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 earned his MBA in the Social Impact program at Boston University Questrom School of Business with a concentration in “Leadership & Organizational Transformation.” Robert and his wife lived in the Fenway Neighborhood for 8 years and consider it a second home.
Alexis is currently a student at Simmons University where she is studying social work and public health. She’s always excited to talk about different matters surrounding social welfare and healthy living!
Alexis has lived in Fenway for 3+ and loves the hidden gems around the neighborhood, like Ramler Park. She is very excited for the opportunity to connect with all the lovely residents who come into the Center!
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Kerry has called The Fenway home since 2001, most recently residing in the Audubon Circle area. Having worked in Real Estate and facility management for more than 20 years, she brings this operational knowledge to the Center.
In keeping with her lifelong commitment to volunteerism, Kerry sits on various Fenway boards and committees and is dedicated to preservation and advancement of what she considers the best neighborhood in Boston. Kerry helped to develop the first children’s programming here at the Center and hopes to expand the offerings for Fenway littles.
She and her family – husband Minh and daughter Grace – love all that the Fenway has to offer, in particular for families. Whenever possible, they enjoy cheering for the Sox, visiting the local cultural institutions and walking their rescue pup, Smidgen, along the Muddy River.
As both a Fenway resident and an active gardener in the Fenway Victory Gardens for the last six years, Marguerite is wholeheartedly dedicated to a vibrant, safe, and caring Fenway community.
Marguerite retired almost three years ago following a career spanning 30+ years in higher education administration, most recently at Berklee College of Music. As a Student Affairs specialist focused on the areas of housing, dining, and auxiliary services, she knows first-hand the importance of community and connections.
When Marguerite is not in the Fenway Victory Gardens, she can be found walking with her two dogs, Tucker and Jackson, or working security for games and events at Fenway Park (which she calls a pretty sweet retirement gig!). She’s an avid traveler, and like Mark Twain, believes that “travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness.” She’s also an avid cook and is in fact a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in NYC. As she says, cooking is her therapy and culinary school had long been on her bucket list.
Marguerite (most folks in Fenway call her Sharkey!) looks forward to bringing her background and skills, and most importantly her love for the Fenway neighborhood, to the Fenway Community Center as a Board member.
Marie Fukuda is a 34-year resident of the Fenway. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, Marie graduated from the Boston Conservatory and is a community, open space, and arts advocate. She serves on numerous boards and committees including the Boston Cultural Council, Boston Park Advocates Steering Committee, Neighborhood Improvement Committee, Friends of Symphony Park, Friends of Ramler Park, Friends of Dickson Park, and the Fenway Garden Society’s Tree Committee. She works at MGH as a research coordinator at the Disparities Research Unit and enjoys gardening, hiking, running, and volunteering in her free time.
Steve has lived in the Fenway for 22 years and previously spent 5 years on the board of the Fenway News. Steve lives in the First Fenway Coop with his wife and two sons and has been part of the Neighborhood Improvement Committee. Steve hosted a booth at the FCC Holiday Bazaar and saw firsthand the wonderful community building that is going on at FCC. Steve recently joined the FCC board and is excited to be a part of it!
Shanice 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.
Reilly Zlab has been a resident of the Fenway in Audubon Circle for more than five years. Before joining the FCC board she served on the marketing committee.
For her day job Reilly is the Director of Product Management for the City of Boston’s Department of Innovation and Technology, where she develops user focused technology solutions for City services.
She also serves on the board of Rebuilding Together Boston and is an advisory board member for Influence(her), a program of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX).
In her spare time, Reilly enjoys exploring the City via biking and jogging, and hanging out with her “Little Sister”, Guell.
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.