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LitmanGerson Associates, LLP

(LGA), provided a tremendous service to the Foundation by gathering and presenting the financial data, and assisting the Foundation in its evaluation of the data for all Sustaining Grant applicants. LGA, a quality accounting firm in Woburn, has been a leasing client of the Cummings organization for more than 35 years. Cummings Foundation is grateful for LGA's willingness to apply its nonprofit knowledge and experience toward supporting the Foundation and our philanthropy.


Cummings Foundation Volunteers

Second only to funding, volunteers are an integral part of Cummings Foundation's grant program. By tapping into the deep expertise and rich diversity of greater Boston's professional community, the Foundation is so much better able to understand the issues local communities are facing, identify the most promising and effective nonprofits to fund, and strengthen relationships with beneficiaries.

Past and current volunteers include a former White House staffer for First Lady Michelle Obama, a retired justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, former state legislators, CEOs, a noted Boston Globe reporter, a renowned cardiologist, and college presidents, among many other Boston-area professionals and distinguished citizens.

A team of 70 volunteers determines at least half the grants awarded each year. Many more volunteers generously give their time to conduct site visits with grant winners. As a token of thanks for the time and significant thought they dedicate to Cummings Foundation, all volunteers are invited to participate in the Cummings Community Giving program, which allows them to select a local nonprofit to receive a $1,000 contribution from Cummings Properties.

2020 Grant Cycle Committees

The LOI Committee evaluates Letters of Inquiry and decides which of the 600 or so applicants will be invited to the full application stage. This committee will be active during a six-week period, from September 23 through November 1, 2019. Volunteers will be divided into pairs, with each pair independently evaluating the same set of LOIs and then meeting to compare notes and finalize a jointly agreed upon list of nonprofits to invite to submit a full application.

The Application Review Committee will be active during a five-week period, from January 27 through February 28, 2020, to review full applications and determine which applicants will advance to the Final Grant Selection Committee. Volunteers will be divided into pairs, with each pair independently evaluating the same set of applications and then meeting to compare notes and finalize a jointly agreed upon list of nonprofits to advance in the process.

The Final Grant Selection Committee will be active during a four-week period, from March 16 through April 10, 2020, to review the finalists' applications and determine which applicants will receive funding. Volunteers will work in teams of four, with each volunteer independently evaluating the same set of applications and then meeting to compare notes and finalize a jointly agreed upon list of nonprofits to receive a grant. Volunteers typically serve on this committee for three years before rotating off and sometimes serving on a different committee.

The 10-Year Committee will be active during the week of April 27. Volunteers will evaluate the repeat grant winners during their Presentation Days. In preparation, volunteers will independently review applications, plus any Site Visit Reports and the most recent Impact Report, for their applicants. The volunteers will determine which grant winners will receive long-term funding from the Foundation, as well as finalize grant installments based on a budget provided by Cummings Foundation. Members of other committees may elect to also serve on this committee.

The Site Visits Committee will conduct site visits with nonprofits during their final two years of a $100,000 grant and every year of a 10-year grant. These volunteers will help develop and maintain long-term relationships and keep the Foundation abreast of important developments at these organizations. Site visits will take place between January and December 2020. Each volunteer will conduct 10 visits (with a fellow volunteer) and then complete a brief report after each one. This committee will be broken down into subcommittees based on geography and be led by subcommittee chairs.




2020 Grant Cycle Volunteers

Site Visit Committee Chairs

Karen Grant
Karen has spent most of her career working in communications, marketing, and fundraising in the nonprofit sector and is currently vice president of external affairs for Cradles to Crayons. An active community member, she serves as the co-chair of the Melrose Education Foundation Advisory Board and is a member of the Melrose Commission on Women.

Heidi Heinlein
Heidi is a committed professional who has spent the majority of her career promoting philanthropy. She has more than 20 years of experience in charitable giving and nonprofit management, including roles with The Art of Giving (founder), Catalogue for Philanthropy, Citizens Energy, and American Red Cross. She holds a master's degree in Public Health and is dedicated to helping nonprofits with their important work.

Bob D. Keefe, Esq.
Since Bob began volunteering in fall 2015, he has been a tireless supporter of Cummings Foundation and local nonprofits. This prominent Boston attorney retired after 40 years with WilmerHale, and he has played an integral role in piloting multiple volunteer programs at the Foundation.


Peggy Kemp
An experienced educator, Peggy has worked in both K-12 public education and in higher education. She was a teacher and a headmaster in the Boston Public Schools and was the founding director of the Office of School Partnerships at Harvard Graduate School of Education. She currently provides leadership coaching to aspiring principals.

Susan Lewis Solomont
As Cummings Foundation's pro bono director of volunteers, Susan serves as a strategic adviser and the primary contact for the Site Visits Committee. She brings a wealth of experience from her long career as a consultant for both corporate and private philanthropy, plus 15 years in fundraising. She is also the author of Lost and Found In Spain: Tales of An Ambassador's Wife and a forthcoming children's book, Stella the Ambassadog.

