Board of Directors
Carol Finigan Wilson (Chair)
Carol is President of Northbridge Insurance Agency, Inc. in Concord which is an independent property and casualty agency she started in 1997. She graduated from Newton College with a BA in Economics and studied at the London Polytechnic University. Carol’s mother and many other family members have been residents here over many years. She serves on the New England Deaconess Executive Committee and Finance-Investment Committee. Carol served on the Concord Finance Committee for six years and as the Chair in 2011-2012. She also served on Concord’s Comprehensive Long Range Planning Committee and is a board member and former president of the Concord Business Partnership. Carol is a member (and former co-chair) of Women’s Leadership Council at Lahey Clinic and is a Women to Women Partner at St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children in Dorchester. She is a member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce and was selected as Business Person of the Year by the Chamber in 2010. Carol lives in Concord with her husband Chris. Together they have raised 8 children and have 7 grandchildren.
John C. Young (Treasurer)
John is the retired Executive Director of Better Homes, Inc., a Springfield, MA based non-profit dedicated to the development and management of affordable family housing in the Western Massachusetts area. John served as the director for over thirty years before retiring in 2010. He is a graduate of Albion College with a BA in Economics. Following college graduation he joined the Peace Corps where he worked for three years in Kenya in a rural cooperative farming community installing a water supply system. John is on the boards of other non-profit housing related organizations in the Springfield area as well as the World Affairs Council of Western Massachusetts and the Advisory Board of Rockridge. He is the son of Rev. Elmo Young, who was a Methodist minister and the first Director of Rockridge and where his mother, Violette Young, was a staff nurse until her retirement and then resided at Rockridge until her passing. John lives in Enfield, CT with his wife, Mary Margaret Young.
Christopher Sintros (President)
Christopher graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a degree in Religious Studies as well as a certificate in the Gerontological Studies Program. He attended graduate school at Miami University, Oxford Ohio where he earned his Masters of Gerontological Studies, with a focus in long term care administration, as well as his nursing home administrator’s license. His master’s capstone project was completed in conjunction with a Mass ALFA survey and focused on the variability of acuity levels in assisted living communities. Following graduation, Christopher joined Genesis Eldercare where he served for four years as an Executive Director of an 80 unit assisted living community followed by four years as the administrator of a 126 bed skilled nursing facility. Chris joined the Newbury Court Community as Executive Director in 2008 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in August of 2014. Chris is a resident of Harvard, MA where he lives with his wife Erin, and their two children.
Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP
Glenn D. Burlamachi, CFSP, has owned and operated the Concord Funeral Home since 2004, Fowler-Kennedy Funeral Home in Maynard since 2013 and recently acquired the Badger Funeral Homes of Littleton and Groton in 2016. Glenn’s professional and business development experience has allowed him to qualify his role as both funeral director and business leader in the greater Concord community. In addition, Glenn completed the educational and training program at the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice to become a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner.
Glenn serves as Chair of the Overseers Committee and is also a member of the Audit Committee and is seen supporting many events throughout the New England Deaconess Campuses.
Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and Accounting from Green Mountain College in Vermont. He also earned an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from FINE Mortuary College in Norwood. Following graduation Glenn worked at FINE as an adjunct instructor in both Business and Funeral Directing courses for eight years.
Currently he is a member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Concord. Glenn along with his wife Beth and two children reside in Concord.
The Honorable John Cratsley, Retired
The Honorable John Cratsley (Retired) is a mediator and arbitrator in the JAMS Boston Office. His mediations and arbitrations frequently involve employment disputes as well as construction and commercial matters. Prior to joining JAMS in early 2012 he served on the Massachusetts Superior Court from 1987 to 2011 and on the District Court from 1973 to 1983. In the interim period, 1983 to 1987, he was the Chief of the Public Protection Bureau for Attorney General Frank Bellotti. While on the Superior Court, Judge Cratsley served as Regional Administrative Judge in both Suffolk and Norfolk Counties and as Chair of the Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution (1999 to 2004).
Judge Cratsley teaches at both Boston College and Harvard Law Schools as well as in MCLE and Bar Association continuing education programs. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Communities for Restorative Justice (C4 RJ), a community based restorative justice program working with police departments in twelve suburban cities and towns.
Rev. Thomas Getchell-Lacey
Rev. Tom Getchell-Lacey has served as pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Gilford, N.H. since July, 2013. Prior to coming to Gilford, he served churches in Amesbury, MA., and Portsmouth and Milford, NH. He received his Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 1988. He is married to Wendy Getchell-Lacey, and has two children; Emily, 22, and Daniel, 17.
Ken received his B.A. degree from Boston University and his J.D. degree from Cornell Law School. He has decades of experience advising clients on estate planning and administration, charitable giving and tax-exempt matters. His principal areas of practice are estate planning, estate and trust administration and related tax planning, including planning for business owners and international tax planning. He has extensive experience advising individuals and families in connection with international estate planning, including offshore trusts and corporations.
