Advisory Council

Small business owners, non-profit executives, corporate leaders, young professionals, and individuals who share the Lawrence Partnership’s commitment to promote the economic development and general improvement of the City of Lawrence and its surrounding region. They are new to our work or have been involved with it since its inception, but are organized around the guiding principle that they care about Lawrence, see great potential in its future, and want to be involved in realizing that full potential.  

Get Involved!

Founded in the fall of 2017, the Advisory Council in another step forward in the expansion the network of the Lawrence Partnership to advance our work to spur economic development in and around Lawrence.   Advisory Councilors are vital contributors to our ‘people-first’ economic development strategy that is investing in small businesses, work-force pipelines, professional mentoring programs, and much more to build on Lawrence’s greatest asset: its citizens.
 
A primary opportunity of this council is the connecting of leaders from multiple sectors and experiences, catalyzing more opportunities for collaboration in our community.  Additionally, Advisory Councilors help drive the strategy and implement the work of the Partnership by sitting on sub-committees and working groups and attending periodic meetings and events. 
 
If you are interested to get engaged in this important network—and potentially even rolling up your sleeves on behalf of the city—please click the link below to learn more and apply. 

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The Advisory Council

"The Lawrence Partnership is taking the next big step in its organizational evolution by extending beyond its Board structure to further impact the local economy. I am honored to be the founding Chair of the Advisory Council, a group that will play a dynamic role in broadening the breadth and reach of the Lawrence Partnership. The future is filled with great promise and opportunity as we embark on this next chapter."

-- Gerry-Lynn Darcy 

Gerry-Lynn Darcy, Senior Vice President of Real Estate for Lupoli Companies, and founding Chair of the newly created Advisory Council. 

Contact

Alexandra Nova, Deputy Director, Lawrence Partnership

978-655-5824  |  anova@lawrencepartnership.org

Our Current Advisors

John Adee, Vice-President of Business Development, Expert Staffing


Jenny Alvarez, Founder/Director, Celebrations by Jenny

 

Jennifer Amadon, Executive Director, RN Progression and Academic Partnerships, School of Nursing, Regis College


Larry Andrews, President, Mass Growth Capital Corp.
 

Luis Arias, CEO, Merrimack Pbs, Inc.


Christine Basil, Chief Nursing Officer, Holy Family Hospital


Thomas Bean, Partner, Verrill Dana LLP


Angela Bellaro, Manager, Washington Mills


Adrienne Benton, President & CEO, Onyx Spectrum Technology, Inc.


June Black, Director of Business & Economic Development, City of Lawrence


Andrew Blanchette, Pharmacy Operations Specialist, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center


Ann Marie Borgesi, SVP Chief Administrative & Human Resources Officer, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center


Stefanae Bowen, Manager of Community and Academic Partnerships, Regis College


Armand Buonanno, President, CMIT Solutions of the Merrimack Valley


Elaine Caltabiano Schneider, Owner, Wish Designs


Ralph Carerro, Director, Lawrence Family Development Charter School


Frank Carvalho, Executive Director, Mill Cities Community Investments


Keith Chaney, President, Hi-Rise Graphics/City Sealcoating


Young Chang, CEO/Master Instructor, Chang's Tae Kwon Do America


Jessica Colcord, VP Branch Relationship Manager II, Enterprise Bank


Eduardo Crespo, Owner, Hispanic Market Solutions


Jose Cruz, Commercial Lending Officer, AVP, Enterprise Bank


Jared Curtis, President, Wo-Ho


Noemi Custodia-Lora, Vice President, Lawrence Campus and Community Relations, Northern Essex Community College


Paul Daley, Sales Consultant, Trinet


Josselyn De Leon, Legislative Aide, State of Massachusetts - Office of Christina Minicucci


Joanna De Pena, Founder/Director, Top Notch Scholars


Donna Deveau, VP of Corporate Communication and Community Engagement, Home Health Foundation


Purnima Dey, Director of Strategic Alliances & Community Outreach, IndusPad


Josefina Diaz Castillo, Talent Acquisition Manager, Expert Staffing


Paul DiMaggio, Owner, Delaware Valley Corp


Wayne Dodwell, VP for Operations & Business/Strategic Planning, Holy Family Hospital


Michael Doherty, Business Development Manager, Expert Staffing


Kara Doyle, VP of Commercial Lending, Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union


Mike Dubuque, VP of Market Development, Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union


Marko Duffy, Owner, Marathon Sales Manufacturing Services


Janin Duran, Executive Director, EparaTodos


Delia Duran-Clark, Executive Director, Mill Cities Leadership Institute


Debra Dyleski-Najjar, Partner, Najjar Employment Law Group, PC


David Erwin, Chief Advancement Officer, Central Catholic High School


Lisa Fiandaca, Business Development Officer, MassHousing


Michael Fiato, Headmaster, Lawrence High School


Steve Fink, Principal, Entegra Development and Investment


John Fouhy, Sr. Director Digital Media Services, Comcast


Melissa Sue Frasca, Assistant Director of CC - Lawrence, Cambridge College


Patty Gauron, Director of Human Resources, Holy Family Hospital


Maryalyce Gilfeather, President, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School


