About

Vision

The Possible Project uses entrepreneurship as a framework to close the skills and opportunities gap facing young people with untapped potential.

Mission

The Possible Project works to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in our students, developing the social-emotional skills necessary to work collaboratively and solve problems in a high-level career path. We guide students through a dynamic curriculum, including hands-on work experience and individualized career planning, to develop the personal qualities that predict future professional success.

Values

We know that anything is possible. Here are the values we foster in our students and our staff.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Youth creating possibilities
RESPECT – Show care and consideration for yourself and your communities
TEAMWORK – Cooperate and collaborate
RESILIENCE – Display effort and optimism when facing adversity
INTEGRITY – Hold yourself to the highest ethical standards
FUN – Bring joy and passion to whatever you do

History

Lifelong entrepreneurs Mark and Becky Levin founded The Possible Project (TPP) in 2010 to fulfill a dream of creating a place where young people can become entrepreneurs and, in the process, acquire a host of personal and professional skills that will propel them to long-term success in life, education, and their careers.

We opened our first site in Cambridge, Massachusetts and serve students from all three public high schools (Cambridge Rindge & Latin, Community Charter School of Cambridge, and Prospect Hill Academy Charter School). In 2016, we welcomed our first students from Boston’s Madison Park Vocational Technical High School, expanding to a second site in Massachusetts. One day, we plan to bring our program to underserved communities in other states and around the globe.

The Possible Project Team

Becky Levin

Becky Levin

Executive Director
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About Becky Levin

Becky brings three decades of business experience to the role of Executive Director, in addition to a strong background in non-profit philanthropy.  Becky founded Levin and Company, a search consulting firm with five domestic offices and an international affiliate, where she was CEO and then Executive Chairman.  She also serves as an Honorary Board Member for The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare and was a Member of the Board of Trustees for Partners In Health through November 2014.  A Co-Founder of The Possible Project, Becky has worked internally with the organization from the onset in various capacities including as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence, General Manager of Cambridge Made Possible, and Chief Business Officer. She was named Executive Director in May 2014. Becky is actively involved as a philanthropist for the healthcare field, children's issues, and the arts.  She is a photographer and loves to travel.

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Shami Andalcio

Shami Andalcio

Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator
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About Shami Andalcio

Shami comes to the Possible Project with a rich history of creativity, youth development and entrepreneurship. Before attending Brandeis University, during a gap semester in New Orleans, Shami lead creative design for a startup clothing brand (Flight School Clothing, LLC). During that same time Shami spent a two month period contributing to the grassroots economic development taking place in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Here, Shami began cultivating his passion for environmental and community development. This passion grew exponentially during a gap year from Brandeis. Shami travelled to his home country of India to work on sustainable environmental development in New Delhi (Centre For Indian Industry) and the Western Himalayas (Grassroots India). Immediately after completing his degree in Sociology at Brandeis, Shami founded an environmentally focused clothing brand (Tree House Threads, LLC), in which he combined his two greatest passions: creative design and environmental/community sustainability. These experiences, combined with growing up in the historic neighborhood of Roxbury, have composed a symphony of passions: all focused on orchestrating a more creative and sustainable future for Boston.

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Dora Boudreau

Dora Boudreau

Chief of Staff
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About Dora Boudreau

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P Dalcius

P Dalcius

Social Enterprise Education Associate
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About P Dalcius

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Jerome Daye

Jerome Daye

Corporate Relationships Manager
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About Jerome Daye

Jerome brings a passion for empowering youth, an asset-based approach to sharing their stories, and has demonstrated deep success cultivating and building meaningful corporate/ organizational partnerships. He is committed to reflection as a method of personal and professional growth and is eager to get to know TPP students and the community we serve. His professional experience includes roles serving youth within nonprofit fundraising and focused on growing corporate partnerships in support of social change. He holds a BA in English from the College of the Holy Cross.

