Our Board of Directors and Executive Team ensure that PAL programs have the resources required to impact Boston communities and empower our youth.

Meet our Leadership

In partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh & the City of Boston, Police Commissioner William G. Gross & the Boston Police Department, and Superintendent Nora Baston & Bureau of Community Engagement, we are extending the reach and collective impact of effective community policing programs in Boston….everyday.

2021 Board of Directors

Charles E. Batchelder


Managing Director
Wyman Street Advisors

David Porter


Baystate Financial Services

Nathan E. Pusey


New England Market Manager
City National Bank
Kahlil Olmstead


Managing Director
John J. Boyle, III
Vice Chair
Cushman & Wakefield
Tim Brett

Vice President, Investments
Atlantic Equity Partners

Jay Calnan
 J. Calnan & Associates
Peter Carbone

Carbone Metal Fabricators

Greg Clark

Director of Sales, Westin Waterfront Hotel

John T. Connelly, Esq.

Longwood Security Services, Inc.

Marcus O. P. DeFlorimonte
Owner/Managing Partner
Hampstead LLC
William E. Dwyer, III

The Dwyer Foundation

Dr. Rufus Faulk

Director, Mayor’s Office of Public Safety

John P. Ferreira
J & J Materials Corp.
Paul Fitzgerald

Ed Davis, LLC

Marlo Fogelman
Founder & CEO
marlo marketing
Christopher Ford

MedServices Ventures, LLC

James Geraghty
Managing Director
Morgan Stanley Private Wealth
Dan Gray
Independent Electrical Supply
John Greenip

Senior Vice President
Turner Construction Co.

William G. Gross

Police Commissioner (Ret.)
Boston Police Department

Jack Hart, Esq.
Nelson Mullins
John Hayes

BHC Advisors, LLC

Sam Horn

Host of “What is your Pregame?”

Michael N. Melisi

General Manager
Aramark Corporation/Fenway

Emily Neill

Senior Managing Director
Robert Half

Peter Nesbit
VP Ballpark Operations
Boston Red Sox
Austin O’Connor
The Briar Group
William M. Parent
Envision Bank
Richard Paulson
Executive Vice President and CEO
IPSEN North America
Jeff Schwartz
Managing Partner
Cohasset Capital
Joe Zink
President and CEO
Atlantic Management Corporation

Bureau of Community Engagement

Bureau Chief

Superintendent Nora Baston

Assistant Bureau Chief

Deputy Superintendent James Chin

Director, Programs & Initiatives
Laura Dickerson

City Wide Initiatives Unit Supervisor

Sergeant Gino Provenzano

Officer Jeff Lopes
Officer Kerline Desir
Officer Jamila Gales
Officer Nicole Grant
Officer William Chen

BCE Liaisons

Boston Housing Liaison
Officer Kenny Grubbs
Inclusion Liaison
Officer Michelle Maffeo
Eldery Liaison
Officer Angie Oller
Bureau of Community Engagement
Iris Morales
(617) 343-4345

Our Executive Team

Karen O'Sullivan

Bringing community, connection and commitment, meet Karen O'Sullivan, Boston PAL's Executive Director!
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Karen O'Sullivan

Executive Director

Chris Byner

PAL welcomes former Executive Director of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families as our new Program Director.
Christopher Byner

Program Administrator

Teri Allard Abi-Saad

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Teri Allard Abi-Saad

Business Manager