Ken has more than 20 years of experience in charitable planned giving, dealing with a broad range of outright and deferred gifts by individuals to organizations and foundations. He also represents foundations and other tax-exempt entities in connection with initial organizational matters, grantmaking, compliance with federal and state tax laws and fiduciary responsibility.
Kenneth is a frequent lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education, Inc. and served on their curriculum committee. He gave programs for attorneys and accountants relating to estate and tax planning, and charitable planned giving, including various forms of wealth transfer and business succession planning. Ken and his wife Donna have lived in Acton for over 40 years.
Sunita Hanjura, M.D.
Dr. Sunita Hanjura grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed a Geriatrics Fellowship at George Washington University Hospital and was in practice in Rockville, Maryland from 1992 until 2004. She is now part of Emerson Physicians Associates in Bedford. She lives in Lexington with her husband and children, and has been in private practice at Bedford Lexington Internal Medicine since 2004. Dr. Hanjura is the medical director for Rivercrest and has privileges at Emerson Hospital where she served as Vice President of the Emerson Hospital IPA (Independent Physicians Association) Board for four years and was on the IPA Strategic Planning Committee for two years. She also served on the Cary Library Foundation Board in Lexington for six years where she was on the Stewardship Committee. Dr. Hanjura also enjoys membership in several cultural clubs in town and loves to travel with her family.
Harry B. Hedison
Harry is a Partner of Mercury Capital Advisors, the former Merrill Lynch Private Equity Funds Group. He began his career with Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Investment Banking Group and has over 25 years of real estate capital markets and investment banking experience. Harry earned a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate from the Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Economics from the Whittemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. In addition to being a Board member, Harry is Chairman of the Finance Committee and is a former member of the Board of the Bare Hill Rowing Association in Harvard. He resides in Acton and is married with three children.
William A. Lawrence, II
Bill is a graduate of Harvard College with an AB in American Government. He serves as a Head Class Agent for his Class. A long time Concord Resident, he and his Joany are nine year residents of Newbury Court.
For 12 years he has been Operations Manager of the Concord—Acton Industrial Park where he was formerly Part Owner and Managing Partner for 20 years. Prior to that he was employed in Paper Manufacture, Paper Textiles (Woven Fibre), and Corrosive Air and Liquid handling for the electronics industry. He is now Treasurer of the NEDA Concord Campus Staff Appreciation Fund for the Concord Campus and was formerly Treasurer of the Resident’s Executive Committee’s Fund.
Bill is a Member, Director and Past President of the Concord Business Partnership. His past 17 years of Concord Town Committee Service were with Town Donations, Affordable Housing and as an Assessor.
He has previously served as a Treasurer and Governor of the Concord Museum and Nashoba Country Day School and as an Officer and Director of several other Corporations in the Metro West Area.
A native of Waltham, Marcia received her BA in English Literature, as well as a Teaching Certificate from Tufts University. She completed her graduated studies at Boston University. She started her career as a teacher in the Waltham High School, and continued working from home while raising her child, Michael. She continued working part time, helping a friend who ran a Public Relations and Media Production company, and eventually became interested in Public Relations/Public Affairs as a career. She opened her own firm, Media Matrix, Inc., whose clients were mainly city, state and federal governmental agencies, as well as national non-profit organizations, such as Easter Seals and the American Lung Association. She successfully sold the business some years later to focus on larger corporations, such as Monsanto Corporation, Exelon Energy, Distrigas, and the Hess Corporation, to assist them in their Public Affairs and development campaigns. Marcia became acquainted with the Leland Home a number of years ago when her mother moved in. She is proud to be an active Board member in order to advocate for older adults.
Don, a Brown University graduate, focused his career in the communications industry. He worked in the Bell System for many years before becoming Chairman and CEO of Nynex Information Resources, Co. and later Telephone Pioneers Foundation. A resident of Acton, he has served on many Boards and committees, primarily of charitable classification, and currently serves as the Town Moderator – a position he has held since 1977. Don and his wife, Pat, have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
Rev. Dr. James G. Mentzer
Jim received a BA and MA from Allegheny College and Duke University, respectively, a Masters of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School and a Doctor of Ministry from Union Presbyterian Seminary. He spent 12 years as a United Methodist Pastor of several churches in North Carolina before taking the position of Director of Planned Giving – United Methodist Foundation, Inc. in Garner, North Carolina where he focused on investment management and planned giving. Currently, Jim is the President of the United Methodist Foundation of New England – a charitable foundation that supported the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church. The United Methodist Foundation manages an investment portfolio totaling just over $107 million which benefits the annual conference, local churches, boards, and agencies in the Northeast. Jim and his wife Lynne have 6 children and 4 grandchildren within their blended family.
