Staff

Carmen Arce-Bowen Chief Operating Officer

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Chief Operating Officer of The Partnership, Inc.  She manages finances, events, program content and recruitment for all leadership development programs (Next Generation Executive Program, Fellows, BioDiversity Fellows, and Associates).  In addition, she co-chairs the Executive Council. Prior to joining The Partnership, Arce-Bowen served for over three years as Director of Personnel

Carmen Arce-Bowen is the Chief Operating Officer of The Partnership, Inc.  She manages finances, events, program content and recruitment for all leadership development programs (Next Generation Executive Program, Fellows, BioDiversity Fellows, and Associates).  In addition, she co-chairs 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, she served as Project Director of ONE Massachusetts at the Public Policy Institute in Boston that trained 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 in Cambridge, MA.  Arce-Bowen was named by the Boston Business Journal as one of its 2018 40 Under 40 honorees, a competitive awards program which 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 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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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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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 two children.

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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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