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
Eiei is responsible for all aspects of the corporate marketing & business development process for Building Impact. Prior to joining the team, Eiei was at Cabot, Cabot & Forbes (CC&F), a Boston based real estate development company where she was responsible for all marketing, public relations and digital media. Eiei has also performed marketing and communications functions for Sirius Satellite Radio/National Lampoon, Glogster (an educational technology company), and taught high-school English Literature for the City of Cambridge. Eiei was previously a Co-Chair of the Rising Leaders Networking Group for CREW Boston (formerly NEWiRE) – the region’s leading professional organization promoting the advancement of women within the commercial real estate industry, and is currently an active member of NAIOP & BOMA.

Eiei Khin

Director of Corporate Marketing & Business Development
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
Becca handles all operations and human resource management. She also started the organization Boston Community Collaborative located in the North End.

Rebecca Griffin

Director of Operations
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
Chloe joined Building Impact in 2016 as the Volunteer Engagement Coordinator. She manages relationships with Building Impact's tenant partners, as well as creates and maintains Building Impact's marketing and communication materials. Prior to Building Impact, Chloe has worked as a communication and development professional in the nonprofit sector. She received a B.S in Communication from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Chloe Finigan

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
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

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator