PBHA Alumni Weekend 2020

Saturday, November 14th, 3:00-5:30pm ET

We’ll be gathering virtually on Zoom as a PBHA alumni community on the afternoon of Saturday, November 14th at 3:00pm ET to celebrate Alumni Weekend. There will be teach-ins and breakout rooms on the topics of Public Health, Education, Immigration, Environmental Justice, Anti-Poverty Work, Prison & Criminal Justice Reform, BGLTQ Equity, and Gender Equity. All topics will be examined through the lens of racial justice. There will also be an update on the state of PBHA and time to hear from students. To learn more about our teach-in speakers, see below!


Teach-Ins & Speakers:

To read more about our speakers, see below or click HERE for their bios!


Panel: Anti-Poverty: Food Security, Housing Access

Lori OutzsBorgen ‘91 – Associate Clinical Professor & Director, Center for Social Justice; Director of Externships & Pro Bono Service Program, Seton Hall Law School

Rini Fonseca-Sabune ‘04 – Consultant, facilitator, and coach supporting leaders and organizations working towards racial equity and social justice 

Sabrina Forte ‘08 – Staff Attorney, Youth Law Center


Panel: Education

Scill Chan ‘01 – Principal, Brooklyn Collaborative Studies

Christopher Lewis ‘01 – President/CEO, Public Knowledge

Karla Reyes ‘11 – Bilingual Special Education Teacher, NYC Department of Education; Managing Editor of Breaking the Chains: A Socialist Perspective on Women’s Liberation


Panel: Environmental Justice

James S. Hoyte ‘65 – Treasurer, Union of Concerned Scientists; Former Secretary of Environmental Affairs for Massachusetts and Chairman of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority

Mina Makarious ‘06 – Partner, Anderson Kreiger 


Panel: Gender Equity

Lindsay Hyde ‘04 – Partner, Wildflower Schools; Founder, Strong Women, Strong Girls

Roona Ray ‘02 – Family Physician, NYC


Panel: Immigration

Diana Acosta ‘15 – Program Associate, Beeck Center, Georgetown University

Ginger Devaney ‘09 – Asylum Officer at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Matias Ramos PBHA Director of Programs (DOP)


Panel: LGBTQ+ Equity

Erin Drake ‘14 – Judicial Law Clerk at United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit


Panel: Prison & Criminal Justice Reform

Kaitlin Koga ‘11 – Chief of Staff, The Bail Project (TBP)

Toussaint Losier ‘04 – Assistant Professor in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies at University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Maria Salas Mendoza ‘90 – Judge of the Texas 120th District Court


Panel: Public Health

Avik Chatterjee ‘02 – Assistant Professor of Medicine, BU School of Medicine; Member, Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research, Boston University; Faculty, Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Chinwe Kpaduwa ‘05 – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Kern Medical

Angel Razon ‘08 – General Internist & Pediatrician; COVID Containment Division, Philadelphia Department of Public Health