Our Staff

Bridget Akinc is the CEO of Building Impact, a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to strengthening communities. Since 2004, Building Impact has been providing individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunities to volunteer, donate, and connect with non-profits in the communities where they work or live. Bridget joined Building Impact in January 2017 after having spent three years teaching entrepreneurial marketing for students at Boston College and MIT. At Boston College, Bridget had the opportunity to serve on the board of the Lynch Leadership Academy, and as a faculty sponsor for a new minor in Managing for Social Impact.
Prior to entering academia, Akinc led teams focused on technology enablement and go-to-market strategy, for high-growth Silicon-Valley based software companies like BEA Systems, and for non-profits like The New Teacher Project. Akinc began her business career as a consultant in the information technology practice at the Boston Consulting Group, and has maintained a strong connection to education, ever since her days of earning her teaching certification in the state of New Jersey.
Bridget earned an undergraduate degree in education policy at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University in 1998, and a graduate degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2013.

Bridget Akinc

Chief Executive Officer
Shanna joined the Building Impact team in 2016 as the Director of Partner Engagement and is excited to work with BI’s partners to provide meaningful volunteer service opportunities.

Shanna Reeb

Director of Partner Engagement
Kate joined Building Impact in October 2016 as the Director Nonprofit Programs. She is responsible for cultivating and managing relationships and strategic partnerships with local nonprofits, community based organizations and schools. Prior to working for Building Impact, Kate was the Director of Corporate Engagement at United Way. She has a Master of Arts in International Studies and has spent extensive time living in Africa, India and South America working for multiple NGOs.

Kate Kerrigan

Director of Nonprofit Programs
Sara Sargent recently joined Building Impact as a Volunteer Engagement Coordinator and she is excited to help our corporate partners give back to the Boston community through a variety of service opportunities. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in Education and she has worked at the Boston Children’s Museum, volunteered with a nonprofit in Peru teaching English, and recently finished a year of service with AmeriCorps VISTA coordinating college student volunteers.

Sara Sargent

Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement
Kaliya joined Building Impact in 2017 as the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. She manages relationships with Building Impact's tenant partners and organizes events for their communities!

Kaliya Johnson

Coordinator of Volunteer Engagement
Elyse joined the Building Impact team the summer of 2017, she is excited to use her experience in marketing at a branding agency and in her own entrepreneurial pursuits to spread the positive reach and influence of Building Impact! Elyse is responsible for all of Building Impact's product marketing as well as its public image.

Elyse Bush

Marketing Manager
Caroline joined Building Impact as the Operations Manager in 2017 and holds a degree in Business with a concentration in Marketing Management from Boston College. She is happy to handle internal operations and empower our team to connect communities and serve clients.

Caroline Grindrod

Operations Manager