About Us

Governor Charlie Baker speaks at our annual Youth Mentoring Day.
MMP Board Member Sonja Kelly with 2019 KELLY Award winner, Nia-Mya James.

Based in Boston, Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is fueling the movement to expand empowering youth-adult relationships  across Massachusetts. MMP serves more than 370 mentoring and youth development programs statewide supporting more than 50,000 youth in mentoring relationships. We assess programmatic needs and organizational capacity, as well as provide customized strategies that empower youth, families and communities.

Our program network includes schools, religious organizations, community non-profits, and workplaces serving youth 5 to 18-years-old. These institutions utilize a variety of program structures including one-to-one mentoring, group mentoring and e-mentoring.

History and Accomplishments

Mass Mentoring Partnership was founded in 1992 by the then-president of Boston College, J. Donald Monan, S.J., and the CEO of New England Telephone, Paul O'Brien, as Greater Boston One-to-One, the first local extension of the national organization One-to-One. Since then, MMP has had a rich history of catalytic involvement in the start-up and sustainability of high-quality mentoring programs.


  • 2019 Springfield School Volunteer Forward Fifty Honoree Award 
  • 2014 winner, Excellence in Communications award, Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
  • 2013 co-winner, Boston Business Journal Corporate Citizenship Summit Partner of the Year, for partnership with Bank of America
  • 2013 Charity Navigator 4-Star charity rating, the highest rating, illustrating sound fiscal management
  • 2013 GuideStar Exchange Silver Participant, one of the highest levels of membership, demonstrating a commitment to transparency
  • 2012 featured initiative for the Boston Business Journal Leaders in Diversity Event
  • 2010 finalist for Mass Nonprofit Network’s Annual Excellence in Advocacy Award
  • 2009 MENTOR Manza Excellence in Leadership Award in recognition of the highest-performing state mentoring partnership in the country
  • Selected in each consecutive year since 2007 by the Celtics as the sole community partner for the Season Ticket Exchange, providing more than $850,000 in tickets to mentoring matches statewide
  • Recipient of Eastern Bank’s inaugural “Community Quarterbacks” for outstanding leadership and commitment to the community
  • Winner of the New England Publicity Club’s top Bell Ringer Award for the Red Sox Mentoring Challenge

You can view our 2020 Audit Statement

Our Mission

Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is committed to ensuring that every young person in the state has access to quality mentoring relationships, regardless of who they are or where they live. MMP is a statewide organization that partners with corporate, public, and philanthropic entities to drive critical resources to a network of more than 370 mentoring and youth-serving organizations, representing more than 50,000 young people.

Our Strategic Partners

Meet Our Team

Lily E. Mendez
Title: President and CEO
Phone: 617.695.1200
Email: lmendez@massmentors.org
Department: Executive

Lily Mendez joined Mass Mentoring Partnership as President & CEO in 2018. She brings more than 20 years of senior leadership experience, including in government, education, philanthropy and community services. She came to MMP from the American Red Cross of Massachusetts, where she served as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to her role at the Red Cross, she was the Executive Director of Alumni Relations at UMass Lowell. She also served in Governor Deval Patrick’s administration as a senior member of his staff and then as  Deputy Secretary of Transportation. From 2000 - 2007, she served as Program Director and then as Executive Director of the Access Strategies Fund, a family foundation that distributes annual grants to nonprofit organizations serving underserved communities across Massachusetts.


In her current role, Lily oversees MMP’s mission to ensure that all young people have access to empowering youth-adult relationships and that the mentoring movement is diverse and reflective of the communities being served across Massachusetts.


Lily holds a BS in Communications from Emerson College and an MPA from the McCormack Institute at UMass Boston.

Communications & External Affairs
Amelia Aubourg
Title: Director of Communications and External Affairs
Phone: 617.695.2478
Email: aaubourg@massmentors.org
Department: External Affairs

Amelia Aubourg joins Mass Mentoring Partnership as the Director of Communications and External Affairs. She brings over 15 years of experience in philanthropy, strategic communications and branding to this role. She has worked in leadership and management roles in higher education and in the non-profit sector at the American Red Cross and Action for Boston Community Development. Her work is focused on elevating and enhancing brands that matter and helping them raise their profile and impact in gifts of time, talent and treasure. 

Amelia is a published children’s author and has won awards for her volunteer leadership roles and contributions from Boston Latin School Association and Fenway Community Development Corporation. She served as the Vice President of the Alumni Board at her alma mater Regis College, where she earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in communications.

