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Doreen Bennett

Since 2004, Doreen was the Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator at BWA Architecture for a design firm in Boston’s Leather District for 15 years. In February 2023 Doreen moved to the position of Marketing Proposal Manager at RGB Architects RGB Architects in Providence, RI

Doreen finds great satisfaction in volunteerism. She is a member of the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Outreach Committee and a volunteer instructor at Career Collaborative for their Dress for Success, Networking and Job Offer seminars. Doreen is a member of an historic 216-year-old church in Boston’s South End, where she’s been a parent volunteer since 2007 with Peoples Baptist Church Youth & Family Ministry.

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Barbara F. Berenson

Barbara F. Berenson is a lawyer and historian. Barbara is the author of Massachusetts in the Woman Suffrage Movement: Revolutionary Reformers (2018); Boston in the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (2014); and Walking Tours of Civil War Boston: Hub of Abolitionism (2011, 2nded. 2014). She is a coeditor of Breaking Barriers: The Unfinished Story of Women Lawyers and Judges in Massachusetts (2012). She works as a senior attorney at the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.

Barbara is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. She also serves on the Board of the Royall House & Slave Quarters in Medford. Learning about history and taking long walks are two of her favorite activities, and she is thrilled to be a part of Boston By Foot.

Bijetri Bose

Bijetri is a Senior Research Analyst at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center, UCLA and a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington, Seattle and has over 12 years of experience as a public health researcher. She has also volunteered for several nonprofits in various capacities over the past two decades.

Bijetri currently resides in Boston but was born in Kolkata, India and has lived in several cities in India and the USA. She loves exploring new cuisines and places in Boston and on her travels around the world.

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Babz Clough

Babz Clough joined the Board of Trustees in January 2021. She works for Takeda as Inspection Management & Internal Audits Lead. Babz holds a B.A. in English from Florida Atlantic University, an M.A. in History from Northeastern University, and an Instructional Technology Design Certificate from UMass Boston.

Babz lives north of Boston and is a writer, storyteller, and aspiring poet. She’s finishing her first novel and is working on a collection of short stories about young widowhood. In addition, she regularly participates in StorySLAMs for The Moth and MassMouth, and recently participated in her first Moth GrandSLAM.

Babz has been a BBF guide for 15 years and is now transitioning into the trustee role.

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Tom Chung


Tom Chung is a principal at Leers Weinzapfel Associates with over 20 years of experience in architecture and design. He has been the primary designer for a number of Leers Weinzapfel’s most prominent projects, including the MGH Museum of Medical History and Innovation, and the Integrated Design Building at UMass Amherst.

Tom has taught as adjunct professor at Northeastern University School of Architecture and Wentworth Institute of Technology, and serves as juror and speaker at various design awards and conferences throughout the country. We are thrilled to have Tom, along with his expertise and enthusiasm for architecture, on the Boston By Foot Board of Trustees.

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Susan Cook

Vice Chair

Susan studied at Colorado State University where she received a BA in Arts and Humanities with an emphasis in English literature. Her professional background includes business development, publishing, technical writing, product development, R&D, and consumer relations. Her past achievements include establishing an environmental studies scholarship that currently donates $100,000 a year to people pursing degrees focused on sustainable agriculture. She managed a corporate charitable giving program that benefits women, children and the environment. She has been a business development professional for an engineering firm and is active within the solar industry with professional women’s group.

Susan grew up in a military family and moved thirteen times in twenty years during her father’s twenty-seven year career as an Air Force officer. She once sang Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Boston Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, NYC and the National Anthem on the field at Fenway Park, Boston, MA.

Jonathan Crisol

Jonathan Crisol has worked in the Insurance industry for over 15 years in various capacities including as a broker, a management consultant, and currently as the Head of Operations & Business planning for Chubb’s International Personal Lines division across 30 countries. Jonathan holds a B.S. in Risk Management from St. John’s University in New York, an MBA from INSEAD in France, and an A.L.M. in International Relations through Harvard Extension School.

Prior to becoming a Trustee in 2021, Jonathan was a Boston by Foot docent for 5 years, primarily leading the Heart of the Freedom Trail tours. He was previously also on the Executive Committee of the Inner-City Junior Board in New York City, providing after-school programming for underserved students in Manhattan and the Bronx. While having been born and raised in the Philippines, Jonathan has really enjoyed immersing himself in Boston’s rich history and especially its unrivaled sports scene.

