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  • Board of Directors

    Gloria Cordes Larson, JD

    Chair

    Gloria Cordes Larson is a respected lawyer, public policy expert, Boston business leader, and former university president. Immediately following her eleven year tenure as President of Bentley University, Larson served as President in Residence at the Harvard Graduate School of Education from July 2018 through June 2019.

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    She currently serves as a director on two public company boards, Unum Group and Boston Private, as well as on the boards of two private companies, reacHIRE and Christie Campus Health.

    In addition, she is a member of the boards of several national and regional non-profit organizations, including McLean Hospital, the MA Conference for Women, and the executive committees of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Boston Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

    From 2007 until June 2018, Larson served as the President of Bentley University, located in Waltham, MA. During her tenure, Bentley achieved university status, further deepened its distinctive integration of business and the liberal arts, was named a Top 10 undergraduate business school by Bloomberg Businessweek, and was ranked #1 in the country for both career services and internship programs by The Princeton Review. In 2011, Larson launched the Center for Women and Business (CWB) at the university, with a stated mission to advance women in the organizational world. The Bentley Board of Trustees named the CWB in her honor when she stepped down from her role as president. While at Bentley, Larson also authored the book PreparedU: How Innovative Colleges Prepare Students for Success, published in 2016 by Jossey-Bass, a division of Wiley.

    Before joining Bentley, Larson had a wide ranging career in law, public policy and business. She served as a partner and Co-chair of the Government Strategies Group at the Boston based law firm, Foley Hoag, LLP; as Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and later as Secretary of Economic Affairs, under Massachusetts Governor William F. Weld; and as Deputy Director of Consumer Protection for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington.

    Larson has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including being named multiple times to the “Power 50” by both the Boston Business Journal and Boston Magazine, as well as to The Commonwealth Institute’s roster of the Boston Globe Magazine’s Top 100 Women-led businesses in Massachusetts. In 2018, she was awarded the Ellen M. Zane Award for Visionary Leadership from Tufts Medical Center. More recently, she received a Woman of the Year Award from the Wentworth Institute of Technology and was named one of the University of Virginia School of Law’s One Hundred Change Agents, recognizing those alumni who have made a distinctive impact in the world over the course of the law school’s 200 year history.

    Larson received her Bachelor of Arts with honors from Vassar College and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is the recipient of Honorary Doctorate of Laws degrees from Northeastern University and Wachusetts Community College. Married to attorney Allen Larson, the couple resides in Yarmouthport, MA and Isle of Palms, SC, along with English Labs Olive and Sally.

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    Mary Jane

    Mary Jane England, MD

    Vice Chair

    Dr. Mary Jane England is a Professor of Health Policy & Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She served as President of Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts from 2001 to 2011.

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    From 1990 to 2001, she served as President of the Washington Business Group on Health. Prior to 1990, she served as Vice President of Prudential Insurance Co., Associate Dean at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Commissioner of Social Services, and Associate Commissioner of Mental Health in Massachusetts.

    For over ten years, Dr. England served as the President of the Washington Business Group on Health, which is a non-profit devoted to representing the interest of large employers on national health policy issues.

    Additionally, Dr. England serves on the board of NSF International, which is a non-profit involved in standards development, product certification, education and risk-management for public health and safety and the Tramuto Foundation, which focuses on awarding annual college scholarships to graduating seniors who have successfully overcome a difficult situation in their life. She recently retired from the Tivity Health Board of Directors after serving for 13 years.

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    Lisa Kelly-Croswell

    Lisa Kelly-Croswell, M.A.

    Director

    Lisa Kelly-Croswell joined Boston Medical Center in 2013, and is currently Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer.

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    She is responsible for leading all Human Resources functions as well as BMC’s Occupational Health Clinic and Volunteer Services Departments. Lisa brings nearly 30 years of experience in a wide range of global HR leadership roles including: Senior Vice President, HR and Corporate Services at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, VP, HR at Nitromed, Inc., SVP, HR for Healthcare and Service Operations at CIGNA, and a series of progressive leadership roles at Monsanto and Frito-Lay. While at Monsanto, Lisa also held an expatriate assignment based in Singapore, leading HR for Southeast Asia. Lisa holds a B.S. in Finance and an M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has served as a Director on a number of non-profit boards.

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    Terry Fulmer

    Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

    Director

    Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, is the President of the John A Hartford Foundation in New York City, an organization dedicated to improving the care of older adults.

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    Established in 1929, the Foundation has a current endowment of over $560 million and is world-renowned for philanthropy devoted exclusively to the health of older adults. She serves as the chief strategist for Foundation giving and is also the chief spokesperson for advancing the Foundation’s mission.

    Dr. Fulmer is nationally and internationally recognized as a leading expert in geriatrics and is best known for conceptualization and development of the national NICHE program and research on the topic of elder abuse and neglect, work that has been funded by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Nursing Research. Her recent effort with the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative in partnership with IHI is a potential game changer for how we think about care for older adults.

