Board of Directors Meet the Staff

Announcing the Election New Officers and Members

We are pleased to announce the election  of Daryl Andrews as the new Chair of the Board, her team of officers, and the addition of four new members to the board of directors.  

Our new officers:

Chair of the Board: Daryl Andrews,

Vice Chair: Mercedes Dahar, Executive Director, Customer Success at athenahealth

Treasurer: Jill Quinby, Audit Partner at Deloitte & Touche

Clerk: Brandon Burns, Vice President, Corporate Audit at State Street

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Our new board members:

Maggie Begley, Vice President, Associate General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary at Amundi US

Katy Caldwell, Counsel at Ropes & Gray

Dan Grondin, Senior Vice President, North America at PNC Bank

Jeannette Hsu, former investment banker & longtime member on the New England Regional board of UNICEF.

Our incoming members bring valuable experience.

Maggie Begley is Co-Chair of Class Agents for the Yale Alumni Fund and a member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee. She has been active at the schools her three boys have attended, still serving on the Board of Trustees of Park Street School and remains active in a variety of roles at Boston College High School.

Katy Caldwell  has an active pro bono practice working on behalf of nonprofit organizations, providing immigration and asylum assistance and worked the class action litigation on behalf of participants in the Massachusetts Emergency Assistance shelter program. She co-chairs Ropes & Gray’s participation in a literacy program for early elementary students in Boston Public Schools.

Dan Grodin has worked in Corporate Banking positions of increasing responsibility for Shawmut, Fleet Boston, Sovereign Bank (Santander), Wachovia, and Wells Fargo. He has served on the board of Cambridge Family & Children’s Service for over a decade, on the Advisory Board of the Home for Little Wanderers, as well as the board of the Andover Soccer Association.

Jeannette Hsu is involved in several other local non-profits, serving on committees and advisory boards.  She sits on the New England Regional board of UNICEF and is very active in several UNICEF committees and endeavors, with a focus on child protection within the organization. She also sits on the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center board, where she is focused on development, advocacy and their Equity, Diversity and Inclusion endeavors.

Welcome new members, thank you members stepping into new roles and thank you to all who support Raising A Reader MA’s mission of closing the literacy gap.