Our Team

A dedicated Staff, Board of Directors and Council of Advisors work together to advance HBI’s mission.

Kathy Kottaridis

Executive Director
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Kathy Kottaridis joined Historic Boston Incorporated as Executive Director in June of 2007. Prior to service at HBI, she was Associate Director of Public Affairs at Northeastern University, responsible for shaping and implementing the university’s strategic effort to support neighborhood revitalization. Kathy has also served as director of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Director of Economic Development at the Boston Redevelopment Authority, Director of the City of Boston’s Office of Business Development, and founding director of Boston Main Streets. A native of Dover, New Hampshire, she received her BA in History from the University of New Hampshire, an MA in Historic Preservation from Boston University, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Kathy is a resident of Jamaica Plain.

Shaurya Batra

Real Estate Development
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Shaurya joined Historic Boston in 2018 to manage HBI’s pipeline of current and prospective Shaurya co-established an architecture design practice and a construction business in New Delhi, India, and recently earned a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate Development at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In his new role, Shaurya will lead development activities for the organization, identifying project opportunities, structuring investments and managing implementation of HBI’s pipeline. Among these are completion of the Upham’s Corner Comfort Station, the Fowler Clark Epstein Farm and emerging opportunities in Roxbury’s Dudley Square and in Dorchester. Shaurya brings more than a decade of hands on experience with architecture, development and construction to HBI and its projects with a keen interest in the re-use and repositioning of historic buildings to HBI’s mission.

Lisa Lewis

Senior Project Manager
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Lisa joined HBI in January, 2009 as a Senior Project Manager. She began her work in project management in 1989 at Keen Development Corporation, which specialized in the adaptive re-use of historic buildings to mixed-income housing. Her work at Keen included the development of West End Place, 183 units of cooperative, mixed-income housing in the former West End of Boston. She also managed the development of 300 Summer Street, a 48 unit conversion of a former warehouse into artist live/work lofts, gallery space and a cafe for the Fort Point Arts Community, and the Payne Elevator building in Cambridge, which was converted to 18 artist condominiums. After spending a year in Australia, in 2000 Lisa joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston to oversee the transformation of a former industrial building in Chelsea to the new Jordan Boys & Girls Club. She stayed with the organization until 2007 to manage the renovation of the Charlestown club and the renovation and expansion of the Roxbury and Dorchester clubs. After leaving the Boys & Girls Clubs, Lisa worked on the design and construction planning for the Salvation Army’s Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the Uphams/Dudley neighborhood of Dorchester. Lisa lives in Jamaica Plain.

Kathleen MacNeil, President

Principal, Millenium Partners


Barbara Boylan, Vice President

Vice President, The Druker Company


David Hacin, Clerk

President, Hacin + Associates


Felicia Jacques, Treasurer

Vice President and Managing Director of Development, Maloney Properties, Inc.

Brian M. Awe

Associate, DLA Piper


Emily H. Axelrod

Former Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence


Richard P. Beal

President, Perry Brokerage Associates


Barbara J. Boylan AIA

Vice President, The Druker Company, Ltd.


Marla G. Curtis

Principal, Marla Glanzer Curtis, A.I.A.


Michael Durand

President and Principal, Back Bay Development Group


Michael Feldman

President and CEO, Feldman Land Surveyors


Cheis Garrus

CFO, Museum of African American History


Thomas E. Goemaat

Former CEO, Shawmut Design and Construction


James Labeck

Founder and CEO, Tend LLC


Derek Lumpkins

Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Programs, Northeastern University


Paul F. McDonough Jr.

Attorney, Goulston & Storrs


Henry Moss

Principal, Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners

Matthew J. Kiefer, Co-chair

Partner, Goulston & Storrs


Carolyn M. Osteen, Co-chair

Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Robert L. Beal

President, Related Beal


Barbara Berke



John Cannistraro Jr.

President, J.C. Cannistraro LLC


Anthony Consigli

President, Consigli Construction


Nancy R. Coolidge

International Tourism


Lawrence H. Curtis

President and Managing Partner, WinnDevelopment


Eric Dray

Preservation Consultant, Eric Dray Consulting


Ronald M. Druker

President, The Druker Company, Ltd.


Barbara W. Hostetter

Chair of the Board, The Barr Foundation


Lee Michael Kennedy

President and CEO, Lee Kennedy Co Inc


Alex Krieger

Principal, Chan Krieger NBBJ


Theodore C. Landsmark

Chairman, Boston Redevelopment Authority


Drew Leff

Principal, Stantec


Thomas N. O’Brien

Founding Partner and Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group, LLC


Robert F. Rivers

President and Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Bank


David P. Rockwell

Director of Lending, Mass Housing Partnership


Peter W. Smith

Oxbow Partners, LLC


Lynne M. Spencer

Principal, Spencer Vogt Architects


Brian Swett

Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate, Arup


Peter Vanderwarker

Photographer, Peter Vanderwarker Photography


Robert J. Verrier

Vice President and Managing Principal, The Architectural Team


Ranne P. Warner

President and CEO, Blackstone Exchange


Jay Wickersham

Partner, Noble & Wickersham LLP