Staff

Carmen Arce-Bowen Chief Operating Officer

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Chief Operating Officer of The Partnership, Inc. a Boston based organization focused on attracting, developing and retaining professionals of color in the region. She manages the finances, events, content and recruitment for all leadership development programs. In addition, she co-chairs the Executive Council a group of nearly 50 heads of HR

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Chief Operating Officer of The Partnership, Inc. a Boston based organization focused on attracting, developing and retaining professionals of color in the region. She manages the finances, events, content and recruitment for all leadership development programs. In addition, she co-chairs the Executive Council a group of nearly 50 heads of HR and D&I in the region that convene several times a year to share best practices, tackle challenges in the field and serve as a sounding board to each other.

Prior to joining The Partnership, Arce-Bowen served for over three years as Director of Personnel and Administration in the office of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick overseeing and managing all matters related to high-level personnel transactions in the executive branch.  Prior to this role, she served as Project Director of ONE Massachusetts at the Public Policy Institute and trained more than 250 community leaders across the state on issues related to community empowerment, basic aspects of climate change and public policy strategy.

Arce-Bowen has served on the boards of Massvote, The Chelsea Collaborative and Emerge Massachusetts.  In 2010, Governor Deval Patrick appointed her to the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.  She is currently a board of trustees member at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, MA and chairs its newly created Diversity, Equity & Inclusion committee. She was recently appointed to the WBUR board of directors, Boston NPR news station, and is a member of its Diversity & Inclusion Task Force. Arce-Bowen was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of its 2018 40 Under 40 honorees, a competitive awards program that recognizes Boston’s most promising young professionals.  In 2019, Arce-Bowen was selected to be part of a 10-member cohort representing Boston at the Harvard Business School “Young American Leaders Program”.

Originally from Mexico, Arce-Bowen graduated with a LL.B from Universidad Panamericana Law School in Guadalajara Mexico, a LL.M from Suffolk University Law School and a MALD degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy focusing on International Development on Social and Political Change.  She resides in Watertown, MA with her husband and daughter.

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Roseann Carbone Senior Executive Assistant to the President and CEO

Roseann Carbone is the Senior Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, Pratt Wiley, and liaison to the Board of Directors. Roseann provides administrative and scheduling support to Pratt Wiley. Roseann is also the liaison to the C-Suite Program and is responsible for the execution of all of The Partnership’s C-Suite events. Prior to joining

Roseann Carbone is the Senior Executive Assistant to the President and CEO, Pratt Wiley, and liaison to the Board of Directors. Roseann provides administrative and scheduling support to Pratt Wiley. Roseann is also the liaison to the C-Suite Program and is responsible for the execution of all of The Partnership’s C-Suite events.

Prior to joining The Partnership Inc., Roseann was at John Hancock for 22 years holding various administrative positions in areas such as Group Insurance, Real Estate Law, IT and Community Relations. 

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Jacklyn D. Dinneen Assistant Vice President, Marketing & Development

Jackie D. Dinneen is the Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Development of at The Partnership, Inc. She supports a fundraising development plan with goals to increase revenue to align with The Partnership’s strategic plan. She manages positioning The Partnership as a magnetic brand to increase revenue through enhanced visibility, reputation, engagement, campaigns, programs and

Jackie D. Dinneen is the Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Development of at The Partnership, Inc. She supports a fundraising development plan with goals to increase revenue to align with The Partnership’s strategic plan. She manages positioning The Partnership as a magnetic brand to increase revenue through enhanced visibility, reputation, engagement, campaigns, programs and events. Jackie is strengthening Alumni Engagement and Giving for more than 4,000 Partnership Alumni.

Jackie was the Director of Gifts and Grants Management within the Office of Public Engagement at the Peace Corps. She was appointed by the Obama Administration to support a robust private sector partnership and fundraising platform for the agency. Prior to this role, Jackie was the Associate Policy Director for First Lady Michelle Obama. Within the Office of the First Lady, the Policy office provides strategic advice and recommendations to the First Lady on policy and policy related requests. Work includes managing the First Lady’s Leadership and Mentorship program, supporting the Let Girls Learn initiative, coordinating the underlying policy aspects of the First Lady’s domestic and international engagement, providing briefing materials for the First Lady, and conducting research and analysis on policy matters.

