J.M. Nelson Arroyo, President
Nelson Arroyo is in Leadership for Whole Foods Market. He currently serves as Zoning Commissioner for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, has served as Chair of the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Council, and was previously Vice President of Hyde Jackson Main Street. Nelson has been a member of the Hyde Square Task Force Board of Directors since 1997.
Nashira Baril, Vice-President
Nashira Baril works to advance health equity and racial justice in Boston through her position at the Boston Public Health Commission as the Director REACH US New England Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities. She has a BA in women’s studies and legal studies from UMass Amherst and a MPH from Boston University. She lives in Dorchester with her daughter and husband. She has been a member of Hyde Square Task Force’s Board since 2003 and has also volunteered as a mentor to HSTF college-bound high school students.
Enerio ‘Tony’ Barros
Enerio “Tony” Barros was Special Assistant to Mayor Thomas M. Menino and has joined Mayor Marty Walsh’s administration as Senior Advisor on Neighborhood Issues. Previously he was a small-business owner in Jamaica Plain. Originally from the Dominican Republic, he came to the U.S. more than 25 years ago. He has been a member of Hyde Square Task Force’s Board since 1998.
Galicia Escarfullery, Clerk
Galicia Escarfullery is the administrative assistant at ABCD Jamaica Plain Head Start. Galicia initially joined HSTF as a Youth Community Organizer in 2002. After graduating from Another Course to College, a BPS college-preparatory high school, she acted as the HSTF Office Manager until 2010. She was nominated by former Mayor Thomas M. Menino to represent HSTF on the Boston Climate Action Leadership Committee. She earned her associate degree in social science at Roxbury Community College and is pursuing a BA in human services at UMass Boston.
Carlos M. García
Carlos García is the CEO of BayBoston LLC. He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. He also has broad experience in the public sector, formerly acting as a top fiscal and economic minister in Puerto Rico. He is a former board member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and a board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of MA and RI. He holds a dual degree in business from the Wharton School and in comparative literature from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania.
Gordon Gottlieb is a human resources consultant at TDC, a nonprofit consulting and training firm in Boston that serves nonprofit clients throughout New England. He has been with TDC since 1996 as a human resource/organizational development consultant and as program director of TDC Training. Previously, he was a member of the board of directors of the Women’s Lunch Place, as well as a guest lecturer at Northeastern University in their Nonprofit Management program. He holds a BA from Tufts University and an MA in management from Lesley University. He has lived in Jamaica Plain since 1987.
Jane R. Matlaw
Jane Matlaw is the Director of Community Relations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is a member of many boards and community groups, including JVS, Mayyim Hayyim, and ABCD Parker Hill/Fenway. She is currently a council member of the Jewish Community Relations Council Greater Boston where she served as vice president of the Board and chaired the Public Policy and Haifa Social Justice and Civil Society committees for several years. In addition, Jane serves on the executive committee of the Multicultural Coalition on Aging. She is a graduate of Boston University and the BU School of Social Work. She serves as a field instructor of the Boston College School of Social Work.
Damaris Pimentel is Co-Owner and Manager of the popular Ultra Hair Salon which has been in Hyde Square for 30 years. She is a member of the Hyde Jackson Business Association. She was a member of the Hyde Jackson Main Street board for nine years and served as Board President for five years. Currently she serves as the treasurer of the Mount Pleasant Home, an elder-care facility in Jamaica Plain. She has been a member of Hyde Square Task Force’s Board of Directors since 2000.
Mark Saperstein, Treasurer
Mark Saperstein is an attorney, educator, photographer, and volunteer. He is a graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law. In addition to his law career, Mark worked for Senator George J. Mitchell in Washington, D.C. He is a former board member of the SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston, where he served as Treasurer from 2006—2010. Mark began working with Hyde Square Task Force youth in 2000 and joined the Board of Directors in 2005. He has lived in Jamaica Plain since 1993.