Member News

New Member Spotlight: Patricia Bellinger

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Patricia Bellinger, Chief of Staff to the President, Harvard University.

 

Patricia Bellinger is Chief of Staff to the President of Harvard University. She previously served in several leadership roles across Harvard including Executive Director at the Center for Public Leadership, Senior Fellow and Adjunct Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Executive Director of Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Bellinger is an internationally recognized expert on diversity, inclusion and leadership development.

New Member Spotlight: Suzanne Bates

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Suzanne Bates, CEO, Bates Communication.

 

Suzanne Bates is CEO of Bates, a coaching and leadership development firm with a mission to help leaders shape the world. A former award-winning broadcast journalist, Suzanne has pioneered a unique approach to helping leaders drive results through communicative leadership. Her firm created the first and only research-based, scientifically validated assessment to measure executive presence, the Bates ExPI™.

New Member Spotlight: Alexandra Drane

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Alexandra Drane, CEO/Co-Founder, ARCHANGELS.

 

Alexandra is co-founder and CEO of ARCHANGELS.  She served as Wellness Expert for Prudential, and co-founded Eliza Corporation (acquired by HMS Holdings Corp: HMSY), Engage with Grace, and three other companies (all boot-strapped).  A serial entrepreneur, she is also a cashier-on-leave for Walmart.  She believes retail is the front line of health, that caregivers are our country’s greatest asset, and that we need to expand the definition of health to include life.

New Member Spotlight: Melissa Chang

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Melissa Chang, President & CEO, Pure Incubation.

 

A respected expert and pioneer in lead generation, data driven strategies, and the development of web applications, Melissa has an impressive track record of delivering online innovations and leading successful web application development. She has more than a decade of in-the-trenches experience in the industry, including executive leadership positions at Ziff Davis, Connexus Media, and IDG.

New Member Spotlight: Elliot Bostwick Davis, Ph.D.

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Elliot Bostwick Davis, Ph.D.

 

Elliot brings a wealth of experience to art museums as a curator, strategic thinker, and, most recently, as Director and CEO of the Norton Museum of Art.  From 1990 to 200, Davis was a fellow and assistant curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she was responsible for American, British, and Contemporary works of art in the Department of Drawings and Prints, and later for American paintings in the American Wing.  After resigning from the Norton in June 2020, Davis has spent the pandemic contributing to online exhibitions, expanding upon her work on the art museum as a catalyst for empathy, and serving as a guest curator for the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, MA.

New Member Spotlight: Angela Gomes

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Angela Gomes, Partner, Sullivan & Worcester.

 

Angela focuses on mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance, in addition to handling general corporate matters. She advises clients, including public companies, on a broad range of corporate and securities matters, including securities law compliance, disclosure and periodic reporting, and corporate governance matters. Angela also advises a number of nonprofit organizations on general corporate law matters, as well as state and federal tax-exempt status.

New Member Spotlight: Catherine D’Amato

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Catherine D’Amato, President and CEO, The Greater Boston Food Bank.

 

Catherine D’Amato’s passion for ending hunger was instilled in her from an early age by her Italian-immigrant father who never turned away a hungry person in need from his modest restaurant in Redding, California. A trailblazer and leader in food banking for 40 years, D’Amato has headed up The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) since 1995.

New Member Spotlight: Diane Lopez

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Diane Lopez, VP, General Counsel, Harvard University.

 

At Harvard, as the Vice President and General Counsel, Diane assists the University on a variety of commercial transactions, with a focus on ways the University can protect and manage its intellectual property assets. She advises on health care, privacy, and student affairs issues, on concerns involving the use of human subjects and animals in research, and on issues involving third-party access to research data. Ms. Lopez has spent significant time on legal and legislative matters related to human embryonic stem cell research.

Colette Phillips Launches GK! Market

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Member Colette Phillips was recently awarded the largest contract to a minority-owned company by the city of Boston.

Additionally, Colette has launched GK! Market, a game-changing small business platform for BIPOC and women-owned businesses for corporate procurement and to give small business a digital presence and marketing support so they can thrive and survive during the pandemic. Read coverage of the launch here: Boston Magazine, Boston Business Journal, Boston GlobeNBC10 Boston.

 

New Member Spotlight: Anne Klibanski

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In 2020, MWF accepted many new members! Each day, we will be highlighting one. Please join us in welcoming, Anne Klibanski, M.D., CEO, Partners Healthcare.

 

Anne is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mass General Brigham, a Boston based integrated health care system that includes internationally known Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, nationally recognized specialty hospitals including Spaulding, Mass Eye and Ear, and McLean, seven community hospitals, a health insurance company, physician networks, community health centers, home care and long-term care services. The largest private employer in Massachusetts with 78,000 employees and annual revenue of $13.4 billion, the non-profit health care system is the nation’s leading recipient of NIH funding and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, establishing the health care system’s position as a national leader in medical research and teaching.