For the past forty years Marilyn has acted as a welcoming ambassador to the region in her capacity as Co-Owner/Operator of the Hawthorne Inn in Concord, Massachusetts (June 1976-June 2016.) Coinciding with her role as Innkeeper) she has been a Real Estate Agent (since 2000), currently active with Keller Williams Realty Boston Northwest. Over the decades Marilyn has been involved in a number of diverse volunteer activities, including: Project Place Boston hot-line support (suicide prevention), At-Home Hospice Care Volunteer through Emerson Hospital, Free Romania Foundation to provide aid to orphans and orphanages, and National Liaison between Habitat for Humanity and the Independent Innkeeper’s Association. She also served on the Board at Heritage Swim and Racquet Club. Marilyn is currently active in her church community, Holy Family Parish Concord, as a Eucharistic Minister, Chair over-seeing gardens and landscaping, and supporting her husband, Gregory Burch, in his ministry as a Deacon. Marilyn’s personal pass-times are quilting, gardening, reading, kayaking, cooking and love of dogs. Marilyn and Gregory are blessed with three, now grown, children and their lovely spouses.
David L. Murphy, CFA
For the past three years Dave Murphy served on the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Wellesley, including one year as Chair. During his term in office the Board successfully negotiated with Wellesley College to purchase the parcel of land known as the North 40. In addition, the Board negotiated and signed a lease agreement with a developer to build and operate a recreation center at 900 Worcester Street to include swimming pools, ice hockey rinks and an indoor soccer field.
Prior to his time on the Board of Selectmen, Dave served for 3 years on the Town’s Advisory Committee, including serving as Chair the last year. The Advisory Committee functions both as a finance committee for the Town as well as a body that makes recommendations on issues that come before Town Meeting.
Before his community involvement Dave worked for 27 years in the field of investment management, mostly with Fidelity Investments. He initially managed municipal bond portfolios, and later he became head of the investment grade fixed income division and was responsible for all investment personnel and for overseeing the division’s investment process.
Dave lives with his wife Lauren in Wellesley, where they raised their three children. Dave graduated from Yale College with a BA in Latin American History, and also received an MA in Buddhist Studies and an MBA in finance, both from Columbia University.
Nancy Carr Robinson
Nancy was born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts and now resides in Dracut, Massachusetts with her husband, Arthur, who is retired from the Massachusetts State Police. They have 3 grown children and 4 wonderful grandchildren.
For years, Nancy has been involved in the family business at Richardson Drug Company. Presently, she is the Administrator of the West Concord Plaza and A & D Real Estate, LLC which she owns with her brother, Robert Carr. She has been a member of the Newbury Court Board of Overseers in recent years.
Nancy spent many years providing home care for her parents, Doris and Arthur Carr. When more care was required, Doris came to live at the Gardens and then transferred to Rivercrest. Arthur was also a resident of Rivercrest for a short time. Both received exceptional care at Newbury Court’s Gardens and Rivercrest until they passed in 2009 and 2012.
Sheila S. Watts
Sheila is a Concord native and graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School. She is also a graduate of Boston College with a degree in Economics and Philosophy. Sheila has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry. She has worked as a residential mortgage lender at Middlesex Savings Bank in Concord Center for 20 years and enjoys giving back to the community. She has served on the Finance and Investment Committee at the New England Deaconess Association/DALC for the past three years and has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Concord for 12 years, serving as club President in the year 2014 -2015.
Sheila is also a member of the Concord Chamber of Commerce, the MA Mortgage Bankers Association, the MA Bankers Association, the Boston College Varsity Club, and the Council for Women at Boston College. Sheila is an active member of Holy Family Parish in Concord and she enjoys both spending time with her family and playing golf.
Donna is a graduate of New England School of Banking and Suffolk University where she received a B.S. degree in Business Administration. She has over 40 years of banking experience and retired from MASSBANK (Eastern Bank) 9 years ago. Prior to her retirement Donna was the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the bank, and served as a Director on the Bank’s Board of Directors. She also served as Chairman of the Retail Banking Committee at the Massachusetts Banker’s Association.
Donna is a member of the Melrose Rotary Club and was the first woman to serve as President of the Club. She has also served on a variety of non-profit boards including the Stoneham Theater, Mystic Valley Elder Services Money Management Advisory Board and MA. Hospital Association’s Trustee Advisory Committee.
Most recently Donna retired from the Board of Hallmark Health System where she served as Chairman from 2010-2013.
