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 AndersManaging 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. He has invested in dozens of early-stage startups.

    Anders is a long-time trustee of the Museum of Science in Boston, where he is a member of the food committee, exploring science education around the issues of food and its preparation, a trustee of the Forsyth Institute and an overseer at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Gardner Museum. Anders founded and currently runs MA Medical Angels (MA2), one of the country's leading angel groups focused exclusively on life sciences. He has founded the angel group Launchpad, the nationally renowned Science on Screen program at the Coolidge Corner Cinema and was a founding trustee of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council. He served for many years as a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Center Institutional Review Board. He was a board member or observer at a number of companies including Pykus Therapeutics, Avaxia Biologics, Siamab and Quosa. Anders teaches medical device entrepreneurship at the Harvard/MIT HST program. He is a graduate Summa Cum Laude in Mathematics from Harvard and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

    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. He has invested in dozens of early-stage startups.

    Anders is a long-time trustee of the Museum of Science in Boston, where he is a member of the food committee, exploring science education around the issues of food and its preparation, a trustee of the Forsyth Institute and an overseer at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and the Gardner Museum. Anders founded and currently runs MA Medical Angels (MA2), one of the country's leading angel groups focused exclusively on life sciences. He has founded the angel group Launchpad, the nationally renowned Science on Screen program at the Coolidge Corner Cinema and was a founding trustee of the Massachusetts Interactive Media Council. He served for many years as a member of the Dana Farber Cancer Center Institutional Review Board. He was a board member or observer at a number of companies including Pykus Therapeutics, Avaxia Biologics, Siamab and Quosa. Anders teaches medical device entrepreneurship at the Harvard/MIT HST program. He is a graduate Summa Cum Laude in Mathematics from Harvard and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

  • 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, BlueHub Capital | President, Boston Community Venture Fund

    Elyse Cherry is CEO of BlueHub 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 BlueHub 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.  

  • Bruce DonoffDean, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

    Dr. R. Bruce Donoff was born in New York City. He attended Brooklyn College as an undergraduate, received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in 1967 and his MD from the Harvard Medical School in 1973. Dr. Donoff’s professional career has centered on Harvard’s Faculty of Medicine and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

    Dr. R. Bruce Donoff was born in New York City. He attended Brooklyn College as an undergraduate, received his DMD from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) in 1967 and his MD from the Harvard Medical School in 1973. Dr. Donoff’s professional career has centered on Harvard’s Faculty of Medicine and the Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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

    Catherine D'Amato's passion for ending hunger was instilled in her from an early age by her Italian-immigrant father who never turned away a hungry person in need from his modest restaurant in Redding, California. A trailblazer and leader in food banking for 40 years, D’Amato has headed up The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) since 1995.

    Catherine D'Amato's passion for ending hunger was instilled in her from an early age by her Italian-immigrant father who never turned away a hungry person in need from his modest restaurant in Redding, California. A trailblazer and leader in food banking for 40 years, D’Amato has headed up The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) since 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.