America Scores Boston, an after-school soccer and creative writing program for BPS students.

Marybeth Savicki

Marybeth Savicki

Marybeth Savicki is a licensed independent clinical social worker and development professional who brings over two decades of nonprofit sector experience to the Board. Her development experience includes her current position as Senior Officer for Corporate & Foundation Advancement at Northeastern University as well as past appointments at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tufts University and Rice University. In the field of education, Marybeth served as an Assistant Principal at The Gifford School, running the high school program for teenagers with emotional, behavioral and learning disorders, and worked with adolescent girls in residential care at Germaine Lawrence. She has a bachelor’s degree in American studies from Tufts University, a master’s degree in clinical social work from the Simmons College Graduate School of Social Work, and an advanced certificate in the treatment of psychological trauma from Boston University.

Ann Scales

Ann Scales

Ann Scales is director of communications in the Office of the President at the University of Massachusetts, and formerly director of communications at the Boston Public Health Commission.  Ann spent 25 years in the newspaper business as a reporter and editor at major dailies in St. Louis, Dallas, and Boston, including nearly 13 years at The Boston Globe, where she was a metro reporter, national political correspondent, White House reporter, editorial writer, newsroom recruiter, deputy features editor, and founding editor of the Style & Arts section. Ann is a graduate of Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., and owes her success to high school journalism workshops that leveled the playing field for inner-city students like her and helped pay her way through college.

Michael Wanyo

Michael Wanyo

Michael Wanyo is a private business consultant providing financial, managerial, and operational services to a diverse base of small business organizations. He has been a principal in several start-up companies and in a number of different industries. He is an at-large board member of The Bromley Heath Tenant Management Corp, a board member and principal in EMA Services, Inc., and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), and the Association of Turnaround Managers (TMA). He is actively involved in the Caturano & Company Foundation, which supports Greater Boston charities and local community services. Additionally, he served for five years as a director on the New England Region Board of Advisors for the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. He is one of the original incorporators of C-town Spirit and Entrepreneurship Education Foundation, Inc.

Keyana Washington

Keyana Washington

The first recipient of the Alray Scholars Program, Keyana graduated from Gibbs College in the fall of 2009 with an associate’s degree, and earned her bachelor’s degree from Cambridge College in June 2011. She has continued her involvement with the Alray cause by joining our Applications Committee to help screen and select future recipients, and as a mentor working with future Alray Scholars.