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    David C. Henderson

    David C. Henderson, MD

    Director

    David C. Henderson, MD, currently serves as Psychiatrist-in-Chief at Boston Medical Center and Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine.

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    Dr. Henderson previously served as Director of The Chester M. Pierce, MD Division of Global Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of the MGH Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program, and Medical Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma.

    He also worked for Massachusetts Institute of Technology Health Services for 10 years. Presently, Dr. Henderson serves as Co-Director of the NIMH T32 Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM)/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Mental Health Clinical Research Fellowship. He has worked internationally for the past 25 years in resource-limited settings, and areas impacted by mass violence, disasters and complex emergencies.

    Dr. Henderson has conducted research and training programs in Bosnia, Cambodia, East Timor, Ethiopia, Haiti, Liberia, New Orleans, New York City, Rwanda and Peru, South Africa, and Somaliland among other places. His work has consisted of field studies, needs assessments, mental health policy development and strategic planning, quantitative and qualitative surveys, mental health capacity building programs for specialized and primary health professionals, and skill-transfer program evaluation. In the United States, he has conducted more than 30 randomized clinical trials in severely mentally ill populations.

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    Sarah Ketchen Lipson

    Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM

    Director

    Sarah Ketchen Lipson is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also co-Principal Investigator of the national Healthy Minds Study, an annual survey of undergraduate and graduate student mental health and related factors.

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    Sarah completed a dual-PhD at University of Michigan in Health Services Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health and Higher Education at the School of Education, where she was awarded best dissertation of the year. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, her master’s from Harvard University, and was a Fulbright scholar. Sarah teaches a range of graduate-level research courses at the Boston University School of Public Health.

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    Zoe Ragouzeos

    Zoe Ragouzeos, PhD

    Director

    Zoe Ragouzeos is President of the Mary Christie Institute. She is Executive Director of Counseling and Wellness Services at New York University, where she oversees the mental health services as well as the sexual misconduct support services for the over 40,000 students.

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    She was hired in summer 2004 to start the “Wellness Exchange”, a set of programs and services that respond to the varied wellness needs of students. At its core, the Wellness Exchange offers the NYU community a clinically-staffed hotline that offers counseling support over the telephone as well as access to face-to-face emergency response services 24/7. The hotline receives tens of thousands of calls each year from students themselves but also from their friends, parents, faculty, staff and others who care about their wellbeing. The NYU Wellness Exchange also recruits and trains other Student Affairs and University partners including Athletics, Public Safety, LGBTQ Student Services and faculty from all around the University thereby building a “web of support” for students beyond the walls of the Student Health Center.

    From 2004-2009, Dr. Ragouzeos created a significant Emergency Response Service at NYU including a 60 hour/week walk-in service and the Crisis Response Counselor program modeled after NYC Mobile Crisis. These services significantly augmented the support being provided by the traditional Counseling and Behavioral Health Services already in place. In 2009, Dr. Ragouzeos united the two units creating the current “NYU Counseling and Wellness Services”. This service offers approximately 40K visits each year including short term counseling, group treatment, psychiatry services, workshops and emergency interventions.

    Given the vast global presence of NYU, Dr. Ragouzeos currently oversees a clinical team of full time NYU staff in 12 countries.

    In 2014, Dr. Ragouzeos created the Center for Sexual Misconduct Support Services which seeks to coordinate wrap-around health, mental health, academic, housing, safety and other support services to survivors of sexual misconduct.

    Dr. Ragouzeos is a clinical social worker licensed in the state of New York and holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from New York University.

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    J. Andrew Shepardson, PhD

    Director

    Andrew Shepardson has been a member of the Bentley University community since 1993, when he started as judicial coordinator. Following promotions to assistant dean, associate dean and dean, he assumed the position of vice president for student affairs and dean of students in 2011.

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    In this capacity, Andrew oversees all aspects of student life on and off campus through the management of numerous student-facing officers. In addition to his roles on campus, Andrew has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Bentley, Northeastern and Suffolk universities. He has been named staff member of the year by Bentley students and received the university’s Founder’s Day award. He is currently chair of  the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) James E. Scott Academy.  Andrew holds a PhD from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, an MEd in Student Development and Counseling from Northeastern University, and a BA in English from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.

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    John P. Howe

    John P. Howe, III, MD

    Chair Emeritus

    Dr. Howe is Chair Emeritus of the Board of the Mary Christie Institute. He is the former President and CEO of Project HOPE.

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    Previously, Dr. Howe was the President of The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for fifteen years, where he held the Distinguished Chair in Health Policy.

    Dr. Howe is board certified in both internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Howe has a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College, earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine, and later completed the Health Systems Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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    Staff

    Marjorie Malpiede

    Marjorie Malpiede, MPA

    Executive Director

    Ms. Malpiede is Executive Director of the Mary Christie Institute, Editor of the Mary Christie Quarterly and host of the Quadcast.

