Our Team


Leah Camhi, Executive Director


Direct: (617) 865-9858 / (617) 267-4637 x14

Leah has been an entrepreneurial non-profit leader her entire career. She has consistently been able to turn vision into reality, which is apparent in the many campaigns she has collaborated on, such as: establishing an alternative education program for adjudicated youth, launching a statewide hotline run by and for teens, training professionals on hot button adolescent issues, developing an HIV prevention training series, founding a community center for people living with HIV, and launching an agency teaching entrepreneurial skills to at-risk youth. Leah is honored to be a part of the team at Fenway CDC, located in the most exciting neighborhood in Boston. At a time when economic inequality and a lack of affordable housing has divided this great city, Leah believes we are addressing these disparities by strengthening diverse resident leadership and bringing more affordable housing to the Fenway. Leah grew up in Las Vegas, where she is wise enough to know that the house always wins.

Michelle Reinstein, Director of Finance and Administration  


Direct: (617) 865-9889 / (617) 267-4637 x28

Michelle manages Fenway CDC’s finances and oversees human resources and administration. She joined the organization in the late ’90s as a volunteer and later became an employee. She began helping with a range of projects including event planning and housing development project management. She has worked in the accounting department for most of her time at Fenway CDC.  Her background in architecture and her interest in urban spaces brought her to Boston. She lived in the Fenway when she first moved to the city and later bought a condo on the Mission Hill/JP line after taking a Fenway CDC sponsored “Homebuyer 101” class. In her free time, she enjoys taking walks in the Emerald Necklace with her dog, cooking, traveling, and visiting the MFA.

Carrie McGuire, Accountant


Direct: (617) 865-9911 / (617) 267-4637 x13

Carrie comes to Fenway CDC from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute where she worked in accounting for more than 20 years. She is also a longtime volunteer with Boston Cares. Carrie completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Finance at night at Northeastern University. She brings experience in accounts payable, accounts receivable, general accounting, and most recently, she worked in asset management. Carrie is excited to return to the Fenway as this was where she first lived when she came to Boston. Outside of work, Carrie has many interests and activities. She loves to read and leads a monthly book club. She’s a knitter and interested in sustainable fashion, cooking, and healthy eating, Pilates, and yoga. She has a daily meditation practice and enjoys visiting art museums.

Hang Le, Operations Manager


Direct (617) 865-9915 / (617) 267-4637 x10

Before joining Fenway CDC as an Office Manager, Hang was a regular volunteer and then intern for the Resource Development Department in 2018 and 2019, contributing to the success of Fenway Ball and Taste of the Fenway events. In addition to her background and passion in event planning, Hang has extensive experience in office management. Her role at Fenway CDC focuses on Administrative and Payroll & Human Resources tasks. Hang loves giving back to the community and had volunteered in events organized by the Homeless Services Bureau, Boston Public Health Commission. She is excited to work at Fenway CDC which enables her to continue serving Boston residents.

In her free time, she enjoys gardening, dancing and writing Calligraphy.

Resident Services and Workforce Development

Sage Carbone, Community Programs Director


Direct: (781) 277-0160 / (617) 267-4637 x26

Sage began volunteering in the Fenway neighborhood while pursuing her undergraduate degree in Humanities at Wheelock College, and throughout the time she worked on a dual Masters in Communications Management and MBA at Simmons University. Through Fenway CDC’s Resident Services and Workforce Development program, she hopes to help community residents achieve their life goals and live healthier by accessing services and building stronger career pathways.

In her role as a Program Administrator at Cambridge Community Schools, Sage managed the contracts and finances to provide out-of-school-time programming to more than 1,200 students each year. She also coordinated workforce development and healthy food programs across 12 sites to equitably serve residents of all ages. She is a co-founder of the collective Cambridge City Growers, which find and distribute thousands of seedlings each year to urban gardeners. As a community gardener, she hopes to empower residents to take an active role in the food system.

Sage is an Indigenous advocate, sports fanatic, and spends her free time rescuing cats.

Jumana Aljohni, Career Coach


Direct: (857) 675-1183 / (617) 267-4637 x29

Pronouns: She/her

Jumana Aljohni is a Middle Eastern peace professional. She received her Master’s degree in Peace Interventions & Conflict Resolution from Portland State University, which has enabled her to be an effective leader and team member in a variety of contexts and roles. Jumana is a active advocate for global human rights with a focus on women’s rights. She is a board member of the Center of Democracy and Human Rights, which promotes a peaceful transformation of Saudi political, social, religious, educational, and economic institutions. She is currently writing her first book, a memoir, and was recently interviewed for a documentary that focuses on democracy in exile.

