Cornerstone Collaborative

An Innovative

Socio-Economic Community Ecosystem

Eliminating Poverty & Violence

through Networked Community Development





In New England

Cornerstone Collaborative Massachusetts network of caring individuals and committed organizations directly engages the most vulnerable populations and people most in need of support for education, training, employment, legal advocacy, housing, health, nutrition, wellness, and whose underserved communities need immediate and sustainable economic development.







Fall River




New Hampshire



Rhode Island

Our Team

... loves building community

Francois R. Fils-Aime II

Executive Director

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Mr. Fils-Aime is a first-generation Haitian American and a graduate of Cathedral High School in the South End of Boston. He received a BA of Arts in Political Science, a Double Minor in Communications and Black Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, and a Masters in Education from the University of Massachusetts at Boston. He has a certification in Administration from Northeastern University.

Francois is an alum of the Lead Boston Program, a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy, Emerging Leaders Program College of Management at the University of Massachusetts, a Tufts University Alum of the Non-Profit Management and Leadership Program, and the Co-Founder of Brunch and Ball Mentoring Program.

He is a University Massachusetts Boston Student-Athlete Mentor, former High School Teacher, Dean of Students, Vice Principal, Principal, and a four year College Football player and student-athlete.

Francois was Board Director for the YMCA of Greater Boston (Oldest YMCA in America). Currently, Francois is the Immediate Past District Representative of the First District (New England Area) of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and continues to educate children, families, and communities in Boston and the surrounding areas in various leadership capacities.

Becca Reeves

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Program Director, Veterans Mental Health Initiative

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Boston, MA

Lamar Moss

Grant Writer and New England Advisory Board Member

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Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH

Frantz Paillant

New England Advisory Board Member

Lexington Public Schools

Boston, MA

A Vanessa La Rocque

New England Advisory Board Member

Boston Public Schools

Boston, MA

Daniel T. Watford

New England Advisory Board Member

CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP

Boston, MA

Paul V. McDonough

New England Advisory Board Member

Retired CFO, Finance and Operations Consultant

Boston, MA

Gwendolyn McCoy

New England Advisory Board Member 

[email protected] Consulting Group, LLC

Boston, MA

Deondre Kennard

New England Advisory Board Member 

Health & Wellness Specialist

Boston, MA

Terrel Lassiter-Sylvestre 

New England Advisory Board Member 


Boston, MA

Shellian Heredia 

New England Advisory Board Member 

Education Leader

New Windsor, NY

Queon Jackson 

New England Advisory Board Member 

Entrepreneur, Summer J. Artisan Ice Pops

Lewes Beach, DE