Meet our Board of Directors
Enrique Suarez - President of Integral Steps
Enrique is a science educator working with elementary school students and teachers; he specializes in designing equitable science learning environments, especially for emerging-bilingual children. Enrique’s background is in astrophysics, and is finishing a PhD in Science Education at CU Boulder. His personal and professional lives have taken him all over the continental US, having lived in three time zones. He grew up in Venezuela, between Caracas and Mérida, and has a newfound appreciation for vegan Venezuelan cuisine.
Tamara Darnow - Treasurer of Integral Steps
CFA, PMP, CAMS-Audit
Tamara’s childhood volunteering at a local non-profit triggered a connection to the aspirations of nonprofits that lives on today. With a lifelong passion for academics and appreciation for the impactful powers of music and arts, Tamara ardently believes in Integral Steps’ unique integrative education mission and partnership in the community.
Throughout her financial services oriented professional career, leveraging a MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an economics degree from Northwestern University, Tamara has actively pursued responsibilities with a risk management theme. Her current role focuses on enterprise, compliance, and operational risk areas within KeyBank wherein she also serves as the Corporate Bank Code of Ethics Officer. Never one to stand still, Tamara holds the Chartered Financial Analyst ® designation, among other risk-oriented designations, and is an active season passholder at Copper Mountain in Summit County, CO.
Weronika Balewski - Secretary of Integral Steps
Weronika Balewski is a flutist and educator in the Boston area. Praised for her “joyful, resonant” playing and as a “creative thinker …dedicated to reaching audiences in rich and surprising ways,” she is passionate about erasing the boundaries between performance and education and sharing the arts with underserved communities. She is a founding member of Marvento Duo and Emissary Quartet, and performs with the Brookline Symphony Orchestra and the Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra. At the Suzuki School of Newton, she teaches musicianship classes, serves as department coordinator, and interviews young musicians for the Suzuki Radio podcast. She also teaches private flute lessons and workshops for children and adults, and is currently pursuing a certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Weronika is excited about the ways in which Integral Steps programs value the whole person, creatively, emotionally, and socially. She is thrilled to serve on the board and help the organization grow stronger roots and a wider reach.
Curious about what goes on behind the scenes? Click here to read meeting notes.