2021 Women for Whittier Holiday Tea
Please join us as we honor Whittier’s outstanding champions:
Executive Director, Latino Equity Fund, Boston Foundation
Evelyn Barahona was named the first ever Director of the Latino Equity Fund after years of working as a Donor Relations Officer at the Boston Foundation. Through the LEF she is committed to strengthening health equity and economic opportunity for the Latinx community in Massachusetts and beyond.
Managing Director – Regional Director, JP Morgan Chase Bank
Rebecca Cooke is a Managing Director & Regional Director for JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association currently overseeing branches in New England, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. She is a driving force for change as she is overseeing the opening of a new bank in Mattapan Square to provide new financial opportunities for a neighborhood she once called home.
President, Rafanelli Events
Deborah Farley is the President of Rafanelli Events where she spent many years developing the company’s strategic plan which brought them to new heights in terms of both clientele and quality of their events. She has a long history of bring communities together in order to build long lasting partnerships.
Founder, Director, STKing Associates LLC
Is the Founder and Director of her owner Marketing & Communications firm that specializes in media engagement, sales development and communications strategy development. She is a member of the marketing faculty at The Questrom School of Business at Boston University and co- manages a commercial real estate paid summer mentor program for underrepresented minority students and women-CREST.
Rebecca A. Lee
Chair, Real Estate Development Practice, Mintz
Rebecca A. Lee is the Chair of Mintz’s Real Estate Development Practice after spending years at what is now known as the Boston Planning & Development Agency. Named the ‘Got-To Lawyer’ by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for Commercial Real Estate, she has vast experience shaping communities from the group up and ensuring they are safe for their residents.
Executive Vice President, Customer Experience & Energy Strategy, Eversource Energy
Penni McLean-Conner is the Executive VP of Customer Experience and Energy Strategy at Eversource Energy where she is working towards building sustainable energy solutions to secure a cleaner, healthy future. With dozens of publications to her name, she has shared her wealth of experience in business, leadership and customer service to help others achieve their own success.