Colleen Collins Williams
Colleen works as a Director of Clergy Family Services for the Preachers' Aid Society of New England, an organization which ministers to retired United Methodist clergy and their surviving spouses. She worked for many years as an Activity Director in long-term care facilities in Maine, generally focusing on care for those suffering with dementia. Colleen previously worked in the pastoral care department of Kingswood, a Continuing Care Retirement Community in Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BA in Geography and Anthropology from the University of Southern Maine and did graduate work at Saint Paul’s School of Theology with a specialization in gerontology. Colleen is a member of the Hazardville United Methodist Church in Enfield, Connecticut and serves as the coordinator of its Resource Center. She and her husband David have two daughters and six grandchildren. Colleen studies New England Colonial cemeteries and is interested in genealogical work.
Rev. Matthew J. Wissell
The Reverend Matthew J. Wissell is Pastor of the Holy Trinity United Methodist Church in Danvers, MA. He has been serving congregations in the New England Annual Conference since 1993. Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in Politics from Framingham State College, and a Master of Divinity from the Boston University School of Theology. He currently serves as secretary of the MA Corps of Fire Chaplains and is the Northeast Region Chaplain for the Civil Air Patrol. He is also an active member of the Masonic Fraternity. Matt and his wife, Amy, live in Danvers.
Theodore A. Barten, PE (Emeritus)
Ted is a co-founder and Managing Principal of Epsilon Associates, Inc, a 45 person environmental engineering and consulting firm based in Maynard, MA. An environmental engineer by training, Ted’s consulting practice is focused on site selection, environmental analysis, licensing, and permitting for a wide array of major energy and infrastructure projects. Ted spent the first 12 years of his career with United Engineers & Constructors, a leading designer and builder of utility power projects. In 1986, he joined HMM Associates in Concord, MA, where he was responsible for building a respected energy facilities permitting practice. Ted became President of HMM in 1989, helping to grow the firm to 160 people. Following the 1994 acquisition of HMM by Earth Tech, Ted was Executive Vice President responsible for the Earth Tech’s multi-office 700 person commercial consulting operation.
In 1997, Ted and six senior colleagues from the former HMM Associates co-founded Epsilon Associates, now a highly regarded regional consulting firm. Epsilon has twice been a finalist in the Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work competition. The firm is also a recipient of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award.
Ted is an environmental engineering graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and earned his MBA at Northeastern University. He is Registered Professional Engineer in Massachusetts and seven other states. Ted served on the Board of Directors of Earth Tech, a publicly traded company. He has also served on the New England Council and was on the Board of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association for many years. Ted and his wife, Iris, live in Bolton, MA.
Robert S. Cummings (Emeritus)
Bob received his undergraduate degree from Brown University/Tufts University and an LL.B. from Harvard University. He was a Managing Partner of Nixon & Peabody and the Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee. Bob served in the United States Army Counterintelligence Corps, is a former Chairman of the Reading Board of Selectmen and currently Chairman of the Reading Commissioners of Trusts’ Funds. He is former chairman and currently a member of the board of Trustees for Hallmark Healthcare, a former member of Edison Electric Institute Legal Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Director and Treasurer of the World Society for the Protection of Animals, and Secretary and member of the board of Directors of Massbank.
Earl H. Hutt (Emeritus)
A life-long resident of the town of Westborough, MA, Earl earned a B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and an MBA from Northeastern University. He served in the U.S. Navy Medical Corp during WWII and is the past President and owner of Winchester Drug Company has served as: Board of Directors and Treasurer of Bay State Abrasive Products Company, Treasurer of Alden Self-Transit Systems Corporation, Board of Directors Integrated Systems Technology, Inc., President and Treasurer of Westborough Realty Corporation, Treasurer of American Society of Insurance Management, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Worcester Area American Heart Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bridge, a halfway home for Boys, Chairman Town of Westborough Finance and Advisory Committee, Commissioner of Trust Funds of Town of Westborough, Member of Westborough Area YWCA Advisory Council, Chairman Audit Committee Westborough Financial Services Inc. and Westborough Bank, and a Member of the Board of Directors and Corporator of Westborough Bank. Earl is an active member of his local United Methodist Church and has served for 33 years as Lay Member to the New England Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, has been President of its Council of Finance and Administration for 10 years, a member of numerous committees.
Susan E. Powers R.N.M.S. (Emeritus)
Sue is a resident of Winchester, MA, and with her husband Steve, have three married daughters and 12 grandchildren. She is an active member of the Crawford Memorial United Methodist Church. Sue received a diploma from Children’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, A B.S. from St. Joseph’s College in Maine, and a M.S. from U. Mass. Lowell and has worked at Children’s Hospital, Winchester Hospital, Wakefield Regional Vocational School and in a private physician’s practice. Presently she is the Associate Director of the Winchester Hospital Center for Healthy Living which provides health promotion and disease management programs as well as an alternative therapy program. She is past president of Winton Club which is a volunteer service organization that runs the hospital gift shop and donates all fund raising monies to Winchester Hospital.