CWE Boards

The volunteer Board of Directors, Emeritus Board, and Advisory Boards are a diverse group of leaders from New England who bring a variety of expertise to CWE and are committed to helping women prosper through entrepreneurship and business.

Board of Directors

Karen Copenhaver
Chair, Partner, Choate, Hall & Stewart
Susan Rittscher
President & CEO, Center for Women & Enterprise
Maria Abernethy
Director, Deloitte Services LP
Amy Acampora
Senior Vice President, RBS Citizens
Joel Adler
CFO, Wobble Works
Tina Benik
Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, A.W. Chesterton Company
Janet Dunlap
Vice President & General Counsel, Monotype Imaging Inc.
Jacqueline Gonzalez Taylor
VP & Counsel, State Street Corporation
Ellen Hoffman
Former President, Devonshire Custom Publishing
Sandy Lish
Principal & Co-Founder, The Castle Group
Susan Loconto Penta
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, MIDIOR Consulting
Naheed S. Malik
Senior Financial Advisor, American Tower Corporation
Doug Shaw
Former CEO & President, Monotype
Cindy Smith
Managing Director, Lighthouse Financial Advisors, LLC
Lisa Wood
Partner, Foley Hoag, LLP
Constance S. Wright
President, Charles River CFO

CWE Emeritus Board

  • Gail Long, Co-Chair, Formerly of Getzler Henrich and Associates
  • William Schawbel, Co-Chair, Founder and CEO, The Schawbel Corporation
  • Elizabeth Ames
  • Michele Courton Brown, Chief Operating Officer, The Efficacy Institute
  • Karen Cartotto
  • Teresa I. Cavanagh, Executive Director, Global Banking Alliance for Women
  • Paula E. Chauncey, Managing Partner, Etre LLC
  • Lorrayne “Dina” Chu
  • Vicki Donlan, Business and Health Coach
  • John Doyle, Operations Manager, UPS Northeast Atlantic Division
  • Amy Aldrich Geogan, Chief Credit Officer, South Shore Bank
  • Susan C. Hammond, Principal and Founder, scHammond Advisors
  • Joanne Jaxtimer, Senior Vice President and Director of Pubblic Affairs, BNY Mellon
  • Carrie Johnson, Small Business Advisor
  • Dewitt Jones, Executive Vice President, Managed Assets President, and Solar Energy Advantage President, Boston Community Capital
  • Susan Keller, Esq., Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives, LLC
  • Mela Lew
  • Jim Matheson, President & CEO, Oasys Water, Inc.
  • Kate Murtagh, Managing Director, Chief Compliance Officer, Harvard Management Company
  • Jill C. Preotle, Director, Retroficiency, Inc.
  • Victoria Sassine, Lecturer, Babson College
  • Chris Sheehan, Senior Director, Applause
  • Andrea Silbert, President, The EOS Foundation
  • Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder & CEO, Practically Green
  • Yolanda Taylor, Managing Director, Seaward Management
  • Toni G. Wolfman, Women's Leadership Institute Executive in Residence, Bentley University

CWE Eastern Massachusetts - Advisory Board

  • Megan Costello, Executive Director, Office of Women's Advancement, Boston City Hall
  • Joanna Damp, Vice President, Senior Channel Marketing Manager, State Street Global Advisors
  • Lina Gallotto, Senior Vice President, Oxford Information Technology
  • Carolyn Jones, Publisher, Boston Business Journal
  • Julie Levin, Julie Levin Coaching and Consulting
  • Zenobia Moochhala, Co-founder, Care.com
  • Laila Partridge, CEO, WegoWise
  • Andrea Piatt, Ph.D., Principal and Founder, Commonwealth Psychology Associates
  • Ann Raider, CEO, Raider Consulting
  • Raza Shaikh, Big Data Consulting
  • Jackie Shoback, Executive Vice President and Client Development Officer, Boston Private Bank
  • Stephanie Pare Sullivan, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer, Charlesbank

CWE Central Massachusetts - Advisory Board

  • Ingrid G. Adade, AVP, Financial Education, Leominster Credit Union
  • Ann Barry, Director Risk Managment, Jupiter Networks, Inc.
  • Susan Johnson, Vice President, Middlesex Savings Bank
  • Marianne Lancaster, President, Lancaster Packaging
  • Diane Marguerite, Sr. Director Lab Operations, Dell
  • Juli Sinnett, Principal, New Normal Life, LLC
  • Lisa Spector, AVP, Director of Category Management, The TJX Companies, Inc.
  • Liora K. Stone, President, Precision Engineering Inc.
  • Francisco Torres, Economic Development Director, Town of Westborough

CWE New Hampshire - Advisory Board

  • Jessica Ayala
  • Gemma Dreher, VP & General Counsel, Velcro Group Corp.
  • Jen Dufresne, Owner/Managing Partner, 110 Technology, LLC
  • Emily Erskine, ART Payroll
  • Nancy Langrall, Langrall Strategies
  • Amy Madeira, District HR Ops Manager, UPS Northeast District
  • Judith Maloy, CEO, Polaris Direct
  • Lisa Masiello, President and Founder, TECHmarc Labs, Inc.
  • Karil A. Reibold, Reibold Consulting

CWE Rhode Island - Advisory Board

  • Jennifer Cookke, Chair, CWE Rhode Island Center Advisory Board, President, Owner, FH French, Co. Inc.
  • Amy Acampora
  • Jen Dutra, Director of Enterprise Accounts, UPS
  • Robin Dziuba, Senior Vice President, Merrill Lynch
  • Martha Conn Hultzman, CPA, CGMA, Director, Citrin Cooperman
  • Susan Keller Esq., Founder, Entrepreneurial Executives, LLC
  • Joel E. Legon
  • Lori Mollo, Vendor Management Office, VP, Vendor Assessment & Administration Technology Infrastructure
  • Charles Newton
  • Carol O'Donnell, Owner, Emerald ReConstruction
  • Linda Valentini, Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Coastway Community Bank