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.  

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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. 


Alexandra Nova, Deputy Director, Lawrence Partnership

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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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