BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Anne Bowie, MSW, LICSW, Board Chair
Public Service Manager at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP
Anne Bowie is currently the Public Service Manager at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP. Anne joined the firm in 2005 after many years at The Home for Little Wanderers, working on behalf of foster children in the Commonwealth. As a clinical social worker, Anne manages the firm in its longstanding commitment to public service – pro bono legal services, charitable giving, board service, and volunteerism through the firm’s philanthropy model. In WilmerHale’s focused philanthropy model, resources and time are focused on a smaller group of organizations, with an eye toward long-term relationships and capacity building. The model includes multi-year financial support, pro bono legal representation, volunteer service and in-kind donations agreed upon by the firm and the participating organizations. Anne manages the relationships with the firm’s partner organizations firm-wide, in the Boston, Dayton, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, and Washington DC offices.
Anne is the past President of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Greater Boston and works with her fellow corporate members to promote volunteerism within firms, corporations and small businesses in the area. She also sits on the Boston Pro Bono Roundtable, working with her legal pro bono colleagues. Anne is a graduate of Colby College and of Washington University’s George Warren Brown’s School of Social Work. Anne has participated in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship certificate programs and been recognized for her service by The Home of Little Wanderers (Employee of the Year, 2005) and Citizen Schools (2010 and 2015).
M. Scott Knox, MPA, Vice Chair
Executive Director at Root
Scott is the Executive Director of Root, a culinary workforce development program for Essex County youth, ages 16 to 24, with barriers to employment. Prior to joining the Root team, Scott worked at Brooke Charter Schools, a network of high-performing college preparatory public charter schools in Boston for eight years in a number of senior leadership capacities, including chief operating officer and chief development officer. Before Brooke, Scott worked at The Steppingstone Foundation as Dean of Academic Preparation and as Vice President of National Expansion. Scott has also worked with Jumpstart, has taught 8th and 10th grade English, and has directed an AmeriCorps service program in New Orleans. Scott is a beekeeper and a gardener and lives in Roxbury. Scott holds a B.A. from Boston College and a M.P.A. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Danielle Halderman, Treasurer
Director of Human Resources, Camp Harbor View Foundation
Danielle Halderman is the Director of Human Resources at Camp Harbor View Foundation. She was formerly the Director of Finance at The Partnership. She oversaw financial, operations, fundraising, and business development activities. Prior to joining The Partnership, Danielle served as the Director of Finance for Millennium Hotels & Resorts and has over 15 years of financial management leadership in Hospitality Finance. Joining The Partnership in 2009, she is proud to be a part of an organization championing diversity and inclusion throughout New England. Ms. Halderman holds a B.S. in Accounting and Business Management from Westfield State University in Westfield, Massachusetts. Danielle is honored to continue to be a long-term volunteer mentor at Silver Lining Mentoring.
Peter Alberding, CPWA
Branch Manager, Senior Vice President, Investments at Raymond James & Associates
Peter is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry and heads Raymond James’ wealth management unit in Boston. Peter joined Raymond James in March of 2014, after 17 years at UBS, where he held a number of management positions, including: Executive Director of Client Development in Zurich, Switzerland, Chief Operating Officer of UBS Wealth Management’s Western Division, and Complex Director of the Boston Office. Peter has comprehensive experience helping individuals, business owners, senior executives and affluent families to successfully manage their wealth. He has completed the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) designation at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. A graduate of Wesleyan University, he is an active supporter of the Wesleyan men’s basketball program and the Berklee College of Music. Peter is an enthusiastic blues guitar player who performs regularly with his band. He and his wife Lynn live in Needham, where they raised their four children.
Katherine (Kappy) Freund
Director of Marketing, DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company, LLP)
Katherine (Kappy) Freund is the Director of Marketing at DGC (DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP), a CPA and business consulting firm. She leads the development and implementation of the firm’s marketing strategy. Kappy has extensive experience in professional services marketing and business development. She has led initiatives which have increased the firm’s presence in the marketplace and integrated sales and marketing efforts to drive revenue. Kappy has led the development and execution of the firm’s rebranding, website redesign, social media strategy, integrated marketing campaigns, thought leadership, and utilized digital technologies as lead generation tools.
