Board of Directors
Kaitlyn BayleyDanielle RemigioLisa GettingsFred YoungRebecca Kirk
As a higher education professional at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC, Kaitlyn works to help students identify and take advantage of their strengths to create a plan for academic, experiential, financial, and career success. She also has experience in nonprofits, leadership development, and team development for both students and working professionals. Originally from Rochester, NY, she holds a Bachelor’s from the College of William & Mary and a Master’s in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University. Prior to joining Meredith College, she worked in career development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and completed Gallup’s Strengths Coaching Certification in December 2016.
Danielle Remigio is a student affairs professional who works primarily within the functional area of residence life and housing at the college and university level. She has worked at Western New England University, Northeastern University, Bay State College, Lesley University, Roger Williams University, and Suffolk University over the course of her career. She has a passion for helping students discover their potential and for assessing current practices to ensure we are helping students best reach that potential. Danielle is being brought on board by her friend Dan and is excited to apply her perspective to the team as an advisor, helping to establish outcomes and assessment to continue to prove how great of a cause Brighter Boston truly is. Danielle holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western New England University and a M.S. in College Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University.
Lisa Gettings is a therapist and aspiring psychologist with extensive experience working with children and adolescents. She serves as an advisor to Brighter Boston on youth development, mental health, and psychology. As a longtime friend and supporter, Lisa has always admired Dan’s dedication to teaching and passion for the arts, and she is thrilled to be able to contribute to his vision for Brighter Boston. Lisa holds a BA in Psychology from Yale University and an MS in Applied Psychology from Long Island University – Post. She will earn her PsyD in Clinical Psychology from LIU-Post in May 2016.
Rebecca Ann S. Kirk uses her training in performing and visual arts, curriculum design, group facilitation, and program management as a teaching artist, administrator, and researcher in the field of community arts education. She has over 10 years of experience working in these capacities with non-profits including the Arts Education Partnership, Hartford Performs, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, The Urbano Project, Boston Lyric Opera, Washington National Opera, and Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Rebecca is a classically trained soprano and has over 20 years of dance training which she continues to pursue as an amateur-professional performer. She holds her M.Ed. from Lesley University in Art, Community and Education specializing in Integrated Arts and a B.A. from Whitman College in Sociology.
Sonia Rose BelkinMeghan Crimmins YoungLaura HildebrandDan BlackBridget CollinsEmily Leamey
Sonia Rose Belkin has worked closely with Brighter Boston for the past several years. She has had the opportunity to supervise several educational lighting events with students from Boston Arts Academy. These include Cultural Rhythms at Harvard featuring LL Cool J, Summer Arts Weekend, and A Christmas Celtic Sojourn. While not working with her students you can find her stage-managing at local theatres in the White Mountains. Sonia holds a BA in Performance Arts from Wheelock College and is an aspiring Behavioral Specialist.
Laura Hildebrand is a lighting designer, assistant lighting designer, light board programmer, and electrician for theater, concerts, dance, and events. After graduating from Princeton University in 2014, she moved to the Boston area for a year-long lighting design fellowship with the American Repertory Theater. She came to Brighter Boston when High Output booked her to “focus lights with Dan” and she found herself with a small army of wrench-wielding high school students. She has since mentored for (and had a blast with) Brighter Boston on a variety of projects, and is very much looking forward to whatever project Dan will throw her way next.