Sara brings 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, with roles focusing on volunteer engagement, program development and management, and relationship develop with nonprofits, corporate partners, community leaders and government programs. In past roles, Sara has been responsible for building and launching a three-year Mississippi State AmeriCorps program engaging up to 70 service members annually in addressing the myriad needs of coastal Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina; assessing nonprofit partner needs and recommending volunteer engagement solutions; working with hundreds of corporate groups for customized community engagement opportunities. Sara holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University, and is an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy with the Center for Creative Leadership.
Operations & Special Projects Administrator
617-422-0910, Ext. 205
Laura has over 15 years of nonprofit grants and project management experience. Through her work at Boston Cares and City Year she has collaborated with and managed federal grants from the Corporation for National and Community Service and Governor-appointed State Service Commissions throughout the United States. Laura earned her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Lawrence University and has completed Practical Project Management and Performance Management in Government and Non-Profits coursework with the University of Massachusetts Boston. Laura served as an AmeriCorps member in Chicago for two years following college. Outside of her professional responsibilities, Laura has volunteered with the Boston Cares since 2002 in addition to volunteering with the Kennedy Library Foundation’s Profile in Courage Essay Contest, Project 351, and the Huntington and SpeakEasy theater companies. Laura has earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award multiple times and was honored with a Cable Award from Delta Gamma Fraternity for 10 years of alumnae volunteer leadership with collegiate and alumnae members.
Senior Manager, Corporate & Community Engagement
617-422-0910, Ext. 204
Casey comes to the Boston Cares Corporate team to assist in program management and growth of corporate partnerships. She joined the Boston Cares team after serving two terms in the AmeriCorps program at Youth Villages in Douglasville, GA. Casey holds her B.S in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University. Outside of work, Casey can usually be found playing soccer, tinkering, reading, and petting all the dogs.
Manager, Community Engagement
617-422-0910, Ext. 207
Shannon comes to Boston Cares excited to be a part of such a far-reached and successful non-profit of Greater Boston. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Stonehill College. She has been working with non-profits for over six years now and is thrilled to be continuing such work. She has helped plan projects for dozens of nonprofits across the U.S., from Massachusetts to California, as well as in many other countries such as Spain, Haiti and Peru. Some of her favorite things to do are being with her family and friends, hiking, and exploring new places.
Commonwealth Corps Allies for Immigrants Program Coordinator
Nicole is a recent graduate of Elon University where she earned a degree in International and Global Studies with a concentration in the Middle East. She is excited to spend the year serving with the Massachusetts Commonwealth Corps as a Program Coordinator for Allies for Immigrants. Nicole has various experiences working with immigrants and she is excited to be able to use her passion for immigrant rights during her service this year. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys running, reading, and hiking.
Director, Corporate & Community Engagement
617-422-0910, Ext. 212
Kacey brings 8 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, starting her nonprofit experience with two terms of national service in AmeriCorps. Kacey studied Business Marketing at St. Bonaventure University; a business background offers a natural platform for engaging with local businesses to develop their corporate social responsibility goals.
Ali is a third year student studying Human Services at Northeastern University. She has been volunteering with non-profits for the past 5 years and is excited to spend her 6 month co-op learning about the non-profit sector and working with Boston Cares. She enjoys hiking, being with friends, and cooking.
Executive Director Emeritus
During Patrice’s 16+ year tenure, Boston Cares evolved into New England's largest volunteer action center and has been designated one of only ten Innovation Hubs within the national Points of Light Affiliate Network. Patrice is currently a Senior Fellow faculty member with the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business.