Camp Leaders

Lisa Fortenberry

Executive Director

Lisa Fortenberry is one of Boston’s most established, innovative and inspiring leaders in the youth development field, bringing nearly 20 years of experience to her role as Executive Director of Camp Harbor View. Most recently as the Managing Director of Program Services at Scholar Athletes, Lisa led the organization through an extensive Theory of Change process, aligning the Scholar Athletes service model to measurable outcomes for the first time in its history and creating deepened partnerships with the Boston, Springfield and Everett public school districts.

For more than 14 years prior, Lisa served in various leadership capacities at City Year Boston and since 2006 served as the Managing Director of Service Impact and Evaluation, a key position on the organization’s executive leadership team. There, Lisa led, coached and motivated a team of nearly 35 staff members, who were in turn responsible for the 200+ City Year Americorps members serving in 21 Boston Public Schools. In this role, Lisa also developed and implemented a comprehensive service program that supported Boston Public Schools’ Acceleration Agenda and resulted in the first ever multi-year partnership agreement with the district, including sustainable financial support.

The depth and breadth of her investment in the success of Boston’s young people is also evident in her community ties. A Founding Trustee Member of the Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School and a participant in several community initiatives, Lisa is a long-time resident of Dorchester with her husband Stephen and their three sons.

Josh Waxman

Deputy Director

Josh Waxman brings over a decade of leadership experience that spans the non-profit and public-sectors. Most recently, Josh served as the Executive Director of the Martin Richard Foundation. Prior to that, Josh served as Senior Director of Community Partnerships at the at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley where he developed and led partnerships with municipalities, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and elected officials. Josh also developed and managed several education programs that served thousands of young people across Massachusetts.

Josh began his career in nonprofit management at City Year, where he completed a year of national service through AmeriCorps and was then hired into a management position on staff. In his role as an Impact Manager, Josh managed teams that worked across Boston Public Schools, providing academic support and after-school programming to hundreds of students. Early in his career, Josh spent time in politics, interning for Senator John Kerry and working on the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.

Josh is also very active as a volunteer in the community. Josh serves as the board chair at Orchard Gardens K-8 Pilot School, and as a board member at La. Vida, Inc., an organization that works to provide successful pathways for first-generation college students. Josh is also a proud big brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a certificate in non-profit management and leadership from the Institute for Non-Profit Practice at Tufts University’s Tisch College of Civic Life.

Josh is a resident of East Boston with his wife, Eliza.

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