About Us:

Our Team

At Steppingstone, we take pride in the expertise and dedication of our staff. Learn more about who they are and how to contact them in our directory.

Olu Adeosun

Advancement Systems and Data Manager

Olu Adeosun, born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. Olu joined Steppingstone in September, 2021. Prior to joining Steppingstone, Olu worked for an educational nonprofit, First Book, and recently at Ame...


Ashley Calise

Director of Communications

Ashley joined Steppingstone in 2021 as Director of Communications, bringing years of experience in nonprofit and educational settings. Prior to joining Steppingstone, Ashley was most recently Direc...


Makeda Daniel ’09

Manager of Alumni Relations

Makeda first joined Steppingstone in 2008 as a Scholar and commenced in 2009. After she graduated from Harvard with a B.A. in 2019, she returned to Steppingstone as a High School Success Advisor fo...


Audrey James

Director of Annual Giving and Events

Audrey joined Steppingstone in 2022 as the Director of Annual Giving and Events. Originally from Philadelphia, PA, she attended Boston College and graduated with a B.A. in History and a minor in Hi...


Caitlin Kenly

Director of Leadership Giving & Engagement

Caitlin joined Steppingstone in 2019. Prior to Steppingstone, Caitlin has held positions at various Boston organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is...


Francesca Viazzoli

Advancement Associate

Francesca joined Steppingstone in May 2022. Prior to Steppingstone, Francesca worked as a Family Engagement Coordinator and Site Director at Tenacity, a Youth Services Specialist with Youth Options...


Kate Wood

Chief Advancement Officer

Kate Wood joined the Advancement team at Steppingstone in 2007 and has held several roles throughout her tenure. In 2017, Kate was promoted to the Chief Advancement Officer. Prior to joining...