Jumana is passionate about promoting equity and social justice through education, awareness-raising, and advocacy, especially for women of color. Jumana has worked in the healthcare, community services, and legal fields, but her main goal has been empowering people from marginalized and racialized communities in the workplace, as well as finding ways to amplify women’s voices.

In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hosting dinner parties, dancing, and listening to podcasts and audiobooks.

Jamie Culbertson, Community Services Coordinator


Direct: (617) 865-9896 / (617) 267-4637 x15

Pronouns: they/them

Jamie Culbertson works to support and develop community programs and connect Boston residents to services to improve their quality of life. A recent graduate of MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, they’re excited about bringing their knowledge in the field of housing and community development to a role that engages directly with community members.

While a student, Jamie interned for the MIT Living Wage Calculator and the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative, where they worked with a coalition of community organizations that was developing an economic development plan by and for Bronxites. They credit their upbringing in a service- and peace-focused community and their time running a cultural house/cooking co-op at MIT for developing their interests in community building, spatial justice, and good food.

In their free time, Jamie enjoys cooking, reading, and making music with others.

Community Planning and Organizing

Richard Giordano, Director of Policy and Community Planning  


Direct: (617) 865-9861 / (617) 267-4637 x19

Richard credits one of his parish priests, Fordham University, and the student-run Mexico Project for making him into a political and community activist. He credits his sociology degree for making him a critical thinker. Over the course of his career, Richard has briefly been a public utilities investigator, a caseworker, a NYC cab driver, an ironworker, and an aide to four different elected officials – but he has always been a community activist. In 1990, Richard discovered he could actually get paid to fight for things he believed in when he became the first staff community organizer for the Mass Association of CDCs. Since that time, he has remained involved in the community development field as a board member of two CDCs and as the Community Organizing Director for Fenway CDC since 2013. Richard loves the Fenway community whose long history of activism has helped shape the neighborhood in powerful ways and continues to do so to this day.

One of Richard’s favorite past times is bicycling, and he wishes that his commute was actually longer. If he had more free time, he would take a bicycle trip.

Cassie White, Lead Community Organizer


Direct: (857) 217-4370 / (617) 267-4637 x16

Cassie supports Fenway residents to advocate for a more affordable and equitable neighborhood. She holds a Masters in Community Engagement from Merrimack College where her studies focused on community organizing, leadership development, and social change. As a graduate fellow at Allston Brighton CDC, she witnessed the power of resident advocacy in slowing gentrification and displacement. Prior to graduate school, she taught in Honduras, organized church leaders in rural Minnesota, served as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Brockton, and administered public funding for youth workforce programs in Boston. In her free time Cassie enjoys knitting, growing veggies in her community garden, and walking in the woods.

Leo Ruiz Sanchez, Community Organizer 


Direct: (857) 302-0523 / (617) 267-4637 x24

Leo grew up in rural Tennessee which has played an important role in his passion for housing equity and advocacy. Leo is a graduate of the Community Health department at Tufts University where he also focused his energy and efforts in law, policy, and advocacy. He held several leadership roles within the Latino and first-generation community. Leo hopes to use his past experience to develop his passion for social justice and access to health and wellbeing. Leo is inspired by the visual image and how it can create social change and dialogue. Leo’s previous work within the Health Education department at the Fenway Institute and with the Student Clinic for Immigration Justice strengthened his commitment to working alongside vulnerable populations to create lasting and meaningful impact. Leo enjoys hiking, fitness, and exploring new places. As hitherto alluded to, Leo loves film and media so streaming is also a favorite pastime.

Housing Development

Suneeth P. John, Deputy Director and Head of Real Estate


Direct: (617) 865-9871 / (617) 267-4637 x11

At Fenway CDC, Suneeth’s focus is on sourcing development opportunities and bringing them to life in order to strengthen the Fenway community. He enjoys building connections with development partners, local institutions, financing sources and government agencies to ensure results for internal and external stakeholders alike. Suneeth has 15+ years of experience working on domestic and international projects and has worn multiple hats in his career including those of architect, landscape architect, urban designer, real estate development manager, underwriter among others.

Suneeth’s career has been informed and enriched by volunteer leadership positions in participatory planning and affordable housing development. He is the President of the Board of Metro West Collaborative Development, a CDC focused on improving affordable housing opportunities in Boston’s western suburbs. Suneeth is also a former member of the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) in Watertown, MA. Trained in architecture and landscape architecture, Suneeth also holds a Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED).

In addition to his work and commitment to thoughtful community driven development, Suneeth continues to explore developing more cost effective building methods with a focused effort on modular construction and enhancing offsite fabrication capacity in the Northeast.

