MPDC Leadership Announcement



Today, the Board of Directors of Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) announced that Leslie Reid will leave her role as Chief Executive Officer effective July 12th, 2024, after nearly five years of leadership.

The Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Ingrid Tucker as Acting CEO to ensure stability and continuity in MPDC’s operations during the transition.

Dr. Tucker joined MPDC in July 2021, bringing over 30 years of educational leadership and a life-long commitment to social justice. Dr. Tucker said, “I’ve had the pleasure of working closely with Leslie over the past few years, and I have gained tremendous insight into the mission, vision, and legacy of MPDC. I am honored and humbled to work collaboratively with the Board, staff, residents, and community partners as we continue transforming lives and creating opportunities and agency. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to serve the community where I have a resolute connection and deep roots.”

Malik Aziz, MPDC’s Board President, said of the leadership transition, “It has been a privilege to have Leslie Reid as our CEO for the past five years. She has been a highly capable leader who helped guide MPDC through very turbulent times, established a strong leadership team, built a robust development pipeline, and implemented a three-year strategic plan. We have laid the groundwork for a smooth transition, and the Board looks forward to new leadership as we begin the next chapter of Madison Park Development Corporation’s story. We thank her for her dedicated service and wish her the best.”

“I leave Madison Park with mixed emotions,” said Reid. “I am proud that we have been able to continue to invest in and expand our real estate efforts, Community Action programming, Hibernian Hall, and The Dewitt Center. I am especially proud of MPDC’s pioneering investments in addressing obstacles to homeownership and advancing the organization’s work on asset and wealth-building opportunities for members of our community. Acting as a steward of MPDC’s important legacy and working with Roxbury residents and stakeholders has been the highlight of my career. The organization is well positioned to continue its very meaningful impact.”

The Board will engage in a selection process for the new CEO over the next several months.

We will celebrate accomplishments and future opportunities on Wednesday, July 10th, at 4 p.m. at Hibernian Hall, 184 Dudley Street, Roxbury, MA. Please RSVP below if you would like to attend.


About Dr. Ingrid Tucker

Dr. Ingrid Tucker is the Deputy Director at Madison Park Development Corporation (MPDC) in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She joined MPDC in July 2021 after serving 30 years in education. Dr. Tucker is responsible for leading the Programs at Madison Park. In addition to the programs, she works closely with a dynamic team from The Dewitt Center, Hibernian Hall, and Program Directors who lead the way for youth and residents in and beyond Roxbury.

Before joining MPDC, Dr. Tucker was the Head of Cambridge Montessori School in Cambridge (CMS), Massachusetts. She began her tenure as Head of School at CMS in July 2011. She is a passionate educator with an extensive education history serving students from toddlers through postgraduate (PG).  Prior to joining the Cambridge Montessori community, Dr. Tucker served as President of Mother Caroline Academy and Education Center (MCAEC) in Dorchester, Massachusetts. Mother Caroline is a tuition-free middle school for low-income girls in Boston. During her Presidency, Mother Caroline raised the most funds in the school’s history. Before leading MCAEC for seven years, Dr. Tucker was the former Middle School Director and Assistant Head of School at Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. She was Director of Admissions at the Atrium School for two years before joining Beaver Country Day School.


Her experience in Independent Schools began in 1993 at The Cambridge School of Weston, where she served as Dean of Multicultural Affairs, taught history, and worked as an Admissions Associate. Dr. Tucker spent six years training new teachers for the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE) at the Beginning Teachers Institute in Little Compton, Rhode Island. She also trained public and private school teachers on Assessment, Classroom Management, and School Culture for the New England School Development Council (NESDEC). She also worked with public schools in Boston, Easton, Belchertown, and Westford, Massachusetts.

Dr. Tucker currently serves on several boards. She is the Board Chair for The Center of Women in Politics and Public Policy (CPPP) at UMass Boston, she is on the Board for the Greater Boston Food Bank, she serves on The Catholic Schools Foundation Board, St. John Paul Catholic School in Dorchester, Schooling for Hope, and she is a member of the Cardinal’s Advisory Board. She has also served on the Board of Trustees at AISNE for nine years and as Treasurer for three years. She was a member of the AISNE Membership Team for four years (Accreditation). Dr. Tucker was also a board member for the Montessori Schools of Massachusetts, the Cambridge School of Weston, the Board of Trustees at Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall School in Waltham, Dedham Country Day School, Boston Evening and Day Academy, Marynundo School for Girls in Rwanda, and was the former Board Chair for Fellowship Christian Church in Boston.


Dr. Tucker and her husband, Phillip, are the co-founders and Pastors of Awaken Christian Church. She is a native of Boston and is a die-hard New England sports fan. She enjoys traveling, writing, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Tucker has a longtime commitment to education and is passionate about providing equitable access to education in socio-economically disadvantaged communities. She is committed to helping schools create environments that maximize the potential of all students. Dr. Tucker has consulted many schools and non-profits in leadership, governance, mediation, and strategic planning.


She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Ohio Wesleyan University. During her senior year in college, she was an exchange student at Spelman College, a life-changing experience.  She received a Master of Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University and a Doctorate in Education from Boston College.  Dr. Tucker and her husband are the proud parents of four adult children, three daughters and one son, all of whom attended Independent Schools in New England. She and her husband reside in Milton, Massachusetts.

About Leslie Reid

Leslie Reid has over thirty years of affordable housing and commercial and community development experience in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. Currently, she serves as the CEO of Madison Park Development Corporation, one of the largest community development corporations in Massachusetts. Her community development experience includes asset management, acquisition, planning, financial feasibility, financing, design, and construction for residential, commercial, and mixed-use properties. She has worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with public housing authorities on mixed-finance, private, affordable housing, and non-residential development and also brings housing and commercial lending and investment experience from her work as a loan officer with the Massachusetts Housing Partnership Fund, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation and as a Principal Consultant at Recap Advisors.

Leslie currently teaches mixed income housing policy and finance at MIT’s Center for Real Estate and serves on the board of directors of Citizens Housing and Planning Agency, Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, Massachusetts Housing Investment Corporation, Children’s Investment Fund, the Federal Reserve New England Community Development Advisory Council and the loan committees of the Life Initiative and Massachusetts Housing Partnership Fund.