Hannah Commoss, Director
Hannah is responsible for building and managing marketable securities portfolios. She has 15 years of institutional investment management and financial analysis experience. Prior to joining Spruceview Capital Partners, she was the Deputy CIO, Public Markets and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Massachusetts Pension Reserve Investment Management (PRIM) Board. She oversaw the public markets investment program, which at the time was approximately $35 billion, and implemented a $4.2 billion direct hedge fund program. Before that, she was at HarbourVest Partners.
Hannah holds a B.A. in Economics from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Suffolk University. She is on the Advisory Board of The Greater Boston Food Bank and co-chairs their Kitchen Cabinet, she is a sustaining member and past president of the Junior League of Boston, a member of The Vincent Club, and a wish granter for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Danielle Duplin, Director
Danielle is Vice President at Fidelity Investments and Executive Producer at the Fidelity Center for Applied Technology (FCAT), an innovation catalyst for the firm. Danielle designs and produces seminars on emerging trends in business and technology that inform, inspire, and connect Fidelity's employees with educators, experts and entrepreneurs worldwide. To date, Danielle has curated and coached over 1,200 speakers.
Danielle is Co-founder of TEDxBoston, an annual independently organized TED event featuring iconic thought leaders who are addressing global issues. To date, TEDxBoston videos have been viewed over 6 million times.
In her previous roles as Director and Principal Software Engineer at Fidelity, Danielle and her teams designed and deployed new applications that helped debut Fidelity on the World Wide Web and launch a benefits outsourcing business. Additionally, Danielle created, wrote, directed, and hosted Telefest, a video series on Fidelity's strategic initiatives for which she earned a Telly Award. Ms. Duplin volunteers for organizations that spur economic growth: as a connector with Boston World Partnerships, as a delegate on international policy missions with the World Class Cities Partnership, and as a mentor with the MassChallenge start-up accelerator.
Danielle held positions as a Software Engineer at Eaton Corp., American Science & Engineering, and MIT Lincoln Labs. Danielle earned a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Theater Arts at Binghamton University, and an executive certificate in innovation from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Jonathan Moulton, Director
Jonathan Moulton is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Ascend Learning, a leading provider of education, technology and content to the healthcare industry. He manages the Ascend Legal Team and provides legal support for Ascend Learning and all of its individual business units. Jon has more than 25 years of experience in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, securities, and intellectual property law. He joined Ascend from Starent Networks, where he was vice president, general counsel and secretary. He played a key role in negotiating Starent Network’s acquisition by Cisco Systems for $2.9 billion in cash, securing regulatory approval and managing a successful integration. Before Starent, Jon was senior vice president, general counsel and secretary at Aspect Software, a $600 million global supplier of contact center software. Prior to Aspect, Jon was a partner at the global law firm, DLA Piper, and also a partner at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, where he represented venture capital firms and technology and high-growth companies in all stages of their life cycle, from formation to initial public offering (IPO), merger or sale.
Jon has been chosen as one of Massachusetts’ “Super Lawyers” in a joint survey conducted by the publishers of Law & Politicsmagazine and Boston magazine as part of a special issue titled “The Top Attorneys In Massachusetts” and in 2009 was named an “In-House Leader in the Law” by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
Jon received his law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco and his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Westmont College in Santa Barbara.
David Privitera, Director
David Privitera, a founding member of IDEO’s Boston office, has served in a range of roles including designer, project leader, location director and partner. He brings more than 30 years of design experience in business equipment, consumer products, transportation, health care, networking, and telecommunications to the job. His current focus is on building an energized team that applies innovative thought to a broad range of projects.
During his career, David has taken dozens of products to market, handling everything from detailed part design to leading international project teams. He has deep experience working with clients and suppliers in Europe and Asia, particularly Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, Germany, and England.
Prior to joining IDEO, David spent 12 years at Wang Laboratories, where he served as a principal mechanical engineer for various product development groups. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He holds several U.S. patents and various forms of industry recognition and publications.
In his free time, David collects, restores, and rides motorcycles.
Steven Ringer, M.D., Director
Dr. Ringer is the former chief of Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in Boston, MA, and is assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. BWH is a major academic medical center affiliated with Harvard Medical School and is the largest maternity hospital in Massachusetts with over 9000 births annually. The 48 bed NICU serves over 1400 infants each year, including over 120 with birth weights less than 1000 grams.
Dr. Ringer was born in Boston, MA, and received his B.A. from Brandeis University. He then received his M.D. and Ph.D. (Biochemistry) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and his fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the then joint program in Neonatology of Harvard Medical School, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Beth Israel Hospital, and Children’s Hospital of Boston.
He was Medical Director of the NICU at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1988 to 2006 and director of Newborn Services from 1988 to 2000, and Chief of newborn medicine from 2000-2012. He is the co-chair of the steering committee of The Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has actively taught resuscitation through that program for over 20 years across the United States and in many countries across the world. He is on the editorial board of NeoReviews.
He is actively involved in several areas of clinical research with the bulk of his effort spent on the development of international programs for advancing newborn care in the developing world. He has expanded his efforts over the past 5 years to include work in Ethiopia but has been actively involved in programs aimed at developing and improving care, as well as multiple teaching and training programs in numerous provinces and all major cities of Vietnam for over 13 years. He is currently the co-PI on the BetterBirth trial of the Safe Childbirth Checklist in India.
Timothy Prestero, Director