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Board Members

Scott Carmel | Hutchin Hill Capital

Scott Carmel is a portfolio manager at Hutchin Hill Capital, a New York-based hedge fund. At Hutchin Hill, he manages a long/short equities portfolio focusing on the financial services sector. Prior to joining Hutchin Hill, Scott was a portfolio manager at Surveyor Capital (a division of Citadel). Previously, Scott was a Senior Analyst at Philadelphia Financial of San Francisco.

Outside of the office, Scott has a passion for helping organizations that focus on the underprivileged. In addition to his board membership at Compass, Scott helped open a new community center at Prospect Hill Terrace, the largest low-income housing development in his hometown of Waltham, MA. Additionally, Scott and his wife Marissa have established a family fund at Dana Farber Cancer Center to support income-based assistance at the Office of Patient and Family Support, which relies entirely on directed donations for its budget. Scott co-chairs the planning committee for the annual Unmask Cancer event, a fun-filled evening to benefit Dana Farber and the Jimmy Fund. 

Scott graduated cum laude from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Information Systems.

Scott resides in Needham, MA with Marissa and their two children, Gavin and Sienna. 

Tom Fry | Dietel Partners

Prior to joining Dietel Partners, Tom Fry was a Managing Director at The Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation where he identified and supported early-stage global social entrepreneurs and engaged DRK Donors.

Prior to joining DRK, Tom was an Associate Partner at New Profit, a high-touch philanthropic funder, where he supported organizations in the firm’s portfolio by helping them refine their program and revenue models, add talent, develop organizational capacity, and scale their impact. He was also actively involved in sourcing and selecting innovative, entrepreneur-led organizations and engaging current and prospective donors. Previously, Tom served as the Director of Operations for Grassroot Soccer, leading the operational build-out for the organization in South Africa.

Before entering the non-profit arena, Tom worked for White Mountains Capital, a publicly-traded holding company that invests in the financial services sector. Tom’s role involved evaluating investment opportunities, managing diligence efforts, and working with management teams post-close to improve operations. In an earlier role, Tom consulted to Fortune 500 and private equity clients while at Mainspring, a boutique management consulting firm acquired by IBM. He also spent a number of years with the Chubb Group, a specialty insurance company.

Tom received his Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Economics from Boston College.

Kristin Marcus | Highfields Capital Management

Ms. Marcus has been with Highfields Capital since its founding in 1998, playing a key role in the development of its middle and back office infrastructures. She has been the Chief Financial Officer since 2007.  Prior to joining Highfields Capital, Ms. Marcus was employed as a project manager at Evare L.L.C.  Previously, Ms. Marcus was employed at Harvard Management where she worked as a senior trading analyst and as a foreign operations supervisor. She was employed at Harvard Management from 1993 – 1997.  Prior to Harvard Management, she was employed at Mellon Bank Corp (previously The Boston Company) from 1990 to 1993. 

Ms. Marcus received a B.B.A. from George Washington University in 1990 and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University in 1996.

Meaghan McCarthy

Meaghan McCarthy has spent much of her career working on affordable housing. She is currently a Loan Originator in the Rental Business Development division of MassHousing. In this position she is responsible for originating multi-family loans and cultivating new and existing borrower relationships. Prior to joining MassHousing, she served as a professional staff member on the United States Senate Appropriations Committee, serving on the Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) where she was a budget and policy analyst for housing programs under the Committee’s purview. She has extensive knowledge of HUD programs, including the Section 8 tenant-based rental assistance program, Family Self-Sufficiency program, Community Development Block Grants program, Federal Housing Administration’s housing mortgage insurance programs, homeless assistance programs, and HOPE VI/Choice Neighborhoods.

In her role on the Committee, Ms. McCarthy helped re-launch and expand the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program to help end homelessness among veterans. She also worked with various stakeholders to create the Rental Assistance Demonstration program, which is aimed at recapitalizing and preserving public and other HUD-assisted housing.

Ms. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame in 2001 and a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Real Estate from Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School in 2014.

Shirley E. Mills | The Boston Company Asset Management

Shirley joined The Boston Company Asset Management, where she is a Senior Research Analyst, after receiving her MBA from Harvard Business School. She graduated magna cum laude from Columbia and began her investment career at Goldman Sachs. A member of the Boston Economic Club and Boston Committee on Foreign Relations, Shirley is also involved with HBS Community Action Partners, Everybody Wins, and Phillips Academy Andover.   

Sherry Riva, Executive Director | Compass Working Capital

Sherry has been a nonprofit manager and entrepreneur for more than ten years, working primarily with nonprofit organizations and public agencies serving low-income women and families. Before founding Compass, she planned, launched, and managed the Princeton Project 55 Social Venture Fund, a venture philanthropy fund that identifies and invests in emerging social entrepreneurs. From 2000 to 2002, Sherry was the Executive Director at Jubilee Women's Center (JWC), a multi-site transitional housing program for homeless women in Seattle, Washington. 

Sherry received an A.B. from Princeton University, an MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a Master's in Philosophy (Ecumenics) from Trinity College Dublin.

Greg Shell, Chairperson | Bain Capital

Greg joined Bain Capital Double Impact as a managing director in 2016. Prior to joining, Greg served as a Lead Portfolio Manager of a concentrated Global Equity product at GMO. Previously, Greg was a Senior Equity Analyst at Columbia Management Group and a Consultant at Bain & Company in its Strategy and Private Equity practice areas.

Greg earned a B.S. in Political Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was a Bert King and Robert Toigo Foundation Fellow.

Karen Welt Steeves | ghSMART

Karen Welt Steeves is a Principal at ghSMART, which advises investors, boards (public and private) and C-suite leadership on critical issues at the intersection of strategy and human capital. Prior to joining ghSMART, Karen ran the Global Women's Program at Bain & Company. In this role, she had oversight for the thought leadership, strategy and execution of Bain's efforts to enhance the career progression and success of women at all levels across their global offices.

Prior to Bain, Karen was a Senior Program Director at the Fidelity Foundation, where she managed a multi-million dollar grant portfolio in the arts & culture, education and health sectors. At the Foundation, Karen developed sustainability plans and provided strategic guidance to major national and regional non-profit organizations. Karen also served as a Director with the Fidelity Consulting Group where she advised business unit leaders on marketing strategies, international business expansion and forming academic research partnerships. Karen started her career with Bain & Company as an Associate Consultant in the Boston and Sydney, Australia offices.

Karen holds an AB cum laude in political economy from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where she was an F.C. Austin Scholar.

Kimberley Train, Treasurer | DiCicco, Gulman & Company LLP

As a partner in the Litigation Services and Business Valuation Group of BlumShapiro's Boston and Quincy, MA offices, Kimberley has over 15 years of litigation support and forensic accounting experience. She has assisted counsel in investigating and resolving disputes involving complex accounting, fraud, economic damage and valuation issues. Prior to joining BlumShapiro in 2013, Kimberley was a Vice President and Principal of Charles River Associates' Financial Accounting and Valuation Practice and was previously a Senior Manager in the Investigative and Dispute Services practice of Ernst & Young.

Kimberley earned a B.S. in Finance from Babson College and an M.S. in Finance from Boston College.