Dan Salzman

Board President & Town Government Committee


Sarah Wolozin

Secretary & Strategic Planning Committee

Sarah Wolozin is the director of the MIT Open Documentary Lab and an expert in emerging media. She has long had an interest in exploring new platforms for storytelling and social change and is a big believer in community media as an essential way to inform and engage communities. She has sat on numerous committees and juries including Sundance New Frontier Story Lab, Tribeca New Media Fund and World Press Photo and has presented her work at venues such as Sundance, MOMA, and SXSW.

Eric Hyett

Fundraising Chair & Nominating Committee

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

Member & Town Government Committee

Arts Administration & Co-Founder of Mutual Aid Brookline

Jonathan Golden


Jonathan Golden is a history teacher and Israel Curriculum Coordinator at Gann Academy. A resident of Brookline since 1999, he serves on the Community Engagement Committee of the Commission for Diversity Inclusion and Community Relations.

Ted Lewis


I come from a family of people who protected children in transition; a mother who was a business owner and a father who worked for the railroad. A graduate of Daniel Webster College and Northeastern University. A veteran USMC '66 and a retired law enforcement officer. I took studies in production and social media promotion that earned me a job on Broadway-NYC. A commercial photographer since '61. Former member of WGBH (CAD), Bessie Coleman Foundation, who also serves on Roxbury Main Streets and the Center for Community Wellness Boards. My moto, 'Mark 9:23.

Deborah Pereira


Deborah is a User Experience Designer who is eternally meditating about the future and how emerging technology can be leveraged to make us healthier and happier. Her guiding philosophy is that products and services ought to be thoughtful, inclusive, and ethical.



Professor, Berklee College of Music

Amy Browning Emmert

Treasurer & People and Finance Committee

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.

Laura Nooney

Nominating Committee & 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.

Russel Paul

Member & Bylaws Committee

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.

Malcolm Doldron


Malcolm is the Head Coach of Lightweight Rowing at Boston University, and a Head Coach for the United States Under 23 Lightweight National Rowing Team. He serves as Chair of the Community Engagement Committee of the Commission for Diversity Inclusion and Community Relations.

Ihssane Leckey


Ihssane Leckey is a progressive champion and former candidate for the U.S. Congress in Massachusetts’ 4th district where she organized for racial, social and economic justice for all. An immigrant from Morocco and a survivor, Ihssane devoted her life to public service. She worked to eliminate food deserts, save states and municipalities from bankruptcy, and battled the biggest wall street players as Wall Street regulator at the Federal Reserve, where she led federal inter-agency task forces to protect working families from national and global threats to our economy.

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