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Mary Yntema

President & CEO

Joining our team in May, Mary brings to WorldBoston
extensive international experience combined with nonprofit sector and management expertise.  Prior to WorldBoston, Mary worked as a consultant on nonprofit governance.  She has served as interim executive director of the Boston Center for Community and Justice, executing a historic program merger with YWCA Boston; as executive director of the Courageous Sailing Center of Boston; and as founding executive director of United Way Moscow, where she resided for eight years.  Her corporate experience includes institutional equity sales at Brunswick UBS Warburg and Pioneer Securities and running a sales department as vice president of the Center for Business Skills Development, all in Moscow.

Mary is a member of the board of MassEquality and has served as a volunteer on the boards of United Way Moscow, the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the Brattle Film Foundation, and the Boston Center for Community and Justice.

Mary holds an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.A. from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and is a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer.


James Nadel

Associate Director,
Global Education Programs

joined WorldBoston in September 2010, and manages our World Affairs Council programs, special events such as the annual Consuls Reception, and flagship global education programs such as Academic WorldQuest. He writes and implements grants for these programs, and promotes international education for local secondary schools through visits by foreign diplomats, meetings with expert speakers, and travel opportunities.

A graduate of Tufts University with a B.A. in International Relations and French, James has lived and studied in Avignon, France, was a Pamela Harriman Foreign Service Fellow, and has held several internship and research positions in the U.S. State and Defense Departments.

Mallory McCoy

Program Coordinator,
International Visitors

Mallory joined WorldBoston in July 2012, and currently oversees the organization’s programs for international visitors, including the U.S. Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and other special projects. This includes creating connections between visiting professionals from all over the world and their local counterparts, helping visitors to engage with the Greater Boston community, and writing proposals that support this process. Mallory works directly with WorldBoston’s interns and volunteers to promote citizen diplomacy through the execution of these unique programs.

Mallory holds a B.A. in International Affairs and Economics from Northeastern University with a focus on African Studies. She has previously worked extensively in international volunteer programs at the university level, and has lived and studied in both Nairobi, Kenya and Buenos Aires, Argentina.






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