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Lianna Kushi 

Executive Director, EforAll Lowell-Lawrence

Lianna Kushi - EforAll Lowell-Lawrence Executive Director Lianna is part of the founding team of EforAll (then formerly the Merrimack Valley Sandbox). She’s held roles as a Program Associate and Senior Program Manager, working with the now CEO David Parker to develop the current accelerator program. In 2015 Lianna left EforAll Lowell-Lawrence for the opportunity to join technology startup FamilyID and then to work with the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. She is delighted to rejoin the EforAll team in a new role and be back working in Lowell and Lawrence, two cities she is deeply committed to.

A resident of Lowell, Lianna is passionate about entrepreneurship and community development. She is a Commissioner on the Asian American Commission of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, serves as a Director on the Greater Lowell Community Foundation Board and is an Associate Member of the U.S.-Japan Council. Prior to EforAll Lianna worked at the Cultural Organization of Lowell, the Revolving Museum, and Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs’ Program on U.S.-Japan Relations. Lianna received her B.A. from Smith College and her M.A. in Economic and Social Development of Regions from the UMass Lowell.

 

Joey Banh 

Program Manager

Joey Banh - EforAll Lowell-Lawrence Program ManagerJoey Banh was raised in Lowell, MA by immigrant parents coming from Vietnam. Prior to EforAll Lowell-Lawrence he was the Senior Program Director at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010 with a dual Bachelors in Management and Marketing. After graduation he co-founded FreeVerse! and spent time as a traveling spoken word artist, outdoor youth councilor, community organizer, youth advocate, and public school teacher. Joey recently opened a restaurant with his brother in the Acre neighborhood of Lowell, (Sizzling Kitchen). Joey is extremely excited to join the EforAll Lowell-Lawrence team as the Program Manager and to be a resource and help grow businesses and startups the Lowell-Lawrence communities.