COMMUNITY BOARD

The Fund for Wellesley’s Community Board is comprised of Wellesley residents who represent the diverse aspects of the community. This allows the Fund to maintain a town-wide perspective of its needs and opportunities. The Community Board is also responsible for reviewing and assessing grant proposals from local nonprofits to determine which would receive support for its programs


Liz Cua

Liz and her husband Chris moved to Wellesley in 1994.  Here they have raised their children, Lily and Christopher, who graduated from Wellesley High School in 2007 and 2011, respectively.  Liz is a practicing radiologist at Atrius Health in Boston.  Liz's training has included Albany Medical, Tufts Medical Center and Deaconess Medical Center. Liz's volunteer efforts to date have largely focused on The Pine Street Inn and have included Greater Boston Food Bank and ESL tutoring at the Newton Public Library.  

 

Terry Cunningham

Terry has been Wellesley’s Chief of Police for fifteen years and a member of the Wellesley Police Department for over thirty years. He is the Third Vice President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and a past president of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association. He is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the New England Association of Chiefs of Police. He has extensive experience with issues affecting the Wellesley community, including needs of the elderly, youth concerns, domestic violence and sexual abuse. He is a life-long resident of Wellesley and attended the Wellesley Public Schools.  Terry has been a member of the Community Board since 2007.

 

Jamie Ebersole

Jamie moved to Wellesley in 2010 with his wife Teri and their rescue dog Ginger and welcomed son Luke to the family in 2012. He is the Founder and CEO of Ebersole Financial LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Wellesley. Prior to founding Ebersole Financial LLC, Jamie spent 15 years as an institutional investor with Allianz AG and SL Capital Partners. Jamie currently sits on the board of Community Certified Development Corporation, a Houston, Texas-based non-profit that provides SBA Loans to small businesses. He is actively involved in several professional organizations including the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Boston Society of Securities Analysts (BSAS) and the Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC). He is also a Wellesley Town Meeting Member for Precinct E. Jamie earned both a Bachelors and Masters degree from Tufts University, an MBA from The Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin and an MBA from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. He is both a CFA Charterholder and a Certified Financial Planner(TM). Jamie joined the Community Board in 2015, and currently serves as chair of the Grants Committee.  

 

Bob Glowacky

Bob, a Wellesley resident since 1997, held numerous marketing leadership positions in the healthcare arena, including roles at the Franciscan Hospital for Children, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the CareGroup Healthcare System.  He was a Vice President at Ogilvy Public Relations, did independent healthcare consulting for several years, then made a career change to achieve more work/family balance given that his wife, Janney Wilson, traveled extensively in her corporate work.  He has been a personal trainer for the past ten years and volunteers for a number of institutions, including several alumni leadership positions at the University of Rochester.  He has also volunteered as an art teacher at the Wellesley Village Church, was a Wellesley United soccer coach, is a Wellesley Little League coach and is also active in his community on Cape Cod.  Bob and Janney have two children in the Wellesley School System.  Bob has been a member of the Community Board since 2014, and currently serves as co-chair of the Marketing and Development Committee.

 

Susan Hurwitz

Susan has been a resident of Wellesley since 1978. Now retired, she was a VP of Human Resources at The Gillette Company. She has been a member of Executive Service Corps, a non-profit organization that provides high-level, volunteer consulting services to non-profits, schools, and government agencies. A current Town Meeting Member, Susan has served on several Town committees including the Advisory Committee, chairing in her third year; the Human Resources Board, chairing for five years; and currently the Community Preservation Committee.  Susan is also a volunteer facilitator with Communities for Restorative Justice (C4RJ), a community-police partnership that offers restorative justice to those affected by crime--including victims, families and the community at large--and works with offenders to take responsibility and undertake a restorative process. A former Chair of the Community Board, Susan was instrumental in the creation of the Fund and has served as a Board member since 2007.

 

John Isley

John is a consultant on digital services and alliances in higher education and is currently working for Barnes & Noble Education and the Ingram Content Group.  Previously, he was an EVP at Pearson in Boston, where he was responsible for their digital partnerships in higher education as well as the products and services of their professional publishing group.  John moved to Wellesley in 1998, returning to the metropolitan area after five years on assignments in Toronto and London.  John started his career teaching math in secondary school in the Peace Corps in what was then Zaire, Africa.  John joined the Community Board in 2015.

 

Laurel Lyle

Laurel has been a Wellesley resident since 2000, and has been the Director of Fundraising Programs at Cure Alzheimer’s Fund for the last eight years.  She is active in several local non-profit organizations, including the Walker School, the Wellesley Free Library, the Foundation for MetroWest, The Philanthropy Connection, and the Wellesley Service League, as well as the University of Chicago Alumni Association.  She is a past President of Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club and was Chair of the Eliot Montessori Board of Trustees.  She also led the steering committee to merge the Eliot Montessori and Natick Montessori schools.  A member of the Community Board since 2009 and its immediate past chair, Laurel currently serves as the co-chair of the Marketing and Development Committee.

