People

Center Staff

Prof. Brad Harrington
Executive Director

Dr. Brad Harrington is the Executive Director of the Center for Work & Family, a research professor in the Carroll School of Management, and a faculty member in the University’s Capstone Program. Prior to his arrival at Boston College, Brad was an executive with Hewlett-Packard Company for twenty years. He served in a wide range of global and business unit leadership assignments in the US and Europe.

Brad’s research and teaching focuses on career management and work-life integration, the changing role of fathers, contemporary workforce management strategies and the leadership of organizational change. He is a frequent keynote speaker at professional conferences. He consults with many major employers in the areas of strategic planning, human resources, and organizational change. He is the author of Career Management and Work / Life Integration: Using Self-Assessment to Navigate Contemporary Careers and The New Dad, a 10-year research series on how todays fathers manage their careers and parenting responsibilities. Brad’s research has been cited by hundreds of major media outlets including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, and The Washington Post.

Brad serves on the advisory board of the International Centre of Work and Family at IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain and is a research fellow of the Human Resource Policy Institute (HRPI) at Boston University. He is a graduate of Stonehill College and holds advanced degrees in psychology and human resources from Boston College and Boston University. He is married to Annie Soisson, EdD, director of the Center for Learning & Teaching at Tufts University. They are the proud parents of Maggie (BC ’17), Hannah, & Dillon.


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Jennifer Sabatini Fraone
Director, Corporate Partnerships

At the Boston College Center for Work & Family (@BCCWF), Jennifer works closely with the Boston College Workforce Roundtable, the premier learning and networking community for progressive employers who seek to provide a superior employee experience. Jennifer develops member programming and manages all CWF marketing initiatives including the CWF website, social media, member newsletters, research reports and other publications. Jennifer also works with organizations to provide research, training and consultation on flexibility, work-life balance and other workforce management issues.

Jennifer enjoys presenting on workplace flexibility and work-life balance; recent speaking engagements include the Future of Work Forum, WorldatWork Total Rewards, the New England HR Association and the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Jennifer was the founder of and a regular guest on the Fox 25 News Boston Work-Life Wednesday segment. She has been featured on NECN, Marketplace, NPR, in the Boston Globe, Fortune, The Huffington Post, Human Resource Executive and other publications. Jennifer received her BS in Clinical Psychology from Tufts University and her Master of Social Work and Master of Business Administration from Boston College. Jennifer and her husband John are the proud parents of two spirited teenagers.

 

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Victoria DiMillo
Assistant Director, Member Services

Victoria is the Assistant Director of Member Services at the Center for Work & Family, supporting members of the Boston College Workforce Roundtable and the Boston College Work & Family Association (BCWFA). She plans and executes biannual Roundtable conferences, Association meetings, and monthly webinars. Working with member organizations, Victoria provides research on HR topics of interest, including flexibility, well-being, diversity & inclusion, and women's advancement.

Victoria graduated from Boston College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Psychology and Human Development with an Organization Studies/Human Resources concentration. She also earned minors in Management and Leadership and Hispanic Studies. Victoria is pursuing a Master’s degree in Leadership and Administration. 

 

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Jana Brinkhaus
Fiscal Specialist

Jana is the Fiscal Specialist at the Center for Work & Family.  Her responsibilities include budget development, forecasting, financial reporting and fiscal administration. 

Jana graduated from Boston College CSOM in 1997. In 2001, she received an MBA from Babson College.

Prior to working at the Center, Jana has worked in corporate finance for Raytheon, General Dynamics, and Ernst and Young. Jana's family includes her husband and two daughters. 

 

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Tina Lawler
Senior Research Associate

In her role as Senior Research Associate, Tina works closely with member companies to design, perform and produce primary research on workforce management issues.  She is also involved in other research activities of the Center, including benchmarking studies and executive briefings. Prior to joining the Center for Work & Family, Tina worked in product management for Johnson & Johnson and was Chief of Staff at MCP Hahnemann (Drexel) University School of Medicine.  She has also worked in various clinical research capacities at Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.Tina graduated from Harvard College with an AB in English & American Literature and earned her MBA at MIT Sloan School of Management with a focus on Strategic Management.  She and her husband John live in Needham with their three children.

