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Board of Trustees

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

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
Middletown, 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 University Overseer

Headshot of Carlos Fonseca Carlos Fonseca
 South Salem, NY
 Affiliation: Senior Vice President, Data & Services Solutions, Mastercard, New   York, NY

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; Chair/Investment Committee; Vice President, Finance and Administration, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce; Treasurer, Bridgewater Alumni Association; Vice President, 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

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

Laurie Samuels PascalLaurie Samuels Pascal
Newton, MA
Affiliation: Chair/Student Experience Committee; Lecturer, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; President, Pascal Consulting

Juan Pestana Juan Pestana
Waltham, MA
Affiliation: Senior Principal, Geosyntech Consultants; Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at University of California, Berkeley

SilhouetteHeidi Hanson Raffone '83
Medfield, MA
Affiliation: Former special events coordinator for Seven Up Bottling Corporation; former sales representative for New England Coin-Op

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

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

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

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
Newton, MA
Affiliation: President of Lasell University

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

Mitchell Phillips '04, G'06
Swampscott, MA
Affiliation: Chair, Board of Overseers

Margery Silver
Lasell Village, Auburndale, MA
Affiliation: Chair, Lasell Village Board of Trustees