Meet the Board!

The following officers comprise the Board of the Massachusetts Jump$tart Coalition:

Lawrence Glazer, Chairman of the Board

Larry Glazer is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner with Mayflower Advisors, a full service financial consulting and wealth management firm headquartered in Boston. Larry has been recognized by Worth Magazine as one of the Top 250 Wealth Advisors in the nation, received a five star award from Boston Magazine and was selected by UPromise as their national financial expert of 529 Plans for College Savings. Larry is a graduate of Duke University and has obtained the Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS) designation and holds Series 7, 63, and 65 security registrations. Parenthood was the catalyst for Larry to become a leader in the financial literacy movement. As the Chairman of the Board, Larry educates families, teachers and students how to navigate the increasingly complex financial landscape.

Matthew Paradise, President

Matt Paradise is Community Outreach Team Lead and Trainer at American Consumer Credit Counseling (ACCC) in Auburndale.  Matt works with the Education and Development team to recruit and train workshop coordinators and volunteers to raise financial capabilities through workshop and financial counseling across New England. With more than fifteen years of experience in the field of financial literacy, Matt brings a wealth of insight and energy to teaching all ages.  He has co-authored various financial education resources, including: The Consumer Financial Emergency Survival Kit with the Federal Reserve Bank and The High Cost Guide with the FDIC.

Bryce N. Matheson, Treasurer

Bryce N. Matheson is a Financial Analyst at Kiva Systems, an industrial automation company located in North Reading,MA. A graduate of Providence College, and currently pursuing her MBA at Bentley University, Bryce first became interested in financial literacy after participating in outreach programs at inner-city Providence, RI schools. Several middle and high schools invited local college students to present budgeting work-shops to students in the hopes of enlightening students to common financial pitfalls, and preparing them with practical tools to ensure their future success. This experience was eye-opening, and Bryce wanted to do more to address the shortcomings of financial literacy in her home state, finding MA Jump$tart to be the perfect avenue to accomplish this goal.

Jeannine R. Brayman, Secretary 

Jeannine R. Brayman is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education with a CAS degree focus on Literacy and Administration. She received her B.A/ from Rivier College and M.Ed from Salem State College and is a Member of the Harvard Principals Center. Her career positions included teaching at all levels, principal of elementary schools, and the first headmaster of the new $43 million Nichols Middle School in Middleboro. After 36 years in public education, Jeannine retired and became the Activities Director of Fun, Games and Learning at The Pinehills in Plymouth,MA and co-founded the Plymouth Community Theatre at the new Center for the Arts in Plymouth. Jeannine is pleased to begin this new venture as a board member of the MA Jump$tart Coalition and believes that incorporating the teaching of financial literacy standards into the curriculum of our schools is imperative to the success of our students in their adult lives, and, in turn, to the benefit of our country as a whole.

Chris Shannon, Director 

Chris Shannon is a consummate educator with a passion for making sure all youth are “future ready.” Chris has over twenty years’ of instructional experience in K-16 settings that include vocational, gifted and talented and urban. A member of Visa’s Educators Advisory Council, Chris has created over 35 innovative college- and career-readiness workshops that meet Common Core/AYP standards and teacher trainings spanning nine states. She is experienced in consumer issues relating to job loss, unemployment insurance, homelessness, credit, college planning, college access, fraud, identity theft, foreclosure, financial planning, among others. Her past financial capability projects include: state-wide professional development, national training models, turn-key curriculum, training assessments, cross-institutional training seminars and policy briefings. Currently she plays a more active role in the development of youth policy and programming to ensure all youth are college and career ready, ensuring youth are prepared to transition into adulthood with the tools they will need to make informed and successful life decisions. She is presently incorporating financial education into a regional South Shore Future Ready initiative.

Declan J. Sheehy, Director

Declan J. Sheehy is the Associate Director Development at The Ringling Museum of Art.  He recently served as Assistant Director Smith Fund at Smith College in Northampton; and was the Director, Development & Outreach at AIER and a founding partner in the successful Berkshire Women’s Financial Empowerment series. An enthusiastic veteran of the financial, non-profit, marketing and events industry, following his degree in Communications and Marketing from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Declan worked in Marketing and Public Relations as began a successful meeting and incentive travel career. Declan’s passion for financial literacy is demonstrated by his ongoing service with the MA Jump$tart Coalition and as a member of the Board of Trustees for BerkShares, and as a volunteer financial literacy speaker at local colleges and high schools.