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Ronald Akie, Chair

Ron Akie is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Mount Ida College. He joined Mount Ida in 2001 following a successful career in the corporate world. In addition to teaching, he is a co-founder and Principal of Knowledge Solutions LLC, Strategic Advisors to the Knowledge Industry, providing strategic consulting to leading US and global organizations including Reed Elsevier, E.I. DuPont de Nemours, ProQuest Information, Thomson Scientific, The National Information Standards Organization, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, and many others, including numerous start-up organizations. He has published numerous articles, white papers, and book chapters and is a frequent invited speaker and moderator at conferences and events. He holds an M.B.A. from Suffolk University, and M.A. from University of Virginia, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Barbara Bauman, Vice Chair    

Barbara received her BSN at UNC Chapel Hill, her MA in nursing at BU, and her MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School. A recently retired professional Registered Nurse with forty years of experience and demonstrated leadership in a variety of roles and settings, Barbara is a long-time Trinity member and recently committed her healing work to Trinity’s Response to Violence Team where she serves as coordinator/facilitator. Barbara was also elected to the Community Action Partners Board to serve a 3 year term. She has been involved in the CAP Sole Train project since 2011.  Barbara is interested in working in collaborative relationships with others to support and assist in achieving community goals.

 

Jan Beaven      

Jan has extensive experience in both the business and nonprofit sectors.  As a consultant with two firms, Cambridge Technology Partners and Symmetrix, Inc., she led large-scale corporate change efforts within mutual funds, insurance companies and banks. Jan concluded her business career as a vice president in the Securities Lending Division of State Street Bank developing a startup capability to provide prime brokerage services for investment firms. From 2004 to the present, Jan has consulted with nonprofit organizations on strategic and operational planning.  Jan’s clients have included educational groups, youth agencies, and environmental organizations. She worked with agencies serving urban youth including Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, City Stage, Arts Learning Collaborative, Diploma Plus, and the Bessie Tartt Wilson Initiative for Children. In her work with the Boston Higher Education Partners, she facilitated strategic planning sessions involving college presidents and provosts, senior Boston Public Schools personnel, and senior executives of nonprofit organizations.

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Elaine Chow

Elaine oversees staff training at YEar UP, which includes building a holistic training system for the organization's team of 500+ people. Elaine was formerly SEnior Director of Program and Operations at Year Up Boston, overseeing all internal business including admissions, student services, academics, finance, human resources, organizational development, and strategic projects. In doing so, she led a team of 60+ and managed a $10M budget. Prior to joining Year Up, Elaine held operational roles at the Trinity Boston Foundation, Common Good Ventures, Episcopal Docese of Massachusetts and Philharmonic Society of Orange County. She has an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Bates College.

J. Ralph Cole 

Ralph is a real estate development expert with experience visioning, planning, financing, developing and constructing projects, with a particular focus on holistic approaches to urban neighborhood revitilization. Ralph, working for Kensington Investment Company, recently completed the development and construction of The Kensington, a 27 story, LEED Gold, Class A apartment tower in Boston's Downtown / Theatre District area. PRior to work on The Kensington, Ralph served as SEnior Vice President, Leggat McCall Properties, providing their private sector clients leadership in the permitting, development and financing of projects in greater Boston. Ralph serves on the Vestry at Trinity Church Boston, and on the Board of City Mission Boston. He frequently provided pro-bono services to Pine Street Inn's permanent housing initiatives for homeless individuals, and to the Board of Sherrill House, a not-for-profit skilled nursing home and rehabilitation facility. Ralph's education includes a BS Degree, MIT Sloan School of Management and a fellow at the Harvard/MIT Joint Center for Urban Studies.

