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Board of Trustees

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Evan Gallivan
Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Johnny Redmond
Executive Assistant, Governance & Development

The Board of Trustees has fiduciary responsibility for the governance of the College through the oversight of the BAC's educational and financial strategies and policies. They exercise their governance responsibilities in the larger context of the College's history, organizational structure, campus plans, and financial condition. Trustees provide strategic oversight and review and approve institutional policies while deferring to the College's president and his/her cabinet to manage daily college operations.

To fulfill this responsibility, members of the Board of Trustees appoint a president of the College and regularly assess his/her performance. The trustees support the president through their work on the board, including the committees of the board, and through their availability for confidential consultations.

The board, through a process of budget review and approval, verifies that resource allocations are consistent with the College's mission and strategic plan and that the resources generated from within the institution and from trustees and other contributors support the College's longterm financial stability and advance the strategic vision of the College. Trustees are expected to support the College philanthropically, thereby setting an example for others in the BAC community.

Dana Rowen

Dana C. Rowan, Chair

Dana C. Rowan is managing partner of The Exeter Companies, a Boston-based real estate investment, development, and advisory firm. The company is focused primarily on acquisition and development projects in the Northeast and a few, select larger-scale projects in other parts of the US...more.
Chad DeGraca

Chad J. DaGraca CPA, Treasurer

Chad DaGraca is a partner at the CPA firm DiCicco, Gulman & Company, LLP, in the Commercial Business Group. Chad's practice is focused on providing closely-held businesses and their owners with solutions to their financial, tax, and business advisory needs. Chad specializes in auditing and taxation, internal controls and systems analysis, financial and tax planning, ownership transition, and due diligence services...more.
Carolyn Spicer

Carolyn Spicer, Secretary

Carolyn Spicer is the executive vice president of McDermott Ventures, where she has worked since its inception in 1997. McDermott Ventures, a certified women-owned business, is a boutique consulting firm specializing in public affairs and marketing communications. Carolyn provides strategic communications services to innovative companies around the state as well as real estate developers and municipalities...more.
Rodger Brown

Rodger Brown

Rodger Brown is managing director for Real Estate Development at Preservation of Afforable Housing. He brings 30 years of experience producing affordable housing to his role and has been a part of the POAH organization since 2004. During his tenure at the organization he has participated in the growth of POAH's portfolio to 9,000 units...more.
Kevin Costello

Kevin Costello

Kevin is currently focused on real estate development as one of the founders of CPB2 LLC, a real estate development group focused on the redevelopment of 58 Fore Street, the former Portland Company site on the Eastern Waterfront of Portland, Maine. Kevin is also affiliated with Blue Water Development, the development arm of Blue Water Construction and Realty of Gilford, NH, and is co-founder of Cloudport, a collaborative workspace in Portsmouth, NH...more.
Howard Elkus

Howard Elkus

Howard Elkus is an internationally acclaimed architect and urban designer responsible for the design of numerous widely acknowledged landmark projects during his distinguished career. Since co-founding Elkus Manfredi Architects in 1988, and previously as a principal of The Architects Collaborative, Howard's work has consistently broken new ground with diverse project types from single buildings to urban master plans on a grand scale...more.
Richard Martini

Richard L. Martini, B.Arch '84

Richard L. Martini, executive vice president at The Fallon Company, actively oversees the development of projects from initial concept and budgets through planning, design, approvals, construction, opening, and operations. His expertise is mixed use projects with complex design, budget, and coordination challenges. He joined the Fallon Company in 2002 and is a partner in several company development projects...more.
Steven McDonald

Steven F. McDonald

Steven F. McDonald is president of Erland Construction, an open shop construction management company headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, with regional offices in East Windsor and Stamford, Connecticut. Following several years working in the construction industry, Steve joined Erland in 1986 and was named the company's president in 1997...more.
Michael Morris

Michael G. Morris Esq.

Attorney Michael G. Morris is a communications and legal professional with experience working at the highest levels of business, government, law, politics, and public policy. Michael founded Outside In Advisors, a law firm and business consultancy. The law firm, focusing on areas of corporate, business, and transactional law, is complimented with consulting services including strategic public relations, marketing, business development, and government affairs...more.
Judy Nitsch

Judy Nitsch

Judy Nitsch is founding principal of Nitsch Engineering, Inc., a 97-person firm in Boston. Established in 1989, the firm has provided civil, structural, and transportation engineering; land surveying; planning; sustainable site consulting; and GIS services on projects in 18 states and five countries...more.
Jay Philomena

Jay Philomena

Jay Philomena currently heads his own practice. In the past, he has served as principal, director of interior design, and led the practices for several national and international design firms including GHK, KlingStubbins, and Burt Hill, where he was responsible for leading design and the staff and spearheading business development efforts. He has developed corporate environments in conjunction with real estate departments, leasing agents, and major developers...more.
Felice Silverman

Felice Silverman, '92, MID '14

Felice Silverman, FIIDA, is a principal at Silverman Trykowski Associates, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. She is the past president of the International Interior Design Association and currently serves as vice president on IIDA's International Board. Felice has been practicing interior design for the past 25 years, with a focus on the design of spaces for education, children, healthcare, fitness, and commercial office interiors...more.
Cynthia Smith

Cynthia W. Smith

Cynthia Webster Smith joined Halvorson Design Partnership, Inc. in 1988, rising to her current position as vice president of the firm. Halvorson Design Partnership is a nationally recognized landscape architecture and planning firm, based in Boston, with a broad spectrum of areas in each of which Cynthia has practiced. These include academic, commercial, residential, park and open space, historic preservation, health care, sacred site, waterfront, and museum projects...more.
Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith

Deborah Smith is a senior executive within the global financial services industry with 30 plus years of experience. Her focus has been in the investment management arena (custody and asset servicing) for institutional clients. While a director/team leader in the Transaction Services Group at Citi, she launched and oversaw a new client service/relationship management protocol for third party asset managers, a previously underserved client segment.
Richard Snyder

Richard J. Snyder Esq.

Richard Snyder is of counsel to the law firm of Duane Morris, LLP and a member of the firm's corporate, real estate, banking, and international practice groups. He is admitted to the bars of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, State of Vermont, US Supreme Court, and others. Richard is a member of the American, Massachusetts, Boston, and Vermont Bar associations. He is a fellow of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation...more.
Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd

Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd

Marilyn Swartz-Lloyd is president and chief executive officer of Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization. Previously she was senior advisor to the President of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. As a principal in Lend Lease Residential Management Services, Marilyn managed over 20,000 units in twenty states. At BRF&G Consulting Group, she advised clients in the areas of real estate, strategic planning and economic development.
Mark Walsh-Cooke

Mark Walsh-Cooke

Mark Walsh-Cooke is a principal and leader for the Boston office of the international engineering firm Arup. He has over 25 years of experience in mechanical engineering design, analysis, and construction. Mark attended University in Dundee, Scotland where he earned a Bachelor of Science with Honors in mechanical engineering. He has worked internationally in Arup's Sydney and London offices prior to joining the Boston office...more.

Carole C. Wedge B.Arch '90, '08 (Hon.)

Carole Wedge, FAIA, LEED AP, is president of Shepley Bulfinch, a national design firm with offices in Boston, Houston, and Phoenix. Over the past decade, she has led Shepley Bulfinch's transformation, with the creation of an open culture and work environment; the rebranding of the firm and its institutional identity; and the expansion of its national design practice with the addition of a Phoenix office in 2009 and a Houston office in 2015...more.