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Our team is comprised of genuinely gifted minds

Executive Director

Edwyn Shoemaker

Ed helped to lead successful election campaigns...

Ed helped to lead successful election campaigns for federal, statewide, and, local office, and has served in roles such as Civic Engagement Coordinator/RoxVote Director at Madison Park Development Corporation, Deputy Organizing Director at Mass Parent United (now National Parents Union), Commissioner for the City of Boston Board Of Elections (appointed by Marty Walsh in 2019).
Chief Operating Officer

Brian Mulldoon

A Boston native, Brian has amassed over a decade of experience in the political, government and non-profit....

A Boston native, Brian has amassed over a decade of experience in the political, government and non-profit sectors. Most recently, Brian served as Data and Information Systems Director for American Promise, a national cross-partisan organization with the goal of ending big money in politics. During this time, Brian also served as a grassroots lobbying and data consultant to the Novus Group, a government affairs firm in Boston, and senior strategist to the historic Rachael Rollins for District Attorney campaign and Julia Mejia for Boston City Council At-Large campaign.
Communications Director

Doug Chavez

Doug served as a political organizer and advisor on Deval Patrick’s ....

Doug served as a political organizer and advisor on Deval Patrick’s presidential campaign as well as Julia Mejia’s historic and successful Boston At Large city council campaign and recount process.
Campus and Digital Organizer

Isabella Santos

Simmons University Class of 2025
Political Science and Government Major

Simmons University Class of 2025
Political Science and Government Major
Regional Grassroots Organizer

Loïs Numbi

Suffolk University
Master's degree, International/Global Studies Class of 2023
Plymouth State University
Bachelor's degree, Criminology Class of 2022

Suffolk University
Master's degree, International/Global Studies Class of 2023
Plymouth State University
Bachelor's degree, Criminology Class of 2022
Volunteer Organizer

Persis Yu

Persis Yu is the SBPC’s deputy executive director and managing counsel. Persis is a nationally recognized .....

Persis Yu is the SBPC’s deputy executive director and managing counsel. Persis is a nationally recognized expert on student loan law and has over a decade of hands-on experience representing student loan borrowers.

Persis was previously a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center and the director of its Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, where she led a team of attorneys to advocate on behalf of low-income student loan borrowers. She co-authored NCLC’s legal treatise, Student Loan Law, and was a contributing author to the treatises Fair Credit Reporting, Consumer Credit Regulation, and Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices.

Volunteer Organizer

Dr. Martha Karchere MD

32 year Jamaica Plain resident, former president of Franklin Park Coalition, Steering Committee......

32 year Jamaica Plain resident, former president of Franklin Park Coalition, Steering Committee member of Jamaica Plain Progressives (JPP), and retired family medicine physician.
Volunteer Organizer

Aeffia Feuerstein

Head of Resource Development

Erica Scott-Adjei

Erica Scott-Adjei (she/her) works to create positive social impact through philanthropy. She brings over 15....

Erica Scott-Adjei (she/her) works to create positive social impact through philanthropy. She brings over 15 years experience to the Brookline Community Foundation, having led development at a variety of organizations advancing strong and healthy communities, economic equality and civil rights. Erica is a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy and alumna of Harvard and UNC-Chapel Hill. She was a Community Fellow at the Institute for Nonprofit Practice at Boston University. Her leadership includes serving on the Boards of NARAL Pro-Choice MA, the Bristol County, MA Commission on the Status of Women, the MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth, and Harvard First Generation Alumni (current Treasurer). She is bilingual in English and Spanish and speaks conversational Portuguese and Italian.
Summer Youth Internship Program Coordinator

Monique Ewing-Burks