Board of Trustee Biographies/Affiliations

2021

 
 
Heidi AdamHeidi Adam, of Wenham founded Z / Adam, Inc. a Marketing/PR Agency in April of 2015. Formerly, she was the Managing Director for ProjectCause, Inc. Adam has served as an Advisory Board Member of ECTA, Essex County Trail Association, since 2011 and is a past board member to the ECTA, Essex County Trail Association, from 2005 – 2011. Adam is also a pilot.

 

 

 Michael Belliveau of Wenham is a Partner at the Boston-based intellectual property law firm of Clark+Elbing LLP, representing clients at the forefront of scientific discovery and technological innovation.  From universities, medical centers, and companies of all sizes to the investors who back them, Michael’s clients are leaders in their respective fields. Michael’s practice encompasses the areas of life science, chemistry, devices, and diagnostics.  He advises clients pursuing inventions in various fields of biotechnology, including gene, cell, and mRNA therapies, cancer therapeutics and diagnostics, infectious disease therapeutics, and molecular diagnostics.  Michael has a Ph.D. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

 

 

Mercedes Sherrod EvansMercedes Sherrod Evans of Cambridge has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Montserrat College of Art. An attorney by training with a JD from Boston College Law School who also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania College for Women, Evans spent a good part of her career working in affirmative action and diversity compliance. She retired in 2018 as the Chief Diversity Officer for Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, having served in similar positions for Tufts University and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, among other agencies in the Commonwealth.

She is the co-chair of the Cambridge Human Rights Commission, Past President of the Cambridge, Arlington and Belmont Bar Association, a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, American Council on Education – New England Chapter of Network of Women, Leaders in Education, Boston College Law School Black Alumni Association, Art Connection and the Mother Caroline Academy and Educational Center.

 

 

Scott GlossermanScott Glosserman founded Gathr Films, pioneers of Theatrical On Demand®, in August of 2011. Gathr distributes independent films and documentaries using technology to accommodate organic audience demand by leveraging unused cinema capacity. Scott currently serves as Gathr’s CEO. In addition to Gathr, Scott has created the Gathr Foundation, a grant giving organization, as well as Docutegrity, an organization committed to tracking accuracy in documentary and historical fiction for TV and feature films. Scott has also guest lecturer in the Film Studies Department at Yale University.

Before Gathr, Scott developed, produced and directed, “The Truth Below,” a teen psychological thriller for MTV Films. Scott co-wrote, produced and directed the cult horror favorite, “Behind The Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon,” (Anchor Bay/Starz Media). He also produced and co-directed the feature documentary, “Truth in Numbers? Everything, According to Wikipedia,” under his banner, Glen Echo Entertainment, which he founded in 2003.

Scott is a member of the Directors Guild of America, the Writers Guild of America, and the Screen Actors Guild. He began his career at Creative Artists Agency, working for the head of the motion picture talent department. Scott grew up in Bethesda, MD where he attended Georgetown Day School from K- 12. He has a BA in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Tom GrantThomas “Tom” Grant of Beverly Farms is Managing Partner of Hale Ventures, LLC, a business advisory company working with early-stage life science and information technology companies in Greater Boston. In this role, he serves as chief financial office of seqWell, Inc. an early-stage biotech company. He is founder and managing partner of Protos, LLC and previously served as managing director of applied technology, both early-stage venture investment funds. Tom was chairman and CEO of ThingMagic, Inc., an RF-hardware company, from 2000 to 2010 when the company was acquired by Trimble Navigation.

He has also held executive roles with Softbridge MicroSystems, a PC software development company, and Data Resources, Inc., a division of McGraw-Hill.

He has served as vice chair of the Lahey Health System Board of Trustees, chair of the Lahey Health System Finance Committee, and member of the Lahey Health System Executive Committee. He also served on the Northeast Health System board of Trustee, the former parent company of Beverly and Addison Gilbert Hospitals.

He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Boston College.

 

 

Jeff HamiltonJeffrey Hamilton, In September of 2017 I founded 2G LLC, an investment company focusing on early stage growth capital. Prior to that, I retired from Goldman Sachs & Co in May 2017 after 17 years. During my time at GS I managed both the Institutional client base as well as trading and compliance for the Equities business in Boston. Prior to Goldman Sachs, I spent 6 years with CIBC Oppenheimer in a similar capacity in both NY and Boston. Hobart College graduate. North Shore resident for over 20 years, and currently reside in Hamilton, Ma with my wife Amanda and our two daughters.

