Meet Our Team

Alan Lewis

CEO and Co-Founder, Alnoba

Bio

Co-Founder of Alnoba and Alnoba’s Pinnacle Leadership Center. As the Chairman of Grand Circle Corporation, Alan shapes the company’s vision and direction. Over the last 30 years, he has transformed Grand Circle from a $23 million travel company that was losing $2 million a year into a global enterprise with gross sales of $700 million.
Alan has been recognized for his philanthropic leadership. He earned the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy’s Excellence Award for CEO leadership
and innovation in philanthropy and was named Ernst & Young’s New England “Social Entrepreneur of the Year.” He and his wife, Harriet authored “Driving with No Brakes,” the story of how they built one of the country’s most successful travel companies.

Harriet Lewis

Co-Founder, Alnoba

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Harriet Lewis, Co-Founder of Alnoba and Alnoba’s Pinnacle Leadership Center. Harriet is Chair of the Lewis Family Foundation. An educator, philanthropist and world traveler, she is passionate about helping guide social change and developing gutsy leaders—with a special focus on women and youths.
Harriet founded the Next Generation Leaders, a program to provide rising college freshmen from Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan neighborhoods with work, service and international travel opportunities to advance their leadership and improve their chances of success in life and college.

Jeffrey Heyliger

President, Pinnacle

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Jeff is President of Pinnacle Leadership Center. He oversees the programming, coaching and advising activities for Leadership and Team Development. A talented organizational advisor and coach, Jeff brings 25 years of experience in developing leaders and high-performing teams at all organizational levels—from frontline managers to boards.
Jeff’s extensive experience includes a global perspective. He has advised leaders, aligned teams and facilitated strategy sessions across five continents and dozens of countries.

Mark Frevert

Senior Advisor, Pinnacle

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Mark serves as Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Architect at Grand Circle Corporation, where he has worked in a leadership capacity for 30 years. He spent 20 years opening more than 30 of Grand Circle’s 41 offices worldwide.
Mark has served in a variety of key leadership roles at GCC and Pinnacle. As a senior leadership advisor at Pinnacle he has worked with both nonprofit and for-profits organizations.
Using the Pinnacle model, Mark developed and led GCC’s national and international teams. He also helped to establish the charitable Grand Circle Foundation Board, which has supported more than 300 organizations worldwide.

Carol Cray

Operations, Alnoba

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As Director of LFF North Program Operations, Carol oversees sales and bookings for all events on-site and holds the Master Calendar, as well as oversees all program logistics. She supports the Lewis Family Foundation’s philanthropic vision by recruiting targeted nonprofits to utilize Pinnacle’s property and services. Prior to joining the Pinnacle Team in 2012, Carol was the Director of Development at Special Olympics New Hampshire.

Chris Henry

Executive Chef

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Chris Henry is responsible for developing and executing an operating plan for three kitchens including menu development with a key focus on events at Alnoba and Farm to Table dinners.

Chef Henry began his culinary career in the Washington D.C. area at the age of 17 at the Old Ebbitt Grill by the Clydes Restaurant Group. By age 19 he had made his way into the kitchen of Black Salt, where he studied fish preparation and built his foundation in French culinary techniques. In 2008, he moved to Boston where he worked as Executive Chef for The South End Buttery.

Chef Henry comes to Alnoba with more than 15 years of restaurant experience, including 8 years with The Barbara Lynch Gruppo under one of Boston’s best chefs. As Chef de Cuisine for both 9 at Home catering and Drink, Henry was able to elevate the culinary program there, and has executed events ranging from an in-home dinner and cooking class for two to cooking for 1500 guests at the James Beard Awards.

Juma Crawford

Executive Director, LFF

Bio

As Executive Director of the Lewis Family Foundation, Boston, Juma has as his primary mission increasing the four-year college graduation rate and middle skills jobs for young people from Boston’s Dorchester, Roxbury, and Mattapan neighborhoods. It is also his passion. Juma grew up in the bay area of California, moved to Massachusetts to attend Amherst College, and continued his education at Harvard University, where he obtained a master’s degree in Education and Public Policy and a law degree from Boston College. Prior to joining the Lewis Family Foundation, Juma was a founding teacher of Codman Academy Charter School and served as the founding Head of the Upper School of Community Charter School of Cambridge, Head of School at Little House Middle School, and Executive Director of Friends of the Children.