2022 Alumni Association Ballot

All alumni are encouraged to vote in annual Alumni Association leadership elections. Voting opens on Sunday, May 1, 2022 and ballots may be submitted through Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

 

Meet the Candidates

Click on each name below to display the brief platform statement that each candidate was asked to provide to support their nomination.


• Josephine "Joanne" Quinn Moffatt '70 - Candidate for Re-election, President

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Sociology
Professional & Volunteer Experience: Retired, after more than 35 years increasingly responsible experience, as C- level human resources professional; organizational development consultant and facilitator, recruiter, entrepreneur (Hutchinson N.A.; FLEXcon Co. Inc.; R. Carnegie Associates; self-employed)
• Emmanuel College Alumni Association Board of Directors - President (2021-present); Secretary and Chair, Communications Committee (2019-2020); Director at Large and Acting Secretary (2017-2018); Co-Chair, Communications Committee (2018-2019).
• Member, Emmanuel College School of Business Advisory Council (2019-present).
• Director, Corporator, Family Services of Central Massachusetts, Worcester, MA (2018-2019)

"In seeking re-election to the Alumni Board as President, a role in which I’ve dedicated service during the most challenging of times, my goal is to advance alumni engagement and philanthropy across the decades.

As we emerge from the pandemic, my focus is on rekindling momentum, sparking interest and feedback in meaningful ways, fostering inclusiveness throughout our diverse population. There’s so much to build upon that enthuses me about the opportunity to partner with others in delivering exceptional alumni experience.

Now, with Emmanuel moving into its second century and identifying its new president, I look forward to applying my experience to increase alumni connectedness within the entire community. I’m honored and committed to reaching out to meet, lead and involve our network of talented alumni!"


• F. Patricia "Pat" McKenna Tobin '72 - Candidate for Re-election, Vice President

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. American History
Professional Experience: Retired since 2012 from Xerox Corporation. Spent 39 years in many different positions. Worked in the Washington, DC area for 10 years selling to the Federal Government.

"I am currently serving as Vice President of the Alumni Board. I seek another term in this office to continue the work that we have begun for the last few years. My commitment to Emmanuel is strong. This past year I have participated on our 50th reunion committee. This has allowed me to be in touch with many classmates. Emmanuel is a wonderful college."


• Bonni Berkowitz '86 - Candidate for Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Biology and Spanish
Professional & Volunteer Experience:
• Chief Executive and Director of Patient Outcomes @ Thrivelab, San Clemente, CA
• Co-founder and Manager @ 2BWELL FARM Rowley, MA
• Private Practice- Newburyport, MA
• 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

"I derive a sense of pleasure and purpose in serving my local community. Whenever I am confronted with challenges in my personal life, it is my faith and trust in God that carry me forward. The lessons and experiences of my somewhat ordinary life, provide an opportunity to share and offer fellowship to others – demonstrating it is possible to retain a spirit of joy, peace with a bit of ‘grit and tenacity’.

Professionally, working with a diverse demographic in the medical and technology sectors enables me to have a ‘wide eyed lens’ in addressing and tackling difficult situations. Sometimes we forget there is much to be learned by listening, sharing our skills and collaborating with others. There are other times where the most vital contribution is to ‘dig in, get working and get it done together.'"


• Jenna (Marcello) Brady '16 - Candidate for Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. English Communications with a minor in Management
Professional & Volunteer Experience:
• Manager, Revenue Operations at Globalization Partners
• Bentley University, McCallum School of Business, MBA Class of 2021
• Young Professional Coalition of Boston, Member

"Emmanuel is where I built my identity. While at Emmanuel, I was a collegiate athlete, an Executive Board member of Dance Marathon and SuperFans, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and Sigma Delta Tau, interned at Boston Children’s Hospital, and met my husband, Ryan Brady ‘14. Through my professional experience and obtaining an MBA, I can offer a data-driven, analytical perspective to Emmanuel’s Alumni Association. I believe in utilizing data for strategic decision making and believe data capture can yield informative results. This can be obtained in surveys, social, website metrics, and other important KPIs. I enjoy finding the most efficient way to build a process – whether that be for fundraising or marketing to a newer demographic for Emmanuel’s Alumni Association."


