Fundraising, Elizabeth Comer has professional research and computer experience in both the private and the nonprofit sector, most recently at Rosie’s Place (a sanctuary for poor and homeless women) chairing the fund-raising committee, serving on the board of directors, and volunteering in their educational & meal programs. Other nonprofit work includes conducting research activities related to development, planned giving and public relations functions at Two/Ten International Footwear Foundation (which is an industry nonprofit). Elisabeth also has served in many capacities on the vestry of her church, currently as outreach coordinator.
Sheryl Morgon Bono has been honored by the Massachusetts State Senate for her work with inner city youth. She has achieved similar recognition from the Ministry of Education in Poland where she has done volunteer work teaching English and multi-culturalism while acting as a Cultural Ambassador. She served on the Board of Directors at Ballet Theatre of Boston where she designed and implemented a summer program for children which is ongoing. In addition, Ms. Bono has formed a Giving Circle for the CARE Organization to raise funds for empowering women in third world countries. She continues her work of advocating for children as an administrator in the Newton Public Schools where she is also the representative from her school to the Community Based Justice Team, a model program which works to bridge the gap between schools and the community.
Joseph D. Kringdon is Executive Vice President responsible for managing Pioneer’s U.S. retail sales team, including distributor relationships with financial advisers, broker-dealers and a wide range of other financial services companies that partner with Pioneer. He is a member of Pioneer’s U.S. Management Committee and oversees U.S. Product Marketing. He also serves as President of Pioneer Funds Distributor, Inc.
Joe is active in the Boston community. He is a member of the board of Achieve, a non- profit educational organization designed to identify middle school youths from underprivileged backgrounds, who can benefit from an intense summer educational program on the campus of Noble and Greenough School in Dedham, MA. For 20 years he served as a board member of Bridge Over Troubled Waters, a Boston-based non-profit which serves homeless, high-risk and runaway youth. He is an active supporter of Rosie’s Place, the non-profit sanctuary for women in Boston. He is a recipient of the Boston Business Journal/El Planeta “20 on the Move” award, recognizing Hispanic executives making a difference in Boston. El Planeta is a leading regional Hispanic newspaper. Kringdon raises funds for Noble and Greenough School and Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, MA, and supports minority recruitment efforts by the College of the Holy Cross. He graduated “Cum Laude” from the College of the Holy Cross in 1980 with a B.A. in English.
Connacht Peterson has worked in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry for the past eight years and currently holds the position of Research Project Manager, overseeing clinical studies where new drug compounds are being tested in humans. Ms. Peterson is a United States Figure Skating Official and is active in volunteering her time to judge young figure skaters at regional tests and competitions. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Connecticut in 2003 with a double major in Political Science and Spanish, and finished a Master of Science in Administration from Boston College in 2004. Ms. Peterson currently resides in Hingham, MA with her family.
Stephen Brown currently works in Investment Management at UBS Financial Services, holding the position of Senior Vice-President. Stephen graduated from Boston University in 1979 with a BS in Finance and Marketing.
Stephen is also on the Board of Directors at Notre Dame Academy heading up the development committee that oversaw the capital campaign that funded the new science wing. Stephen brings his experience and passion to Children's Well-Being in assisting with fundraising, marketing and donation outreach missions. In Steve's spare time he is a great enthusiast of outdoor sports, and is Head Varsity Coach for the Alpine Ski Team at Notre Dame Academy in Hingham, Ma. He also serves on the board of the Hingham Sports Partnership. Steve and his family reside in Hingham, Ma.
US Advisory Board:
Costa Rica Advisory Board
- Solangie Stutz
- James E. Stutz
- David A. Mittell, Jr.
- Paula Lausa
- Isidoro Zaidman
- Lynda Solar
- Rafael Canas
- Kelly Kastelz
- Esteban Ruiz