The Carleton-Willard Village Board of Trustees is composed of local community, business, and professional leaders who help guide us in carrying out our mission of unsurpassed excellence in long term care. This voluntary board gives freely of its time, establishing our mission, policies, and strategic direction.
- John E. Cupples, Chairman Expand
John E. Cupples is principal of Cupples Associates Consulting, LLC, a consulting practice specializing in services to leadership of healthcare organizations including planning, governance effectiveness, electronic medical records strategies, enterprise alignment and process improvement strategies. He founded Cupples Associates Consulting in 2002 with a mission of assisting service organizations in achieving mission critical objectives. Recently he has been leading efforts in the adoption of electronic health records in private practices and community health centers, including a state-wide implementation effort involving more than 1,500 providers.
John has over 30 years of executive management experience in healthcare including hospitals, long term care, community health center management, and academic health center management. He also has extensive experience in geriatrics both as an executive leader and as a board member of nationally recognized nonprofit organizations.
- Thomas F. Woodhouse, Vice Chairman Expand
Tom Woodhouse has been Managing Director at PRIO Wealth since 2001 and has been in the investment business for over 20 years. PRIO manages over $2 billion of investments for high net worth individuals and non-profit organizations. He has also obtained the Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Financial Planner professional designations. Tom received undergraduate degrees from St. Lawrence University and Columbia University as part of a combined math and mechanical engineering program. He received his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. A resident of Boston, Tom is married to Anne-Marie and has two children. He is also a board member of Swan Point Cemetery in Providence and has served on numerous boards of the United Church of Christ in Medfield.
- Jeffrey J. Skerry, Esq., Treasurer Expand
Jeff Skerry is a partner at Hays & Skerry, a law firm with offices in Boston and Lexington. For over thirty years he has served private businesses, individuals, and fiduciaries in connection with business, real estate, tax, and estate planning matters, and with the administration, investment and settling of trusts and estates. Historically, Hays & Skerry also happens to be the successor to the practice of William Hays, Bert Holland and Whitfield Johnson. Whitfield was the very first Chair-person of Carleton-Willard Village.
Having grown up in Lexington, he and his wife Sharon currently live in Medfield. They have three children. Jeff is a graduate of Williams College (BA), New York University – Stern School of Business (MBA), and Boston University School of Law.
- Adrienne Smith, Esq., Clerk Expand
Adrienne Smith is a shareholder and Director of Rice, Heard & Bigelow, Inc., which is a privately owned firm of private trustees. The firm offers trust management, estate planning and administration and tax services to individuals, families and charities. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, she was a partner in the law firm of Hutchins & Wheeler. Her legal practice was concentrated in the areas of estate planning and trust administration.
Adrienne is a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel and co-authored, with John H. Clymer and Katherine Babson, a two-volume treatise, Massachusetts Estate Planning, Will Drafting, and Probate & Trust Administration.
Adrienne is currently serving on the Board of the Charles River YMCA and the Library Foundation of Needham. She was an American Field Service exchange student to Sweden for a year prior to attending Wellesley College, from which she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History and English. She received her JD cum laude from Boston University School of Law. Adrienne, her husband Mark Gluesing, and their son live in Needham, Massachusetts.
- Robert G. Crocker Expand
Bob Crocker, a Vice President of Coldwell Banker Residential, has been representing buyers and sellers in Cambridge for over 30 years. His real estate career began with R.M. Bradley & Co., Inc. where he was responsible for managing Boston and Cambridge rental and cooperative apartment houses and office buildings. He purchased a well-known Harvard Square residential real estate firm, Dudley & Borland Realtors, in 1979 and sold it to Hunneman Coldwell Banker in 1991. Bob is a member of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board, Massachusetts and National Association of Realtors and has been Chair of the Wellesley Board of Assessors and was a two-term president of the Cambridge Council of Realtors. He is also a licensed insurance broker and Certified Property Manager. In addition to Carleton-Willard, Bob is an appointed Commissioner to the Cambridge Historical Commission and an Advisor of the Cambridge Historical Society. Bob attended Babson College, and currently lives in Cambridge with his wife, Ruth.
- Therese Cunningham Expand
Therese Cunningham is Chief Financial Officer at Middlesex School in Concord, MA. Prior to joining Middlesex in 1995, she was a Senior Associate at Coopers & Lybrand, responsible for overall audit engagement strategy, determining the appropriate audit procedures and techniques, and managing the audit team. She is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Cunningham graduated from University of Notre Dame with a B.B.A. with a concentration in accountancy.
