OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

BOARD MEMBERS

Nina Leach, President
Former Director of Advancement, Chatham Day School
Email: [email protected]

Brian O’Connor, Treasurer
Chief Transformation Officer, Lumanity

Pedro Arce
People’s United Bank VP
Email: [email protected]

Shannon Butler-Mokoro, MSW, Ph.D.
Dean of First-Year Students, Wellesley College

George Leach
Talent Development at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Luke McArdle
Attorney, McArdle Law & Associates, PLLC (Lawrence, MA)
Email: [email protected]

Advisory Board

Paul Wennik, President
Former Board President & Fundraiser and Retired Record Executive
Email: [email protected]

Wendy Luzon
Casabe, Owner & Former MassHire MVCC Outreach Specialist
Email: [email protected]

Chas Figueroa
University of Cincinnati, Community Coordinator / “Beyond” Alumni, former BOD Member
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Thanks for your past Board roles and contributions!

Dan Kelly
Dan & Debee Kelly Foundation

Edwin Esteves
RVG ACO Health Providers, LLC (CEO)

A New Plan for a New Decade!

Thanks to a Community Impact Consultant with Highland Street Foundation and Board President Nina Leach’s leadership, Beyond Soccer completed an intensive 6-month strategic planning process in December 2022. That means over the next two years, key staff & stakeholders will advance priorities focused on:

  • Serving as Lawrence’s flagship sports-based youth development program, committed to programs focused on leadership and life skills.
  • Engaging the entire community, like re-establishing FUSE and a new alumni group to grow the next generation of supporters, staff, and board members.
  • Building the resources for sustainable excellence for our next or second decade.

A special thanks to Community Impact Consultant Carolyn O’Brien, whose expertise and compassion made the process possible. 

Paul Wennik championed Beyond Soccer as Board Chair since its early stages

Paul “Lefty” Wennik (pictured below with a group of Beyond Soccer summer campers) has been involved since Beyond Soccer’s grassroots beginnings. He has tirelessly advanced the mission through all its twists, turns, highs, and lows by connecting his vast network, including strangers he meets at his favorite lunch or breakfast spots to the program, extolling the unmatched role that sports play in young people’s lives.