meet our team

More Than Words is led by a team of 60+ dedicated staff and AmeriCorps VISTA service members across our Boston and Waltham Sites. Our team includes:

  • Business Training Managers

    running hands-on job training

  • Youth Development Managers

    coaching youth on life goals

  • Career Services Managers

    supporting graduates in other jobs and education

  • Admissions Staff

    helping youth find and start our program

  • Community Advocates

    supporting youth with complex barriers and enabling conditions

  • Evaluation Staff

    helping our youth and team use and learn from data

  • Administrative Staff

    doing fundraising, technology, facilities, and more

  • Alumni Coordinators

    only for alumni, roles that bridge to full-time staff positions

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  • Jodi Rosenbaum

    Founder & CEO

  • Jude Chio

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Jennifer Herbert

    Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President

  • Shaun Newell

    Chief of Social Enterprise

  • Naomi Parker

    Chief Advancement Officer

  • Marcella Raines

    Chief of Advocacy and Community Engagement

  • Noah Schectman

    Chief of Learning and Evaluation

  • Rema Badwan

    Associate Director of Retail, Boston

  • Zachary Berkowitz

    Associate Director of Youth Development, Waltham

  • Kristin Carmichael

    Director of Operations

  • John Depina

    Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement

  • Erin Dyson-Enamorado

    Director of New Business

  • Shannon Fitzgerald

    Director of Youth Development

  • Leanne Goff

    Boston Site Director

  • Tania Golden

    Director of Business Development

  • Sheila Graham

    Associate Director of Youth Development, Boston

  • Bobby Nasson

    Director of Strategic Initiatives and Employer Partnerships

  • Alisa Rockey

    Associate Director of Operations, Waltham

  • Edi Sauerwald

    Waltham Site Director

  • Elizabeth Saul

    Associate Director of Events

  • Betsy Sylvia

    Director of Administration

  • Frank Wilkins

    Associate Director of Online Operations, Boston

  • Emily Williams

    Associate Director of Development and Marketing


For all other inquiries, please contact our main email and we will direct you.

board of directors

Barbara Berke, Vice Chair and Clerk

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Christopher Casgar - Managing Partner at The Newcastle Network

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Samuel Chambers - External Relations Coordinator, Harvard Kennedy School

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Renee Chan

Renée Chan is dedicated to a variety of local initiatives focused on children and education. She is the founder of Everyday Deeds and currently also a member of the Board of Trustees of Atrium School. Renée has also worked with Union Church, McKinley South End Academy and Torit Montessori to support educational and family initiatives.

For nearly 10 years, Renée was a management consultant at Fidelity Investments and IBM, focusing on strategy development, process improvements and new business development across financial services sectors.

Renée received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. She was also a Fulbright Scholar in Japan. She is a long-time resident of the South End where she lives with her husband and two children.

John Chory - Partner, Latham & Watkins, LLP, MTW Board Chair

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Mosaab Elhassan - Business Systems Analyst, Eaton Vance

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Christopher Farrington, Managing Director, Cambridge Associates

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Hon. Gail Garinger (ret.)

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Rita Germán - Vice President, National Stakeholder & Policy Engagement, JP Morgan

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Jefferson Macklin - Partner, Traveler Street Hospitality

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Michael McCullough, Senior Director, Corporate Development, Thermo Fisher Scientific, MTW Treasurer

As Senior Director of Corporate Development, Michael McCullough helps lead Thermo Fisher Scientific’s portfolio strategy, capital allocation, mergers & acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, and equity investments across the company.  He previously led Finance and Government Relations for GE Aviation’s Lynn site, one of the largest manufacturing facilities in Massachusetts, and was the Operations Leader of GE Honda Aero Engines, a joint venture established to power air taxis and business jets.

Michael is a graduate of GE’s Corporate Audit Staff, Operations Management Leadership Program and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.  He has a B.S. in Engineering from Boston University, where he was a Harold C. Case Scholar, and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He resides in Wellesley.

Jodi Rosenbaum, ex officio - Chief Executive Officer, More Than Words

Jodi Rosenbaum, started MTW in 2004 with four young men from a Waltham group home, a 150 square foot office space, a computer, and a pile of books found on the side of the road. The young people that helped start MTW were empowered by real responsibility, earning money, and the high expectations and compassionate accountability that formed the bedrock of MTW’s culture.

More Than Words has grown significantly since then to include a youth-run warehouse bookstore in Waltham and a warehouse and retail/event space in Boston with expanded business lines and programming that includes 2 years of graduate support.  Across sites and programs, MTW serves nearly 400 young people per year.

Jodi has more than 23 years of experience working with youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, public schools and youth development field, including with Teach For America.  Jodi has a political science degree from Emory University with a focus on child welfare/juvenile justice policy and a master’s in education in risk and prevention from Harvard and has taken supplemental coursework in Business and Social Enterprise at Harvard and MIT.  She has served as a guest speaker at numerous universities and conferences and received awards for social entrepreneurship and innovation.

Lorna Sabbia, Head of Retirement and Personal Wealth Solutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Mark Touhey - Senior Vice President, Secretary and Chief of Staff to the CEO, Liberty Mutual Insurance

Mark Touhey serves as Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary and Chief of Staff to the CEO. Additionally, his responsibilities include corporate strategy and research and corporate philanthropy. From 2011 through 2015 Mark was responsible for global total rewards for Liberty Mutual. Prior to that he served in a broad range of business operations roles that included General Manager of Risk Control Services, General Manager of Middle Atlantic Division, President of Helmsman Insurance Agency as well as Director of Corporate Finance. Mark joined Liberty Mutual Insurance in 1994 after spending the early part of his career in public accounting.

He currently serves on the Board of The Partnership, Inc., a Boston-based organization that offers leadership development programs for multicultural talent. He received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.