Cynthia joined NorthStar in 2018 as its first Chief Operating Officer. After completing a twenty-three year tenure at The Park School where she held a variety of positions, including the Head of School, Cynthia is excited to bring her fresh perspective to the systems and processes that support NorthStar’s Client Services, Investment, and Operations teams. As an educator and administrator, Cynthia has been required to balance both big-picture thinking with attention to detail and sees those skills as essential elements to running a successful, mission-driven organization.
From engagement in strategic planning, to curriculum and program development, to faculty recruitment, evaluation, and professional development, Cynthia demonstrated vision, skilled leadership, and worked tirelessly to increase The Park School’s diverse populations. She has presented at the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference, served on numerous academic search committees, and currently sits on the Board of Trustees at the Cambridge School of Weston. She is also one of the founding Board of Directors for The Possible Project, an intensive entrepreneurship-focused program for underserved high school students from Cambridge and Boston. Most recently, Cynthia has joined the Board of Visitors at Fenway Health. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree as well as a Master of Music in classical voice.