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Our Partners
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We are a coalition of leaders throughout the City of Lawrence that are dedicated to working together on a shared vision of growing the Lawrence economy. To do this, we are bringing the resources of our organizations to the table, as well as a spirit of collaboration that allows us to achieve goals of a bigger magnitude than any one entity could accomplish alone.

Leaders In and
Around Lawrence
Executive Committee

Executive Committee

Chair

Wendy Estrella, Owner/Partner

Estrella Law Offices, PC

 

Vice Chair

Socrates De La Cruz, Founding Partner

De La Cruz Companies

 

Interim Treasurer
Chet Szablak, Executive Director, Chief Sales, Community and Customer Relationship Officer

Enterprise Bank
(Enterprise Bancorp)


Clerk

Gary Sidell, President

Bell Tower Management

Evan Silverio, President/CEO

Silverio Insurance Company

 

Jessica Andors, Executive Director

Lawrence CommunityWorks

Joan Hatem-Roy, CEO

AgeSpan


Jonathan Isaacson, CEO
The Gem Group

 

Julieann Thurlow, President/CEO

Reading Cooperative Bank

Lane A. Glenn, President

Northern Essex Community College

Board of Directors
Ex-Officio Members

Board of Directors

Alberto Nunez, Owner/Developer
Syramad Properties, Inc

 

Antoinette (Toni) Hays, President

Regis College

 

Brenna Schneider, Founder and CEO

99 Degrees Custom

Craig Jesiolowski, President/CEO

Holy Family Hospital

 

Chris Sullivan, President

Central Catholic High School

 

Deb Wilson, President

Lawrence General Hospital

 

Dennis Conlin, Owner

Conlin's Pharmacy

 

Guy Fish, President/CEO

Greater Lawrence Family Health Center


 

Jadihel Taveras, Head of School

Esperanza Academy


 

Jeanne Leydon, President/CEO

Mary Immaculate Health Services

 

 John Croce, President/CEO

Abel Womack

 

John Howard, President/CEO

Merrimack Valley Credit Union

 

Jose De La Rosa, Founder & President/CEO

Guardian Healthcare

 

Maria Gonzalez-Moeller, CEO
The Community Group

 

Mark Cochran, President
Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union


 

Markus Fischer, Executive Director

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

 

Matthew Bonavita, Global Director - Internal Audit

New Balance


Ramon Quezada, Director of Business Development
Labor on Site


 

 Tracey Rauh, Top Editor

North of Boston Media Group (Eagle Tribune)

Walkiria Manzueta, Business Development/Talent Acquisition

HomeShop Properties

 

​ Zoila Gomez, Managing Partner

Gomez & Palumbo Law, LLC

Ex-officio Members
 

Brian De Peña, Mayor
City of Lawrence

 

Estela Reyes, State Representative
4th Essex District

 

Francisco Paulino, State Representative

16th Essex District

 

Frank Bonet, Executive Director

MassHire Merrimack Valley Workforce Development Board

 

Frank Moran, State Representative
17th Essex District

 

John Lavoie, Superintendent

Greater Lawrence Technical School

 

Joseph Bevilacqua, President/CEO
Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

 

Juan P. Rodriguez, Interim Superintendent

Lawrence Public Schools


Lori Trahan, U.S. Congresswoman
3rd Congressional District

 

Marc Laplante, President

Lawrence City Council

 

Pavel Payano, State Senator

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Leadership Council

Alberto Vasallo III, President/CEO

El Mundo Boston

 

​ Barry Finegold, State Senator

Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

Bob Rivers, Chairman/CEO
Eastern Bank

Greg Bialecki, Principal

Redgate  

Marianne Paley Nadel, Project Director

Lawrence CommunityWorks, Inc 
 

Salvatore Lupoli, President/CEO

Lupoli Companies

Leadership Council
Lenders Circle

Lenders Circle

Jonathan Dowst, President/CEO
Pentucket Bank

 

Larry Andrews, President/CEO

Mass Growth Capital Group

 

Pete Johnston, Senior Vice President & Senior Commercial Banking Officer
The Savings Bank

 

Ray Wrobel, Vice President

Align Credit Union

Timothy Burrill, Vice President, CRA Officer

Institution for Savings


Shruti Miyashiro, President/CEO
DCU - Digital Federal Credit Union

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