The Cambridge Community Foundation is governed by an elected board of directors who serve without compensation. Directors serve a term of five years and can be elected for two consecutive terms. The board also includes trustees appointed by the boards of the Cambridge Trust Company and Bank of America, successors to the banks that originally formed the Foundation. Appointed trustees are responsible for the investment and oversight of the Foundation’s endowment.
Richard A. Harriman
Rick Harriman is Senior Fellow and former CEO & managing partner at Synecticsworld, Inc., a global consulting company helping businesses build their innovation capabilities. He is the co-author of Creativity, Inc.: Building an Inventive Organization, published by the Harvard Business School Press. Rick is a Senior Innovation Fellow in the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and a Senior Social Innovation Fellow in the Lewis Institute at Babson College, where his focus is bringing entrepreneurial thought and action to rural Tanzania.
Appointed Trustee, Cambridge Trust
Jennifer Pline is the Executive Vice President and head of Wealth Management at Cambridge Trust. In this role she oversees Investment management, trust and estate administration, business development, operations and taxes. Jennifer came to Cambridge Trust from Harvard Management Company where she served as managing director, chief trusts and gifts officer. Earlier, she worked at Standish Mellon Asset Management as director of client service. Among other community commitments, Jennifer serves on the boards of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham and Concord Academy. She holds a designation as a CFA, and is a graduate of Boston College, where she also received an MBA from the Carroll Graduate School of Management.
James Roosevelt Jr.
Appointed Trustee, Bank of America
Jim Roosevelt is a healthcare lawyer and consultant with Verrill Dana in Boston, after serving for over a decade as president and CEO of Tufts Health Plan. In 2008, President Barack Obama appointed Jim as co-chair of a review of the Social Security Administration. A Harvard Law School graduate, he spent 10 years as partner at Choate, Hall and Stewart in Boston. A key civic leader, Jim chairs the board of Massachusetts Health Quality Partners, is co-chair of the Rules and By-laws Committee of the MA Democratic National Committee and serves as a trustee of the Cambridge Public Library.
Denis K. Sheahan
Appointed Trustee, Cambridge Trust
Denis Sheahan serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cambridge Trust and Cambridge Bancorp a 128-year-old Massachusetts chartered commercial bank with $2.7 billion in total assets and $3.1 billion in client assets under management. He is a graduate of the Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland, and received an M.B.A. degree from Boston University. Denis is actively involved in youth sports programs, and previously chaired the Old Colony YMCA Board of Directors and served on the Executive Committee. In 2016 he was honored to receive the Whitney M. Young Jr. Service Award by the Old Colony Council, Boy Scouts of America. He also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and is an Advisory Board member of The Irish International Immigrant Center.
Appointed Trustee, Private Bank from U.S. Trust Bank of America
Katie Walker is a Senior Vice President and Sales Executive at Private Bank from U.S Trust Bank of America. She has over ten years of financial Wealth Management experience. She started with the Bank of America in 2007 in Premier Client Management where she managed a book of business that provided credit, lending and liquidity solutions to high net worth clients. When Bank of America Corporation acquired Merrill Lynch, Katie became a Bank of America Wealth Management Banker and worked with a team of Merrill Lynch advisors providing banking and liquidity solutions to clients. Katie transitioned from her Wealth Management Banking role into a management role as a Market Sales Manager for Merrill Edge, where she was responsible for managing Merrill Edge Financial Solutions Advisors in Bank of America Financial Centers across the New England region. In this role, she was responsible for establishing a robust sales process for her team. In her current role as a U.S. Sales Executive, she is responsible for partnering with Private Client Advisor Teams to help ensure effective communication and delivery of the entire U.S. Trust platform.
Andus Baker recently retired from a 20-plus year career at Fidelity Investments where he held marketing, product development and strategy roles in the firm’s retail and asset management businesses. Andus managed many high performing teams, and helped grow Fidelity’s DAF business, Fidelity Charitable. Andus serves as the president of the Cambridge Skating Club, was formerly on the Christ Church Vestry, and for many years served as a volunteer with various Cambridge youth sports organizations. He and his wife, Rowan, have two sons, Grant and Ross, who are graduates of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.
Lauren S. Cosulich
Lauren Cosulich is a partner and advisor in Boston with Summit Trail Advisors, a wealth management company which also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Chicago. She chairs the Foundation’s Development Committee and also serves on the Professional Advisors Council, which builds partnerships to identify opportunities for high-impact philanthropic investments and works with experts to encourage philanthropic giving. A former vice president of Barclays, Lauren is a resident of Cambridge and a graduate of Duke University.
Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer
Rev. Adam Lawrence Dyer is lead minister at First Parish in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist. He is the author of Love Beyond God, a collection of poetry and reflections focused on black identity and liberal religion. His blog spirituwellness.org explores the relationship between bodies, faith, and politics. He has also worked with PolicyLink, the PICO Networks, and the UU Justice Ministry of California advocating for racial, economic, and health equity as well as LGBTQ inclusion. He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Pacific School of Religion. Over a 30-year professional career, Adam’s passion for wellness and fitness has been seen in his work as a personal trainer and as a massage therapist. Adam is an accomplished vocal artist and dancer.
Ed Feijo, a lifelong Boston area resident, grew up in a family that worked in development and construction, which helped provide the foundation for his success in real estate. Ed has annually ranked among the top Coldwell Banker sales associates and has received both the Coldwell Banker International President’s Elite Award and International President’s Circle Award. In 2018, Gail Roberts, Ed Feijo & Team, a Global Luxury sales team affiliated with the Cambridge–Massachusetts Avenue office of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, ranked Coldwell Banker’s #1 top-performing, small sales team. Ed has been an active member of the Foundation’s Dinner Committee for three years and sponsored the annual dinner twice. He also sits on the boards of directors for the Center for Coastal Studies and Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts.
Marla Felcher has worked as a marketing professor, investigative journalist, marketing consultant, and consumer advocate. She’s taught at Northwestern University, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, and UMass-Boston’s McCormack School of Policy Studies. In 2001, she published It’s No Accident, an account of the federal government’s failure to adequately regulate durable baby products. In 2012, Marla co-founded The Philanthropy Connection, a women’s grant-making organization. Marla served on the 2008 Obama Transition Team advisory committee, the Jewish Council for Education & Research Great Schlep campaign advisory board, and the board of directors of several Massachusetts nonprofits. Marla holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Marketing. She and her husband Max Bazerman live in Cambridge with their rescue mutt Becca Sue Bazerdog.
Sarah Gallop serves as a liaison to the Cambridge government and community, working with citizens, elected officials, businesses, regulatory bodies, and advocacy organizations on projects and issues of mutual interest. Over the years, Sarah participated on numerous City task forces and committees on local policy matters including transportation, zoning, land use, economic development, and “Town-Gown” topics. Sarah is Board Chair of the Kendall Square Association and, also represents MIT on the boards of other local nonprofit and civic organizations. Earlier, Sarah worked in the Boston city government in a variety of capacities related to housing, construction, and community and economic development.
A co-founder of G20 Ventures, Bob Hower is a VC veteran twice named to the Forbes “Midas List,” having led investments in companies such as Acme Packet (APKT, acquired by Oracle), AppIQ (acquired by HP), Channel Advisor (ECOM), Actifio, [x+1] (acquired by Rocket Fuel), Evergage, Emissary and Fuze. He serves on the boards of Actifio, Evergage, Fuze, 128 Technology, Bidtellect and Emissary. A general partner at G20 Ventures, Bob’s nonprofit board memberships include Pivot, a NGO based in Madagascar. He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School.
Lisa Ijiri, Ph.D.
Lisa Ijiri has led key initiatives including the establishment of the Global Education Center and the 2015 10-year NEASC accreditation process at Lesley. A Fulbright scholar, Lisa is a seasoned academic administrator with extensive international program experience. Prior to joining Lesley, she was associate dean at Curry College directing the Program for Advancement of Learning, a renowned comprehensive program for college students with learning disabilities. Lisa is a member of the Massachusetts American Council for Education Women’s Network Executive Board, an organization dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in higher education.
Phil Johnson is CEO of PJA Advertising, with offices in Cambridge and San Francisco. Previously he co- founded Frontline Publishing, which was acquired by Thompson Publishing. Phil is a regular contributor to AdAge and the Forbes CMO Network. He also serves on the board of the Boston Museum of Science, the New York Chapter of the Business Marketing Association, and The Ad Club. PJA supports numerous nonprofit organizations on a pro bono basis.
Rosemarie Torres Johnson
Rosemarie Torres Johnson is the chair of the Foundation’s Governance Committee. She is a member of WGBH’s Advisory Council and is Clerk of the Board of Be Well Be Here, a non-profit mindful wellness collaborative. Rosemarie has served on the board of the Coordinating Council for Children, Youth and Families (Kids Council), an advocacy board that seeks to improve the quality of life for the city’s youth and their families, and is a former member of the Board of Directors at Concord Academy, the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, and Beacon Academy in Boston. Originally from Los Angeles, Rosemarie has a background in public relations and is a graduate of the University of Southern California.
