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Alumni Board of Directors

Executive Board

  • Linda Bennett, OD ‘80, President, 2022 Mentor
  • Jonathon Jimmerson, OD ‘12, Vice President
  • William Gleason, OD ‘74, Immediate Past President
  • Jessica Leader Fortin, OD ‘15, 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:

  • Thomas Andrea, OD ‘14, Chair, US Graduate Strong Committee
  • David Caban, OD ‘77
  • Paul Cangiano, OD ‘96, Chair, Career Symposium Committee
  • Nancy Carlson, OD ‘77
  • Scott Chamberland, OD ‘08
  • Jeffrey Cohn, OD '12, Chair, Dinner with ODs Committee
  • Jameel Kanji, OD '14, Co-Chair, Canadian Graduate Strong Committee
  • Richard Lippman, OD ‘68
  • Debi Sarma, OD '14
  • Angelica Scanzera, OD '14
  • Christie Krolczyk Simpson, OD '14

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
  • Lynn Brandes, OD '87, FAAO
  • Jason Chin, OD '04
  • Kyla Smith Duchin, OD ‘08
  • Matthew Elgart, OD ‘66
  • Kristen Griebel, OD ‘97
  • Anita Gulmiri, OD '15
  • Elise Harb, OD ‘04, Chair, CV and Resume Review Committee
  • Joy Huang, OD ‘15
  • Scott Huffer, OD ‘06
  • Emily Kachinsky, OD ‘08
  • Stacy Lyons, OD ’88
  • Alexis Malkin, OD ‘08, Chair, Scholarship Committee
  • Andrew McLeod, OD ‘06
  • Lauren Moses, OD ‘15
  • Anne Moskowitz, OD ’93, PhD
  • Walter Potaznick, OD ‘76
  • Amanda Powers, OD ’11
  • Petar Prpic, OD ‘13
  • Alina Reznik, OD ‘16
  • Nicole Ross, OD ‘11, Co-Chair, Canadian Graduate Strong Committee
  • Harbir Sian, OD ‘12
  • David Smith, OD ‘64
  • Jenna Titelbaum, OD ‘12

Regional Associates:

  • Matthew Bauer, OD ‘09
  • Chris Cordero, OD ‘11
  • Fadi Maroun, OD ‘94
  • Edward Schwartzberg, OD ‘69

Student Council, 2018-19

Monica Luo, OD3, President
Lauren Thamel, OD2, Vice President
Kristyn Goff, OD3, Secretary
Justine Choi, OD3, Treasurer
Erin Civetti, 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.

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