 

Colin Diver

    After graduating from Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Colin worked for the City of Boston, as Special Counsel to Mayor Kevin White (1968-1971), and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as Assistant Secretary of Consumer Affairs (1971-1972) and Undersecretary of Administration and Finance (1972-1974) during the administration of Governor Francis Sargent. Colin was an Associate Professor and then Professor of Law at Boston University's School of Law, where he also served as Associate Dean and Dean and held a faculty appointment at the School of Management, where he was a founding member of the school's Public Management Program. From 1983 to 1988, he served as Chairman of the Massachusetts State EThics Commission, appointed by Governor Michael Dukakis. IN 1989, Colin became Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He served as Dean for ten years, and remained on the faculty until 2002. IN 2002, Colin became the 14th president of Reed College, in Portland, Oregon. Now back in Boston, Colin pursues an active and varied retirement. He maintains his co-authored textbook, Administrative Law: Cases and Materials, now in its sixth edition, and will be teaching Administrative Law at Boston University School of Law.

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Sula Fiszman

Sula R. Fiszman is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Business and Finance Practice. Ms. Fiszman represents a wide variety of financial institutions, private equity funds, and other companies. Ms. Fiszman's finance practice concentrates on complex senior secured finance transactions, subordinated and second lien lending transactions, workouts, and bankruptcies. She has managed transactions across a broad range of industries including media and communications, restaurants, food and beverage, independent oil and gas exploration, oil and gas refining and distribution, retail service station operations, convenience store chains, and manufacturing. Ms. Fiszman also regularly represents private equity funds and their portfolio companies in connection with their various financial needs, often in the context of merger and acquistion transactions. Ms. Fiszman also has experience with complex cross-border structured finance transactions and derivative transactions. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ms. Fiszman recieved her J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 194; her M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1981; and her B.A., with highest honors, from the University of Chicago in 1979, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Susan Halby 

Susan Halby has been a member of Trinity since 1993. She served on the Rector's Advisory Council during the capital campaign, was an ambassador on the 2004 choir tour and participated in an adult mission trip to New Oreleans. Susan currently serves on the boards of the Cotting School, Access Sport America and the Concord Art Association.

 

Judith King 

Judith and Mark King were married at Trinity in 1976 and have been members ever since except for 1983-94 when they were living outside of Boston. At Trinity, Judith has served on the stewardship committee, the outreach committee and Team Trinity/Rodman Ride. Judith is an arts educator with most recent experience working in the education department at the MFA. Judith has been an active volunteer for TEEP in recent years as a tutor and in recent years as a tutor and is currently serving on the development committee of the Trinity Boston Foundation.

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The Reverend Samuel Lloyd

The Rev. Samuel T. Lloyd III currently serves as the priest-in-charge of Trinity Church, Copley Square, in Boston, Massachusetts, which he also had served previously as rector from 1992 to 2005. Dr. Lloyd's new posting in Boston follows seven years as dean of the Washington National Cathedral, which is widely referred to as "the spiritual home for the nation." There he worked to make the Cathedral a place of significant worship for the nation, a gathering place for public conversations about faith and public life, and a destination for pilgrims and visitors. In addition he created for the first time a congregation within the Cathedral's life. Prior to going to Boston in 1993 he held positions as University Chaplain at the University of the South, rector of the Church of St. Paul and the Redeemer in Chicago, and Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Dr. Lloyd holds a Master of Divinity degree from Virginia Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Virginia. He earned an M.A. In English Literature from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Mississippi. He has recieved honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees from the University of the South and Virginia Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Lafayette College.

Christine McCormick 

Christine and her husband Jeff were married at Trinity in 2000 and their three children (Kristen--8, Aidan--7, and Jacqueline--6) were all baptized here. Christine's undergraduate degree is in Architecture from the University of Miami and her M.A. is in Architectural History from the University of Virginia. Last spring, Christine co-chaired Bostonians for Youth 2010 and she has agreed to co-chair again in 2011. Previously, Christine has served as Chair of the Art & Architecture Committee at Trinity. Other board commitments include the Sean McDonough Charity for Children.

 

Christopher O'Brien 

As COO and leader of the Partnership Solutions practice at The Kessler Group, Chris O'Brien is responsible for managing major affinity partnerships and government relations, overseeing general partnership structures, managing workouts, and leading regulatory and legislative strategy. Chris joined Kessler in 2006 after having spent a number of years in the travel business, most recently with the Smithsonian Institution, where he was president of the Travel and Affinity Group. Prior to his position with the Smithsonian, he was at EF Education, where he was president of the Go Ahead Vacations business and president of EF Latin America. Chris holds a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College. At Trinity, he has served as a facilitator for the Inquirers Class. His daughters are active in youth ministry and one has for many years sung with the Choristers.

