Board of Directors


M. Scott Knox, MPA, Board Chair

Chief Development Officer at Edward W. Brooke Charter Schools

Scott serves as the Chief Development Officer for the Edward W. Brooke Charter Schools, a network of college preparatory public charter schools in Boston. Prior to this role, he was Brooke’s founding Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Brooke, Scott. co-founded the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA), served as Vice-President of National Expansion for The Steppingstone Foundation, and worked with Jumpstart as the National Director for New Site Development.

Alfonso Perillo, CPA, CFE, MSW, Board Treasurer & Vice Chair

Partner at Edelstein & Company LLC

Alfonso is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Fraud Examiner who specializes in providing audit and tax services to nonprofit organizations. As a partner at Edelstein & Company LLP, he oversees the firm’s nonprofit practice which provides attest (audit and review), tax and consulting services to a wide range of nonprofit organizations, including public charities and private foundations. He began his career in social work where he worked primarily in healthcare organizations. Alfonso is a graduate of Boston College and Boston University School of Social Work. He also has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from William James College.

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.

Roy F. Bates, Jr.

SVP and Chief Credit Officer at Cambridge Savings Bank

Roy joined Cambridge Savings Bank, located in Harvard Square, in 2014, where he is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Credit Officer. He is responsible for all underwriting, administration, and management of credit risk within the bank. Prior to joining the Bank, Roy held leadership roles with several large financial organizations in the greater Boston area including The First National Bank of Boston, State Street Bank, Citizens Bank, and TD Bank.

In the community, Roy has served on a number of local Boards focused on improving the lives of children and youth. These organizations include Parents and Childrens Services, The Crispus Attucks Children’s Center and most recently, The Home for Little Wanderers. He has also coached youth soccer, basketball, and baseball teams.

Roy holds a B.A. in Economics from Tufts University and an MBA in Finance from Boston College. Roy and his wife Janet (a children’s book author), live south of Boston and are the proud parents of two adult sons.

Anne Bowie, MSW, LICSW, Clerk

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).

Danielle Halderman

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.

Edward Hale

Assistant Vice President/Employee Relations Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman

Ed Hale is Assistant Vice President/Employee Relations Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, a private bank. A member of the Human Resources team, Ed counsels all levels of employees and managers on issues such as policy interpretation, performance management, disability management, job eliminations, conflict resolution, and disciplinary actions. An attorney, Ed previously worked at law firms in Boston as a business litigation/employment law associate and in various management positions. 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 currently serving as a mentor through Silver Lining Mentoring, Ed is a Board Member and Clerk of the Crispus Attucks Children’s Center, an early childhood education center in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Bryan Nelson

President and Managing Director at Castle Hill Financial Group, LLC

Bryan oversees the executive benefit and retirement strategy for Castle Hill Financial Group. He works with clients and prospects senior management and HR teams to thoroughly understand their culture and how employees view their retirement benefits. Bryan collaborates closely with C-Level Executives & Management to help design their overall retirement strategy. Internally, Bryan is a thought leader with a strong involvement in supporting the Castle Hill Financial Group culture and provides expertise in company communication. In addition, Bryan focuses on business development and advancing the Castle Hill Financial Group brand in the marketplace. Prior to co-founding Castle Hill Financial Group, Bryan was a co-founder and the COO of HR Knowledge, an HR Outsourcing Solutions firm with offices in the greater Boston area. Bryan has spent over 18 years in the Employee Benefits, Executive Benefits, HR Outsourcing, and HR Consulting space. Prior to co-founding HR Knowledge, Bryan worked at HR Logic, a Fidelity Capital Company, as a Senior Regional Account Manager. Bryan began his career at ADP (Automatic Data Processing) in 1994. Bryan earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Marketing from Bentley University.

Justin Pasquariello, MBA, MPA, Founder

Executive Director of Children’s HealthWatch – Boston, MA

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. He is currently Executive Director of the Boston based Children’s HealthWatch 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.

Tom Shirk

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.

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.

Robert Beal, MBA, Honorary Board Member

Partner & President of the Beal Companies

Robert L. Beal, Partner and President of The Beal Companies, was Vice President of The Beacon Companies, investment-builders, from 1965 to 1976. Mr. Beal is a graduate of Harvard College, with honors, and Harvard Business School. He joined the Beal Companies in 1976 and serves as Partner and President.

Mr. Beal is active in professional businesses and organizations both locally and internationally. He is a member of the American Society of Real Estate Counselors, a past director and chairman of the Artery Business Committee, and a past president of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. He is the former chair of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, Chair of The Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard as well as the Chair of the School of Social Science, Urban Affairs and Public Policy at Northeastern University. From 1979 to 1996, he was a member of the Boston Coordinating Committee, i.e., the “Vault.”

Mr. Beal is an active participant in the community. He has generously served many organizations with his time, talent and resources, including the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (former overseer and trustee), the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Chairman, Council of Fellows), the Boston Zoological Society (former Chair), the Museum of Fine Arts (Board of Overseers), the Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Director and past Chair), is a member of the board of the New Center for Arts and Culture and is on the Board of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay. Most recently, Mr. Beal has been appointed as Director of the Old North Foundation and Trustee of Tufts Medical Center.

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.