Board of Trustees

2020-2021 Board of Trustees

Christopher Borges, Ph.D. ’10
Senior Principal Scientist, Lab Head, Cell and Genome Engineering, Sanofi

John F. Burke
Senior Vice President, Chief Culture Officer, Staples

William Collatos
Co-Founder, Spectrum Equity

Jack Connors, Jr.
Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus of Hill, Holliday, Connors, Cosmopulos, Inc. 

Sister Maria Delaney, SNDdeN '69, '76 
Co-director, U.S. Office of Sponsored Ministries, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur 

Sister Anne Mary Donovan, SNDdeN '62
Treasurer, Emmanuel College  

Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN '63
President, Emmanuel College 

James L. Elcock
Vice Chair, Colliers International 

Elaine El-Khawas, Ph.D.
Professor Emerita of Education Policy, The George Washington University 

Sister Mary M. Farren, SNDdeN '69
Provincial Leadership Team, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur – U.S. East-West Province

Sister Kathleen Gallivan, SNDdeN '69
Director of Spiritual Care Services, Brigham and Women's Hospital 

Mary Herlihy-Gearan '78
Community Volunteer 

Sheilah Shaw Horton, Ph.D. '81
Vice President and Dean of Students, Wellesley College

Thomas J. Hynes, Jr. 
Co-Chairman, Colliers International 

William F. Kennedy, Jr., Esq.
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP 

Nancy Kleniewski, Ph.D. '70
President, State University of New York at Oneonta (retired)

John H. MacKinnon
Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (retired) 

Leslie F. McCafferty '76
Community Volunteer 

Margaret L. McKenna '83 Chair of the Board
Executive Vice President, Relationship Management, Workplace Investing, Fidelity Investments

Keith Metters
Global Head of Workplace Investing, Fidelity Investments

Joanne DiGeronimo Migliaro '88
Community Volunteer 

Robert F. Muse, Esq.
Partner, Levy Firestone Muse LLP

Alexandra Oliver-Dávila '92
Executive Director, Sociedad Latina 

Candace Race
Marketing Executive

Mary Jo Skayhan Rogers '77
Board of Directors, Melanoma Research Alliance

M. Andrea Ryan, Esq. '66
Former Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Intellectual Property at Warner Lambert Company (retired)

Marian Ryan '76
District Attorney of Middlesex County, Massachusetts

Richard Syron
Former Chairman and CEO, Freddie Mac (retired)


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