Volunteers

Cummings Grants 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.

Sustaining Grant recipients

Grant Cycle Committees

The Site Visits Committee conducts site visits with nonprofits during their final two years of a $100,000 grant and every year of a 10-year grant. These volunteers help develop and maintain long-term relationships, keep the Foundation abreast of important developments at these organizations, and help inform decisions about future grants. Site visits take place between January and August. Each volunteer conducts at least 10 visits (with a fellow volunteer), completes a brief report after each one, and plays a role in allocating additional funding to current grant recipients. This committee is broken down into subcommittees that are based on geography and led by volunteer chairpersons.

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 is active for a six-week period during September and October. Volunteers are 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 is active for a five-week period during January and February to review full applications and determine which applicants will advance to the Final Grant Selection Committee. Volunteers are 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 Financial Review Committee evaluates the financial data of the finalists over a three-week period during February and March. Volunteers review the organizations’ 990s to determine any circumstances that would require a closer look or follow up from Foundation staff.

The Final Grant Selection Committee is active for a four-week period during March and April to review the finalists' applications and determine which applicants will receive funding. Volunteers work in teams of four, with each volunteer independently evaluating the same set of 15 applications and then meeting to compare notes and finalize a jointly agreed upon list of at least seven 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 is active for one week during the month of April, and may volunteer for one or more eight-hour days during that time. Volunteers evaluate the repeat grant winners during on-site Presentation Days. In preparation, they independently review applications, plus any Site Visit Reports and the most recent Impact Report, for their applicants. After hearing a presentation and having an opportunity to ask questions, the volunteers determine which grant winners will receive long-term funding, 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 Impact Report Committee is active for a two-week period during March and April. Impact Reports are submitted annually by each grantee. Reports describe how that year’s grant funds were used and detail any variances or challenges. Volunteers review the Impact Reports and share any circumstances requiring follow-up with Foundation staff.


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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.


2021 Grant Cycle Volunteers

Site Visit Committee
Karen Grant
Karen Grant, Chair

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.

  • Joan Hadly, senior vice president, Museum of Science (retired)
  • Marcia Hertz, nonprofit marketing and fundraising consultant
  • Alison Johnson, strategy and marketing consultant
  • Andy Kendall, executive director, Henry P. Kendall Foundation
  • Juliette Reiter, executive managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Kathleen Skarin, director of strategic partnerships, New England Aquarium
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, procurement coordinator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (retired)
  • Tony Sobkowicz, environmental engineer
  • Maile Takasashi, director of community programming, Harvard Public Affairs and Communication
  • Dann Vidana, president, Innovation Studio
Bob Keefe
Bob D. Keefe, Esq., Chair

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.

  • Merle Berman, school administrator, Coach in Education
  • Margot Botsford, J.D., associate justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (retired)
  • Arlan “Skip” Fuller, Jr., M.D., vice president, Winchester Hospital (retired)
  • Durrell Harris, director of community coordination, ABCD
  • Vinit Nijhawan, managing director, MassVentures; lecturer, Boston University
  • Aliesha Porcena, associate director of national programs and operations, Interise
  • Nancy Powers, community volunteer
  • Gary Smith, J.D., attorney; senior vice president, Houghton Mifflin Company (retired)
  • Lynne Smith, The Fenway Hat Lady and community volunteer
Peggy Kemp
Peggy Kemp, Chair

An experienced educator, Peggy has worked in both K-12 public education and 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.

  • 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
  • Brooke Estridge, head of responsible investing, Liberty Asia
  • Mark Forman, director of business development / e-commerce, Boston Coffee Cake
  • Carol Lazarus, senior advisor and liaison, Fenway High School (retired)
  • Steve Lentine, D.M.D., dentist (retired)
  • Justin Magee, electrical engineer
  • MaryAnne Magee, registered nurse
  • Bob Montgomery, trustee, Winchester Cooperative Bank
  • Inge Mulvaney, outstanding housewife and mother of four
  • Tom Mulvaney, VP medical affairs, Winchester Hospital (retired)
  • Ed Rocha, president, Rola Corporation
  • Howard Seplowitz, D.M.D., oral surgeon
  • Brian Sisitzky, president, L. H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Susan Lewis Solomont
Susan Lewis Solomont, Chair

Susan is a senior advisor with The Philanthropic Institute. 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 children's book, Stella the Ambassadog.

