Our Board of Directors cares deeply about our mission, and understands that supporting children to become global citizens is essential in today’s world. Together with our staff, our Board collectively brings a mix of global experiences to our organization.
Gerald Campbell, CFA
Jerry is a retired senior portfolio manager at Gartmore UK where he specialized in management of both hedge and mutual fund strategy. Prior to this position, he worked at Numeric Investors, Putnam Investments, Bank of Boston, and Computervision. A graduate of Boston College, he received two masters degrees from Bentley College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Christine Cunningham, PhD
Dr. Christine Cunningham is an educational researcher who works to make engineering and science more relevant, accessible, and understandable, especially for underserved and underrepresented populations. A vice president at the Museum of Science, Boston since 2003, she is the Founding Director of Engineering is Elementary™, a groundbreaking project that integrates engineering concepts into preschool, elementary, and middle school curriculum and teacher professional development. As of October 2017, EiE has served 14.5 million children and 175,000 educators nationwide and internationally. Cunningham has previously served as director of engineering education research at the Tufts University Center for Engineering Educational Outreach, where her work focused on integrating engineering with science, technology, and math in professional development for K-12 teachers. She also directed the Women’s Experiences in College Engineering (WECE) project, the first national, longitudinal, large-scale study of the factors that support young women pursuing engineering degrees. Cunningham is a Fellow of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and received the ASEE K-12 and Pre-College Division Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015. She was awarded the 2014 International Society for Design and Development in Education Prize, the 2015 IEEE Pre-University Educator Award, and the 1991 Alpheus Henry Snow Prize. In 2017 her work was recognized with the prestigious Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. Cunningham holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in biology from Yale and a Ph.D. in Science Education from Cornell University.
William A. Flemer
Bill retired in 2011, following a career in International Banking and Wealth Management. Bill worked for Fleet Boston and its predecessor organizations for 24 years, as a Vice President and Director in the bank's International/Multinational Divisions and Executive Vice President of Private Client Services. He went on to work as a Managing Director and Vice President at the Bank of New York and Eaton Vance. He has lived, worked and traveled extensively throughout the Middle East and Europe. He has a degree in Middle East Studies from Ricker College, and studied at the American University in Cairo and Cairo University.
Nada Jovanovic is a freelance editor working in the K12 educational publishing field, and she is also a higher education writing consultant. She currently tutors and teaches graduate school students in academic writing at the MGH Institute for Health Professions. She also writes and edits elementary school reading texts. Nada has worked at publishers Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Cengage Learning. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Park University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College. Nada’s graduate school work was based on her experiences of growing up in a Serbian immigrant household in America during the Balkan wars of the 1990s, and on extensive travel throughout Serbia and neighboring countries, particularly while working for a relief agency in 2002. Today Nada is proud to serve on the Primary Source Board to advance the cause of global education so that her children and all children have access to people and cultures from around the world.
Mike is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Beacon Interactive Systems, an award-winning software development company that he and his wife started over 19 years ago. Mike is also the chief technology officer and co-founder of a new startup, Knownbuy.com. Mike earned his BA at Georgetown University in international relations and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Rosemary Hoey Pisano, EdM
Rosemary is a retired teacher with over 25 years of experience teaching grades 4 through 8 in Mississippi, New York, and Massachusetts. She served as project coordinator for the Massachusetts Initiative for International Studies and is currently a member of the Task Force of Global Education Massachusetts. She has been a mediator in the Harvard Mediation Program at the Harvard Law School for 5 years. Rosemary received an EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA from the College of Mount Saint Vincent.
Emmanuel Sabiiti, CFA, CFP®
Manny is a Partner and the Head Trader at Boston Common Asset Management, a Boston-based Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) investment firm. He is primarily responsible for implementing and overseeing the trading of clients’ US, International, and Emerging Market portfolios, and Fixed Income Portfolio Management. Manny received his BA from Middlebury College with a major in Mathematics and a minor in French. He is a CFA charter holder, a CFP Professional, a candidate in MIT's Executive MBA program, and a member of the Boston Security Traders Association. He sits on the boards of Tutoring Plus, a Cambridge-based non-profit focused on education equity; and Grace Villa, a Uganda-based non-profit focused on providing education equality, food safety, and a loving home for mainly disadvantaged girls.
Anne Watt, EdD
Co-founder of Primary Source, Anne joined the board in 2006 following 17 years of service to establish and grow the organization that she and Anna Roelofs started with a single workshop for teachers in 1989. Prior to this, Anne was an elementary and middle school teacher in New York, California, and Vermont. She led one of the federally funded Teacher Centers, worked in race relations for the Anti-Defamation League, founded an inter-racial preschool for her children, taught graduate courses at San Bernardino State College, finished her doctorate, and went into public school administration for four years. Moving back to the Boston area, she put all her energy into developing Primary Source's academically grounded graduate programs for K-12 teachers in multicultural and global studies. Thanks to almost two decades of sponsorship by the Freeman Foundation, she and her husband John taught courses and led study tours to China for more than 2000 teachers and saw Chinese-language teaching take off in Massachusetts schools. Long ago she received her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Radcliffe College, master's degree from Bank Street College of Education, and EdD from UMass Amherst.