Board of Directors

Boston Leaders

President

Sarah McGillicuddy

Director of Business Development, BR+A Consulting Engineers

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Vice President/President Elect

Caroline Fitzgerald, PE

New England Business Development Leader, RMF Engineering, Inc.

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Vice President

Ben Sawa, CPSM, PMP

Vice President, Director of Marketing, GEI Consultants, Inc.

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Treasurer

Rebecca Barlage, LEED AP BD+C

Construction Manager, WS Development

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Moderator

Jennifer Shelby, CPSM

Proposal and Communications Manager, Architectural Engineers, Inc.

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Immediate Past President

Sara Bryant, JD

Partner, Murtha Cullina LLP

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Director

Caitlyn Angelini, PE

Code Consultant, AKF Group

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Director

Kelly Bliss

Executive Director of Business Development and Strategy, EYP Architecture & Engineering

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Director

Chloe Louise Bouscaren

Associate / Client Development, NBBJ

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Director

Molly Canfield

Marketing & Business Development Manager, Wise Construction Corporation

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Director

Leann Gebhardt

Marketing Communications Manager, GEI Consultants Inc.

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Director

Emily Hopps, PE

Principal, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.

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Director

Rachel Woodhouse, NCIDQ

Principal/Director of Operations, Dyer Brown Architects

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Advisory Board Member

Luciana Burdi

Deputy Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at Massachusetts Port Authority

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Douglas Carney

Senior Vice- President, Real Estate, Facilities & Operations at Brigham and Women's Hospital

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Christine DePalma

Senior Project Manager, EMD Serono, Inc.

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Nancy Hanright

Senior Director, Real Estate and Space Planning at Boston Medical Center (BMC) Health System

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Advisory Board Member

Michelle Landers

Executive Director at the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Boston

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Advisory Board Member

Steve Ng

Project Manager, Design, Related Beal

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Maureen McDonough

Deputy Chief of Contract Services at MBTA

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Colleen Colleen McGinty

Assistant Vice President, Annual Capital Projects Planning, Design & Construction, Boston University

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Andy Reinach

Senior Vice President, Design and Construction, Alexandria Real Estate

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Nicole Richer

President and Founder, The Compliance Mentor Group

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Advisory Board Member

Tim Singleton

Associate Director of Construction, Wellesley College

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Athené Sirivallop

Director Hub and Workplace Operations, MassBio

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Catherine Walsh

Associate Director, Facilities Division, Northeastern University

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Sarah McGillicuddy

President

Sarah McGillicuddy leads Business Development for BR+A working to expand their national presence in BR+A’s key markets of healthcare, education, science + technology, infrastructure, and corporate.  BR+A is a nationally recognized multidisciplinary firm that engineer responsive, high-performing buildings where people and ideas thrive. We work with local, national, and international clients to tackle exciting engineering challenges with passion and creativity—while forging partnerships that last for decades. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts BR+A maintains nine offices throughout the US: Boston (HQ), Charlotte, Chicago, Miami, New York, Washington DC, St. Louis, and Tampa.  Sarah is active within the AEC industry, currently serving as co-chair of the CoreNet Awards Committee; a founding board member and Vice President of Professional Women in Construction’s (PWC) Boston Chapter; as well as Chair of IFMA Boston. Sarah is a recipient of SMPS Boston’s 2018 Marketing and Business Development Professional of the Year award, and most recently recognized by Engineering News Record (ENR) New England as one of 2019’s top young professionals.

Caroline Fitzgerald, PE

Vice President/President Elect

She has over 30 years’ experience in the A/E/C industry, working on some of New England’s most prestigious and award-winning projects. As a licensed structural engineer, she has a strong technical knowledge of the construction industry and a direct understanding of clients’ needs in delivering complex building projects. Caroline graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University, with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. She started her career at the Office of Irwin Cantor, and joined Arup when they opened their New York office. In 1997 she launched and managed the Arup Boston office, serving as Principal. There she formed many strong relationships with key academic clients. Prior to joining BOND, Caroline was at VJ Associates, a construction cost estimating firm, and also worked for LDa Architects in Cambridge. Caroline serves as the co-chair of the Boston Society of Architects’ Women Principals Group and is thrilled to be a founding board member of the Boston Chapter of Professional Women in Construction. She is also a member of the Design Advisory Committee for the Town of Lexington, where she resides with her family.

Ben Sawa, CPSM, PMP

Vice President

Ben Sawa is the Director of Marketing at GEI Consultants, a multi-disciplined engineering firm serving the water, energy, infrastructure and building markets. Prior to this role, he has held progressive roles in engineering, geology, finance, operations and marketing. Most recently he was the Corporate Development Manager and Financial Analyst for GEI’s Corporate Finance team. Currently, his main responsibilities are to develop and support GEI’s long-term growth strategies and to manage the marketing activities throughout the enterprise including corporate communications and branding, client positioning, market research and analysis, lead generation and teaming, and pursuit and pricing strategies.

