Board of Trustees

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

Richard BlanksteinRichard K. Blankstein
Newton, MA
Affiliation: Immediate Past Chair of the Board; Attorney (retired), Posternak, Blankstein & Lund LLP, Boston, MA

Rena ClarkRena Clark
Jamaica Plain, MA
Affiliation: Former Partner, Gennx 360 Capital Partners, Cambridge, MA; Former Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy, The Kraft Group

Michael T. ConnerMichael T. Conner '03
Milford, CT
Affiliation: Superintendent for the Middletown Public Schools in Middletown, CT

Gerry DeRocheGerry DeRoche
Concord, MA
Affiliation: Vice-Chair of the Board; Chair/Innovation Committee; Chief Executive Officer, NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), Princeton, MA

John DoranJohn Doran P'14
Wellesley, MA
Affiliation: President, Doran Enterprises LLC, Wellesley, MA

Susan Rinklin DunneSusan Rinklin Dunne '82
New York, NY
Affiliation: Former headhunter for Quantum Management Services, New York, NY; Supporter of Student Sponsor Partners; former Lasell College Overseer

Deborah HealeyDeborah Estabrook P'16
Shelburne, VT
Affiliation: Chair/Investment Committee; Retired, Founding Partner and Head Trader/Head of Technology at Champlain Investment Partners, LLC, Burlington, VT

Patricia Flatley P'19 
Needham, MA
Affiliation: President of MB & T LLC; national and regional Board Member of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (USA); Steward of Saint Peter through the Papal Foundation

Irwin GruvermanIrwin (Irv) Gruverman
Lasell Village, Auburndale, MA
Affiliation: Retired engineer; founder and former CEO and Chairman of Microfluidics Corporation and North American Scientific, Inc.

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

Lori HindleLori Hindle
Weymouth, MA
Affiliation: Clerk of the Board; Senior Managing Consultant, PFM Financial Advisors LLC; current Vice Chair of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority; serves on Board of Directors of Women in Public Finance, Boston Chapter

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

Brad KatesBrad Kates
Wayland, MA
Affiliation: Chair/Marketing Committee; Partner and CEO of Opinion Dynamics

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

Karen A. McCaffertyKaren A. McCafferty
Boston, MA
Affiliation: Chair/Governance and Audit Committee; Senior Vice President/Head of Marketing, John Hancock Investments, Boston, MA

David McInnisDavid McInnis '03
Greenwich, CT
Affiliation: Founder, Willard Powell, Inc.; Greenwich, CT

Laurie Samuels PascalLaurie Samuels Pascal
Newton, MA
Affiliation: Chair/Student Learning Committee; Lecturer, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; President, Pascal Consulting; Senior Lecturer, Simmons College; Co-founder, Greater Boston Health Care System Salon

Deborah Kimerling Schneider '70
Debbie Kimerling Schneider '70
Atlanta, GA
Affiliation: Former Policy Advisor to the District 2 Commissioner at DeKalb County Government, Atlanta, GA

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

Warner SlackWarner Slack
Lasell Village, Auburndale, MA
Affiliation: Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Trustees Emeriti

Sally Andrews
Kissimmee, FL

Nancy Lawson Donahue '49/P'78/H'98
Lowell, MA

RoseMary B. Fuss
Wellesley, MA

Nancy Grellier '49
Sudbury, MA

Richard S. Holway
Sanibel, FL and Sagamore Beach, MA

John (Jack) Leonard
Weymouth, MA

Erik Stapper
Lasell Village, Auburndale, MA and New York, NY

Eric Turner H'13
Newton, MA

Ex Officio Members

Michael B. Alexander
Sherborn, MA
Affiliation: President of Lasell College

Adele Fleet Bacow
Brookline, MA
Affiliation: Chair, Lasell Village Board of Trustees

Laura Jensen '61
Pittsboro, NC
Affiliation: Chair, Board of Overseers

Brittany Baker '07
Roslindale, MA
Affiliation: President, Board of Management (Lasell Alumni, Inc.)