Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is delighted to partner with Net Impact’s Board Fellows Program to bring on new talent and energy to our board of directors. We welcome Eloisa and Rebecca with enthusiasm as they join our team. Their primary project will be to work with the Program Committee (comprised of staff, board members and volunteers) to develop a more sophisticated monitoring and evaluation system. This project will allow us to better measure our impact and program success in relieving isolation and loneliness among Boston’s elders.
“Board Fellows places Net Impact Boston members on nonprofit boards as non-voting, but participating members for year-long fellowships. The program brings valuable business skills to nonprofits, while exposing Fellows to nonprofit management and governance in practice. Board Fellows and host organizations are matched according to organization need, professional experience, and mission interest alignment.”
Eloisa Devietti is an international development practitioner with ten years of experience working on program quality and grant management. At Oxfam, Eloisa worked extensively with teams in Latin America on initiatives that sought to improve access to financial services for undeserved populations. She was also engaged in a number of process and end-line evaluations on diverse programs addressing gender-based violence and access to finance. Eloisa is currently working at World Education International where she manages a USAID grant to improve education and health services for vulnerable children in Tanzania. Aside from her day job, Eloisa co-facilitates the SEEP Network’s Savings-led working group and is the co-author of “The Program Quality Guidelines for Savings Groups”, a document that seeks to promote sector-wide best practices for program implementation of savings-led initiatives She has recently joined Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly as Impact Boston Board Fellow and is looking forward to contributing to the design and assessment of their ongoing programming. Eloisa holds a degree in Business Administration from Saint Louis University and a Masters in International Relations from Boston University.
Rebecca Sylvetsky is a data analyst at Twitter where she evaluates the content of conversations people Tweet about. Over the last four years, Rebecca’s data work has supported teams in the Sales, Marketing, Public Relations, and Product organizations across the company to make strategic decisions and highlight Twitter’s presence in the world. Prior to her four years at Twitter, she was a data specialist at Bluefin Labs, a Social-TV analytics start-up in Cambridge. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Tufts University.
When she’s not counting Tweets, Rebecca spends her free time traveling, practicing her Spanish, discovering new music, and reading!