• Anne "Nancy" Lynch Bunch '74 - Candidate for Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. History
Professional & Volunteer Experience:
• Retired: Commander, U.S. Navy
• Retired: Pasco Hernando State College, Director of Public Safety Programs
• Florida Keys Council of the Arts (Alternate Board Member, Advisor, Grant Committee Member)
• Monroe County Tourist Development Council, Cultural Umbrella, District II Representative
• Chairperson, Russel Sullivan Memorial Scholarship Committee, College of the Florida Keys

"I have not been as active as an alumni of Emmanuel College as I’ve wanted to be. Due to my career choices (U.S. Navy and subsequent career in the Florida College System) and living in Florida, I was not able to attend events. I am now fully retired and able to devote my energy toward the College that instilled in me a sense of integrity for my personal and professional life and a sense of curiosity and desire for life-long learning. I got involved in my 45th Class Reunion and was saddened to see so little support from my classmates. At that time, I decided if the occasion arose then I would get more involved."


• Christopher Curtis '16 - Candidate for Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Accounting
Professional & Volunteer Experience:
• Director of Finance – Hyperplane Venture Capital
• President – Team Cork Inc. – (501(c)(3) Charitable Organization)

"From a professional perspective, I am currently serving as a Director for a Boston-based Venture Capital firm that manages $120M in assets. My background in venture lends itself to be helpful in aiding in financial modeling, fundraising, and investor/client relations.

On a personal front, I currently serve as President of Team Cork Inc., a 501(c)(3) charity that focuses on raising funds for various Patient Assistance Programs at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Since 2016, we have donated over $110K to Dana-Farber."


• Ashlee Jeannot-Bicknell '17 - Candidate for Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. English Communications with a minor in Political Science
Professional & Volunteer Experience:
• Senior Manager, Community Diversity Equity and Inclusion at Alma
• Founder, letsSTARTtogether
• Former Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Salsify

"Two things stand out about my time at Emmanuel: How challenging it was to navigate higher education as a first-generation college student and simultaneously, the depth of loving support and encouragement I got from my classmates, key staff, professors and alums. If it had not been for the mentorship I received at Emmanuel, I would have not been formally introduced to the industry and work of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion. My time at Emmanuel exposed me to the terminology, understanding, and resources on how to build and prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion, and the way to do so was by being deeply rooted in social justice. I am forever grateful to the Emmanuel community for instilling this foundation in me, a foundation that is entwined and at the forefront in my work as a DEI practitioner."


• Carrie Rodman '03, G'16 - Candidate for Re-election, Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. Elementary Education with a minor in History; M.A. Teaching
Professional Experience: Special Education Teacher at the Academy of the Pacific Rim

"My greatest joy this year has been 4 of my senior advisees at the high school I work at applying to Emmanuel and being accepted. Being able to see students I have known since 6th grade become a Saint will be a memory I have forever. Emmanuel College is a place that is a forever highlight in my life for me. From Day 1, I knew Emmanuel was special. When I lost my dad after being at Emmanuel for a semester, I was taken aback by the love and support from the Emmanuel Community, who only knew me for a short time. I believe it's because of members of the Emmanuel staff, I am the person I am today. I have received both my bachelors and masters degree from Emmanuel. I coached Emmanuel Softball for a period of time after graduation. Being able to give back and be part of the continued work at Emmanuel is something I always want to be able to do no matter how big or small that impact is."


• Joseph Vallee '09 - Candidate for Director-at-Large

Emmanuel College Alumni Association BoardMajor: B.A. History with a minor in Religious Studies
Professional Experience: Red Sox Team Store, HR Director/Personnel Manager and Store Manager

"Emmanuel was one of the best and most transformational experiences for me, and I would cherish the opportunity to come back and serve on the Alumni Association Board to give back to a school that allowed me to do so much!

In my time at Emmanuel, I was: an RA, Summer Housing Assistant, History tutor, exec board member of a student org, and worked in the GPP Office. These experiences at Emmanuel fueled my passion for helping others and spring boarded a career in Student Affairs. I recently returned to Boston in a different role and want to ensure a strong alumni connection to Emmanuel through active participation and help enrich the current student experience in a meaningful way!"

 

Official 2022 Ballot