Lynn Margherio, Founder and CEO
Lynn brings to Cradles to Crayons more than 20 years of business consulting, public policy and nonprofit experience. As Executive Vice President of the William J. Clinton Foundation’s HIV/AIDS Initiative, Lynn helped launch and build President Clinton’s program to assist countries in the developing world to plan and implement large-scale HIV/AIDS care and treatment programs. The procurement services operation, which Lynn oversaw, negotiated agreements that reduced prices of key AIDS drugs and tests by 50-90% off the world’s lowest market prices, achieving global savings of hundreds of millions of dollars.
As a business strategist, she has advised Fortune 500 companies on growth strategies, competitive positioning, and investment/acquisition opportunities. Her career has also included public policy roles at the national and state levels. From mid-1997 to mid-1998, she directed the U.S. Commerce Department team that produced The Emerging Digital Economy report, the first U.S. government report to describe and measure the impact of information technology and the Internet to the longest peace-time expansion in history. In 1993 and 1994, Lynn served as a senior member of the health care reform team in the Clinton White House. Lynn graduated from Georgetown University. She currently resides in Cambridge with her husband Brian and children, Kyra and Eliot.
Jen currently oversees activities related to all aspects of C2C’s fundraising and brand marketing including events and corporate and foundations relations. In her role she acts as liaison to many of the civic and governmental leaders in communities with whom C2C works.
Jen’s career began in corporate banking, and for the past 15 years she has worked in the non-profit sector, serving in a number of leadership positions. She also serves as an elected Trustee of the Milton Public Library. Jen graduated from the College of the Holy Cross, and currently resides in Milton with her husband and two children.
Julie currently oversees individual and family giving, as well as the Cradles to Crayons Family Leadership initiative. Prior to joining C2C in November 2010, Julie worked at the Pine Street Inn where she has served as their Director of Leadership Gifts for five years. With more than 12 years experience in senior development roles, Julie has overseen significant growth in donor subscription at each organization she has served. Julie holds a Master in Social Work from Boston College, B.A. from Stonehill College.
Before joining Cradles to Crayons in 2009, Kathy practiced law for 15 years. She became a partner in the Law Offices of Schubert and Fagan from 1988 to 1991, and then ran the Law Offices of Kathryn A. Fagan for eleven years. Additionally, Kathy taught as an Adjunct Professor at the Western New England School of Law from 1993 to 1998, served as an appointee of the Supreme Judicial Court to the IOLTA Foundation and as an appointee of three Governors to the Massachusetts Judicial Nominating Council.
Kathy has served the town of Milton as a Member and Chair of the Board of Selectmen, Milton Public Library Trustee, Town Meeting Member and as Advisory member of the Milton Early Childhood Alliance. Kathy has served as a delegate from Milton to the Massachusetts Democratic State Convention for five years running and volunteered on numerous political campaigns and committees.
Kathy graduated with a BA from the University of Connecticut, a 2ieme Degree from the Universite de Rouen in Rouen, France, and a JD from the Western New England School of Law. She resides in Milton with her husband and two children.