As The Sports Museum continues to grow programmatically and financially, it is important to add input and manpower from the next generation of Boston's leaders. This will ultimately help move the organization and its programs forward, and help continue to build an even stronger network of philanthropic supporters.

The Young Leaders Council (YLC) is comprised of young Boston and Greater Boston-based professionals, from a variety of industries, who have a vested interest in seeing The Sports Museum reach the next level of success. This council is driven by a passion to develop, enhance, and support the overall mission of The Sports Museum. The primary focus of the YLC is to oversee the management of The Sports Museum team in the Rodman Ride for Kids, taking place every fall.


2018 Young Leaders Council
Chair: Alexander Gray
Co-Chair: Gennifer Davidson

Research & Membership Committee Leader: Chris Janelle

Fundraising Committee Leader: Gennifer Davidson

Event Planning Leader: Jenni McCarthy


Samantha Barkowski - Manager, Research & Intelligence Strategy Department

Kyle Bohin - Project Manager, Unispace

Chantal Brandimarte - Event Director, Franciscan Children's Hospital

Rachel Brandt - Development Associate, Playworks New England

Nicole Caouette - Events Manager, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries

Brian Collins - Sales and Marketing Representative, New England Flag and Banner

Julien Clement - Principal Certification Program Strategist, HubSpot

Joe Cunningham - Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Merchandise, Boston Cannons

Gennifer Davidson - Group Sales Account Executive, Boston Red Sox

Tracy DiPetrilo - International Account Coordinator, International Forest Products

Ryan Feeney - Financial Analyst, Wells Fargo Bank

Andrew Flynn - Executive Project Manager, Fresenius Medical Care

Kristyn Galante - Director of Ticket Sales & Operations, New Hampshire Motor Speedway

Alexander Gray - Policy Analyst, Office of Mayor Marty Walsh

Ted Houseknecht - Vice President of Finance, MTE Inc.

Greg Hovsepian - Sales Representative, Citius Printing & Graphics

Chris Janelle - Commercial Real Estate Advisor, Colliers International

Taylor King - Account Manager, FMP Productions

Mary King - Executive Assistant, Longfellow Real Estate Partners

Anne Marie Leahy - Senior Sports Marketing Specialist, New Balance

Pat Lema - Finance & Accounting Associate, Longfellow Real Estate Partners

David Matthews - Staff Sergeant, Army Recruting, Waltham Army Career Center

Cameron McCarthy - Senior Investment Consulting Analyst, Mercer Investments

Jennifer McCarthy - Accounting Associate, Longfellow Real Estate Partners

Jake McGuiggan - Intern, Office of MA Governor; Venture Fellow, The Yard of Ventures

Ben Murray - Regional Manager, Business Development at Corporate Travel Management 

Darcy O'Connor - Program Coordinator, Scholar Athletes

Mike Oliveri - Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith

Michael Ouanes - Senior Research Consultant, CoreData Research

Mike Pollio - Head Men's Basketball Coach, Director of Sports Information, Wheelock College

Estephan Saliba - Financial Analyst, Wells Fargo Bank

Kate Skelly - Founder & CEO, Homeport Stays

For more information on how to become involved in our Young Leaders Council, please contact Ashley Walenta at 617-624-1231 or