Kappy is a member of the Board of the New England Business Association, and the Marketing and Communications Advisory Board of the Foundation for MetroWest. She is a past Board member of the Corporate Volunteer Council of Greater Boston, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Advisory Board, and the American Marketing Association’s Boston Chapter. Kappy is a graduate of Lawrence University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Staff Attorney, City Year
Ed Hale is a Staff Attorney at non-profit City Year, Inc.’s Boston headquarters, where he advises the organization on employment and other legal issues. Ed previously worked as an Employee Relations Manager at private bank Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, and as a litigation attorney/member of management at various law firms in Boston. Originally from Chicago, Illinois and currently a resident of South Boston, Ed is a graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to serving as a board member and mentor at Silver Lining Mentoring, Ed serves on the board of the Crispus Attucks Children’s Center, an early childhood education center in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
Justin Pasquariello, MBA, MPA, Founder
Executive Director, East Boston Social Center
Justin, adopted at age nine by his foster family after intermittent stays with relatives and his birth mother, founded Silver Lining Mentoring (then AFC Mentoring) during his senior year at Harvard College. Recognizing the importance of many caring adult relationships in his life, Justin created the organization to bring more consistent relationships to other youth in care. Justin served as our first Executive Director, receiving recognition and support including an Echoing Green Fellowship, the Boston Celtics Heroes Among Us Award, and the Bank of America Local Heroes Award. In 2007, Justin left the full-time ED role to pursue a concurrent MBA/MPA at Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School; during his graduate studies, he was a Reynolds, George, Goldsmith, and Rappaport Fellow. Before joining East Boston Social Center, Justin was Executive Director of Children’s Health Watch, which aims to improve child health by bringing evidence and analysis from the front lines of pediatric care to policymakers and the public. Justin is also a long-term mentor at Silver Lining.
Founder & President at White Porch Group
Tom Shirk attained extensive senior global executive leadership and management skills during his 25 years in the IT industry and 20 years with SAP AG with expertise in sales, marketing, consulting, product and business development in public and private sector industries while working in 20 with countries generating 80% of group revenues. While holding various board and C-level executive positions, Tom developed strengths and focus from building and scaling new business while creating and working with large, diverse, international and networked teams while living and working in the US, Europe, and Asia. Current focus is on innovative start-up initiatives in the areas of the arts, hospitality, biotech, and not-for-profit support activities. Specialties: Public Sector, Healthcare, Higher Education, Defense, Public Security, BioTech, Arts, Hospitality, Business Development, Software Portfolio Management, Sales, Consulting, Global Operations.
Before retiring, Amy served as Director of Risk Management at Lily Transportation Corp., where she negotiated collective bargaining agreements, managed reserve levels to favorably impact ratings and letters of credit and represented the company in contractual and indemnity issues.
Amy co-directs the portfolio of The Rands Foundation, a Boston-area organization advancing positive social change and environmental outcomes through investments in nearly sixty local and national nonprofit organizations. She is also a multi-year sponsor of and active participant in Boston Open Impact, a venture philanthropy funding vehicle designed to address the area’s toughest social challenges.
For the last ten years, Amy served as a regular and long-term substitute teacher at the Westwood Middle School, working with students with special needs and teaching Spanish. In the community, Amy volunteers with the Boston V.A. Healthcare system and the Westwood Public Library, where she recently served as Chair of the Trustees. Amy graduated from Connecticut College with a B.A. in Studio Art and Spanish. She is currently a scholar of classical literature at the Boston Athenaeum and an obnoxiously proud new grandmother.
Anna Vouros, M.D.
Primary Care Physician at Massachusetts General Hospital
Anna graduated from Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston University and Boston City Hospitals before joining Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1995. She currently sees patients in the Bulfinch Medical Group and teaches residents and medical students. She served on the board of the National Charity League and is a member of The Philanthropy Connection. She is an active member of the Concord, MA community, where she lives with her husband and three children.
Lawrence S. Wallach, Esq.
Retired Attorney, Stay-At-Home Dad, Serial Volunteer
Larry graduated with a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, before starting his law practice in Seattle, where he specialized in children and family issues. He was the Director of the West Seattle branch of the King County Neighborhood Legal Clinics, a King County Court Appointed Special Advocate
(“CASA”) and a mentor with the King County Family Law Mentor Program. Larry joined Social Venture Partners, a venture philanthropy non-profit, in 2004, and is currently serving on its Boston Board. He is also active with New England Disabled Sports, CASA Boston, is a mentor with Silver Lining Mentoring and has served on various committees at his children’s schools.
Julie Hall, Honorary Board Member
Director of Community Investment at Comcast
Julie is responsible for the Comcast’s Northeast Division’s community initiatives for over 21,000 employees. She oversees the annual distribution of over $44 million in cash and in-kind donations. Prior to joining Comcast nine years ago, Julie spent thirteen years at Bank of America and its Boston predecessors. She managed over $10 million in donations to organizations throughout Massachusetts. Julie has worked tirelessly to ensure that the corporate community investment efforts are strategic – benefiting the business, as well as the communities where employees and customers work and live.
Julie has been a proud Silver Lining Mentoring volunteer mentor to the same young woman for 10 years. For the last 14 years, Julie has also volunteered at Boston Children’s Hospital.