Board of Directors 2019-01-11T17:22:21+00:00

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 (Board Chair)

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 an innovation fellow in the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Lewis Institute at Babson College where his focus is bringing entrepreneurial thought and action to rural Tanzania.

Jennifer Pline (Appointed Trustee- Cambridge Trust)

Jennifer Pline is the Executive Vice President and head of Wealth Management at Cambridge Trust Company. 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 as board chair for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham. 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)

Jim Roosevelt, Jr., is a consultant and advisor of Tufts Associated Health Plans, Inc., having served as chief executive officer for over a decade and president of Tufts Health Plan Foundation.  In 2008, Jim was appointed as co-chair of a review of the Social Security Administration by President Barack Obama.  A Harvard Law School graduate Jim spent 10 years as partner at Choate, Hall and Stewart in Boston.  A key civic leader, he serves on several boards including Emmanuel College, the Cambridge Public Library, and is co-chair of the Rules and By-laws Committee of the MA Democratic National Committee.

Denis K. Sheahan (Appointed Trustee – Cambridge Trust)

Denis K. Sheahan serves as Chairman and CEO of Cambridge Trust and Cambridge Bancorp a 128-year-old Massachusetts chartered commercial bank with $2.0 billion in total assets and $3.0 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. A native of Ireland, Denis is actively involved in youth sports programs, he 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 serves as Secretary, Treasurer and Director of Massachusetts Housing Partnership.

Katie Walker (Appointed Trustee – U.S. Trust Bank of America)

Katie Walker is a Senior Vice President and Sales Executive at U.S Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management. 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

Andus recently retired from a 20+ 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 and Chicago. She also serves the Foundation as co-chair of 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 with deep roots in the area, and a graduate of Duke University.

Marla Felcher

Marla Felcher is 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. She has written about product safety regulation for the Atlantic Monthly, Slate, Mother Jones, and other magazines. In 2001, she published the book It’s No Accident, an account of the federal government’s failure to adequately regulate durable baby products. The book was used as the basis of Congressional research and testimony, which resulted in the Children’s Product Safety Improvement Act, passed by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2008. In 2012, Marla co-founded The Philanthropy Connection, a women’s grant-making organization. She served as president until 2016 and board chair until 2017, when she happily turned over leadership to others. Marla served on the 2008 Obama Transition Team advisory committee, the Jewish Council for Education & Research Great Schlep campaign advisory board, and has served on the board of directors of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Summer Search Boston, the Youth Job Center of Evanston, and the Evanston Community Foundation. She currently serves on the board of directors of Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel). Marla holds an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Marketing. She and her husband live in Cambridge with their rescue mutt Becca Sue Bazerdog.

Sarah Gallop

Sarah 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 has participated on numerous City task forces and committees on local policy matters including transportation, zoning, land use, personnel searches, and “Town-Gown” topics. Sarah is President of the Kendall Square Association, and also represents MIT on the boards of several 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.

Bob Hower

A co-founder of G20 Ventures, Bob is a 13-year 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 and Thinking Phone Networks. He serves on the boards of Channel Advisor, Actifio, Evergage and Thinking Phone Networks, 128 Technology and Bidtellect. A general partner at Advanced Technology Ventures , Bob’s nonprofit board memberships include the New England Venture Capital Association and 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

Lisa is the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Lesley University. Lisa has led key initiatives such as 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 (ACE) Women’s Network Executive Board, an organization dedicated to advancing women’s leadership in higher education.

Phil Johnson

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, including Spare Change, Solutions at Work, College Bound Dorchester, and Boston Healthcare for the Homeless.

Rosemarie Torres Johnson

Rosemarie Torres Johnson serves on the Overseers Advisory Board for WGBH-TV. She is a founding partner in Persephone Ventures Partners, a member of The Philanthropy Connection and 37 Angels – a women’s group investing in growth companies. She is a former member of the Board of Directors at Concord Academy, the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, and Beacon Academy in Boston.  Rosemarie has served on the board of the Coordinating Council for Children, Youth and Families, known as the Cambridge Kids Council, an advocacy board that seeks to improve the quality of life for the city’s youth and their families.  Rosemarie has a background in public relations and is a graduate of USC.

