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Advisory Board for Leadership in Community Involvement

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What is the Advisory Board for Leadership in Community Involvement?

Comprised of experienced, forward-looking professionals, the Community Involvement Advisory Board serves as a unique and powerful forum. Members meet throughout the year to advance the vital work their companies undertake for the benefit of various communities. Since 2006, and under the guidance of the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, these community involvement leaders have shared knowledge while exploring the emerging social and management challenges in this space.


What Do Board Members Do?

Each year the board will work as a group to set the advisory agenda to be explored.  Advisory Board members will have the opportunity to present their own work and to recommend guest topics and/or speakers.  Members will help to shape one or more advisory bulletin publications focused on emerging themes and best practices in community involvement.  Advisory board members are invited (but not required) to be named co-authors of the advisory bulletin publications.


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Download the 2023 Bulletin

This report highlights lessons from the Advisory Board for Leadership in Community Involvement, hosted by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship. Click on the cover image or the link below to download this report. 


Meet the Members of the Community Involvement Advisory Board

Board Chair

Board Chair

Rita Ortiz

Senior Director, Community Relations for The Travelers Companies and Assistant Vice President, Travelers Foundation

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Member List as of November 2023

Kelly AckerVP, National Employee Community Engagement

U.S. Bank

Alina AgustiManager, Social Responsibility & Weil Foundation

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Samantha AkellaManager, Global Sustainability Programs

Watts Water Technologies

Carmen ArgersingerHead of Corporate Citizenship & Community Affairs

Delta Dental of MI, OH, and IN

Nike AzumaSenior Consultant


Adonia Barbiere Account Executive, CSR


Christine BlashockCommunity Outreach Manager

Erie Insurance

Liz BowenAssociate Director, Corporate Citizenship & Strategic Philanthropy

Charles River Labratories

Rhonda Staley-BrooksDirector, Community Relations, Outreach & Support

SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District)

Maureen BryanVice President, Director of Corporate Citizenship

MFS Investment Management

Vanesa Carmona-LewisManager, Corporate Citizenship


Emma ChambersManager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Air Liquide America

Isaac ChambersManager, Worldwide Volunteer Programs

Texas Instruments

Maija CraigManager, Community Investment


Dara CrociAssociate Director, Danaher Foundation & Community Impact


Lindsay CooperManager, Community Relations

Capital Power

Lisa DavisDirector, Community Impact

JM Family Enterprises

Mary FoxAssociate Vice President, Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Consultant

FM Global

Marla FreemanCommunity Relations Supervisor

Devon Energy

Kimberly GarlandManager, Delta Dental Foundation

Delta Dental of Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

Maria GattiVice President of Philanthropy & Community Engagement

MGM Resorts International

Veronica HaydenDirector, Corporate Responsibility


Jessie HeckmanManager of Global Employee Volunteering and Giving


Ty JohnsonSenior Advisor, Sponsorships & STEM Programs


Tricia JohnstonDirector, Communications & Community Engagement

Capital Power Corporation

Nicole JudayBoard Chair, IDEAL Industries Foundation

IDEAL Industries

Jennifer KirnerSenior Community Investment Manager


Sarah KnausSenior Manager, Culture and Purpose


Sarah KoenigResponsible Business Leadership Manager


Megan Lopez Employee Relations Manager


Olivia MaguireCommunity Impact Programs Lead

JM Family Enterprises Inc.

Ritu MalhotraCorporate Responsibility Specialist


Lia MancusoSenior Director, Corporate Affairs, Community Impact


Megan MarshallSr. Social Investment Advisor

Cenovus Energy

Ali McDowellSenior Manager, Social Impact

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Raelynn MendezManager, Employee Giving

Texas Instruments

Polly O'Brien MorrowSenior Program Manager, Global Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy; Vice President, Pitney Bowes Foundation

Pitney Bowes

Amanda MossDirector, Community Giving

BMO Financial

Kristina NartiffManager, CRL Cares Programs

Charles River Labratories

May NivarSenior Manager, Community Impact


Sherri NugentDirector, Community Relations


Rita OrtizSenior Director, Community Relations for The Travelers Companies and Assistant Vice President, Travelers Foundation

The Travelers Companies

Marissa PitchfordCSR Impact & Engagement Manager


Christina RehkopDirector, Community Relations

Devon Energy Corporation

Allison RobinsonSocial Impact, Sr. Manager

Dolby Labratories

Ellen RossiPresident, EQT Foundation

EQT Corporation

Christine RybickiManager, Community Relations

Atrium Health

Kendall SchaffnerSenior Account Executive, Global Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist


Kate SheehanSenior Manager, Community Affairs

QVC Inc.

Diane SheltonCommunity Initiatives and Philanthropy Leader

DPR Construction

Quentin SinclairDirector, Community Impact

ATB Financial

Potoula StavropoulosSenior Director, Social Impact

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sylvia Stevens-Edouard Senior Director of Community Relations

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Meredith TierneyDirector, US Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Relations


Annie TomecekSenior Supervisor, Global Community Relations

T.D. Williamson

Miles WarrenHead, US Community Giving

BMO Financial

David WightonManaging Director, Social Innovation

ATB Financial

Vesela ZehirevDirector of Philanthropy & Community Engagement

MGM Resorts International

Who Can Join?

We seek individuals with a track record of developing and executing effective community involvement strategies; who are active learners interested in exploring challenges, issues, and new ideas related to community involvement. The primary member can bring a colleague of any level to participate. BCCCC membership required.

Interested in joining?

Let's talk about your company's community involvement program, and what you're hoping to achieve. Contact Us