Rick Jakious is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. Rick joined MNN in January 2012, succeeding former State Senator David Magnani. Prior to MNN, Rick played critical leadership roles over 13 years at City Year, Inc., helping to establish a program in Seattle, Washington; turn around its founding site in Boston, Massachusetts; and refresh its flagship national corporate sponsorship program. Between two “tours of idealism” with City Year, Rick served in several roles with U.S. Representative Brian Baird, including Northern District Director and manager of the Congressman’s successful 2004 campaign. Rick resides in Swampscott, Massachusetts with his wife, a middle school math teacher, and two young boys. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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Esther Hanig came to MNN in August 2010, bringing a wealth of experience in the nonprofit and government sectors. She attended Indiana University, where she earned a Master of Science in Early Childhood Education. Most recently she served as the Assistant Vice President and Center Director at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center where she revitalized this 12,000 member, multi-service organization. Before her tenure at Leventhal-Sidman, she was the Executive Director of the Allston-Brighton Healthy Boston Coalition, creating new program initiatives which she financed through an aggressive development campaign. She also served as Director of Public Policy and Child Nutrition Programs for Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, where she worked closely with key legislators and public officials to create and implement a sucessful legislative campaign to combat childhood hunger in Massachusetts. Additionally, she worked as a legislative aide under Senators Michael Barrett and George Bachrach. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Tutoring Plus, Cambridge and Cambridge Neighborhood and Apartment Housing Services.
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Kaitlin Henry is the Operations and Development Coordinator for MNN. Previously, she served as an Americorps VISTA volunteer at MNN, and managed the organization’s communication and marketing efforts. Kaitlin graduated from the University of Michigan in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Women’s Studies. During her time at U of M, Kaitlin served as chair of a women’s issues committee, where she organized fundraising efforts for a women’s shelter and raised awareness for issues impacting women on campus and across the country. Prior to serving at MNN, she interned for American Friends Service Committee, communicating with incarcerated citizens in Michigan and advocating on their behalf to resolve grievances.
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As the Communications Director for the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Lily creates, implements, and oversees all of the organization’s communications strategies and tools including online, print, and social media. She also serves as the media contact for MNN. Previously, Lily served as a Communications Specialist at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, where she promoted the Foundation to internal and external audiences. Prior to her time at the Harvard Pilgrim Foundation, Lily worked with nonprofit, financial, retail, and real estate clients at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications. Lily is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations. She currently serves on the City of Boston’s Onein3 Council.
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Emily Tamanaha is the Membership & Event Operations Manager at the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network. In this role, Emily utilizes her experience in member services and event planning to implement the vision of the organization and support MNN’s many nonprofit and affiliate members. Emily graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis with a concentration in Economics. In the past several years, Emily has managed customer accounts for a computer software company and served as the Program Director for a community-based religious organization. In her previous role, Emily was responsible for extensive event planning, volunteer management, and operations support.