Meet Our Team

Sergeant Detective Donna Gavin – Co-Chair

Senior Advisor to the Mayor Daniel P. Mulhern – Co-Chair

Hannah Wilson – Coordinator

Hannah Wilson is the Director of Operations and Communications for Abekam Consulting and the coordinator for CEASE Boston.  Prior to joining Abekam, Hannah worked in partner/executive recruitment for a professional services firm.  Hannah began her career as a program associate for EdVestors, a philanthropic connector of private funds to public schools.  She spent several years as a consultant across sectors in corporate social responsibility, marketing, fundraising and events.  Hannah helped launch the Admiral Center, an initiative created to optimize the impact of professional athletes and entertainers in the philanthropic space. She holds a B.A. from Simmons College in Boston, Mass., and an M.S. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Makeeba McCreary, Ed.D. – Advisor

Makeeba McCreary is Chief of Staff for Boston Public Schools.  She founded AbekaM in April 2009 with the vision of serving as a catalyst for targeted support to traditionally underserved populations. A primary focus of their work is providing guidance for philanthropic investment in the urban public education arena, building effective programming for out–of-school time and disengaged youth, and advising on multi-sector partnerships that drive resources into underserved communities, primarily for youth and families. Makeeba has spent 20 years in educational policy, designed and managed philanthropic investment for global brands such as Nike Inc., Jordan Brand, National Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and Darden Inc.

She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an M.Ed. from Harvard University and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.