Uche Amaechi, Chair of the Board
Uche Amaechi, MBA, is a doctoral candidate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the director of the Fletcher Maynard Extended Day after school program. He previously worked with the Summerbridge program and the Phillips Brooks House. He joined the Board in 2003.
Shirby Best, Clerk & President Emeritus, Program Committee Chair
Shirby Best is a juvenile criminal justice and social service professional for the City of Boston. She was the former alternate chairperson for the Parent Council at the M.L. King School. Ms. Best is a founding member of the Board and is a resident of Cambridge, MA.
Joseph X. Donovan, Treasurer
Joseph X. Donovan, JD, joined the state and local tax practice of Sullivan & Worcester LLP in 2006. His prior experience includes the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Donovan joined the SCFG board in 2011 and is a resident of Newton.
Roberta James, Program Committee
Roberta James, JD, is a consultant for the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Ms. James is a member of the SCFG steering committee at the Myrtle Baptist Church in Newton. Ms. James joined the SCFG board in 2009 and is a resident of Randolph.
Sadaf Kazmi, Strategic Planning Committee
Sadaf Kazmi, MBA, JD, is the Director of Online Office Technology at Staples. She was the Executive Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee in Boston and founded the Nonprofit Board Leadership program at Wharton. She joined the board in 2011 and is a resident of Cambridge.
Beth O’Sullivan, Board Governance Committee Chair
Beth O’Sullivan is co-founder of Science Club for Girls. She is also the founder and president of The Mathemagics Workshop and a novelist. She has been on the Board since 1994. Ms. O’Sullivan resides in Cambridge, MA. Read more about Beth »
MaryAnne Poole-Piechocki, Development Committee Chair
MaryAnne Poole-Piechocki, MBA, has 20 plus years of experience as a strategy executive and consultant for boards and investors of for profit and nonprofit companies, including Leerink Swann and Fletcher Spaght Ventures. She joined the SCFG board in 2011 and is a resident of Salem, MA.
Connie Chow, Finance Committee
Connie Chow, PhD, is the first executive director of SCFG. She received her postdoctoral and doctoral training in molecular microbiology at Harvard University. A former university professor, Dr. Chow has extensive experience in K-16 science education. She joined SCFG in 2006 and is a resident of Watertown, MA.