About us - Board of Directors

Touchable Stories is deeply grateful to the many distinguished individuals who have devoted their time to our management, development, and projects. Our bicoastal board features the following people:

Shannon Flattery
Affiliations: Alliance of Boston Neighborhoods, Boston Tenants Coalition, Boston/Taiwan – Art/Urban Design Cultural Exchange, Cape Verdean Community Unido, Dorchester Historical Society, Groom/Humphreys Residents Org.- Dorchester (Clerk), Urban Artist Alliance (Co-Founder), South Boston Action Center Housing Team, South Boston Nonprofit Assoc., Tent City Peace Movement, The Women’s Center – Cambridge

Hal Cohen
Affiliations: Community Center Planning Board/Bird St. Youth Center, Groom/ Humphreys Residents Org., Uphams Corner Main Streets (Board)

Lolita Parker Jr.
Vice President
Affiliations: Chestnut Hill School (Trustee), Families of Color United for Success/FOCUS (Founder), Rosie’s Place, Strand Theater, That Loud Mouth Woman from Dorchester, Uphams Corner Main Streets, West End Place Corp. (Vice Pres.), West End Place One / Low Income Tenants (Pres.) ther in an effort to create sustainable futures.

Timothy Mason
Treasurer & Clerk
Affiliations: North American Folk Alliance

Paul Antoniade
El Cerrito CA

Tom Begich
Anchorage AK

Program Directors:
Bobby Mendes Peace Legacy
Isaura Mendes

New England Folk Music Archives:
Betsy Siggins
Millie Rahn

Touchable Stories - Board of Directors


Photography by Ellen Gailing