Board of Directors

 

Meet the 2022-2023 Emmanuel College Alumni Association Board of Directors

 

Joanne Quinn Moffatt '70, President

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Sociology
Career Experience: Most recently engaged as self-employed Human Resources Consultant, retiring in 2015. In prior role(s) as Vice President, Human Resources, worked in privately held and publicly traded global organizations.
Personal Interests: Boating, power and sail, cruising Cape Cod Bay and Southern N.E. Coast, occasionally fishing; enjoying a round of golf and some winter sports. Reading historical novels, music, traveling and catching up with family and friends!
Additional Volunteer Work: Current Member of the Emmanuel College School of Business Advisory Council. Served as Corporator/Director with Family Services of Central Massachusetts, Inc., until its recent merger with Seven Hills Foundation. Past initiatives have been informal while being involved in the care of my elderly Mom, actively participating at her senior living community activities. In-kind work included human resources consultation for a municipality and non-profit organizations.
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: An Emmanuel education afforded me a platform from which to launch a truly rewarding career! Serving on the Alumni Board is an opportunity to “pay it forward,” applying my experience to increase alumni connectedness within the Emmanuel community.

Collaborating with the Alumni Relations and Development Staff and our talented, diverse team of alumni board members, I’m enthused about facilitating engagement among alumni across generations, sparking interest and feedback in meaningful ways, fostering a spirit of philanthropy and commitment to Emmanuel’s mission during its Second Century.

 

F. Patricia McKenna Tobin '72, Vice President

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. American History
Last Company: Xerox Corporation. Spent 39 years in many different positions. Worked in the DC area for 10 years selling to the Federal Gov’t. Retired (12/2012).
Personal Interests: Family, friends and volunteer work. Spend a lot of time at the gym and love to play golf.
Personal Commitments: Sacristan and Eucharistic Minister at Holy Family Parish in Concord, MA
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: Serving on the Alumni Board is an opportunity to give something back to the college that helped me launch a successful career. I worked on my 25th reunion committee and have participated in some development activities for my 40th reunion. With renewed appreciation for the Emmanuel experience and its mission, I’m excited to share the College’s success and future plans with alumni. In addition I look forward to the next 100 years of Emmanuel College!!

 

Christina "Tina" Ascolillo '17, Treasurer

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: History and Political Science – American Politics and Government
Current Company: Senior Public Affairs Associate, Rasky Partners
Personal Interests: Traveling and exploring new places, visiting local breweries, and following current events and the news.
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: I want to give back to the institution that gave me so much and want to ensure that we are not only serving current students and alumni, but that the college is adapting to fit the needs of future generations of students that choose to attend. By serving on the Alumni Board, I want to connect alumni with current students by bringing them back to campus more frequently throughout the academic year to interact with the Emmanuel of today and reinforce that the College is a place that they can return to and continue to call home after they leave the gates on graduation day. It is important that we truly encourage alumni to live up to the mantra, “Once a Saint, Always a Saint,” by identifying innovative ways to increase involvement and engagement of all alumni, locally and remotely, so that we can truly capitalize on the talents and assets of our global community.

 

Jane Fitzgibbons Hanrahan '88, Secretary

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: Education
Advanced Degree: Master of Education - Providence College
Current Company: Marianapolis Prep School
Personal Interests: I love to spend time with family and friends, watch sports and practice yoga.
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: I have worked in education for twenty-seven years and have held administrative roles in Admission, Development and Communications. I have been involved in the planning of events, fundraising and school promotion, and worked on strategic planning initiatives and NEASC accreditation teams. I am honored to give back to the college that has given me so much. Because three of my children have attended Emmanuel, I was able to see the many positive ways in which the school has evolved over time while never departing from its core mission and values. While Emmanuel is a small college, the positive change brought about by students and alumni has been a phenomenal force for good in the world.

 

Bonni Berkowitz '86, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardDouble Major: B.A. Biology and Spanish
Profession: Farmer, Bee Keeper, Podiatrist, Director of Patient Outcomes at a Med Tech start-up
Volunteer Commitments: Member Medical Reserve Corp – National volunteer organization; Lector and Eucharistic Minister – Our Lady of Hope Parish, Ipswich; MA Volunteer vaccinator during COVID pandemic – over 6500 hours
Personal Interests: Spending time with Family, Friends, Volunteering
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: I have wanted to be involved with Emmanuel for quite a while. I find myself with more flexibility in my professional and personal life. It would be an honor for me to be involved and give back to the institution that prepared me to succeed.

