Clodagh Drummey, Executive Director
Clodagh Drummey, a former 10-year resident of Brighton, is an accomplished nonprofit manager with 20 years of experience in fundraising and in developing innovative programs to meet community need. The former Associate Director of Cambridge Community Television, Clodagh led a successful $2.4 million dollar capital campaign in 2010 to support the organization’s move into a new facility. Clodagh holds a Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts in English from Boston University. In 2010, she received a certificate from Boston University’s Institute of Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Michael Greene, Facilities Manager
Martin Gredinger, CFO
Shannon Payne, Bookkeeper
Board of Directors
Sandy joined the PSF Board in 2023 and has been connected to the Allston Brighton community for most of her life. While attending school at Boston Latin, she found herself visiting Brighton to spend time with her childhood friends. She has worked at GBH for 20 years. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in dance and a certificate in PR. Sandy feels as a PSF board member she is able to contribute meaningfully to the shared aim to connect and strengthen the Allston-Brighton neighborhood. Her favorite PSF activities are the farmers markets and the holiday events.
Jennifer Christie, Treasurer
Jennifer is a lifelong Brighton resident and has been a PSF board member since 2022. Additionally, she is an active member of the Brighton community organizations, involved on the Board of 5 Brighton organizations. Her primary goal as a PSF board member is to expand the community center and its programming to reach people of all ages in the Allston Brighton community. Her favorite PSF event is the annual fall Brewfest.
Nancy has been a member of the PSF board for 13 years. Nancy’s husband grew up in Allston and in 2010 they moved to Brighton to raise their family. She received a master’s degree in nursing and currently works as an acute care practitioner at MGH. Nancy’s goal as a PSF board member is to assist with fundraising and create long-term financial stability for the organization. Her favorite PSF event is Brewfest.
As a PSF board member Sean hopes to support the process of creating long term organizational stability and future neighborhood programming. The PSF events he most enjoys are the farmers markets because it exemplifies events that support the coming together of the community. Sean has lived in the Boston area for over 20 years and received his education from the Roy H Park School of Communications at Ithaca College. Much of his career involved working in community technology nonprofits and consultancies such as Cambridge Community Television and Creative Narrations and recently he has transitioned into the human services field as Co-Executive Director of Cambridge Camping Association.
Stephanie has been a PSF board member since 2022 and lived in both Allston and Brighton during her time as BU student and following graduation. In her 4.5 years as a BU student, Stephanie received a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology master’s degree in biotechnology. She is currently putting those degrees to good use working as Senior Research Associate at Arbor Biotechnologies. Her goal as a PSF board member is to be a voice for her community, ensuring programs and events cater to community needs.
Noah Feldman, Clerk
Noah Feldman has deep roots in the Allston Brighton community, having previously directed a program for families in Brighton. A resident of Newton for 25 years, she holds an MPA from Suffolk University and an MS from Wheelock College. With over two decades of experience, Noah currently leads as the Director of the Center for Early Relationship Support at Jewish Family and Children’s Services, having previously served as Assistant Director in the Early Intervention Division at the Department of Public Health. In her role as a PSF board member, she is focused on ensuring a strong and focused Board to support the organization. Noah’s favorite PSF program is the Farmer’s Market.
Avril Jean-Noel is a dedicated member of the PSF board, having served for an impressive 14 years. Her deep connection to the Allston Brighton community is evident through her children, who have grown up in Brighton and benefited from local amenities like the YMCA, Faneuil Branch library, and various sports activities. Since 1999, Avril has called Oak Square home, and she holds an MBA and a BS in Medical Laboratory Technology. She has been employed for over 30 years in Laboratory administration at BIDMC. As a PSF Board member, Avril is committed to advocating for the diverse needs of family members of all ages in long-term strategic planning. Her favorite PSF program is the Winter Family Celebration!
Tom O’Brien, Chair
Tom O’Brien has been a Brighton resident for 30 years and on the PSF board twice for a total of 5 years. As an attorney, Tom spent 20 years working for MA Attorney General and provides legal counsel at Franciscan Hospital for Children. His primary goal as a PSF board member is to help ensure the continuation of PSF’s work and mission as a welcoming community anchor.
Pilar joined the PSF Board in 2023. Pilar attended Boston College and has lived in Brighton for 13 years. She works for the City of Boston in the Law Department and has a strong background in marketing. She is a local Girl Scout leader, and her troop meets in the New Balance Room at PSF. As a Board member of PSF, Pilar wants to support PSF as it continues to serve the neighborhood and in creating greater equity in our community.
Jim Prince LICW is a lifelong Brighton resident who has dedicated his career to supporting Boston children and families, serving as the Director of the Manville School at Judge Baker Children’s Center for more than 20 years. A former student at the Our Lady of the Presentation School, Jim Prince has been a dedicated Board Member for more than 15 years, serving as a key member of the grassroots campaign to obtain the building and transform it into a community center.
Sheila Quinn, Vice Chair
Sheila has been a member of the PSF board since 2022. Not only is she a lifelong resident of Allston Brighton, but she is also raising her children here! Following her education in sociology, she received a med school degree in Nurse education from Cambridge College; and she currently works as an RN for Saint Columbkille Partnership School. Sheila’s goal as a PSF board member is to bring together more families in the neighborhood and strengthen Brighton as a community. Her favorite PSF events to attend are Brewfest and the Farmers Market.
Charlie, a lifelong Oak Square resident, and has been a member of the PSF board since the organization’s inception. He was the founding board member of the Brighton-Allston Historical Society, Allston Brighton CDC, Friends of the Faneuil Library, Brighton Main Streets, and of the Brighton Garden Club. His primary goal as a PSF board member is to ensure the survival and health of PSF; making sure it is a widely used and appreciated community asset. Charlie most enjoys the PSF Holiday Gift Drive event. In his spare time, he gardens and travels.
Doris is a dedicated community member with a strong connection to PSF. She played a key role in the formation of the Presentation School Community Committee, which worked to acquire the school from the Archdiocese. Doris has been actively involved in various community initiatives, including the Oak Square YMCA Neighborhood Task Force and the Brighton Garden Club, where she served as a board member for 7 years. She also co-founded the Langley Road Association, promoting neighborly collaboration to address local concerns. With a background in media and publishing, Doris later transitioned to roles in consulting and non-profit work. Since retiring, she has become even more engaged with PSF, serving as a dedicated Board Member and organizing the annual Tee Off for PSF Community Center fundraiser. Doris is eager to contribute to PSF’s continued growth as a vital community cornerstone.