I am excited to serve as a trustee for Montserrat. As a long time North Shore resident, I had totally underappreciated how unique and innovative the college is. I am really looking forward to getting involved with the Montserrat community and helping the organization grow its reach and further its legacy of creativity and diversity.

 

 

Photo Bonnie HenryBonnie Williams Henry is a Business Advisor with NAVIX Consultants focused on Exit Strategies for business owners. Her 40 year career includes experience as a Senior Executive, Strategy Consultant, Entrepreneur, and Board Member. In her executive career, Bonnie has held leadership positions with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of MA; Frito-Lay, Inc., and Monsanto Company. As a management and strategy consultant, she led teams working with Pillsbury, Estee Lauder, Ross Stores, and Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital among others. As an entrepreneur, Bonnie founded and exited two specialty food companies.

Bonnie holds an MBA in Management & Labor Relations from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS/BA in Business & Communications from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. She has served as Board Chair and Board Member of a number of privately held health and wellness companies. In addition, Bonnie has had leadership roles at angel investing groups such as Golden Seeds and Investors Circle. Bonnie serves as a judge for the business plan competitions for The

Enterprise Center, Salem State University and the Penn Wharton Startup Challenge. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffiers (women leaders in the fields of food, fine beverage and hospitality).

Bonnie currently serves as Board Chair for The Salem Pantry. She is a Board Member of Victoria Gourmet and Les Dames d’Escoffiers, New England.

Bonnie’s interest in the Fine Arts started with her mother, an artist working with oil, pastel, gouache, and watercolor at her studio in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. Bonnie emphasized the creative arts in her children’s upbringing believes that the Fine Arts are critical to creative, conceptual, and whole brain thinking. Bonnie’s own creative hobbies are fabric-based design and crafts and gardening.

 

 

Timothy JohnsonDr. Timothy “Tim” M. Johnson is Head of School at Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA, a position he has held since 2009. Under Dr. Johnson’s leadership, Pingree continues to transform its academic program, revitalize admissions efforts, and renovate facilities to ensure future excellence. One highlight includes the opening of an arts wing and athletics center in 2014, which was the culmination of a $20 million campaign for arts, athletics, and access. With Dr. Johnson at the helm, Pingree is confident in its identity as an inclusive, co-educational day school that teaches students the skills to navigate complexity, communicate effectively, relate with empathy, originate in thought and action, and participate in their communities effectively.

Prior to Pingree, Dr. Johnson served as Chair of the Arts Department, Head of Upper School, Associate Head of School, and Assistant Head of School at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia. Dr. Johnson also taught at the University of Pennsylvania and Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, VA. Dr. Johnson was captain of the football team at Bowdoin College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Studio Art and Art History. He received his MFA in painting from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2001 and his Doctor of Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 2006. Dr. Johnson is an accomplished artist who has participated in numerous juried exhibitions in Virginia, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. He lives in South Hamilton, MA with his wife, Jennifer Groeber, who is also an established artist and educator, and their four children, Cabot, Jasper, Mica, and Reid.

 

 

Chris KoeplinChris Koeplin as President of Windover Development and Beverly Crossing, Chris is responsible for all aspects of its real estate portfolio under the leadership of its Principal and Founder, Steve Dodge. Chris’ primary duties involve developing and executing on key strategies including opportunity pursuits, programing and permitting, construction oversight, property management and dispositions.

Chris graduated Cum Laude from Roger Williams in 1998 with a BS Engineering degree. After college he moved to Denver to start an audio/video company where his entrepreneurial determination ultimately formed. In 2005 he left Denver to join the Windover family of companies where he spent most of his years as Director of Estimating and a Project Executive in the Construction Management group. In those capacities he learned valuable business skills in strategic problem solving with an attention to detail. He ultimately emerged with a strong sense for client relations and critical management of goals and expectations. His strengths today are visible in his ability to lead project teams, organize and manage to numerous goals, and ensure the success of every development opportunity within the portfolio.

