Joe Hanlon, Esq., Board President
Chief Compliance Office, Crescent Capital Group, LP.
Mr. Hanlon serves as the Chief Compliance Officer for Crescent Capital Group LP and is member of Crescent’s Executive Management team. Prior to joining the team, Mr. Hanlon was the CCO for the Fidelity Investments Equity and High Income Mutual Funds and Exchanged Traded Funds. Mr. Hanlon was at Fidelity Investments for 13 years in various Compliance capacities. Mr. Hanlon practiced law as a counselor and litigator for Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi from 1992 to 2001 where he focused on advising and representing insurers on regulatory matters and complex litigation. Mr. Hanlon received a JD from Boston College Law School and BS in Finance from Boston College.
Anne Harvey Kilburn, Board Vice President
Retired from business and publishing; current CASA volunteer
Anne has been an active CASA volunteer for 3 years. Her wide-ranging background has prepared her well for the role. About a decade ago, she retired from a successful business career in publishing where she held several executive roles to focus on raising her now teenage children and pursuing her social activist goals. She has a unique ability and passion for connecting people to bring about positive change. Aside from parenting, her work as a CASA is the most meaningful work she’s ever done. Anne especially enjoys her role as ambassador for Boston CASA, in spreading the word about how important and effective the program can be as a voice for vulnerable, disenfranchised children and their families. In her “free time” she writes social justice fiction and nonfiction. She graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Journalism.
Herbert Lewis, MBA, CPA, Board Treasurer
Director of Financial Accounting and Operations, Boston University.
Herb served on the Board of Directors of Friends of CASA for approximately 15 years and currently is the Treasurer. He was inspired to join the organization by an acquaintance, a pediatrician who provided medical care for inner city youth. Herb joined the board and has remained actively involved with the organization since that time. He attended and worked at the National CASA Conference when it was held in Boston. He also assists children by active participation in the Masonic Youth Child Identification Program. Herb received a B.S. in Management from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from Boston University and is an administrator at Boston University. He is a board member of several other organizations and also serves as the Treasurer of a homeowner’s association.
Meghan L. Rhatigan, Esq., Board Secretary
Associate General Counsel, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.
Meghan became involved with the Boston CASA program in 2009 as a volunteer. In addition to the personal satisfaction that came from the experience, Meghan quickly appreciated the impact a CASA can have in a Care and Protection case. She joined the Board of Directors for Friends of CASA, Inc., in 2011 to help ensure that the Program continues to receive the support it needs. Meghan received her B.A. and J.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and also serves on the Board for the Lawyers Clearinghouse, which provides pro bono legal services to nonprofit organizations, groups seeking nonprofit status, and guests of area homeless shelters.
Consultant at McKinsey & Company
Kush became involved with Boston CASA in 2015 when he began volunteering as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) & Guardian ad Litem to supplement his pro bono work involving access to health care and legal services in lower income communities. Professionally, Kush is a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where he advises leaders in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors on strategic and business decisions. Before joining McKinsey, Kush was a corporate lawyer at Foley & Lardner LLP where he focused on health care industry clients and advised health care providers, including nonprofit organizations, on mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance matters. Kush is an alumnus of Georgetown Law, and as a student, he worked as an investigator and trial lawyer on behalf of indigent clients with criminal charges in the DC court system and with felony parole cases before the parole board. Kush also has a background in emergency management and has served as an Emergency Medical Services technician and supervisor in both a professional and volunteer capacity since 2007, including in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 2012.
Steve Davis – Bio coming soon.
Bryan Scott Ganz, Esq.
Founding Principal of Paramount Capital Group; manager, Scudder Bay Capital LLC (SBC)
Bryan joined the CASA Board in 2013. He has significant experience managing a wide array of businesses including his family’s tire business, Galaxy Tire & Wheel, Inc. From 1991 through 2006 Bryan grew Galaxy Tire & Wheel, Inc. from $19 million in annual sales to $550 million in annual sales before selling control of the company. He graduated with honors from Georgetown University’s Business School with a BSBA in accounting in 1980. In 1983 Bryan received his JD from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He was ultimately admitted to the New York Bar. After graduating from Columbia Law School in 1983, Bryan was a founding principal of Paramount Capital Group, an investment advisory firm that managed more than $500 million for a broad array of blue chip clients. In 2013, he took over the day-to-day management of Scudder Bay Capital LLC (SBC), a residential real estate portfolio company that was started by his late wife Susan Ganz who passed away in 2012 (Susan was a CASA volunteer advocate and Board Member). Bryan also formed Northeast Remediation LLC (NER) in 2013, a lead-paint, mold and asbestos remediation company. Since its inception in July of 2013, NER has become the number one residential lead paint remediation firm in Massachusetts. Bryan has served on the Board of Governors of “Citizens Against Government Waste”, a watchdog organization dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility within Congress and also served on the board of U.S. Shipping, a publicly traded MLP and was head of the company’s audit committee.
