Our Team is Transforming the Impact Investing Field

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Paulina Apone

Paulina Apone is BII’s Impact Investing Associate. Originally from Oregon, she brings knowledge and experience supporting BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ entrepreneurs in realizing their ventures. Prior to…

Angela Brown

Angela Brown is the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Chief of Economic Development and leads its work creating downtown and area plans for industrial, commercial, and mixed use for…

Rose Felix Cratsley, BII Board Member

Rose Felix Cratsley

Rose Felix Cratsley is a well-being and equity specialist, innovator, investor, and founder of Ivy Child International, a nonprofit that broadens access to mindfulness and healing education…

Eric Esteves

Eric Esteves is a connector, convener, philanthropist, artist, and community advocate. His life mission is to connect people to resources and opportunities in order to transform their lives….

Nia K. Evans

Nia K. Evans is the Director of the Boston Ujima Project. Her educational background is in the areas of labor relations, education leadership, and policy. Her advocacy includes a focus on…

Betty Francisco

Betty joined as CEO of BII in 2021. She is a business executive, impact investor and community leader with more than 24 years of experience. She is known as a powerful convener and changemaker….

Deborah Frieze

Deborah Frieze is a professor, author, entrepreneur and activist. She teaches impact investing at Tufts University’s Department of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning. In 2013, she…

BII Co-Founder Michael Frieze

Michael Frieze

Michael Frieze was the founding Vice President of Boston Impact Initiative Fund and continues to serve on the BII Investment Committee. He also serves on the Board Investment Committee of the…

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