Anne Comber
Title: Communications Manager
Phone: 617.695.2479
Email: acomber@massmentors.org
Department: External Affairs

Anne Comber joined MMP in July 2019, bringing a wealth of experience in creating and implementing effective and strategic communications plans for non-profit organizations. In her current job, Anne manages traditional and social media and collaborates on marketing materials that increase public awareness of MMP’s mission and engages its stakeholders. Anne’s previous job was Associate Director of Friends of the Blue Hills. Anne has a BA degree in Public Policy from Duke University and a Masters of Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Samuel Steed
Title: Americorps Ambassador of Mentoring Communications and Network Outreach Associate
Phone: 617.695.2442
Email: ssteed@massmentors.org
Department: External Affairs

Samuel Steed joined Mass Mentoring Partnership in August as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Communications and Network Outreach Associate. A 2018 graduate of the College of William and Mary, he double-majored in Political Science and Chinese Studies. He will work to engage partners in the network with match activities, create content for MMP’s social media platforms and build capacity through overseeing the MENTOR Connector. He hopes to be able to start a lifelong career in the non-profit sector as a communications or advocacy professional. He enjoys reading, writing, and skiing, and has been involved in human rights activism for 10 years.

Olivia Taylor
Title: Development and Events Coordinator
Phone: 617.695.2477
Email: otaylor@massmentors.org
Department: Development

Olivia Taylor joined Mass Mentoring Partnership in November 2019 as the Administrative Assistant and promoted to Operations Associate in 2020. Prior to coming to Mass Mentoring Partnership, she held the position of Social Innovation Lead with retailer Warby Parker. Olivia enjoys giving back and was a mentor and executive board member in Strong Women Strong Girls at the college chapter level while at UMASS Boston. She also worked as the fundraising manager for Ruff Tales Rescue, where she currently crafts monthly newsletters as a volunteer. She holds a Communication and Public Policy degree from UMASS Boston, and earned a Grant Writing Certificate from the UMASS Boston CAPS program. Olivia is a native of Franklin, MA and a Young Philanthropist Fellow with The Philanthropy Connection, acting as a grantee liaison. Olivia has now joined Mass Mentoring Partnership's Development Team as the Development and Events Coordinator.

Amanda Doyle-Bouvier
Title: Director of Development
Email: adoylebouvier@massmentors.org
Department: Development

Amanda Doyle-Bouvier joined Mass Mentoring Partnership in January 2021 as the Director of Development. She is a mission driven change maker, deeply motivated by authentic relationships and connecting donors to their purpose. With over 15 years of experience in fundraising, event management and board governance, she comes to MMP from Junior Achievement of Northern New England (JAofNNE), a youth serving nonprofit organization focused on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship education where she was the Director of Development and Marketing. Prior to her four years at JAofNNE she worked her way up the ranks in the Development office at Lawrence Academy an Independent Boarding School in Groton, MA. There she planned events, managed the social media channels and alumni giving campaigns.

Amanda attended Lawrence Academy, Hofstra University, and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She will be overseeing the Development and Special Event efforts at MMP and working with the team to increase the impact of MMP’s critical mission through securing necessary funding and generating deep and loyal partnerships.

Adesuwa Olumhense
Title: Operations Associate
Phone: 617.695.2477
Email: aolumhense@massmentors.org
Department: Operations

Adesuwa Olumhense joined Mass Mentoring Partnership in October 2021. As the Operations Associate, she works closely with the Director of Operations in office administration, human resources, and financial processing to help the organization run efficiently and effectively. Prior to joining MMP, she worked in operations and program delivery at GrubStreet and the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship. Adesuwa graduated from Northeastern University with a combined degree in Psychology and Linguistics. She is passionate about bridging the opportunity gap and the power of high-quality mentoring programs.

Greg Smith
Title: Director of Operations
Phone: 617.695.2441
Email: gsmith@massmentors.org
Department: Operations

Greg joined MMP in 2015. As the Director of Operations, he provides oversight of financial processing and reporting and leads MMP's administrative functions including human resources, IT and office management.  Prior to joining MMP, he was a program manager at a cross-cultural consulting firm.  Originally from Delaware, Greg attended high school in Switzerland and received his BA in Economics from The University of Vermont.

Program Services
Beth Fraster
Title: Vice President & Chief Program Officer
Phone: 617.695.2431
Email: bfraster@massmentors.org
Department: Program Services
Beth joined MMP in 2014, and has more than 25 years of experience leading, evaluating, and managing youth development programs. Beth has provided training and technical assistance to behavioral health programs throughout Massachusetts and across the country while also providing consultant services to federal agencies. Beth leads the Program Services team to promote the most effective and high-quality standards in all aspects of mentoring, and the development of sound and sustainable organizations. She earned a B.S. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts and an MSW from Boston University.
Janeen Smith
Title: Senior Manager of Program Services
Phone: 617.695.2436
Email: jsmith@massmentors.org
Department: Program Services

Janeen Smith joined MMP in March 2015 and is the Senior Manager of Program Services. In her role, she builds the capacity of youth mentoring and other youth-serving programs across the state.  She gained experience in youth development and program management during her time as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow and most recently worked in adult programming at YWCA Boston.  A New Jersey native, Janeen earned her BA from Smith College and an MBA in Nonprofit Management from the Heller School at Brandeis University.


