Emily A. Maitin is the Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel for The Nelson Companies, where she oversees all legal matters pertaining to the Company’s real estate and business related activities, including acquisitions, development, financing, leasing, property management, construction and general corporate and partnership matters. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Maitin was an associate attorney with the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester in Boston and also served as a Law Clerk for the Superior Court of Massachusetts. Ms. Maitin is a cum laude graduate of Boston University Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review, holds a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Smith College.
Ms. Maitin is on the Board of Directors of the New England Corporate Counsel Association, Inc. and served as its President from 2000-2002. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Wellesley Historical Society, Inc. and is a member of the Wellesley Historic District Commission, an alternate member of the Wellesley Historical Commission, and a member of the Wellesley Community Preservation Committee. Ms. Maitin serves as the Clerk of several nonprofit organizations, including the 128 Business Council, TERC, and the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Inc. and is a member of CREW Boston, the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association and Association of Corporate Counsel.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Christina Olayon-Baker has 18 years of experience in the financial industry. She has a diverse background in product development, strategy and research. Christina was a Vice President in Global Product Development & Research team at State Street Global Advisors where she was responsible for product development with a focus on institutional clients. Prior to State Street, Christina spent ten years in Investment Product Management & Development team and served as Director at Fidelity Investments. In this role, Christina was responsible for product management, competitive research, product positioning and education. She worked closely with the investment teams and key business partners across the firm. Before joining Fidelity Investments, Christina was a Product Manager and member of Wealth Management team at Commonwealth Financial Network. Christina has been working in the investment industry since 1999. Prior to financial industry, Christina spent time working across a diverse set of industries such as sports marketing, advertising and health care. Christina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated from Boston College. Christina earned Executive Leadership Certificate from Cornell University and completed Next Generation Executive Program at The Partnership.
Chi Onyebuchi is a Director of Global Program Management at Takeda Pharmaceuticals. In this role, she actively leads the project planning efforts of the Global Product Team (GPT) in defining, implementing and driving the asset strategy and operational plan. Chi leads and manages the global, cross-functional and cross-divisional GPT through the project plan execution and holds teams to the highest standards for operational excellence in drug development and life cycle management. She currently supports multiple programs within Takeda’s Neuroscience Therapeutic Area Unit.
Chi is no stranger to project and program leadership or the pharmaceutical and Biotech industry. Prior to joining Takeda Pharmaceuticals in 2017, Chi worked in a diverse range of roles for companies including Biogen, Merck & Co, Inc., Schering Plough Corporation, the Cardiovascular Research Foundation and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She has over 18 years of experience in clinical research operations and project/program management.
Chi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Binghamton University, a Master of Public Health degree from New York University and is currently completing a PhD in Epidemiology at Walden University.
Diane L. Souvaine
Dr. Diane L. Souvaine is a Professor of Computer Science and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at Tufts University. She served as Vice Provost for Research from 2012-2016 then senior advisor to the provost at Tufts University until August 2017, drawing on institutional knowledge and experience to initiate, develop and/or refine strategic projects that enhanced the mission and goals of Tufts. She chaired the Department of Computer Science from 2002-2009.
Prior to Tufts, Dr. Souvaine was a member of the Rutgers University faculty for 12 years. During her tenure at Rutgers, she served in the Directorate of NSF’s Science and Technology Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS), a groundbreaking academic/industry collaboration of Princeton, Rutgers, Bell Labs and Bellcore. DIMACS is tasked with both the theoretical development of mathematics and computer science and their practical applications.
Dr. Souvaine received her Ph.D. in computer science from Princeton University from which she also received her M.S.E. in electrical engineering and computer science and M.A. in computer science. She earned an M.A.L.S. in mathematical sciences from Dartmouth College and graduated with distinction from Harvard University, earning an A.B.c.l. in English and American language and literature, with a second concentration in mathematics. Dr. Souvaine’s research contributions range from solving challenging problems in computational geometry to practical application across disciplines. In addition to her scientific and policy contributions, Dr. Souvaine is dedicated to increasing diversity and advancing women and underrepresented groups in mathematics, science, and engineering and works to enhance pre-college education in mathematics and computational thinking. Dr. Souvaine was appointed in 2008 to the National Science Board, a 24-member body that governs the National Science Foundation and advises the United States government about science policy. In 2014 she was reappointed. She was elected vice chair on May 6, 2016 and chair on May 3, 2018.
Annenberg Institute for School Reform, Brown University
was Director of Policy, Research, andPolicy at Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, where she leads a team engaged in studies to inform district-
Evaluation at New York University's Metro Center until March 2019. Guided by the frameworks of critical race theory and the opportunity gap, she led team conducting anti-racist and feminist research to inform district level reform and community organizingfor school reform. The team’s work includes original research; documentation and evaluation of reform efforts; analyses of current education policies; and the development of tools to share lessons and best practices. Prior to joining AISR, she
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Jo Anne Vasquez
Senior STEM Consultant, Arizona State University Office of EVP for Knowledge Enterprise Development
Dr. Vasquez has been a classroom teacher, district science specialist for Mesa Public Schools, professor of science education at Arizona State University, and director of professional development and outreach ASU’s Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET). She joined the Helios Education Foundation in 2008 and in 2015 transitioned into a STEM Education Consulting role. She is now the Senior STEM Education Consultant for ASU’s International Development and Knowledge Enterprise Development and The Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College’s Center for Advanced Global Education.
A recognized leader in Science and STEM Education, Dr. Vasquez is the Past President of the National Science Teachers Association, and the National Science Education Leadership Association, she was a Presidential Appointee to the National Science Board, the governing board of the National Science Foundation, becoming the firstand onlyK-12 educator to ever hold a seat on this prestigious board. Her distinguished service and extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education at the local, state and national levels has won her numerous awards: the 2014 National Science Education Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership in Science Education. 2013 National Science Board Public Service Award, and the 2006 “Robert H. Carlton Award” for Leadership in Science Education, NSTA highest award. She has also received, the “Distinguished Service to Science Education Award” the “Search for Excellence in Elementary Science Education and Supervision Award” the 2007 New York Academy of Science’s “Willard Jacobson Award” for major contribution to the field of science education and was the 2004 NALEO (National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials) honoree for her contributions to improving education. A graduate of Northern Arizona University, Jo Anne holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction.
Jo Anne has authored and co-authored several Science and STEM Education Books. She has served on, and provided leadership for, many prestigious Boards for example: Vice-Chair of the National Science Board’s Commission on 21st Century STEM Education, Chair of the Elementary Science Teaching and Assessment Standards for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards, Executive Board Member for the National Academy of Science’s Center for Science, Mathematics and Engineering Education, committee chair and program reviewer for National Science Foundation, and board member for: NASA’s Classroom of the Future, National Resource Center’s LASER Project, PBS’s Scienceland, Sally Ride’s Science Academy, WestEd, National Academy of Science Leadership Mentoring Program and in 2015 was appointed to the Board of Trusties for TERC.
Honorary Board Members