Chris was born in Redwood City, CA but grew up on the North Shore of Boston. He currently lives in Essex MA with his wife, Beth, and three children Chase, Paisley and Lindsey.

 
 

Photo Tyson LynchTyson Lynch, ESQ., For Broker Tyson J. Lynch, the business of real estate is simple: “My job is to help clients buy or sell homes in order to achieve their goals.”

“Of course I enjoy meeting different people and seeing different homes, but those are perks that come with the job. If my clients are pleased with their particular transaction, then I’ve succeeded.”

The Salem resident’s extensive business background enhances his ability to help his clients make their dreams come true. In addition to a degree in International Relations from Tufts University, he has a law degree from Suffolk University and several years’ experience in state government.

Tyson admits that being in real estate on the North Shore is an advantage. “There’s nothing not to like about living here,” he says with a smile. “We have history. We’re near the water and Boston-the fact is that everything is right here.”

Tyson, who grew up in Salem and stayed, also believe in giving back to the community. He serves on the Board of Salem: No Place for Hate Committee and is also on the Board of the Salem Award Foundation.

 

 

Dr. Velda McRae-Yates is a Business leader and Human Resources/Diversity expert and entrepreneur with more than twenty five years in the field. Her experience is across multiple market sectors including Government, Higher Education, Healthcare, High Tech, Research & Development, Construction, Finance and Nonprofit Media. Dr. McRae-Yates is adept at strategic visioning, diversity & inclusion, process improvement, performance management, organizational assessments, information systems integration, compensation, staff development, training and more.

Dr. McRae-Yates is currently the Executive Office of Education Secretariat HR Officer, and formerly Executive Director of Human Resources at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. She managed the Commonwealth Compact, their mission is to retain professionals of color in Massachusetts, increase their visibility for board appointments, commissions, and employment. McRae-Yates has designed and delivered Diversity & Inclusion Strategies Conferences, worked with industry sectors in building awareness, recruiting for candidates, branding, and providing roundtable sessions for candid conversations on making Massachusetts a more welcoming environment.

Dr. McRae-Yates currently serves as Board Chair for the Affinity Leadership Consortium – – a not for profit group of professional associations of color. She is a former Board Member for Acre Family Day Care (a nonprofit state agency providing women a pathway to economic independence through the creation of licensed home-based family child care businesses), Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center, and as Co-Chair of the Marketing, Promotion & Engagement Committee for the Women of the Harvard Club Leadership Committee. She also works with the Council on Aging in delivering training on Behavioral Interviewing Skills for employees in transition.

She was the first Chair of the Diversity Committee that initiated the Annual Diversity Dinner, now a flagship annual event, with the Northeast Human Resources Association (NEHRA), as well as Chair of their Special Interest Committee. Other memberships and volunteer engagements include, National Association for African Americans in Human Resources, former member of the Association for Affirmative Action Professionals, and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, and former facilitator for the Boston Management Consortium.

Dr. McRae-Yates has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Bentley University, Springfield College, Berklee College of Music, and Lesley University. She has done consulting projects in the healthcare and nonprofit arenas, and presented at the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Northeast Human Resources Conference, career symposiums, and published work on Institutionalizing Diversity. Dr. McRae-Yates holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Behavior, and a Master of Science in Applied Management from Lesley University, and a PhD in Organizational Development and Change with a focus on institutionalizing diversity from Union Institute and University. Dr. McRae-Yates is also a Cornell Certified Diversity Practitioner, and is certified to administer the BarOn Emotional Intelligence Quotient Inventory from Multi-Health Systems, Inc., Ontario, Canada.

 

 

Richard O'ConnorRichard O’Connor is a member of the Executive Committee and former Managing Partner of the Johnson, O’Connor, Feron, and Carucci LLP. He joined the Firm in 1981 and has over thirty years of public accounting experience. His industry specialties include wholesale, manufacturing, service companies, retail, and nonprofit organizations. His nonprofit experience includes organizations in the arts, human health services, land conservation, medical research, private and public foundations. He has filed IRS organization applications for public charities and private foundations. He has also consulted on mergers and liquidations of nonprofits. He has assisted management and finance committees with GAAP and tax issues concerning endowment accounting and other issues specific to non-profit organizations. He is yellow book certified and A-133 certified. He has worked with fundraisers and advised families on

charitable giving and the different option available to them to give including land, property and estate planning gift options. Richard graduated from Bentley University where he earned both a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master’s Degree in Taxation.

