Robert Kordenbrock, Executive Director
Robert joined Fenway Community Center as Executive Director in June 2018. He brings extensive experience in community and youth development, in addition to corporate social responsibility and volunteer engagement, which he has developed over the course of 11 years of professional experience in the Boston nonprofit sector. Robert looks forward to connecting with and supporting the many community members and organizations of Fenway as part of an ongoing effort to provide a truly inclusive neighborhood gathering space that meets the needs of Fenway and Audubon Circle residents.
Robert is a recent graduate of Boston University Questrom School of Business with a MBA in the Social Impact program and with a concentration in “Leadership & Organizational Transformation.” Robert and his wife, Marissa, have lived in the Fenway Neighborhood for 7+ years along with their cats, Ruben and Stevie.
David W. Hill, Board President
David W. Hill serves as the Lead Pastor for City Church Boston (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.
Lauren Dewey Platt, Secretary
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 President of the Board for two years and as Chair of the Financial 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.
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.
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.