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 Seaward Management since 2001 and has been in the investment business for over 20 years. Seaward 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 Medfield, 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.
- Peter G. Brown, Treasurer Expand
Peter Brown is currently the President and CEO of the Dedham Institution for Savings. Founded in 1831, Dedham Savings is a state-chartered mutual Savings Bank with over one billion dollars in assets. Mr. Brown began his career in 1980 as a management trainee at BayBank Norfolk County Trust Company. Prior to joining Dedham Savings in 2009, he was President and CEO of Walpole Cooperative Bank. In addition to Carleton-Willard, Mr. Brown also serves on the boards of Stone Family Adoption, the Charles River Center, and the Savings Bank Employee Retirement Association. A graduate of the University of Vermont, he has been a resident of Bedford since 1986.
- 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.
- Barbara A. Clifford Expand
Barbara Clifford owned and operated A. W. Clifford, Realtors in Bedford since 1966. She is Realtor Emeritus of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board and the National Association of Realtors. Barbara served on numerous Town of Bedford housing committees, as well as the conservation commission. She directed children’s camps in Pennsylvania, Maine, and Massachusetts. She is a former member of the National Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the USA and served for many years on the National Nominating Committee. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a director of the Alumni Association. Barbara also attended the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Work, as well as Bentley College School of Real Estate Appraisers. She is a resident of Bedford, Massachusetts and Scarborough, Maine
- 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.
- Catherine B. Damon Expand
Catherine Damon grew up in Buffalo, New York, went to College at Elmira College and then on to Columbia University School of Nursing for her degree. After a year working for the Visiting Nursing Association back in Buffalo, she traveled west and ended up in San Francisco working for the Visiting Nursing Association, where she met her husband, John. Together they came back east to Boston for him to attend graduate school. Catherine taught nursing at Newton-Wellesley Hospital until their children started coming along. They moved to Cape Cod in 1974, where John started an accounting and financial management business. As the children grew a bit older, Catherine found a position as a nurse manager with a local plastic surgeon, which she has held for the last twenty years. She is an avid tennis player and enjoys kayaking, bicycling, and walking. Other enthusiasms are reading, ballet and theater. She and her husband have two young grandsons.
- 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.
- Robin Grace Expand
Robin Grace, a resident of Bedford for more than 20 years, is an active member of the community. She has chaired committees, coordinated volunteer efforts and planned numerous fundraising and social events for the Bedford Public schools. In addition, Robin has been actively involved in Patrons of Music Students, METCO and The Bedford Education Foundation. Before she moved to Bedford, she taught elementary education in the Boston Public Schools and was a newspaper reporter for a suburban daily. Currently, she works in the United States and Europe as an independent tour manager for Collette Vacations. Robin has a B.A. in literature from Augusta College and an M.S. in Journalism from Boston University. She is married to Ed Silbert and they have two college-age sons. For the last ten years, she has been the caregiver and guardian of her severely disabled older sister. Through that role, she understands the familial, financial and social challenges of aging. As an empty-nester, she looks forward to spending time traveling, particularly in France, reading more books, organizing her voluminous scrapbooks and finishing the memoir she started a few years back.
- 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 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.
- Judith D. Hood Expand
Judith Hood is a clinical social worker (LICSW), now retired. Prior to establishing her own private practice in the Boston area, she worked as a family therapist at The Family Center in Somerville, providing assistance and therapy to troubled families, particularly those with low income. Early in her career, she taught in the Sharon Public Schools, where she and a fellow teacher developed a curriculum for gifted students. In addition to her work with Carleton-Willard, Judith is a member of the Presidents’ Circle at McLean Hospital and has previously served on the boards of Boston’s Museum of Science, Channel Two (WGBH), and Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts. She graduated from Wellesley College and received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work. After 40 years in Brookline, Judith now resides in Manchester-by-the-Sea.
- 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.
- John C. Lombard 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.
- 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.
- Jeffrey J. Skerry, Esq. 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.
- 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.
- Charles A. Welch Expand
For the last 30 years Charles A. Welch, M.D., has managed a clinical service within the department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. His service treats the most severely ill depressed and psychotic individuals in the Partners Healthcare System and beyond. His research program, with multiple studies underway, aims to better understand the molecular basis of severe mental illness and find improved ways to treat it; there is also a large teaching program for medical students, interns and residents.
He has served as President of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and remains very active in organized medicine, particularly in the effort to create better healthcare at lower cost. He has also served as President of Massachusetts Citizens for Children, an advocacy group working to prevent child maltreatment in Massachusetts, and was on the board of Planned Parenthood of Massachusetts, where he directed the creation of the C4 political action committee. He currently serves on the Physicians Advisory Board of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.
Charles received a B.A. from Harvard College in 1967, and an M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine in 1972. He lives in Cambridge with his wife, Stephanie Berk, and they have three grown children.
- Christopher F. Wolf Expand
Chris Wolf is Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of Sverica International Management LLC, a private equity firm specializing in buy-outs of small companies. Prior to that he held a similar position at Cambridgelight Partners, a seed-stage venture capital firm. Previously, he was Senior Vice President Finance, Treasurer and Secretary of Swank, Inc., a NASDAQ listed manufacturer and distributor of fashion accessories. For many years, he was an audit partner in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP serving middle-market clients in the consumer products, technology, financial services, and health care industries, including Carleton-Willard Village from the early 1980’s into the 1990’s. Raised in the Midwest, Chris moved to Boston after earning a BBA in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. He is a Certified Public Accountant and lives in Lexington with his wife, Katy. They enjoy skiing, biking, and Cape Cod and have three adult children and two grandchildren.
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.