Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter Leadership

The Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter is grateful for the support of Greater Boston’s leaders. Many generously serve on our Board of Directors, Leadership Council and Executive Dinner Committee as the primary champions, supporters and ambassadors to insure the success of Hope on the Harbor. Our leaders include:

Hope on the Harbor 2017 Event Co-Chairs

  • Thomas A. Croswell
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Tufts Health Plan and Chair, Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter Board of Directors
  • Michel Vounatsos
    CEO Biogen

Hope on the Harbor – Legacy Chair

Carol M. Meyrowitz & Family

Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter Executive Dinner Committee

  • Richard F. Connolly, Jr. – Managing Director – Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.
  • Thomas A. Croswell – President and Chief Operating Officer, Tufts Health Plan and
    Chair, Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter Board of Directors and 2017 Hope on the Harbor event. My Story
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    Thomas A. Croswell

    "I joined the Alzheimer’s Association several years ago after my family had been affected by Alzheimer’s disease.  The disease does not discriminate, cutting across all economic and cultural boundaries.   The millions affected are our friends, our neighbors, our colleagues. The work of the Alzheimer’s Association – providing crucial support services and conducting ground-breaking research - has never been as vital as it is today."

  • Robert Atchinson – Managing Director, Adage Capital Management, LP
  • David Bruce – Trustee, Highland Street Foundation
  • Holly McGrath Bruce – Trustee, Highland Street Foundation
  • Dennis Burns – Managing Director – Institutional Securities, Senior Relationship Manager, Morgan Stanley
  • John M. Connors – The Connors Family Office
  • Carolyn Clancy – EVP FundsNetwork, Fidelity Investments
  • Jack Faer – Senior Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Iron Mountain and
    Director, Alzheimer's Association National Board of Directors
  • Richard Fentin – Senior Advisor, Fidelity Investments
  • John Fish – President and Chief Executive Officer, Suffolk Construction, Inc.
  • Stephen F. Foley – Vice President, TD Bank My Story
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    Stephen F.Foley

    How Alz. Has impacted my Industry

    Today 5.2mm individuals and their families are impacted by the Alzheimer’s disease. This number will continue to grow as the U.S. population age 65 and older continues to increase. By 2025, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease is estimated to reach 7.1 million.  To me, these numbers are staggering.  As a Managing Director in Corporate Banking I have dealings with large multinational companies who employ many individuals who have been impacted or soon will be impacted by this disease.    At present time there is no cure, and while this may seem daunting, I have chosen to devote my time and energy and work with the MA/NH Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and share in their ultimate vision of a World Without Alzheimer’s.

  • Samantha Budd Haeberlein – Senior Vice President, Therapeutic Area Head – Neurodegeneration, Biogen
  • Barry Greene – President and Chief Operating Officer, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals My Story
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    Barry Greene

    "My Grandmother had Alzheimer’s and I have witnessed how devastating and heartbreaking the disease can be on a family.  I work in the biotechnology industry, focused on developing new medicines for devastating diseases; it is clear that this disease in particular is a major and growing issue for our society.  As an active member of the Alzheimer’s Association with the Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter for 10 years, I am proud of all we have accomplished in terms of raising awareness as well as funds.  But there is more to do – more research to fund, more development paths to pursue, and more support to provide to Alzheimer’s patients and their families."

  • Phillip Gross – Managing Director, Adage Capital Management, LP
  • Karin Hellsvik - Director of Patient Advocacy, Biogen
  • Richard Hiersteiner – Partner, Sullivan & Worcester and
    Vice Chair, Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter Board of Directors
  • Surya Kolluri – Managing Director, Policy and Marketing Planning, BACML Wealth & Investment Management
  • Desmond Mac Intyre – Member, Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter Board of Directors
  • Joseph F. McCafferty – Managing Director, Tandem Solutions and
    Former Chair, Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter Board of Directors
  • Carol M. Meyrowitz – Executive Chairman, The TJX Companies, Inc. and Hope on the Harbor Legacy Chair
  • John Power – Principal, Farley White Interests
  • Robert L. Reynolds – President and Chief Executive Officer, Putnam Investments
  • Clare Richer – CFO, Putman Investments and Co-Chair, Executive Dinner Committee
  • Michael F. Ripp – Executive Vice President & Partner, CBRE/New England
  • Jim Ross – Executive Vice President, State Street Corp, Global Head of SPDR ETFs & Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter Board of Directors
  • David A. Rountree – Managing Director, First Republic Bank My Story
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    David A. Rountree

    "I volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association with hope for the progress of Alzheimer’s research and in memory of my mother and brother."

  • Paul S. Stuka Managing Partner, Osiris Capital Partners My Story
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    Paul S. Stuka

    "As with many other Alzheimer’s Association volunteers, I initially became involved with the Association due to a family member’s struggle with the disease. In my case, it was my mother who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for twelve years before succumbing in 2002. However, at this time I see the Alzheimer’s “cause” extending far beyond the individual family level. Presently, 5.5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and this number will increase dramatically as the 76 million Baby Boomers age and life expectancies continue to increase significantly. Alzheimer’s disease is the only major cause of death in the United States that is increasing in prevalence. It is imperative that we as a society face this challenge. Fortunately, I believe that through the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association, we will defeat this disease in my lifetime. I strongly encourage you to join us in this mission."

Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter

  • James H. Wessler, President and CEO My Story
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    Jim Wessler

    "Like so many American's, Alzheimer's affected my family. My Dad lived with Alzheimer's and I saw the impact of this disease on a loving father and grandfather and on a man who was such an accomplished physician and researcher. My families journey only added fuel to the fire of my passion to achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer's. In my 15+ years working for the Alzheimer's Association, I am only more convinced of the urgency of our cause and on the effectiveness of the work of the Alzheimer's Association. We need to do more and as quickly as possible."

  • Caitlyn Mosher Ellis, Senior Corporate Initiatives Officer
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