Richard is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants; member of the MSCPA Public Policy Leadership Council which gives feedback to members and legislators concerning firm management issues, tax, and regulations effecting accounting firms and their clients. Member of the MAP Committee

– The Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Committee acts as an advocate, a resource and a representative in assisting members in connection with the effective management of their accounting practices. Richard is chairperson of the Lynnfield Collaborative Catholic Churches and has served on this committee over 15 years. He is also the Treasurer of Lynnfield Dollars for Scholars, a nonprofit scholarship fund. Richard frequently speaks on a weekly radio show Real Estate Radio Network, Money Matters Radiol 120 AM. Former Treasurer of Lynnfield Youth Soccer, Townscape, Inc. and Strongest Link and former member of the Independent Advisor Board of Danvers Bank.

 

 

January O'NeilJanuary Gill O’Neil is the author of Misery Islands (fall 2014) and Underlife (2009), both published by CavanKerry Press. She is the executive director of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival and an assistant professor of English at Salem State University. In 2015, she was elected to the Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ (AWP) board of directors. Misery Islands was selected for a 2015 Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. Additionally, it was selected by Mass Center for the Book as a Must-Read Book for 2015, and won the 2015 Massachusetts Book Award. January’s poems and articles have appeared in or are forthcoming with the Academy of American Poets, American Life in Poetry. Harvard Review, Green Mountains Review, American Poetry Review, New England Review, Paterson Literary Review, Rattle, Ploughshares, Sou’Wester, North American Review, The MOM Egg, Crab Creek Review, and Cave Canem anthologies 11 and IV, among others. Underlife was a finalist for Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award, and the 2010 Paterson Poetry Prize. In 2009, January was awarded a Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant. She was featured in Poets & Writers magazine’s January/February 2010 Inspiration issue as one of its 12 debut poets. A Cave Canem fellow, she runs a popular blog called Poet Mom (http://poetmom.blogspot.com/).

Previously, January was a senior writer/editor at Babson College. She earned her BA from Old Dominion University and her MFA at New York University. She lives with her two children in Beverly, Massachusetts.

 

Patricia Palmer is an artist and educator based in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a studio at Miller Street Studios in Somerville. Throughout her career, Palmer has continuously balanced her studio practice with her commitment as an art educator.

Her mixed media work focuses on the body and mind and the rhythms and patterns that leads to awareness of their connection. Drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures explore a personal vocabulary of abstract imagery related to themes of relationship, observation, communication, and systems.

In her work as an educator, Palmer is interested in environments and instructional approaches that help people learn how to think, especially in and through the visual arts. A former teacher, she spent twelve years as a researcher with Project Zero, an organization at the Harvard Graduate School of Education dedicated to understanding and enhancing learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts. Her work there focused on developing programs for schools, art museums, and communities including Artful Thinking, Visible Thinking and Studio Habits of Mind. Currently, she is the Director of Art Education at Montserrat College of Art.

 
  

Photo Rachel PerryRachel Perry Born in Tokyo, Japan, Rachel Perry’s work is held in numerous museums and private collections around the world, including the Museum of Fine Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the List Visual Arts Center at MIT. Her solo exhibitions include What Do You Really Want? at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston; Chiral Lines and Lost in My Life at Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York; and her first solo museum show, 24/7, at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, Massachusetts, which subsequently traveled to the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Since 2006 Rachel Perry has been represented by Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City where in 2018 she had her seventh solo exhibition.