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Robert Finnegan

Robert Finnegan

Vice President, Business Alliances
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About Robert Finnegan

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Tamar Gaffin-Cahn

Tamar Gaffin-Cahn

Entrepreneurship Education Associate
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About Tamar Gaffin-Cahn

Tamar comes to The Possible Project with a social enterprise and international development background including a love for youth engagement. Before TPP, Tamar lived in India for one year as the Outreach and Social Media Coordinator for BookBox, a literacy education company. To get to India, she studied social enterprises and impact investing through Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey as part of the Frontier Market Scout (FMS) fellowship. Previous to FMS, Tamar participated in StartingBloc, a transformative innovation, and entrepreneurship professional development program directly after graduating from Binghamton University where she studied International Social Change (yes, she created her own major) with a minor in Africana Studies. Tamar also has years of experience working as a summer camp counselor at Camp Yavneh in New Hampshire creating dynamic and fun programming for teenagers. Outside of TPP, you can find Tamar going on adventures whether it be hiking, traveling, learning about the stars, or getting lost staring at maps. Don't judge, as a life-long vegetarian, Tamar has been found eating a green pepper like an apple.

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Tailour Garbutt

Tailour Garbutt

College and Career Pathways Counselor
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About Tailour Garbutt

Tailour brings her passion for youth development, college access, and education reform to The Possible Project in her role as the College and Career Pathways Associate.Tailour graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in English and African & African American Studies. Throughout her undergraduate career, Tailour sought out opportunities to engage in the social sector, specifically focusing on education and access to higher education for students from historically marginalized communities.She has worked with youth in and out of the classroom, serving as an intern, mentor, academic coach, and staff member at various non-profit youth programs. She is passionate about centering student voice and empowering students to envision and create the futures they want for themselves and their communities. As a Los Angeles native, Tailour could go without the cold winters of the Northeast, but she loves the changing colors of fall. Outside of TPP, Tailour takes any opportunity she can to travel and loves experimenting with new recipes.

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Wes Hadley

Wes Hadley

Entrepreneurship Education Associate
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About Wes Hadley

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Nancy Jones

Nancy Jones

Vice President, Development and Partnerships
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About Nancy Jones

I am deeply driven by The Possible Project’s commitment to ensure each of our students believe anything is possible – and to help them acquire the skills and mindsets to get achieve those things. My time is spent in the community with thoughtful organizations and people – like you – who care about Greater Boston’s young people. Ask me about how to get involved in our work, the possibilities are many. I am a mom first, raising children – who are now pretty amazing adults – in urban environs I, and they, experienced firsthand what can happen when students do not have the necessary skills, supports and resources to thrive. It is why for more than 20 years I’ve worked on K-12 education reforms; been president of the PTA; and, raised money to help fill some of the gaps. When I am not working to help some of our neediest youth, you can likely find me in the kitchen most often working on a soup or pie.

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Kelsey Katahira

Kelsey Katahira

Entrepreneurship Education Manager
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About Kelsey Katahira

Kelsey brings to The Possible Project an entrepreneurial spirit and love for youth development. Kelsey graduated from Northeastern University with a BA in Human Services and Sociology. While attending university, she worked at several non-profit organizations and youth programs including TPP. She also served as a leader among her peers and received the Americorp Education Award for her dedication to community service. Her passion for helping others and participation in service trips to New Mexico, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic reinforced her desire to pursue a career in public service. Kelsey is excited to be back in the Boston area, but dearly misses her Chicago deep dish pizza and Bulls fans.

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Jack Keeley

Jack Keeley

Business & Design Manager
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About Jack Keeley

As Business and Design Manager, Jack leads design projects and business initiatives for TPP's in-house enterprise, Made Possible. Jack’s expertise in the “digi-fab” world largely comes from his time managing danger!awesome - a commercial design studio in Cambridge - where he supervised a diverse and abundant range of client projects, as well as a team of local artists, teachers, and technicians. Before his foray into design in teaching, Jack worked with youth in the mental health field and spent time studying in Massachusetts and England. Perhaps ironically, Jack credits his study of English as an invaluable source for entrepreneurial inspiration and an overall ethos of developing ‘accessibility’ in the realms of business, design, mental health, and education. Strangers and friends compliment him on his beard, but his mother remains obstinately opposed. Its potential impact on future matrimony frightens her, which remains a topic of ongoing debate between the two ...

