Board of Directors

Board Officers

Jen Meyers

Chair, Board of Directors

Jen’s career spans both the private and non-profit sectors, including strategy, operations, marketing, sales and development. Jen is currently serving as Director of Leadership Gifts at the Boston Children’s Hospital Trust. Previously, in her role as Director of Development for Family Equality Council, Jen raised $2.8M annually for the national non-profit organization that advocates for parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. As Center Director for Planned Parenthood League of MA, Jen managed the operations of the Worcester Health Center, acted as the spokesperson for in Central MA, managed a local Advisory Committee, led the project to relocate the Worcester Center, and developed funds for a capital campaign in support of that initiative. Prior to working at PPLM, Jen worked in marketing and communications in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations in New Mexico, Colorado and Massachusetts. Jen holds a BA in Psychology and Women’s Studies from Cornell University and an MBA from Boston University.

Terri Febo Robinson

Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

Terri Febo Robinson has committed her career to mission-driven organizations, with experience in communications, marketing, strategic planning, corporate-nonprofit partnerships, media relations, digital communications, social media, and direct response fundraising. She is currently Development Communications Manager at Hebrew SeniorLife, a Harvard Medical School-affiliated senior services organization, where she focuses on communications that help donors understand the impact of their philanthropy. Previously, she worked at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Cone Communications, and the Citi Center for the Performing Arts. Terri’s prior volunteer experience includes serving as co-president of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Mass NOW) and chair of the Mass NOW Political Action Committee. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Boston University.

Oksana Bondar

Treasurer, Board of Directors

Oksana Bondar serves as ICIC’s controller and lead on finance and accounting. She also oversees ICIC’s human resources administration, IT and office management. Oksana has over ten years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining ICIC, she served as director of finance and operations at the Elizabeth Peabody House and as finance director at Peace First. Oksana holds a MBA in Nonprofit Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University, and a MS in Computational Economics from Belarus State University.

Laura Katz Leacu

Clerk, Board of Directors

Laura has more than 15 years of experience in development and fundraising. She is currently serving as Director, Corporations and Foundations at Hebrew SeniorLife, where she is raising more than $1.5M annually. Laura previously served as Senior Foundations Officer at the Union of Concerned Scientists and as Grants and Foundations Manager at Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, where she cultivated a dedication to helping young people make healthy decisions. Laura holds a BA in Psychology and Music from Vassar College, and an MBA in Public and Non-Profit Management from Boston University School of Management.

Board Members

Lisa Aslan

Member, Board of Directors

Lisa Aslan is a public health professional with over 10 years of experience designing, implementing, and evaluating community-based programs for adolescents and other vulnerable populations. After completing her MPH at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Lisa returned to New York City where she served as the Director of Special Projects overseeing HIV/AIDS services at the Ryan/Chelsea Clinton Community Health Center and then as the Director of Family Planning with the Children’s Aid Society. She is currently the Program Manager for the LEAH Project, an after school STEM, college and workforce readiness program for Boston Public high school students at Health Resources in Action. Lisa is excited to merge these experiences and passions as a board member at MATP and brings deep knowledge of adolescent health, youth development, program management, and building community partnerships to her role.

Ashley Goncalves

Member, Board of Directors

Ashley’s passion for social justice and desire to help children and families in crisis led her to her current role as Impact Manager at Italian Home for Children where she focuses on program quality. She has been instrumental in the creation, development, and implementation of the Emerging Leaders Society young professionals board as well as having grown the organization’s social media presence to increase engagement with external partners. She has previously held various roles at Jumpstart where she assisted with the strategic planning process and also participated in the their in-school programming. Ashley holds a BA in English from Boston College.

Craig Levey

Member, Board of Directors

Craig is an Employment and Business attorney with Bennett & Belfort, P.C. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Craig litigates claims of discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and wage & hour, as well as whistleblower matters and partnership disputes. Craig routinely counsels companies on all facets of the employer-employee relationship, including the drafting and implementation of company policies, procedures, and employee handbooks. He has extensive experience in Federal, Superior, and District courts, and before administrative tribunals, including the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Department of Unemployment Assistance, and the Division of Administrative Law Appeals. Craig joined the Board of the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy because he has a genuine interest in the well-being of youth and young adults, and sought an avenue to positively impact their lives. He hopes to use his analytical skills to generate and implement policies to support these goals.

