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Nathalie Apchin

Chief Financial Officer
Peabody Essex Museum

Nathalie joined the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in March 2016, at a particularly exciting and ambitious juncture of the Museum's landmark $650 million Advancement Campaign, which prioritizes endowment, innovation and sustainability. A seasoned financial executive who has proven leadership in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Nathalie is leading the comprehensive financial management strategy of the Museum, including long-range and annual financial planning, analytical reporting, and endowment stewardship. Nathalie also directs PEM's Human Resources, Information Technology, the Museum Shop, Functions and Food Services.

Most notably in her career Nathalie served as interim Chief Financial Officer at the Harvard Medical School, vice-president and CFO of Crittenton Women's Union, an organization dedicated to helping low-income women achieve economic independence, and Controller at Hewlett-Packard Medical Products Group. Nathalie has degrees from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux and Carnegie Mellon University and is a Certified Management Accountant.


Evelyn Barnes

Chief Financial Officer 
Boston Symphony Orchestra 

Evelyn Barnes joined Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2017. Prior to Boston Symphony Orchestra, Evelyn served as City Year Boston's Chief Financial Officer since 2005. She brought to City Year more than 20 years of finance and operations experience. Evelyn came to City Year after serving as CFO for The Community Builders, the largest non-profit, urban housing developer in the U.S. Throughout her career, she has been employed in senior finance positions with several large nonprofit organizations. Evelyn’s leadership experience in nonprofit finance is extensive: she was the CFO at the YWCA in Boston and Midnight Mission in Los Angeles, and Deputy Director of the Los Angeles Community Design Center and the Alcoholism Center for Women. She was named 2010 CFO of the Year by Boston Business Journal. She received her undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Boston University and has a professional designation in financial planning from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Richard Bowman

Sr. Associate VP, Financial Services & Controller
Babson College

Mr. Bowman is the Senior Associate Vice President for Financial Service & Controller at Babson College as well as an Adjunct Professor. As SAVP & Controller for the College he is responsible for all accounting functions including: financial reporting in compliance with generally accepted accounting principals, financial systems development and maintenance, compliance with tax laws and other relevant rules and regulations. He is also responsible for the Treasury function at the College. Mr. Bowman has been with the College for 15 years.

Mr. Bowman started his career with KPMG Peat Marwick as a financial statement auditor and worked in public accounting for seven years in a variety of industries including : banking, manufacturing, financial services and not for profit organizations. Prior to coming to Babson College, Mr. Bowman was the Controller at the Marine Biological Laboratory, a scientific research and educational institution, located in Woods Hole Massachusetts.

Mr. Bowman is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University.


Charlie Breslin

Chief Operating Officer
Dana Hall School

Charlie has overseen the operations and finances of the Dana Hall School in various capacities for the past twelve years, having joined the School in February 2005. At Dana Hall, Charlie serves on the Finance, Investment, Facilities, and Audit Committees. His work and volunteer experiences have been very rewarding and his proudest accomplishment was from his volunteer work on the Board of the Learning Prep school which serves students with learning differences. The Learning Prep School auditor provided his best compliment and which he recognized all the work the Board did to right the ship of Learning Prep School. Prior to Dana Hall, Charlie served as the Director of Finance for the Public Health Commission in Boston, which provides many health services to the residents of Boston. Charlie has a B.S. and M.B.A. in Management from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He brings over 28 years of experience in financial management to the Financial Executives Alliance. Charlie lives in West Newton with his wife Nancy and two daughters.


Patricia Gannon

CFO & EVP Finance and Planning
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston

Patricia (Trish) Gannon, Executive Vice President, Finance & Planning, Chief Financial Officer, joined BGCB in 2006. Trish provides strategic leadership for the organization and direct oversight of all financial functions, ensuring long-range sustainability as well as fiscal stability for the agency’s programs and Clubs. She manages a range of activities to support the financial, facility and technological functions of the agency, including relationships with auditors, vendors and insurance companies. Formerly, Trish served as VP for Fiscal Affairs and CFO of Merrimack College, where she provided strategic direction for a broad range of operations. She spent 10 years in senior leadership positions at the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, formerly Massachusetts Industrial Finance Agency, and began her career as Assistant to the CFO at Boston’s Children’s Museum. Driven by a lifelong passion for the not-for-profit sector, Trish has served on boards and committees for several nonprofit organizations and is currently a Trustee for Suffolk University. She holds a B.A. in Economics from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.P.A. from Suffolk University.


