Inversant’s mission is to ensure that through parental engagement every low-to-moderate income family has the resources and understanding they need to achieve their goals for higher education.
Inversant believes that higher education is attainable for all regardless of income and that family engagement is crucial to students’ educational achievements. Through working with communities and higher education partners, Inversant provides knowledge, resources, connections, and financial incentives to empower low-and-moderate-income families to invest and succeed in higher education. Ultimately this shared investment and expanded understanding moves not just the child, not just the family, but the whole community, forward.
We’re committed to ensuring that higher education is available to every student in the country.
Inversant is a key player in the national children’s savings account movement that emphasizes the importance of early and regular savings for higher education. Our Inversant Savings Accounts and incentives give families a place to invest, and meaningful incentives to keep setting aside money for higher education.
Our groundbreaking multi-year curriculum of monthly Inversant Learning Circles gives parents the skills, knowledge, and confidence to support their children’s quest for higher education. Our facilitators coach parents on a full range of college access topics, including standardized testing, higher education options and costs, and the college application process. Inversant families increase their financial literacy so they understand how to minimize the amount they pay for college.
Inversant’s unique model provides the right level of support to each family, meeting them where they are in terms of location, language, experience level, and lifestyle. We create a community network of parents and encourage them to learn not only from us, but from each other. We also engage with families through an online portal, video library, e-newsletter and social media platforms.
Meet Our Team
We’re a diverse group of professionals committed to advancing college access for everyone.
- Charles Desmond (Chair)
President, Hildreth Stewart Charitable Foundation
- Jay Ash
President and CEO, Massachusetts Competitive Partnership [email protected]
- Dean Atkins
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, NorthBridge Partners [email protected]
- Robert Cashman
President and CEO, Metro Credit Union [email protected]
- Sally Currier (Secretary)
Co-Chair, Hestia Fund Boston
- Benjamin Hildreth (Treasurer)
Director, Capital Gordon Brothers
- Fernando Reimers
Ford Foundation Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education [email protected]
- Jim Santiago
CIO, JVS Boston [email protected]
- Stacy Scott
President and Founder, Center for Understanding Equity
- Donna Stewartson
Operations Director, Simmons University [email protected]
- Michael Taylor
President, Urban College of Boston [email protected]
- Michael Tuteur
(Ex Officio), Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
Retired teacher, Program participant
G.L. (Peter) Alcock
Former Vice Chairman
Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
Vice Provost, Academic Support Services
University of Massachusetts Boston
Managing Director, Global Relationship Management
State Street Corporation
Dean and Professor, Counseling Psychology
Boston University School of Education
Student at Boston University
Professor, Practice of Continuing and Distance Education
Boston University, Metropolitan College
University of Massachusetts, Boston
Education Policy Consultant
Bridget Terry Long
Academic Dean and Saris Professor of Education and Economics
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs
MA Department of Higher Education
Oscar F. Malcolm
Real Estate Agent/Consultant
Keller Williams Realty Cambridge
Partner and CEO
Eneas Alternative Investments
J. Keith Motley
University of Massachusetts Boston
Louise Burnham Packard
Trinity Boston Foundation
Catholic Schools Foundation
Wellington Management Company
St. Fleur Communications
Margot Daniels Tyler
Social Venture Advisor, Education Strategist
Strategic Consulting Network
Student at College of the Holy Cross
Responsible for executing the defined strategies of the organization, our staff ensures transparent and generative outcomes in line with Inversant’s vision.
Bianca L. Jiménez
DIGITAL MKTG. MANAGER
CHAIR OF THE BOARD
COMMUNICATIONS & OPERATIONS MANAGER
Inversant is committed to helping the entire family invest in higher education.
Some milestones from Inversant’s ten year history
Each one of our team members believes that education is non-negotiable. Explore our job openings if you’re passionate about advancing college access for everyone and want to make a difference.