Helping kids in need, one project at a time.
Our Kindness Team
Connor Wright – Founder
Connor is the founder of CKP, a 13- year-old from Lynnfield MA is often balancing his academic life (at Pike School in Andover) and his passion for hockey, playing at an elite level for the Boston Junior Eagles, golf and giving back. When Covid-19 hit things changed for all of us and Connor was maturely in tune to contemplate what was happening. After discussions with his mother and grandmother, he decided to find a positive spin and launch a non-profit. His plan was to help children of all ages that were in vulnerable situations. It is Connor’s belief that kindness is contagious, good for your heart and is an act that has a ripple effect. In his words “kindness is important because everyone deserves top have joy in their lives.”
Erica Wright – President
Erica is a resident of Lynnfield, MA and a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst. She is also a senior manager at Cummings Properties, where she has spent 23 years of her professional career in many capacities. She excels in both the strategic management of difficult client matters and business development.
Most importantly, she is the mother of Connor’s Kindness Project Founder, Connor Wright. Erica has an active role assisting in making important decisions for Connor’s Kindness Project as she is fully supportive of Connor’s mission to help kids in need.
Sharon Marrama –
Sharon, co-founder of Connor’s Kindness Project and Connor’s grandmother, is an educator in the health field at Middlesex Community College. She has also been an advocate of kindness, mindfulness and wellness as the owner of a children’s yoga business, Here Comes the Sun Yoga. Sharon’s goal is to assist Connor in the growth and development of Connor’s Kindness Project, helping him make some executive decisions in the process. Together they are trying to change the world, one project at a time.
Lauren Wolf – Board Member
Lauren in a graduate of Loyola University Maryland, Lauren has worked in the financial services industry for more than years. As a community volunteer since middle school for varied organizations, Lauren has seen first-hand the impact on philanthropy younger generations set in motion. She resides north of Boston with her husband, two daughters and assortment of pets.
Jill Carrera – Board Member
Jill is a Lynnfield resident, mother of two, wife, and partner of a small business in Woburn. For the past 12 years, she has been active in the incubation and successful growth of a transient vehicle wrapping and marketing company, Wrap Solutions. During her previous years, Jill spent nine years working in media after graduating from UMass Amherst.
Jill’s time at Wrap Solutions has given her an opportunity to help other small businesses succeed in their communities with creative marketing and branding solutions. Whether it’s media, Wrap Solutions, or her personal life, Jill has always prioritized helping others prosper, personally and professionally. She looks forward to connecting more organizations and individuals with Connor’s Kindness Project.
David Harvey –
David Harvey is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Woburn High School. Involved in the Woburn Boys and Girls Club and many sports groups as a youth, he began his career as sports editor of Woburn Advocate. David currently serves many local businesses with their commercial real estate needs as account manager at Cummings Properties, one of the largest commercial real estate developers and property managers in Greater Boston. Dave enjoys relating to professionals and helping organizations during their many levels of development; skills that he also uses in his role as a board member. David is an avid wine collector, golfer, and sports enthusiast. He currently lives in Salem, New Hampshire with his wife Martha. The couple has three children, with two in college and one (an Olympian hockey player) at the University of Wisconsin.
John Geraci –
John Geraci is the managing partner of accounting firm LGA, LLP and is responsible for the firm’s direction, its growth, both organic and through M&A, and its move toward providing more consulting and advisory services. Under his leadership, LGA has risen in the Boston Business Journal’s Largest Accounting Firms ranks from 45th in 2013 to 17th in 2023, a move of 28 positions. John leverages his extensive experience to advise clients on the financial, operational, and cultural aspects of running a successful business and provides coaching, leadership training, and consulting.
John signed the CEO Action Pledge to promote and cultivate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) at LGA and across the accounting industry, and is deeply involved in the firm’s DE&I initiatives. He also uses his role on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MassCPAs) to serve as a catalyst for change with other member firms.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from Bentley University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Manning School of Business Advisory Committee; a Board Member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA); and recognized as Accounting Today’s 2020 Managing Partner Elite List.
John lives in Haverhill with his wife Wendy and has two adult children Gianna and Rocco. You might hear John often quoting movie lines and music lyrics.
“I am beyond excited to be joining the board of Connor’s Kindness Project. I am a raving fan of authentic compassion and humanity, which Connor and the CKP team radiate. The opportunity to promote and support the continued impact that CKP has on individuals and society as a whole is too great to pass up, and I was honored to be considered.”