Staff

Pratt Wiley Executive Consultant

Pratt Norton Wiley is a leader and strategic planner in fields ranging from law, politics, non-profit management and business management. Pratt is currently the Executive Consultant for The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, developing, retaining and convening multicultural professionals. Pratt is responsible for both

Pratt Norton Wiley is a leader and strategic planner in fields ranging from law, politics, non-profit management and business management. Pratt is currently the Executive Consultant for The Partnership, Inc., New England’s premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, developing, retaining and convening multicultural professionals. Pratt is responsible for both The Partnership’s expansion outside of New England and its C-Suite Program, which convenes executives of color in the highest echelons of organizations across the Commonwealth.

Previously, Pratt served as the National Director of Voter Expansion for the Democratic National Committee, where he was responsible for designing and executing the DNC’s program to ensure that every eligible voter was able to register and vote, and that every vote was accurately counted, from 2013 to 2017. The Voter Expansion program served the political arm to President Barack Obama by supporting Democratic candidates, campaigns, state parties and progressive organizations in all 50 states through the development of tools, resources, and networks dedicated to advancing voting rights. The Voter Expansion program also closely advised the various 2016 Democratic presidential candidates on voting rights matters and supported Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign on the same.  

Previously, Pratt served as the National Regional Voter Protection Coordinator for Obama for America in 2012, helping build and manage the voting protection programs for the President’s re-election in battleground states including Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. Prior to joining President Obama’s campaign, Pratt was a corporate attorney at Nutter, McClennen & Fish LLP in Boston, representing a wide range of public and private sector clients in mergers and acquisitions, venture finance, and tax-exempt bond issuances. 

Prior to law school, Pratt was a senior administrator at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, where he served as the special assistant to the senior vice president for Administration & Finance, responsible for all non-academic student-facing services. He also worked at the international internet consulting group, Zentropy Partners, in the firm’s sales and marketing group. Pratt is extensively involved in civic and charitable activities. He was elected as a Council member of the Boston Bar Association and a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association. He is also involved in many civic and charitable organizations supporting education and civic life throughout Massachusetts. Pratt received his bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and his JD from Boston College Law School in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Carmen Arce-Bowen Vice President

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Vice President of The Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for the finances of the organization, managing signature events throughout the year, overseeing program content and recruitment of all participants in all leadership development programs (Next Generation Executive Program, Fellows, Associates and BioDiversity Fellows) as well as co-chairing the Executive Council. Prior

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Vice President of The Partnership, Inc. She is responsible for the finances of the organization, managing signature events throughout the year, overseeing program content and recruitment of all participants in all leadership development programs (Next Generation Executive Program, Fellows, Associates and BioDiversity Fellows) as well as co-chairing the Executive Council.

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. She is currently a career coach with the Posse Foundation and a board of trustees member at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School. Carmen was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of its 2018 40 Under 40 honorees, a competitive awards program which recognizes Boston’s best and the brightest young professionals

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 Watertown with her husband and daughter.

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Jacklyn D. Dinneen Assistant Vice President of 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 son.

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Karen L. James Assistant Vice President, Leadership Development

Karen L. James is the Assistant 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

Karen L. James is the Assistant 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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Winston Bodrick Director of Recruitment

Winston Bodrick is the Director of Recruitment at The Partnership, Inc. He is responsible for recruiting participants for all leadership development programs (Next Generation Executive Program, Fellows, Associates and BioDiversity Fellows) throughout the year. He will also assist with C-Suite recruiting. Prior to joining The Partnership, Winston served as the Deputy Finance Director for gubernatorial

Winston Bodrick is the Director of Recruitment at The Partnership, Inc. He is responsible for recruiting participants for all leadership development programs (Next Generation Executive Program, Fellows, Associates and BioDiversity Fellows) throughout the year. He will also assist with C-Suite recruiting.

Prior to joining The Partnership, Winston served as the Deputy Finance Director for gubernatorial candidate, Setti Warren. In this role, he managed research strategy, events, and co-led efforts in raising approximately 600K within a year to support the infrastructure of a grassroots campaign. From 2016 until 2017, Winston was awarded the Dartmouth Presidential Fellowship. The Presidential Fellowship, established by former Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim, provides a unique opportunity for talented graduates and recent alumni to help senior leaders carry out new initiatives and advance Dartmouth’s mission.

Prior to the Dartmouth Presidential Fellowship, Winston served as an associate at the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN), where he helped organized programs such as Dartmouth Ventures, DEN Firesides, and pitch competitions and handled outreach to students. He was a member of the Dartmouth’s Ferguson Teaching Collective and served as a Teaching Assistant for the #BlackLivesMatter course. Winston was also a member of the Inclusive Excellence Committee, where he diligently worked to address the concerns diversity and inclusivity at Dartmouth College.

An Atlanta native, Winston is a graduate from Dartmouth College with a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies concentrating in Cultural Studies. He received his B.A., with distinction, from Morehouse College. During his studies, he conducted research in Ghana and earned a certificate in History, Politics & Society from the University of Oxford. Winston was a two-sport athlete at Morehouse, where he played baseball and football. Winston is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and the Historic Twelfth Baptist Church. He currently resides in Roxbury, MA.

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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 Senior Administrator

Samuel Ellison is the Senior Administrator for The Partnership, Inc. He is responsible for assisting with leadership development programs, 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

Samuel Ellison is the Senior Administrator for The Partnership, Inc. He is responsible for assisting with leadership development programs, 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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