The Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is pleased to announce the addition of three new board members - Julia Satti Cosentino, Trusts and Estates attorney at Nutter; Nageeb Sumar, Vice President, Philanthropic Strategies at Fidelity Charitable, and Colby Swettberg, Chief Executive Officer of Silver Lining Mentoring.
The Board provides strategic vision and guidance to carry out our mission of creating positive social change in greater Boston by engaging leaders, strengthening organizations, and building networks. Ryan Dings, Chief Operating Officer at Sunwealth, serves as chair of the Board of Directors and states “we are so delighted to have such a stellar class of new Board Members joining us this summer. Individually and collectively they bring a great set of skills that will help SIF in the next phase of our work.”
Julia Satti Consentino
Julia Satti Cosentino is a partner of the law firm of Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, in Boston. At Nutter, she is a member of the Private Client Department and co-founder of the Nonprofit and Social Impact practice group. Julia focuses on complex estate and tax planning, probate and trust administration, and advising family foundations and philanthropists. Julia serves as trustee or director of numerous private trusts and foundations. Julia is active in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives in the Boston legal community, a Member of the Corporation of Perkins School for the Blind and a representative town meeting member in her hometown. Julia received her B.S. magna cum laude from Boston College and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Nageeb Sumar is an expert on philanthropy and global development diplomacy, with over 15 years of experience partnering with organizations and philanthropists to create global change. He joined Fidelity Charitable in September 2018 as Vice President of Philanthropic Strategies, partnering with the nation’s most generous donors in their efforts to catalyze social change in the US and abroad. At Fidelity, Nageeb oversees a team of philanthropic strategists, who guide individuals and families through their philanthropic journeys, consult on domestic and international grant recommendations, and help connect donors with similar charitable goals. Previously, Nageeb worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's D.C. office, where he oversaw an international team which engaged governments, foundations, and philanthropists to improve the overall effectiveness of the charitable sector. Nageeb began his career at Oxfam America, where he helped develop and train community savings groups. Through his international engagements, he has work experience in 17 countries and foundation grantmaking experience in 9 countries. Nageeb holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics, a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Cornell University, a master’s degree in international finance from Queen’s School of Business, and law degrees from McGill Law School.
Colby Swettberg has been Chief Executive Officer of Silver Lining Mentoring since 2009. Under Colby’s leadership, Silver Lining has grown to serve more than eight times as many young people and has more than quadrupled its budget. Silver Lining was named as a Social Innovator in 2014 for “providing a sustainable solution to one of the region’s toughest social issues,” and was subsequently selected as a three-year investee by Social Venture Partners as a result of the organization’s high impact, results-driven model. Colby came to Silver Lining Mentoring after working at The Home for Little Wanderers, where Colby opened and oversaw a group home for LGBTQ teenagers, did clinical work in adoption and family stabilization, and provided training and consultation nationwide on LGBTQ issues. Colby was honored to be chosen by Senator John Kerry for the “Angel in Adoption” award for advocacy efforts on behalf of youth in foster care and later as a Barr Foundation Fellow in recognition of their leadership in foster care and mentoring innovation. Colby holds a master’s degree in Education from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work.
“I am excited to welcome Julia, Nageeb, and Colby to the Board of Directors,” says Susan Musinsky, Executive Director. “Each of them brings deep community knowledge, a passion for social change and the desire to envision a positive future for Social Innovation Forum to meet Boston areas growing needs.”