Kevin is an Assistant Attorney General, where he is responsible for prosecuting health care providers that have defrauded the Medicaid program. Prior to that, Mr. Lownds was a Senior Associate at the law firm WilmerHale LLP, in Washington DC, where he handled internal investigations and complex civil litigation. In that practice, Mr. Lownds represented prisoners seeking clemency from the Department of Justice and individuals seeking asylum before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mr. Lownds received an award for outstanding pro bono representation from Human Rights First in 2015. Mr. Lownds previously worked as a political campaign manager and consultant. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and Tufts University. Mr. Lownds was born and raised in Waterbury, CT and lives in Jamaica Plain.
Ivelisse is a Boston, MA native and has worked in K-12 public education for almost a decade. She was a middle-school English as a Second Language teacher in Boston Public Schools before transitioning into recruitment at UP Education Network. There, she founded and led the organization’s diversity initiatives, including managing the Diversity and Inclusivity Task Force, overseeing the implementation of the Bridge Mentoring Program for new employees of color, and assisting UP in attracting, recruiting, and hiring a talented and diverse staff. She earned her B.A. in Journalism from Northeastern University and her Master of Education in Curriculum and Teaching from Boston University.
Tasha is a long time resident of Boston, Massachusetts and a graduate of Florida A&M University where she obtained her Computer Science degree. Currently, she is a Web Administrator for Safety Insurance and owner of ToddiStyle graphic arts company. Tasha is passionate about preparing our youth for their future. She regularly volunteers her time to community centers and church to assist with goal setting and the college application processes. She is committed to preparing our youth for a global economy and equipping them with the tools necessary to be successful.
Aubrey has worked in education for nearly twenty years. She began her career as a teacher in Chicago, and has also held teaching positions in Boston and Nairobi, Kenya. More recently, Ms. Goodman oversaw the education program for the Lighthouse Academies charter school network in her role as Director of Curriculum and Assessment. She currently works as an independent consultant, supervising curriculum design projects, developing and delivering professional learning sessions for school leaders and teachers, and conducting school quality reviews. Ms. Goodman earned her Master’s Degree in Education Policy and Management at Harvard University, and her Bachelor’s Degree at Yale University. She lives in Needham with her husband and three children.
Zachary has worked as a medicinal chemist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals since June 2014. In his time at Vertex he has been as a part of teams working to discover cures for untreated rare diseases. Outside of work he has been active in the greater Boston Public Schools community. Through Vertex, he has helped guide several students developing projects for the BPS Science Fair. In addition, he regularly mentors students considering entering STEM education after high school. Outside of Vertex, he has served as a volunteer computer science teacher at Prospect Hill Academy. Zachary has earned his Master’s Degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech and a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Boston University.