Laura Nooney

Board President & member of the Nominating Committee, Mission Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee

Digital Learning Designer – With a background in digital media and education, Laura infuses everything she does at BIG with a passion for innovation, community building, and educational programming.



Professor, Berklee College of Music

Sarah Woolozin


Director, MIT Open Media Lab

Dan Salzman


Amy Browning Emmert


Vice President, Cellular Therapies Programs, Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center. She is also Commissioner for the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a Board Member for ArtsBrookline, and a Steering Committee Member for Brookline Open Studios, a program managed by the Brookline Arts Center.

Eric Hyett

Fundraising Chair & Nominating Committee Member

Poet and Japanese translator – Eric is a Brookline native and local activist who became involved with BIG through “Telling Your Story,” the memoir class he co-teaches that is sponsored by the Town of Brookline’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations. He is also host of “The Arc Of Justice” on BIG TV.

Bonnie Bastien


Arts Administration & Co-Founder of Mutual Aid Brookline

Russel Paul


Nonprofit Assistance Manager at Lawyers Clearinghouse where he matches pro bono attorneys with nonprofit agencies in need of legal services. He is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and received his Bachelor of Arts in history with honors from the University of Connecticut.