Meet the Team

The LB Team is a reflection of  our values and the communities we serve. We are lovers and change-agents. We are visionaries and innovators. We are leaders and learners. We are charismatic and intelligent. We are passionate and intentional. We are individuals with similar values and a common urge to change the world for the better.  

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Derrick Young Jr., MPH

Co-founder & Executive Director

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Jonathan Allen, JD, MTS

Co-founder & Director of Development

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Danah Blake

Program Manager - Talent Success

& Special Initiatives

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Shelby Muschler, MS

Development & Communications Specialist

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Hannah Turner, MS

Program Manager - Dear Future Colleague

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Board of Directors

  • Jonathan Allen, JD, MTS, Leadership Brainery Co-founder

  • Gavin Alexander, Esq., Fellow, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Lawyer Well-Being

  • Cecily Banks, Esq., Director of Corporate Counsel Externship Program and Lecturer, Boston University School of Law

  • Darla Pires DeGrace, MS, Executive Director, Head of Diversity Talent Acquisition, Morgan Stanley

  • Claudia Dumond-Henderson, MS, Chief People Officer and EVP, Organizational Design and Strategic Communications, Boston Globe Media

  • Nancy Fairbank, Dear Future Colleague Founder & Harvard Law School Student

  • Joseph LaPlume, JD, MBA, Corporate Executive, Vice President, Charles River Laboratories

  • Matthew McTygue, Esq., Managing Partner, Locke Lord LLP

  • Robert Weiss, CPA, President, Weiss & Associates, Inc.

  • Catherine Wong, M.Ed, Director & Founder, Catherine Wong Consults

  • Derrick Young Jr., MPH, Leadership Brainery Co-founder