2019 SCI Community Social Capitalists

Jason AndradeJason Andrade

Director of Financial Services, Compass Working Capital
Nominated by Codman Square Health Center

Jason Andrade is the Director of Financial Services at Compass Working Capital. Compass Working Capital is a nonprofit financial services firm focused on providing savings and financial coaching programs that support families with low incomes to build assets, achieve their financial goals, and become financially secure.

As the Director of Financial Services, Jason is responsible for developing and leading culturally-proficient financial coaching and education practices for Compass' coaching staff and clients. Jason is also the Director of the Dotwell IRS VITA Tax Sites (Codman Square and Dothouse Health), which are the two largest free tax preparation sites in the City of Boston.

Jason has worked for over ten years in the asset building field with a focus on expanding access to free high-quality financial advising and tax prep. Prior to this, Jason worked as a Tax Accountant at Granite Telecommunications, LLC where he was responsible for corporate tax, gross receipts, and annual report filings.


Phyllis BarajasPhyllis Barajas

Founder & CEO, Conexión
Nominated by Stop and Compare Supermarket of Chelsea

Phyllis Barajas is the founder & CEO of Conexión, created to develop a pipeline of Hispanic/Latino leaders to the mutual benefit of the individuals, their organizations, and society as a whole. Phyllis brings a wealth of experience to this work. She was appointed by President Clinton as deputy assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of Education offices of elementary, secondary and bilingual education. Prior to that, she served as the first Hispanic/Latino assistant dean for human resources at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Phyllis is an Eastern Bank Trustee, and received their first Hispanic Heritage Community Advocacy Award. She is on numerous nonprofit boards including the the Boys & Girls Club of Boston, United Way Boston / Merrimack Valley, and the  Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Trustees, where she chairs the Community Benefits Committee. Phyllis was raised in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Mexican immigrants she now resides in Boston. She holds a BA in education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Education from Boston University.


Andy Hoar

President, CBRE/New England
Nominated by Appleton Partners

Andy Hoar serves as President of CBRE/New England. A 30-year commercial real estate veteran, Andy began his career with Leggat McCall before joining CBRE/New England in 1991. As President of CBRE/New England, Andy leads a team of more than 400 real estate professionals including leasing, financing, management, and sales specialists. He was presented by NAIOP Massachusetts with the 2012 President’s Award for Charitable Service, among numerous honors he has received.

Andy has been consistently recognized as one of the top senior professionals in the commercial real estate industry due to his exceptional level of professionalism, value-add approach, diligent focus on client service and his tremendous sense of integrity. Andy brings a high level of understanding to numerous philanthropic organizations including Franciscan Children’s and Heading Home, a nonprofit organization focused on ending homelessness throughout the Greater Boston area. Andy previously served on the Board of the United Way and Middlesex School in Concord, MA. Andy is a graduate of Denison University.


Dr. Patrick TutwilerDr. Patrick Tutwiler

Superintendent, Lynn Public Schools
Nominated by Inversant / Stop and Compare Supermarket of Lynn

Dr. Patrick Tutwiler joined the Lynn Public Schools in July 2015 as Deputy Superintendent, leaving his position as Headmaster of Brighton High School in Boston. Prior to the position at Brighton High School, he was the principal of Wayland High School, Dean of Students at Westford Academy, and Assistant Headmaster at English High School in Boston. 

He began his career as a World History and United States History teacher at Brighton High School. Dr. Tutwiler holds a B.A. in History from The College of the Holy Cross, a Master of Education from Harvard University Graduate School of Education, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction from Boston College’s Lynch School of Education.

With respect to his role as Superintendent, he operates according to a set of core values easily captured in the following statement: as an educational leaders, we must love the student, the teacher, and the craft of teaching, none more than the other, but in that order.


Andrew ZelermyerB. Andrew Zelermyer

Activist & Retired Attorney
Nominated by Goulston & Storrs

B. Andrew Zelermyer has been dedicated to several nonprofit organizations throughout his lifetime. This includes Temple Israel, where he served on the board and as treasurer, Greater Boston Legal Services, where he served on the board and executive committee, serving on the boards of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston and the Boston Preservation Alliance, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and Mass Equality, where he was a founding board member.

Andrew and his husband Dan have committed to improving the lives of those whose voices are not often heard, in particular, inner-city youth, LGBTQ people, and those subject to bigotry and discrimination. Most recently, Andrew served as the Board Chair for Keshet, a national organization that works for full LGBTQ equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

Andrew graduated with an A.B. from Princeton University and from Boston University School of Law with a J.D. cum laude. Andrew practiced law for over 22 years at Goulston & Storrs, an Am Law 200 law firm. In 2016, Andrew retired from his active practice to be home full-time with his children.


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