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Jenny Amory, Executive Director, has more than 25 years of experience in community organizations focusing on women's leadership and quality educational programs for children and youth. Most recently she served as Development Director for BPE (formerly Boston Plan for Excellence), a $7 million organization that works to ensure an excellent education for all Boston children. Prior to that position, Jenny served as the Executive Director of Teen Voices, a journalism, mentoring, and leadership program for girls in Boston that publishes a print and online magazine worldwide. In addition to her extensive nonprofit management experience, Jenny has served on several boards including Third Sector New England and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation. In 2011, she was honored as a Barr Foundation Fellow.
Jenny has a BS in Social Work from New York University and a Masters in City Planning from M.I.T. She has lived in Brookline for 12 years, and her two children, Jeremy and Kyle, attended the Lincoln School and Brookline High School.
Annette Florczak, Director of Finances and Operations, 15 years of fiscal management experience with over 14 years experience in the nonprofit arena. Currently, she is a consultant at the senior management level, acting as Finance Director/CFO to several nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Annette is also an adjunct lecturer at University of Massachusetts - Boston, Northeastern University, and Lasell and Newbury Colleges. She has provided accounting and financial management services to dozens of nonprofit organizations, including the YWCA, Teen Voices, Victim Rights Law Center, and MassEquality. She helps nonprofits by guiding long-range financial strategic thinking and planning, and by overseeing financial reporting, internal controls, compliance and annual audits. Her expertise also includes operations, human resources, and information systems. Annette's passion is to instill a high level of fiduciary management and responsibility into small nonprofit organizations , while maintaining a high degree of fun! Annette currently serves as a finance committee member with Third Sector New England, served as Vice-Chair on the Brookline Commission for Women in 2006 and has served as a volunteer business manager with Razorcake Magazine/Publishing and Advancement for Girls Education. Annette is a Certified Management Accountant, holds an MBA from the University of Massachusetts, and a BS from California State University, Long Beach.
Lauren Mandell Information Manager, is a graduate of Driscoll School, Brookline High School, and Wesleyan University where she studied psychology and mathematics. Before coming to BCF, Lauren spent a year with City Year, worked as a paralegal, and was a game day operations intern for the Connecticut Sun WNBA team.
Sue Ross, Director of Programs and Communications, has experience in the legal, social services, career counseling and community outreach fields working on the front line and in operational roles on issues ranging from criminal prosecution and domestic violence advocacy to civic education and fundraising for schools. A graduate of Brown University and Vermont Law School, Sue has lived in Brookline since 1996. She has served on the Brookline Commission for Women, the YES for Brookline campaign, and as co-chair of the Brookline Early Education Program (BEEP) and Driscoll School PTOs.