Board of Directors

Jonathan Driscoll, Board Member since 2019, President 

Jon and his wife Catalina live in the South End with their daughter Sofia, who spent 3 years at JWS and now is in the 1st grade at The Learning Project, and son Jonny, who is in the Green Room this year. This is Jon’s third year on the board, and his fifth 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. 

Claire Forkner, Board Member since 2018, President Emeritus

Claire is beginning her fifth year as part of the JWS community and her fourth year on the board. Claire and her husband Adam live in the Back Bay with their two sons, Calvin (age 6), who is a graduate of JWS and a first grader this year at Milton Academy, and Cody (age 4), who started JWS in the Red Room two years ago and will be attending the Blue Room this fall. Claire has been especially active in the Street Fair, an event her boys look forward to all summer, and fundraising for JWS, serving as the chair of the fundraising committee before her term as president last year. In addition to being on the executive committee, Claire is the current chair of the community committee.  

Outside of JWS Claire is a partner at Lee & Rivers LLP, a boutique family law firm in the Back Bay.  

Eric Wolkoff, Board Member since 2019, President Elect

Eric and his wife Dara live in the South End with their son Wesley (Blue Room, age 3) and their daughter Evelyn (Yellow Room, age 1).  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

Candice Corvetti, Board Member since 2021, Treasurer

Candice and her husband Steve live in the South End with their three children – Jo (Blue Room), Claire (Green Room) and Sy (1 yo).  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 5) and Richie (age 3).  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.

Tom Campbell, Board Member since 2020

Tom lives in the South End with his wife Allie, 8 year old son Luke, Green room student Vince and their two dogs. Tom is a managing director in the Global Markets Division of Goldman Sachs where he manages the Boston Equity Derivative Sales, Franchise Sales and Execution Services teams. Tom joined Goldman Sachs in 2003 after graduating with a BS in Finance and Accounting, summa cum laude, from the Boston College Carroll School of Management. In addition to the John Winthrop Board, Tom is a member of the Patron of the Courtyard executive committee for the Boston Public Library, and has been a member of the marathon fundraising team for Children’s Hospital Boston since 2003.

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Anna Cook, Board Member since 2020

Anna Cook is excited to be back on the Board at JWS this year. She lives with her husband Jason and her two boys, Peter and Noah in the Back Bay. Noah will be starting his third year at JWS in the Blue Room. Her older son Peter is a JWS alumni. Anna works part-time as a pediatric pulmonologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Amanda Goodman, Board Member since 2021

Amanda is mom to Beata (9), Madeline (6), and Natalie (4) 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!  

Ben Levy, Board Member since 2017

Ben and his wife live in the Back Bay with their two children – one a JWS alum and the other in the Blue Room. Ben has spent his professional career in finance and joined the JWS Board in 2017.

 

Kelsey Miller, Board Member since 2020

Kelsey is mother to Graeme and Auden. When she is not chasing her two boys, she and her husband (Andy), both work as physicians in the Emergency Department at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is also currently obtaining a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Outside of work, school and parenting, she tries to make time for hikes, runs, good books and great food. 

Prapti Mittal, Board Member since 2020

Prapti and her husband Neil live in Downtown Boston with their sons, Kian (Green Room, age 3) and Zaiden (Red Room, age 2), and are looking forward to their third year with the JWS community. Prapti is an investment and strategy executive and also supports Boston based education non-profits focused on at-risk children. 

Andrew Pappas, Board Member since 2018

Andrew and his wife Laura live in Madrid, Spain with their 3 daughters.  Andrew works between Boston and Madrid in real estate development.  Andrew sits on the Finance Committee for Governor Charlie Baker and is involved in several South Boston charities. 

Grace Zakim, Board Member since 2021

Grace and her husband, Josh, are longtime Back Bay residents and brand new JWS parents. 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. 

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.

Elyse Chase, Assistant Director since 2016

Elyse first found John Winthrop School as a Northeastern co-op in the fall of 2011, and fell in love with the school’s mission and beautiful community. She has worked with children across the city of Boston since 2008, and has a passion for children’s literature and helping children explore their world with art and sensory experiences. Elyse lives in Roslindale with her husband, Steve, son Liam, and their Border Collie/Jack Russel mix, Sammi Jo. She brings her experience as an admissions coordinator, teacher, and a love for the John Winthrop community.

Erin Whitney, Teacher since 1999, Teacher Representative

Erin has 27 years of teaching experience and holds a Master of Education in Early Childhood Education from Cambridge College. Erin has been a teacher in the Blue Room for the past 22 years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, gardening, and reading as well as spending time outdoors around her home in Amesbury on the north shore.