Club Updates

Bernkopf Goodman LLP is proud to announce that Lydia G. Chesnick, Esq., a real estate and business law partner, has been appointed to the Real Estate and Timber Advisory Committee of the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Investment Management ("PRIM") Board by Massachusetts Treasurer Deb Goldberg. The PRIM Board is charged with the general supervision of the Pension Reserves Investment Trust ("PRIT") Fund.

Yolanda Coentro is now President and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Based in Needham and affiliated with Tufts University's Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, it offers skills training and leadership development for executives and managers at nonprofits.

Kathy Fallon joined the Board of Trustees of Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, and will sit on the enrollment, development and financial affairs committees. Kathy now is also officially a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She can trace her heritage back to Reveolutionary War veteran Daniel Alden, the grandson of John Alden of the Mayflower.

Patricia M. Flynn reports that the second book in the United Nations PRME Gender Series (Principles for Responsible Management Education) , which she co-edited, has just been published. "Overcoming Challenges to Gender Equality in the Workplace: Leadership and Innovation" was published by Greenleaf Publishing (UK), and focuses on how leadership and innovation can help overcome challenges to gender equality in the workplace.  The authors, who come from nine countries, provide case studies and best practices in large and small for-profit businesses, as well as in the not-for-profit sector, including the Church of England and the U.S. military.

Elizabeth Hailer has been elected Chair of The Women of the Harvard Club Leadership Committee. The Committee is responsible for promoting the engagement and connection of women members through programming and strategic partnerships with other women's leadership organizations.

Rachel Hayes has been promoted to Vice President of Public Engagement at Oxfam America. She will be responsible for directing the strategy and implementation of all public-facing communications and supporter engagement for the US affiliate of Oxfam. Oxfam is a global organization committed to ending the injustice of poverty.

Stella J. Karavas was made a Trustee of The Hellenic Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. The Hellenic Home is a 154-bed nonprofit facility owned and operated by Hellenic Women's Benevolent Association. They offer short-term rehabilitation, post acute care, long-term care, a secure unit, restorative programs, hospice and respite care.

Dr. Carolyn Langer, Chief Medical Officer of MassHealth and Director of the Office of Clinical Affairs, received the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Mid-Career Leadership Award in Public Health Practice on September 24th. This award, bestowed during Alumni Weekend, recognizes a graduate of the School of Public Health who has been an outstanding example of effective leadership and selfless service in the practice of public health in the public or private sphere.

Juliette Mayers has been named by The Boston Business Journal as a 2016 Women of Influence honoree. This recognition is awarded to women who have made a difference in their business, industry or community.

Northeastern University has launched the Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute, which is focused on helping promote nurse entrepreneurship and to support nurses in building businesses and gaining access to leading nursing, healthcare and business executives. One of the first speakers in the series was Nancy Nager, President & CEO of SBSC, Inc., which specializes in the delivery of healthcare services and professional medical billing services.

Foley Hoag LLP attorney Sandra Shapiro was honored by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as one of the 2016 Top Women of Law.