Fenway Health has always been an organization for, and supported by, our vibrant communities. It is due to those communities’ generous gifts of time, wisdom, money, and leadership that we’ve been able to grow from a grassroots community health center to the world-class center for health care, research, and advocacy that we are today. Our Board of Directors is comprised of some of the most dedicated members of the Fenway family, and we are pleased to welcome some truly inspirational people as our newest BoD members.
Jennifer L. Jones
Jennifer has more than 15 years of professional marketing experience in a variety of roles. Her responsibilities have included everything from creating marketing materials, increasing social media visibility, managing press relationships, re-designing websites, developing and executing marketing campaigns, and everything in between.
Jennifer currently works at Cerulli Associates, a global financial research company, and is responsible for all marketing-related initiatives for Cerulli’s expansive product line covering a variety of topics within the financial services industry.
Jonathan Matsui, PhD
Jonathan is a Program Director for Faculty Appointments at Harvard Medical School after serving as a faculty member and running a research laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at Pomona College in Claremont, CA. In his current role, he facilitates the appointments and promotions of senior faculty members by providing critical input and guidance to search and evaluation committees and individuals being considered for promotion. He currently serves on the Harvard Medical School standing committee for LGBTQ issues.
Throughout his academic career, he has been invested in promoting HIV and LGBTQ health-related research. Jonathan formerly served as a member and Chair of the Fenway Institute’s Institutional Review Board (IRB); the committee that formally approves, monitors and reviews biomedical and behavioral research involving humans. He also served on the Fenway Institute’s Biosafety Committee. He previously served as Vice-Chair of the AIDS Research Alliance IRB in Los Angeles, CA.
Kendra E. Moore, PhD
Kendra is passionate about solving complex problems: decomposing them into their constituent parts, fusing multiple types of data, applying different modeling and analysis approaches, and assembling the results into a coherent process or system that supports key decision making processes. She is the President and CEO of Boston Fusion Corp., which develops advanced technology for fusing and exploiting large-scale data sets to learn patterns, detect anomalies, and provide alerts on interesting activities and anomalies. Application areas include: intelligence, cyber security, command and control, space operations, and disaster response.
Prior to founding Boston Fusion in 2010, she served as a Program Manager in the Information Innovation Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the premier research arm of the Department of Defense. Before that, she was President of Advestan, Inc., a consulting company, and was Director of Information Fusion at ALPHATECH, Inc. Kendra earned PhD and MS degrees in Operations Research at Northeastern University, an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Columbia University / Union Theological Seminary, and a BA in Philosophy and Religion and Women’s Studies from Stephens College.
Benjamin D. Perkins, MA, MDiv
Benjamin Perkins is currently the Vice President of Multicultural Initiatives/Health Equity for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. He has worked in the public health field for fifteen years, nine of those years at Fenway Health’s Fenway Institute, specializing in HIV prevention research and education to communities vulnerable to HIV infection. Benjamin received his Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2000 and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
In addition to his education at Harvard Divinity School, Benjamin received his Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles and his Bachelor of Arts in geography from the University of California at Los Angeles. His interests include running, reading theology, creative writing, and engaging in health equity/social justice work. In 2012, Benjamin married his husband, David Brown. They live in West Roxbury and are part of a thoroughly post-modern family that includes three children, two mothers, two dogs and one cat.
Michael L. Reney, MBA
Michael Reney, MBA has been chief financial officer for Brigham and Women’s Health Care since 2008. As CFO, Michael is in charge of all financial related services for Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital.
Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bentley College and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in health care financial management from UMass-Boston. He launched his career at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1990 as an accounting supervisor. After the formation of Partners HealthCare, Michael was promoted to senior manager and then director during the course of a decade. He returned to the Brigham as executive director/controller for BW/F Finance in 2000.
Welcome to all our new Board of Directors members, and thank you for helping make Fenway great!
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