Kerry Bowie is the Managing Partner of Msaada Partners. Msaada is Swahili for "service", and the strategy firm empowers social impact through consulting, coaching, and connecting. Kerry works at the nexus of social, economic, and environmental justice and has more than 20 years of experience in private, public, and nonprofit management. In addition to holding leadership positions at his church, Kerry is a Food Solutions New England Trailblazer, Instructor in MIT’s National Science Foundation Innovation Corps Program, and serves on the Boston Ujima Project Investment Committee and the Board of Museum Advisors of the Museum of Science. Kerry holds bachelors and masters degrees in environmental engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Michigan, respectively, as well as an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Kerry lives in Somerville, MA with his wife, Sherri-Ann, and two daughters, Alexis and Sophia.
Wendy Hernández was born in Washington Heights and raised in Boston. She attended Boston Public Schools and worked for 10 years in the same district. Wendy received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Resources Management and Writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where she attended on a Talented Minority Scholarship. She then enrolled at Lesley University’s M.F.A in Creative Writing program, where she worked on a collection of short stories about the struggle of growing up in a racially tense and traditional Dominican family. In her last semester at Lesley University, Wendy was recruited by the Boston Teacher Residency, Boston’s premier teacher preparation program at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and in 2008 graduated with an M.Ed. She entered the education field as the Executive Assistant to the headmaster at an alternative school and remained in this role for 5 years before transitioning to teaching. Understanding the pressures of high-level executives, in 2014, Wendy left the education field to support high-profile executives, small business owners, and consultants. Wendy believes that her only responsibility is to live in happiness and she does it fearlessly and unapologetically. She lives with her partner Je’Nae in Quincy, MA and is the proud mom of Remy, a very stubborn Lhasa Apso.
Kimberly Hui Chang
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Kimberly Hui Chang brings her passion for efficiency and bringing people together to the Majira Project as the Director of Operations. Prior to Majira, her career was focused on leveraging the power of technology to improve healthcare access and delivery. As a Product Manager at athenahealth, she managed the launch and scaling of a product that eliminated one of the most burdensome administrative tasks in healthcare - prior authorizations. Prior to athenahealth, she consulted for various state governments on the implementation of integrated eligibility systems and health insurance exchanges in accordance with the ACA. She holds a BA in Government and Economics from Cornell University. Aside from serving in various roles at her church, she is an avid traveler and hiker and has visited over 30 countries across six continents. She lives in the Jackson Square neighborhood of Boston with her husband Lee-Shing.
INTERN - ANALYST
Felix Chavez is a recent graduate of MIT in Business Analytics originally from Long Island, NY. He is planning on pursuing a career in consulting and/or finance, while remaining active in the non-profit community after graduation. On campus, he participated in various activities and held various leadership positions. He is a part of the inaugural class of the Minority Business Association. Felix was also the Treasurer for the Latino Cultural Center, and the Vice President of his fraternity. Off campus, he held internships in the non-profit space, with the i.am Angel Foundation and NetFreedom Pioneers. In his free time, Felix enjoys playing soccer and video games, hanging out with his fraternity brothers, and traveling.