Nick Pittman, Senior Project Manager


Direct: (617) 865-9882 / (617) 267-4637 x17

Nick supports the preservation and development of affordable housing opportunities in the Fenway neighborhood. He believes passionately in safe and affordable housing as a right for all, and having grown up in Cambridge has seen how many people have been priced out of living in the Greater Boston area. He recently graduated with a master’s degree in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts, where he focused on affordable housing development, including serving as a project manager in the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston’s 2020 Affordable Housing Development Competition. Before graduate school, he served in the Peace Corps as a community and youth development volunteer in Armenia and worked in economic consulting for a variety of government clients, including the U.S. Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency. In his free time Nick likes to make and eat food with friends and family, ride and fix bikes, and play music.

Edward Quinn, Real Estate Project Manager


Direct: (617) 865-9879

Office: (617) 267-4637 x 21

Ed is excited to work in the Fenway neighborhood to help increase the development, support, and long-term security of affordable housing in the area. He has a background in residential real estate brokerage, investments, and asset management – a career he embarked on after working in operations management within the hospitality industry before moving to the Boston area in 2018. 

He completed his undergraduate education in Communication and Media Studies at Hofstra University, where he worked within the Office of Residence Life as a resident assistant for 3 years providing vibrant residential communities that foster personal, social, and cultural development opportunities. Building from that experience, he is excited to advance social justice and promote diverse communities through the lens of housing at Fenway CDC.  

Ed is a current resident of Somerville, and in his free time he enjoys cooking and trying new food, playing guitar, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and exploring New England. 

Ari Sugerman, Asset Management Associate


Direct: (857) 264-2354 / (617) 267-4637 x20

Ari joins us having recently graduated from the University of Rochester with degrees in math and social justice. Growing up in Jamaica Plain and going to high school in the Fenway, Ari has seen how expensive Boston and the Fenway have become and values the opportunity to ensure the sustainability of Fenway CDC’s affordable housing as an asset manager. Ari was first introduced to the CDC world as a summer intern with Southwest Boston CDC where he researched proposed environmental policy. Before college Ari took a gap year and participated in a three-month cultural exchange program in Indonesia before living in Sydney with his cousin. In his free time, Ari enjoys walking, hiking, biking to explore nature, reading, and playing and watching sports.

Lorenzo Bartoloni, Co-Op


Direct: (617) 865-9909 / (617) 267-4637 x22

Lorenzo is currently serving as the Housing Development and Community Building Co-op. He was born and raised in Boston and was a lifelong Boston Public Schools student before graduating from Boston Latin Academy in 2021. He is in his second year at Northeastern, where he is majoring in Human Services and Psychology with a minor in Urban Studies. He is passionate about the Boston community and its residents and holds strong beliefs that community members should be more involved in decision making in their neighborhoods. He has conducted research throughout his time at Northeastern around housing and urban development, specifically in the Boston area, and is excited to bring his passion and knowledge to the team as well as develop his skillset even further over the course of this co-op. 

In his free time, Lorenzo enjoys travelling, exercising, baseball, playing piano, and learning languages. 

Resource Development

Iris Tan, Marketing and Development Director


Direct: (617) 865-9891 / (617) 267-4637 x25

Iris manages the resource development activities of Fenway CDC, which includes event planning, grants management, organizational branding, and overseeing the Fenway CDC’s internship program. She is also responsible for cultivating positive relationships with supporters to increase the funding, resources, and talent necessary to advance the work of Fenway CDC.

Iris collaborates with many prominent businesses and renowned institutions of the Fenway – including the Boston Red Sox – to organize fun and meaningful events that support the Fenway CDC’s mission and financial needs. She has overseen the Fenway Ball Gala, Fen-tastic Fest, and Taste of The Fenway since 2013.

Iris was raised in Singapore and earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a double major in marketing and management from Murdoch University in Australia. Her dream to live, learn, and work in the United States came true when a scholarship brought her to Boston, where she earned her MBA from Hult International Business School.

Before joining the Fenway CDC, Iris worked as an event planner at Asian Community Development Corporation of Boston, where she organized sports, business, and entertainment events. Iris also previously worked for the National Kidney Foundation, where she managed 7 business units with 170 team members and was accountable for overseeing $22 million (USD).

Iris loves to read, dance, and travel.

Phuong Nguyen, Events & Resource Manager


Direct: (617) 865-9910 / (617) 267-4637 x12

Phuong manages project activities and communicates with stakeholders about participating in Fenway CDC’s fundraising events. Phuong found a passion for event planning after volunteering during the Taste of The Fenway, Fen-tastic Fest, and the Fenway Ball gala. Prior to joining Fenway CDC, Phuong worked as a Program Assistant at Northeastern University. Her role was to identify and analyze potential program partners by contributing her finance and project management knowledge.

Phuong graduated with a Master’s Degree in Project Management from Northeastern University. She loves traveling, listening to music, fishing, and cooking.