Board

  • Peter Nessen, Chairman of the BoardPresident, Corporate Realty Investment Company, LLC.

    As President of Corporate Realty Investment Company, LLC, Peter Nessen utilizes more than four decades of experience in public and private finance to provide strategic direction and oversee business strategy.

    As President of Corporate Realty Investment Company, LLC, Peter Nessen utilizes more than four decades of experience in public and private finance to provide strategic direction and oversee business strategy.

  • Richard AndersCo-Managing Director, Rubin/Anders

    Richard Anders is an investor and long-time entrepreneur. He founded the legal software publishing company Jurisoft, which he sold to Lexis/Nexis, published newspapers including Boston Digital Industry and New York Digital Industry and currently serves as managing director of Rubin/Anders Scientific, which places scientists as consultants in patent projects.

    Richard Anders is an investor and long-time entrepreneur. He founded the legal software publishing company Jurisoft, which he sold to Lexis/Nexis, published newspapers including Boston Digital Industry and New York Digital Industry and currently serves as managing director of Rubin/Anders Scientific, which places scientists as consultants in patent projects.

  • Janice BourqueManaging Director of Life Sciences for Hercules Capital

    Janice Bourque is Managing Director of Life Sciences for Hercules Capital, a premier specialty finance company providing debt and equity to venture capital and private equity backed, and small cap public life science companies at all stages of development with $5.9 billion committed to over 350 life science, technology and renewable energy companies. 

    Janice Bourque is Managing Director of Life Sciences for Hercules Capital, a premier specialty finance company providing debt and equity to venture capital and private equity backed, and small cap public life science companies at all stages of development with $5.9 billion committed to over 350 life science, technology and renewable energy companies. 

  • Elyse D. CherryCEO, Boston Community Capital (BCC) | President, Boston Community Venture Fund

    Elyse Cherry is CEO of Boston Community Capital (BCC) and President of Boston Community Venture Fund, a BCC affiliate which invests in businesses that have the potential to achieve social and financial returns.  She helped found BCC in 1984, and has been integrally involved in its growth from a start-up organization to what is, today, a national model for community investment. Under her leadership, BCC has invested more than $700 million in underserved communities, financing affordable housing, jobs and opportunities for low-income people.  

    Elyse Cherry is CEO of Boston Community Capital (BCC) and President of Boston Community Venture Fund, a BCC affiliate which invests in businesses that have the potential to achieve social and financial returns.  She helped found BCC in 1984, and has been integrally involved in its growth from a start-up organization to what is, today, a national model for community investment. Under her leadership, BCC has invested more than $700 million in underserved communities, financing affordable housing, jobs and opportunities for low-income people.  

  • Catherine D’Amato President and CEO, The Greater Boston Food Bank

    Catherine D'Amato has been in the food business since her Italian-immigrant father opened a restaurant when she was eight. She's been a leader in the nation's food bank network for 36 years, coming to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) in 1995.

    Catherine D'Amato has been in the food business since her Italian-immigrant father opened a restaurant when she was eight. She's been a leader in the nation's food bank network for 36 years, coming to The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) in 1995.

  • David W. Ellis, PhDPast President, Museum of Science

    Dr. David Ellis, upon his retirement from the Museum of Science, began a new career as interim administrator, board member, consultant and arbitrator.

    Dr. David Ellis, upon his retirement from the Museum of Science, began a new career as interim administrator, board member, consultant and arbitrator.

  • Dai FengCo-Founder and Managing Partner of CareCapital Advisors Limited

    Dai is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CareCapital Advisors Limited, one of the most prolific investors in dental innovation, focusing on digital dentistry around the world, and in emerging markets dental distribution, dental services, and professional training.

    Dai is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of CareCapital Advisors Limited, one of the most prolific investors in dental innovation, focusing on digital dentistry around the world, and in emerging markets dental distribution, dental services, and professional training.

  • John Ficarelli, DMDPediatric Dental Associates of Brookline, P.C.

    Dr. John Ficarelli is board certified and practices Pediatric Dentistry at Pediatric Dental Associates of Brookline, P.C. As Director of Dentistry at the Massachusetts Hospital School, he maintains staff positions at Tufts Medical Center and the Franciscan Hospital for Children.

    Dr. John Ficarelli is board certified and practices Pediatric Dentistry at Pediatric Dental Associates of Brookline, P.C. As Director of Dentistry at the Massachusetts Hospital School, he maintains staff positions at Tufts Medical Center and the Franciscan Hospital for Children.

  • Rosalee HermensSenior Vice President and CIO, True Value Company

    Rosalee Hermens is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of True Value Company, where she drives forward-thinking about new store technology and analytics. She was influential in creating the company’s strategic plan, providing an extensive and aggressive roadmap for growth fueled by technology.

    Rosalee Hermens is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of True Value Company, where she drives forward-thinking about new store technology and analytics. She was influential in creating the company’s strategic plan, providing an extensive and aggressive roadmap for growth fueled by technology.

  • Karla JarvisVice President, General Counsel, The Rockport Group

    Karla Jarvis serves as Vice President, General Counsel at The Rockport Group, a global footwear company headquartered in the Greater Boston Area. Ms. Jarvis is responsible for developing the company’s global legal function and managing legal matters in domestic and international markets.

    Karla Jarvis serves as Vice President, General Counsel at The Rockport Group, a global footwear company headquartered in the Greater Boston Area. Ms. Jarvis is responsible for developing the company’s global legal function and managing legal matters in domestic and international markets.