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The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle Trustees (2017-2018)

(back row) Hanna Bruno, John Mee, Travis Minor, Devra Feshbach-Meriney, Nick Carter, and Ken Anderson; (middle row) Lucy Miller, Welles Hatch, Amy Jolly, Julie Hagan, Jeanne DeTemple, Deb Mayerson, Paul Ressler, and Al Powers (seated front row). (front row) Janet Friedman, Elaine DiCicco, Dorrie Bean, Priscilla White Sturges, and Bee Loprete. (not in photo: Ed Bernard, Molly Eberle, Tom Rutledge and David Gould)

Kenneth D. AndersonFormer Chair of the Board of Trustees - A consulting actuary, Ken is a life-long resident of Concord and a 1964 graduate of CCHS. He operates his own pension consulting firm in Concord. He has served on various town committees, most recently the Council on Aging Board, of which he was chair for two years. He has extensive experience with youth sports, both as a coach and as a member of the boards for Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball (Secretary) and Concord-Carlisle Friends of Football, Inc. (Treasurer). Ken and his wife Lynda have three children, all graduates of CCHS. Ken has established a named fund in honor of Norton Levy, a long-time math teacher at CCHS, while his mother has established a memorial fund in honor of his father, William W. Anderson. (Joined Board in 2001)

Ed Bernard - Associate Trustee - Ed Bernard is a freelance advertising and marketing writer and creative director and has run his own business for more than 20 years. His clients include notable non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, as well as leading colleges (Olin College of Engineering) and local organizations (Concord Education Fund, Jericho Road, Concord Scout House, Concord Players, Emerson Umbrella). Ed's wife Dorothy (nee Pordon) is a graduate of CCHS (class of '75) and they returned to Concord to raise their boy/girl twins (now 24) here. Ed is a graduate of Hamilton College and is involved in community theatre as an actor and a playwright.

Dorrie Bean
- Trustee Emerita - Formerly program director at Concord Family Service, Dorrie is a director of the Community Agencies Corporation, C.A.R.D. and the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC).  A longtime Concord resident, Dorrie and her late husband, Cliff, raised four daughters who were all educated in the Concord schools.  Her many years of volunteer activities include service to the school system's PTGs.  In 2008, Dorrie and Cliff established the Bean Family Scholarship in memory of their daughter, Cathryn. (Joined Board in 1992)

Hanna Bruno Associate Trustee - Before taking a teaching position in Concord in 2009, Hanna worked in the Somerville Public Schools as the Physical Education for Progress (PEP) grant coordinator. She has a BA from Williams College and an MEd from Boston University. Hanna is a Health & Fitness teacher and a METCO teacher at CCHS. She coaches Cross Country and Track & Field. She serves as a faculty advisor in both Student Government and the Boston Student Mentor Program (POWER) and facilitates the Freshman Orientation Program. Hanna and her husband have a daughter and a son, both in the Concord school system.

Nick Carter - Trustee - Nick graduated from Colgate University with a degree in English and Political Science. He has worked in the office of development at Massachusetts General Hospital for the past 12 years. Nick moved to Concord in 2009 and loves exploring all the area has to offer with his wife Brianne and daughter Ainsley.

Jeanne Detemple - Trustee - Jeanne is a graduate of Smith College and Harvard University.  She was a kindergarten teacher for ten years and co-director of a private school before earning a doctorate in education.  As an educational researcher she carried out several longitudinal studies in language and literacy development.  She served on the board of Concord Children's Center for many years and is a volunteer tutor for adults through English at Large.  Jeanne has lived in Concord since 1990 with her husband and two children; her son is a 2009 graduate of CCHS and her daughter is a student at Willard.  (Joined Board in 2009)

Elaine DiCicco - Secretary of the Board of Trustees - Concord's 2002 Honored Citizen, Elaine retired in June 2001 after twenty-four years as the principal of Concord-Carlisle High School. Having joined the faculty at CCHS in 1967 as a foreign language teacher, her total years of service at the high school number thirty-four. During her years in education she was very active in several local, state and regional professional organizations, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits public and private schools in the New England states. Elaine is a lifelong resident of Concord, and in addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, she is currently chair of the Board of Registrars, and a member of the Restorative Justice Circle and Holy Family Parish in Concord. (Joined Board in 2001)

Molly Q. Eberle - Trustee - Molly is the former Director of Development of the Concord Free Public Library Corporation. She is on the staff of the Davis Museum at Wellesley College, her alma mater. She has served on the Education Symposium, on the board of Thoreau School's PTG, as a Concord Youth Soccer coach, and as president of the Board of Directors at The Discovery Museums in Acton. She and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Concord more than 30 years, and their three grown children all attended Concord public schools.  (Joined Board in 1996)

Devra Feshbach-Meriney
- Trustee - Devra got her MBA in non-profit management at Boston University. While at home with her children she sat on the Board of Directors at Concord Children's Center, Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, and Kerem Shalom. She was a member of the CCHS Parent Association Grant Committee and the Kerem Shalom Geisinger Award Committee. In her career Devra has worked for numerous non-profits in the Boston area. Currently she is the Human Resources Administrator at Nashoba Brooks School. Dear and her husband and three sons have lived in Concord for 25 years. 