Rebecca Barlage, LEED AP BD+C

Treasurer

Rebecca joined WS Development in 2019 as Construction Manager to spearhead the ground- up construction of an expansive project in upstate New York. WS Development is an established company with a vast portfolio and reputation for excellence and quality in its development of retail and mixed-use properties across eleven states. Rebecca is well qualified to meet the logistical challenges and broadening responsibilities of her position. She brings to bear twelve years of extensive experience in the construction industry. Prior to WS, Rebecca oversaw the execution and completion of a range, in type and scale, of projects to include mixed-use; tenant interiors; life sciences; and hospitality ventures. Rebecca, a LEED accredited professional since 2008, received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Building Construction Management from the University of Florida.

Jennifer Shelby, CPSM

Moderator

Jennifer Shelby, CPSM, is a marketing and communications professional with more than 20 years of experience in the AEC industry. In her position as proposal and communications manager for a 30-person mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering firm, Jennifer is responsible for marketing and proposal content development, internal and external communications, staff presentation training, corporate branding, development of standards and procedures, project data management and staff culture. As the moderator on the PWC Boston board of directors, Jennifer runs the monthly board meetings, develops board agendas and records meeting minutes, and tracks board actions and responsibilities to keep board activities moving forward.

A graduate of Boston College, Jennifer became a certified professional services marketer (CPSM) through the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) in 2009, where she has been active at both the state and national level since 2005. In addition to PWC Boston and SMPS Boston and National, Jennifer is active on the American Council of Civil Engineering (ACEC) Massachusetts chapter newsletter committee Insights.

Sara Bryant, JD

Immediate Past President

As a partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department, Sara Bryant represents clients ranging from regional businesses to Fortune 100 and ENR Top 10 companies in the areas of construction and business litigation. She has extensive experience in dispute resolution in all forms including mediation, arbitration, administrative proceedings, jury and non-jury trials. In her construction practice, Sara represents construction managers, subcontractors and owners in state and federal courts in the trial and resolution of construction disputes on public and private projects. She handles matters involving allegations of breach of contract, defective work, mechanic’s liens and Chapter 93A violations. Sara is also involved in drafting and negotiating contracts and contract claims as well as securing lien and bond rights. In her business litigation practice, Sara represents clients on matters involving landlord/tenant and general business disputes, tort and product liability and insurance coverage. Sara previously served as an officer of the Massachusetts Building Congress and was co-chair and co-founder of the MBC Women’s Network. The Women’s Network provides women in the A/E/C industry with a platform for business development and mentoring. Sara is also a member of CREW Boston (formerly New England Women in Real Estate) and the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts. Sara has been selected as a Rising Star in the area of Construction Litigation from 2009-2015 by Massachusetts Super Lawyers.

Caitlyn Angelini, PE

Director

AKF’s Caitlyn Angelini, PE, is a nationally-recognized building, fire, life safety, and accessibility code compliance expert. Respected throughout the industry for her depth of technical knowledge and talent to see beyond obstacles, Caitlyn delivers solutions rooted in safety that result in successful construction projects.

Caitlyn is responsible for AKF’s Architectural Code Consulting practice in the firm’s New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia offices. With an acute understanding of the intricacies and specific code requirements for various types of construction, Caitlyn’s portfolio includes mixed-use, multifamily, hospitality, academic, and healthcare facilities. Caitlyn is also a skilled educator, presenting on complicated code topics such as mass timber construction, healthcare facility design, means of egress compliance, and regional, national, and international building and life safety codes.

A leader in the A/E/C community, Caitlyn is a participant in many industry organizations and is a current member of Professional Women in Construction (PWC)’s Boston Chapter’s Board of Directors. A registered Fire Protection Engineer and certified International Code Council (ICC) Building Plans Examiner, Caitlyn received her BS in Civil Engineering and MS in Fire Protection Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Kelly Bliss

Director

Kelly is a valued resource with more than 20 years of experience leading A/E/C firms in successful business development strategy and execution as well as building enduring client and industry relationships. Her deep knowledge of market trends in higher education, science + technology, and healthcare as well as focus on client needs is complemented by a spirit of teamwork and collaboration. Kelly is Co-Chair of PWC’s Program Committee and served as the Lead and Moderator for PWC Boston’s “Higher Ed Campus Capital Renewal Programs” in October 2019. For the past three years, she has been a Guest Speaker in Northeastern University’s “Business of Architecture” graduate program and a panelist for SMPS Boston “The Art of Business Development.”

Prior to joining EYP in 2019, Kelly served in senior business development roles at Suffolk Construction, Architectural Resources Cambridge (ARC), Perkins & Will, and FLAD. She is a graduate of Cornell University and studied interior architecture at New England School of Art & Design (Suffolk University).

Chloe Louise Bouscaren

Director

Chloe Bouscaren brings over 12 years of experience working within the Boston A/E/C arena to the PWC Boston Board. As an Associate and Client Development Director at NBBJ, Chloe is responsible for the planning, development and execution of new business development strategies and activities within four key markets: Science+Technology, Corporate/Commercial, Higher Education and Urban Environments.