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Sandro Lafontant

Sandro Lafontant

Social Enterprise Operations Associate
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About Sandro Lafontant

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Stacey Saggese Landry

Stacey Saggese Landry

Director of Strategic Philanthropy
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About Stacey Saggese Landry

Stacey is a successful non-profit entrepreneur within the micro-finance space. She has a wealth of experience in fundraising with a specific focus on growing and nurturing relationships with high net worth individuals. Stacey is eager to bring her experience working with in-house enterprises to her work at TPP. She grew up in MA and is excited to return home after living and working in the Denver, Colorado area. She most recently served as the Director of Development for the Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation and holds a B.S in Marketing from Penn State.

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Kate Mackie

Kate Mackie

Business & Education Coordinator
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About Kate Mackie

Kate brings over 10 years of experience volunteering and working with a variety of education non-profit organizations in the US, Australia, and Thailand. She is passionate about educational equity and empowering young people to have a greater voice in their communities. As a Business & Education Associate, Kate works within the Enterprise Team and helps run the We Sell Possible business. Kate has a Master’s Degree in Education Policy & Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, as well as a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University. She previously worked a corporate lawyer in her home town of Melbourne, Australia. Outside of TPP, Kate loves to travel the world, visit her family in Australia, and cook Italian food.

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Jasmine Martin

Jasmine Martin

Research and Analytics Associate
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About Jasmine Martin

Jasmine is a Research and Analytics Associate at The Possible Project. Her prior experiences include work in the fields of education policy, community health, and international health. Her background in youth development began as an in-school tutor in high school and as a teaching assistant for summer science enrichment programs intended to prevent the “summer slide”. Jasmine brings to TPP a passion for supporting the restoration of equity in local and global communities and is excited to support the improvement of TPP programming. Outside of TPP, you can find Jasmine getting lost using the MBTA, chatting about North Carolina (Go Heels!), and exploring all that Boston & New England have to offer.

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Yannick Monteiro

Yannick Monteiro

Business and Design Associate
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About Yannick Monteiro

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Pete November

Pete November

Chief Operating Officer
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About Pete November

Pete brings extensive experience in non-profit leadership, especially strategic planning, and has helped organizations navigate periods of significant change and expansion. Prior to joining The Possible Project, Pete worked as a consultant to support operations and key initiatives across multiple clients. Previously, Pete served as Chief Strategy Officer at iMentor, COO at the Center for Time and Learning, and as Regional Vice President at City Year.

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Amy O'Doherty

Amy O'Doherty

Director of Grants
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About Amy O'Doherty

Amy brings over 24 years of fundraising experience to her role as Director of Grants. Prior to joining TPP, she worked for several non-profit social service agencies in Boston including Rosie’s Place and Jane Doe, Inc., served on several boards in support of women in politics, and worked on numerous political campaigns and policy initiatives. She was Director of Development for over six years for Hearth, an organization dedicated to ending elder homelessness. Most recently, Amy was a Senior Advancement Officer at the Museum of Science for nine years where she was part of a team that raised over $288 million for the Museum’s first comprehensive capital campaign. Amy has a Master’s Degree in Communications from Emerson College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from Salve Regina University. Having lived in the Boston community for over two decades, Amy is committed to supporting her community by connecting youth to opportunities that will help them develop their skills and find a meaningful career path. A world traveler, Amy enjoys learning about other cultures and traditions and collecting nursery rhyme books from around the world. Outside of work, you can find her traveling, of course, as well as knitting, reading, and searching for treasures at antique fairs and ephemera shows.

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Tatiana Olaru

Tatiana Olaru

Entrepreneurship Education Associate
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About Tatiana Olaru

Tatiana has always considered education and diversity as fundamental factors in achieving social development. Before TPP she worked closely with federal agencies, community development corporations and policy groups in order to develop effective strategies for youth in urban communities. While living in Fresno, California Tatiana partnered with FIRM, an organization that serves the needs of over 6,500 refugees through holistic youth outreach and enrichment programs, elder citizenship and advocacy. She has also collaborated with the Parent-Child Home Program in order to serve families with small children challenged by poverty, low-levels of education and has taught prenatal and child development curriculum at Hampshire County Healthy Families, a home-based program that supports first-time, teen parents. Tatiana is a former Upward Bound Scholar and has a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College. She speaks Greek and Romanian, enjoys playing tennis and collecting vintage children's books.

