Ann Gogol

Chief Operating Officer
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Henry Schunk

Office Administrator
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Laura Brenner

Education Director
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Luke Matys

Senior Education Associate
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Mariana Garcia

Communications Fellow
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Jennifer West

Program Fellow
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Matt Wilson

Executive Director
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Malia Brooks

Program Fellow
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Dana Phillips

Program Fellow
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Callen Creeden

Development Fellow
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Tony Jordan

Chair

Partner, EY

Cynthia Malm

Vice Chair

Community Volunteer

Joshua Levy

Vice Chair

Partner Ropes & Gray

Abim Thomas


Clerk
Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Fidelity Investments

Deborah Birnbach

Partner

Goodwin

Gary Spiess

Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel

FleetBoston Financial Company

Joe Mueller

Partner

WilmerHale

Jeremy Eisemann

Treasurer

AVP & Legislative Counsel Liberty Mutual Insurance Company

Jonathan Spack

Former CEO

TSNE MissionWorks

Michael Parini

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal and Administrative Officer

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Peter Levine

Associate Dean for Research

Lincoln Filene Professor of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Tufts University

Richard Henken

President

Schochet Companies

Carmen Ortiz

Counsel with Anderson & Kreiger LLP

Former U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Setti Warren

Executive Director of the Shorenstein Center on Media

Politics and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Thad Beal

Painter, Former Prosecutor

Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office, Former Partner, Nixon Peabody

Sponsors & Supporters

Ann GOGOL

Ann Gogol joined Discovering Justice in 2013. Prior to relocating from Oregon to the Boston area, Ann taught math, Spanish, and French to both elementary and middle school students. She also taught Legal Research and Writing to law students, and a variety of political science courses to community college students in Salem, Oregon. Outside of her experience as an educator, Ann worked as an Associate Attorney in the Business and Corporate practice area at Schwabe, Williams and Wyatt in Portland, Oregon and spent two years as a law clerk at the Oregon Court of Appeals. She earned a B.S in Business from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, as well as a J.D., cum laude, and an M.A. in Teaching from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Henry SCHUNK

Henry Schunk joined Discovering Justice in October 2019. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned his B.A. in Political Science and History.Prior to relocating to Boston from Atlanta, Henry worked resettling refugees from conflict and crisis areas around the world, providing robust social services and trauma-informed care to his clients and administering financial aid grants at the State and Federal level. With his passion for history, Henry has taken over our Courthouse Tours program, and is happy to have you along for a walk through the Moakley Courthouse.

Laura BRENNER

Laura Brenner joined Discovering Justice in August 2019. She is a graduate of Simmons University, where she earned her B.S. in Psychology and her M.A. in Teaching, and most recently had a successful career as an elementary school teacher in Boston. Laura is an experienced educator and instructional leader who is skilled in trauma-informed teaching, social-emotional learning, and culturally relevant engaging curriculum design and teaching practices. She is passionate about helping students and teachers build their metacognition, critical thinking, leadership, self-reflection, and global awareness through rigorous and engaging educational opportunities, and sees issues around justice and civics as ideal vehicles for developing these vital skills.

Luke MATYS

Luke Matys joined Discovering Justice in October 2019. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University, where he received a B.A. in History and Philosophy, and went on to receive his Ed.M. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. Prior to working at Discovering Justice, Luke spent three years teaching 8th grade English and Math and 7th grade World Geography at Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford. While there, he revitalized the school’s community service program to make after school programming more rewarding for both students and community partners. Luke has collaborated with the National Action Civics Collaborative, and is currently a content developer for Youth in Front.

Mariana Garcia

Meet Mariana Garcia, our Spring Communications Fellow! She graduated from Simmons University where she studied Social Work and Communications. Her role at Discovering Justice involves working to develop and implement a social media and outreach strategy. As well as creating/editing videos and broadcasting the activities of the organization and its programs. She is passionate about connecting the arts, youth work and social justice through an intersectional lens. In her spare time she enjoys shooting film and digital photography.

Jennifer West

Jennifer comes to Discovering Justice after serving as a Regional Political Director for the re-election campaign of Senator Jeanne Shaheen. She studied Government and History at Dartmouth College, where she was also involved in political advocacy and progressive student organizing. She is deeply passionate about voter access, and hopes to attend law school in order to pursue a career litigating voter protection and civil rights cases.

Matt WILSON

For more than three decades, Matt Wilson has built and run community-based initiatives for a healthier and more vibrant Massachusetts. As a nonprofit executive, community organizer, public advocate, fundraiser, and trainer, Wilson has worked with residents to help them vision, realize, and build their capacity and power for change.
Wilson was the founding Executive Director of MASSCreative, the statewide advocacy voice for Massachusetts’ arts, cultural, and creative community. Under his direction MASSCreative grew to more than 400 organizational members with 25,000 individuals taking part in public education and advocacy actions. In his tenure, arts funding in the Commonwealth doubled and his advocacy work helped implement state policies to increase access and participation to quality arts education.
As the Director of Toxics Action Center Wilson built the organization from scratch to a New England-wide resource for hundreds of neighborhoods working to protect themselves from environmental pollution threats.
Wilson graduated from Dartmouth College and earned a Masters of Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Malia Brooks

Malia is a Honolulu native who recently graduated from Whitman College with a degree in Politics. New to Boston, she brings a varied background teaching and mentoring elementary school students in Walla Walla, WA, assisting behind the scenes of a Cambodia-based nonprofit, and guiding her peers through career advising. As a Program/Communications fellow, she looks forward to learning more about the Boston community from and alongside its youth while empowering them to develop their individual and collective voice.

Dana Phillips

Dana is a recent graduate of Denison University where she studied International Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies. She has worked with refugees through various nonprofits and was recently a virtual band coach for a summer music camp serving LGBTQ youth. Based in Atlanta, GA, Dana is particularly interested in the intersection of education, activism, and the arts. 

Callen Creeden

Callen is a recent graduate of American University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Political Science. Going to school in Washington D.C. he was able to pursue unique opportunities to take part in various marches and protests for social change. He has previously interned on Capitol Hill and American Rivers. 

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