- William W. Gallagher, III Expand
Bill Gallagher is recently retired from a long career in the insurance industry, which included founding the still-operating Boston-based firm William Gallagher Associates. Earlier in his career he worked at two large global brokers, Marsh & McLennan and Willis (formerly Corroon and Black).
Bill grew up in Weston, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard College with a degree in economics. While at Harvard he entered Naval Officer Candidate School and was subsequently assigned to the destroyer USS John Paul Jones. Bearing the name of the “father of the U S Navy” the ship and its crew were often called upon for ceremonies and dedications at home and abroad. From a bridge dedication in Lubec, Maine to a celebration of the Jamaican Independence; from Tangier to Malta, Crete and many places in between, he traveled the world. More travel, this time inland in the US, led him to his future wife Karen. After marriage they settled in Weston where they have lived ever since. They have two daughters and a son as well as three granddaughters, all living nearby. Bill and Karen spend summers in West Bath, Maine on the New Meadows River, a salt-water estuary that feeds into Casco Bay. Bill plays tennis as well as golf, ski, and he skates a bit, but his real passion is being on any kind of boat on any kind of water.
He has been a longtime member of CWV’s Board of Trustees and was Chair from 1999-2002. He is also on the board of a revolutionary-era small house museum in Weston, the Golden Ball Tavern and in the past has served as a trustee of Noble and Greenough School.
- John Glaser, Ph.D. Expand
As the senior vice president of Population Health, John Glaser Ph.D. is focused on driving Cerner’s population health technology and product strategies, interoperability and government policy development. He impacts clients by devoting his career to advancing health care through innovation and commits to helping clients maximize their investment in health care information technology.
John joined Cerner in 2015 as a part of the Siemens Heath Services acquisition, where he was CEO. Prior to Siemens, John was vice president and CIO at Partners HealthCare; he also previously served as vice president of information systems at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
John was the founding chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the past-president of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He has served on numerous boards including; eHealth Initiative, the American Telemedicine Association (ATA), and the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA). He is a fellow of CHIME, HIMSS and the American College of Medical Informatics. He is a former senior advisor to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC).
John received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. He has written over 200 articles and three books on the strategic application of IT in health care, including the most widely used textbook on the topic, “Healthcare Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care.” John is on the faculty of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Medical University of South Carolina, the UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics and the Harvard School of Public Health.
John and his wife Denise live in Acton.
- Paul Harrison, Jr. Expand
After graduating from Moorestown Friends, Paul continued on to the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.A. in history and an M.S. in comprehensive social studies. He then came to Middlesex, where he has been active in many aspects of school life, with teaching history and coaching varsity soccer dominating most of his tenure. Paul has also coached basketball, baseball, and lacrosse; organized the weekly Chapel Program; headed the boys’ day student house; and served as the dean of student discipline for five years. He enjoys traveling and has taken groups of Middlesex students to Germany, Norway, Russia, China, and Bulgaria. In 2012, Paul transitioned from the classroom to the development office, where he serves as a major gifts officer. His children, Sam ’06 and Nina ’12 are both Middlesex graduates.
- William C. Hays, Esq. Expand
William Hays has served on the board of Carleton-Willard and its forerunner, Frances Willard Homes, since 1961. Bill spent his career in the practice of law, and joined his father and Whitfield Johnson, who was the first Chair of Carleton-Willard Village, in their firm, Holland, Johnson & Hays upon his graduation from Harvard Law School. Bill grew up in Waltham, did his undergraduate work at Bowdoin, and served in the Army Corps of Engineers. He and his wife, Sue, are longtime residents of Lexington, where he has served on various boards and town commissions, including The Lexington Affordable Housing Assistance Board as Chair and presently as co-Chair. Bill has also served on the Board of Proctor Academy, where he is now an Honorary Trustee and as a Board Member and President of the National Braille Press since 1962.
- William W. Jackson Expand
Bill Jackson’s firm, William Jackson Associates, Inc., specializes in organizing and managing project teams (architects, engineers, contractors, vendors, etc.) to successfully renovate existing buildings and/or build new facilities. Current clients include St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham, the Rural Land Foundation of Lincoln, the Worcester Diocese and Emerson Hospital. Previous experience has included responsibility for the master planning and development of suburban office/R&D parks, historic renovations and project management services for numerous clients such as Bionostics, Concord Country Club, Sports Medicine North (Orthopedic Surgical Center) and the Sage School. Bill graduated from Duke University with a BA in Economics and Public Policy and from Harvard with a Master’s in City and Regional Planning. In addition to Carleton-Willard, Bill serves on the board of Middlesex Savings Bank and he is Past President of the Concord Business Partnership.