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Jonathan Palumbo

Jonathan Palumbo

Director of Communications
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About Jonathan Palumbo

Jonathan has two decades of experience working in a variety of roles in public education. He was previously responsible for advancing City Year Boston's partnerships with elected and public officials, community leaders, and the press. Before joining City Year Boston, Jonathan was Communications Director at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Education where he worked closely with the Governor and Secretary of Education to advance policy and reform initiatives across primary, secondary, and higher education. Earlier in his career, Jonathan worked in the Superintendent’s office at the Boston Public Schools on strategic communications and public affairs and led media relations for the Commissioner at the Massachusetts Department of Education. Jonathan serves as the Co-Chair of the Board of Advisors at EPIC, is an active member of the Friends of Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and volunteers regularly at Community Servings. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Franklin Pierce University.

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Ricky Richardson

Ricky Richardson

Entrepreneurship Education Associate
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About Ricky Richardson

Learning is a journey: it takes you to new places and introduces you to new ways of thinking. Ricky took a new step in his own journey when he flew from Memphis, TN to study mathematics and music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (He could often be found in rehearsal rooms or on stage singing with his friends.) After spending many summers working with middle and high school students, Ricky became a high school math and science at the Community Charter School of Cambridge. All of his work as a student, teacher, and advisor have developed a deep interest in community, mentorship, music, learning, and storytelling. Ricky values helping people to discover paths towards their best lives. His journey is made with a smile, a song, and a lot of laughter.

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Kaitlyn Rippel

Kaitlyn Rippel

Business & Education Associate
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About Kaitlyn Rippel

As a Business & Education Associate with the We Sell Possible team, Kaitlyn brings to TPP a love for community and youth development and a passion for empowering young people to build and create the future of their communities. A Midwest native, Kaitlyn graduated with a degree in Sociology and International Studies from Kansas State University. During her time in school, she also minored in Entrepreneurship and Spanish and worked as a coordinator for a service-learning program. She has spent time with youth development organizations in South Africa, taught in the public school system in Colombia, and has worked with various social enterprise startups over recent years. Outside of TPP, you can find Kaitlyn discovering new green places to hike, reminiscing on Kansas sunsets, and exploring the city as a new Boston resident.

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Noel Sanders

Noel Sanders

Administrative Assistant
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About Noel Sanders

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David Selles

David Selles

Makerspace Education Coordinator
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About David Selles

David has always been passionate about making and creating with digital tools and loves using creative technologies as a vehicle to kindle students’ curiosity, self-expression, and motivation in STEM education. After graduating from Bennington College where he studied mathematics, education, and digital art, David worked at the Flagship Computer Clubhouse at the Museum of Science - Boston, a drop-in digital media studio and community space for youth from underserved communities, and later as a Senior Technician and Education Lead at Danger!Awesome, a commercial makerspace in Cambridge’s Central Square. David never grew out of his love of taking things apart as a child, although these days he’s better at putting things back together again.

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Channa Srey

Channa Srey

Sr. Manager of College and Career Pathways
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About Channa Srey

Channa has always maintained an active interest in education, youth development, and entrepreneurship. While pursuing his Bachelor's in Business Economics at Brown University, he ventured down College Hill weekly to mentor middle school students. While at Brown, he also found time to foster a serious interest in business. His business team, NetEffect Education Solutions, won both the Brown Entrepreneurship Program’s Elevator Speech Contest and the Brown $50K Business Plan Competition. After graduation, he worked in the business sector for two years before making the switch to working with federally funded TRIO programs (Upward Bound and Educational Talent Search). Growing up in Lynn, Massachusetts as a Cambodian refugee gave Channa valuable insights in responding to the needs of students. He joined TPP after earning his Master's Degree in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. When Channa is not saving the world one student at a time, he enjoys playing guitar, going to concerts, and lounging around in bookstores and cafés while sipping coffee and reading poetry…well, maybe not so much the “reading poetry” part.

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Trevor Tierney

Trevor Tierney

Entrepreneurship Education Coordinator
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About Trevor Tierney

As an Entrepreneurship Education Associate, Trevor works with the education team to teach and guide TPP students through programming and business creation with a focus on entrepreneurial concepts and business management. Trevor has watched his father own and operate an audio recording studio his entire life and worked for seven small businesses since age fourteen. Trevor also helped create and operate a student-run business his first year at Babson College as part of the curriculum. He realized his love for youth development through running youth basketball programs for years in Maine and Massachusetts. After teaching entrepreneurship to Ghanaian high school students as part of the Ghana Project 2014, Trevor realized his passion for teaching and education. Trevor hopes to enrich the student experience at TPP and is proud to serve the community where he now lives. Trevor was born and raised in Maine and has unconditional love for his Patriots and Celtics.

