Imari joined the Parenting Journey team in February 2017. He brings a wealth of experience from the nonprofit management, community activism, education reform, and social justice sectors to his role as Executive Director. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Italian Home, a behavioral health organization in Boston. He also served as COO of Jumpstart, a national early education organization, and interim CEO of Boston Rising, an anti-poverty initiative. Imari has a strong commitment to giving back. He serves as a Trustee of The University of Massachusetts System, as well as on the Board of Directors of The Providers’ Council and the United South End Settlements. He was also appointed by Governor Baker to the Black Advisory Commission, which he co-chairs. Imari has previously served on the boards of the Appalachian Mountain Club, African American Federation of Greater Boston, Save the Harbor Save the Bay, Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership, The Edward Brooke Charter School, Third Sector New England, and the Elizabeth Peabody House. Imari is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts, Masters of Education, and Masters of Arts. He is currently pursuing his PhD through the Higher Education Administration Program. He enjoys the outdoors with his family, and you can often find him in the Blue Hills Reservation or the Arnold Arboretum.