- Rev. John C. Lombard, D. Min. Expand
The Rev. Dr. John Lombard serves as Senior Minister to the Trinitarian Congregational Church (United Church of Christ), Concord, MA. Father to two adult daughters and husband to Janet, a world language teacher at the Bromfield School in Harvard, MA, John has been an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ for 35 years and served parish churches in Portsmouth, NH and Torrington, CT. He graduated with a BA from Colby College, an MA from the University of Wisconsin, and a certificate in Gerontology from the University of New Hampshire. John received his professional training with an MDiv from Yale Divinity School and a DMin from the Boston University School of Theology. He is former chair of the Concord Clergy Laity Group, a member of the Rotary Club of Concord, and a member of several fraternal, religious and civic groups. John serves on a number of boards locally and regionally and is a Synod Delegate to the United Church of Christ. He and his wife enjoy time with family, reading, traveling, and outdoor recreation, including bicycling.
- Ruth W. Piper Expand
Ruth Piper left Canada to get a graduate science education degree from Harvard and simultaneously acquired a husband from Concord where they have lived ever since. She taught at high schools in Lexington and Concord, acquired an MBA degree, raised two children, and was a supporting traveler during her husband’s long teaching career at Harvard Business School. She has been Moderator of her church, a Sunday school teacher for many years, Chairman of Carleton-Willard Village Board of Trustees, an officer in Concord organizations, and is presently operating an interior design firm while enjoying five grandchildren – all of whom live within a mile of her home.
- Dale R. Ryder Expand
After working at Fidelity Investments for eleven years as the Senior Vice President of Operations, Dale retired from professional life to raise her young family. While at home, Dale volunteered in the Carlisle Public Schools, at the Concord Museum, Emerson Hospital, the Gleason Public Library, Trinitarian Congregational Church, and the National Charity League. She served on the boards of the Concord Museum, the Carlisle Conservation Foundation, the Concord Carlisle Community Chest, St. Mark’s School and the Gleason Public Library.
Dale loves reading, traveling, cooking, fun times with family and friends and weekly games of bridge and Mahjongg. She has always enjoyed participating in community and public service.
Dale is a graduate of Wheaton College. She lives in Carlisle with her husband Don, and has two grown children.
- James A. Saltonstall Expand
Jim Saltonstall retired in 2008 from Middlesex School, Concord, MA, where he served for 40 years as a teacher (French and Economics), coach, dorm head and, most recently, business manager. As business manager, he was responsible for budgets and financial accountability, buildings and grounds, human resources and he worked on many special projects with the head of school and trustees. In addition to his board work at Carleton-Willard, Jim serves on the boards of Lowell Habitat, the New England Greenfell Association and Communities for Restorative Justice in Concord. Jim graduated from Harvard with a BA and from Boston University with a Master’s in Education and an MBA. He lives in Carlisle with his wife Bridget, has two grown children, two “grandgirls” and enjoys skiing, gardening and doing outdoor work around the house.
- Ann Marie Teuber Expand
Ann Marie Teuber is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working for the not-for-profit agency, The Family Center, in Somerville, MA. She helped develop and now directs a program called The Parenting Journey. She implements new groups and trains other professionals to use the program in Boston, New York and other locations. Ann Marie previously worked for 25 years as a speech and language pathologist in schools, rehabilitation settings and in a group private practice. Her focus was on both language delays and neurologically based language deficits. In addition to Carleton-Willard, Ann Marie also serves on the Mount St. Joseph Academy Board of Directors and is a founding member of The Hestia Fund, a philanthropic giving circle. She is a graduate of Worcester State University, Boston University, and Emmanuel College. Ann Marie lives in Newton with her husband Bill; they have three daughters.
- Christopher F. Wolf Expand
Chris Wolf retired in 2017 following 11 years as Chief Financial and Compliance Officer of Sverica Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm specializing in micro buy-outs. Prior to that he held a similar position at CambridgelightPartners, a seed-stage venture capital firm. During the majority of his career Chris was an audit partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP where he served middle-market clients in the consumer products, technology, financial services, and health care industries. Importantly, he served as audit partner to Carleton-Willard Village from 1982 into the mid 1990’s, and now brings both technical expertise and historical perspective to his role as a Trustee. Raised in the Midwest, Chris moved to the Boston area after earning a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Lexington with his wife, Katy. Their family has grown to include three adult children and six grandchildren. Chris and Katy enjoy biking, skiing, travel and Cape Cod.
I joined Carleton-Willard’s Board of Trustees after seeing first-hand the attention and support my parents received during the 16 years they were residents here. The care they each received at each stage of their lives was not just adequate, but exceptional. The staff throughout this Village treats every resident as a special individual with specific and evolving needs which are anticipated and met again and again.