CWE Boards

The volunteer Board of Directors, Emeritus Board, and Advisory Boards are a diverse group of leaders from New England who bring a variety of expertise to CWE and are committed to helping women prosper through entrepreneurship and business.

Board of Directors

Karen Copenhaver
Chair, Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart
Susan Rittscher
President & CEO, Center for Women & Enterprise
Maria Abernethy
Director, Deloitte Services LP
Amy Acampora
Senior Vice President, RBS Citizens
Joel Adler
CFO, Wobble Works
Janet Dunlap
Vice President & General Counsel, Monotype Imaging Inc.
Jacqueline Gonzalez Taylor
VP & Counsel, State Street Corporation
Ellen Hoffman
Former President, Devonshire Custom Publishing
Susan Keller Esq.
Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives, LLC
Sandy Lish
Principal & Co-Founder, The Castle Group
Susan Loconto Penta
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, MIDIOR Consulting
Doug Shaw
Former CEO & President, Monotype
Chris Sheehan
Senior Director, Applause
Cindy Smith
Managing Director, Lighthouse Financial Advisors, LLC
Lisa Wood
Partner, Foley Hoag, LLP
Constance S. Wright
President, Charles River CFO

CWE Emeritus Board

  • Gail Long, Co-Chair, Formerly of Getzler Henrich and Associates
  • William Schawbel, Co-Chair, Founder and CEO, The Schawbel Corporation
  • Michele Courton Brown, Chief Operating Officer, The Efficacy Institute
  • Karen Cartotto
  • Teresa I. Cavanagh, Executive Director, Global Banking Alliance for Women
  • Paula E. Chauncey, Managing Partner, Etre LLC
  • Lorrayne “Dina” Chu
  • Vicki Donlan, Business and Health Coach
  • John Doyle, Operations Manager, UPS Northeast Atlantic Division
  • Amy Aldrich Geogan, Chief Credit Officer, South Shore Bank
  • Susan C. Hammond, Principal and Founder, scHammond Advisors
  • Joanne Jaxtimer, Senior Vice President and Director of Pubblic Affairs, BNY Mellon
  • Carrie Johnson, Small Business Advisor
  • Dewitt Jones, Executive Vice President, Managed Assets President, and Solar Energy Advantage President, Boston Community Capital
  • Mela Lew
  • Jim Matheson, President & CEO, Oasys Water, Inc.
  • Kate Murtagh, Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Harvard Management Company
  • Jill C. Preotle, Director, Retroficiency, Inc.
  • Victoria Sassine, Lecturer, Babson College
  • Andrea Silbert, President, The EOS Foundation
  • Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO, Practically Green
  • Toni G. Wolfman, Women's Leadership Institute Executive in Residence, Bentley University

CWE Eastern Massachusetts - Advisory Board

  • Megan Costello, Executive Director, Office of Women's Advancement, Boston City Hall
  • Joanna Damp, Vice President, Senior Channel Marketing Manager, State Street Global Advisors
  • Lina Gallotto, Senior Vice President, Oxford Information Technology
  • Carolyn Jones, Publisher, Boston Business Journal
  • Julie Levin, Julie Levin Coaching and Consulting
  • Zenobia Moochhala, Co-founder, Care.com
  • Laila Partridge, CEO, WegoWise
  • Andrea Piatt, Ph.D., Principal and Founder, Commonwealth Psychology Associates
  • Ann Raider, CEO, Raider Consulting
  • Raza Shaikh, Big Data Consulting
  • Jackie Shoback, Executive Vice President and Client Development Officer, Boston Private Bank
  • Stephanie Pare Sullivan, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, Charlesbank

CWE Central Massachusetts - Advisory Board

  • Ingrid G. Adade, AVP, Financial Education, Leominster Credit Union
  • Ann Barry, Director Risk Managment, Jupiter Networks, Inc.
  • Susan Johnson, Vice President, Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Marianne Lancaster, President, Lancaster Packaging
  • Diane Marguerite, Sr. Director Lab Operations, Dell
  • Juli Sinnett, Principal, New Normal Life, LLC
  • Lisa Spector, AVP, Director of Category Management, The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Liora K. Stone, President, Precision Engineering Inc.
  • Francisco Torres, Economic Development Director, Town of Westborough

CWE New Hampshire - Advisory Board

  • Jessica Ayala
  • Gemma Dreher, VP & General Counsel, Velcro Group Corp.
  • Jen Dufresne, Owner/Managing Partner, 110 Technology, LLC
  • Emily Erskine, ART Payroll
  • Nancy Langrall, Langrall Strategies
  • Amy Madeira, District HR Ops Manager, UPS Northeast District
  • Judith Maloy, CEO, Polaris Direct
  • Lisa Masiello, President and Founder, TECHmarc Labs, Inc.
  • Karil A. Reibold, Reibold Consulting

CWE Rhode Island - Advisory Board

  • Jennifer Cookke, Chair, CWE Rhode Island Center Advisory Board, President, Owner, FH French, Co. Inc.
  • Amy Acampora
  • Jen Dutra, Director of Enterprise Accounts, UPS
  • Robin Dziuba, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • Martha Conn Hultzman, CPA, CGMA, Director, Citrin Cooperman
  • Susan Keller Esq., Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives, LLC
  • Joel E. Legon
  • Lori Mollo, Vendor Management Office, VP, Vendor Assessment & Administration Technology Infrastructure
  • Charles Newton
  • Carol O'Donnell, Owner, Emerald ReConstruction
  • Linda Valentini, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Coastway Community Bank