  • Leslie Coney, business development (retired)
  • Gale Druga, Ph.D., fundraising professional
  • Robert Evelyn, deacon, Greater Framingham Community Church
  • Sol Gittleman, Ph.D., provost and professor, Tufts University (retired)
  • Tom Hirschfeld, M.D., physician (retired)
  • Alice Holstein, teacher and writer (retired)
  • Marie Lingblom, director, Woburn Council on Aging
  • Lynn Moore, Ph.D., chief diversity officer, MassBay Community College
  • Peter Rotolo, M.D., obstetrician-gynecologist (retired)
  • Barbara Rubel, director of community relations, Tufts University (retired)
  • Heidi Star, bank marketing executive (retired)
Greg Smith
Greg Smith, Chair

Greg spent his entire career in leadership roles with technology companies. Five years ago, he transitioned his focus into working with nonprofit organizations as a board member and consultant. In addition, he is active as a college professor teaching marketing, strategy and management in both nonprofit and business curriculums.

  • Sean Bennett, Ed.D., VP, diversity and inclusion, Salem State University
  • Cam Brown, president, King Fish Media
  • Bob Cuesta, owner, Empanada Dada
  • Teresa Irene Gonzales, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Betsy Harper, owner, SM Search (retired)
  • Don Harper, owner, SM Search (retired)
  • Jim Kraus, senior consultant, Development Guild
  • Albert Lanzillotti II, C.P.A., owner, A P Lanzillotti
  • Roselee Mohika, director of enrichment programs, The Community Group
  • Rich Napolitano, senior VP, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center
  • Juana Naveo, VP commercial property and casualty, USI Insurance Services
  • Bruce Shaw, director, Shady Hill School (retired)
  • Nicole Williams, associate director of admission for transfer students, admission diversity liaison, admission veteran liaison, Merrimack College
Application Review Committee
  • Betty Borghesani, pediatric nurse practitioner & co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Roger Borghesani, mechanical engineer & co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Betsy Busch, developmental pediatrician, Tufts University
  • Saeed Coates, president and portfolio manager, The GPG Companies
  • Lisa Craig, non-profit professional
  • Delia Duran-Clark, principal, Esperanza Academy
  • Carmen Fields, producer/host, “Higher Ground,” WHDH-TV Channel 7
  • 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, executive director, Trinity Boston Connects
  • 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.
  • Rashaun Martin, educators of color cultivation & retention specialist, Boston Public Schools
  • Dr. Pat McCauley, director, Clinical Resource and Simulation Center, Regis College (retired)
  • Siborak Eric Ponn, manager of Ponn Properties, LLC; realtor, LAER Realty Partners
  • Ivannoe Rodriguez, executive chef, Coco Verde Vegan
  • Marisa Serafini, manager – business analysis, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Katherine Tarpley, J.D., staff attorney, Children’s Law Center of Massachusetts
  • Hermese Velasquez, executive director, Summer Search
LOI Committee
  • Gary Comeau, CSM, disabled veteran advocate, US Army (retired)
  • Stacy Dell’Orfano, director of development, Friends of the Children
  • Carol Donovan, Cummings Foundation trustee, educator, and Mass. legislator (retired)
  • Joao Dos Santos, program director, Catholic Charities Teen Center at Saint Peter’s
  • Ben Hires, CEO, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • Sarah Nolan, premium auditor - national accounts, Sentry Insurance
  • Aliesha Porcena, senior manager - national programs, Interise
  • Kamar Porter, prevention network coordinator, Boston GLASS/JRI Health
  • Anita Sharma, executive director, PAIR Project
  • Jason Talbot, co-founder and special projects director, Artists for Humanity
  • Jermaine Taylor, mentor and member services coordinator, InnerCity Weightlifting
  • Alice Fuller, victim advocate, Woburn District Court

2020 Grant Cycle Volunteers

Site Visit Committee
Karen Grant
Karen Grant, Chair

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.