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    As a journalist and strategist, Ms. Malpiede has over thirty years of leadership experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She has advised public agencies, campaigns, private companies and non-profit organizations on policy, communications, and government relations. From 2007 to 2013, Ms. Malpiede was the Vice President of Programming and Public Affairs for MassINC and CommonWealth magazine, a non-partisan research organization and policy journal. Before then, she spent twelve years as the Vice President of Public Affairs at The MENTOR Network, a national health and human services company based in Boston. She began her career at BOSTON Magazine and later worked in state government as a press aid and speechwriter. Ms. Malpiede has a Masters in Public Affairs from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at UMass Boston and a BS from Drew University.

    mmalpiede@marychristieinstitute.org

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    Dana Humphrey

    Dana Humphrey, MPH

    Associate Director

    Dana Humphrey is Associate Director of the Mary Christie Institute. Mrs. Humphrey is a public health professional with a strong background in research and programming.

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    Prior to joining the Mary Christie Institute, Mrs. Humphrey was the Marketing Manager at Christie Student Health. She has worked on various public health research projects at Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, John Snow Inc, and Boston Medical Center. Mrs. Humphrey received a Masters in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from The Colorado College.

    dhumphrey@marychristieinstitute.org

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    Katherine Chi

    Marketing and Communications Coordinator

    Katherine Chi is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at the Mary Christie Institute. In addition to raising awareness towards mental health, she has a strong passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion, sexual assault prevention, equal education opportunities for low-income students, and access to healthcare.

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    Katherine is a certified RAINN advocate for survivors of sexual assault. She has completed over 100 hours of advocacy training regarding Title IX policies and gender violence, active bystander training for those in the LGBTQ+ community, and multicultural and diversity training. She graduated from Bowdoin College majoring in English and Creative Writing and Sociology with a background in Pre-Medicine coursework. Katherine was a first-generation college student who spoke openly on her campus about a wide range of intersectional, social, and mental health issues. She has devoted her time to creating written and performance pieces on Asian American storytelling and collective memory.

    kchi@marychristieinstitute.org

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    Anna Goodwin

    Anna Milrod

    Special Projects Coordinator

    Anna Milrod is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Mary Christie Institute. In this role, she helps brainstorm and carry out new initiatives, contribute leads and help edit the Mary Christie Quarterly, plan and execute MCF events, and assist in administrative tasks.

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    Anna also serves as Executive Assistant to Fred Chicos, Founder of the Mary Christie Institute, Founder of Christie & Associates, and Founder of Christie Campus Health. Anna manages all administrative activities of Christie & Associates, including but not limited to the following: serving as a liaison between the Office of the CEO and employees of all Christie entities; corresponding on matters of importance on Fred Chicos’ behalf; working closely with Mr. Chicos and his CFO on company organization and budgeting matters; working on, analyzing, editing, and submitting projects and proposals of varied complexity; event planning for all Christie entities; overseeing daily operations, including staffing, travel, logistics, home and office organization, phone-answering, email retrieval and submissions, as well as managing Fred Chicos’ personal and work calendars.

    Anna has been a part of the Christie organization since 2015. Her diverse interests include traveling, cooking, yoga, and childcare. She attended Kivunim, an academic gap-year program based in Jerusalem, Israel, where she studied Hebrew, Arabic, Perspectives of the Middle East, and Civilization and Society, which included studying abroad in fourteen countries. She then went on to study business and Jewish studies at Emory University, as well as nutrition through The Health Sciences Academy.

    amilrod@marychristieinstitute.org

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    Consultants

    Ashira Morris

    Mary Christie Quarterly, Art Director

    Ashira Morris is a freelance reporter based between Sofia, Bulgaria and Tallahassee, Florida. Her work, focused on local environments and the forces that shape them, has been published by the PBS NewsHour, Foreign Policy, and Washington City Paper.

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    Ashira worked as the Mary Christie Institute’s Communications Coordinator for its first two years and continues to design and art direct the Mary Christie Quarterly.

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    Ian Elsner

    Mary Christie Quadcast, Audio Producer

    Ian Elsner is the audio producer of the Quadcast for the Mary Christie Institute. Based between Tallahassee, Florida and Sofia, Bulgaria, Elsner makes museum exhibits and in-depth podcasts.

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    Elsner has helped develop interactive exhibits across North America, including the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 in Halifax, the Idaho State Museum in Boise, and the Infinity Science Center in Pearlington. Elsner also hosts Museum Archipelago, one of the largest independent podcasts about the museum world. Over almost 100 episodes, Museum Archipelago has visited and reported on museum institutions worldwide, from Tasmania to Rwanda.

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    Mary Christie Quarterly provides news, information and commentary on the policy issues that impact the health and wellness of young adults.

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