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Soyini Vicente

Soyini Vicente

Bookkeeper
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About Soyini Vicente

Soyini is an experienced Full Charge Bookkeeper and Certified Office Manager with over 22 years of experience in operations, administration, and accounting. She is a member of the National Bookkeeper's Association; and is currently enrolled in an accounting program towards becoming a Certified Bookkeeper. Soyini has worked with several nonprofit organizations in Greater Boston. She has served as a direct support, gate keeper and right-hand for C Level Executives, Senior Management, Small Business Owners, and CPAs since the start of her career in 1996. Soyini enjoys everything relating to cosmetology and is graduate of Blaine Hair & Beauty School. When she is not working you can find her at home watching re-runs of Frasier or Law & Order.

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Brian Whitney

Brian Whitney

Development Associate
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About Brian Whitney

As a Development Associate with The Possible Project, Brian works to clean up and maintain a strong database system, while continuing to provide team support in the realms of event planning and fundraising. He brings over two years of Development experience to the team, as well as years of National Service with both Americorps NCCC as well as City Year. His background with education-focused non-profits, combined with his passion for working with strong, impactful organizations and making a difference in the local community, has brought him here, where he hopes to connect further with students and community-issues and help improve lives. Outside of TPP, you will find him on the local soccer pitches, playing volleyball, or hanging out on the beach. Brian is also a world traveler, Oregon Ducks Alumni, and avid sports fan and book reader.

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Board of Directors

Glenn Batchelder

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About Glenn Batchelder

Glenn Batchelder was most recently co-founder and CEO of Civitas Therapeutics, a pulmonary delivery company with a lead program for treating Parkinson’s disease that was acquired by Acorda Therapeutics. Prior to Civitas, he was the founding CEO of BIND Therapeutics (BIND), a leading nanotherapeutics company. Prior to BIND, Mr. Batchelder was the initial CEO of Acceleron Pharma (XLRN) an oncology and supportive care biotherapeutics company. Prior to Acceleron, Mr. Batchelder was Senior Vice President of Operations at Millennium Pharmaceuticals where he played an integral leadership role in the launch of VELCADE® and was responsible for the commercial supply chain and technical operations for INTEGRILIN®. Mr. Batchelder received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh in 1984 and serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council.

Cynthia Harmon

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About Cynthia Harmon

Cynthia A. Harmon is currently the Chief Operating Officer of NorthStar Asset Management, Inc., a socially responsible investment management firm. She joined NorthStar in September 2018 after completing twenty-three years of service to The Park School in Brookline, where she held a variety of positions, including the Head of School: From engagement in strategic planning to curriculum and program development to faculty recruitment, evaluation, and professional development. Cynthia demonstrated vision, skilled leadership, and worked tirelessly to increase the school’s diverse populations. She has presented at the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference and served on numerous academic committees as well as on the boards of Thompson Island Outward Bound Educational Center and Boston Center for Community and Justice. As an educator and administrator, Cynthia has been required to balance both big-picture thinking and attention to detail, and she sees those skills as essential elements to running a successful, mission-driven institution. Her new role at NorthStar allows her to bring a fresh perspective to the systems and processes that support the company's Client Services, Investment, and Operations Teams.

Cynthia eagerly supports organizations whose missions are dedicated to social justice, education, and youth leadership. In 2010, she began her exciting Possible Project journey as one of the founding members on the Board of Directors. In addition to her ongoing work with TPP, she serves on the Board of Trustees at the Cambridge School of Weston and on the Board of Visitors at Fenway Health.  A native of Philadelphia, Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Music degree in classical voice.

Mark Levin

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About Mark Levin

Mark is a biotechnology industry visionary with more than 36 years of industry experience, 25 years of which he spent building and operating leading biotech companies, including Millennium Pharmaceuticals. In 2007, Mark co-founded Third Rock Ventures, a life sciences venture firm, which focuses on the formation, development, and business strategy of its portfolio companies, as well as actively identifying and evaluating new investments. He is Co-Founder of The Possible Project.

