Leadership

 

 

Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer

Tiffany started her career at BELL in 1998 and has served in a variety of roles including Program Manager, Director of Evaluation, and Chief Operating Officer, Field Operations. Through her leadership, BELL's models and evaluation methods have been nationally recognized as best practices in expanded learning programs.  Tiffany is a recipient of Boston College's Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award and served as an instructor at Johns Hopkins University.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Educational Research, Evaluation and Measurement, both from Boston College.  She also sits on the board of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, the knowledge advisory board for The Bridgespan Group, the Board of Overseers for the YMCA of Greater Boston and the advisory board for Results for America.

  
Antonio Battaglia, President and Chief Operating OfficerAntonio Battaglia, President and Chief Operating Officer

Tony joined BELL in 2007 and oversees all finance, human resources, information systems, and legal matters, in addition to overseeing and supporting regional operations. Prior to BELL, Tony devoted 17 years at Arch Wireless, growing the company from a start-up to $1.4B in revenue. He held a number of key positions at Arch, including President of a $450M Division, General Manager, & Corporate Controller. Prior to Arch Wireless Tony was Controller of Stone & Webster Consulting.  Tony holds a B.S. in Business from Boston College. He graduated summa cum laude with an MBA from Ohio University.

  
Dan Dobin, Chief of StaffDan Dobin, Chief of Staff

Dan works with BELL's CEO and executive management team to ensure the organization achieves its goals. He comes to BELL from The Bridgespan Group, where he was a strategy consultant to nonprofits seeking to accelerate their impact.  Earlier, he worked at College Summit, where he led college partnership efforts, stewarded relationships with national donors, and helped launch new sites.  He has served on the national and local boards of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and was selected by Independent Sector as a 2013 American Express NGen Fellow.  Dan is a graduate of the Yale School of Management (MBA) and Emory University (BA).

  
Lauren Gilbert, Vice President of ProgramLauren Gilbert, Ed.D., President and Chief Strategy Officer

Lauren is responsible for program design, staff professional development, evaluation and national strategic partnerships. Since joining BELL's team in 2012, Lauren has worked with MDRC to complete a randomized control trial of summer learning programs for middle school students, lead the effort to continuously improve program quality, developed new program models, and launched a new initiative aiming to achieve transformational scale.  Prior to BELL, Lauren served as an Assistant Superintendent for Natick Public schools, in various leadership roles within the Worcester Public Schools, as a special education teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  In addition, Lauren has served as an adjunct professor at Simmons College, a consultant for Teachers 21, and as a member of the Department of Education Program Quality Assurance team.  Lauren is also a board member for Accept Collaborative and on the editorial board for Matchbox Journal.  Lauren earned her Bachelors degree from the University of New Mexico and her doctorate from Boston College where she serves as a supervising advisor for students pursuing their Masters in Education Administration.

  
Marlene Harrington,Vice President of DevelopmentMarlene Harrington,Vice President of Development

Marlene Harrington joined BELL in 2012 as the organization's first Chief of Staff. In this capacity, Marlene was responsible for ensuring efficient collaboration between senior team members, supporting Board development, and overseeing projects of strategic significance to the organization, including the launch of BELL's transformative impact partnership with the YMCA. In her current role as the Vice President of Development, Marlene oversees BELL's national and regional philanthropic efforts while stewarding a portfolio of institutional donors. She brings over a decade of fundraising and development experience to the role, including leadership positions with College Bound Dorchester, City Year Rhode Island and the Highlander Charter School. In these roles, Marlene led all aspects of fund development, public relations and project management toward the execution of strategic fundraising plans. In addition, Marlene served for over five years as a staff member with United States Senator Chafee, where she collaborated with state, federal and international government and non-governmental organizations to meet the needs of Rhode Island constituents. Marlene is a graduate of The University of Rhode Island.

 

  
Partheev Shah, Vice President of Strategy and PartnershipsPartheev Shah, Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships

Partheev joined BELL in 2016 to oversee all efforts related to the development and execution of BELL’s technical assistance and licensing model. Before joining BELL, Partheev was at the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, where he assisted grantees in developing and executing growth plans, improving program quality, and strengthening organizational capacity. Partheev also spent three years as a management consultant at Huron Consulting Group, advising higher education and healthcare clients on operational and strategic issues. Partheev earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.