United South End Settlements (USES) recently announced five new board members, including a Jamaica Plain resident, who will join USES’s 20-member board of directors starting in March. The new board members are leaders in social work, nonprofits, education, diversity, inclusion, finance and design. The five new board members are:
Professor of Practice and Director of Urban Leadership Program at Simmons University Gary Bailey
Director of Diversity Recruiting and Advising at IES Abroad Gretchen Cook-Anderson
Investment Analyst at Finepoint Capital Kevin Koslosky
Executive Director at Parenting Journey Imari Paris Jeffries
Owner/Principal at Planeta Design Group LLC Patrick Planeta
Jamaica Plain resident Patrick Planeta is a Boston based interior designer, well known for his work in innovative design solutions that implement client vision and desire. Graduating Magna Cum Laude from Wentworth Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree, Planeta became a standout Senior Associate/Senior Designer at CBT Architects where he worked prior to and following graduation. After much recognition for his dedication to his work at CBT Architects for 12 years, he founded his own company, Planeta Design Group LLC.