 

Maura Murphy

Maura, a Wellesley resident since 1996, is a partner in the Business Department of Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, where she provides corporate, tax and employment advice to businesses and nonprofit organizations. She is a Trustee of the Wellesley Free Library, a Town Meeting Member and former member and Secretary of the Town Advisory Committee. Maura is a member and former chair of the Board of Directors of Caritas Communities, Inc., a nonsectarian, nonprofit developer of lodging houses for the working poor.  As a volunteer for the Lawyer’s Clearinghouse (a nonprofit provider of pro bono legal services), Maura provides free workshops on corporate governance for nonprofit board members.  Maura also co-chairs the Education Committee of the Tax Exempt Organizations Section of the Boston Bar Association. A member of the Community Board since 2012, Maura currently serves as the Chair.

 

Maura Renzella

Maura has been the Youth Director for the Wellesley Youth Commission since 2003. She has been a resident of Wellesley for twelve years and a Town Meeting Member since 2012. Maura served as the Hardy School PTO President. She currently serves on the Advisory Board for Wellesley Volunteers.  A member of the Community Board since 2013, Maura currently oversees the Youth in Philanthropy program.

 

Lesley Robertson

Lesley attended both preschool and college in Wellesley. She lived in Washington, DC and New York before moving back to Wellesley in 1998 with her family.  Lesley is currently the Director of Alumnae Engagement Programs at the Wellesley College Alumnae Association. She has served on the boards of several community nonprofits and has been the chair of the board of the Wellesley Youth Commission since 2009.  A member of the Community Board since 2014, Lesley served last year as a Vice-Chair.

 

Mary Rose

Mary is a long-standing employee of Babson College and the Special Advisor to the President and Vice President of Campus and Community Affairs.  As the Special Advisor to the President, she consults with the President and helps to ensure that Babson’s organizational efforts are aligned with Babson’s institutional strategy.  In addition, as Vice President of Campus and Community Affairs, she is responsible for the overall management and operation of Summer Camps and Programs, Community Affairs and Relations, Three College Collaboration Efforts, Campus Sustainability Programs, Diversity Programs, Office Space Allocation, and Institutional Risk Management.  Previously, she served as Vice President of Administration, Chief Information Officer, College Registrar, and Associate Dean of Admissions.  Mary also serves on the Board of Directors for The Boston Consortium for Higher Education and the Board of Managers for the Collaborative Educational Ventures of New England, LLC.  Mary joined the Community Board in 2015.

 

Tripp Sheehan

Tripp, his wife and two children have lived in Wellesley for 14 years. Tripp is a Managing Director with Marsh USA Inc., a Marsh & McLennan Company and is responsible for Marsh’s Financial Institutions industry segment in the US. Tripp has been a commissioner on the Wellesley Recreation Commission since 2013 and is also Chair of the Wellesley Playing Fields Task Force. He also was on the board of directors of the Wellesley Youth Basketball Association from 2012 to 2016. Tripp has been a member of the Community Board since 2016.

 

Mason Smith

Mason moved to Wellesley with her husband and two children in 2005. After 25 years at the investment firm, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (GMO), in client relationship management, Mason took a break from working full time and has focused her attention on getting involved in the community and non-profit work. She is currently Vice Chair of the Advisory Committee for the town, a Town Meeting Member and a Wellesley Free Library Foundation Advisory Board Member. In addition, Mason is the Chair of the Advisory Board for Mass General Hospital for Children and Treasurer of the Congenital Hyperinsulinism International board (a small global healthcare non-profit).  A member of the Community Board since 2013, Mason currently serves as the Clerk as well as the co-chair of the Nominating Committee.

 

Mike Stephens

Mike moved to Wellesley in 2014 with his wife, Hadley, and their son.  Mike is a portfolio manager at Boston Financial Management where he helps successful families and institutions reach their financial goals.  He has also spent time involved in a number of other business ventures including restaurants, private equity, and consulting. Mike is currently on the board of Haggle, inc., a New York City based startup focused on outsourced innovation. He is also a member of the Boston Estate Planning Council and is an alumnus of Columbia University.  Mike joined the Community Board in 2016.

 

Andrea Ward

A former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun and an appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Andrea moved to Wellesley in 2001 with her husband, Tom, a Wellesley native, and their two daughters. She put her law practice on hold and became involved in a variety of community organizations, including the Upham PTO and the Wellesley Service League, ultimately serving as an officer of each. Andrea also served for three years on the Grants Distribution Committee of the Foundation for MetroWest and was recently appointed to the Town of Wellesley Advisory Committee.  A member of the Community Board since 2013, Andrea currently serves as the Vice Chair as well as the co-chair of the Nominating Committee.