Kelli is a seasoned organizational effectiveness consultant who brings skills and tools to C-level executives. Her work ranges from team dynamic diagnostics and work prioritization, to business process redesign, and strategy planning and change management. She works closely with leaders to support them at key decision milestones and helps thoroughly consider the talent, cultural, and change management implications of their organizational design, process, and systems choices.
Additionally, Kelli has a niche approach for developing manager and leadership skills. She helps leaders in various points in their career including new managers, emerging leaders, and high potential team members who can benefit from coaching and cohort programs.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Finance/Investment/Economics from Babson College and a Master’s of Business Administration from Bentley University. Kelli lives in Needham with her husband, Chris and three children, Jordyn, Lucas, and Emersyn.
Kelli initially served as a Day Center volunteer at Family Promise Metrowest for several years before joining the Board of Directors and Governance Committee in 2019.
Dan is a senior member of the Tax Practice of AAFCPAs (Westborough, Boston, Wellesley, MA), providing tax planning and compliance solutions for individuals, families, and privately held businesses. He advises clients on year-end and multi-year tax planning strategies and helps safeguard and maximize financial resources.
Dan joined the finance committee of Family Promise MetroWest in 2018, and now serves on the Board of Directors as treasurer responsible for budget oversight. He provides strategic direction and advice on financial aspects of new and existing programs and fundraising initiatives to help steer the organization toward a sustainable future.
"Family is something I've always cared deeply about," said Dan. "My wife and I have a young daughter, and this makes me appreciate what I have... and makes me want to give back to families in need. I love how this organization goes beyond short-term housing to provide comprehensive support to get these families back on their feet." Dan lives in Fitchburg, MA with his wife and daughter.
Heather grew up in Paramus, New Jersey and Loveladies, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Russell Sage College and a Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. After receiving her degrees, Heather worked as an Assistant Director, Residential Life and then an Assistant Director of Summer and Conference Housing at Boston College for 10 years.
In 2012, Heather was elected to the Framingham School Committee and served for over five years, including as the Chair of the committee for her last 18 months. During this time, she established the School Building Committee for rebuilding Fuller Middle School and coordinated the search for the current Framingham Superintendent Robert Tremblay. She also served as the Cheer Coordinator for Framingham Youth Football and Cheer for three years.
Heather resides in Framingham with her husband Christopher Connolly, Jr. and her three children. Chris owns Herb Connolly Auto Group with his three brothers.
Dean Blackey is the Managing Director at R.W. Holmes Commercial Real Estate in Wayland where he has been since 1999. His expertise lies in advising tenants and landlords and managing asset acquisition and disposition, with a particular emphasis on the broader MetroWest region. Dean has successfully represented a diverse portfolio of over 1000 businesses over the years while managing over two million square feet of office and industrial assets in these strategic locations.
A graduate of Bates College, Dean is also an active member of the MetroWest community, contributing to its growth and development through his role on the Board of Directors of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and heading up his family’s charitable foundation.
Dean lives in Norfolk with his wife and son Owen and has been serving on the Family Promise MetroWest Board of Directors since 2023.
Delisa Joseph joined Needham Bank's Risk 8 Compliance team in November 2018 as Vice-President 8 CRA Officer. She is primarily responsible for directing all Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Fair Lending activities for the organization and actively represents the Bank in the community. Ms. Joseph previously worked for the State Street Corporation as Assistant Vice-President for Enterprise Risk Management and has been active in nonprofit community organizations in Boston for several years. Prior to joining State Street she held a succession of positions of increasing responsibility at Citigroup, Inc. in their Buffalo, NY, office.
Ms. Joseph holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Niagara University, a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. Outside of her work life, Ms. Joseph is a member of Crossroads' Board of Trustees, active member of the American Bankers Association's CRA Working Group, and committee member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation's Boston Alliance for Economic Inclusion Forum. She also participates in community events and programs organized by the Boston alumni Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., America's oldest and most prestigious African- American Greek Letter sorority.
