Foundation Board

The Phoenix Network Foundation Board is responsible for managing all of Phoenix’s assets, to ensure our financial stability and sustainability. In addition to meeting three times a year, the Foundation Board reviews our annual audit.

  • James Stanzler

    President

    Highfields Capital Management LP

    Mr. Stanzler joined Highfields Capital in 2010. He manages portfolio investments in the media, telecommunication, and technology sectors globally. Prior to joining Highfields, Mr. Stanzler was a senior research analyst at Loch Capital Management, and before that he was a Director of Planning & Analysis at NTL Incorporated in London, England. Mr. Stanzler has also worked at Smith Barney in New York and held research positions at CIBC WM and Robertson Stephens in both New York and London. Mr. Stanzler is currently President of the Foundation Board of Phoenix Charter Academy and graduated with a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brown University.

  • Lauren Baker

    Lauren Baker currently serves as the First Lady of Massachusetts alongside her husband, Governor Charlie Baker. As First Lady, Lauren works to improve the lives of the children of Massachusetts, focusing in particular on the children served by our Department of Children and Families.

    Lauren is a veteran of the advertising world in both New York and Boston where she led and managed the development of brand campaigns for consumer products, technology companies and non-profit organizations. Today, Lauren works as a marketing communications consultant, building brand strategies for independent schools with The Baker Group. Her continued passion for service and social responsibility is evident through her current work to increase awareness and raise funds for a number of causes. Lauren actively serves on the Regional Board of Directors for American Red Cross of Massachusetts and is a founding member of the Tiffany Circle Society of Women Leaders. She served for several years on the Board of Trustees and as a volunteer at Marian Court College, a small, private college that catered to first generation students from low-income families. Lauren holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.

  • Joshua Kraft

    President & CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Boston

    Josh Kraft has been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston for more than 25 years. The Founding Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston’s Gerald and Darlene Jordan Club in Chelsea, he now serves as the President and CEO of all Boston clubs.

    Additionally, Josh is the President of the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation, overseeing all aspects of the Foundation’s community outreach programs and fundraising efforts. He also serves on the boards of Beaver Country Day School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, and is an Overseer for the Museum of Science and Lasell College.

    A graduate of Williams College, Josh earned a Master’s degree in education and social policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

  • Greg Susco

    President and COO at Telamon Insurance & Financial Network

    Prior to his current position, Greg was a Vice President at Telemon. Greg takes pride in crafting the exact coverage his clients need, helping them manage risk and control costs to reduce unnecessary insurance expenses. After launching his career in the sales field, Greg joined Telamon as a senior sales executive in 2002. He was named IT Director in 2003 and subsequently developed, directed and managed to execution a five-year IT strategy. As Vice President from 2004 to 2012, Greg focused on strategy, helping Telamon provide clients with a single-source solution customized for their unique insurance needs. In 2012 he purchased a majority interest in Telamon and assumed his current role as President and COO. Greg is also a member of the Boston chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Vermont. He lives in Needham, Mass., with his wife and two kids.

  • Paul M. Stelzer

    President, Appleton Corporation - An O’Connell Company Division

    Paul Stelzer oversees all functions of Appleton Corporation, and is responsible for the successful management and strategic direction of the company. Mr. Stelzer’s almost 40 years of industry experience includes the financing, acquisition, development and management of commercial, multi-family, retail, and special use properties for both The O’Connell Properties portfolio and other property owners across New England. Mr. Stelzer directs a staff of 130 employees and the company is currently responsible for two million square feet of real estate assets, which includes the Springfield Technology Park.

  • Asia Webber

    Webber Restaurant Group

    After graduating from the University of Virginia, Asia Webber worked with a textile design firm and in retail sales management in San Francisco. After relocating to Massachusetts, Asia took classes at the Boston Architectural College and worked as a project manager for a high-end residential interior designer, before starting the Webber Restaurant Group with her husband, Jed, and brother-in-law, Josh, in 2007. Asia brings that project management expertise to every new restaurant development or renovation the group has undertaken. In addition, her passion for art and antiques is showcased at each Webber Group property, reflecting the unique history of the buildings and the communities they serve.