The Host Committee is a board of local influential leaders that represent social innovation in Boston. Members, who come from a diverse array of industries and expertise, welcome the Collaborative community to their city.

David Brown
VP, Innovation Leadership, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
Mo Cowan
Senior VP & COO, ML Strategies
Of Counsel to Mintz Levin, United States Senator (Ret.) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Michael Durkin
President, United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley
Jeff Fagnan
Founder, TUGG & Partner, Accomplice VC
Tim Ferguson
Founder & Managing Partner, Next Street
Wendy Foster
President & CEO, Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
JesÚs Gerena
Managing Partner, Family Independence Initiative
Paul Grogan
President & CEO, The Boston Foundation
Margaret Hall
National Director & Co-Founder, GreenLight Fund
John Harthorne
Founder & CEO, MassChallenge
Dr. Kerry Healey
President, Babson College
Jean Horstman
CEO, Interise
Nigel Jacob
Co-Founder, New Urban Mechanics
John Kania
Managing Director, FSG
Jim Klocke
CEO, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
Alexandra Lee
Executive Director, Kendall Square Association
Geoff Mamlet
President, Impact Hub Boston
Susan Musinsky
Executive Director, Social Innovation Forum
Raymond Offenheiser
President & CEO, Oxfam America
George Overholser
CEO & Co-Founder, Third Sector Capital Partners
Tracy Palandjian
CEO & Co-Founder, Social Finance
Ayanna Pressley
City Councilor, Boston City Council
Emily Reichert
CEO, Greentown Labs
Eric Schwarz
CEO & Co-Founder, College for Social Innovation and Co-Founder & Former CEO, Citizen Schools
Ayele Shakur
Regional Executive Director, BUILD
David Shapiro
Jonathan Spack
CEO, Third Sector New England
Kathleen Tullie
Director of Social Responsibility, Reebok and Founder & Executive Director, BOKS
C.A. Webb
Partner & Co-Founder, Assemble VC and Former Head, New England Venture Capital Association

Boston is a city known for its creative ideas, technological advancements and a deep-rooted history of driving social change. As we continue to establish ourselves as a global hub for social innovation, we are proud to host the 2016 Collaborative.

The Collaborative will showcase innovative programs and technologies that are helping address our greatest challenges - from education to public safety, economic opportunity to sustainable development - and we're excited to welcome this experience to the city of Boston.”

Martin J. Walsh
Boston Mayor

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