The Ventures for Hope Board of Trustees is a group of women with a demonstrated track record in business and nonprofit leadership:

Jennifer Barron.  Jennifer has more than 25 years of broad business background with a special expertise in marketing.  She is currently a Senior Partner with Prophet in their New York office.  Prior to Prophet, Jennifer was a Senior Vice President: Strategy and Market Insights with Fidelity Investments.  Before Fidelity, Jennifer worked as a Senior Partner at the global management consulting firm Monitor Group where she cofounded the marketing practice Market2Customer.  Jennifer holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and graduated from Dartmouth College with a BA in Economics.

Donna Hazard, Secretary.  Donna also has 25+ years of broad business background.  Donna was Co-Founder and Vice President at Exact Sciences and before that, was Director of Business Development at Genzyme Genetics.  Donna has more recently applied her significant business skills to the nonprofit world where she has served on the Boys and Girls Club of Boston Board for more than 12 years.  She is the Co-Founder of the new innovative nonprofit, W2O (Women Working for Oceans) and the current Board Chairman Elect of the New England Aquarium.  Donna is a graduate of the Harvard Business School and a graduate of Princeton where she received her AB in Biology and Human Affairs.

Dianne Ledingham, Treasurer.  Dianne is a Director with Bain and Company.  She is one of the senior partners in Bain’s Telecom Media and Technology Practice Area and is also the Global Leader of the Sales and Channel Effectiveness Practice Area.  She currently serves on Bain’s Worldwide Board of Directors and is chairperson of the City Year Boston Board of Directors.  Dianne has her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BSc from Brown University in Electrical Engineering

Wendy Miller, Chairman.  Wendy has more than 25 years of experience with Bain and Company in a variety of roles.  Wendy is the current Chief Marketing Officer of Bain and Company and played a key role in building the marketing organization within Bain.  Prior to assuming her role in Marketing, Wendy was a top performer on the consulting staff.  She has her MBA from the Harvard Business School and her BA in Economics from Dartmouth.

Kim Ogden, Founder and Managing Director.  Kim spent 14 years with Bain & Company and was one of the lead partners in Bain’s Healthcare and Retail practices.  She left Bain in 2003 to pursue a longstanding interest in the nonprofit sector and was part of the founding team of Agape International, a nonprofit that cares for AIDS orphans in India.  Kim served as COO of Agape for seven years and helped build a committed donor base and a sizable financial reserve.  She currently serves on the Board of the New England Aquarium, the Goodnow Library Foundation and her church where she also is Treasurer.  Kim is now focused on combining her business and nonprofit experience to address poverty in new ways through Ventures for Hope.   Kim has her MBA from Harvard and her BA in Economics from Dartmouth where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.  

Gina Praino.  Gina is the current Pastor of Charles River Vineyard Church.  Gina brings wisdom, compassion and strong leadership skills to the VH Board.

Carla Small.  Carla is Program Manager of the Innovation Acceleration Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Prior to joining Boston Children’s Hospital, Carla served as a marketing and business strategy consultant to medical device, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and diagnostic companies through her own consulting firm and formerly with Health Advances strategy consulting firm.  Carla also served as Director of Product Management at Work/Family Directions, where she helped to develop and launch a series of innovative nationwide work-family benefit programs.  She currently serves on the Consumer Marketing Advisory Board for Medtronic Diabetes and the School Board of Codman Academy Charter Public School.  Carla received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and her MBA from the Harvard Business School.

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