John Perkins

Chief Financial Officer
Boch Center

As the Chief Financial Officer of the Boch Center (Formerly the Citi Performing Arts Center) since April 2011, John is responsible for the management of the Finance and Human Resources functions and is responsible for all financial and tax reporting of the five corporate entities composing the organization. John began his career in public accounting where he spent ten years servicing clients in various industries. Prior to joining the Boch Center, John was Vice President and Corporate Controller at RISO, Inc., a multi-national distributor of commercial printing equipment, where he was a member of the executive management team and was responsible for accounting and financial reporting, tax, distribution, corporate facilities, travel and corporate insurance. During his career at RISO, John also coordinated the establishment and governance of foreign subsidiaries in Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Uruguay. John has served as a member of various Boards of Directors and presently serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Wenham Historical Association and Museum. John is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University and a Master of Science in Taxation from Suffolk University.


John Vander Vort

Managing Director
Pilot House Associates

John W. Vander Vort is a Managing Director at Pilot House Associates, a Boston-based organization that provides services to the Barr Foundation and a family investment office. He joined Pilot House from Charlesbank Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on the middle market, which he joined in 2013 as a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Charlesbank, Mr. Vander Vort was a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at MPM Capital, one of the world’s largest venture capital firms focused on the life science industry. Before joining MPM in 2005, John was a Director in the Private Markets Group at DuPont Capital Management. Previously, he was a General Partner and Co-Founder of BlueStream Ventures and a Managing Director at Dain Rauscher Wessels (now RBC), where he led the West Coast Networking and Communications Investment Banking Group and served as an advisor to leading venture-backed technology companies. Mr. Vander Vort began his career as a corporate transaction attorney in the San Francisco office of Cooley Godward, where he represented venture capital firms and venture-backed companies. Mr. Vander Vort earned his B.A. from Amherst College and his J.D. from The University of Chicago Law School.


Jon Wasserman

Director of Finance & Operations
Rivers School

Jon Wasserman currently serves as the Director of Finance and Operations and Assistant Treasurer at The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. Jon has served in this role at Rivers since 2015 and prior to that served as Associate Director of Finance and Operations for 8 years. Jon previously worked as Associate Director of Advancement for six years at Rivers as well. In addition to serving as the school's Chief Financial Officer and overseeing non-academic operations at Rivers, he serves on the school's Finance, Facilities, Investments, Executive, Defined Contribution Retirement Plan, Audit, and Music Executive Committees. He graduated from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s in history and education and a master’s in business administration in social policy and management. In a volunteer capacity, Jon also serves on the Town of Sharon Conservation Commission.


Todd Rassiger

Managing Director
First Republic Bank

Todd Rassiger is the Head of East Coast Business Banking and a leader within First Republic Bank’s Nonprofit Practice where he oversees a national portfolio of banking, loans and investment assets for independent schools, colleges, cultural institutions and foundations. Mr. Rassiger joined First Republic in February 2011, after building a successful nonprofit practice for a Boston-based bank. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Rassiger served in the Investment Banking Group at MassDevelopment, issuing more than $500 million in tax-exempt bonds for educational & non-profit organizations.

In addition to his work at First Republic, Mr. Rassiger is a former board member of the New England Aquarium, former board member of the Advisory Committee Member of the Harvard Taubman Center, Chairman of Strike Out Cancer, Board Member of the Weston Education Enrichment Fund and a Committee Member of City Year Boston’s Seven Generations Board.

Mr. Rassiger received his Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University.


Natasha Walth

Credit Analyst
First Republic Bank

Natasha is a business banking credit analyst at First Republic Bank with a focus on the nonprofit practice. She joined First Republic in 2011 after attending East Carolina University, BA in Political Science. In addition to her work at First Republic, Natasha is the Chair of the Board of Ambassadors of Silver Lining Mentoring, and Ambassador Board Member and Leadership Committee Member of City Year Boston.

 
 
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