Leadership

Dianne Luby
President / Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Luby joined Horizons for Homeless Children in August 2013. She brings more than 30 years of leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit organizations. Most recently, Ms. Luby was the President/CEO of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts for 13 years. While at Planned Parenthood, she expanded the presence of health centers from two to seven locations in Massachusetts, she concentrated on developing science-based education programs, creating a family planning fellowship and research program, and growing a new generation of supporters through public awareness initiatives. She successfully completed a $30+ million capital campaign to fund some of these initiatives. Prior to Planned Parenthood, she held senior health care positions in direct service delivery, insurance/HMO organizations, and state government. She was the founding Executive Director of Manet Community Health Center in Quincy, Massachusetts. Ms. Luby holds a Master’s degree in Urban Affairs from Boston University.

Katie Connolly
Chief Development Officer

Ms. Connolly joined Horizons for Homeless Children in September 2014. With a background that spans the spectrum of large and small non-profit and for-profit organizations, Ms. Connolly values customer service, strategic planning and creative thinking. Ms. Connolly worked at MIT’s Sloan School of Management for more than five years, most recently as the Director of Development, overseeing a team of 17 in the areas of leadership, individual, corporate and international giving. Engaging donors from Houston, Texas, to Santiago, Chile, Ms. Connolly individually raised over $8 million to support educational spaces, student fellowships, and prizes. While at MIT, she also managed and overhauled the school’s executive board program, creating a powerful forum for the Institute’s most critical donors from around the world. Prior to MIT, Ms. Connolly was Executive Director of City to City Boston, a networking and best-practices organization for civically-engaged executives from the region to learn from peer cities across the globe on issues central to the vitality of Boston and its citizens. The early years of her career were spent in the hospitality industry.

Ms. Connolly has an MBA from Simmons School of Management, an MS in Hospitality from New York University, and a BS from Reed College. She attended The Winsor School and is a life-long resident of Jamaica Plain where she resides with her husband and two young sons.

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, and in the UK. 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 six grandchildren.

Board of Directors

Matt Epstein, Chair, Partner, Goulston and Storrs
Chip Hazard, Treasurer & Secretary, General Partner, Flybridge Capital Partners
Bill Bridgen, General Manager and Executive VP, Comcast SportsNet New England
Lori Colella, Financial Analyst, Fairfield Financial Advisors
Elizabeth Crowley, Partner, Burns & Levinson
Ryan Debin, Senior VP, Hudson Advisors of Boston
Mark Edwards, Executive Director, OpportunityNation
Michael Eisenson, Founder, CEO, Charlesbank Capital Partners
Glenn Engler, Global Chief of Staff & Director of Corporate Strategy, Edelman
Timothy E. Estella, Managing Director, Barclays Capital
Dyan M. Goodwin, Managing Director, US Trust/Bank of America, Private Wealth Management
Katherine Klingler, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer,
Sovereign Bank / Santander
Melissa M. MacDonnell, Vice President, Director,
Corporate Public Affairs, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Linda Mason, Founder, Chairman, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Aaron Miller, Managing Director/Financial Advisor, Northwestern Mutual
Chris Mitchell, Managing Director, Spectrum Equity Investors
Gregory S. Morzano, Founder and Managing Partner, Old Ironsides Energy, LLC
Tom Murray, SVP Chief Talent Officer, EMC
Kate O’Neil, Director, Investor Relations, Bain Capital, LLC
Peter Riehl, Managing Director, Brookside Capital LLC and
Managing Director, Bain Capital LLC
Mike Roberge, President 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
Janice Sturchio, Vice President, BNY Mellon Private Wealth Management Group
Caron Tabb, Director of Outreach and Curatorial Affairs, Artists for Humanity
Mary Ann Tocio, President and COO, Bright Horizons Family Solutions
Karen Walsh, SVP, COO, F-Squared Investments
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