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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.
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.
Real Estate Development
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Shaurya joined Historic Boston in 2018 to manage HBI’s pipeline of current and prospective projects. 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.
Office Manager and Social Media Coordinator
Gabrielle Chapman joined HBI as Office Manager and Social Media Coordinator in July 2018. In that role, she leads the organization’s administrative activities, and manages content for HBI’s social channels including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the HBI blog and newsletter. A native of Dover, NH and resident of Jamaica Plain, Gabrielle completed her undergraduate studies in History, Art History and Spanish at Northeastern University. To her work at HBI, she brings experience with cultural institutions and media groups through internships and employment with the National Gallery of Art, ArtLifting, The Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern’s Library and Archives, Invaluable LLC, and Wayfair, INC. Gabrielle graduated with a Master’s degree in Public History from Northeastern in 2019.
Principal, MP Boston
Vice President, The Druker Company
Principal, Back Bay Development Group
Vice President and Managing Director of Development, Maloney Properties, Inc.
Associate, DLA Piper
Former Director, Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
President, Perry Brokerage Associates
Principal, North Bay Company Inc.
President and CEO, Feldman Land Surveyors
CFO, Museum of African American History
Founder and CEO, Tend LLC
Director of Neighborhood Partnerships and Programs, Northeastern University
Attorney, Goulston & Storrs
Principal, Bruner/Cott Architects and Planners
Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate, Arup
President, J.C. Cannistraro LLC
President, Consigli Construction
President and Managing Partner, WinnDevelopment
President, The Druker Company, Ltd.
Chair of the Board, The Barr Foundation
Director, Goulston Storrs
President and CEO, Lee Kennedy Co Inc
Principal, Chan Krieger NBBJ
Chairman, Boston Redevelopment Authority
Founding Partner and Managing Director, The HYM Investment Group, LLC
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP
President and Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Bank
Director of Lending, Mass Housing Partnership
Oxbow Partners, LLC
Principal, Spencer Vogt Architects
Photographer, Peter Vanderwarker Photography
Vice President and Managing Principal, The Architectural Team
President and CEO, Blackstone Exchange
Partner, Noble & Wickersham LLP