  • Irfan Alibhai, president, The Burkehaven Family Foundation
  • Joan Hadly, senior vice president, Museum of Science (retired)
  • Alison Johnson, strategy and marketing consultant
  • Juliette Reiter, executive managing director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
  • Brendan Saunders, real estate developer
  • Bruce Shaw, director, Shady Hill School (retired)
  • Gary Shostak, director of health services (retired), MA Department of Youth Services
  • Kathleen Skarin, director of strategic partnerships, The New England Aquarium
  • Gerry Sobkowicz, procurement coordinator, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (retired)
  • Tony Sobkowicz, environmental engineer
  • Robin Wortmann, director, Winchester Coop Bank, formerly with Hewlett-Packard Medical
Heidi Heinlein
Heidi Heinlein, Chair

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.

  • Marsha Alperin, cofounder, SparkShare
  • 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
  • Brooke Estridge, head of responsible investing, Liberty Asia
  • Mark Forman, director of business development / e-commerce, Boston Coffee Cake
  • Justin Magee, electrical engineer
  • MaryAnne Magee, registered nurse
  • Bob Montgomery, trustee, Winchester Cooperative Bank
  • Inge Mulvaney, outstanding housewife and mother of four
  • Tom Mulvaney, VP medical affairs, Winchester Hospital (retired)
  • Ed Rocha, president, Rola Corporation
  • Howard Seplowicz, oral surgeon
  • Bill Shea, orthopedic surgeon (retired)
  • Laura Shea, dietician (retired)
  • Brian Sisitzky, president, L. H. Sisitzky Sales, Inc.
Bob Keefe
Bob D. Keefe, Esq., Chair

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.

  • Merle Berman, school administrator, Coach in Education
  • Margot Botsford, associate justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (retired)
  • Annie Duong-Turner, program manager corporate responsibility, John Hancock
  • Skip Fuller, trustee, Cummings Foundation; vice president, Winchester Hospital (retired)
  • Durrell Harris, director of community coordination, ABCD
  • Marcia Hertz, nonprofit marketing and fundraising consultant
  • Melissa Luna, executive director, GreenLight Fund Boston
  • Nancy Powers, community volunteer
  • Deborah Re, president & CEO, Big Sister Boston
  • Gary Smith, attorney; senior vice president, Houghton Mifflin Company (retired)
  • Lynne Smith, The Fenway Hat Lady and community volunteer
Peggy Kemp
Peggy Kemp, Chair

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.

  • Merle Berman, school administrator, Coach in Education
  • Cam Brown, president, King Fish Media
  • Rose Fisher, chief development officer, MelroseWakefield Healthcare
  • Teresa Irene Gonzales, PhD, assistant professor of sociology, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Betsy Harper, owner, SM Search (retired)
  • Don Harper, owner, SM Search (retired)
  • Jim Kraus, senior consultant, Development Guild
  • Albert Lanzillotti II, CPA, owner, A P Lanzillotti
  • Carol Lazarus, senior advisor and liaison, Fenway High School (retired)
  • Roselee Mohika, director of enrichment programs, The Community Group
  • Juana Naveo, VP commercial property and casualty, USI Insurance Services
  • Greg Smith, principal, Curtis Strategy
  • Andreina Viera, founder and CEO, The Vieras
  • Nicole Williams, associate director of admission for transfer students, admission diversity liaison, admission veteran liaison, Merrimack College
Susan Lewis Solomont
Susan Lewis Solomont, Chair

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 children's book, Stella the Ambassadog.