Perry has received four Fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, has been to Yaddo and ArtOmi, and was Artist-in-Residence at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in October of 2014, beginning an affiliation that continues today. Perry is a three-time recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for Excellence, the only artist in its history to win in three separate disciplines: Photography, Drawing, and Sculpture. In 2018 she delivered the Commencement Address and received a Doctorate in Fine Arts (Hon. Causa) from Montserrat College of Art.
Rachel Perry has been reviewed in many national and online publications, including Art in AmericaThe New YorkerThe New York TimesChicago TribuneArt on PaperArt:21Sculpture, and Harvard Business Review. In 2011, Perry created a four-page pictorial essay for the December issue of Vogue. She has twice been commissioned by The New York Times Magazine to create art for feature stories, most recently for coverage of the “Me Too” movement.
Rachel Perry holds a BA in English Literature with a minor in French from Connecticut College, and a Diploma and Fifth Year Certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

 

Barbra SchayeBarbara Schaye was a Senior high school English teacher- 11th and 12th grades… English Literature- 17th to 20th centuries and expository writing…coached the senior class play. “Stewardess” Pan American Airlines – travelled around the world for two years. First assignment Houston, TX flying to Central America and Mexico… then New York City flying to Europe, Mid East and Africa.

Institutional Equity Research Sales – One of the first women in this field. For fifteen years covered the investment departments of major banks, insurance companies including mutual fund portfolio managers and security analysts who purchased stock and economic research from the firms I represented. At this time was featured in an article entitled “The Winningest Women on Wall Street,” and was the cover story of Investment Dealer’s Digest upon opening a New York office for a regional firm. During this time was one of the early members of The Financial Women’s Association which has since become a nationwide organization.

Wealth Management- Senior Vice President… Used many years of investment experience to structure portfolios for individuals, also served large family offices. Earned certification in Investment Management Consulting. Included in the first Barron’s Top 100 Women Advisors and Top 20 in Boston lists. Chosen by my firm to represent wealth management division in a national Advisory Board. Always a member of Chairman’s Club production level.

Volunteer Activities: Former Board member of Women’s Campaign Fund (7 years), Former Board of the Lotos Club of New York City –   member of House and Reciprocal Clubs and Ethics Committee Former Overseer Peabody Essex Museum, Currently: Board of Directors of MSPCA/ Angell Animal Hospital, chair Investment Committee, member of Development Committee and AdHoc committee to develop Overseers

– member Cape Cod gala committee for June 2018 Board member – Nahant Women’s Club, and Supporter Girls Inc. of Lynn

Education: BA Niagara University, Doctor of Commercial Science Hon. Niagara University, Various designations associated with Wall Street career

Barbara lives in Marblehead with her husband, Jim and their three dogs: Obi, a black Standard Poodle, Brady, a Shih Tsu, and Kaya, a Poodle-Shih Tsu mix. Joining this group is a 19-year-old Balinese cat. In addition, they are Aunt Barbara and Uncle Jim to their friends’ children and grandchildren.

 

 

John SutyakJohn Sutyak has been an executive in the game industry for more than 20 years and has been involved in gaming in one form or another for over 25. He has created, designed, sourced and acquired games, licenses, brands and businesses in both the traditional, and dynamic digital game business.

John started his game career as a senior industrial designer and creative director at Parker Brothers (later acquired by Hasbro). As one of the founding members of Hasbro Interactive (HI), the interactive gaming arm of Hasbro Corporation, he served as Chief Creative Officer responsible for creating vision and new product direction. John was responsible for company-wide acquisitions and managing relationships with major Iicensors in the entertainment industry. He led HI in the acquisition of Atari and was involved in the purchase of Microprose as well as other publishers, brands and development studios, playing a vital role in building HI past $250M in annual revenue.

John joined Digital Development Management (DOM) in 2009 where he continues to source and build relationships with companies, exceptional talent and brands in the game and entertainment industry. At DOM he has led a number of companies in business strategy and development and continues to help identify vision and growth while harnessing today’s technologies for world class clients.

John served on the board of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences (AIAS) at its inception, and collaborated in the creation of the D.I.C.E. Summit, a preeminent gaming conference for executives.

 

 

Stacy Thomas-VickoryStacy Thomas-Vickory of Beverly is a full-time associate professor and coordinator of academic facilities at Montserrat College of Art. She is the co-program coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Arts concentration and the co-program coordinator for the Foundation Department. Stacy is the lead faculty for FX – The Foundation Experience course. She oversees Montserrat’s Safe Studio Practice Program.

Stacy is also an alumna of Montserrat College of Art with her BFA in Printmaking. She also earned a Master’s in Fine Arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Buffalo State University.

Stacy was a visiting lecturer at Salem State University from 2003-2007.