Site Visit Committee

  • Irfan Alibhai, president, The Burkehaven Family Foundation
  • Merle Berman, school administrator, Coach in Education
  • Cindy Bohne, past Winchester School Committee member and Town Meeting member; nonprofit management consultant
  • Betty Borghesani, pediatric nurse practitioner & co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Roger Borghesani, mechanical engineer & co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Margot Botsford, associate justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (retired)
  • Cam Brown, president, King Fish Media
  • Melanie Calzetti-Spahr, managing director, Fidelity Investments' Devonshire Investors
  • Paul Casey, trustee, Cummings Foundation; Massachusetts legislator (retired)
  • Paul Denaro, director of marketing & distribution, Protein Matrix LLC
  • Pete Diffendal, advisor, Dickinson Wealth Strategies
  • Gale Druga, PhD, fundraising professional
  • Annie Duong-Turner, program manager corporate responsibility, John Hancock
  • Brooke Estridge, head of responsible investing, Liberty Asia
  • Rose Fisher, chief development officer, MelroseWakefield Healthcare
  • Mark Forman, director of business development / e-commerce, Boston Coffee Cake
  • Skip Fuller, trustee, Cummings Foundation; vice president, Winchester Hospital (retired)
  • Sol Gittleman, provost and professor, Tufts University (retired)
  • Teresa Irene Gonzales, PhD, assistant professor of sociology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Karen Grant, vice president of external affairs (national), Cradles to Crayons
  • Joan Hadly, senior vice president, Museum of Science (retired)
  • Betsy Harper, owner, SM Search (retired)
  • Don Harper, owner, SM Search (retired)
  • Durrell Harris, director of community coordination, ABCD
  • Heidi Heinlein, philanthropic advisor, Art Of Giving
  • Marcia Hertz, nonprofit marketing and fundraising consultant
  • Tom Hirschfeld, physician (retired)
  • Alison Johnson, strategy and marketing consultant
  • Bob Keefe, attorney, WilmerHale (retired)
  • Ruth Kelley, chief behavioral health officer, Dimock Center (retired)
  • Peggy Kemp, executive coach, Boston Public Schools
  • Andy Kendall, executive director, Henry P. Kendall Foundation
  • Jim Kraus, senior consultant, Development Guild
  • Albert Lanzillotti, certified public accountant, owner, A P Lanzillotti, II CPA
  • Steve Lentine, dentist (retired)
  • Marie Lingblom, assistant to mayor, City of Woburn
  • Paul Lohnes, planning committee chair, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Melissa Luna, executive director, GreenLight Fund Boston
  • Justin Magee, electrical engineer
  • MaryAnne Magee, registered nurse
  • Roselee Mohika, director of enrichment programs, The Community Group
  • Bob Montgomery, trustee, Winchester Cooperative Bank
  • Inge Mulvaney, outstanding housewife and mother of four
  • Tom Mulvaney, VP medical affairs, Winchester Hospital (retired)
  • Juana Naveo, VP commercial property and casualty, USI Insurance Services
  • Kim O'Loughlin, senior director of philanthropy, Year Up
  • Judy Olson, chief of staff, Tufts University Office of the President (retired)
  • Nancy Powers, community volunteer
  • Deborah Re, president & CEO, Big Sister Boston
  • Amanda Reinfeld, community activist, three-term Charlestown Neighborhood Councilor At-Large
  • Juliette Reiter, executive managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Ed Rocha, president, Rola Corporation
  • Peter Rotolo, M.D., obstetrician-gynecologist (retired)
  • Barbara Rubel, director of community relations, Tufts University (retired)
  • Paul Sauerbrunn, managing principal, Waddell & Reed Financial
  • Brendan Saunders, real estate developer
  • Howard Seplowicz, oral surgeon
  • Bill Shea, orthopedic surgeon (retired)
  • Laura Shea, dietician (retired)
  • Gary Shostak, director of health services (retired), MA Department of Youth Services
  • Brian Sisitzky, president, L. H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
  • Kathleen Skarin, director of strategic partnerships, The New England Aquarium
  • Gary Smith, attorney; senior vice president, Houghton Mifflin Company (retired)
  • Greg Smith, principal, Curtis Strategy
  • Lynne Smith, The Fenway Hat Lady and community volunteer
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, procurement coordinator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (retired)
  • Tony Sobkowicz, environmental engineer
  • Susan Solomont, senior advisor, The Philanthropic Institute; author
  • Heidi Star, bank marketing executive (retired)
  • Andreina Viera, founder and CEO, The Vieras
  • Nicole Williams, associate director of admission for transfer students, admission diversity liaison, admission veteran liaison, Merrimack College
  • Robin Wortmann, director, Winchester Coop Bank, formerly with Hewlett-Packard Medical

LOI Committee

  • Yi-Chin Chen, executive director, Friends of the Children - Boston
  • Rachel Corrigan, assistant to CEO, Wing-O'Donnell Ventures
  • Carol Donovan, Cummings Foundation trustee, educator, and Mass. legislator (retired)
  • Joao Dos Santos, program director, Catholic Charities Teen Center at Saint Peter's
  • Jack Good, vice president, Peoples United Bank (retired)
  • Debbie Kochevar, former dean, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
  • Taidgh McClory, social impact real estate entrepreneur
  • Celina Miranda, Ph.D., executive director, Hyde Square Task Force
  • Sarah Nolan, middle market audit liaison, Travelers Insurance
  • Smita Patel, psychiatrist, Lahey Health and Medical Center
  • Frank Virnelli, M.D., chief emeritus of plastic surgery, Winchester Hospital
  • Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, M.D., co-pastor, Bethel AME Church, Boston

