Lanning, Anne: Anne is the Vice-President of Museum Affairs at Historic Deerfield. In this role, she assists the President in managing the operations of the museum and oversees the direction of the museum departments: Curatorial, Museum Education and Interpretation, the Memorial Libraries, the Office of Academic Programs, and Event Planning. She previously served in several curatorial positions at Historic Deerfield and has extensive experience managing a large contingent of volunteers. She has served on a number of community boards and committees, including as a Trustee of Historic Northampton. Her Bachelor’s degree is in History, and she holds a paralegal certification. She has published a number of scholarly articles on museum curation.
Stevens, David: David Stevens has served as the Executive Director for the Massachusetts Council on Aging since 1994. Prior to that he worked for four years with Families USA Foundation and 10 years with Greater Springfield Senior Services. A graduate of Swarthmore College, David has extensive knowledge of local senior services and agencies. He has received many professional awards for his work in
the field. Additionally, he has served on many area committees serving a variety of causes, including helping to establish the new Charter for the City of Northampton. David and his husband provide a foster home for rescued Hungarian Vizsla dogs.
Charles has a BA and an MBA from Columbia University and has earned several professional designations in Financial Planning and Insurance. He served in the US Navy as an engineering officer and as a foreign intelligence officer in the Office of Naval Intelligence. Before being appointed Controller at Smith College, he was an international auditor for a large manufacturing company. Charles retired from Smith as Treasurer and for sixteen years taught in the Economics Department at Smith and at Mt Holyoke College. Presently, he has a Financial Planning and Tax practice. Charles has served as an elected member of the Northampton School Committee for 15 years, as Treasurer of the Northampton Chamber of Commerce, the Hampshire County United Way, and Five College’s Inc. Additionally, he was Chair of the Hampshire County Chapter of the Red Cross and, until recently, Chair of the Lathrop Retirement Community Board. He was the Director of Nonotuck Savings Bank, Springfield Institution for Savings and several insurance, reinsurance and investment funds. Charles is currently Treasurer of the Smith College Retired Faculty Association, Music in Deerfield, and Chair of the Board of the Hospice of the Fisher Home.
Peter Van Pelt
Van Pelt, Peter: Peter is a graduate of Swarthmore College with a BA in Economics. After 15 years in consumer goods marketing in the U.S. and overseas, he discovered management consulting. He worked for a New York-based consultancy in the U.S., Mexico, Europe and the Middle East, assisting a variety of clients in such areas as corporate strategy, marketing, and organization structure. He and his wife, Patricia, retiredto Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where they ran an independent bookstore and Peter rantwo nonprofits, and he earned a certificate in nonprofit management at the Kellogg School, Northwestern University. They moved to Lathrop Northampton in 2013.
Karen is a resident of Lathrop Easthampton, and is currently President of the Easthampton Residents’ Association. She worked with HIAS/OPE in Vienna, Austria, coordinating, scheduling and teaching Cultural Orientation classes to refugee applicants (HIAS/OPE is a refugee serving agency, processing US bound refugees in Austria, specifically religious minorities from Iran). She was a technical writer and editor for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty organization in Vienna. She was co-owner of a small business where she developed commercial educational materials on world cultures and coordinated software and hardware interface to be compatible with educational facilities. In addition, Karen was an education specialist and instructor with 10 years of elementary classroom teaching experience in public and private schools (including in Egypt and Norway) and an adult instructor for IBM software and hardware systems. Karen has an MA in teaching with Internet technologies, a M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction, a BS in elementary education and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology.
Susan is a strategic planning and management consultant, who served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, the Bement School and Girl Scouts of Western Massachusetts. From 2006-2007, she held the position of interim President of the United Way of Hampshire County and is currently co-chair of the UWHC campaign. Susan received a BS in Physical Therapy at Boston University, an MS in Neuroscience from Massachusetts General Hospital and a certificate of Business Administration and Management from Harvard University.