Emily F. Hodge, Esq.
Attorney, Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP
An attorney with Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. She is in the Litigation and Government Enforcement & Compliance groups, and her practice focuses on assisting individuals and corporations who are the subject of government investigations. Emily also devotes a significant amount of time to pro bono work, including her work as a CASA volunteer, as well as serving as co-chair of the firm’s partnership with the Lawyers Clearinghouse, which provides pro bono legal services to guests of local homeless shelters. Emily received her A.B. in Psychology from Harvard College, and her J.D. from Georgetown University. During college, Emily received her teaching certification for infant, toddler, and preschool-age children, and it was through this work that she first learned about the CASA program. Emily became a CASA volunteer in 2009 and joined the Friends of CASA, Inc., Board of Directors in 2011 to further her involvement with this critically-important program. Emily has also served as a volunteer teacher for the Citizen Schools program for the past five years, teaching ten-week Legal Apprenticeship programs for Boston area middle-schoolers.
Kristin MacEachern – Bio coming soon.
John J. Moriarty III
VP of Acquisitions & Development, JW Capital Partners, LLC
John J. Moriarty III is a Vice President at JW Capital Partners, a real estate development and investment firm founded in 2010 that focuses on the acquisition, development and repositioning of urban multi-family and hospitality assets on the East Coast. John has been intimately involved in the investments in approximately $100 million of assets and is in the planning and permitting stages of a further $500 million. In addition to his fundraising involvement with his alma maters, he has served as a mentor to an underprivileged youth through the Big Brother Big Sister Program. John graduated from Colby College with a B.A. in Sociology. He has been a supporter of Boston CASA since 2012 and relishes in his role as a CASA ambassador.
Former foster child and recipient of a Boston CASA volunteer; Social Worker, Department of Children & Families.
A “Double Eagle” Boston College Grad currently working with neglected and abused children for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Alonzo joined the Friends of CASA Board in 2006 and has assisted in many projects for both the local and National CASA Programs. Since joining, he has starred in the “Forgotten Children Video” for National CASA and has participated in many speaking engagements on behalf of CASA including the Harvard Club Event in New York City with CASA’s National Spokesperson Judge Glenda Hatchett and CBS Cold Case Star, Danny Pino, and at the New Hampshire CASA spring event. Alonzo is one of three founders of the Boston College Step Team, which conducts fundraising events to benefit the Boston CASA Program. Alonzo continues to serve as a positive role model for neglected and abused children looking to further themselves in society and hopes to one day obtain a law degree.
Clare became a Boston CASA volunteer in 2014 and joined the board in 2016. She has worked in the public health and non-profit sector in Boston for over 20 years, serving in many leadership capacities, including Executive Director of Women’s Lunch Place, a shelter for poor and homeless women, Division Director of Family Support Services at the Boston Public Health Commission and Director of the Maternal and Child Health Access Unit at Massachusetts Department of Public Health. She has spent her career serving vulnerable populations, in particular, women and children. Clare has a strong interest in the education of girls in the developing world, and is on the board of Nurturing Minds, an organization which runs a secondary school for girls in Morogoro, Tanzania. Clare is also Vice Chair of the board of the Shattuck Childcare Center in Jamaica Plain. She holds both a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Massachusetts. Her spare time is spent in her jewelry studio.
Designer, The Venay Square
Marvin L. Venay is an advocate, political analyst, government liaison, public speaker, and in recent times he has taken a leap of faith to become an entrepreneur. Professionally, he owns a small business – sewing as the Designer of ‘the Venay square’ – a fresh and innovative custom pocket square line designed to empower its wearer to create conversation. Currently, he is the Director of Congregational and Volunteer Engagement for the Universalist Unitarian Urban Ministry in Roxbury, MA. He is the former Deputy Director of Government Affairs for then-Massachusetts State Treasurer, Steven Grossman. Prior to, he was the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Black & Latino Legislative Caucus (MBLLC), where, while working on issues for communities of color, he participated as a regular political commentator on Basic Black, a weekly television program featured on WGBH. Publicly, he has and continues to invest in communities in the City of Boston. He is a Trustee for Roxbury Preparatory Charter Schools, Board Member for Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) for Children, President/District Director for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.’s New England Chapters overseeing 14 chapters, and member of the Boston Branch NAACP, to name a few. He is an Associate Minister at Morning Star Baptist Church and upon request preaches throughout the City of Boston. More importantly, Marvin is married and the father to an 18 (daughter, college freshman) and 9 (son, 5th grader) year old.