Our Mission & Leadership

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston provides a career exposure program where high school students from Greater Boston — who otherwise would not have the opportunity — learn about the architecture, construction, and engineering industries. With our carefully-designed engagement with predominantly underrepresented youth through hands-on, project based programming, ACE engages, excites, and enlightens high school students to pursue careers in architecture, construction management, and engineering. We engage mentors and offer college scholarships to support the program graduates in their continued advancement in the ACE fields.

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is an affiliate of ACE Mentor Program of America. Founded in 2007, ACE Mentor Greater Boston is led by an Executive Director, an all-volunteer board, and an active group of volunteer mentors and coordinators. ACE marshals approximately 85 volunteers each year to mentor and support students in the program.

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is a 501(c)3 charity, tax ID #26-4075224.Our mailing address is 1 Pleasure Island Rd, Suite 2A, Wakefield, MA 01880. Our tax returns are available on our Guidestar profile here.

We are an affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program of America.

ACE gratefully acknowledges major support from the The Cummings Foundation

2022-2023 Board of Directors

Thomas Aldrich DPR Construction
President Emeritus
Elyse Ayoung Gensler and BosNOMA     
Kelly Brubaker Shepley Bulfinch Richardson & Abbott Inc.  
Janine Byrne PCA Vice President
Jodi-Lee Canuto Turner Construction Company  
Seth Cawoski Gilbane  
Christopher Cheu SKANSKA  
Elena Fajardo Turner Construction Company  
Jen Fries ACE of Greater Boston
Executive Director
Nigel Gallaher ACE of Greater Boston  
Holly Ganser Borrego Solar
Student Coordinator
Thu Ngan Han Stantec
Programs Coordinator
Mike Harris National Development President
Ray Houle New England Finish Systems  
Anthony Jimenez SMMA  
Brian Lawlor SMMA  
Justin MacEachern Boylston Properties  
Erik Miller Wentworth Institute of Technology  
Cory Mills Perkins + Will
Programs Coordinator
Alejandro Miranda Boylston Properties  
Kayla Nassar American Construction  
Bill Pisani Shawmut  
Brian Postlewaite City of Somerville  
Chris Previte E.J Callahan & Assoc. Treasurer
Lysandra Reed Haley Aldrich
Mentor Coordinator
Jeremy Ritzenberg Cardi Legal Counsel
Hannah Schur Langan  
Maitane Sesma Consigli Secretary
Brooke Shannon Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.  
Alison Stanton Turner Construction Company  
Michael Tecci Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.  
Yordy Tesfaye Shawmut  
Meredith Whalen Gilbane  
Casey Williams Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
President Emerita
Jennifer Williams Perkins + Will
Marketing Coordinator

Photo of Janine Byrne