Felix Gomez, Owner/Filmmaker, Vessel Vision Productions


Ray Gonzalez, Owner, CocoRay's


Maria Gonzalez Moeller, Deputy Executive Director of Child Care Services, The Community Group


Ken Goode, VP Team Leader Business Development, MassDevelopment


Katie Graham, Director of Development, The Community Group


Odanis Hernandez, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Lawrence Public Schools


Chris Hunt, Executive Director, The Professional Center for Child Development


Kristin Hunt, Site Director, Northern Vermont University


Angie Jimenez, Owner, Bocaditos


Mark Kampert, Executive Director, Youth Development Organization


James Karamourtopoulos, Vice President-Commercial Banking Group, First Ipswich Bank


Crystal Kasey, Community Ambassador & Credit Analyst, Toyota Financial Services


Ellen Keller, VP Commercial Real Estate, Ozzy Properties, Inc.


Joan Kulash, Executive Director, Community InRoads


Lianna Kushi, Executive Director, EForAll


James Leahy, Consultant, DNV GL


Antonio Lopez, Partner, Lopez, Chaff & Wiesman Assoc.


Dora Lubin, Executive Director, SquashBusters Lawrence


Ana Luna, Executive Director, ACT Lawrence


Jonathan Machado, Assistant VP Commercial Lending, Enterprise Bank


Amanda Maher, Vice-President of Real Estate Services, MassDevelopment


Jitender Makkar, Managing Member, IndusPad


Victor Martinez, Leasing and Marketing Manager, IndusPad


Vilma Martínez-Domínguez, Director of Community Development, City of Lawrence


Stephanie McArdle, Executive Director, Beyond Soccer


Mike McCarthy, VP of Administration and Finance, Northern Essex Community College


Dennis McCleary, Director of Business Development, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School


Lynette McRae, Human Resources Manager, Tallman Eye Associates


Felix Mercado, Chief Financial Officer, Lawrence General Hospital


Stephen Michon, Partner, FutureWorks


Michael Miller, Retired SVP Real Estate Operations, MassDevelopment


Alex Najjar, Attorney, Najjar Employment Law Group, PC


Richard Napolitano, Jr., SVP External Relations/Chief Development Officer, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center


Amy Nishman, Senior Vice President, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)


Radhames Nova, Executive Director, Junior Achievement Northern New England


Angelo Nuby, Business Development Officer, MassHousing


Alberto Nunez, Jr., Licensed Realtor/Investor, Coco, Early & Associates


Ken Nydam, CFO, Helfrich Brothers


Hannah Odaa, Director of Refugee Services, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)


Christine Ortiz, Founder/Professor, Station 1/MIT


Phillip Page, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Cambridge College


Carina Pappalardo, CEO, The Psychological Center


Marleni Paulino, Paralegal, Gomez & Palumbo, LLC


Sarah Perez, Principal, Perez Insurance & Financial Services, LLC


Jessica Perreault, TREE Program Director, Class, Inc.


Rose Pierre, Staff Assistant, Cambridge College


Anne Proli, Chief Development and Communications Officer/VP External Relations, Elder Services of Merrimack Valley
 

Jennifer Raymond, Chief Strategy Officer, Elder Services of Merrimack Valley


Kellmy Rosado-Vargas, Owner/Creative Director, Left-Eye Creations


Alejandra Rosario, Career Coach, Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)


Michael Ross, Controller, UTEC, Inc.


Mark Rotondo, VP for Innovation and Strategic Initiatives, Cambridge College

 

Jack Roy, Owner, Air Master


Brian Salazar, Principal, Entegra Development and Investment


Bridget Sheehy, Sales & Account Manager, Whittemore Company, Inc.


Jeff Sheehy, Jr., Assistant Manager, Whittemore Company, Inc.


Beth Short, Director of Marketing and Development, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center


Andres Silva, Program Manager, EparaTodos


Paul Smith, VP for Operations and HFH-Haverhill Site Administrator, Holy Family Hospital


Maggie Super-Church, VP Market Innovation & Impact, Conservation Law Foundation


Reginald Swift, Founder, Rubix LS


Mike Tager, Retired Commercial Banker


Christine Tardiff, Chief Operating Officer/VP Clinical Services, Elder Services of Merrimack Valley


Doug Thompson, Partner, Lopez, Chaff & Wiesman Assoc.


Loris Toribio, Early College Coordinator, Lawrence High School


Danny Torres, Owner, El Encanto Restaurant


Lisa Torrisi, Kitchen Manager, Jackson Kitchen Designs


Kelly Townsend, Director of Corporate and Community Engagement, The Psychological Center


Tracy Tsopchak, Founder/Owner, NextStep Nonprofit


Rebecca Twitchell, Marketing & Communications Director, Notre Dame Cristo Rey High School


Eleni Varitimos, Vice-President Community Development, MassDevelopment


Ari Veloz, Program Manager, Mill Cities Community Investments


Andreina Viera, President, Viera Admin Solutions, LLC


Katie Vozeolas, Community Services Director, Holy Family Hospital

420 Common Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

(978) 655-5824

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