Application Review Committee

  • Jose Angeles, M.D., otolaryngologist, Winchester Hospital, Mass Eye and Ear (retired)
  • Sharyn Bahn, fundraising consultant
  • Betsy Busch, developmental pediatrician, Tufts University
  • Lisa Craig, business administrator, Winchester Seniors Association/Jenks Center
  • Robert Culbert, founder and CEO, Culbert Healthcare Solutions
  • Jackie Dinneen, assistant VP, marketing & development, The Partnership
  • Delia Duran-Clark, executive director, Mills City Leadership Institute
  • Adele Fleet Bacow, founder, Community Partners Consultants; first lady, Harvard University
  • Janet Glidden, trustee, Sargent Memorial Library
  • Jeffrey Glidden, CFO (retired), board member, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Charmane Higgins, co-founder and chief operating officer, more.BOSTON
  • Eric Johnson, senior vice president, Tufts University
  • Nancy Kinton, sales associate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Tom Kinton, president, Kinton Aviation
  • Kathy Lucero, founder and president, Out Source Print Management
  • Gerard Lynch, president, System 7 Wolfers, Inc.
  • Tracy Reilly Ingersoll, executive director, Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell
  • Marisa Serafini, manager business analysis, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Neil Swidey, reporter/author, The Boston Globe
  • Hermese Velasquez, executive director, Summer Search

Grant Selection Committee
Chairs

  • John Bogosian, principal and board advisor, KB Companies
  • Stephen Braese, real estate professional, Braese Associates
  • Bob Ferullo, city council member, City of Woburn
  • Denise Flynn, vice president of philanthropy, Winchester Hospital
  • Michael McGlynn, mayor (retired), City of Medford
  • Gita Muni, executive vice president, ROMEG Therapeutics
  • Vinit Nijhawan, interim executive director, Mass Technology Transfer Center
  • Diana Pisciotta, president, Denterlein
  • Karl Ruping, managing partner, incTANK Ventures
  • Brendan Saunders, real estate entrepreneur

Chairs-elect

  • Hilary Allard, executive vice president, The Castle Group
  • Bernice Corpuz Freedman, assistant director of media relations, Massport
  • Mike Donaghey, executive vice president, SG Torrice
  • Rich Foster, vice president and general manager, Monogram Foods
  • Linda Johnson, J.D., director, McLane Middleton
  • Peter Koutoujian, sheriff, Middlesex County
  • Josef Kurtz, vice president of academic affairs, Emmanuel College
  • Anthony Laurentano, J.D., partner, Nelson Mullins
  • Judith Palmer-Castor Ph.D., director of clinical and regulatory affairs, Aphios
  • Bill Strazzullo, partner and chief market strategist, Bell Curve Trading

Community Members

  • Nelly Alba, director, recruiting & persistence, Youth Development Organization
  • Katie Barnes Ph.D., interim provost, Endicott College
  • Carole Cobb, COO, Greenlight Biosciences
  • Ed Gaskin, executive director, Greater Grove Hall Main Streets
  • Beck LaCouture Ph.D., co-founder, president, and COO, Evolved by Nature
  • Leah Okimoto, founder and executive director, Aaron's Presents
  • Rick Orlando, vice president, Mide Technology Corporation
  • Daniel StrongWalker Thomas, chief servant leader, Global Initiative for Indigenous Advancement
  • Christina Wing, senior lecturer, Harvard Business School
  • Reina Ysaguirre-Boersma, director, outreach and development, Boston Pride

Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers

  • Linda Curtis, receptionist, Cummings Properties
  • Bill Dudley, carpenter, Cummings Properties
  • Greg Flaherty, project engineer, Cummings Properties
  • Hanna Freitas, electrical apprentice, Cummings Properties
  • John Halsey, account manager, Cummings Properties
  • Abby Johnson, graphic designer, Cummings Properties
  • Heather Lauten, operations counsel, Cummings Properties
  • Ryan McRae, account manager, Cummings Properties
  • Chris Reilly, associate leasing officer, Cummings Properties
  • Dan Watne, driver and operator, Cummings Properties



2019 Grant Cycle Volunteers

Sustaining Grants Subcommittee Chairs

Marcia Hertz
Marcia has volunteered for Cummings Foundation since 2017. She is a seasoned marketing, communications, and fundraising professional with a long history of working in the nonprofit sector. Working for both large and small organizations, Marcia has used her skills to enhance the success of a variety of organizations.

Bob D. Keefe, Esq.
Since Bob began volunteering in fall 2015, he has been a tireless supporter of Cummings Foundation and local nonprofits. This prominent Boston attorney retired after 40 years with WilmerHale, and he has played an integral role in piloting multiple volunteer programs at the Foundation.


