Boston –A college president with a national reputation and deep roots in community health care in Boston, and a leading broadcast executive who stepped down after 33 years at WCVB TV-5 to assume the role of General Manager at WBUR-90.9 FM have been elected to the Board of Directors of the Boston Foundation.
“Paul La Camera and Jackie Jenkins-Scott each bring great strength and deep local roots to the Board,” said Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation. “Leadership is an increasingly important part of the mission of the Foundation, as we continue working to create an inclusive and forward-looking civic agenda that secures the well-being of Greater Boston in a complex and challenging time. Adding the rich experience, professional accomplishments and high esteem Paul La Camera and Jackie Jenkins-Scott have earned empowers all of us here in this organization.”
Jackie Jenkins-Scott is the 13th President of Wheelock College in Boston. For over a century, the school has been a pioneer in the field of early childhood education. Its early mission was shaped by the needs of the children of immigrants during the latter part of the 19th century. Before assuming her current role at Wheelock College in July, 2004, Jenkins-Scott served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury for 21 years. Earlier, she held positions with the Massachusetts state departments of public and mental health.
Widely honored as an innovative institutional leader, a community leader and a public health advocate, Jenkins-Scott earned a national reputation over the course of 25 years. She has also contributed to numerous civic and community boards. Currently, Jenkins-Scott is a member of the Board of the Kennedy Library Foundation and Museum, the Board of Trustees of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and the Board of Directors of the Tufts Health Plan.
Paul La Camera stepped down earlier this year after a 33-year career with WCVB TV-5, most recently serving as President, since 1997. He served as Station Manager from 1988 until 1997, when he was appointed Vice President and General Manager. Under his direction, the TV stations became New England’s first digital TV station, the first to introduce Spanish-language close captioning for newscasts and the first to pledge five minutes of nightly candidate discourse in the 30 days before elections.
More recently, La Camera has been named General Manager of WBUR 90.9 FM, which is owned and operated by Boston University and is a member of National Public Radio.
La Camera serves as a Trustee of The College of the Holy Cross, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He earned a Master’s Degree in Journalism and Urban Studies from Boston University and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Boston College.
They join fellow members of the Board of Directors of the Boston Foundation, including the Rev. Raymond A. Hammond, founder and pastor of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and founder of the Ten Point Coalition, who serves as Chair of the Board; Carol F. Anderson, former Managing Director of HarbourVest Partners, LLC; Richard M. Burnes, Founding Member and General partner at Charles River Ventures; Dr. Louis Casagrande, President of the Children’s Museum; Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Food Bank; Richard DeWolfe, Managing Partner of DeWolfe & Company, LLC; Atsuko Fish, an international consultant on U.S.-Japan relations; Christopher Gabrieli, co-founder and Chairman of Massachusetts 2020; Paul Guzzi, President and CEO of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Michael B. Keating, Partner at Foley Hoag; Jack R. Meyer, former President and CEO of the Harvard Management Company; Herbert E. Morse, former Managing Partner of KPMG’s New York Metro Practice; Kevin C. Phelan, Executive Vice President at Meredith & Grew; Binkley C. Shorts, Senior Vice President and Partner at Wellington Management Company; Micho Spring, Chair, US Corporate Practice and New England, of Weber Shandwick Worldwide; and Benaree Wiley, former President and CEO of The Partnership.
The Boston Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest and largest community foundations, has an endowment of almost $675 million. In 2004, the Foundation made $51 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, and received gifts of $41 million. The Boston Foundation is made up of 750 separate charitable funds, which have been established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. The Boston Foundation also serves as a civic leader, convener, and sponsor of special initiatives designed to build community. For more information about the Boston Foundation and its grant making, visit www.tbf.org , or call 617-338-1700.