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Jane Li


Jane Li is a Portfolio Manager and the Director of Research at Grace Capital and has over 15 years of investment experience. In addition to being a trustee for Boston By Foot, Jane has been involved in several local non-profits, including the Boston Children's Museum, the Ellie Fund, and Asian Women for Health.

Jane graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business. In her spare time, Jane enjoys spending quality time and traveling with her husband and son.

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Matt List


Matt List is an economist with the consulting firm of Charles River Associates where he advises clients in mergers and acquisitions, antitrust matters, and other disputes. Matt previously served as a Boston By Foot guide, leading Heart of the Freedom Trail and Road to Revolution Tours plus the annual Footloose on the Freedom Trail tour.

In his free time, Matt coaches his children’s youth sports teams and enjoys traveling with his family. He also serves on his town’s Zoning Board of Appeals and previously served on the town’s Master Plan Committee. Matt graduated from Boston College, where he studied economics and mathematics.

Nora Marantz

Nora L. Marantz joined the Boston By Food Board of Trustees in July 2023.  She is currently a Vice President and Senior Corporate Counsel at Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, where she has held various roles over the past 10 years, including roles focused on corporate governance, insurance regulatory work, and the application of technology to legal services.  Nora is a history enthusiast and completed her undergraduate degree in art history.  Prior to law school, she worked in the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution.  While living in Cambridge many years ago, Nora served on the city's Pedestrian Committee, and advocated for pedestrian rights and walkability.

Nora lives on the ocean north of Boston, with her husband and two children.  She is often found walking about town listening to audio books.

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Brenda Martinez

Brenda graduated from Loretto Heights College in 1974 and attended the University of Rochester. She currently serves as the Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at Accucomp Enterprises. She began her career with Arthur Andersen, being trained to evaluate the adequacy of internal business controls, and has written over 100 policies and procedures for startup organizations up to the Fortune 100 corporations. Born in Denver, Colorado, she currently resides in Boxboro, Massachusetts.

John Mason

John Mason is a Commercial & Go-to-market leader at Plaid Inc., a private Financial Technology company based in San Francisco.  Prior to working at Plaid, he was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs and based in New York.  John was born and raised in Massachusetts and is passionate about making Boston and its history more accessible.

John graduated from Villanova University and Boston College Law School.  In his free time, John enjoys spending time with his family, listening to a podcast, and walking around Boston (by foot).

Anthony Onuoha

Anthony is an attorney specializing in the areas of retirement law and institutional investor representation. He holds both a legal and business degree from William & Mary Law School and William & Mary School of Business, respectively.

Anthony maintains a vast professional and personal network in Boston, which he considers a home away from home. He truly appreciates the uniqueness of Boston - its communities, geography, infrastructure, and history - and seeks to foster appreciation amongst those curious and interested in learning more about the Greater Boston Area.  

As a Trustee of the Boston By Foot Board, Anthony intends to utilize his professional skill set for the benefit of Boston By Foot.

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Lorena Silva

Silva joined the BBF Board of Trustees in January 2020. She has served as executive director of the Massachusetts State Board of Nursing since December 2015. As executive director, she is responsible for licensure, public policy development and regulatory oversight of Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses and Pre-licensure, Nursing Programs (approximately160,000 licenses and over 70 pre-licensure nursing programs).

Silva received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nursing, as well as an MBA, from Grand Canyon University. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Duke University.

A resident of Hull, Massachusetts, Silva is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish.

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Lauren Sterling

Volunteer Liaison

Lauren Sterling is serving as the Volunteer Liaison to the Board of Trustees for the 2023-2024 term. She has been a guide since 2017, giving the Beacon Hill and Little Feet tours. She co-chaired the New Tours/Tour Development Committee from 2020-2022.

As the Volunteer Liaison, Lauren has been elected by her peers to represent them at board meetings with input and perspectives from her involvement with the Volunteer Liaison Network. Professionally, Lauren is the Business Operations Manager at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. She received her BA in Graphic Design from Simmons University, and her MS in Project Management from Northeastern University.

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