Paul R. Lohnes
Paul has volunteered with Cummings Foundation since 2015, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise through his more than 40 years of business and philanthropic experience. He also serves as chairman of the Planning Committee for the second oldest charitable organization in the country, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association.

Susan Lewis Solomont
As Cummings Foundation's pro bono director of volunteers, Susan serves as a strategic adviser and the primary contact for the Site Visits Committee. She brings a wealth of experience from her long career as a consultant for both corporate and private philanthropy, plus 15 years in fundraising. She is also the author of Lost and Found In Spain: Tales of An Ambassador's Wife and a forthcoming children's book, Stella the Ambassadog.

Sustaining Grants Selection Committee
Essex County Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee chair: Bob Keefe, J.D., attorney (retired), WilmerHale
  • Cameron Brown, president, King Fish Media
  • Carol Donovan, Cummings Foundation trustee, educator, and Mass. legislator (retired)
  • Delia Duran-Clark, executive director, Mills City Leadership Institute
  • Jim Kraus, senior consultant, Development Guild
  • Albert Lanzillotti, II, certified public accountant, owner, A P Lanzillotti, II CPA
  • Judy Olson, chief of staff (retired), Tufts University Office of the President
  • Bill Shea, M.D., orthopedic surgeon (retired)
  • Laura Shea, dietician (retired)
  • Nicole Williams, Associate Director of Admission for Transfer Students, Admission Diversity Liaison, Admission Veteran Liaison, Merrimack College

Cummings Employee Volunteers

  • Karen Armbruster, administrative assistant
  • Mike Donaghey, electrical TL journeyman
  • Jorge Galvan, custodial supervisor
  • Jim Gillette, purchasing manager
  • Kathryn Jendrick, operations manager
  • Ed Silvey, leasing manager
  • Charlie Varoutsos, electrician
  • JoAnne Varoutsos, client services associate

Metrowest/Suffolk Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee chair: Susan Lewis Solomont, senior advisor, The Philanthropic Institute
  • Sharyn Bahn, fundraising consultant
  • Margot Botsford, J.D., associate justice (retired), Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Juliette Reiter, executive managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, procurement coordinator (retired), Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Tony Sobkowicz, environmental engineer
  • Neil Swidey, reporter/author, The Boston Globe
  • Pratt Wiley, consultant, The Partnership

Middlesex County Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee chair: Paul Lohnes, planning committee chair, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Paul Casey, Cummings Foundation trustee and Massachusetts legislator (retired)
  • Brooke Estridge, head of responsible investing, Liberty Asia
  • Sol Gittleman, provost and professor (retired), Tufts University
  • Jeffrey Glidden, CFO (retired), board member, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Janet Glidden, board member, Youth Villages; trustee, Sargent Memorial Library
  • Peggy Kemp, headmaster, Fenway High School
  • Marie Lingblom, assistant to mayor, City of Woburn
  • Paul Sauerbrunn, managing principal, Waddell & Reed Financial

Suffolk County Subcommittee

  • Subcommittee chair: Marcia Hertz, founder, Marcia Hertz Consulting
  • Betty Borghesani, pediatric nurse practitioner & co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Roger Borghesani, mechanical engineer &co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Richard Bush, D.D.S., endodontist (retired), Middlesex Endodontics
  • Judy Bush, legal advocate, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
  • Paul Denaro, director of marketing & distribution, Protein Matrix LLC
  • Charmane Higgins, co-founder and chief operating officer, more.BOSTON
  • Andrew Kendall, executive director, Henry P. Kendall Foundation
  • Patricia Maguire Meservey, Ph.D., R.N., president (retired), Salem State University
  • Kim O'Loughlin, director of development, Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess
  • Robin Wortmann, director, Winchester Coop Bank, formerly with Hewlett-Packard Medical

Feedback Committee

  • Subcommittee chair: Marcia Hertz, founder, Marcia Hertz Consulting
  • Margot Botsford, J.D., associate justice (retired), Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, procurement coordinator (retired), Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Tony Sobkowicz, environmental engineer

Partners Committee

  • Subcommittee chair: Bob Keefe, J.D, attorney (retired), WilmerHale
  • Sandy Almonte, director of police and community relations, Lawrence Police Department
  • Durrell Harris, operations manager, Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center ABCD
  • Joan Hadly, senior vice president (retired), Museum of Science
  • Ben Hires, director of strategic partnerships, Boston Public Library
  • Marisa Serafini, manager business analysis, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Gary Smith, JD., senior vice president (retired), Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Lynne Smith, The Fenway Hat Lady and community volunteer