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Michael Parker

Introduced to the Foundation by the Rev. Tom Kennedy, Mike has become active as a voluteer at TEEP and a financial supporter fo the Foundation's work. Since 2004, he has been a partner of Flagship Energy Partners, LLC. Prior to that, he was a senior banker at FleetBoston Financial Group and predecessor banks. Mike and his wife Martha live in Hingham and have one daughter at Williams College and another who attends Milton Academy.

Christopher Parris  

Christopher Parris is Senior Director of the College Success Academy, a program of The Steppingstone Foundation. College Success Academy partners with Boston Public Schools to increase the number of students who graduate from college. During Chris' tenure at Steppingstone, this new initiative developed into a thriving operation, which has since expanded into East Boston. Prior to joining Steppingstone, Chris served as Academic Dean for the Trinity Boston Foundation's TEEP program, as well as band and orchestra director at the Boston Arts Academy. Chris recieved his B.M. in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music and M.S. Ed. in Education Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Abizer Rangwala 

Abizer is a Managing Director in Accenture's Strategy practice. Over his 16-year career, he has focused on assisting clients in aligning and enhancing business value through strategy, technology, and people programs. Currently Abizer is focused on partnering with Fortune 50 clients to define and deliver large scale IT Transformation and for North America within the capability improvement programs. Abizer is also responsible for leading the IT Strategy practice INsurance service group. Beyond Accenture, Abizer is involved with nonprofits both locally and globally. Abizer participates in children's education through the charter school network (Uncommon Schools) as well as globally through Children's Health and Welfare Foundation. He graduated from Vanderbilt University, cum laude with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

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Teresa Rodriguez

Teresa Rodriguez has worked at public high schools, charter middle schools and private elementary schools as an administrator, guidance counselor and history teacher. A graduate of Williams College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, she has been named a Boston Neighborhood Fellow by The Philanthropoic Initiative and Rockefeller Brothers Fund Fellow for Aspiring Public School Teachers of Color. Ms. Rodriguez serves on the boards of two local non-profits focused on affordable housing and education. She lives in Jamaica Plain and speaks Spanish.

Joel Rosen

Joel specializes in growing and scaling tech companies. As EVP of Product and Marketing at Endurance International, Joel held overall responsibility for product, marketing and business development for a $700MM provider of cloud and value-added web services to 4 million businesses worldwide. Previously, Joel held senior roles at Landmark Associates, Navisite, and Aspen Technology. He also spent four years as a venture partner at Charles River Ventures and was a manager at Bain & Company. He has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Phil Rueppel, Asst. Treasurer  

Phil Rueppel served as Managing Director and Software Research Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities until 2014. Previously, Phil has held positions at Deutsche Bank/Alex Brown, TA Associates, America's Growth Capital and Wachovia Securities. Phil is a graduate of Yale University and Harvard Business School. A life-long Episcopalian, Phil serves on the vestry and chairs the stewardship committee at St. Dunstans Church in Dover, MA. He is married to Ann-Elizabeth Rueppel and has three daughters.

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Geoffrey Smith, Treasurer

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Anne Stetson 

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Monique Veale  

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David Wright

David Wright has been the Executive Director of the Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc. since 2007, having served as the Deputy Director from 2004-2007. He also serves as assistant to the pastor at People's Baptist Church, with oversight of the Saturday Praise Assembly, Young Adult MInistry and the Junior Choir. Prior to his work at the BMA, David was the President/CEO of the African American Federation of Greater Boston, Inc, an adjunct professor at Suffolk University and a senior fellow at Northeastern University. David is a graduate of Harvard College (1985) and Harvard Law SChool (1990), where he served on the Civil Rights Civil Liberties Law Review. He also spent a number of years working at private law firms.

Colin Zick, Clerk

Colin is a partner at Foley Hoag with a focus on healthcare and compliance issues. He and his family attend Trinity Church and both boys are students at Boston Latin. Colin graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. and earned his J.D. at the University of Michigan Law School.