Our Staff

Our Staff

Jesse Kanson-Benanav

Jesse Kanson-Benanav, Executive Director

Grew Up: Saint Paul, MN
Currently: Jamaica Plain, Boston

Kassie Infante

Kassie Infante, Associate Director of Operations

Grew Up: Lawrence, MA
Currently: Haverhilll, MA

Cheryl Daniel

Cheryl Daniel, Senior Communications & Media Advocacy Manager

Grew Up: Oklahoma City, OK
Currently: Boston, MA

Elvira Mora

Elvira Mora, Boston Organizer

Grew up: Roslindale, Boston
Currently: Roslindale, Boston
Joyce Mandell

Joyce Mandell, Regional Organizer

Grew Up: Newton, MA
Currently: Worcester, MA

Julia Davidovitz

Julia Davidovitz, Regional Organizer

Grew Up: Belmont, MA
Currently: Brighton, MA

Mike Kriesberg

Mike Kriesberg, Policy, Research & Advocacy Intern

Grew Up: West Roxbury, MA
Currently: Queens, NY

Board of Directors

Molly Goodman

Molly Goodman, President

Grew Up: Jamaica Plain, Boston
Currently: Jamaica Plain, Boston

Beyazmin Jimenez

Beyazmin Jimenez, President Emerita

Grew Up: Lawrence, MA
Currently: Jamaica Plain, Boston

Andrea Aldana

Andrea Aldana, Clerk

Grew Up: Miami Beach, FL
Currently: Eastham, MA
Employer: Community Development Partnership (Cape Cod)

Burhan Azeem

Burhan Azeem, Treasurer

Grew Up: Staten Island, NY
Currently: Cambridge, MA
Employer: Cambridge City Councilor

Jonathan Berk

Jonathan Berk

Grew Up: Swampscott, MA
Currently: Salem, MA

Jarred Johnson

Jarred Johnson

Grew Up: Oklahoma City, OK
Currently: Somerville, MA
Employer: TransitMatters

Cathy Mercado

Cathy Mercado

Grew Up: Lowell, MA
Currently: Lowell, MA
Employer: Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership

Jacob Oppenheim

Jacob Oppenheim, Vice President

Grew Up: Annandale, VA
Currently: South End, Boston

Elijah Romulus

Elijah Romulus

Grew Up: Brockton, MA
Currently: Taunton, MA

Carl Howell

Carl Howell

Grew Up: Exeter, New Hampshire
Currently: Worcester, MA
Employer: Community Teamwork