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Governing Body: Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

The Lasell University Board of Trustees is the elected governing body responsible for the proper legal, managerial, and financial stewardship of the University. The Board is responsible for preserving the University’s mission, approving and reviewing long-range plans, financial operations, educational programs, physical plant, and ensuring adequate resources for the preservation and advancement of the institution.

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Rena Clark
Jamaica Plain, MA
Affiliation: Managing Partner & Co-founder, Laurel Oak Capital Partners; former Partner, Gennx360 Capital Partners; former VP of Corporate Philanthropy, The Kraft Group; Managing Director MBA Program, Harvard Business School

Gerry DeRoche

Gerry DeRoche

Concord, MA

Affiliation: Chair of the Board; Chief Executive Officer, NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), Princeton, MA

John Doran

John Doran P'14

Wellesley, MA

Affiliation: President, Doran Enterprises LLC, Wellesley, MA

Susan Rinklin Dunne

Susan Rinklin Dunne '82

New York, NY

Affiliation: Former headhunter for Quantum Management Services, New York, NY; Supporter of Student Sponsor Partners; former Lasell University Overseer

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Carlos Fonseca

South Salem, NY

Affiliation: Senior Vice President, Data & Services Solutions, Mastercard, New York, NY

David Hill P'17

David Hill P'17
Orleans, MA
Affiliation: 
Chair/Innovation Committee; Founder and Managing Partner at Cape Asset Management, Charlotte, NC

Lori Hindle

Lori Hindle
Weymouth, MA
Affiliation: 
Vice-Chair of the Board; Chair/Investment Committee; Chief of Staff, Slade Gorton & Co., Inc., Boston, MA

Keon Holmes

Keon Holmes
Needham, MA
Affiliation: 
Immediate Past Chair of the Board; Managing Director, Cambridge Associates LLC, Boston, MA

Brad Kates

Brad Kates

Wayland, MA

Affiliation: Chair/Marketing Committee; Partner and CEO of Opinion Dynamics

Mercedes Kelemen

Mercedes Kelemen
Darien, CT
Affiliation: 
Chief People Officer, Vesta; HR leadership consultant; former Director of HR, Travelex America, Inc.

Debby Mahony

Debby Mahony '67
Sarasota, FL
Affiliation: Retired pediatric nurse practitioner; Former faculty member at UMass Boston, Boston College, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Joe Maraia

Joe Maraia
Cohasset, MA
Affiliation:
 Partner, Burns Levinson LLP, Boston, MA

David McInnis

David McInnis '03
Ridgefield, CT
Affiliation: 
Chair/Governance & Audit Committee; Founder, Willard Powell, Inc., Ridgefield, CT

John McKenna

John McKenna

Dover, MA

Affiliation: Retired; former Vice President of Finance, Verde Farms, LLC; held several senior leadership roles with PepsiCo and Pepsi over a 20-year span

Laurie Samuels Pascal

Laurie Samuels Pascal

Newton, MA

Affiliation: Chair/Student Experience Committee; Senior Lecturer, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; President, Pascal Coaching and Consulting, LLC

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Ubin Pokharel

Concord, MA

Affiliation: details forthcoming

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Heidi Hanson Raffone '83

Medfield, MA

Affiliation: Former special events coordinator for Seven Up Bottling Corporation; former sales representative for New England Coin-Op

Peter Schulte

Peter Schulte

New York, NY

Affiliation: Treasurer of the Board; Chair/Finance Committee; Managing Partner, CM Equity Partners, New York, NY

Karl Vasiloff

Karl Vasiloff

Cotuit, MA

Affiliation: Clerk of the Board; Former Senior Partner at Zelle LLP and Managing Partner of Zelle’s Boston office; currently Of Counsel to Sanzone & McCarthy, LLP

Bryan Ward

Bryan Ward P’23

Ridgefield, CT

Affiliation: Managing Director/Head of Sales, Willard Powell, Inc., Ridgefield, CT

Karl Vasiloff

Judith Wittenberg

Newton, MA

Affiliation: Trustee, Davis Educational Foundation