Staff & Board of Directors

Hyde Square Task Force is proud of its dedicated and talented staff, as well as its committed Board of Directors, whom diligently serve as voices of the community and ambassadors for the organization throughout the neighborhood.


  Name Title Phone Extension Email
Alex Loughran Lamothe Development Manager /
Administrador de Desarrollo
320 Alex [@]
AngieSolo-16 edited Angeline Egea Afro-Latin Dance Resident Artist / Artista Residente: Baile Afro-Latino  
Audrey Guerrero Dance Programs Coordinator/
Coordinador del Programas de Baile
357 Audrey [@]
Barbara Civill Director of Development and Communications / Director de Desarrollo y Comunicaciones 327 Barbara [@]
Brenda Rodriguez-Andújar Director of Arts and Education Programs / Director de Programas de Artes y Educación 323 Brenda [@]
Celina Miranda Executive Director / Directora Ejecutiva 318 Celina [@]
Cornell headshot edited Cornell Coley Afro-Latin Percussion Resident Artist / Artista Residente: Percusión Afro-Latina  
Enoes Andújar Director of Finance and Facilities / Directora de Finanzas e Instalaciones 326 Enoes [@]
Eva Farrell Theater Programs Coordinator / Coordinador de Programas de Teatro 314 Eva [@]
Jessica Guzmán Communications Coordinator and Graphic Designer / Coordinador de Comunicaciones y Diseñador Gráficos 316 Jessica [@]
Joél Mora Education Programs Manager / Administrador de Programas de Educación 313 Joel [@]
Juan Juan Cantu College Success Coordinator / Coordinador del Programa Éxito Universitario 305 Juan [@]
Kenneth Tangvik Director of Organizing and Engagement / Director de Organización y Participación Comunitaria 322 Ken [@]
Kexin Gao Human Resources and Finance Coordinator / Coordinadora de Finanzas y Recursos Humanos 317 Kexin [@]
Kira Rockwell Theater Teaching Artist / Especialista de Teatro   Kira [@]
Laura Barrios Development Coordinator / Coordinador de Desarrollo 315 Laura [@]
Nicolas J. Perez Music Programs Coordinator / Coordinador del Programas de Música 341 Nicolas [@]
Patricia Garcia High School Success Coordinator / 328 Patricia [@]
Rachel Kirk Volunteer Engagement Program VISTA/ 343 Rachel [@]
Sarah Brugge Community Development and Events Coordinator/Coordinador de Desarrollo y Eventos Comunitarios 310 Sarah [@]



Mark Saperstein, President

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.


Nashira Baril, Vice-President

Nashira Baril, Vice-President

Nashira Baril is a Boston-based consultant with expertise in public health and racial justice. She also works for the Oakland-based organization Human Impact Partners directing a leadership development institute and is working to launch a freestanding birth center in Boston. She has a BA in women’s studies and legal studies from UMass Amherst and a MPH from Boston University School of Public Health. She lives in Mattapan 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.

Galicia Escarfullery, Treasurer

Galicia EscarfulleryGalicia 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.

 Jane R. Matlaw, Clerk

Jane MatJane Matlaw resizedlaw is the Director of Community Relations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. She is a member of many boards and community groups, including JVS 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 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.

J.M. Nelson Arroyo

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.

Enerio ‘Tony’ Barros

TonyEnerio “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.

Carlos M. García

TonyCarlos 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

GordonGordon 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.

 Judi Haber

Judi-MORE croppedJudi is the Principal and President of MORE Advertising where she manages all public sector marketing and advertising as well as managing the operational side of the agency.  Ms. Haber graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.S. Degree in Community Service. She sits on the steering committee of Women for UMass Amherst and has served on several nonprofit boards. Currently, Ms. Haber is a board member at the John M. Barry Boys & Girls Club of Newton where she serves as Chair of their Marketing Committee and held the position of President for two year. She is also the former treasurer of the MA Social Marketing Association.

Damaris Pimentel

Damaris Pimentel

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 board at 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.