Dr. Makeeba McCreary

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About Dr. Makeeba McCreary

Dr. Makeeba McCreary has spent 25 years in educational policy, designing and managing philanthropic investment for global brands such as Nike Inc., Jordan Brand, National Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Darden Inc. In 2016, Makeeba took a pause from the private and non-profit sectors to join city government as Chief of Staff for the Boston Public Schools. Currently she is the Managing Director of External Affairs, responsible for building partnerships and providing the BPS community with valuable resources from the private sector. The office was launched as the first of its kind for the city of Boston, developed in partnership with Mayor Walsh in February of 2017. Makeeba’s early career was spent in direct service delivery with opportunity youth. In addition to her youth-facing work, she has designed, programmed, and driven policy for supported team-problem solving with urban public school teachers. The goal of these efforts was to to reduce the disproportionate special education designation of black and latino children – particularly boys. McCreary's current portfolio touches the early childhood to college pipeline and along the way emphasizes the inclusion of students with special needs, experiencing housing instability and those most marginalized by the opportunity and achievement gaps. McCreary received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an M.Ed. from Harvard University and an EdD. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

Jay Moody

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About Jay Moody

Jay led the innovation programs of publicly traded companies for many years, and is now working to bring innovation and entrepreneurship skills to Boston-area youth. In 2000, after a postdoctoral fellowship at MIT in the Research Lab of Electronics, he helped launch a web-based startup called Vistaprint, which grew to 3,000 employees and $2B market capitalization within 10 years. At Vistaprint, Jay led the New Products Group, and then conceived and directed Vistaprint's Innovation Program. In 2011, Jay joined Intuit (maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks, etc.) as Innovation Leader, where he directed a program to help employees launch new lines of business for the company. Jay is now applying innovation strategies developed in corporate environments to solve problems outside of the corporate world. He has taught innovation and entrepreneurship to middle and high school students in various programs around Boston (Citizen Schools, The Possible Project, Youth CITIES, Wayland High School) and is particularly interested in bringing entrepreneurial skills to underserved youth. Jay holds a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, a master's in Japanese Language Pedagogy, and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science. He lives with his wife and three basketball-loving boys in Wayland, MA.

Maria Z. Mossaides, Esq.

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About Maria Z. Mossaides, Esq.

Maria is currently the Director of the Office of the Child Advocate.  She previously served in many prestigious positions for the state, including Executive Director of Cambridge Family and Children's Service, General Counsel and Acting Commissioner of the Office for Children and Deputy General Counsel to the Department of Social Services. For nine years Maria worked for the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, first as the Executive Assistant to the Chief Justice and then as the Administrative Assistant to the Justices, the first woman appointed to the position. Maria graduated cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, received her law degree from SUNY at Buffalo, and a MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. She currently teaches a course in Law and Ethics for Non-Profits at Suffolk University. Maria is active in numerous civic and business organizations and was honored by Massachusetts Law Weekly at their 3rd annual "Top Women of Law" event.

Laurence Reid, Ph.D.

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About Laurence Reid, Ph.D.

Laurence is the CEO at Warp Drive Bio LLC. Prior to that he worked as the Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals. Before his position at Alnylam, Laurence was the Chief Business Officer at Ensemble Discovery, where he led the company's strategic planning, product strategy, and corporate development efforts. During 2004-2005, Laurence worked as a founder of two startup companies in the fields of stem cell therapeutics and inflammation. Laurence previously spent ten years at Millennium Pharmaceuticals in a range of general management and business development positions. From 2001-2003, Laurence served as General Manager of Millennium UK with responsibility for Millennium's European operations and as spokesperson to the European investor and media communities. Previously (1998-2001), he had been the Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning for the company's predictive medicine efforts.

