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
Tina Benik
Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, A.W. Chesterton Company
Derek E. Brooks
Lead, GBR Market Development, Comcast Business Services
Janet Dunlap
Vice President & General Counsel, Monotype Imaging Inc.
Jacqueline Gonzalez Taylor
VP & Counsel, State Street Corporation
David Gusella
Private Equity Associate, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Ellen Hoffman
Former President, Devonshire Custom Publishing
Sandy Lish
Principal & Co-Founder, The Castle Group
Susan Loconto Penta
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, MIDIOR Consulting
Naheed S. Malik
Senior Financial Advisor, American Tower Corporation
Stephanie Paré Sullivan
Managing Director, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Charlesbank Capital Partners
Doug Shaw
Former CEO & President, Monotype
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
  • Elizabeth Ames
  • 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
  • John Doyle, Operations Manager, UPS Northeast Atlantic Division
  • 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
  • Susan Keller, Esq., Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives, LLC
  • 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
  • Chris Sheehan, Senior Director, Applause
  • Andrea Silbert, President, The EOS Foundation
  • Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO, WeSpire
  • Yolanda Taylor, Managing Director, Seaward Management
  • Toni G. Wolfman, Women's Leadership Institute Executive in Residence, Bentley University

CWE Eastern Massachusetts - Advisory Board

  • Kimberly Dail, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
  • Joanna Damp, Vice President of Marketing & Communications, New England Conservatory of Music
  • Lina Gallotto, Senior Vice President, Oxford Information Technology
  • Carolyn Jones, Publisher, Boston Business Journal
  • Julie Levin, Julie Levin Coaching and Consulting
  • 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

  • Joel Adler
  • Ann Barry, Director Risk Managment, Juniper Networks, Inc.
  • Susan Johnson, Vice President, Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Marianne Lancaster, President, Lancaster Packaging
  • Diane Marguerite, Director of Business Operations, Navisite
  • Susan Loconto Penta, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, MIDIOR Consulting
  • 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.

CWE New Hampshire - Advisory Board

  • Jessica Ayala
  • Laura Brown, President and CEO, New England Biscuit Company
  • Gemma Dreher, VP & General Counsel, Velcro Group Corp.
  • Jen Dufresne, Owner/Managing Partner, 110 Technology, LLC
  • Emily Erskine, ART Payroll
  • Cynthia Kalina-Kaminsky, President, Process & Strategy Solutions
  • 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
  • Stacy Couto, Vice President, External Affairs, Children's Friend RI
  • Jen Dutra, Director of Enterprise Accounts, UPS
  • Robin Dziuba, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • David Ferreira, Vice President/Relationship Manager, TD Bank
  • Pamela House, Project Controller, Gilbane Building Co.
  • 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
  • Amanda Rubin
  • Linda Valentini, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Coastway Community Bank

CWE Vermont - Advisory Board

  • Alexandra H. Clauss, Sharehold, Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer PC
  • Jody Cole, Region Manager Commercial Lending, SVPPeople's United Bank
  • Cairn Cross, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Fresh Tracks Capital
  • Cristine Hammer, Hammer Consulting & Copywriting, LLP
  • Linda Kelliher, Chief Creative Officer, Founder, KSV
  • Sarah E. Richards, CPA, Audit Partner, Gallagher, Flynn & Company, LLP