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Barr Foundation: Tiffany Gueye selected as a member of the 2015 cohort of Barr Fellows.

November 20, 2014: The Barr Foundation has invited BELL's CEO, Tiffany Gueye, Ph.D., to join its Barr Fellows Class of 2015.

"I'm honored to be selected as a Barr Foundation Fellow," said Tiffany. "I look forward to joining an incredible group of distinguished leaders from the Boston community. The theme of 'connectivity' that is the foundation of the Fellowship is one that has played an increasingly visible role in BELL's approach and success, and I welcome the opportunity to take a step back and deeply consider how relationships and networks can deliver even greater impacts for scholars, families, and schools."

This is the fourth class of Fellows since the Fellowship was created in 2005. The Foundation makes a long-term commitment and facilitates connections between and among each class of twelve Fellows. Fellows are selected for their outstanding contribution to Boston and their potential to drive positive change for years to come.

"The Barr Fellowship extends from the Foundation's commitment to invest in effective, visionary, and collaborative leaders," says Jim Canales, President of the Barr Foundation. "Barr Fellows are leaders who motivate others, drive change, and produce results. We couldn't be more pleased to introduce the 2015 Class of Barr Fellows."

The Barr Fellowship includes a three-month sabbatical, the opportunity for global travel, and leadership retreats over three years. Fellows' organizations also receive financial support to ensure effective interim management during a Fellow's sabbatical, to promote organizational development, and for mentoring of emerging leadership.

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Barr Foundation President, Jim Canales, announced the newest class of fellows on November 18, 2014.

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  • Carole Charnow,President and CEO, Boston Children's Museum
  • Tiffany Cooper Gueye, Chief Executive Officer, BELL (Building Educated Leaders for Life)
  • Emmett Folgert, Executive Director, Dorchester Youth Collaborative
  • Jesús Gerena, Director, Family Independence Initiative-Boston, Family Independence Initiative
  • Bob Giannino, Chief Executive Officer, uAspire
  • Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez, President, North Bennet Street School
  • Chrystal Kornegay, President and CEO, Urban Edge
  • Diana Lam, Head of School, Conservatory Lab Charter School
  • Sandra Lopez Burke, Vice President and Executive Director, City Year Boston, City Year
  • Arthur Pearson, President and CEO, Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
  • Nam Pham, Executive Director, Vietnamese American Initiative for Development
  • Wayne Ysaguirre, President and CEO, Nurtury

For more information about the Barr Fellowship, read: First Relationships, Then Results>>>