Our Team

Mindy Fried

Podcast Creator and Host

Mindy Fried, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a sociologist with 30 years of experience conducting research, teaching, and conducting policy analysis on organizational and workplace issues. She has published several books, including Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir (Vanderbilt University Press, July, 2016) and Taking Time: Parental Leave Policy and Corporate Culture (Temple University Press). She is the Co-Principal of Arbor Consulting Partners where she works collaboratively with organizations to help them build their capacity and strengthen their programs and policies through research, strategic planning and organizational development consultations. Mindy has taught courses on gender, work and public policy at MIT, Brandeis, Tufts and Boston University. She received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Sociology from Brandeis University, and a Masters in Social Work from Syracuse University, with a focus on Community Organizing and Social Policy Planning.

Jennifer Goren

Editorial Consultant

Jennifer Goren is an independent editor and producer. She served as a senior editor at The World public radio program. Before that, she was a producer at WBUR in Boston.

Lisa Mullins

Lisa Mullins

Podcast Advisor

Lisa Mullins is the voice of WBUR’s All Things Considered. She anchors the program, conducts interviews, and reports from the field. Mullins is also guest anchor of the WBUR and NPR midday show Here & Now. From 1998 through 2012, Mullins was chief anchor of the daily international news program, “The World,” co-produced by the BBC, WGBH and PRI. Her foreign reporting has taken her to Turkey, Morocco, Egypt, Cuba, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Hong Kong, South and North Korea and elsewhere. In September, 2019, Lisa was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Lisa was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2010.

Jim Donahue

Mix Engineer

Jim Donahue is on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music where he teaches advanced orchestral recording classes, and introductory courses in both the analog and digital domains. He’s been recording for over 30 years and has worked with a wide variety of artists, including Julia Child, Kermit the Frog, the Boston Symphony, and what feels like everyone from Aerosmith to Zemlinsky. Jim also currently works as the CTO of Whiskey Lane Productions, an immersive studio in West Roxbury, Massachusetts. Research projects include: “Of bodies and spirits: Soundscapes of Byzantine Thessaloniki,” which is a collaboration between the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Jim Donahue

Franky Navarro

Sound Engineer

Franky Gonzalez Navarro is an artist, music producer, sound engineer and rock climber from Costa Rica.  He is currently the Studio Manager at Whiskey Lane Production.  Franky also records, produces, mixes and masters a broad range of music genres (e.g., classical, pop, rock, electronic), and provides audio restoration and on-set sound design for film. One of his most recent projects was with Emmy winner James Sadwith’s upcoming full-length documentary. A recent graduate from Berklee College of Music, Franky has worked with some of the industry’s leading names, including Sean Slade, James Donahue and John Escobar.


Josh Rosen:
Piano, Keyboards, Compositions

Josh Rosen

Josh Rosen is a talented pianist and prolific composer who has released seven albums. In a review of American Waltz, which features jazz masters George Garzone and Mick Goodrick, Lucid Culture calls Rosen’s “sophisticated (compositions) alternately melodic and more tonally abstruse jazz. There’s a sensibility ranging from sly and funny to warmly, indelibly tuneful…absolutely gorgeous.”

Rosen has performed and recorded with other jazz greats such as Joe Lovano, Greg Hopkins, Bob Moses, Stan Strickland, Phil Grenadier, John Lockwood, Dennis Irwin, Steve Slagle, Bennie Wallace, George Schuller, The Either/Orchestra and Ethiopian master musicians Mulatu Astake and Mahmoud Ahmed, among many others.

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Stan Strickland:
Musician, Actor, Dancer

Stan Strickland

Stan Strickland is a vocalist, saxophone and flutist. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Scandinavia, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the former Soviet Union. Strickland’s journeys include a tour of South Africa with The Village People. Performances have ranged from a world premier at the Sundance Film Festival to a featured performance with Take Six and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. He has also performed at Jordan Hall, Carnegie Recital Hall, Town Hall (New York) and The Kennedy Center.

Strickland has appeared with jazz greats Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Mann, Danilo Perez, Shirley Scott and Marlena Shaw. He has opened for Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins.

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Stan and Josh’s Collaborations!

Together, Josh and Stan have released several albums, including Instinct, Seasons and with Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Three Moments.