FitMoney was created by a group of educators, business executives, and parents who see a need for a more comprehensive and lasting approach to building financial literacy.
Our team came together to build a free, K-12 curriculum that connects financial literacy concepts and real-world financial experience to empower youth with the knowledge and skills that can lead to better financial outcomes. FitMoney launched in September 2016 to 350 fourth graders in North Andover Massachusetts public schools. Our program served 1,000 students in four MA school districts in the 2017/18 school year. Our model is being built to replicate across MA and the nation.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Cynthia Fisher, President is Founder and Managing Director of WaterRev, LLC, and Board Director of several public companies and nonprofits. Previously, she was Founder and CEO of ViaCord and Founder and President of ViaCell. Fisher holds a B.S. in Biophysics from Ursinus College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Mark Williams, Treasurer is an academic, financial author, and risk management expert. He is a finance faculty member at Boston University where he teaches courses in banking, risk management, and capital markets. He holds a B.S.B.A. in Finance from the University of Delaware and MBA from Boston University.
Kathleen Choi is the Managing Editor of The District Management Journal focused on public school management issues. She holds a M.P.P. from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and an A.B. from Harvard College.
Robert Kane teaches business at Newton North High School. He holds a B.S. in Business Management from the University of Scranton, a Master’s in Exercise, Leisure, and Sport from Kent State University, and a Post Baccalaureate in Business Education from Kent State University.
Jennifer Price is Head of School at Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N) in Cambridge, MA. She was former Superintendent of North Andover Public Schools and former principal of Newton North High School. She holds a doctorate from Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Jessica Pelletier (Executive Director) brings extensive non-profit management, strategic planning and fundraising experience to FitMoney with over 20 years growing non-profit, private and political organizations. In her most recent role as Co-National Director at Right to Play, she worked to implement play-based educational standards in disadvantaged communities around the world. She is a long-time youth and educational advocate and promises further expansion of financial literacy across New England schools.
Jessica Chung (Programs Director) is a veteran secondary teacher, experienced professional developer and educational technology enthusiast. She believes financial literacy is a critical equity issue, and has worked to build FitMoney's curriculum and implement financial literacy in schools since 2017.
Lauren Langlois (Academic Director) is passionate about education as an equalizer and found financial literacy lacking from core math curriculum during her 11 years of teaching and coaching. Lauren taught and created data-driven math curricula, led professional development and coached math teachers. She is excited to see FitMoney's curriculum live and grow through student, teacher and family engagement.
Jacob Wittenberg (External Relations Manager) is a recent Boston University graduate with a degree in Public Relations. With FitMoney, he works to establish the digital brand and create connections via digital platforms across Massachusetts. As a young adult, he personally resonates with FitMoney’s mission and the importance for the next generations to be financially fit and educated.