 

Anne "Nancy" Lynch Bunch '74, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. History
Advanced Degree: M.B.A., College of William and Mary (1990)
Professional Career: U. S. Navy: 1974-1995. Retired as a Commander. My specialty was as an Aerospace Maintenance Duty Officer. Also worked in the Florida College System; Florida Keys Community College (1998-2009) - Director, Institute of Criminal Justice; Pasco-Hernando State College (2010-2015) - Director, Public Service Programs.
Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, supporting the arts and spending time with family and friends
Volunteer Work: Advisor, Florida Keys Council of the Arts;District II Representative, Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Cultural Umbrella; Chairperson, Russel Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Committee, College of the Florida Keys
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: I have not been able to be as active as an alumni as I’ve wanted in the past. Due to my career choices and now living in Florida, I was not able to attend events. As I have finally retired, I wanted to give back to the College that inspired me in so many ways. Emmanuel instilled in me a sense of integrity for both my personal and professional life along with a curiosity and desire for life-long learning and adventure. I look forward to this new adventure and supporting Emmanuel College.

 

Christopher Curtis '16, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Accounting
Advanced Degree: Master of Science (M.S.), Accounting - Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business
Current Position: Director of Finance, Hyperplane Venture Capital
Personal Interests: Golf, Spending time on the Cape with family and friends, Running Team Cork Inc. - a 501(c)(3) charity focused on helping cancer patients in need
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: Attending Emmanuel has provided me with many professional and personal experiences that I am incredibly grateful for. My reason for joining the Alumni Association Board is to give back to Emmanuel while encouraging fellow alumni to remain connected to the school as they progress in their professional lives.

 

Christine Busi DeGiacomo '88 G'02, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardEmmanuel Degrees: Undergraduate Degree: Accounting and Business, Graduate Degree: Human Resource Management
Career Experience: Currently I am a Career Consultant with United Training (formally New Horizons) working with Massachusetts and New Hampshire Unemployment Offices and Vocational Rehabilitation offices offering and delivering specialized training to the dislocated worker population. I also work with the youth population to provide High School or GED graduates the opportunity to successfully enter the workforce through our training programs.
Personal Interests: I love spending time with family and friends. I love to swim and spend time at the beach. I also love reading, boating and I am learning to knit. My favorite holiday is a trip back to my beloved Bermuda. I try to get home at least a few times a year.
Additional Volunteering: I have served on the Board of Directors of the Stoneham Educational and Community Foundation and currently serve as the President of the TOA association where I live.
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: As a two-time Emmanuel alumna, I am honored to give back to the College which has given me so much. When I first stepped foot on the the campus in 1984, I knew Emmanuel was the right spot for me. My time at Emmanuel formed me into the person I am today and for that I am so grateful. I look forward to serving on the Board and to be a part of the community and to be able to give back.

 

Amy J. Ericson '09, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: Political Science
Career Experience: I am the Founder of EK Equities, a boutique investment banking practice focusing on commercial real estate and venture capital mandates and the Vice President of Rescom Environmental Corporation, which provides nationwide environmental consulting for developers seeking construction financing. Prior to joining Rescom Environmental Corporation, I was an analyst at Greystone & Co., where I raised approximately $40 million dollars in EB-5 proceeds for multifamily and skilled nursing facility ground up developments from investors in China, India, Vietnam, Brazil and the Philippines.
Personal Interests: I enjoy spending free time practicing yoga, reading, traveling, and enjoying time with my husband and our two toy poodles and two rescue cats.
Additional Volunteering: I serve on the Alumni Board for my high school, the Academy of Notre Dame.

 

Mary Watson Gavin '73, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Government
Advanced Degrees: M.Ed., Boston State College; CAS, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Career Experience: I am a retired teacher with more than thirty years of service to the children of Cambridge, MA
Personal Interests: I am a member of the Belmont Garden Club and I enjoy fencing.
Additional Volunteering: Belmont Town Meeting Member
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: Serving on the Alumni Board is a way of saying thank you for the opportunities Emmanuel provided to me.

