Board of Directors

Eric Wolkoff, Board Member since 2019, President

Eric and his wife Dara live in the South End with their son Wesley (JWS Alum) and their daughter Evelyn (Red Room).  Eric is a proud JWS alum.  He is a trial lawyer at Quinn Emanuel in Boston with a focus on general business and securities litigation

Jonathan Driscoll, Board Member since 2019, President Emeritus

Jon and his wife Catalina live in the South End with their daughter Sofia, who spent 3 years at JWS and now is at The Learning Project, and son Jonny, who is in the Blue Room this year. This is Jon’s fourth year on the board, and his sixth year as a JWS parent. Jon graduated from Northeastern University and Harvard Business School. He has worked at Analysis Group and Liberty Mutual, and currently works in finance at Wayfair. 

Grace Zakim, Board Member since 2021, President Elect

Grace and her husband, Josh, are longtime Back Bay residents and have a son, Leo, in Blue Room. Grace is a former fundraiser turned executive recruiter at the national search firm Isaacson, Miller. Outside of work and parenting, she has been an active board member and volunteer with several Boston-based non-profits supporting health equity and social justice.

Candice Corvetti, Board Member since 2021, Treasurer

Candice and her husband Steve live in the South End with their three children – Jo (JWS Alum), Claire (Blue Room) and Sy (Red Room).  This is their family’s fourth year as part of this incredible JWS community.   Candice works in finance and loves biking (PMC!), spending time in the Adirondacks and enjoying her husband’s gardening. 

Matt Farmer, Board Member since 2021, Clerk

Matt and his wife, Carolyn, live in the South End with their children, Lo (age 6) and Richie (age 4).  Lo is currently in kindergarten following three years at JWS; Richie is in his second year at JWS, in the Green Room.  Matt is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Virginia School of Law, and is currently Assistant General Counsel at Sanofi Genzyme, in Cambridge. 

Ashley Bleimes, Board Member since 2022

Ashley and her husband, Chris, are in their fourth year as JWS parents, with Bailey now in the Blue Room and Rosemary in the Red Room. Ashley and Chris have lived in Boston since 2010, following a stint in New York after college. Ashley has worked in Public Relations and Digital Marketing at the Museum of Fine Arts since 2013 and is thrilled to be able to contribute to the JWS community as a member of the Board.

Kate Dineen, Board Member since 2022

Kate is thrilled to join the JWS Board after serving as a class parent in the Yellow Room. Kate has worked in the public, non-profit, and media sectors, and currently serves as the Executive Vice President of the Boston-based non-profit A Better City. She holds a Masters in City Planning from MIT and B.A. in English from Williams College. Kate lives with her family in the South End. 

Amanda Goodman, Board Member since 2021

Amanda is mom to Beata (10), Madeline (7), and Natalie (5) and lives in the South End with her husband Campe. She is a Kindergarten teacher at the Park School and has been in the field of early childhood education for over fifteen years. Amanda’s daughter Natalie attended JWS and her favorite part of school was her teachers!  

Cristin Heacock, Board Member since 2022

Cristin and her husband, Barrett, live in South Boston with their two daughters, Madeleine (age 6) and Saraphina (age 2). Madeleine, now a kindergartener at Dexter Southfield, began her academic journey in the Red Room in 2018. During Madeleine’s 3 years at JWS Cristin served as a class parent and assisted on the Street Fair Committee. Like her big sister, Saraphina will be starting in the Red Room this fall. Cristin is a graduate of Villanova University and Boston College and in a previous life was a CPA and worked in financial reporting.

Katie Kameswaran, Board Member since 2022

Katie and her husband Niranjan live in the South End with their son Andrew (Green Room). They are excited to start their second year as part of the close-knit JWS community. Katie is a California native who lived in NYC prior to moving to Boston. Katie works in marketing at Tea Forte and has over 15 years of beverage marketing experience spanning luxury wine to Starbucks and Pepsi.

Ben Levy, Board Member since 2017

Ben and his wife, Eden, live in the Back Bay with their two children, a JWS Alum and a Yellow Room student. Ben has spent his professional career in finance and joined the JWS Board in 2017.

Anna Noon, Board Member since 2022

Anna and her husband, Matt, live in the South End with their daughter Olivia (Green Room) and are looking forward to their first year with the JWS community! Anna is a graduate of NYU and the Fordham University School of Law. Anna practiced law in the debt finance groups at Cahill Gordon in New York and Goodwin Procter in Boston; and has taken a step back to focus on her growing family. In her spare time, Anna likes to travel, eat delicious food, and see live music. 

Joleen Weissert, Board Member since 2022

Joleen Weissert has been a member of the JWS community since 2011. She has three boys, Lucas (13), Tomás (11) and Matías (4)  all of whom have attended JWS. She is a General Pediatrician who practices at Boston Children’s Hospital Primary Care Center. This year she celebrated her 15th year anniversary at Children’s Hospital. She is married to Iván Werning, an Economics Professor at MIT and they have lived in Boston’s Back Bay since 2002. When not chasing kids around her home or around the office she enjoys running, cycling, boating and traveling.  

Carolyn Wintner, Board Member since 2022

Carolyn and her husband live in the South End with their three children – two JWS alumni and their youngest entering the Red Room. This is her family’s fifth consecutive year in the JWS community, and they all could not be happier with the wonderful teachers and family community. Carolyn works in finance and in her spare time enjoys exploring the outdoors with her family and cycling. 

Ex Officio Members

Mary Beth Sweeney, Director

Mary Beth joined the John Winthrop School community in 2018. From 2005-2015 Mary Beth was the director of early childhood programs at Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut. There she founded Sea School Preschool, the nation’s first licensed preschool in an Aquarium. After moving to Boston in 2015, Mary Beth worked as a director in traditional childcare and at an early childhood start-up. Mary Beth is a board member of Julie’s Family Learning Center in South Boston.

Becky Sparrow, Teacher

Becky teaches in the Red Room with the older toddler group. She joined the school as a full-time teacher in 2011 after teaching at the school in various part-time roles since 2002. She left to finish her Masters in Creative Arts in Learning and Early Childhood Education at Lesley University in 2016 and returned in 2019. Outside of JWS, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, cycling, reading, and gardening.