Jack lives in the city of Northampton. His background is in finance beginning with a degree in Business Administration and Finance from American International College in 1970. He is a Certified Public Accountant who began his career as an Audit Supervisor for Coopers and Lybrand, then Comptroller for the Daily Hampshire Gazette and for the past 25 years as Audit Supervisor for the State Auditor’s Office from which he retired in 2011. His has extensive non-profit and volunteer experience in his church, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Lisa Halbert is a member of Bacon and Wilson’s estate planning, elder and real estate departments. She is especially focused on matters relating to asset protection.
Bruce is a member of the Lathrop Reservation List and lives in the city of Northampton. He received his doctorate in physics from Princeton in 1954, and has taught at Yale, Oberlin and Smith from which he retired about 20 years ago. He looks forward to returning to physics research with one of his former students who recently joined the Smith faculty. He is an active Quaker who was member and clerk of the Mt. Toby Meeting, and served as clerk of the Northampton Friends Meeting. He has extensive experience working on committees and in leadership roles with those Meetings, as well as in leadership and finance roles with other Quaker organizations, including the New England Yearly Meeting and the Friends General Conference.
Longo, Robin: Former Administrator, AGE Institute of Massachusetts in Chicopee, MA, an 85 bed Long Term Care, sub-acute transitional care facility serving Hamden and Hampshire Counties. Also served as Nursing Home Administrator at Genesis Health Care in Windsor, CT, as well as at Linda Manor Extended Care Facility . Robin also was the Executive Director at Spring Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center/Sunbridge, a psychiatric facility in Worcester, MA. She is a member of the MA Extended Care Federation, CT Association for Healthcare Facilities, the American College of Healthcare Administrators, National Association for Social Workers and others. LNHA, LSW and LMHC licensure in MA and LNHA in the state of CT. BS in Recreational/Leisure studies at Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT. Masters in Education, Counseling Psychology from Antioch/New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.
Ober, Ellen: Ellen grew up in Baltimore, lived in Manhattan and eventually settled in Cambridge, MA. She has a bachelor’s degree in art history, a city planning master’s degree, and a master’s in management. Through the years, Ellen “paid the bills” with management consulting in health care, computer manufacturing, and academic administration. She says she has always felt most fulfilled when engaged in advancing social justice, in the work force or as a volunteer. Ellen was a volunteer member of the boards of two condominium associations in Cambridge, and on the homeowners association of a development of 250 units in Tucson, AZ, where she was the president for many years. She says “I believe in contributing actively to the governance of any community in which I live and am pleased to have this opportunity at Lathrop.“ Ellen and her side-kick, a black poodle/Shih-Tzu named Emma, moved to Lathrop in 2015
Rowe, Peter: Peter is member of the Lathrop Reservation List. He is familiar with the organization, and considered moving here last year. His background is in government, and
he served the majority of his professional career as a professor at Smith. Because of his
active role at Smith and in the Northampton community, he knows Lathrop residents and several members of the Board. He has extensive non-profit and fundraising experience as a Trustee of Forbes Library, where he is currently vice chair.
Sessions, Phebe: Phebe has broad experience in the field of social welfare. She has been on the faculty of the Smith College School for Social Work for 30 years. Her research interests have focused on community-based social work theory and practice for socially-disenfranchised populations, and her professional interests include clinical social work practice in low-income communities, school-based social work practice, and community-based practice. She has studied the empowerment of elders using collaborative research between computer scientists and social workers.
Trained at Yale University as a high school teacher of English, Joan Wofford’s main career has been as an independent organizational consultant and trainer. She has also taught at Northeastern, Wheelock College, Lesley College, and Boston University (School of Business professional development seminars). Early in her career, Joan taught at an all-Black inner-city high school in Washington, DC where she started a program using returning Peace Corps volunteers, a program that eventually became a model for the National Teacher Corps. As a consultant with 40 years experience, Joan’s major activity towards the end of her career involved running professional development seminars throughout the US and in Europe, mainly as a consultant to McKinsey and Company. In between these phases of her career, she served as CEO of OSTI, (Organization for Social and Technical Innovation) a non-profit consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass and for 10 years as an elected board member of the Lincoln-Sudbury School Committee. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College and Friends Seminary, Joan moved to Lathrop in 2006.