$100K for 100 Site Visit Committee

  • Committee chair: Arlan (Skip) Fuller, M.D. trustee, Cummings Foundation; vice president, Winchester Hospital (retired)
  • Maureen Abate, nurse (retired)
  • Irfan Alibhai, president, The Burkehaven Family Foundation
  • Sharyn Bahn, fundraising consultant
  • Merle Berman, school administrator, Coach in Education
  • Cindy Bohne, elected member, Winchester Town Meeting
  • Jamie Bradley, president and founder, Sophwell
  • Betsy Busch, developmental pediatrician, Tufts University
  • Melanie Calzetti-Spahr, managing director, Fidelity Investments' Devonshire Investors
  • Maribeth Canning, CEO and founder, Maribeth Canning Consulting (MCC)
  • Yi-Chin Chen, executive director, Friends of the Children - Boston
  • Pete Diffendal, financial services professional, Dickinson Wealth Strategies
  • Gale Druga, volunteer
  • Brooke Estridge, head of responsible investing, Liberty Shared (Anti-Human-Trafficking)
  • Rose Fisher, chief development officer, MelroseWakefield Healthcare
  • Mark Forman, director of business development / e-commerce, Boston Coffee Cake
  • Jack Good, vice president, Peoples United Bank (retired)
  • Patrick Gordon, adjunct assistant professor of chemistry, MCPHS University
  • Karen Grant, vice president of development, Cradles to Crayons
  • Betsy Harper, owner, SM Search (retired)
  • Don Harper, SM Search (retired)
  • Heidi Heinlein, philanthropic advisor, Art Of Giving
  • Marcia Hertz, nonprofit marketing and fundraising consultant
  • Karen Hirschfeld, founder and principal, Intdev Expertise
  • Tom Hirschfeld, physician (retired)
  • Alison Johnson, strategy and marketing consultant
  • Ruth Kelley, chief behavioral health officer, Dimock Center (retired)
  • Nancy Kinton, sales associate, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • Jim Kraus, senior consultant, Development Guild
  • Steve Lentine, dentist (retired)
  • Melissa Luna, executive director, GreenLight Fund Boston
  • Bob Montgomery, trustee, Winchester Cooperative Bank
  • Sarah Nolan, middle market audit liaison, Travelers Insurance
  • Jack O'Donnell, student, Belmont Hill School
  • Kim O'Loughlin, senior director of philanthropy, Year Up
  • Elsabel Rincon, manager of settlement programs, The House of the Seven Gables
  • Edward Lee Rocha, president, Rola Corporation
  • Barbara Rubel, director of community relations, Tufts University (retired)
  • Brendan Saunders, real estate developer
  • Howie Seplowitz, oral surgeon
  • Kashif Siddiqi, director of fiscal operations, Middlesex Sheriff's Office
  • Brian Sisitzky, president, L. H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
  • Kathleen Skarin, chief of staff, Middlesex Sheriff's Office
  • Lynne Smith, community volunteer, Fenway Hat Lady
  • Gary Smith, senior vice president (retired), Houghton Mifflin Company
  • Heidi Star, bank marketing executive (retired)
  • Chitra Sundaram, principal consultant, ClearIntelligence
  • Britt Walker, owner/operator, Paint Works
  • Jessica Walker, owner/operator, Paint Works
  • Robin Wortmann, director, Winchester Coop Bank, formerly with Hewlett-Packard Medical

LOI Committee

  • Adele Fleet Bacow, founder, Community Partners Consultants; fist lady, Harvard University
  • Justin Magee, electrical engineer
  • Mary Anne Magee, registered nurse
  • Tom Mulvaney, M.D., VP medical affairs (retired), Winchester Hospital
  • Inge Mulvaney, outstanding housewife and mother of four
  • Beatrice Ouezzin, program manager, Office for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Partnership, Harvard Medical School
  • Winston Richie, director of the international group (retired), Manulife Financial
  • Jack Roll, retired chemical and nuclear engineer including with Westinghouse, Abt Associates, and Xenergy
  • Peggy Roll, retired from publishing with D.C. Heath (now Houghton Mifflin)

Application Review Committee

  • Jose Angeles, M.D., otolaryngologist, Winchester Hospital, Mass Eye and Ear (retired)
  • Lisa Craig, business administrator, Winchester Seniors Association/Jenks Center
  • Joe Halpern, associate editor, Boston Business Journal
  • Eric Johnson, senior vice president, Tufts University
  • Tom Kinton, president, Kinton Aviation
  • Kathy Lucero, founder and president, Out Source Print Management
  • Celina Miranda, Ph.D., executive director, Hyde Square Task Force
  • Esther Rogers, fellow, Office of Boston City Councilor Annissa Essaibi-George
  • Tracy Reilly Ingersoll, executive director, Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, procurement coordinator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (retired)
  • Tony Sobkowicz, environmental engineer (retired)
  • Frank Virnelli, M.D., chief emeritus of plastic surgery, Winchester Hospital
  • Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, M.D., co-pastor, Bethel AME Church Swartz Resident Practitioner, Ministry Studies, Harvard Divinity School

Grant Selection Committee
Chairs

  • John Bogosian, principal/board advisor, KB Companies
  • Jim Cormier, chief of police (retired), Reading Police Department
  • Alice Fuller, victim advocate, Woburn District Court
  • Taidgh McClory, senior sales management director, CBRE/New England
  • Susan Musinsky, executive director, Social Innovation Forum
  • Bill O'Reilly, Jr., chief of staff, Brandeis University
  • Smita Patel, M.D., psychiatrist, Lahey Hospital
  • Nancy Powers, vice president, Blueprints of Love
  • Peter Rotolo, M.D., obstetrician-gynecologist (retired)
  • Paul Wennik, record executive (retired); board president, Beyond Soccer
2019 Chairs: seated, left to right: Susan Musinsky, Alice Fuller, Smita Patel, Paul Wennik; standing, left to right: Bill O'Reilly, Jr., John Bogosian, Nancy Powers, Jim Cormier