 

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Madison Sprogis
Research Intern

Madison is a Research Intern at the Boston College Center for Work and Family. She works on research projects to support the Center's reports and respond to corporate member requests. Madison is a junior in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. 


 

Affiliated Fellows

Jegoo Lee, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Business, Stonehill College

Jegoo Lee is currently Associate Professor of Management and Business Ethics at Stonehill College. Previously, he was Assistant Professor at the Muma College of Business at University of South Florida, and Invited Visiting Faculty at the EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain. He studied organizational sociology at University of Chicago, business ethics at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and earned his Ph.D. in Organization Studies from the Carroll School of Management, Boston College. 

Professor Lee’s research interests include interfaces between the corporate world and family/social life, intersections of corporate strategy and normative institutions, and social network approaches. His dissertation research investigating networking strategy in shareholder engagements was named Best Dissertation by both the Society for Business Ethics and the Academy of Management. Recently he has co-researched with the BC CWF to contribute to the New Dad series, i.e., The New Millennial Dad: Understanding the Paradox of Today’s Fathers (2016). He pursues a research stream on the essence and importance of fatherhood in workplaces as well as at home. His research has appeared in Academy of Management Learning & EducationBusiness & SocietyBusiness and Society Review, and Journal of the Operational Research Society, among others.

As an involved father with a daughter and a son, he cooks Thai foods, enjoys board-games, plays soccer, or listens to K-pop with them. He is educated in fatherhood everyday by his wife and two children.

 

Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Professor, and Director of the Center for Families, Purdue University

Shelley joined the Center for Work & Family as an academic fellow in 1997. She received an MBA in Management and Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on relationships between job conditions and family life, with special interests in organizational size, adult development, and organizational policies, and has been published in scientific journals including the Journal of Marriage and Family and theAcademy of Management Journal.

Shelley is the Associate Dean of the College of Consumer and Family Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Child Development and Family Studies at Purdue University, where she also directs the Center for Families and the Military Family Research Institute. Additionally, in her role as the Director of the Midwestern Work Family Association (MWFA), Shelley joined the Center in its partnership with One Small Step on the BalanceSheets Series, and with former NEWFA Director Judi Casey, she has presented on the role of regional work/life organizations.

In 1999, Shelley's Center on Families initiated, along with CWF, the first-ever Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work/Life Research. Shelley is committed to working with the Center to strengthen the bridge between the academic and corporate worlds. Her research has been supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Henry A. Murray Center, the Department of Defense, the Lilly Endowment, and the state of Indiana; and has earned awards from the Groves Conference and Gamma Sigma Delta.  She recently served as the civilian co-chair of the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health.  She is a 2006 winner of the Work-Life Legacy Award from the Families and Work Institute and in 2005, Shelley was named a fellow of the National Council on Family Relations. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Family IssuesFamily Relations, and Journal of Family and Economic Issues.

 

Keila Viñas

Keila L. Viñas, Ed.D

Keila is a researcher and practitioner with an expertise in gender dynamics in the workplace, organizational culture and change, talent management, and leadership development. She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Villanova University, an M.A. in Social-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and a doctoral degree in Administration, Training, and Policy/HR Education from Boston University. As an Organizational Development (OD) practitioner, Keila has worked conducting both large-scale, organization-wide initiatives, as well as department-based interventions within a wide range of industries – including banking and financial services, information technology, healthcare, and management consulting. Originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico, Keila has held various roles in OD and Training.

She is passionate about encouraging and supporting others to achieve growth and transformation in the pursuit of a more whole, values-driven life. Her interest in examining gender dynamics through the lens of work/life integration amplified after having her two children, solidifying her focus on workplace culture, talent management, and employee engagement.  She has since been developing content on a freelance basis related to these topics.