Marianne is an attorney in private law practice in Northampton since 1975, focusing on family law (domestic relations, trusts, wills, estates), real estate, small businesses and other matters that arise within the general practice of law. She was admitted to the MA Bar in 1977 and the Federal District Court Bar in 1979. Marianne is a member of numerous organizations, including the Hampshire County, Franklin County (MA) and American Bar Associations, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, MA and the Real Estate Bar Association. She is past President of the Hampshire County Bar Association, a former member or member of Boards of Directors of Northampton Zoning Board of Appeals, Hilltown Community Development Corporation, and the Western Mass Board for the MA Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children. Marianne received her BA from Smith College cum laude, a JD from the Boston University School of Law, and a Diploma from Abington Friends School, Jenkintown, PA.
Audrey Bozzo – Resident of the Lathrop Northampton Community; retired Vice President of Cooley Dickinson Hospital; graduate of Cooley Dickinson Hospital School of Nursing, American International College, and Antioch/New England Graduate School; Former President, Board of Directors, Lathrop Community, Inc.
Tim Brennan – Tim is the Executive Director of the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and Adjunct faculty at the University of Massachusetts, Dept. of landscape architecture and regional planning, and at Westfield State College in the graduate program in public administration. He is a licensed private pilot with the FAA. He received his BA from SUNY Buffalo, and his Master of Regional Planning, from the University of Massachusetts; and an advanced diploma in Urban Transportation from the U.S Dept. of Transportation.
Charles Conner – Is a principal in the Taylor Agency, an Easthampton real estate firm, and is a recognized and highly regarded leader in the Easthampton community and an active participant in numerous community agencies. He served on the Lathrop Board of Directors from 1997 to 2002 during the leadership transition.
Lee-Ann Conner – Rental agent at Taylor Real Estate in Easthampton; former Recreation Therapy Director at Farren Care Center in Turners Falls: Former Vice President, Board of Directors, Lathrop Community, Inc.
John Coull – Retired as Executive Director of the Amherst area Chamber of Commerce and is currently a marketing and management consultant. He was also founder and owner of Valley Bicycles, Ltd. for many years. He has served on numerous Boards of Directors, including the United Way of Hampshire County, where he is currently a member, the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission and the Amherst Cinema Center. John received his BA in English, cum laude, from UMass Amherst and has completed several workshops in Marketing and Finance.
Laura Cranshaw – Laura is a resident of Lathrop Northampton, and prior to moving to Lathrop, she held several management positions in health care facilities, including Director of Medical Records at Framingham Union Hospital in Framingham, MA, followed by Assistant Administrator at the same hospital and Coordinator of Medical Records at the Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston, which had the first electronic medical record in the U.S. She is currently involved with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic in Cambridge, MA, and Recording for the Department of Disabilities at UMass. She earned a BA from Mount Holyoke College and was certified as a Registered Record Administrator by the American Association of Medical Records, following a two year post graduate series of courses at Northeastern University.
Claire Culver – Resident of the Lathrop Easthampton community. Graduate of the University of Massachusetts; taught in the Easthampton Public Schools.
Laurence Flaccus – Founder and principal, Communications Solutions Group, Lexington, MA. Formerly with Zurich Scudder Investments, Inc. and Baystate Health Systems, Inc. as Director of Strategic Communications. Owns and manages a bed and breakfast and farm in Shelburne, MA. BA Kalamazoo College, MA Ed. UMass, Amherst and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Technology, UMass, Amherst.
Carolyn Jacobs – Carolyn is Dean and Elizabeth Marting Treuhaft Professor of the School for Social Work at Smith College. She oversees the Master’s degree and doctoral programs in clinical social work, as well as a residential continuing education program that offers advanced certificates. Under her leadership, tenure has been restored to the School for Social Work, applications have increased and the SSW received a three year grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Dr. Jacobs joined the Smith College faculty in 1980. She became Dean in 2003, having served as Acting Dean from 2000-2003. She holds a BA from Sacramento State University, an MSW from San Diego State University and a Ph.D. from Brandeis University. Her research and publications focus on issues of religion and spirituality within social work practice.