Elizabeth brings over 17 years of sales, marketing, and special event experience to Family Promise. She began her career at media/communications firms including WBCN, WZLX, and Greater Media, focusing on creating unique opportunities with iconic Boston institutions to drive revenue separate from traditional advertising.
After her second child, Elizabeth stepped away to become actively involved in the Southborough Public Schools where she held a number of volunteer positions. She then moved to Lawrence Academy where her children attended high school to continue her volunteer work, including as chairperson of multiple committees and fundraisers.
Elizabeth also served on the Martha's Vineyard Camp Meeting Association Board and was responsible for creating children's programming that is still being used today.
Elizabeth grew up in Connecticut and attended Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where she received a BA in Communications/Public Relations. She lives in Southborough with her husband Gregg and her two children, Nicholas and Caroline.
Elizabeth joined the FPM board in 2023 and looks forward to using her skills to support the organization's mission.
Emmanuel is an accomplished, results-oriented product manager with a proven track record of gathering and understanding customer needs. His additional expertise lies in marketing strategy, business strategy, eCommerce, strategic partnerships, vendor management, and enterprise software. Emmanuel is currently a Senior Product Manager at Salesforce Commerce Cloud.
Emmanuel holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Drury University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. His hobbies include traveling, cooking, basketball, gardening, meeting new people, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.
Emmanuel was introduced to FPM through his congregation and joined the FPM Board of Directors in February 2017.
Harriett has been a resident of Dover for 45 years. Her involvement in town affairs includes serving on the Warrant Committee and Dover Playground Committee, and chairing the annual March of Dimes Art and Craft Show. She has served on the board and been president of The Noanett Garden Club, a Zone 1 club in The Garden Club of America.
Furthering her interest in horticulture, she served as an Overseer at The Massachusetts Horticultural Society and was instrumental in starting The Garden To Table Program, a teaching garden that provides fresh produce to local food pantries. She also served as a board member of The Walker Home and School where she was a member of the Capital Campaign Committee and chair of their annual Pro Am Tennis fundraiser.
As a volunteer at Family Promise Metrowest, she has been involved with the Keep the Promise fall event for several years, and now serves on the fundraising committee of the Board of Directors.
Nick is a seasoned executive in the energy services sector with over 20 years of hands-on business operations experience. At Dalkia, Nick has focused on supporting the company's growth in the United States through organic strategies and creating merger and acquisition scenarios for profitable growth. Before that, he spent ten years at Precision Castparts in a variety of roles, including corporate energy management.
Throughout his career, no matter his position, he has consistently worked to clarify and execute long-term visions through pragmatic, step-by-step processes, which he credits to his early education and training as an engineer. Nick received his bachelor's degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his master's in business administration from the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.
He currently lives outside of Boston, MA with his wife and three children. His passion for climate tech and sustainability translates into his personal life, as he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family and is a passionate cyclist—both on the roads and in the woods. Nick has been serving on the Family Promise Metrowest Board of Directors since 2023.
Tom is an experienced private equity professional with more than 20 years of in-depth principal investment experience in the energy infrastructure sector. His work involves sourcing, underwriting, financing, managing, optimizing, and monetizing investments.
Tom holds a bachelor's degree in Accounting from Boston College, a law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an LL.M. in Taxation and MBA in Finance from New York University. He lives in Dover with his wife Nicole and three children.
Tom initially served as a volunteer at Family Promise Metrowest for several years before joining the Board of Directors in 2020.
Yusuf grew up in Uganda and earned his bachelor's degree in Leisure and Hospitality management, and his post-graduate diploma in Human Resources, both from Makerere University Kampala, Uganda.
He and his wife and daughter relocated to the United States in 2013. Shortly after their arrival, his family was served in our shelter and then transitioned into our SAIL program. Since graduation, Yusuf has been a valued advocate and community speaker for Family Promise Metrowest. He is a member of our Family Advisory Council as well as a member of the Guest Advisory Council for Family Promise National.
Yusuf is currently working at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester as a Senior Medical Staff Coordinator. Previously, he worked as a Communications Customer Care Trainer and in Organizational Development and Strategic Management.