Liz Keating

After 20 years of teaching and consulting with nonprofits, Liz has returned to the field, becoming the Finance Manager at Campus Child Care Inc., the recent merger of the six Harvard-affiliated childcare centers.   She actively consults and conducts research on nonprofit organizations, and co-authored Passion and Purpose, and Passion and Purpose Revisited with Geeta Pradhan at The Boston Foundation.  Liz has taught accounting and finance courses for twenty-five years at Boston College, BU, Harvard, Northwestern, and NYU.  She is an active board member of several nonprofits, including Microfinance Opportunities, Carry Me Home, Cambridge Cambodia School Project, Cambodian Living Arts, and Friends of Tilonia.  She has two sons, Andrew and William, and is passionate about CRLS.

Daniel S. Kern

Daniel S. Kern joined TFC Financial Management in 2015. As Chief Investment Officer, he is responsible for overseeing TFC’s investment process, research activities and portfolio strategy. He authors investment newsletters and white papers and meets with select clients to provide investment support. Mr. Kern chairs the firm’s Investment Committee. A CFA charterholder, Mr. Kern is a member of the CFA Institute and is also a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He is a Trustee for Green Century Funds and a Board member for Wealthramp. Mr. Kern is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and a regular panelist and speaker at local, regional and national investment forums. Additionally, Mr. Kern is a regular contributor to US News & World Report.

Lori Lander

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 a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service involving 2,500-plus volunteers young and old, rich and poor.  She launched a faith-and-community driven gun buy-back program and maintains an online volunteering service for Cambridge. For over six 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.

Winifred Lenihan

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

Beth Milkovits is a vice president and 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 on Women and Wealth. A former board chair of the Cambridge YWCA, Beth is a member and former president of the Boston Business Associates Club. She is a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and the Financial Planning Association of Massachusetts. A long-time Cambridge resident, she is co-founder of the Professional Advisors Council at the Cambridge Community Foundation.

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 Cambridge, where she grew up, to join her alma mater, the Shady Hill School, as its CFO, in 2008.  A jazz enthusiast, Elizabeth is spending her time travelling, taking jazz saxophone lessons and helping strengthen the Cambridge Community Foundation’s financial bench as the chair of the Finance Committee.

Gail Roberts

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.

Mike Shires

As head of Corporate Services for Shire, Mike is responsible for Financial and HR Shared Services, Travel, Meetings & Events, Real Estate, Facilities and Security.  Shire is a global leader in rare disease therapies and Mike’s teams ensure efficient infrastructure for Shire’s mission, which is to deliver lifesaving treatments to patients. Earlier, Mike co-led the integration of Shire/Baxalta.  In addition, he was vice president, Program and Portfolio Management, at Baxalta and Baxter. He started his career in the aerospace industry with the US government and Lockheed-Martin.

Lorraine Thornhill

Rev. Lorraine Thornhill is the first woman to serve as pastor of the First Holiness Church, 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. Lorraine also serves as a commissioner for the City of Cambridge’s Human Services Department and is vice-chair of the Cambridge YWCA. She is the founder of Higher Heights, LLC, a life-coaching business.

Jonathan L. Walton

Social ethicist and scholar of American religions Jonathan L. Walton joined the faculty of Harvard Divinity School in July 2010 and President Drew Faust appointed him Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in 2012. Formerly an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of California, Riverside, Professor Walton’s research addresses the intersections of religion, politics, and media culture. He is the author of Watch This! The Ethics and Aesthetics of Black Televangelism. He has also published widely in scholarly journals such as Religion and American Culture: A Journal of Interpretation and Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies. His work and insights have also been featured in several national and international news outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and the BBC.   He serves on several professional boards and committees, including the Board of Trustees at Princeton Theological Seminary, and the National Advisory Board of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion & Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.