We’re pleased to welcome five accomplished Brookline residents to the Foundation’s leadership. The members of our Board of Trustees and Professional Advisors Committee provide invaluable time, energy, and expertise to ensure our continued success as Brookline’s primary partner in philanthropy. Together, these leaders advise us on our community mission and grantmaking strategy, assure our financial stability, and help us make Brookline a stronger, more vibrant community for all. We’re so grateful for their contributions.

These leaders bring extensive expertise in education, housing, and health care, all critical issues for our community as trustees.

Angela F. Allen is a passionate educator with an enduring commitment to educational equity for all children. She has nearly 25 years of experience as an educator, spanning kindergarten through college across diverse community settings. Since 2015, Angela has served as the Head of School/CEO of the Prospect Hill Academy School in Cambridge and Somerville. She previously served as the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources in Brookline. Angela holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Indiana University, a Master of Education from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Georgia. She is a recent alumna of the Next Generation Executive Partnership Program and serves on the Advisory Board of Global Leadership Adventures.
Steven A. Heikin, FAIA, is a co-founder and Senior Principal Emeritus of ICON Architecture, Inc. His urban design and architectural experience encompass an array of award-winning mixed-use development, planning, and design projects that involve both new construction and rehabilitation. Steven served as Principal-in-Charge of the award-winning Quinnipiac Terrace project, which transformed an obsolete public housing project into a 229-unit “community of choice” for families and seniors in New Haven. He also led the planning and design of Olmsted Green on the former Boston State Hospital site in Mattapan. Steven holds a Master of Architecture from Yale and a Master of City Planning/Urban Design from Harvard. A resident of Brookline since 1988, he serves on the Brookline Housing Advisory Board and is Chair of the Brookline Planning Board.
Manish Maski, MD, MMSc, is the Global Medical Director for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) at Sanofi Genzyme, leading and overseeing all global medical affairs activities for ADPKD. Prior to this, he was an attending physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Harvard Medical School (HMS), where he continues as a part-time instructor. Manish is a board-certified clinical nephrologist and is formally trained in basic vascular biology, translational research, and clinical investigation at both BIDMC and HMS. Manish lives in Brookline and has children at the Baker school.
The newly named Chair and Vice-Chair each bring significant financial expertise to the committee that advises the Foundation on philanthropic and legal matters.
Craig Harsfield, Committee Chair, has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, advising individuals, families, and small businesses on investment, retirement, and risk-mitigation strategies. He specializes in designing long-term care solutions for seniors and their families, especially those experiencing transitional needs due to Alzheimer’s and early-onset dementia. Craig received his business degree from Babson College and is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor and Certified Long Term Care Planner. He also serves on numerous non-profit boards and as President of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce. Craig lives in Brookline with his wife and two children and is an avid supporter of Brookline youth sports.
Ann Hetherwick Cahill, Committee Vice-Chair, is a Partner in the Private Client Group at Burns & Levinson LLP, where she focuses on all aspects of estate and trust litigation, guardianships and conservatorships, elder financial exploitation, and family law. Before entering private practice, she clerked for the Honorable Joseph A. Trainor of the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Hetherwick received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her B.A. from Skidmore College. She is the Articles Editor of the Massachusetts Law Review. In addition, she has served as the Co-Chair of the Fiduciary Litigation Committee of the Trusts and Estates Section of the Boston Bar Association and was a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Program. Hetherwick lives in Brookline with her husband and two children, and she ran the 2019 Boston Marathon with Team Brookline.