Janet Rhodes Friedman
 - Associate Trustee - Janet Rhodes Friedman, CFP®, CDFA® is financial planner and investment advisor with Abaris Financial Group, LLC in Concord.  Her key areas of expertise are investment management, retirement planning, college funding strategies, divorce financial planning, and financial literacy. She earned her AB in Management Science cum laude from Duke University, and MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth.  Janet has served as Vice President at Fidelity Investments, Senior Consultant at KPMG, and Commercial Lending officer at First Atlanta Bank. She is a licensed Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®); a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®); and an active member of six professional organizations.  Janet has held local leadership roles since moving to Concord in 1995.  Currently a Trustee for Town Donations in Concord and Treasurer of West Concord Union Church, she has served on Concord Education Fund; Town of Concord Finance Committee; Concord-Carlisle Community Chest; CCHS Parents Association; National Charity League; and Willard School PTG. Her two children graduated from CCHS (Hannah, 2012) and Benjamin (2015).

David Gould - Trustee Emeritus - David has spent his entire career helping students make the transition from secondary school to college. His career in college admissions spans 35 years including 27 as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Brandeis University. He established Gould College Planning in Concord to assist applicants and their families in the application process. His wife, Kirsten, is a drama teacher at The Fenn School, and their two daughters benefited from a wonderful education at CCHS. A cooking enthusiast, David is also active in local musical and theatrical groups. (Joined Board in 2003 and appointed Trustee Emeritus in 2012)

Julie Hagan - Associate Trustee -Prior to moving to Concord, Julie served on a parent advisory committee at the British School in Amsterdam that worked alongside administration to recruit and support faculty.Her volunteer experience began in the Germantown School district, outside of Memphis, TN where she was voted Volunteer of the Year for her time and dedication to the Parent Teacher Association. During this time, Julie also served as a sponsor and organizer of a surgical mission program in Lima, Peru to treat severe adult deformity in over 100 orthopedic patients. More recently, she served 3 consecutive years as a Volunteer organizer on the Concord-Carlisle High School “All Night Live” committee recruiting and scheduling parent volunteers to help our CCHS graduates safely celebrate their commencement. Currently, she is on the gala committee for The Umbrella Community Arts Center to help support the arts in our community. Julie and her husband, Cary, live in Concord and have 2 daughters, Brenna, CCHS class of 2015, and Addison, CCHS class of 2018.

Welles Hatch - Treasurer of the Board of Trustees - Welles Hatch is a proud alum of CCHS (Class of '75) and returned to live in Carlisle in 2000 after a 35-year hiatus. He has worked in executive finance and operations roles for number of growth stage companies and is principal of Adrian Loring Advisors, LLC, a senior finance advisory firm supporting private and social enterprise. Welles also serves as CIO for City Year, Inc., a national service organization founded in Boston in 1988. Welles has been a member of a number of Boston-area civic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Boston, Outdoor Church of Cambridge, Jericho Road, and, "back in the day", as a founding junior board member of the Concord Carlisle Youth Center. Welles received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Asian Languages & Literature from University of Massachusetts/Amherst and an MBA in International Business Finance from the George Washington University. (Joined Board in 2014)

Amy Jolly - Trustee - Presently serves as Director of Admission & Financial Aid at The Fenn School, an independent school for boys in grades four through nine. In this role, Amy is responsible for annually recruiting approximately seventy new students and oversees the allocation of $1m in need-based financial aid. Prior to this position, Amy served as director of admission at Shady Hill School and Oakcrest School, and prior to that held a variety of senior management and consulting positions in software development and telecommunications. She and her husband Dan live in Carlisle and have a daughter at Carlisle Public School, a daughter at CCHS and a son at The Kent School. Amy’s hobbies include reading obsessively and running the trails of Carlisle with her yellow lab ‘Clover’. Deeply interested in educational equity, learning differences and multiculturalism, Amy delights in the opportunity to contribute to the efforts of The Scholarship Fund. (Joined Board in 2013)

Rebecca ("Bee") Loprete - Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees - Before moving to Concord in 1997, Bee Loprete taught English at Emma Willard School, The Taft School, and Lexington High School; she also taught Freshman English at Brandeis University while completing her doctorate there in British and American Literature.  Bee began teaching English at CCHS in the fall of 2000, and served as department chair from 2008-2012. Bee and her husband AJ have a daughter at the Willard School, and a son at Sanborn. (Joined the board in 2012)

Deb Mayerson - Trustee - Deb has been a major gift fundraiser for 20 years beginning at The Fletcher School of Tufts and has worked at Brandeis University, UMass Boston, and the North Bennet Street School, among others. Currently she is director of development and community relations at Lowell Community Health Center. She studied at Simmons College where she earned a BA in English and elementary education, a certificate in publications and an MS in communication management. Deb and her husband George, a librarian, moved to Concord in the late-nineties and have been exploring (with their dogs Lucia and Waldo) its trails, ponds, shops and cultural institutions ever since. 