Chairs-elect

  • Stephen Braese, real estate professional, Braese Associates
  • Meg Clancy, executive vice president and co-founder, Aptima, Inc.
  • Bob Ferullo, city council member and retired police chief, City of Woburn
  • Denise Flynn, vice president of philanthropy, Winchester Hospital
  • Michael McGlynn, former mayor, City of Medford
  • Gita Muni, executive vice president, ROMEG Therapeutics, LLC
  • Vinit Nijhawan, interim executive director, Massachusetts Technology Transfer Center
  • Diana Pisciotta, president, Denterlein
  • Karl Ruping, managing partner, incTANK Ventures
  • Brendan Saunders, real estate entrepreneur

Community Members

  • Hilary Allard, executive vice president, The Castle Group
  • Michael Eatman, director of community life, Pike School
  • Rich Foster, vice president – general manager, Monogram Foods
  • Bernice Corpuz Freedman, assistant director of media relations, Massport
  • Linda Johnson, director, McLane Middleton
  • Peter Koutoujian, sheriff, Middlesex County
  • Josef Kurtz, vice president of academic affairs, Emmanuel College
  • Anthony Laurentano, partner, Nelson Mullins
  • Judith Palmer-Castor, director of clinical and regulatory affairs, Aphios
  • Bill Strazzullo, partner & chief market strategist, Bell Curve Trading

Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers

  • Mike Aveni, senior project architect, Cummings Properties
  • Grayson Barlow, associate account manager, Cummings Properties
  • Natalie Breen, account manager, Cummings Properties
  • Andrea Hanley, lease administrator, Cummings Properties
  • Helen Jeffers, associate account manager, Cummings Properties
  • Sean Kennedy, electrician, Cummings Properties
  • Allie Murphy, design administrator, Cummings Properties
  • Donna Musumeci, account manager, Cummings Properties
  • Gary Omasta, carpenter, Cummings Properties
  • Matthew Rodican, electrician journeyman, Cummings Properties
2019 Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers: seated, left to right: Helen Jeffers, Grayson Barlow, Natalie Breen, Matthew Rodican; standing, left to right: Andrea Hanley, Mike Aveni, Donna Musumeci, Sean Kennedy, Allie Murphy, Gary Omasta

Impact Report Committee

  • Maureen Abate, nurse (retired)
  • Paul McLaughlin, executive director, Woburn Golf and Ski Club (retired)
  • Bill Shea, M.D., orthopedic surgeon (retired)
  • Laura Shea, dietician (retired)



2017–2018 Volunteers

Stage I Committee

  • Adele Bacow, founder and president, Community Partners Consultants
  • Betty Borghesani, co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Foundation
  • Roger Borghesani, co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Foundation
  • Justin Magee, electrical engineer
  • Mary Anne Magee, registered nurse
  • Inge Mulvaney, outstanding housewife & mother of four
  • Tom Mulvaney, M.D., VP medical affairs (retired), Winchester Hospital
  • Winston Richie, director of the international group (retired), Manulife Financial
  • Jack Roll, retired chemical & nuclear engineer with Westinghouse, Abt Associates, and Xenergy
  • Peggy Roll, retired from publishing with D.C. Heath (now Houghton Mifflin)

Stage II Committee

  • Jose Angeles, M.D., a retired ENT-otolaryngologist with Winchester Hospital and Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Lisa Craig, a former V.P. of wealth management firm Boston Private nonprofit advisor
  • Kathryn Jendrick, account manager at Cummings Properties
  • Eric Johnson, senior vice president for advancement at Tufts University
  • Tom Kinton, president of Kinton Aviation Consulting and former CEO of Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Kathy Lucero, founder and president of Out Source Print Management and active Woburn volunteer
  • Demond Martin, a senior partner at Adage Capital Management, and former assistant to President Clinton's White House Chief of Staff, Erskine Bowles
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, retired procurement coordinator for the Commonwealth
  • Frank Virnelli, M.D., chief emeritus of plastic surgery at Winchester Hospital
  • Rev. Gloria White-Hammond, M.D., co-pastor of Bethel AME Church, Boston, and the Swartz Resident Practitioner in Ministry Studies at Harvard Divinity School

