Board Nominating and Development Committee | Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA)
Jeannette serves as Assistant Vice President of Engagement and Diversity, Student Affairs at Curry College. She has spent her 20+ year career immersed in the industries of higher education, management, and non-profit. She has done consulting, training and advocacy work in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, campus/community development, and student services development. Jeannette has served in a variety of management roles for such organizations as Boston University, Suffolk University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Bentley University, and Mount Ida College. She is a founding member and past board member of the African American Women in Higher Education Association New England. She currently holds professional memberships with the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, the National Association of Black Accountants, the Massachusetts Association of Women in Education, and the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Jeannette has been a member of the National Black MBA Association for over ten years, holding positions in the Boston Chapter on its leadership board. She is an active mentor with the National Black MBA Leaders of Tomorrow Program, and is a Trustee to the Mission Grammar School located in Boston's historic South End. Jeanette earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Southeastern Massachusetts University and a master’s degree in education with a concentration in student personnel development and counseling from Northeastern University. She is a graduate Fellow of The Partnership, Inc. Leadership Development Program. Jeannette joined the Board of Directors in 2021.
Kara serves as Director of Business Development at CVS Health, focused on products serving adults with disabilities and the elderly. She has over 25 years of government programs experience in Medicare, Medicaid, and managed long-term care and specializes in translating government health policies and business strategies into new products and solutions for complex care populations. Kara’s professional experience spans from start-ups to large, matrixed organizations across the country. She has held various leadership roles in government affairs, compliance, product development, and operations. Kara has served as adjunct professor in the Elder Care Management Program at Lasell University and as a speaker at industry conferences over the past fifteen years. Kara is a member of Boston Women’s Leadership Council and recently launched a Daughterhood Circle chapter in MA. Daughterhood Circles is a not-for- profit organization with chapters throughout the U.S. where small groups of women (daughters) gather to navigate the challenges with caregiving of older adults. Kara holds a BA from Pennsylvania State University and a master’s in public administration from Maxwell School of Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Katie, who is the Executive Director of Investor Relations for CVS Health, plays an active role in supporting the communication between the company and the financial community. She has held the role since September of 2016. Prior to Investor Relations, Katie served as the Director of External Reporting. In that role, she managed the monthly consolidation process and external reporting to the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the assessment of technical accounting matters. Before joining CVS in 2011,Katie spent nine years in public accounting with Deloitte and Touche LLP, working with a variety of clients in the audit practice, including retail and life sciences companies. She served for three years on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and was a member of the Society’s Women’s Committee. Katie also served as Co-Chair for the Women’s Success Network, a colleague resource group within CVS Health for three years. Katie is a Certified Public Accountant, a Chartered Global Management Accountant and holds an Investor Relations Certification. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accountancy from Bentley University.
Lan serves as General Counsel and Secretary of connectRN, Inc., where she oversees all legal and compliance matters for the nurse staffing community that provides clinicians with flexible scheduling opportunities and resources. Lan has 17 years of experience providing strategic legal advice in both private practice and in-house settings. Prior to joining connectRN, she served as Assistant General Counsel and Secretary of HubSpot, Inc., where she oversaw public company compliance, SEC reporting, board and corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), venture investments, and international expansion. She also established HubSpot’s internal environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiative to help drive progress on the company’s sustainability goals and served as a member of HubSpot’s internal committee focused on diversity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives. Prior to this, Lan served as Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of athenahealth, Inc., where she led corporate matters for the legal team. She helped to take ConforMIS, Inc., a medical device company, public in 2015 and also focused on corporate and M&A matters at Sapient Corporation. Lan began her legal career in the corporate department of Brown Rudnick LLP, where she served as chair of the summer intern program and was involved with the firm’s hiring and diversity committees. Prior to attending law school, Lan was an auditor at Deloitte. Lan is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, TechGC, the Women's General Counsel Network, and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She received her Bachelor of Science, cum laude, in accounting and finance at The University of Arizona and her Juris Doctor at Boston College Law School. Lan joined the Board of Directors in 2022.
With over 16 years of experience in the construction industry, Libby serves as Project Executive at Suffolk. A founding member of Suffolk’s national Women Who Build Employee Resource Group, she provides invaluable mentorship and professional development opportunities to nearly 200 women in Suffolk’s Northeast region. Prior to this, Libby managed complex construction projects for numerous academic and life sciences including projects at the John W. Olver Design Building at UMass Amherst, Boston College, and Cambridge’s Kendall Square. She is enthusiastic about getting girls and young women into STEM fields, something near and dear to her as a Girl Scout alum. She is involved with Suffolk’s Rebuild the Ratio initiative, providing mentorship and accentuating representation of women in construction. In this capacity, Libby led a group of women to build a curriculum for the Juniors Who Build patch, helping Girl Scouts learn about job opportunities in the construction industry. She also hosts educational and volunteer initiatives ranging from career days and hard hat tours for students, local food drives, and extracurricular activities for special needs students. She serves on the Regional Committee of Suffolk’s employee run charity, The Giving Circle, and partners with Wonderfund during the holiday season as a part of Suffolk’s Giving Tree. Libby is an active member of Boston’s Professional Women in Construction. She received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from University of New Hampshire.
Pamela is a Lead Account Manager for National Grid and has worked in the utility industry for 33 years. Pamela is responsible for scheduling and delivery on construction installations, infrastructure relocations, and related work required to provide safe, affordable, clean and reliable energy to larger commercial/ industrial customers within the Boston territory. Her project experience includes Fenway MGM Music Hall, Seaport Life Science Buildings, and Boston Housing Authority. Prior to National Grid, Pamela was a third grade teacher in Boston. Pamela has been involved with Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts’ annual golf tournament and Camp Cedar Hill service days. Her other volunteer work includes Boston Food Pantry, Day Dream Camp, Faith Formation teacher, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Pamela received her Bachelor of Management and teaching degree from Regis College.
Kristen is a Partner in Ernst & Young’s Boston Financial Services Office, with 20 years of experience in providing assurance and advisory services to a variety of financial services clients, with a focus on health, life and property and casualty insurance companies. In addition to conducting audits, Kristen has worked on a number of special projects at insurance companies, including initial public offerings, business process improvement projects, SOX/404 implementations, transaction advisory engagements, and support with examinations on behalf of state insurance departments. Kristen has developed and led educational trainings, is an active participant in the firm’s recruiting efforts, has served on the Corporate Social Responsibility Sub-Committee, and is a member of the firm’s Professional Women’s Network. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. Kristen graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a BA in accounting and economics. She joined the Board of Directors in 2022.
Allison is a founding partner of Walsh & Howe LLC, a boutique family law firm in Hingham, Massachusetts. She has more than 15 years of experience as a family law attorney and focuses her practice on divorce and custody litigation. Prior to opening her own firm, Allison worked at several boutique family law firms in Boston and MetroWest. Prior to that, she served as a judicial law clerk to the justices of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court. Allison is a Girl Scout alum and an active member of the Junior League of Boston. She earned a BA from The College of William and Mary and an MA/JD from Syracuse University.
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