Board of Directors

Matt Epstein, Chair; Director, Goulston and Storrs
Chip Hazard, Treasurer; General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Gregory Morzano, Clerk; Founder and Managing Partner, Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
Jonathan Bingham, President and CEO, Janeiro Digital
Bill Bridgen, President, Comcast SportsNet New England
Lori Colella, Financial Analyst, Fairfield Financial Advisors
Maïta Vert Crocker, Vice President, Investment Managers Services, State Street Corporation
Elizabeth Crowley, Partner, Burns & Levinson
Ryan Debin, Senior Vice President, Lone Star Funds/Hudson Advisors of Boston
Mark Edwards, Co-founder, Upstream
Michael Eisenson, Founder, Horizons for Homeless Children; Managing Director and CEO, Charlesbank Capital Partners
Glenn Engler, Managing Director, Parthenon-EY
Tim Estella, Director of Trading Strategy for SAI, Fidelity Investments
Dyan Goodwin, Managing Director, US Trust/Bank of America, Private Wealth Management
Kathy Klingler, Head of Marketing, Kaplan Higher and Professional Education
Melissa MacDonnell, Vice President, Director, Liberty Mutual Foundation and Corporate Public Affairs, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Linda Mason, Founder, Horizons for Homeless Children; Chair, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Lauren Mazzella, PAL Volunteer, Putnam Investments Community Children’s Center
Aaron Miller, Managing Director/Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Tom Murray, Senior Vice President, Chief Talent Officer, EMC
Sarah Nielsen, Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Kate O’Neil, Private Investor
Steven Principe, Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
Rahim Rajpar, Assistant Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, John Hancock Insurance
Pete Riehl, Managing Director, Brookside Capital LLC; Managing Director, Bain Capital LLC
Michael Roberge, President/CEO and Chief Investment Officer, MFS Investment Management
Maurice Samuels, Managing Partner, Convexity Capital Management
Lucienne S. Sanchez, M.D., Director of Newborn Services, Mount Auburn Hospital
Barbara Shapiro, PAL Volunteer, Schoen Community Children’s Center
Janice Sturchio, Vice President, BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management Group
Liz Vanzura
Karen Walsh, VP, Director of Marketing Operations, MFS Investment Management
Susan Whitehead, Vice Chair, Whitehead Institute

Senior Advisory Board

Bob Atchinson, Founder, Adage Capital Management
Josh Bekenstein
, Managing Director, Bain Capital
Roger Brown, Founder, President, Berklee College of Music
Sandra Edgerley, Formerly with Bain Capital
Diane Hessan, CEO, Communispace Corporation
Jonathan Lavine, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer,
Sankaty Advisors, LLC and Managing Director, Bain Capital, LLC
Laurie Schoen, Founder, US4KIDS

Honorary Board

Ellen Bassuk, M.D., Founder and President, National Center on Family Homelessness
T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
Barbara Ehrenreich, Author, Columnist and Essayist
Theo Epstein, President of Baseball Operations, Chicago Cubs
Wycliffe Grousbeck, Advisor, Highland Capital Partners
Marian Heard, President and CEO, Oxen Hill Partners
Arnold Hiatt, Director, Dreyfus Connecticut Municipal Money Market Fund Inc.
Howard Hiatt, M.D., Associate Chief and Co-Founder of Global Health Equity Division,
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Loretta LaRoche, Author and Motivational Speaker
Sister Margaret Leonard, Executive Director, Project Hope
Pamela G. Mann, Associate Director of Programs,
The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care
Eli Newberger, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Boston
Robert Paglia, CFO, Gordon Brothers Group, LLC
Diane Patrick, Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
Jack Shonkoff, M.D., Julius B. Richmond FAMRI Professor of Child Health and Development, Harvard University
Francene Sussner-Rodgers, Trustee, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
William Julius Wilson, Ph.D., Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor,
Harvard University
Barry Zuckerman, M.D., Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center

Kate Barrand
Chief Executive Officer & President

Ms. Barrand is an experienced private sector and nonprofit strategy consultant and operating manager. She has worked with C-suite and executive teams of large (top 10) financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and nonprofit organizations to define new strategies, develop marketing programs, and restructure and realign business units to better serve stakeholders. Ms. Barrand was the Founder and CMO of Clareon Corporation. She also led Strategic Planning for the global retail and wealth management businesses and Global Strategic Marketing while at BankBoston. Ms. Barrand has an MBA from Boston University and a BA in Early Childhood Development from the Eliot-Pearson Department at Tufts University.

Ms. Barrand resides in Beverly, and serves on the Board of Directors of Wellspring House in Gloucester, and Lahey Hospital’s Behavioral Health Services in Burlington. She is also Vice Chairman of the Development Committee for Beverly Hospital in Beverly.

Ms. Barrand served on the Board of Horizons for Homeless Children for 14 years and has volunteered as a Playspace Activity Leader for three.

Tara Spalding
Chief Development & Marketing Officer 

Ms. Spalding joined Horizons for Homeless Children in May 2016 as Chief Development and Marketing Officer. Before Horizons, Ms. Spalding was Director of Development for Dedham Country Day School, where she designed and implemented a record-breaking $13.6 million campaign. Prior to that, she was a member of the senior management team during Harvard Law School’s $476 million Setting the Standard campaign, where she served in many roles including leadership gifts, alumni affairs, and annual giving.

Ms. Spalding received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Virginia. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three daughters.

Tammy Reder
Chief Financial Officer 

Ms. Reder joined Horizons for Homeless Children in January 2015. She has a diverse financial background, working in multiple industries at both non-profit and for profit organizations. Prior to joining Horizons for Homeless Children, Ms. Reder served as Chief Financial Officer for the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). At the NSCAA, she worked successfully on a Financial Strategic Plan that focused highly on improving cash flow, liquidity, and the organization’s overall short and long term financial future. Prior to the NSCAA, Ms. Reder worked at La Petite Academy, one of the nation’s largest educational child care providers, and was a key member of the financial management team assisting with the successful turnaround and sale. In addition, Ms. Reder has provided financial services for Marketing, Telecommunications, and Wind Energy organizations.

Ms. Reder has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from DePaul University and an MBA from Mid-America University. She is a new resident to the Boston area and is originally from Chicago.

Sheila O’Neil
Executive Director, Children’s Community Centers & Family Partnerships 

Sheila Hall O’Neil joined Horizons in August 2016 with over 30 years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Most recently, she served as the Head Start and Early Head Start Director for Communities United, Inc. Throughout her career, Sheila has held a number of different positions in Early Childhood Education, including as a Regional Manager for a large for-profit provider as well as a Director for a small nonprofit school. Ms. O’Neil was very involved in the early stages of the creation of NAEYC Accreditation process and served as a validator for NAEYC for two years.

A Boston College graduate and a native New Englander, Ms. O’Neil raised three children and resides in Hingham.

Rachel Schlacter
Director of Marketing & Communications 

Ms. Schlacter joined Horizons for Homeless Children in February 2015. Prior to Horizons, Ms. Schlacter worked in public relations agencies in the Greater Boston area. She supported a variety of clients in a wide range of industries including Consumer, Higher Education, and Marketing. Her areas of focus included client services, strategic planning, messaging and executive training, and media relations. Most recently, she served as a Senior Account Executive at Version 2.0 Communications.

Ms. Schlacter attended the University of New Hampshire and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications with an option in Business and a minor in Spanish. She currently lives in Boston.