JA Team Bios | Junior Achievement of Northern New England


Radhames Nova

Radhames Nova – President and CEO

Radhames Nova joined Junior Achievement of Northern New England in October 2016 as President & CEO, overseeing a staff of 10 and responsible for the organization's overall operations and strategy to move the mission forward.
Prior to joining Junior Achievement, Rad served as Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), the largest Latino professional organization in the United States with over 72,000 members, where he was responsible for overseeing some of the organization's largest national corporate partnerships and a pilot partnership between JA and ALPFA. He was the Executive Director of the ALPFA Boston Chapter from 2011 to 2015.
From 2002 to 2006 Rad served as Director of Development for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Massachusetts, raising $1.8M annually for operations and leading the organization to a record breaking $8.5M capital campaign to build a new facility.  Prior to that, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in South Africa. Beyond the nonprofit sector, Rad has held positions in the financial services industry – notably the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund and SCS Financial. After five years working in the investments industry, Rad returned to his mission-driven career when he joined ALPFA in 2011. 
Rad obtained his B.A. from Middlebury College and his MBA from Boston University. Born in the Dominican Republic, he immigrated to the United States 27 years ago and currently lives in Salem New Hampshire with his wife Alexandra and their three children.

Amanda Doyle-Bouvier

Amanda Doyle-Bouvier – Director of Development and Marketing

Amanda brings almost a decade of development and marketing experience in the independent school arena. She began her tenure as the Director of Development and Marketing for Junior Achievement of Northern New England in May of 2016, following a period of consulting, managing and executing JA's annual marquis fundraising event, the Hall of Fame. Amanda has a proven track record in constituent relations, volunteer engagement, event planning, fund development, and both print and social media marketing. Years of experience in individual donor stewardship have strengthened the foundation from which she cultivates corporate and foundation sponsorships at Junior Achievement. She believes that all stakeholders should be treated with the same level of attention, respect, and deep relationship development.
Amanda leads a team of four talented marketing and development staff, and oversees and manages the development initiatives of JA. She works strategically with the President and CEO and senior management team to create a collaborative team culture dedicated to growing stakeholder awareness of the mission, capacity building for the organization, as well as increasing revenue streams. 
Amanda earned her B.A in English from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She brings her passion for people and her enthusiasm for making a difference in the lives of young people to JA and is driven by the goals of this organization. She loves to dance, and cook, and hike with her husband Will, her two children Greyson and Clementine, and her dog Parker in Shirley, MA where they have lived for over 7 years.

Deirdre O'Connor-Mitchell

Deirdre O'Connor-Mitchell – Director of Programs

Deirdre O'Connor Mitchell began her tenure with Junior Achievement (JA) of Northern New England in March 2016 as a Manager on the Programs Team.  During this time, Deirdre helped create a new Programs Strategy for implementing JA programming to maximize impact for students.  She also updated JA Skills to Achieve, a locally developed program, to make it more engaging, interactive, and meaningful for high school students.  Deirdre managed school relationships in Worcester, Lawrence, Lowell, Waltham, and Manchester, NH, which are key districts we have identified within our footprint.  Deirdre now serves as Director of Programs managing a team of three Program Managers and works closely with the Senior Leadership Team to engage volunteers, funders, and schools and establish strong partnerships with all three stakeholders in order to fulfill JA's mission of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
Prior to joining JA of Northern New England, Deirdre worked at the JA of New York office as a Program Manager where she managed relationships with key Board accounts and individual volunteers.  Deirdre has spent her career in non-profit program management and national service, managing an afterschool meal program for at-risk youth with the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, DC and spending 10 months on service projects around the United States with AmeriCorps*NCCC.
Deirdre obtained her B.A. in Political Science from the George Washington University and an M.P.A. in Emergency and Disaster Management from Metropolitan College of New York. She currently lives in Holden, MA with her husband Alan and their two dogs.

Paulo Frade

Paulo Frade – Director of Finance & Operations

Paulo Frade joined Junior Achievement of Northern New England in August 2000 and is Director of Finance and Operations.  In his role, Paulo oversees all finance, information technology, and human resources activities.   He is responsible for managing all accounting and finance functions, including management of internal controls systems, development of the annual operating budget, preparation of all financial and management reports.  He also oversees cash management and the internal audit. 
Prior to joining Junior Achievement, Paulo served as Field Operations Supervisor at the U.S. Census Bureau.  
Paulo obtained his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts. Born in Brazil, he immigrated to the United States in 1992 and currently lives in West Townsend, MA with his wife Damila and their seven children.

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