Our Team


Higher Ground’s Board of Directors is respected in community circles due to its diversity and depth of experience working to address a broad set of disparities in Boston. The Board members have a range of organizational and fiscal skills and have also made major community contributions through their work with nonprofit providers, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, and youth and families. 


Charlie Titus


Charlotte Golar Richie

Vice Chair

Wayne Ysaguirre

Vice Chair

Randall Davis


Arthur Choo


Ron Bell

Shirley Carrington

Richard Chang

Jeffrey Edwards

Jose Lopez

Ericka Florence

Rev. Arthur Gerald

Rona Kiley

Carol Miranda

Jason Perry

Leverett Wing

Hubie Jones

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Current Members

Clara Arroyo,

Matthew Cammack, Clerk

Darien Johnson

Lashaunda Watson

Colin Rose

Renee Simmons

Sylvia Smith

Past Board Members

Sonya Alleyne

Hortensia Amaro

Dolores Calaf

Pablo Calderon

Phil Clay

Clarence Cooper

Michael Curry

Rodney Henry

Mike Miles

Tulaine Montgomery

Bill Pinakiewicz

Monalisa Smith

Alejandra St. Guillen

Sophia Bishop-Rice

Donna Thomas-Martinez

Rev. Arthur Gerald

Kathy Traylor

Gerard Cox

Charlie Titus, Higher Ground Board Chair

“A good deal of Higher Ground’s success can and should be attributed to its highly engaged board. We have founding board members that have actively stayed the course for the ten years. Our board members are fully engaged in all aspects of the operation, including program review and planning, strategy development, financial management and financial support by 100% of our members, and unwavering support of the Executive Director and their team. The members are fully committed to the vision and mission of the organization and model collaborative effort and collective impact at the board level. Success starts at the highest level.”​

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