Site Visits Committee

  • Joe Abate, M.D., founder, North Suburban Orthopedic Associates
  • Maureen Abate, Ph.D., R.N. nurse (retired)
  • Carmen Arce-Bowen, vice president, The Partnership, Inc.
  • Sharyn Bahn, fundraising consultant
  • Cameron Brown, president, King Fish Media
  • Betty Borghesani, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Roger Borghesani, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Margot Botsford, J.D., associate justice (retired), Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Richard Bush, D.D.S., endodontist (retired), Middlesex Endodontics
  • Maribeth Canning, assistant vice president principal, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Paul Casey, CF trustee and Massachusetts legislator (retired)
  • Paul Denaro, director of marketing & distribution, Protein Matrix LLC
  • Jackie Dinneen, senior director of development, The Partnership, Inc.
  • Carol Donovan, CF trustee, educator, and Mass. legislator (retired)
  • Brooke Estridge, head of responsible investing, Liberty Asia
  • Rick Freeman, Gilbane Building Company
  • Patricia Maguire Meservey, Ph.D., R.N., president (retired), Salem State University
  • Carol Fulp, president and CEO, The Partnership, Inc.
  • Sol Gittleman, provost and professor (retired), Tufts University
  • Jeffrey Glidden, CFO (retired), board member, Epilepsy Foundation
  • Janet Glidden, board member, Youth Villages; trustee, Sargent Memorial Library
  • Joan Hadly, senior vice president (retired), Museum of Science
  • Marcia Hertz, founder, Marcia Hertz Consulting
  • Bob Keefe, J.D., attorney (retired), WilmerHale
  • Andrew Kendall, executive director, Henry P. Kendall Foundation
  • Jim Kraus, executive director of development, Museum of Science
  • Albert Lanzillotti, II, certified public accountant, owner, A P Lanzillotti, II CPA
  • Marie Lingblom, assistant to mayor, City of Woburn
  • Paul Lohnes, planning committee chair, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Theresa Mwicigi, manager of strategic sourcing for U.S. therapeutic operations, Biogen
  • Judy Olson, chief of staff (retired), Tufts University Office of the President
  • Hiten Patel, J.D., vice president, Income Research & Management
  • Michael Ripp, executive vice president, partner, CBRE
  • Juliette Reiter, executive managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Sandy Santin, CEO, SyncThink
  • Paul Sauerbrunn, managing principal, Waddell & Reed Financial
  • Marisa Serafini, manager business analysis, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Bill Shea, M.D., orthopedic surgeon (retired)
  • Laura Shea, dietician (retired)
  • Ed Silvey, leasing manager, Cummings Properties
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, procurement coordinator (retired), Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Tony Sobkowicz, environmental engineer
  • Susan Lewis Solomont, senior advisor, The Philanthropic Institute
  • Neil Swidey, reporter/author, The Boston Globe
  • Pratt Wiley, executive consultant, The Partnership

2018 Site Visits Committee (partial group photo plus Foundation staff): seated, left to right: Tony Sobkowicz, Gerry Sobkowicz, Sol Gittleman, Laura Shea, Jackie Dinneen, Hiten Patel; standing, left to right: Kerry Crisley of Cummings Foundation, Patricia Maguire Meservey, Theresa Mwicigi, Susan Lewis Solomont, Joyce Vyriotes of Cummings Foundation, Bill Shea, Joan Hadly, Margot Botsford, Jim Kraus, Bob Keefe

Sustaining Grants Committee

  • Bob Keefe, J.D., attorney (retired), WilmerHale
  • Paul Lohnes, planning committee chair, Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Susan Lewis Solomont, senior advisor, The Philanthropic Institute
  • Joyce Vyriotes, deputy director, Cummings Foundation (paid staff of Cummings Properties)




2016–2017 Volunteers

Stage I Committee

  • Adele Bacow, founder and president, Community Partners Consultants
  • Bob Keefe, J.D., attorney (retired), WilmerHale
  • Winston Richie, director of the international group (retired), Manulife Financial

Stage II Committee

  • Eric Johnson, senior vice president for advancement at Tufts University
  • Kathy Lucero, founder and president of Out Source Print Management and active Woburn volunteer
  • Frank Virnelli, M.D., chief emeritus of plastic surgery at Winchester Hospital

Final Grant Selection Committee
Chairs

  • Bill Johnson, director of finance, New Ventures at Flagship Pioneering
  • Bob Keefe, attorney (retired), WilmerHale
  • Paul Lohnes, planning committee chair, Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Bob Montgomery, founder, Montgomery Associates
  • Juliette Reiter, executive managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Barbara Rubel, director of community relations, Tufts University
  • Sandy Santin, chief technology officer, SyncThink
  • John Simon, board chair and co-founder, GreenLight Fund
  • Aba Taylor, executive director, Winchester Multicultural Network
  • Dick Wylie, Ph.D., president, Endicott College
2017 Chairs: seated, left to right: Barbara Rubel, Paul Lohnes, Juliette Reiter; standing, left to right: Bob Montgomery, Sandy Santin, John Simon, Dick Wylie

Chairs-elect

  • Helen Babcock, vice president (retired), Carlson GMAC Real Estate
  • Richard Bush, D.D.S., Endodontist (retired), Middlesex Endodontics
  • Jack Connors, founder, Connors Family Office and Hill Holliday Connors Cosmopulos
  • David Harris, Ph.D., provost and senior vice president, Tufts University
  • Sue Ellen Holland, owner and director, Little Folks Day School
  • Bob Lappin, president, Shetland Properties Inc. and Lappin Foundation
  • John Lynch, partner, Lynch, Desimone & Nylen, LLP
  • Winston Richie, director (retired), Manulife Financial
  • Brian Sisitzky, owner, LH Sisitzky Sales
  • Neil Swidey, reporter/author, The Boston Globe