Elizabeth Keating, Ph.D. CPA
Elizabeth Keating is the Finance Manager at Campus Child Care Inc, the recent merger of the six childcare centers located at Harvard University. She actively consults and conducts research on nonprofit organizations. Liz co-authored Passion and Purpose, and Passion and Purpose Revisited with Geeta Pradhan at The Boston Foundation. She has taught accounting and finance courses for twenty-five years at Boston College, Boston University, Harvard, Northwestern, and NYU. She is an active board member of several nonprofits, including Microfinance Opportunities, Cambridge Cambodia School Project, and Friends of Tilonia. Liz serves as clerk of the Foundation board and has been a driving force behind the Falcon Pride Scholarships, along with Andus Baker and Rowan Murphy, and she is a major donor to CCF. She has two sons, Andrew and Will, and is passionate about CRLS.
Daniel S. Kern
Daniel S. Kern is Chief Investment Officer at TFC Financial, where he is responsible for overseeing TFC’s investment process, research activities, and portfolio strategy. Dan chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. A CFA charterholder, Dan is a member of the CFA Institute and is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Brandeis International Business School, an Independent Trustee for Green Century Funds, and on the Board of Directors of Wealthramp. He is a contributor to US News & World Report and ThinkAdvisor.com, a regular guest on Bloomberg’s Baystate Business, and a frequent speaker at investment forums. Dan earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics at Brandeis University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Berkeley – Haas School of Business.
Lori Lander is an artist, community volunteer, and retired attorney. Active in a number of community organizations, she co-founded ManyHelpingHands365, a civic engagement nonprofit that organizes the Cambridge Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service involving ~3,000 volunteers – young and old, poor and rich. She launched a faith-and-community driven gun buy-back program and maintains an online volunteering service for Cambridge. For more than 10 years, Lori has hosted monthly breakfast gatherings of 50-70+ people to discuss issues as varied as Race, Youth and Education; Affordable Housing; and Arts and Social Change. She is a member of the Cambridge Arts Council Advisory Committee.
Win Lenihan is the Vice President for Development at WGBH, leading the organization’s major philanthropic fundraising, as well as its board development activities. She has served on PBS’s Development Advisory Committee and regularly provides her expert guidance to public media stations around the country as they look to evolve and maximize their community support. Win earned her B.A. in Classics and Comparative Literature from Beloit College. She is a long-time resident of Cambridge, and the mother of one daughter, who is a proud graduate of Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School.
Beth Milkovits is a relationship manager with Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston. Her work with clients is focused on comprehensive wealth management, and she is an ambassador for the BBH Center for Women and Wealth. Beth is an officer and member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and a member of the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts. A long-time Cambridge resident, Beth is a former board chair of the Cambridge YWCA and she is co-founder of the Professional Advisors Council at the Cambridge Community Foundation.
Michael Monestime grew up in the Egleston Square neighborhood of Jamaica Plain. After earning a BA in American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, Michael excelled in a number of his own startup businesses as well as marketing positions with the Institute for Contemporary Art, ZIP Car, and Live Nation. After more than 10 years of doing experiential marketing programming in New York City, Michael returned to Boston to complete a Master’s in Urban Planning and Community Development Program at UMass Boston. Michael is currently Executive Director of the Central Square Business Association, which aims to maintain and support a lively business environment and enhance the experience of the Central Square Cultural District. Michael, his wife, and two children reside in Cambridge.
Elizabeth Reid (Treasurer)
Elizabeth Reid worked in finance and investment banking in Michigan and Boston for a number of years before becoming the chief financial officer at Concord Academy, where she worked for 10 years. After some time as the CFO for a technology start-up, Elizabeth returned to her home-town of Cambridge to join the Shady Hill School, her alma mater, as its CFO/COO in 2008. A life-long musician, Elizabeth is currently completing a program in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory, performing with her jazz band around Boston, and travelling. At CCF, she is helping strengthen the Foundation’s financial bench as the chair of the Finance Committee.
Gail Roberts is an associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage of Cambridge. She has been honored as one of her firm’s top real estate associate in New England and a top-10 agent worldwide. She also has an extensive record in community service. Gail currently serves on the board of the New England Chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, as well as the boards of Mount Auburn Hospital, the Huntington Theatre Company in Boston, and the Guidance Center.
Rev. Lorraine Thornhill is the Lead Pastor of Kingdom Empowerment Center, Cambridge. Earlier, she worked as a psychotherapist for Bentley College in Waltham. She is president of the Cambridge Black Pastors Alliance and serves as one of three chaplains commissioned by the Cambridge Police Chaplaincy Program, the first program of its kind in Massachusetts. She is also the founder of Higher Heights, LLC, a life-coaching business.