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
Bill Bridgen, President, Comcast SportsNet New England
Lori Colella, Financial Analyst, Fairfield Financial Advisors
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
Tim Estella, Managing Director, Barclays Capital
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
Caron Tabb, Director of Outreach and Curatorial Affairs, Artists for Humanity
Mary Ann Tocio, Chair, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
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

Marilyn Munson Crone
Chief Program Officer 

Ms. Crone has over four decades of leadership and teaching experience in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Early Care and Education and Special Education. Prior to joining Horizons for Homeless Children in December 2013, Ms. Crone served as a Regional Manager for Bright Horizons Family Solutions and provided strategic leadership and support to a diverse group of university and hospital client sponsored early education and care centers in Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ithaca, New York, London, and Cambridge, England. Prior to her work with Bright Horizons, she was the Founder and Director of Hoya Kids Learning Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC., the Founder and Director of the St Mark’s Cathedral Preschool in Seattle, Washington, the Executive Director of The Reston Children’s Center in Reston, Virginia, and spent over a decade as a classroom teacher, education consultant, and professional development trainer.

Ms. Crone has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Special Education and has completed post graduate studies at the University of Virginia. She lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area, and has three adult daughters and eight grandchildren.

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.

Katherine Carroll Day
Director of Development 

Ms. Carroll Day joined Horizons for Homeless Children in November 2010 as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. Before Horizons, Ms. Carroll Day was Development Director for Non Profit Capital Management, serving as a consultant and proposal writer for a number of nonprofit organizations for whom she raised millions of dollars. Prior to that, she directed both the MetroWest School to Career Partnership and Successful Futures for Youth. She also oversaw youth programs across the state for the Department of Employment and Training, including proposal review and selection of programs for funding.

Ms. Carroll Day received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and an MBA in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University. She resides outside of Boston.

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.


After an initial commitment to stay for six months as an interim CEO, Dianne Luby extended her time with Horizons to two years. Dianne came to us out of retirement and did so because she was captivated by our mission and the children and families we serve. Still, we knew we would have her leadership for a finite period of time, and she concluded her tenure at Horizons in August.

Horizons is currently working with The Ward Group to find a permanent CEO. Through this time of transition, staff are working closely with dedicated members of the Board of Directors to ensure that Horizons continues to fulfill its mission of serving homeless children and their families across Massachusetts.