Stephen Chan, as Vice President of Strategy and Operations, leads the overall development, implementation, and review of our long-term strategic direction as well as day-to-day operations of the senior management team. He joined the Boston Foundation in September 2010 as Chief of Staff where he oversees strategy and operations, performance evaluation, and human resources. As a member of the Senior Management Team, Stephen partners with department heads to ensure alignment across mission, strategy, and execution at all levels of the organization, and to monitor organizational performance and effectiveness. Stephen most recently served as an Advisor to Mayor Thomas M. Menino at the City of Boston where he developed and managed public-private initiatives in education, community development, and human services.
Stephen received his MBA from Harvard Business School, MPA from Harvard Kennedy School, and BA with Honors in Public Policy from Stanford University. He is active locally as a board member of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Generation Citizen Boston, Washington Gateway Main Street, and the Massachusetts Governor’s Asian American Commission. He is also a board member of Associated Grant Makers of and serves on the Membership Committee of Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. Stephen is a co-founder of Saffron Circle, Boston’s first Asian giving circle, and been named a Truman National Security Partner and World Economic Forum Global Shaper. He lives in the South End neighborhood of Boston, and enjoys volunteering with his husband Tim for various civic and political initiatives.