Meet our Staff
Olivia Boggiano-Peterson
Volunteer Engagement Manager
617-422-0910, Ext. 209

Olivia comes to Boston Cares as a recent Social Capital Inc. AmeriCorps graduate where she served as a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator in Lynn, MA. She completed her B.A. in Environmental Studies in 2017 from Dickinson College where she also worked at an environmental nonprofit doing community outreach and education. Olivia is passionate about community building and addressing the diverse social and environmental issues facing our society today. She is responsible for volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition within the Boston Cares’ programs engaging over 4,000 volunteers in building their involvement in the community. In her free time, Olivia enjoys cooking, exploring Boston, and visiting her family in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Program Assistant
617-422-0910, Ext. 202

Erin Cutroneo is our Northeastern University Co-op for the second half of 2019 and serves as our Programs Assistant. She is excited to be part of a far-reaching nonprofit that provides such ample opportunity to engage with the Boston community through volunteering. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Affairs and Cultural Anthropology while minoring in Film Production and Arabic. Erin spends her free time making art, reading, and trying to learn to cook.

Elsa Freer
Associate Director of Programs
617-422-0910, Ext. 220

Elsa has more than eight years of experience working in the non-profit sector in Boston. Her professional experience has been focused on program development, volunteer coordination, developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and nonprofit partners, and managing all aspects of projects and events. She holds a degree in Secondary Education – Social Studies and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a certified teacher. She is an alumnus of the American Express Leadership Academy with the Center for Creative Leadership and a two year AmeriCorps VISTA Alum, completing her terms of service here at Boston Cares! Elsa enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends, reading, cooking, and spending time in nature.

Corporate Volunteer Program Manager
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Henry joined Boston Cares to help companies give back to the greater Boston Area by planning days of service for them. He hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Binghamton University, with previous volunteer experiences working with his undergraduate Student Government, among other organizations. Henry is passionate about the work non-profits do. In his free time, Henry can be found reading, watching historical documentaries, exploring and attempting to cook.


Executive Director
617-422-0910, Ext. 203  

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.

Starbucks Service Fellow
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Lindsay is serving as one of our Service Fellows through Points of Light and Starbucks. She recently moved to Boston from Jefferson, Oregon to see how she could help improve Starbucks in the New England area. She is attending Arizona State University through The Starbucks College Achievement Plan. In her free time she likes to bake, explore the city with her boyfriend, and go on hikes.

Laura Keith
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 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.


Starbucks Service Fellow
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Shannon comes to Boston Cares as a Starbucks Foundation Service Fellow, spending part of her time in the office and part of her time at her Starbucks. Shannon is excited to be part of such an innovative program that allows her to explore her passion for serving the community while continuing her journey as a Shift Manager at her store. She is currently finishing her degree in History at Arizona State University through the Starbucks College Achievement Program. Outside of work Shannon loves reading history books, making coffee, watching Jeopardy, and listening to music.

Corporate Volunteer Program Manager
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 the Greater Boston Area. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and a Spanish minor from Stonehill College. She has been working with non-profits for over five years now and is thrilled to be continuing such work. Her favorite projects have all been about community and program development. She has helped plan projects for dozens of sites across the country, from Massachusetts to California, as well as in many countries such as Spain, Haiti and Peru. Some of her favorite things to do are being with her family and friends, hiking, exploring cities and trying new types of food.

Corporate Volunteer Program Manager
617-422-0910 x221

Megan joined the Boston Cares corporate team helping to plan days of service with our corporate and agency partners. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Syracuse University and is a recent graduate of AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) where she served in 6 states primarily working with Habitat for Humanity. Megan’s passions in the nonprofit industry include environmental conservation and advocacy of quality education for all.

Kacey Sanfilippo
Associate Director, Corporate 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.



Patrice Keegan
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.