Lauren Dewey Platt, Board President
Lauren Dewey Platt has lived in the Fenway for over 20 years. For 17 years, she has served on the Board of Directors for the Mission Hill Fenway Neighborhood Trust (current Chair). Lauren serves on the Community Advisory Board for Children’s Hospital. Lauren was pivotal in the planning process for the Community Center, serving as a Co-Chair for over two years (as well as Chair of the Financial Committee).
Current Representative: Marie Fukuda
Fenway Civic is a board-driven, all-volunteer, member-supported organization whose goal is to promote and sustain a vital, livable neighborhood.
Current Representative: Leah Camhi, Executive Director of the Fenway CDC
Fenway CDC is a membership organization that builds and preserves affordable housing and champions local projects that engage the entire Fenway community in protecting the neighborhood’s economic and racial diversity as well as its long term vibrancy.
David W. Hill, Secretary
David W. Hill serves as the team leader and primary preacher for City Church (formerly Fenway Church). His wife, Betsy, and their four children are active participants in the Fenway community. Betsy owns local coffee shop and creperie, Neighborhoods Cafe. David was deeply involved in the planning stages of the Community Center, and he co-chaired the Programming Committee.
Jason Epstein, Treasurer
Jason is Vice President at Abbey Group. Abbey Group is the real estate developer that funded the creation and build out of the Community Center through a BRA (Boston Redevelopment Authority) community benefits package. Jason allowed the neighborhood unparalleled access to the planning process, including input into design, programming and financial sustainability.
Josh Zakim, Ex-Officio Member
Twice re-elected Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim (serving District 8) was deeply involved in the planning stages of the Fenway Community Center. He was instrumental in parsing legal documents and served as an advocate and an intermediary in talks with the city.
Yissel is the Neighborhood Services Liaison for Fenway. Neighborhood liaisons, members of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (ONS), facilitate the delivery of services in collaboration with city departments and serve as a primary contact for constituents to communicate with the Mayor’s Office.