John F. Mee - Trustee - John is an attorney practicing in Concord. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the Middlesex and Central Middlesex Bar Associations. Over the years, he has served as a member of the Concord By-Law Recodification Committee, a Concord Recreational basketball coach, a parish council member at the former Our Lady's Parish, and lector and lay minister at Holy Family Parish. He is also a past president of the Holy Cross Alumni Association. He lives in Concord with his wife, Marie, an accountant with Scheid and Company and a past member of the Concord Finance Committee and of ad hoc committees of the Concord-Carlisle School Committee. Their three children, John, Christopher, and Siobhan, are all graduates of CCHS. (Joined Board in 1998)

Lucy Miller - Chair of the Board of TrusteesLucy Miller worked in higher education administration from graduation from Wellesley College in 1976 until fall 2008, including more than 7 years in the fields of admissions and financial aid; 19 years in development for MIT; and 2 in development for Harvard Medical School.  In late 2008, she moved to the Office of Development at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In Concord, she has been involved as a volunteer for Orchard House and was an officer of the Concord Carlisle Patrons of Performing Students (CCPOPS).  Her daughter, McCurdy, is a member of CCHS Class of 2004 and of the Bryn Mawr College Class of 2008.  (Joined Board in 2005)

Travis Minor - Trustee An alumnus of Concord Carlisle High School, Travis began his career in education as a high school teacher in Philadelphia. In 2011 he returned to the Concord area to found his own tutoring business, Open Door Education. Travis has been an active member of community organizations in both Philadelphia and Concord, serving as a volunteer firefighter, a team leader with Americorps’ City Heroes program, and a member of Concord’s Chamber of Commerce. Travis is currently earning his Master's in Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education. (Joined the board in 2012)


Albert L. PowersAssistant Treasurer of the Board of Trustees - Al retired from the science faculty at CCHS where he taught chemistry and served as Science Dept. Chairperson. He is a recipient of the national Tandy Scholar for Excellence in Science Teaching award and was cited in 1995 by both Forbes and Time magazines as one of the nation's top 100 educators.  He has also been elected to the American Chemical Society's Aula Laudis Society in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Chemical Education.  Al served as President of the NH Science Teachers' Association and represented New England and New York as a Director of the National Science Teachers' Association, Washington, DC.  Locally, Al has served as a director of the Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education Program. He lives in Carlisle and his three daughters, Holly (Motasky), Cherie (Higgins), and Heidi (Robinson) are all CCHS alumna.  (Joined Board in 1991)

Paul Ressler - Former Chair of the Board of TrusteesPaul is Principal of the consulting firm, The Cirrostratus Group, and previously held executive positions in operations and general management at Unica Corporation, Genuity, BBN and other high technology businesses. As an active volunteer, Paul has served on Concord Town Committees, and participated in several non-profits in Concord. Through the Concord-based Jericho Road project, he provided leadership consulting to non-profit organizations in Lowell. He has lived in Concord with his wife, Pam, since 1988 and their children, Kim (CCHS '01), Nick, and Jen (CCHS '08) have all attended Concord Public Schools. In 2005, the Resslers established the Nick Ressler Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their son, Nick, who would have graduated in 2005 from CCHS.  (Joined Board in 2005)

Thomas Rutledge
- Associate Trustee - Tom Rutledge is in the Structured Credit group at Magnetar Capital, an alternative investment manager based in Evanston, Illinois. He is also on the board of directors of GiveWell (, an innovative non-profit charity evaluator. Prior to joining Magnetar in 2008, Tom was an Executive Director in JPMorgan's US Structured Credit group. Before that, he served in investment and risk management roles at several start-up investment management firms, including positions as CIO for Fixed Income at OTA Asset Management, Head of Risk Management and Quantitative Analysis at Boldwater Capital, and Analyst at New Bond Trading. He was also Head of Flow Research and eResearch at Deutsche Bank. Tom began his career as a fixed income derivatives marketer and trader at Merrill Lynch in New York and London. He received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA from Amherst College.  (Joined Board in 2009)

Priscilla White Sturges - Trustee - Priscilla was raised in Concord. She holds degrees from Pine Manor College, the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting (London, England) and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art.  Priscilla was an art director at the advertising agency Doerr Associates from 1981 to 1996 when she started the graphic design firm of Waterman Design. Priscilla served on the board of directors at the Concord Children's Center and volunteered extensively in the Concord public schools. Currently, Priscilla is secretary of the Conantum Garden Club, serves on the boards of The Umbrella Community Arts Center and Friends of Sleepy Hollow, and is an administrator of the Doug White Memorial Sports and Recreation Fund. She lives in Concord with her husband, Howard. They have two daughters, Polly, CCHS class of '04 and Phoebe, CCHS class of '08. (Joined Board in 2010)