Continuing the Journey
Marybeth Belsito '81
Belsito & Company Medical Communications
Marybeth most recently served as principal, founder and CEO of Belsito & Company, a healthcare marketing communications firm in New York City. The agency specialized in public awareness campaigns, brand strategy and execution, crisis and issues management, medical ethics, and media relations across a range of therapeutic areas for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies in the U.S. and Europe. Prior to starting her own company, Marybeth held senior leadership positions at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide and Manning, Selvage & Lee.
Author, Blogger, Life Coach, Speaker
Jenny Blake is an author, blogger, life coach and sought-after speaker who helps others "Wake up, live big! and love the journey." She has been featured on Forbes.com, US News & World Report and CNN.com and is nationally recognized as a leader among Gen Y. Jenny started her blog, LifeAfterCollege.org, in 2005 and translated it into a popular book, Life After College: The Complete Guide to Getting What You Want (Running Press, 2011), which serves as a portable life coach for 20-somethings. Jenny recently took her own great leap by leaving Google after five and a half years at the company (on the Training, Career Development and Authors@Google teams) to move to New York City and pusure her passions full-time. Follwer her on twitter @Jenny_Blake.
Pat Bonan '79
Managing Director (Retired)
Pat Bonan worked for JPMorgan Chase for more than 28 years in a variety of investment banking and capital market roles until she retired. Her most recent assignment was managing the firm’s top-ranked, short-term fixed income division, where she oversaw the origination, sales, and trading of a variety of fixed income securities. Upon her retirement, Bonan relocated to the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two daughters. She is now actively engaged in the management of several family owned commercial properties in Maryland.
Anne M. Butler NC '71
Senior Advisor at Blyth Inc.
Executive Board Member at Direct Selling Education Foundation
Vice Chairman and Board Director at Direct Selling Association
Anne M. Butler is a Senior Advisor at Blyth, Inc. Headquartered in Greenwich, CT, Blyth is a Home Expressions company that markets an extensive array of home fragrance products, decorative accessories, seasonal decorations and household convenience items. The Company sells its products through multiple channels of distribution, including the home party plan method of direct selling and one-on-one direct selling, as well as through the wholesale and catalog/Internet channels. Prior to this position, Anne was the President of Partylite Worldwide, Inc. During her tenure, she was responsible for double-digit growth in PartyLite’s portfolio of European markets including Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, France and Finland. Anne is currently Vice Chairman of the Direct Selling Association, and a Board Member of the Direct Selling Educational Foundation. Prior to Blyth, Anne also held top management positions in Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Avon, Inc. Anne is a principal of Butler Advisors.
Gina Bonacci Clark '76
G.B. Clark & Co. (Personal Jeweler to Private Clients)
Gina Clark owns and operates a personalized jewelry service consisting of sales of fine jewelry by appointment only. She is a Graduate Gemologist from the Gemological Institute of America and has been a personal jeweler to private clients for 20 years. She is a member of the Jewelers Board of Trade and the G.I.A. Alumni Association. In addition, Gina manages multiple real estate investments.
Lisa Corvese '81
Director and Advisor
Lisa Corvese is a successful entrepreneur and relationship builder who always focuses on her client’s needs. She most recently executed an alternative investment research and communication strategy for PerTrac, a leader in analytic software solutions for investment professionals at the fund level of investing. Prior to that engagement, Lisa was the head of Global Client Relationship Management for GlobeOp Financial Services, a leading public fund administration firm. Lisa previously served as a strategic advisor to InfoExchange, a financial technology firm and spent six years at Standard & Poor’s, first as Managing Director of S&P’s Investment Services Data Operations and Strategy Group and then as Managing Director in Global Client Service and Sales. Lisa has built profitable businesses in electronic brokerage, wealth management, and financial services and was involved in the following ventures: Reality Technologies sold to Reuters in 1994; GivingCapital sold to Kintera in 2002; and Restricted Stock Systems sold to Computershare in 2007.
Jill Dalton is the partner-in-charge of the NY office of Dempsey Partners, which specializes in forensic accounting and claim preparation services for large corporations and institutions. Prior, Jill was a Managing Director at Marsh & McLennan for over 23 years. As their leader of the Terrorism Specialty practice she testified before the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises in support of the extension of the Terrorism Risk Act.
Ann Finck '66
Nurse Practitioner/ ICU Nurse
Department of Neuroscience
Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Ann Finck has held a variety of nursing positions in the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. As a neuroscience intensive care unit nurse, she renders bedside care to critically ill patients; as a preceptor nurse, she instructs new nurses in the delivery of patient care; and as a nurse practitioner, she manages overall postoperative care of all the patients on the neurological service. Finck has also presented and published on a variety of neuroscience nursing topics over the past 35 years.
Kathleen Gallanar '86
Kathleen Gallanar has worked in Sales and Human Resources for the following companies: Continental Airways, American Express Corporation, General Electric Company and Fidelity Investments. Kathleen is now an Organizational Development and Leadership Consultant with Horizon Leadership. Kathleen is also the author of My Pink Room, an empowering story of perseverance and hope that proves that sorrow does not have to overshadow the joy of life.
