COMMUNITY BOARD

The Fund for Wellesley’s Community Board is comprised of individuals who reside or work in Wellesley and who represent the diverse aspects of the community. This allows the Fund to maintain a broad perspective on the town’s needs and opportunities. The Community Board is also responsible for reviewing and assessing grant proposals from local nonprofits to determine which will receive funding support.


Louis Crosier

Louis has lived in Wellesley with his wife and two children for over 10 years and is currently the President of Wellesley Investment Partners, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wellesley Bank. He was most recently a Senior Managing Director at Windhaven Investment Management, a pioneer in the use of ETFs to implement global asset allocation and a subsidiary of the Charles Schwab Corporation. Prior to Windhaven, Louis was Managing Principal of Windward Investment Management. Schwab acquired the company’s assets and intellectual property in 2010. Prior to Windward, Louis was a Vice President in the Wealth Management Division of Goldman Sachs & Co. Louis has authored/edited several books, most recently Selling Your Business: The Transition from Entrepreneur to Investor (Wiley, 2004). He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth. Louis is a former board member of Roxbury Preparatory Charter School and a current board member at the Foundation for MetroWest.

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.  

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 and daughter Vivian in 2015. He is the Founder and CEO of Ebersole Financial LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm based in Wellesley. He is actively involved with Rosie's Place as a member of the Audit and Finance committee and with several professional organizations including the Financial Planning Association (FPA), the Boston Society of Securities Analysts (BSAS) and the Boston Estate Planning Council (BEPC). Jamie 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 and a Vice Chair of the Board.

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.

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 Charitable Board Service 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.

Wendy Paul

Wendy and her family have lived in Wellesley since 2001.  After years of work in health care and outcomes research administration, Wendy’s focus upon moving to Wellesley from Los Angeles has been in supporting her community and non-profit organizations.  Wendy has served as President of the PTOs at PAWS and Bates Schools, on the Executive Board of the Central Council of PTOs and Treasurer and President of Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club.  Most recently, Wendy completed six years (2011-2017) on the Wellesley School Committee, serving as Vice Chair three years and liaison to the Permanent Building Committee for the Fiske & Schofield renovation and School Security projects. Wendy has been a Town Meeting Member since 2011, is a Board Member at the Walker School in Needham, focusing on capital projects, and serves on the Security Task Force at Temple Beth Elohim.  With her husband, Jim, she enjoys being the parent of and trying to keep up with two busy Wellesley High School students. 

Maura Renzella

Maura has been the Youth Director for the Wellesley Youth Commission since 2003. She has been a resident of Wellesley since 2003, a Town Meeting Member and serves as the Chair for the Wellesley Housing Authority.  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 as a Vice-Chair in 2015-16.

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 15 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 currently is a member of the Community Preservation Committee and serves on the Advisory Board for Mass General Hospital for Children, The Wellesley Education Foundation board and the investment committee of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts. In addition, Mason is the 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 chair of the Nominating Committee.

Mike Stephens

Mike moved to Wellesley in 2014 with his wife, Hadley, and their son.  Mike is a managing director 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

Andrea moved to Wellesley in 2001 with her husband, Tom, a Wellesley native, and her two daughters.  A former appellate attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice and a law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun, Andrea put her law practice on hold and became involved in a variety of community organizations.  She served on the boards of both the Upham PTO and the Wellesley Service League and was a member of the Grants Distribution Committee for the Foundation for MetroWest.  She is presently a member of and Secretary for the town’s Advisory Committee.  Appointed to the Community Board in 2013, Andrea chairs the Marketing and Development Committee and is a Vice-Chair of the Board.