She has received awards and had her work appear in group and solo exhibitions around Massachusetts. In 2004, she received the Luz Dorien award for Excellence in Teaching, and she was awarded the Van Otterloo Professional Development award in 2010. She has juried the Artrageous Live Auction in 2015 and 2020. She was an Artist in Residence at the Essex Ship Building Museum 2018-19.

 

 

Kenneth “Kenn” Turner of Hyde Park is the Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.

A retired US Navy Captain, he served 26 years combined active and reserve service. He was the Deputy Secretary – Administration & Finance for the Department of Veteran’s Services. While Deputy Secretary, he provided executive leadership and operational management to five departments: Benefits Administration, Annuity Programs Administration, Business Services, Veteran’s Cemetery Management, and IT Services.

Kenn was the CEO and Founder of Trident Interactive Media where the focus was on formulation of creative brand-building and comprehensive digital strategies in support of clients from early-stage media definition to launch of superior on-line web marketing solutions, among his other previous appointments.

He holds a BS in Liberal Arts from Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College at Baton Rouge, LA and also attended two naval schools and the National Defense University.

 

 

photo Alyssa WattersAlyssa Watters is an oil painter/entrepreneur living and working in Beverly, Massachusetts. Originally from Ledyard, Connecticut, Alyssa moved to Beverly in 2003 to attend Montserrat College of Art and has been there ever since. After graduating Montserrat in 2007, she has gone on to create and run her own company, Art by Alyssa. Using reproductions of her original oil paintings, she hands produces gift products, which are available for wholesale and retail across the country.

From the age of 16, Alyssa has worked in a handful of wonderful gift shops that have helped shape her into the person she is today. After getting her BFA, Alyssa managed one of the leading stationery shops on the North Shore. While running a shop, she also hosted her own solo art shows, experimented with creating gift products, attended local craft fairs and submitted her products for wholesale at local businesses.

In the beginning of 2011, Alyssa left her day job to pursue her company full time. Today, Art by Alyssa can be found in nearly 100 shops throughout the country, at local craft fairs and at Alyssa’s larger solo shows that she curates during the year.

Additionally, Alyssa was named the featured artist for Beverly Arts Fest in 2015, granting her a highlighted spot for her latest body of work in the corresponding art show at Endicott College, a prime booth location at Arts Fest, as well as an article in the Beverly Citizen on her growing company and new studio location at 110 Cabot Street in downtown Beverly.

Alyssa has also served on the host committee for Montserrat College of Art’s Artrageous Auction since 2011.To see her work and more, visit alyssawatters.com

 

 

Kent WosepkaKent J. Wosepka is currently an adjunct Professor of Finance at the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Prior to this he was a Partner at Goldman Sachs where he was the Global Head of Corporate Credit and Co-Head of Sector Allocation in Goldman’s Asset Management Division. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the Chief Investment Officer at Standish Mellon Asset Management Company. Mr. Wosepka has also held analyst positions at Rowe Price-Fleming International and Jeffrey

Slocum & Associates. Mr. Wosepka earned an M.B.A. from The University of Chicago and a B.A. from Williams College, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) holder. He is on the Board of Essex County Greenbelt. He lives north of Boston with his three children, two dogs and two goats.

 
 

Photo Rich YagjianRichard “Rich” Yagjian, is the Executive Vice-President, WB Hunt Company, Inc. He has forty plus years of broad-based retail leadership experience at the sales, management & executive levels spanning specialty, mass merchant & soft goods retailing as well as six plus years representing photo industry manufacturers in both sales and management. Specialties: Marketing via conventional and leading-edge methodologies, Collaborative marketing with for profit and non-profit entities, Profit analysis and sales projections, New location site selection & lease negotiation, Store design and build-out, Knowledge of turn-a-round strategies.

Rich serves as a member to the Board of Directors at North Shore Bank, A Co-operative Bank for three years and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees at Essex National Heritage Commissions for the past six years. He served as Chair to the Board of Trustees at North Shore Community College for over five years

 

Travis Lawless is a Book Arts student currently studying at Montserrat College of Art. They have had a strong interest in art ever since they were young and discovered the school in their junior year in high school, when they attended Montserrat’s summer pre-college event. In addition to being Student Trustee, they also help run the Community Activities Board. They have done freelance artwork for the last few years and have plans to work in the art industry full-time once they graduate.