Meredith M. Hamilton

Member, Board of Directors

Meredith brings more than 15 years of leadership and management experience to her current role as Peace First’s Chief Operating Officer. She works with the team to develop, align, and execute Peace First’s strategy, while supporting staff and managing day-to-day operations. Prior to joining Peace First, Meredith was Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer at Italian Home for Children, Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations at Jumpstart, and Vice President of Strategic Advancement at Jumpstart. In these roles, she led strategy development, annual planning and performance management, and internal operations. She received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in African American Studies with a concentration in Anthropology from Wesleyan University.

Nicole Rodriguez

Member, Board of Directors

Nicole Rodriguez is a Policy Analyst at the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center, a non-partisan, non-profit research institution that focuses on policies affecting low-to –moderate income people. Nicole’s research focuses on family economic security. Prior to that, she has worked for foundations, non-profits, and state and local governments in Massachusetts. She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University. She is a proud Boston native and a first generation Cuban-American.

Nina Selvaggio

Member, Board of Directors

Nina is an advocate who has deep experience with community organizing, professional development, operations management and strategic leadership; over close to twenty years, she has built coalitions and worked with communities around issues of education and social justice. To that end, Nina currently serves as the Chief Impact Officer for Italian Home for Children in Boston. After earning a degree in Political Science and Women’s Studies from the University of Illinois-Urbana, Nina began her career as a Field Organizer for the Feminist Majority Foundation and has served in a number of similar campaign and community organizing roles since. She ascended to the Executive Director position at SpeakOut in Boston, a role that she held for over three years before moving on to direct the Youth Violence Prevention Coalition at GLSEN Boston. She also worked in the Massachusetts State House for State Treasurer Timothy Cahill, ran a city council campaign in Cambridge and has held national roles for Citizen Schools, Family Equality Council and Jumpstart. Nina’s dedication to social responsibility and activism extends into her personal time, as well; she has served the National Organization for Women in several roles, including the President and Political Action Committee Chair of Massachusetts and on the National Board representing the Northeast region, along with other nonprofit boards. Most recently, she volunteered with the Beth Israel’s Mentoring Moms programs for new mothers before joining the Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy.

Nikki Tishler

Member, Board of Directors

Nikki is a Transportation Planner and Title VI Strategist at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). She focuses her work on civil rights compliance, the incorporation of health considerations in transportation decision-making, and improving public involvement in the transportation planning process. Previously, she was a Federal Policy and Communications Fellow at SIECUS: Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States. Nikki holds a BA in Civic Engagement the Politics of Representation and Women Gender Sexuality Studies from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, and holds a Joint Master of Public Policy and Master of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management. 

Laura Wareck

Member, Board of Directors

Laura Wareck is Vice President of O’Neill and Associates. In this role, Laura provides support for a range of public relations functions, including strategies, media outreach, messaging and branding. Before joining O’Neill and Associates, Laura worked in the marketing department of ESPN Radio Boston (890AM), where she coordinated promotions, managed the website, wrote on-air copy, contributed to the station’s blog and led the internship program. Laura is also a former a freelance reporter whose work has been published in the Clinton Courier, Lancaster Times, Mother Town, Metro West Daily News, and Central Mass Magazine. She has also served as a book researcher for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s bestselling biography, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln. Laura graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Kenyon College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in English, and later earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Emerson College. While at Kenyon, Laura reported for the Kenyon Collegian and served as a student associate of the Kenyon Review. She also swam competitively as a member of Kenyon’s NCAA Championship swim team.

Sarah Whedon

Member, Board of Directors

Sarah Whedon, Ph.D teaches in the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at Simmons College. She was founding director of the full-spectrum doula organization the Boston Doula Project, founding editor of the Pagan Families blog at Patheos.com, author of Birth on the Labyrinth Path: Sacred Embodiment in the Childbearing Year, and Chair of the Department of Theology and Religious History at Cherry Hill Seminary. Sarah’s teaching, research, and advocacy work center around topics of spirituality, feminism, and reproduction. She lives in the Boston area with her partner and their children.

Milton H. Wong

Member, Board of Directors

Milton is a housing staff attorney at a non-profit legal services organization where he represents low-income clients in landlord-tenant disputes. He was previously an AmeriCorps attorney in Brockton where he also practiced housing law. Milton grew up in San Francisco, CA and received his BA in Communication and minor in Art History from UC Santa Barbara. He then moved to Austin, TX where he received an MA in creative advertising from the University of Texas. After that, he enrolled at Boston University Law School and when he graduated decided he’d gone east far enough.