From 2014 until early 2015, Jackie was the Peace Corps White House Liaison. Jackie oversaw recruitment, selection, and onboarding of political appointees, and provided assistance and support during their service. She was the President and Founder of Lotus Corps, the Asian American Pacific Islander employee resource group at Peace Corps. She launched the current SES executive onboarding process to support a smooth transition for incoming leadership into the agency. From 2012-2014, Jackie served as the Deputy White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Previously from 2007-2012, Jackie worked at European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) North America. Earlier from 2006-2007, she served as staffer for U.S. Senator Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island.

Jackie earned a M.P.P. at George Mason University. She received her B.A. at Colby College where she was the captain of the women’s rugby club and a mentor for girls in the community through Hardy Girls, Healthy Women. She is Vietnamese American, and resides in Duxbury with her husband and two children.

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Karen L. James Vice President, Leadership Development

Karen L. James is the Vice President, Leadership Development at The Partnership, Inc. Karen is responsible for program content and the execution of the Next Generation Executive (NGE), Fellows and Associates Programs. She also manages the BoardLink Initiative, an extension of The Partnership’s executive leadership development offerings that support board diversity and development needs of

Karen L. James is the Vice President, Leadership Development at The Partnership, Inc. Karen is responsible for program content and the execution of the Next Generation Executive (NGE), Fellows and Associates Programs. She also manages the BoardLink Initiative, an extension of The Partnership’s executive leadership development offerings that support board diversity and development needs of key nonprofits.

Karen has more than 20 years of corporate management experience with notable accomplishments in community and public relations, corporate philanthropy, program development, human resources and project management. Additionally, Ms. James has extensive background in corporate human resources, where she was responsible for developing and managing workplace diversity initiatives.

Prior to joining The Partnership, Karen directed Verizon Foundation’s investments in community and education programs in Greater Boston. She had oversight of all programs related to corporate grant-making, employee volunteerism initiatives as well as corporate membership programs. Karen had responsibility for an exemplary school partnership program with Verizon and Boston Public Schools as well as the corporate annual summer jobs program.

A Boston native, Karen L. James graduated from Simmons College and has completed numerous executive education programs at Cornell University, Boston College Center for Community Relations and Babson College.  She has served on numerous boards and in volunteer activities including with the Grimes King Foundation, Simmons College, Urban League of Eastern Mass., Associated Grantmakers of New England, Posse Foundation, Jack and Jill of America and Big Sister Association.

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Sebastian Patino Leadership Development Associate

Sebastian Patino is the Leadership Development Program Associate at The Partnership, Inc.  Sebastian works with the Assistant Vice President of Leadership Development to draft program correspondence, engage as the producer for Zoom meetings, and provide support all Partnership programming.  He actively monitors online engagement, and supports all current participants. Sebastian worked for Teach for America

Sebastian Patino is the Leadership Development Program Associate at The Partnership, Inc.  Sebastian works with the Assistant Vice President of Leadership Development to draft program correspondence, engage as the producer for Zoom meetings, and provide support all Partnership programming.  He actively monitors online engagement, and supports all current participants.

Sebastian worked for Teach for America in Charlotte, North Carolina focused on an intensive summer program developing skills to prepare for the upcoming school year. Sebastian focused on integrating diversity and inclusion as a priority through curriculum trainings and class management, as well as outside the classroom through his engagement with community partners. Prior to that, Sebastian served as a Policy Intern to Senator Elizabeth Warren.  He managed constituent calls, researched issues, oversaw office administrative responsibilities, and supported special projects as assigned. 

Sebastian volunteers for the Elliot Family Resource Center in Everett, MA supporting staff during special events and supporting daily needs such as stocking the food pantry, and providing front desk responsibilities.  He also had volunteered at Horizons for Homeless Children in Brockton, MA by engaging with children 0-5 years old by creating a fun and positive environment. 

