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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.

rena clarkRena Clark
Jamaica Plain, MA
Affiliation: Chair/Student Experience Committee; Managing Partner & Co-founder, Laurel Oak Capital Partners; former Partner, Gennx360 Capital Partners; former VP of Corporate Philanthropy, The Kraft Group; Managing Director MBA Program, Harvard Business School

Gerry DeRocheGerry DeRoche
Shirley, MA
Affiliation: Chair of the Board; Chief Executive Officer, NEADS (Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans), Princeton, MA

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

Lori HindleLori Hindle
Hull, MA
Affiliation: Vice-Chair of the Board; Chair/Board Development Committee;  Chief Operating Officer, Division of Occupational Licensure, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Greg HolmanGregory M. Holman
Kinnelon, NJ
Affiliation: Chief Administrative Officer, TruStage Insurance; previously held senior titles at American Express, MetLife, Nationwide, and Bank of America during a career in the insurance and financial services industry spanning more than two decades

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

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

Mercedes KelemenMercedes Kelemen
Darien, CT
Affiliation: Chief People Officer, Vesta; HR leadership consultant; former Director of HR, Travelex America, Inc.

Debby MahonyDebby Mahony '67
Sarasota, FL
Affiliation: Chair/Advancement Committee; Retired pediatric nurse practitioner; Former faculty member at UMass Boston, Boston College, MGH Institute of Health Professions

Joe MaraiaJoe Maraia
Cohasset, MA
Affiliation: Clerk of the Board; Partner, ArentFox Schiff, LLP, Boston, MA

John McKennaJohn McKenna
Dover, MA
Affiliation: Chair/Strategic Planning Committee; Retired; former Vice President of Finance, Verde Farms, LLC; held several senior leadership roles with PepsiCo and Pepsi over a 20-year span

Laurie Samuels PascalLaurie Samuels Pascal
Newton, MA
Affiliation: Senior Lecturer, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; President, Pascal Coaching and Consulting, LLC

Ubin PokharelUbin Pokharel
Concord, MA
Affiliation: Founder, UB Ventures LLC, providing consulting services and capital investment to startups in the healthcare, education and financial sectors; Chairman, BRP Group

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

SilhouetteVictoria Rakov
Weston, MA
Affiliation: Owner, V.A. Rakov Consulting; strategic advisor and executive coach with more than 20 years of experience assisting organizations and individuals navigate periods of major change; former freelance portrait photographer

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

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

Bryan WardBryan Ward P’23
Ridgefield, CT
Affiliation: Managing Director/Head of Sales, Willard Powell, Inc., Ridgefield, CT

SilhouetteJudith Wittenberg
Newton, MA
Affiliation: Trustee, Davis Educational Foundation

Trustees Emeriti

Sally Andrews
Kissimmee, FL

Richard Blankstein
Waban, MA

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

RoseMary B. Fuss
Wellesley, MA

Nancy Grellier '49
Sudbury, MA

Eric Turner H'13
Newton, MA

Ex Officio Members

Eric M. Turner
Newton, MA
Affiliation: President of Lasell University

Stormy Bell ’90, ’92, ’20
Downington, PA
Affiliation: Chair, Board of Overseers

Sally Jean-Baptiste ‘12
Waltham, MA
Affiliation: President, Board of Management (Lasell Alumni, Inc.)

Jeffrey Simon
Ipswich, MA
Affiliation: Chair, Lasell Village Board of Trustees