The Red Sox Foundation today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, Bridget Terry Long, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, and Jill Shah, President of the Shah Family Foundation."Bridget and Jill both have a
The Red Sox Foundation today announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors, Bridget Terry Long, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Saris Professor of Education and Economics, and Jill Shah, President of the Shah Family Foundation.
"Bridget and Jill both have a genuine interest in improving communities and they each bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a diverse perspective to our board," said Red Sox Foundation Executive Director Bekah Salwasser. "We are thrilled to have their expertise as we continue to expand the impact of the Foundation through our many programs and partners."
Long has been a member of the HGSE faculty since 2000, serving as academic dean from 2013 to 2017. She was previously the faculty director of the Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs from 2010 to 2013. Long is an economist whose research focuses on the impact of affordability, academic preparation, and information on college student access and success. She was appointed to the National Board for Education Sciences by president Barack Obama in 2010, and chaired that board from 2011-2013. Long is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and a board director for MDRC, a nonprofit social policy research organization.
Over her professional career, Long has served as an advisor to many organizations, including the College Board, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Council on Education, the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, the Ohio Board of Regents, and the I Have a Dream Foundation.
Shah has been the President of the Shah Family Foundation since June 2016 and is focused on Boston-based execution and testing of innovative solutions to issues that impact the health and happiness of students and families everywhere. Prior to her work with the Shah Family Foundation, she founded Jill's List, a health/tech company, which she sold to MINDBODY (MB) in 2013. She served as Senior Vice President of Business and Corporate Development for Mercator Software, a publicly-traded software company that she helped turn around and sell to Ascential Software. Shah moved to Mercator from Monitor Group's investment banking practice, MAST, where she served as Vice President. She was also part of an entrepreneurial team that helped to build the marketing and internet solutions company Larry Miller Productions, which was sold to iXL and taken public.
Shah currently serves on the Board of Trustees of both The Winsor School and The Belmont Hill School, the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, the Board of Advisors for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Board of Directors for Open AG at MIT Media Lab and Fresh Truck, and the Advisory Board of Open Notes. In May of 2018, she was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Bostonians.
Long and Shah join 8 other members of the Red Sox Foundation Board, which includes Chairman Tom Werner, Linda Henry, Michael Egan, Chad Gifford, Michael Gordon, Sean McGrail, Linda Whitlock, and David Friedman.