Born in Passaic, NJ, and raised in Malden, MA, Sebastian has his B.A. from Stonehill College, and has studied abroad in Argentina, Vietnam and South Africa.  Sebastian is proud of his Colombian heritage. He enjoys to travel, is a movie buff, foodie, passionate about musical theatre, and loves playing with his mixed dog, Dante.

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Jacquetta Van Zandt Vice President, Engagement

Jacquetta Van Zandt is the Vice President of Engagement at the Partnership, Inc. Jacquetta is responsible for building, coordinating, and maintaining strategic relationships across the civic, political and business sectors.  In this role, The Vice President manages long-term strategic thinking regarding the Partnership’s relationships to build systemic and sustainable influence in furtherance of the organization’s

Jacquetta Van Zandt is the Vice President of Engagement at the Partnership, Inc. Jacquetta is responsible for building, coordinating, and maintaining strategic relationships across the civic, political and business sectors.  In this role, The Vice President manages long-term strategic thinking regarding the Partnership’s relationships to build systemic and sustainable influence in furtherance of the organization’s mission.

Prior to joining The Partnership, Inc, Van Zandt honed a political skill set on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as well as various state and federal campaigns, Jacquetta has been a respected voice at the table to aid in making significant decisions that impact communities of color.

A highly sought-after political strategist, with a special focus on public policy and diversity initiatives, her desire to bring about equal opportunities for women of color has brought her back to Massachusetts. Her goal towards making an impact on her community and to bring important issues to light such as pay equity, financial literacy, socioeconomic development, women’s empowerment, and diversifying the legislature are at the heart of today’s most important issues. She was instrumental force on many campaigns including the successful campaign of Framingham’s first Mayor and only popularly elected woman of color to that post.

Van Zandt along with Lori Lennon launched a growing and popular zoom-cast/podcast called “Politics and Prosecco.” Politics and Prosecco is a one-hour show where guests and hosts engage in topics surrounding current events and its impact on everyday life. In addition to hosting “Politics and Prosecco,” Van Zandt currently serves on the board of directors for the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts.

Born and raised in Boston, MA, Van Zandt graduated from Mount Ida College (now part of the UMASS education system) with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. She resides in Quincy, MA.

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Anjali Worah Executive Consultant

Anjali Worah is driving the Digital Transformation Consultant at The Partnership, Inc.  She has 20 years of experience delivering product and technology tech solutions across multiple industries, including eCommerce, Financial Services, Higher Education, and as an entrepreneur with a funded startup.  As a product leaders, she’s served as Chief Product Officer and Product Owner, setting the vision and priorities, managing realistic expectations with stakeholders, building high

Anjali Worah is driving the Digital Transformation Consultant at The Partnership, Inc.  She has 20 years of experience delivering product and technology tech solutions across multiple industries, including eCommerce, Financial Services, Higher Education, and as an entrepreneur with a funded startup.  As a product leaders, she’s served as Chief Product Officer and Product Owner, setting the vision and priorities, managing realistic expectations with stakeholders, building high performing, empowered teams to proudly deliver on aggressive goals and coaching teams to value relationships, trust, and results.   

As a Product Management Leader at Wayfair, she led the vision for the global, post-order customer support experience across 7 product lines.  Anjali built a high performing team of product managers, while driving the launch of three new products for Wayfair, responsible for 80 million interactions annually with customers.  Prior, Anjali was the Director of Strategy and Service Management at Harvard University where she directly led and mentored a team of experienced product managers and development team to deliver results across multiple product lines; including launching the Harvard University’s first central Salesforce team. Prior, Anjali worked at Fidelity Investments delivering technology solutions for the website and trading platforms.  

Anjali has volunteered with Startup Boston. As the Programming Lead for Startup Boston Week’s Product & Design track, she brought in a diverse set of panelists – focusing on diversity in gender, diversity, and color.  She is a Dreamforce speaker, attended YCombinator’s Startup School, and a Product Management Advisor for a startup Innovation accelerator at BU.   

Anjali was born and raised in Rhode Island.  She has her B.S. from Boston University and M.B.A. from Boston University Questrom School of Business.  When not working, she’s often found with her nose buried in a book.    

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