Our Mission


Our Board

Ilene Carver

The wife of Jinny Chalmers and an organizer for the Boston Teachers Union, Ilene was a teacher in the Boston Public Schools for more than 20 years.

Maya Feller

Maya Feller, Jinny’s daughter, is a nationally recognized registered dietitian. Whether addressing the nation or working one on one and with groups, Maya believes in providing nutrition education from an anti-bias patient-centered, culturally sensitive approach.

Emma Fialka-Feldman

An elementary educator in the Boston Public Schools for nearly 10 years, working to promote inclusive practices in her school, union and district

Monakatellia Ford Walker

Currently enrolled in Harvard’s Doctoral of Educational Leadership (Ed.L.D.) Program; formerly a student, teacher, and principal in the Boston Public Schools 

Leigh James

Has served for 23 years as Director of School Operations at Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School

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