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Alumni Board of Directors

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Executive Board

  • Linda Bennett, OD ‘80, President
  • David Helfman, OD ‘69, Vice President
  • William Gleason, OD ‘74, Immediate Past President
  • Jonathon Jimmerson, OD’12, Secretary

Alumni President Linda Bennett at podium speaking.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 fundraising and stewardship efforts 

Directors:

David Caban, OD ‘77
Paul Cangiano, OD ‘96
Elise Harb, OD ‘04
Emily Kachinsky, OD ‘08 
Jessica Leader, OD '12
Michael Madigan, OD ‘96
Alexis Malkin, OD ‘08
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
Lynn Brandes, OD '87, FAAO
Jeffrey Cohn, 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
Richard Lippman, OD ‘68
Stacy Lyons, OD ’88
Brittany Mazza, OD ‘10
Anne Moskowitz, OD ’93, PhD
Amanda Powers, OD ’11
Petar Prpic, OD ‘13
Harbir Sian, OD ‘12
Philip Sutherland, OD ’86

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

Jules Shelton, OD3, President
Kayla Andrade, OD2, Vice President
Amanda Wiederoder, OD3, Secretary
Julia Mockler, OD3, Treasurer
Merna Kahilla, OD3, Media & Clubs Coordinator

If you are interested in serving on the Alumni Board or other Alumni Ambassadorship roles, please contact Margery Warren, Director of Alumni Relations, Telephone: 617-587-5687, email: warrenm@neco.edu.

Stay connected and stay involved!