Melany Mendoza
Title: Manager of Community Engagement, Western MA
Phone: 413-262-1227
Email: mmendoza@massmentors.org
Department: Program Services

Melany joined Mass Mentoring Partnership in April 2016 as the Manager of Community Engagement for Western Massachusetts. Melany has 15 years of experience leading and supporting after school programs.  Melany has also provided training and support to youth development programs in Western Mass. In her role, her main focus is building relationships and mobilizing resources that raise the profile of empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts.  A native of Puerto Rico,  Melany graduated with a BA from the University of Puerto Rico and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Thinking and Innovative Practices from Bay Path University.

Matthew Jameson
Title: Americorps Ambassdor of Mentoring Research and Training Associate
Phone: 617.695.2438
Email: mjameson@massmentors.org
Department: Program Services

Matthew Jameson joined Mass Mentoring Partnership in August 2021 as the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Research and Training Associate. He will help to oversee a number of research projects and initiatives for the Programs Services Division. Matthew is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Dartmouth with a bachelor's degree in psychology. He has several years of experience in helping to shape mentoring programs for young men with disabilities and serving as an ambassador at Easterseals Massachusetts. He is very passionate about empowering youth with disabilities to advocate for their rights and hopes to leverage this passion for social justice in my role with Mass Mentoring Partnership.

Miguel Torres
Title: Manager of Community Engagement
Phone: 617.695.2471
Email: mtorres@massmentors.org
Department: Program Services

Miguel joined Mass Mentors Partnership in December 2019 as Manager of Community Engagement, with a focus on Boston, My Brother’s Keeper Initiative, and its targeted communities.  Miguel joins us following his work as a program coordinator for the City of Somerville.  In his role, his main focus is building relationships and mobilizing resources that raise the profile of empowering youth-adult relationships across Massachusetts, along with working in conjunction with M.B.K. stakeholders.  Miguel is a graduate of Boston University with a B.A. in Science.

Rosie McMahan
Title: AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Program Manager
Email: rmcmahan@massmentors.org
Department: Program Services

Rosie McMahan is the AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring Program Manager. In her role, she helps to oversee our AmeriCorps Ambassadors and implement strategy and support around their programming year. Born and raised in Somerville, Rosie worked within the Boston area for over 25 years.  Along with developing and implementing services for youth, she provided countless hours of direct counseling and education to youth and youth-serving adults in a variety of settings including schools, health clinics and court systems. She has presented at conferences and facilitated workshops on the local, national and international level, written curricula for classroom and non-classroom settings, and published professionally.

Receiving her M.Ed. with a self-designed focus in narrative therapy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she directed CASPAR Youth Services for over 10 years, a program dedicated to the lives of young people struggling with alcohol and other drugs, until 2006. Additionally, she has run a small private practice in trauma informed counseling and restorative justice education. She also organizes and/or participates in community-based activities attempting to address disparities and effect social change.


Board Members

Chair: Jacqueline Conrad, Cambridge College
Vice-Chair: Mark Eldridge, ALKU
Treasurer: Joshua B. Franklin, SLR Credit Solutions
Clerk: Ann Burke
Esha Basole, PwC
Colin Burch, Boston Red Sox
Tom Caron, New England Sports Network
Nicole Eurieck, Martignetti Companies
Deb Lawrence, Bank of America
John Mahoney, Staples (retired)
Migdalia Iris Nalls, Committee for Public Counsel Services Youth Advocacy Division
George L. Phillips, Jr., Phillips & Phillips, LLC
Steve Powell, Broadridge
Phillip Roshak, Ernst & Young
Brian Sullivan, Commonwealth Financial Network
Tracey A. West, WilmerHale
Warren Zola, Boston College Chief Executives Club
Past Chairs:
Jim Connolly, National Bank Holdings Corp
Edmund F. Kelly, Liberty Mutual Group
Regina M. Pisa, Goodwin Procter
George Neble, Retired from EY, Chairman Emeritus
Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Boston College

Jobs at MMP

Title Posted Date
Director of Government Relations and Public Policy Thursday, January 20, 2022
Manager of Training and Capacity Building Friday, January 21, 2022

Jobs in the Mentoring Field

Job Title Organization Name Posted Date
Partnerships Manager (ILS Focus) Boston Partners in Education Thursday, January 13, 2022