Community Members

  • Jim Cormier, chief of police (retired), Reading Police Department
  • Roman DeSanctis, M.D., director of clinical cardiology (retired), Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Pat Kelly, director of admin and security, Scientific Systems
  • Taidgh McClory, managing director/partner, CBRE/New England
  • Susan Musinsky, executive director, Social Innovation Forum
  • Bill O'Reilly, Jr., partner, WilmerHale
  • Smita Patel, M.D., psychiatrist, Lahey Hospital
  • Peter Rotolo, M.D., obstetrician-gynecologist (retired)
  • Ken Summers, trustee emeritus, New Horizons at Choate
  • Paul Wennik, record executive (retired); board president, Beyond Soccer

Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers

  • Kelly Dineen, accounting associate, Cummings Properties
  • Gino DiVecchia, carpenter/mason, Cummings Properties
  • Pauline Enns, design project coordinator, Cummings Properties
  • Theresa Milewski, operations coordinator, Cummings Properties
  • Anne Olenio, admin assistant, Cummings Properties
  • Mike Petkavich, electrician journeyman, Cummings Properties
  • Mike Rahn, grounds team leader, Cummings Properties
  • Damien Savoie, operations specialist, Cummings Properties)
  • Ed Silvey, leasing manager, Cummings Properties
  • Keith Yianacopolus, senior grounds crew member, Cummings Properties

2017 Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers: seated, left to right: Kelly Dineen, Anne Olenio, Damien Savoie, Theresa Milewski, Pauline Enns; standing, left to right: Gino DiVecchia, Keith Yianacopolus, Mike Petkavich, Mike Rahn, Ed Silvey



2015–2016 Volunteers

Stage I Committee

  • Bob Keefe, J.D., attorney (retired), WilmerHale

Final Grant Selection Committee
Chairs

  • Aba Taylor, executive director, Winchester Multicultural Network
  • Janine Danielson, partner, LitmanGerson Associates
  • Joan Hadly, senior vice president (retired), Boston Museum of Science
  • Juliette Reiter, executive managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Margot Botsford, associate justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
  • Maribeth Canning, vice president, Winchester Hospital
  • Marie Lingblom, assistant to mayor, City of Woburn
  • Maureen Ruettgers, Ruettgers Family Charitable Foundation
  • Paul Denaro, manager of food service purchasing, Tufts University
  • Paul Sauerbrunn, managing principal, Waddell & Reed Financial
2016 Chairs: seated, left to right: Margot Botsford, Marie Lingblom, Janine Danielson, Juliette Reiter, Joan Hadly standing, left to right: Bill and Joyce Cummings (not committee members), Paul Sauerbrunn, Maureen Ruettgers, Aba Taylor, Maribeth Canning, Paul Denaro

Chairs-elect

  • Paul Andrews, former superintendent of Woburn Schools
  • Scott Bailey, managing director, MassChallenge
  • Bill Johnson, vice president of finance, Greenlight Biosciences
  • Bob Keefe, attorney (retired), WilmerHale
  • Paul Lohnes, planning committee chair, Mass. Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Bob Montgomery, founder, Montgomery Associates
  • Ernest "Sandy" Santin, chief technology officer, SyncThink
  • John Simon, board chair and co-founder, GreenLight Fund
  • Nick Varano, founder, Strega Prime/The Varano Group
  • Dick Wylie, Ph.D., president, Endicott College

Community Members

  • Jack Connors, founder, Connors Family Office and Hill Holliday Connors Cosmopulos
  • David Harris, provost and senior vice president, Tufts University
  • Radha Jalan, president and CEO, ElectroChem
  • John Lynch, partner, Lynch, Desimone & Nylen, LLP
  • Philip Mahoney, chief (retired), Woburn Police Department
  • Barbara Rubel, director of community relations, Tufts University
  • Brian Sisitzky, owner, LH Sisitzky Sales
  • Ken Summers, trustee emeritus, New Horizons at Choate
  • Neil Swidey, reporter/author, The Boston Globe
  • Winston Richie, director (retired), Manulife Financial

Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers

  • Brian Borselli, associate division manager, Cummings Properties
  • Cassandra Tower, project coordinator, Cummings Properties
  • Jay Lombardo, HVAC technician, Cummings Properties
  • Mark Lynch, carpenter, Cummings Properties
  • Denise McKeown, administrative assistant, Cummings Properties
  • Lucas Toffoli, energy manager, Cummings Properties
  • Michael Truesdale, leasing director, Cummings Properties
  • Carmen Urbonas, HR manager, Cummings Properties
  • Jo-Anne Varoutsos, client services admin, Cummings Properties
  • Emily Wood, operations counsel, Cummings Properties

2016 Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers: seated, left to right: Emily Wood, Cassandra Tower, Carmen Urbonas, Jo-Anne Varoutsos, Denise McKeown; standing, left to right: Bill and Joyce Cummings (not committee members), Lucas Toffoli, Brian Borselli, Jay Lombardo, Mark Lynch, Mike Truesdale


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