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.
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.
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