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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.


Interested in joining?

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

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 December 2022

Kori AndrewsDirector, Sustainability & Public Affairs


Nike AzumaSenior Consultant


Laima BobelisCommunity Relations Program Manager

Natixis Investment Managers

Ivey BostromManager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Arrow Electronics

Liz BowenAssociate Director, Corporate Citizenship & Strategic Philanthropy

Charles River Laboratories

Vanessa Carmona-LewisSenior Specialist in Corporate Social Responsibility & ESG


Carly CarrollVice President, Business Initiatives Consultant, Employee Volunteerism & Charitable Giving

Wells Fargo

Isaac ChambersManager, Worldwide Volunteer Programs

Texas Instruments

Lindsay CooperSenior Advisor, Community Investment

Capital Power

Lisa DavisDirector, Community Impact

JM Family Enterprises

Ericka Ellis-StewartDirector, Corporate Social Responsibility

Atrium Health

Stephanie FitzsimmonsManager, Community Programs & Corporate Citizenship Strategy

Northrop Grumman

Mary FoxAssociate Vice President, Senior Corporate Social Responsibility Consultant

FM Global

Karen GoetzCorporate Citizenship Communications Lead

Northrop Grumman

Urbano GonzalezShared Value, Social Impact


Edie GoutierCorporate Responsibility, Americas


Alyssa GrantManager, Community Relations

SOLV Energy

Jamie GrassoDirector, Corporate Engagement


Veronica HaydenSenior Manager, Corporate Responsibility


Jessie HeckmanManager, Global Employee Volunteering & Giving


Jennifer HershmanDirector, Community Relations

SOLV Energy

Jamie InnVP, Director of Community Engagement

U.S. Bank

Ty JohnsonSenior Advisor, Sponsorships & STEM Programs


Tricia JohnstonDirector, Communications, Community Relations & Stakeholder Engagement at Capital Power

Capital Power Corporation

Crystal KingManager, Social Responsibility & Strategic Initiatives

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Jennifer KirnerSenior Community Investment Manager


Sarah KnausSocietal Impact Manager


Sarah KoenigResponsible Business Leadership Manager


Olivia MaguireCommunity Impact Analyst

JM Family Enterprises Inc.

Ritu MalhotraLeader, Corporate Responsibility


Lia MancusoDirector, Community Impact


Angelica MenckManager, Social Impact & Partnerships

ATB Financial

Raelynn MendezManager, Employee Giving

Texas Instruments

Polly MorrowSenior Program Manager, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy; Vice President, Pitney Bowes Foundation

Pitney Bowes

Kristina NartiffManager, Charles River Laboratories Cares Programs

Charles River Laboratories

Tre NelsonRegional Director, Economic Development & Community Initiatives

Ochsner Health System

Sherri NugentDirector, Community Relations


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

The Travelers Companies

Carolina PasaogluProgram Leader, Corporate Social Responsibility


Teresa PelletierVice President, Community Relations

Fidelity Investments

Christina RehkopDirector, Community Relations

Devon Energy Corporation

Allison RobinsonSenior Manager, Social Impact

Dolby Laboratories

Ellen RossiPresident, EQT Foundation

EQT Corporation

Kendall SchaffnerAccount Executive & Specialist, Global Corporate Social Responsibility


Kate SheehanSenior Manager, Community Affairs

QVC Inc.

Diane SheltonPhilanthropy Manager

DPR Construction

Potoula StavropoulosDirector, Social Impact

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Sylvia Stevens-EdouardDirector, Community Relations

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Maggie SugrueSenior Program Manager, Corporate & Civic Partnerships

Health Care Service Corporation

Brenda SuitsSenior Vice President, Global Corporate Social Responsibility

Bank of America

Immanuel SutherlandSenior Manager Corporate Citizenship

Altria Client Services Inc.

Abigail SzpekmanCommunications Consultant, Community Responsibility


Nandi TenseSenior Public Affairs Specialist, Corporate & Civic Partnerships

Health Care Service Corporation

Meredith TierneyDirector, US Corporate Social Responsibility & Community Relations


Annie TomecekSupervisor, Global Community Relations

T.D. Williamson

David WightonManaging Director, Social Innovation

ATB Financial

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