BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board Vice Chair
Former Senior Vice President
Pat recently retired from Bloomingdale's after a forty-year career in the retail industry. She was most recently Senior Vice President of Concessions and New Business Development. Previously, she was SVP Regional Vice President for the Northeast, where she led teams of 200 executives and 3000 staff. Pat in on the board of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts and has worked with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute as a member of the Susan Smith Cancer Center Visiting Committee and the Women’s Executive Council as a board member. Pat recently completed a Fellowship at the Advanced Leadership Initiative at Harvard University.
Harvey is a principal in the Benefits Consulting Group and a member of the Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits practice at Ropes & Gray. He was previously director of administration and deputy general counsel at Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Earlier, he served as assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts Consumer Protection Division and adjunct professor at Northeastern University. Harvey is a past president of Temple Sinai in Brookline, MA and he has worked with other nonprofit boards on governance and strategic planning issues. He holds a JD from Boston University and a PhD from Northeastern.
Encore Boston Network
Doug helped to found Encore Boston Network in 2012. He was previously President of Discovering What's Next and the Life Planning Network. In 2010, he co-founded the national Encore Network, of which Encore Boston Network is a part. After a career in business, Doug joined New Directions as a consultant to business leaders and professionals in career and life transitions. While there, he helped shape the Life Portfolio program for retirees, a step toward his current focus on encore work opportunities. He is a board member of Empower Success Corps and has served on numerous municipal boards and commissions for the City of Newton.
Founder & CEO, Greenwood Leadership Consulting
Anne consults with companies interested in strategies to advance women at their firms. She also coaches individuals to help them advance in their careers. Anne was previously Senior Vice President at Pax Ellevate, working to promote investing in companies that advance women in leader-ship. She was a Fellow in the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative and an Innovation Fellow at Encore.org. Anne has over 25 years of experience at major wealth management firms in headquarters and field positions, including leading Smith Barney’s retirement business. She holds degrees from Cornell University and the Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Former Executive Director,
Mary is a Consultant for Encore.org, coaching Gen2Gen partners on how to most effectively recruit adults 50+ to fill volunteer and staff roles. She was previously Executive Director of Generations Incorporated for 15 years, growing the AARP Experience Corps program in Boston to one of the largest and most successful in the nation. Before that, Mary was Executive Director of the Bird Street Community Center in Dorchester. She holds a masters degree in management from Lesley University.
Community Organizer & Owner, The Profound Pen
Cynthia is a community organizer with extensive experience in program develop-ment, employment readiness training, career development and client service. She recently worked as Community Organizer for Action for Boston Community Development and held previous roles as Executive Director, Case Manager, Project Manager and Program Manager in various organizations in Boston and Georgia. She owns and leads The Profound Pen, a communications and graphic design firm. She holds a degree in sociology from Spellman College.
Senior Research Associate
Tina is an Assistant Professor in the Older Adults and Families concentration of the School of Social Work at Boston College and a Senior Research Associate at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work. Her research focuses on meaningful engagement in middle/later life and its effects not only on the health and well-being of individuals, but also on families, organizations, communities, and society at large. She is involved in developing one of the American Academy of Social Work and Social Welfare's Grand Challenges for the next decade, focused on maximizing productive and meaningful activity throughout life. Tina earned her PhD at Boston College.
Phyllis leads strategic partnerships for the national Gen2Gen Campaign. Her work builds on extensive experience leading organizations, advocating for social justice, teaching and practicing law. Phyllis serves on the boards of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and the Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program at Brandeis University, which she co-founded. She previously served on the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. In her earlier career, Phyllis was the founding Legal Director (and later, President) of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, Deputy Attorney General of Massachusetts, Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority, and Chair of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. She received her JD from Georgetown University.
Patricia Grenier, CPA
Business Development Manager, BDO USA LLP
Patricia joined BDO in 2017 as a Senior Audit Manager and moved to a business development role in 2018. She previously had 20 years of public accounting experience with a mid-sized firm in the United States and Canada. She has worked with a wide variety of clients, many in the construction, manufacturing and nonprofit sectors. Originally from Montreal, Patricia is fluent in French. During her career, she has assisted clients with their operations, systems and internal controls. She holds a masters degree in accounting from Universite du Quebec in Montreal.
Past Board Directors
Former MA State Director, AARP
In 16 years with AARP, Debbie served in a variety of positions, including director of the Massachusetts State Office and as Interim Vice President of Education & Outreach for Financial Security team, where she worked on retirement and workforce issues. Debbie was an assistant attorney general and deputy director of communications in the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. She is a graduate of Suffolk University and Suffolk Law School and spent more than a decade as a broadcast journalist in Boston media market. Debbie has volunteered for 20 years with the Challenge Unlimited therapeutic riding program in Andover.
Director, The Center for Aging & Work at Boston College
Jackie is director of The Center on Aging & Work and research professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Her research has focused on the meaning and experience of work, gender roles and stereotypes, adult development, percep-tions of older workers and emerging retirement issues. She recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Work, Aging & Retirement—Change in the Meaning and Experience of Work in Life. Jackie is past president of the Society for the Study of Human Development and serves on the editorial board of Work, Aging & Retire-ment. Her PhD is from Boston College.
Former Vice President, Encore.org
Judy led the Encore University, Next Chapter and other initiatives for Encore.org over a period of 15 years. Previously, she was vice president for US Programs for Elderhostel and helped develop the Elderhostel Institute Network. She began her career in the field of continuing education at colleges in Oregon and Colorado. Judy served in an advisory capacity for AARP, the American Society on Aging, the National Council on Aging and numerous other organizations.
Independent Business & Tax Consultant
Susan has worked for a variety of accounting and law firms on tax, finance and business matters during her career. For the past five years, she has been an independent business and tax consultant with a focus on tax and estate planning, elder care and related issues. She works with nonprofits and small businesses on organizational as well as financial matters. She supports women in business as a consultant for the Center for Women & Enterprise. She holds a masters degree in taxation from Suffolk University.
Former Executive Director
Carol is the former Executive Director of ReServe Greater Boston, an encore pathway to flexible work in the nonprofit and public sector. Carol has focused her entire career at the intersection of aging and public health, as both an advocate and social entrepreneur. She has been involved in the encore movement for many years (pre-dating the name “encore”), beginning with the founding of Discovering What’s Next, one of the early community-based models promoting encore opportunities. Carol holds a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Director of Strategy, Jumpstart
Paulette has over 13 years of experience in leadership positions in community organizing, education, intergenerational and direct service organizations. As Director of Strategy at Jumpstart, a national early education organization, she leads the development and execution of field strategies to deepen impact and expand reach. She previously worked in radio, TV, and film production and for research-focused community programs in Puerto Rico. In 2015, she moved to Massachusetts where she became a fierce advocate for families with children with special needs. Paulette earned a BS in Human Services from Springfield College and holds several professional certifications.