Dr. Michelle Sanchez

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About Dr. Michelle Sanchez

Dr. Sanchez earned her B.A., M.Ed. and Ed.D. at Boston College. While at Boston College, she was in the Donovan Scholars Program for teachers committed to urban education. In 2010, she completed her doctorate at Boston College in Educational Administration with a focus on strengthening the family and school partnership. She began her career as a founding Math and Science teacher at Epiphany School in 1998 when the school first opened, and served as the vice principal and director of the school’s summer program before taking on the role of principal in 2002. Currently, she is working with Epiphany to find ways to make a greater impact on the community at large and has opening the Early Learning Center. This center begins working with mothers and fathers prenatally and will serve children in our state of the art child care center. The center serves high need families and children until the age of 5 and will continue to support the students and families throughout their schooling as is done in the middle school. Epiphany is an independent, tuition free, school for children of economically disadvantaged families from Boston. In her role as principal she has partnered with numerous community and educational agencies to assist families, graduates and staff. One of her proudest accomplishments has been building a partnership with Boston College that enables Epiphany teaching fellows committed to a future in urban education to earn their Masters’ Degree while serving full-time at the school. This partnership has helped to create a diverse pipeline of urban educators who are spreading their influence all over the country! Outside of Epiphany, Michelle served as an adjunct professor at Boston College, and for the Urban Catholic Teacher Corp. She is a board member at Fessenden School, Bridge Boston, ABCD, a current member of The Partnership’s Next Generation Executive Program and serves on the Boston College, AHANA Alumni Council. In addition, she has served as a District 4 Community Cabinet Member and on the School That Can Leadership and Advisory Council. She partnered with a team of educators and community leaders to write the successful charter for the Bridge Boston Charter School, a school based on the Epiphany model that serves Pre-K to 8th graders. Dr. Sanchez is married and lives with her husband, Lino Sanchez, and two sons.

Steven Singer

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About Steven Singer

Steven Singer has more than three decades of experience as a corporate attorney who has represented clients in a wide range of transactions. He has advised numerous public and private companies in the life sciences industry, focusing on joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate and securities law, public offerings and venture capital transactions. Mr. Singer is consistently recognized in the areas of corporate and life sciences for successfully handling complex deals and collaborations in the technology transactions and licensing sector. Practice Mr. Singer has focused his practice in the life sciences industry for nearly three decades. He has served as counsel for public and private companies in the life sciences sector, including biotechnology, medical device and pharmaceutical companies. His practice focuses on joint ventures and strategic alliances, corporate and securities laws, public offerings and venture capital transactions. Mr. Singer has worked with the following public company clients, among others: Achillion, Agios, Aveo, Catabasis, Cerulean, Curis, Editas, Infinity, Karyopharm and Syros. Representative private company clients include Ataxion, Constellation, Cydan, Denali, Fulcrum, Visterra and X-Chem. Mr. Singer has also worked with pharmaceutical companies, including Becton Dickinson, Bristol Myers Squibb, Novartis and Wyeth. Mr. Singer has also worked with New York-based medical and academic institutions in the establishment and operation of an independent, nonprofit genome sequencing center and the Tri-Institutional Therapeutics Discovery Institute.

Robert Tepper, M.D.

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About Robert Tepper, M.D.

Robert “Bob” Tepper is a distinguished scientist with over 25 years of experience building and operating leading R&D operations. Bob co-founded Third Rock Ventures in 2007 and focuses on the formation, development and scientific strategy of TRV portfolio companies as well as actively identifying and evaluating new investments. Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Bob was President of R&D at Millennium Pharmaceuticals and was vital in its expansion from a drug discovery company to a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. Prior to Millennium, Bob co-founded Cell Genesys/Abgenix. Bob holds an AB in Biochemistry from Princeton University and his MD degree from Harvard Medical School.  Bob serves as an adjunct faculty member at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital and is an advisory board member of several leading health care institutions including the Partners HealthCare Center for Personalized Genetic Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Tufts Medical School.  Bob is a Board Member of Cerulean Pharmaceuticals and is on the Board of Overseers at Tufts University. He also serves on the Council of the National Center for the Advancement of Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Jobs with The Possible Project

Join our Team….

The Possible Project’s team has the skills necessary to drive social impact in the 21st century. We rely on the talent and unrelenting commitment of our team to advance our mission.

We look for passionate people who have a demonstrated interest in entrepreneurship and social change—from former social and for-profit entrepreneurs, policy experts, educators, strategy consultants, finance and marketing professionals, and others. Great candidates thrive in our fast-paced, high-performing, learning-oriented, and collaborative environment.

The Possible Project is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

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