Meet the Staff


Simon Welsby

Simon WelsbyVice President of Advancement
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Meghan Butler

Meghan ButlerDirector of Alumni Relations
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Meg joined the office in September 2017 and oversees all alumni programming and events. She comes to us most recently from her alma mater Boston College​, where she spent the last five years in alumni relations as Director of Student and Alumni Class Programs, overseeing Reunion Weekend and other class events. Prior to BC, Meg spent eight years in hospital fundraising at Massachusetts General Hospital​ and Boston Children's Hospital​. Meg has both her undergraduate degree and her master’s in Higher Education Administration from Boston College.


Amy Katherine Cook Chapra

Amy ChapraDirector of Data Services
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Amy joined Emmanuel in 2014 and supports both the Development and Alumni department activities by providing data entry and records management. This includes processing and acknowledgement of gifts, updating and record keeping for Emmanuel scholarships, and producing reports for statistical and general purposes. Before she came to Emmanuel, she worked in the same capacity for Pathfinder International and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Amy graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor's degree in psychology.


Matthew Farrenkopf

Matthew FarrenkopfEmmanuel Fund Officer
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Matt joined Emmanuel in April of 2017, and is responsible for increasing participation and fundraising for the Emmanuel Fund. Matt also supervises Senior Class Gift, Phonathon and other student philanthropy initiatives. He was introduced to the development field through working as a student caller at Stonehill College. Prior to Emmanuel, Matt worked as a development associate at Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps. Matt earned his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Stonehill College.


Christopher D. Leonardi '07

Christopher LeonardiAssociate Vice President of Development & Major Gifts
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Chris joined the Emmanuel College Development team in 2007 after graduating from Emmanuel with a bachelor's degree in English communications with a minor in business management. In his role, he has enjoyed assisting Emmanuel’s alumni, friends and business partners with their annual contributions as well as their high impact gifts to the College’s endowment, physical campus and academic programs. He also works with Heritage Society members and donors interested in making a gift through their estate. Chris currently resides in Southern New Hampshire and works primarily with clients in the Northeast, Southwest Florida, Arizona and Texas.


Natasha Kahn

Director of Development Research and Prospect Management
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Larisa Pazmiño

Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
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Larisa joined the Development and Alumni Relations team in 2018 as Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. She is responsible for raising funds for a range of institutional priorities from corporate and foundation donors and stewarding donor relationships. Prior to working at Emmanuel, she held a similar position at Wheelock College. She has also worked for Spaulding Rehabilitation Network/Partners HealthCare at Home and Facing History and Ourselves. In her spare time, she is Vice President of the New England Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association and a member of the Board of Directors at Waltham Fields Community Farm. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and a Master’s Degree in English from the University of Vermont.


Ellen Perry Still '11G

Ellen Perry StillStewardship Coordinator
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Ellen joined the Development and Alumni Relations staff in 2013 and serves as stewardship coordinator and marketing liaison for the department, as well as overseeing campus reservations for event and meeting space. She returned to Emmanuel as Assistant Registrar in 2010, having previously worked at the College from 1988 to 1995 in Admissions and Public Relations. Ellen received an Emmanuel Campus Impact Award in 2012 and a Saints Unsung Hero Staff Award in 2015. Ellen holds a master's degree from Emmanuel College and a bachelor's degree from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.