 

Matthew L. McCarthy '15, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: Biology
Advanced Degrees: Master of Education, University of Massachusetts Boston; Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Education, Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
Current Position: Science Department Chair/Biology Teacher at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, Boston Public Schools and Adjunct Professor of Education at Emmanuel.
Personal Interests: Family and friends, traveling to new places, teaching, and cooking.
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: Attending Emmanuel College was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Emmanuel offered me so many wonderful opportunities that I will always cherish. At Emmanuel I was able to pursue my love of biology and teaching and my education from there has opened many doors for me. I also met some of my best friends at Emmanuel and all of us have been able to start amazing careers since graduating. I wanted to join the alumni board because Emmanuel offered me so much during my time there that I wanted to give back to the community I love. I am so excited to be a part of the Board and I look forward to connecting with lots of alumni, faculty, staff and current students.

 

Kristen McGee Ramsey '88, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: Art Education
Current Position: Art Teacher, Consolidated School District of New Britain, CT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marcella Paez '18, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. History
Advanced Degrees: History Ph.D. candidate, University of New Hampshire
Current Position: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of New Hampshire
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: As a proud alum of Emmanuel College, I hope to continue my passion for the humanities and education through social justice. I plan on bringing a new perspective to the alumni board through my travel, work as an educator, ever-learning student, and most importantly as a Latinx and first-generation graduate. I decided to come back to the college because I felt drawn to help give back to Emmanuel. I learned so much about the world around me and myself when I attended, and I hope to continue to provide space to educate all Emmanuel alumni. I am proud to be an alum of Emmanuel. I hope to start and continue a legacy of diversity and passion-driven social justice and education for all Emmanuel students.

 

Akyanna Smith '15, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Psychology - Counseling/Health
Advanced Degrees: Master of Education (M.Ed.), College Student Affairs - University of South Florida
Current Position: Assistant Director for Student Activities, University of Massachusetts - Lowell
Personal Interests: When I'm not working I really enjoy unwinding by listening to podcasts (and always looking for new recommendations), going to pilates and yoga classes, baking, and traveling to new places. Fun fact, I took a solo trip to Amsterdam, Netherlands for a week and it was a life-changing experience.
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: As a proud Afro-Latina, gay, alumna of Emmanuel who served in various leadership positions on campus, I have remained vigilant about Emmanuel’s responses to issues of injustice and intolerance. While at Emmanuel, I had the privilege to revitalize, redevelop, and reimplement SafeZone training to educate the students, faculty, and staff about the LGBTQIA+ communities. In this position, I want to continue to amplify the voices of those with marginalized identities and advocate for change where needed. While my love for Emmanuel runs strong, I am critical of policies in place that prevent students from gaining a positive experience and reaping all the same benefits as alumni. I am committed to leading with empathy, vulnerability, and with the support of everyone in the Alumni Association.

 

Joseph Vallee '09, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. History with a minor in Religious Studies
Career Experience: Retail Manager at 47 Brand Fenway Park, Red Sox Team Store; Residence Hall Director at University of Dayton and University of Cincinnati; Assistant Director of Residence Life at College of Charleston
Current Position: HR/Recruiting Director and Store Manager at 47 Brand Fenway Park, Red Sox Team Store
Personal Interests: Exploring Boston and New England, Golfing, walking around the city with my dog Trixie, baseball card collecting, reading, checking out concerts, and spending time with my toddler twin nephews!

 

 

Patrick Vittner '16, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Counseling & Health Psychology
Current Position: Clinical Site Manager, Acceleron Pharma, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc.
Personal Interests: Keeping up with all Boston sports and visiting the local dog park with my dog, Milo!
Impetus to come back to Emmanuel and serve on the Board: My purpose for joining the Alumni Association Board is to foster connectedness in order to continue to build EC’s network to inspire future growth of the college’s opportunities and community. My success as a young alumnus is attributed from the sense of community and drive for excellence that was instilled during my undergraduate term. After graduating, I have been able to reflect on all of the relationships I have built there, and reflect on the memories that flourished from the resources that Emmanuel College was able to offer its communal network. Emmanuel College has continued to adapt to enhance the Saints’ experience, and I hope to inspire alumni to continue to give back to the College, so all generations can be connected as one.