Maryann Gallivan '82
Gallivan Consulting LLC
Maryann graduated from Boston College with a degree in Accounting. Her first job was with Arthur Andersen & Co. as an auditor. After eight years with Andersen and earning her CPA, Maryann did an MBA at Trinity College in Dublin which she leveraged to change careers to become a strategy and management consultant with Gemini Consulting in London. Maryann spent 12 years with Gemini (now Capgemini), eventually returning to the USA where she built and led the Life Sciences Strategy and Transformation Practice. In 2004, she joined the Monitor Group as a partner focusing on the Pharmaceutical industry. In 2006, she joined Archstone Consulting to lead their Life Science and Strategy practices. In 2008, she transitioned away from traditional consulting firms and decided to continue her consulting career as in independent with a focus on helping clients manage complex change. She has just returned to the Boston area from a two year assignment in France and Italy.
Noelle Grainger '93
Managing Director, Director North America Equity Research
Noelle Grainger is a Managing Director and Director of North America Equity Research at JPMorgan in New York. In this role, Noelle manages 60 teams of equity analysts covering nearly 1,200 stocks focusing on a variety of sectors ranging from banks to diversified industrials to biotechnology. In 2011, JPMorgan U.S. equity Research was ranked by its institutional investor clients as the #1 research team on the Street in the Institutional Investor All-America Research Poll for the second consecutive year.
Joan Luise Hill '75
The Miracle Chase, Three Women, Three Miracles and a Ten Year Journey of Discovery and Friendship
Joan spent over 25 years in the health care profession beginning in the laboratory while a student at Boston College; progressing through hospital management, medical group management, and health plan management. She has been an avid supporter of innovation in health care and testing. Over the past several years in addition to volunteer and fund raising activities, Joan coauthored The Miracle Chase with two other women published in November, 2010 and since then has traveled across the country addressing topics of writing, life changes, and miracles in radio, TV and personal appearances.
Meg Kelleher '81
Executive Vice President
Meg Kelleher, Executive Vice President, has been with Fidelity Investments for five years. Meg has national responsibility for the acquisition and retention of both bank and third party administrators. Before joining Fidelity, Meg spent twelve years with State Street in a variety of sales and relationship management roles. She began her business career with Salomon Brothers, an investment bank, in New York City. Meg lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts with her husband and three children.
Susan LaMonica '83
RBS Americas and Citizens Financial Group
Susan LaMonica is the Human Resources Director or RBS America's and Citizens Financial Group. She joined RBS in September 2010 and has responsibility for all HR activities across the region supporting both global banking and retail businesses. Prior to joining RBS Susan had spent 23 years at JP Morgan Chase managing in a variety of senior level HR roles. Susan left the workforce force for five years between her assignments at JP Morgan and RBS to pursue other interests.
The Career Co-op
Meredith Lowe is the co-founder of The Career Co-op, a career and human capital management consulting firm in Westport, Connecticut. Meredith started The Career Co-op after over 25 years in human resources, and brings her insights to private clients, academic institutions and fortune 500 companies. In addition to consulting, Meredith speaks frequently on the topics of Career Management, managing organizational change, and using social media as a job search and sales tool.
The Career Co-op is deeply committed to supporting women across Fairfield County in pursuit of their careers. Through Family Economic and Security Program at Norwalk Community College, Meredith provides job seekers skills to single mothers raising children and attending college. She trains volunteer coaches for the Service for Peace, and provides In-Service career education for employees of the state of Connecticut.
Tara McKenzie Gilvar '85
Founder and CEO
B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, and Grow)
Tara McKenzie Gilvar is the founder and CEO of B.I.G., a business support, education and networking organization for women. They are a growing community of intelligent, creative and entrepreneurial women who want to share our business ideas and build upon our dreams. Those dreams require the right environment to flourish. B.I.G. offers precisely this forum with face to face guidance and support with local community meetings as well as an interactive, informative website, www.justthinkbig.us.
Dineen Riviezzo '89
New York Court of Claims
Dineen Ann Riviezzo was confirmed as Judge of New York State Court of Claims by the new York State Senate on December 13, 2006 following her nomination by then Governor George E. Pataki. She is sitting as Acting Supreme Court Judge in the King’s County Supreme Court hearing criminal cases. Prior to her judicial confirmation, Judge Riviezzo was the New York State Inspector General having been appointed by Governor Pataki in 2005. As Inspector General, Dineen directed the office responsible for investigating allegations of fraud, corruption, misconduct and abuse in over 200 state agencies and public authorities.
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Eliza Shanley developed research and public relations expertise with a small female-owned business that served high-profile clients, such as the International Herald Tribune. She later worked with the Public Broadcasting Service, managing the public relations effort for its Adult Learning Service. Shanley worked for a year after her first child was born and then left the full-time workforce for four years as she raised two daughters. In 2002, Shanley cofounded Women@Work Network to help women at every stage of the workforce reentry and career transition process.
Lauren Stiller Rikleen, LAW '79
Executive-in-Residence, Boston College Center for Work & Family
President, Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership
Lauren Stiller Rikleen is a nationally recognized expert on developing a thriving, diverse and multi-generational workforce. Lauren launched the Rikleen Institute for Strategic Leadership to help businesses and other organizations create a culture where their professionals can advance and flourish. She brings each engagement nearly three decades of experience, including as a law firm partner, mediator, and professional and community leader.
Lauren is also the Executive-in-Residence at Boston College's Center for Work & Family in the Carroll School of Management. Established in 1990, the Center links academic research and corporate practice to create workplace cultures that support individual and organizational success.
Lauren is the author of Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law and Success Strategies for Women Lawyers. She is currently writing a book about Millennials in the workplace. Among her honors, Lauren has been selected by her peers to be listed in Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA America’s Leading Business Lawyers, and Massachusetts Super Lawyers.