Anmol Vasandani

Anmol Vasandani is graduating in December 2018 from Brandeis University with an MS in Finance. She served as the Elected Treasurer for the Brandeis International Business School Student Association. During her undergraduate studies in India, Anmol was deeply involved with Enactus, a global social entrepreneurship club with its chapter based in Mumbai. She brings to the BII Fund a cumulative experience of over three years working with Parthenon EY and consulting for State Street Global Exchange and Wipro Technologies. She hopes to leverage BII’s platform and her consulting background to create social and economic impact. 

Anmol is Financial Analyst for BII Fund.

Gregory Bloomfield

Gregory Bloomfield hails from Toronto, where he began his career as an auditor for Ernst & Young. Since then, he has over 20 years of experience of bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, taxation and finance across many industries such as real estate, investments and non-profit organizations. Gregory passed the Massachusetts CPA exam in 2006. Previously, Gregory was senior auditor for a local CPA firm as well as the Director of Finance for two performing arts organization in Boston. Gregory is an avid jazz fan and plays saxophone at his church and various gigs. He also is a youth mentor and motivational speaker.

Gregory handles finance and administration for BII Fund.

Mike Leyba

Originally from Los Angeles, Mike is an activist, communicator and futurist living in Boston. Mike became an activist during the Campaign Against Prop 8 in California, a ballot initiative that would have banned same-sex marriage. He has managed multiple political campaigns for State Representative. Mike is currently Communications Director for United for a Fair Economy, a national nonprofit highlighting racial and gender inequality in the United States.

He’s the author of several publications, including State of the Dream 2017: Mourning in America, State of the Dream 2016: #BlackLivesMatter and the Economy and State of the Dream 2015: Underbanked and Overcharged, among others.

Mike is the BII Fund Board representative from City Life / Vida Urbana.


Lisa Hayles

Lisa Hayles specializes in promoting sustainable and impact investing with institutional investors. She works at Boston Common Asset Management, where she focuses on engagements promoting gender and racial equality. A native of Toronto, Lisa relocated to Boston from the UK in 2013. She supports Womenade, a giving circle serving Boston area women and girls and is on the investment committee of the St. James Episcopal Church in Cambridge. An enthusiastic traveler, dancer and yoga practitioner, Lisa is interested in the intersection of financial markets and social justice.

Lisa is the BII Fund Board representative for RSF Social Finance.

Mark Watson

Mark Watson serves as Managing Director of the Boston Impact Initiative Fund, which offers blended capital to address the racial wealth gap in Eastern Massachusetts. He is also the founder of Keel Asset Management LLC, a financial advisory firm that provides socially responsible financial planning and investment advisory services to nonprofits, public and corporation pension plans. Mark is an investment committee member of the Fair Food Fund; chair of the Triskeles Foundation’s Asset Management Committee; board president of Sustainable Cape, Inc.; and a former board member of the Social Venture Network.

Mark is Managing Director of BII Fund.

Macken Toussaint

Macken Toussaint is an attorney with Riemer & Braunstein, BII Fund’s pro bono legal partner. Macken concentrates her practice on commercial law, representing debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, lenders, institutional investors, and buyers in bankruptcy proceedings and corporate restructuring. She represents lending institutions and borrowers in the structuring, negotiation and documentation of debtor-in-possession financing, asset-based transactions, and other financing facilities. Macken also has experience in structured financing and asset securitization transactions.

Macken is providing legal services to support BII Fund’s direct investments.

Alexie Torres

Alexie Torres is an activist, community organizer, advocate and urban planner from the South Bronx, New York with over 25 years of executive leadership in the faith, non-profit and philanthropic sectors. She has extensive experience in environmental justice, participatory community planning and grassroots organizing. Alexie is a nationally and internationally recognized public speaker, rooted in urban communities, with a strong history of building city, state and national coalitions and alliances. An award-winning activist and Harvard Loeb fellow, Alexie is executive director of Access Strategies Fund, Board Trustee at the Center for Action and Contemplation, Trustee of The Sister Fund, and Board Member of Sojourners.

Alexie is an Investment Committee member of BII Fund.

Aaron Tanaka

Aaron Tanaka is a community organizer, grantmaker and impact investor. As founder and director of the Center for Economic Democracy, Aaron stewards funding and technical assistance to grassroots groups that build power and vision in low-income communities of color for a new economy. In 2013, he joined the Boston Impact Initiative as the startup managing director. He is an Echoing Green Fellow, a Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Fellow, a visiting practitioner at Tufts University and co-chair of the Asian American Resource Workshop and the national New Economy Coalition.

Aaron is an Investment Committee and Board member of BII Fund, representing the Center for Economic Democracy.

Matthew Kahn

Matthew Kahn currently works as a consultant, serving on the board of directors of a number of private and public companies. Previously, he spent 17 years at Gordon Brothers Group, where he was a founding member of the private equity and second lien lending business. Prior to joining Gordon Brothers in 1995, Matt was the chief financial officer of Joseph Bank Clothiers and was the senior vice president of finance at Nature Food Centres. He has an MBA and was also a CPA.

Matt is the Chair of the Investment Committee for BII Fund.

Afsana Jahan

Afsana Jahan completed her MBA (cum laude) in social entrepreneurship and impact management from Heller School of Brandeis University. Previously, she completed her bachelor in finance and accounting from North South University and worked in middle market financing and commercial banking research in the financial industry and program management in an international development organization.

Afsana is interested in entrepreneurship and economic development and has consulted and designed social enterprises in various industries.

Afsana is Senior Analyst for the Boston Impact Initiative.