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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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 Digital Transformation Consultant

Anjali Worah is driving the Digital Transformation changes 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 multiple early stage startups. 

Anjali Worah is driving the Digital Transformation changes 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 multiple early stage startups. 

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Maya Grevatt Director of Recruitment

Maya Grevatt is the Director of Recruitment for The Partnership, Inc. a Boston based organization focused on attracting, developing, and retaining professionals of color in the region. She manages the recruitment for all leadership development programs. Prior to joining The Partnership, Grevatt worked at Development Guild DDI, a nonprofit consulting firm as an Executive Search

Maya Grevatt is the Director of Recruitment for The Partnership, Inc. a Boston based organization focused on attracting, developing, and retaining professionals of color in the region. She manages the recruitment for all leadership development programs. Prior to joining The Partnership, Grevatt worked at Development Guild DDI, a nonprofit consulting firm as an Executive Search Consultant.

Grevatt is involved with several national and Boston based organizations as a member of the Institutional Advancement Committee for Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath), a career coach with Braven, and a member of Tomorrow’s Women Today.

Originally from Vermont, Grevatt graduated from Clark University with a BA in Sociology and a Master’s in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management. She resides in Boston, MA with her 70-pound mutt, Homer.

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Rashi Shyam Director of Digital Transformation

Rashi Shyam is managing the organizational changes within The Partnership, Inc. that revolve around digital technology. She assists the employees in adopting digital technologies, upgrading processes and procedures using new digital technology, and communicating needs of the organization to consulting developers. She also works to streamline communication to The Partnership, Inc. audience. Prior to working

Rashi Shyam is managing the organizational changes within The Partnership, Inc. that revolve around digital technology. She assists the employees in adopting digital technologies, upgrading processes and procedures using new digital technology, and communicating needs of the organization to consulting developers. She also works to streamline communication to The Partnership, Inc. audience. Prior to working at The Partnership, Rashi has held positions managing communities and events at non-profits, and in Human Resources. Rashi has both her BA and MBA at Rutgers University. Rashi works remotely for The Partnership, Inc. and lives in New Jersey with her husband and 2 daughters.

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