  • Betty Borghesani, pediatric nurse practitioner & co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Roger Borghesani, mechanical engineer & co-founder, Anne E. Borghesani Community Fdn.
  • Gale Druga, PhD, fundraising professional
  • Sol Gittleman, provost and professor, Tufts University (retired)
  • Tom Hirschfeld, physician (retired)
  • Andy Kendall, executive director, Henry P. Kendall Foundation
  • Steve Lentine, dentist (retired)
  • Marie Lingblom, director, Woburn Council on Aging
  • Kim O'Loughlin, senior director of philanthropy, Year Up
  • Peter Rotolo, M.D., obstetrician-gynecologist (retired)
  • Barbara Rubel, director of community relations, Tufts University (retired)
  • Heidi Star, bank marketing executive (retired)
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
10-Year Committee
  • Paul Lohnes, chair, planning committee chair, MA Charitable Mechanic Association
  • Sharyn Bahn, fundraising consultant
  • Yi-Chin Chen, executive director, Friends of the Children – Boston
  • Lisa Craig, nonprofit professional
  • Robert Culbert, founder and CEO, Culbert Healthcare Solutions
  • Adele Fleet Bacow, founder, Community Partners Consultants; first lady, Harvard
  • Janet Glidden, trustee, Sargent Memorial Library
  • Jeffrey Glidden, CFO, board member, Epilepsy Foundation (retired)
  • Heidi Heinlein, philanthropic advisor, Art of Giving
  • Eric Johnson, senior vice president, Tufts University
  • Smita Patel, psychiatrist, Lahey Health and Medical Center
  • Marisa Serafini, manager, business analysis, Massachusetts Medical Society
  • Gary Smith, attorney; senior vice president, Houghton Mifflin Company (retired)
  • Lynne Smith, The Fenway Hat Lady and community volunteer
Sustaining Grants Selection Committee
Marcia Hertz
Marcia Hertz, Suffolk Subcommittee Chair

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.

  • 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
Bob Keefe
Bob D. Keefe, Esq., Essex Subcommittee Chair

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.

  • 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
Paul Lohnes
Paul R. Lohnes, Middlesex Subcommittee Chair

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.

  • 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
Susan Lewis Solomont
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 children's book, Stella the Ambassadog.

  • 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
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
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
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
Cummings Foundation 2019 Chairs

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

Cummings Foundation 2019 Cummings Staff Volunteers

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)
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
Final Grant Selection Committee
Chairs
  • 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, Tufts University; president-elect, Union College
  • Sue Ellen Holland, owner and director, Little Folks Day School
  • John Lynch, partner, Lynch, Desimone & Nylen, LLP
  • Bob Montgomery, founder, Montgomery Associates; board member, Winchester Co-operative Bank
  • Winston Richie, director (retired), Manulife Financial
  • Brian Sisitzky, owner, LH Sisitzky Sales
  • Neil Swidey, reporter/author, The Boston Globe
Chairs-elect
  • Jim Cormier, chief of police (retired), Reading Police Department
  • Roman DeSanctis, M.D., director of clinical cardiology (retired), MGH
  • Julie DeSilva, communications specialist, Thrive Skilled Pediatric Care
  • 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)
  • Paul Wennik, record executive (retired); board president, Beyond Soccer
Community Members
  • John Bogosian, principal/board advisor, KB Companies
  • Stephen Braese, real estate professional, Braese Associates
  • Meg Clancy, co-founder, Aptima
  • Denise Flynn, vice president of philanthropy, Winchester Hospital
  • Alice Fuller, victim advocate, Woburn District Court
  • Michael McGlynn, mayor (retired), City of Medford
  • Gita Muni, executive vice president, ROMEG Therapeutics
  • Vinit Nijhawan, lecturer, Boston University
  • Diana Pisciotta, president, Denterlein
  • Nancy Powers, vice president, Blueprints of Love
Cummings Properties Staff Member Volunteers
  • Rob Catherwood, grounds worker, Cummings Properties
  • Ryan Ellis, communications tech, Cummings Properties
  • Teresa Hasu, senior designer, Cummings Properties
  • Dave McDonald, electrical team leader, Cummings Properties
  • Jessica Palm, account manager, Cummings Properties
  • Alma Philpott, operations counsel, Cummings Properties
  • Jackie Rossi, project designer, Cummings Properties
  • Noelle Swift, project designer, Cummings Properties
  • Charlie Varoutsos, electrician, Cummings Properties
  • Kerri Welch, accounting associate, Cummings Properties
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
Cummings Foundation 2018 Site Committee

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)
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
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
Cummings Foundation 2017 Chairs

2017 Chairs: seated, left to right: Barbara Rubel, Paul Lohnes, Juliette Reiter; standing, left to right: Bob Montgomery, Sandy Santin, John Simon, Dick Wylie

Cummings Foundation 2017 Cummings Staff Volunteers

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

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
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
Cummings Foundation 2016 Chairs

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

Cummings Foundation 2016 Cummings Staff volunteers

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