Building a Culture of Achievement

Project STEP’s members of its Board of Directors and Board of Advisors are examples of dedicated service. Their commitment, compassion, work ethic and achievements are all vital to our success.

Catherine ToppinCatherine Toppin, Senior Patent Counsel, GE Global Patent Operation:

“My support of Project STEP stems from my appreciation of its mission: classical music education during my childhood had an immeasurable impact on me.”

Goetz EatonGoetz Eaton, Director, Global Tax, GFI Software:

“The commitment shown by our Project STEP students and their families while they are in the program impresses me deeply, and my experience tells me that they are well prepared for life’s future challenges.”

Dianne LubyDianne Luby, Former President and Chief Executive, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts:

“I am particularly interested in programs that help children and families succeed. This is surely one of them.”

Owen YoungOwen Young, cellist, Boston Symphony Orchestra:

“Appreciating music requires exposure and guidance. Learning to play an instrument takes time and patience. Project STEP students learn these elements which are fundamental to musical growth and appreciation.”


Board of Directors of Project STEP

Dianne Luby, President
Goetz B. Eaton
Gregory E. Bulger, Treasurer
Jessica Fenton, Clerk
Diane M. Austin
Rochelle Burgos, Parent Representative
Dr. Mark Churchill
Shiela Kibbe, BU Representative
Christina M. Frangos
Meghan K. Jasani
Hon. Antoinette McLean Leoney
Karen McInnis
Christophe Oliver
Elisa Pepe
Christopher Reuning
Cheri Robartes
Kerby Roberson, Parent Representative
Diana E. Rodríguez
Jessica Schmidt, BSO Representative
Marcus Thompson
Catherine J. Toppin, Esq.

Board of Advisors

Nina L. Doggett
Randall Hiller
Jackie Jenkins-Scott
Patricia Krol
Rachel S. Moore
William Moyer
Daniel I. Palant, M.D.
Ann Hobson Pilot
Wendy Putnam
Astrid Schween
Martha Batchelor Volpe
Margaret Williams-DeCelles
Owen Young