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Positive Coaching Alliance Welcomes Natalie Curtis Thorne to its New England Board

05.19.2022

Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is honored to welcome Natalie Curtis Thorne to its New England Board.

As a life-long athlete and advocate for sports, Natalie will bring her experience and energy to PCA, a national non-profit working to inspire youth to be their best selves through sports done right.

A multi-sport athlete growing up in Hingham, Massachusetts, Natalie graduated from Milton Academy in 2004 and Harvard University in 2008. At Harvard, Natalie captained the Women’s Varsity Lacrosse Team. Natalie began her career at Fidelity Investments as an intern and went on to trade domestic and international equities in the consumer, financial and technology sectors for Fidelity Management & Research Company for thirteen years. Natalie played an important strategic and execution role on behalf of the investment portfolios that comprise Fidelity's family of mutual funds. She also played an integral role in Fidelity’s undergraduate recruiting process. With the birth of her third child, Natalie has turned her focus to her young family and making a positive impact on the community. Natalie is actively involved with Harvard in multiple capacities including serving on and vice-chairing reunion boards, serving as a host family for international undergraduate students, and serving as an alumni interviewer for undergraduate candidates. Natalie also works with students in the Boston Public School system by volunteering for TutorMate, an online literacy platform.

The PCA/NE Board is comprised of individuals who represent many of New England’s most respected organizations, institutions, and corporations and share PCA’s belief in the power of sports done right to make a positive impact. Board members include: PCA-New England Board Members include: Kim Beckett Community Volunteer; Matthew Cohn Kirkland & Ellis; Dr. Joseph N. Cooper UMass Boston; Colleen Coyne The Boston Pride; Tracy DeForge The Player’s Impact; Vona Hill Black Vanguard Alliance; Brian Hogan Fidelity Investments, retired; Mark Lev Fenway Sports Management; Board Chair Mark Melito Deloitte; Sean Quirk Cannons Lacrosse Club; Bruce Richardson Salesforce; Shawn Sullivan Boston Celtics; Bob Sweeney Boston Bruins; and Joe VanBuskirk New Balance.
Nationally, Positive Coaching Alliance is supported by exceptional athletes, coaches, and leaders through its National Advisory Board including New Englanders Tommy Amaker, Brad Stevens, Katey Stone Kristine Lilly, Jerry York and more.

Beth O’Neill Maloney, Regional Director of PCA/NE, says “We are grateful to have Natalie bring her experience as an athlete, professional, community leader, and now sports parent to the PCA/NE Board. Her commitment and thoughtful leadership will help us ensure that more young athletes have a positive sports experience that helps them build the character, leadership, grit, resilience, compassion and more they need to thrive in sports, and in life.”

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