Kathy Korza – Kathy retired from Cooley Dickinson Hospital in 2005 after 41 years in the Nursing Division. She was Director of Critical Care for the past twenty years and oversaw several other departments during that time period, including Surgical Day Care, Cardiology and Cardiac Rehabilitation, two medical/surgical units and the Nursing Office. She received her nursing diploma from the School of Nursing at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, a BSN from the University, State of New York Regents Program and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.
Irene Lamson – Irene was the Director for the Council on Aging, Northampton, MA from 1994-2001. She was a social worker at the Council on Aging from 1981-1995. Irene served on the Board of Directors Riverside Industries, Inc., in Easthampton, MA, from 1990-1996 and has been Chairman of the Riverside Industries Development Committee since 2001. She has served on the Board of Directors of Lathrop Community, Inc. from 1990-1996, and was Co-Chair of the Long Range Planning Committee from 1992-1994. Irene served on the Advisory Board, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program 1987-1988, and on the Insurance Advisory Committee, for the City of Northampton from 2001-present. She received her BA from Regis College.
Phyllis Maggiolino – Director of Volunteers, Cooley Dickinson Hospital for eighteen years; trustee, Florence Savings Bank; Advisory Board, Smith Vocational School of Health Technology; Advisory Board, Northwest District Attorney’s Children Advocacy Program; Chairman of Volunteers for the Taste of Northampton and Treasurer for the Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild. Past President, Lathrop Board of Directors.
Michael Mandile – Vice-President and Controller, Greenfield Savings Bank, with considerable financial experience in healthcare and non-profits, including Cooley-Dickinson Hospital, where he was a key participant in the affiliation process between Cooley Dickinson and Dartmouth-Hitchcock. BS, University of Lowell, MBA, Western New England College.
Jim Moran – Owner, CEO and Treasurer of M.J. Moran, Inc. in Haydenville. Owner and Treasurer Orchard Valley Technology, Inc.; Member of Recreation Committee, Board of Health and Fire Department.
Kathleen A. Rice – Graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a degree in Art Education. MBA from Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire, Durham; Branch Manager/Assistant Treasurer of the Greenfield Savings Bank, Amherst.
Marilyn Richards – Marilyn recently retired from Cooley Dickinson Hospital where she was Director of External Affairs, responsible for marketing, public relations and development. She was a City Councilor in Northampton and was chairman of the 2006-2007 United Way campaign, and has significant experience with community relations and fund-raising, as well as leadership positions of non-profit service organizations. She received her Master’s degree in Administration, from Simmons College.
Julie Saner – Resident of the Lathrop Easthampton community. A native of Northampton and graduate of Northampton High School and Smith College, she moved with her husband Bob to a townhome in the Lathrop Community at Easthampton in 1998. While raising their 5 children, she served on several civic and volunteer boards in Northampton, among them The Board of Public Works, the School Committee, Hampshire Regional YMCA, and Hampshire Community United Way and was a founding member of the Friends of Forbes. She was acting Executive Director of the Hampshire Education Collaborative in 1980-1981 and for several years was Treasurer of the Norwich Lake Association in Huntington.
Mary Shanley-Koeber – Director of Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton, MA.
Nancy Steeper – Resident of the Lathrop Easthampton community.Received her Bachelor Degree from Smith College and, until retirement, worked at Smith for thirty-three years in various capacities, most recently as Executive Director of the Alumnae Association. She is currently an author and biographer. First book published is “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos”, the biography of Dorothy Scarritt McKibbin. Nancy has served as Vice Chair of the Lathrop Board of Directors.
PRESIDENT, RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF NORTHAMPTON
Resident of the Lathrop Northampton Community.
PRESIDENT, RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION OF EASTHAMPTON
Resident of the Lathrop Easthampton Community.
ASSISTANT CLERK OF THE CORPORATION
Edward Etheredge Esq.