Thank You to Our Financial Literacy Classroom Volunteers

Fin Lit Volunteers

Volunteer Jeanette DeMasi and Megan Fein from Liberty Mutual talk students at Boston Latin High School about financing a car.

It’s no surprise that the never-ending snow this winter caused a few hiccups in the M. Ellen Carpenter Financial Literacy Program . Nevertheless, our dedicated volunteers braved the elements (and the trains!) to travel to high schools throughout the state to teach students about the importance of making sound financial decisions. We want to extend a special shout out to Liberty Mutual, the Security and Exchange Commission, and Sun Life Financial for adopting classrooms through the program. In this model, the legal offices committed to providing 3-6 volunteers to cover each of the three classroom-based sessions.

Thank you to the following individuals for volunteering this year:

Warren Agin, Swiggart & Agin, LLC
Judy Arnost
Stephanie Babin, Parker & Associates
Joe Baldiga, Mirick O’Connell
Elizabeth Barrett, Massachusetts Executive Office of the Trial Court
Joshua Beiser, Liberty Mutual Group
Scott Bell, Liberty Mutual Group
Christopher Brine, Culik Law P.C.
Danielle Byrdsong, New England Law Boston
Christopher Candon, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green- NH
Jennifer Cardello, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Fred Chase, Liberty Mutual Group
John Cohan, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association
Stephen M. Cohen, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
Tara Colby, Liberty Mutual Group
Michele Collins, MetLife
Christopher Condon, Murphy & King, Professional Corporation
Sean Cronin
Scott Davis, Sun Life Financial
Jeanette Demasi, Liberty Mutual Group
Mark DiOrio, Bulfinch Companies, Inc.
Deborah Dong
Elizabeth Duffy, State Street Corporation
Anne Farina, Sun Life Financial
Megan Fein, Liberty Mutual Group
Kate Foley, Mirick O’Connell
Brendan Furey, American Student Assistance
Lane Goldberg, Goldberg Law
Michelle Greco, Sun Life Financial
Nancy Gregory, BlumShapiro
Joshua Grinspoon, U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission
William Harrington, Office of the U.S. Trustee
Rachel Hershfang, Securities & Exchange Commission
Rebecca Israel
John Kacoyannakis, Law Offices of John Kacoyannakis
Shiva Karimi, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association
Geraldine Karonis, U.S. Department of Justice-NH
Elizabeth Kayatta, Arrowood Peters LLP
Justin Kesselman, Supreme Judicial Court
Lindsay Kosan, Supreme Judicial Court
Kimberly Kroha, Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts
Deborah Levine
Charles Liu
Andrew Lizotte, Murphy & King, Professional Corporation
David London
John Loughnane, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP
Cornelio Lozada
Lauren McCarthy, Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Michele McCormick, Liberty Mutual Group
Kathleen McGrath, Liberty Mutual Group
Stephen Meunier
Richard Mikels, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Sarah Montgomery
Peter Moores, Choate Hall & Stewart LLP
David Moynihan, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association
Sean Nehill
Helen O’Rourke, Liberty Mutual Group
Gregory Pakhladzhyan, American Student Assistance
Ian Pinta, Todd & Weld LLP
Steven Pohl, Brown Rudnick LLP
Jaimeson Porter, KJC Law Firm LLC
Ray Ripple
Adam Ruttenberg, Looney & Grossman LLP
Cathy Schmidt, McLane, Graf, Raulerson & Middleton, Professional Association
Mary Sharon, Pro Se Debtors Bankruptcy Clinic
Barry Smith, Liberty Mutual Group
Huu Son
DeBorah Sonnenschein
Danielle Spang, Law Office of Danielle Spang
Michael Sugar
Mark Svalina
Sean To
David Travers, Todd & Weld LLP
Jethro Trenteetun, Liberty Mutual Group
Adrienne Walker, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Jacob Walker, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates
Natasha Walwyn
Keri Wintle, Murtha Cullina LLP
Jingliang Wu

Please note: this list does not include everyone who offered to help. A number of other individuals stepped up to volunteer as well, but unfortunately due to snow days and changes in the school calendar, their sessions were cancelled. Additionally, the program’s still underway. Students begin heading to the Boston and Worcester Bankruptcy Courts next week to learn about the consequences of making poor financial decisions. Stay tuned for more.

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