Staff

Carmen Arce-Bowen Vice President

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Vice President of The Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for recruiting participants for all of The Partnership’s leadership development programs, executing all events for the organization and managing the Next Generation Executive Program. Prior to joining The Partnership, Arce-Bowen served for over three years as Director of Personnel and Administration in the office of Massachusetts

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Vice President of The Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for recruiting participants for all of The Partnership’s leadership development programs, executing all events for the organization and managing the Next Generation Executive Program.

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 she served as Project Director of ONE Massachusetts at the Public Policy Institute in Boston where she helped train more than 250 community leaders across the state on issues related to community empowerment, taxation, 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.

Originally from Mexico, Arce-Bowen graduated with a LL.B from University 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 East Boston with her husband and daughter.

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Jacklyn D. Dinneen Senior Director, Development

Jackie is the Senior Director of Development at The Partnership, Inc. She will create a fundraising development plan with goals to increase revenue to align with The Partnership’s strategic plan. She will support in positioning The Partnership as a magnetic brand to increase revenue through enhanced visibility, reputation, engagement, campaigns, programs and events. Jackie will

Jackie is the Senior Director of Development at The Partnership, Inc. She will create a fundraising development plan with goals to increase revenue to align with The Partnership’s strategic plan. She will support in positioning The Partnership as a magnetic brand to increase revenue through enhanced visibility, reputation, engagement, campaigns, programs and events. Jackie will develop a plan to strengthen Alumni Engagement and Giving for nearly 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. Managed and developed a 15-person team that supported community-based, Peace Corps Volunteer-led global initiatives. She supported from concept through implementation of the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn Program. Jackie collaborates with the White House and the Office of the First Lady and cross-sector partners and focuses on the $10.5M fundraising goal for the Peace Corps Let Girls Learn program. She championed fundraising from foundations, corporations, and individuals.

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. Jackie developed a strategy to interface effectively with the White House, provided information and advice to the Director and senior staff regarding Administration priorities and was an advocate for the Peace Corps across the executive branch. 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. It is currently being mirrored for other agencies across the Federal Government.  Jackie and her team were given the Director’s Award in 2015 for her work in this space.

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.

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Karen L. James Senior Director, Program Management

Karen L. James is the Senior Director of Program Management at The Partnership, Inc. Karen is responsible for program content and the execution of the 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. With

Karen L. James is the Senior Director of Program Management at The Partnership, Inc. Karen is responsible for program content and the execution of the 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.

With 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.

Prior to joining The Partnership, Karen was responsible for managing Verizon Foundation’s investment 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 directed an exemplary school partnership program with Verizon and Boston Public Schools as well as the corporate annual summer jobs program.

Additionally, Ms. James has extensive background in corporate human resources, where she was responsible for developing and managing workplace diversity initiatives.

Karen has served on numerous boards and has enjoyed involvement in volunteer activities including with Simmons College, Urban League of Eastern Mass., Associated Grantmakers of New England, Posse Foundation, Jack and Jill of America, and Big Sister Association.

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.

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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, Carol Fulp, and liaison to the Board of Directors. Roseann provides administrative and scheduling support to Carol Fulp. 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, Carol Fulp, and liaison to the Board of Directors. Roseann provides administrative and scheduling support to Carol Fulp. 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. In 2002, Roseann began working with Carol Fulp at John Hancock. In 2012, Roseann joined The Partnership alongside Carol Fulp.

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Samuel Ellison Programming Administrator

Samuel Ellison is the Programming Administrator for The Partnership, Inc. He is responsible for developing impactful marketing materials, managing social media and website updates, maintaining the program database, and distributing emails and newsletters. Prior to joining The Partnership, Samuel graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a MA in Migration, Superdiversity & Policy in 2015 and

Samuel Ellison is the Programming Administrator for The Partnership, Inc. He is responsible for developing impactful marketing materials, managing social media and website updates, maintaining the program database, and distributing emails and newsletters.

Prior to joining The Partnership, Samuel graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) with a MA in Migration, Superdiversity & Policy in 2015 and from Villanova University with a BA in Political Science, Communication & Africana Studies in 2014. He was awarded with the US-UK Fulbright Scholarship Grant for his graduate studies in the United Kingdom. 

Samuel was a six-time All-American at Villanova where he competed for the Track & Field team in the 800 meters. He is currently training with the Boston Athletic Association. Additionally, he is also passionate about social justice and has conducted many panels and workshops on the interdependence of racism, sexism and gender discrimination, classism, xenophobia, and other societal disparities. Samuel also writes freelance and on his blog about issues relating to politics, culture, entertainment, and their intersections with systemic oppression.

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