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Executive Board

  • William Gleason, OD ‘74, President
  • Lynn Brandes, OD ‘87, FAAO, Vice President
  • Kristen Griebel, OD ‘97, Immediate Past President
  • Jonathon Jimmerson, OD’12, Secretary

Role and Responsibilities of Directors

Directors may serve up to two consecutive, two-year terms and are eligible for re-election for following a two-year hiatus. Each Director is responsible for assisting NECO with a variety of outreach efforts and overall stewardship of alumni and students transitioning into alumni. Directors will work directly with the Office of Institutional Advancement on inspiring alumni to stay connected to NECO.

  • Serve as a voting member of the Board
  • Serve on committees of the Board
  • Chair a committee(s) of the Board
  • Attend quarterly Board meetings either in person or by telephone
  • Represent the Alumni Association at NECO related events
  • Attend Career Seminar and other Alumni Association sponsored events
  • Serve as a voice of the alumni by conducting outreach calls and surveys
  • Recruit alumni to serve on committees and attend NECO sponsored events
  • Serve as a liaison between alumni and the Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Serve as a mentor to recent graduates in one’s community
  • Take a leadership role in planning class reunions
  • Participate in recruitment of future students
  • Lead class fundraising and stewardship efforts - lend name on solicitation letter

Directors:

David Caban, OD ‘77
Paul Cangiano, OD ‘96
Elise Harb, OD ‘04
David Helfman, OD ‘69
Emily Kachinsky, OD ‘08
Michael Madigan, OD ‘96
Alexis Malkin, OD ‘08
Brittany Mazza, OD ‘10
Andrew McLeod, OD, ‘06
Walter Potaznick, OD ‘76
Howard Purcell, OD ‘84
Nicole Ross, OD ‘11
Angelica Scanzera, OD ‘14
David Smith, OD ‘64
Jenna Titelbaum, OD ‘12

Role and Responsibilities of Alumni Delegates

Delegates serve a two-year term, and are eligible for reappointment. Each Delegate is responsible for assisting NECO with a variety of outreach efforts and overall stewardship of alumni and students transitioning into alumni. Delegates will work closely with the Office of Institutional Advancement on inspiring alumni to stay connected to NECO.

  • Appointed by the Alumni Association Board President
  • Serve as a non-voting member of the Board
  • Serve on committees of the Board
  • Invited to attend quarterly meetings of the Board
  • Represent the Alumni Association at NECO related events
  • Attend, and recruit others to attend, Career Seminar and other Alumni Association sponsored events
  • Serve as a voice of alumni by conducting outreach calls and surveys
  • Serve as a liaison between classmates and the Office of Institutional Advancement
  • Serve as a mentor to recent graduates in one’s community
  • Take a leadership role in planning class reunions
  • Lead class fundraising and stewardship efforts – lend name on solicitation letter
  • Participate in recruitment of future students

Delegates

Phyllis Andrejko, OD ‘97
Daniel Bastian, OD ‘12
Doug Benoit, OD ‘83
Jamy Borbidge, OD ‘12
Timothy Bossie, OD ‘12
Kyla Smith Duchin, OD ‘08
David Eaton, Jr., OD ‘08
Matthew Elgart, OD ‘66
Steve Goldstein, OD ’83
Douglas Haigh, OD ‘12
Scott Huffer, OD ‘06
Megan Lamaroux, OD ‘12
Deborah Lee, OD ‘06
Richard Lippman, OD ‘68
Stacy Lyons, OD ’88
Grace Lytle, OD’08
Anne Moskowitz, OD ’93, PHD
Saleha Munir, OD, ‘12
Joseph Osmanski, OD ‘74
Amanda Powers, OD ’11
Petar Prpic, OD ‘13
James Sanborn, OD ‘12
Mirage Shah, OD ‘12
Harbir Sian, OD ‘12
Philip Sutherland, OD ’86
Bill Watts, OD ‘68

Regional Associates:

Matthew Bauer, OD ‘09
Chris Cordero, OD ‘11
Jaclyn Garlich, OD ‘10
Fadi Maroun, OD ‘94
Judith Schaffer, OD ‘93
Edward Schwartzberg, OD ‘69

Student Council

Cayla Bergstrom, OD3, President
Jules Shelton, OD2, Vice President
Amanda Wiederoder, OD2, Secretary
Steven Weifenbach, OD3, Treasurer
Faustino Santiago, OD3, Media & Clubs Coordinator

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact Margery Warren, Director of Alumni Relations in the Office of Institutional Development, or call 617-587-5687.