Prior to NBBJ, Chloe held marketing and business development positions at the architectural design studios of CBT (Childs Bertman Tseckares), Kallmann McKinnell & Wood (KMW), and Archparters (CG-boutique).

Chloe is an active member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), and NAIOP Massachusetts, where she serves as a member of the Program Committee.

Chloe graduated with Honors from University of Vermont in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts. In 2007 she completed her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification at the Academy of Recoleta in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Chloe is fluent in Spanish (castellano) and enjoys yoga, travel, hiking, snowboarding, ocean swims, live music and cooking.

Molly Canfield

Director

Joining the AEC industry in 2015, Molly Canfield quickly leveraged her experience in both non-profit organization management and real estate to help the team at Wise Construction grow to over $240 million in volume. As Marketing & Business Development Manager she is responsible for executing the overall marketing and BD strategies throughout four key markets: biotech, healthcare, higher education, and corporate office. Prior to joining as co-chair of the Membership Committee, Molly has spent the last two years serving as a member of the Membership Committee. In addition to her PWC responsibilities, she is an active member of NAIOP and SMPS, and Saint Michaels College alumni association, where she graduated from in 2010. In her free time, Molly enjoys spending her time skiing, hiking, paddle boarding, biking, golfing and traveling.

Leann Gebhardt

Director

Leann Gebhardt is a Marketing Communications Manager at GEI Consultants, a multi-disciplined engineering firm serving the water, energy, infrastructure and building markets. Her responsibilities include managing all of GEI’s internal and external communications for all GEI offices throughout the United States and Canada. Leann has worked in various marketing roles within the A/E/C industry for over 14 years. She graduated with a B.S. from Roger Williams University, and an M.B.A from Suffolk University.

Emily Hopps, PE

Director

Emily R. Hopps is a Principal at Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) and the Division Head for SGH’s Waltham, MA Building Technology Group. She has experience in design, investigation, evaluation, restoration, commissioning, and construction administration of historic and contemporary buildings. She specializes in design of building-envelope systems, including waterproofing, cladding systems, windows and curtain walls, and roofing. Emily leads SGH’s national flooring, paint, and coatings practice and has wide experience in the design, failure investigation, and repair of a variety of flooring finishes and coatings.

Rachel Woodhouse, NCIDQ

Director

Rachel Woodhouse joined Dyer Brown Architects in 2008 and brings a broad base of learning and experience to clients. Her high level of technical proficiency and strong understanding of corporate and institutional environments provide her with the right set of skills to manage client relationships through all phases of design and construction. Rachel leads the firm’s Higher Education studio, working with notable clients, including her more recent work with Northeastern University.

In her role as Director of Operations, Rachel also focuses on the inward management of Dyer Brown, refining their processes and ensuring the firm has consistent and appropriate staffing levels to best serve clients. She plays a key role in successfully integrating new hires and their strengths into the firm’s close-knit culture, while managing the organizational complexity of an ever-evolving firm. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and a Master of Interior Design degree from Boston Architectural College.

 

Luciana Burdi

Advisory Board Member

In her role, Dr. Burdi is leading the shift of Capital Programs towards a more innovative, progressive, BIM and Design Technology-driven department. By adopting Lean and Lean Construction principles and concepts, she is also committed to create a culture of continuous improvement focusing on maximizing the value for our customers, improving quality outcomes, while reducing non-value-added activities. She was instrumental in implementing an employee engagement program in the department which received Authority-wide recognition and still exists today. Prior to joining Massport, she was with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for 8 years.

Dr. Burdi is a Vice-Chair for the CMAA National Board of Directors and the Chair of the CMAA (Construction Management Association of America) Emerging Technologies Committee. In October 2015, she received the CMAA National Award in New Technologies techniques in CM for advancing the use of valuable new technologies in construction management.  In 2019, she was recognized by the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA) with the Women in Design Award for her contribution to the ”world of design and to the community at large”.

She has been teaching “Negotiation and Conflict Resolution in Construction” at WPI (Worcester Polytechnic Institute) since 2011. And she has been co-teaching a “Modern Construction Delivery Methods” class at WIT (Wentworth Institute of Technology) since 2015. Her willingness to share what she knows with the students and embrace innovative and emerging ideas, makes her an ideal advisor; she has been working with local and international graduate students on various topics, from BIM tendering and integration, to Lean implementation and the future implication of Artificial Intelligence in the design and construction realm.

Moreover, she is an active member of the Lean Construction Institute New England Community of Practice, and AGC (Association of General Contractors) of America.

She received her Doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Design. She was a SPURS Fellow (Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies) at MIT and she holds a Master’s Degree from the Instituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia (IUAV) in Venice Italy.

Dr. Burdi is highly involved in the Italian-American community and she received the “Migliori in Mens et Gesta” Award (The Best in Mind and Deed) by the Pirandello Lynceum which recognizes outstanding Americans of Italian descent who have made important contribution to profession, to society and to the Italian American Community.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three children.

Douglas Carney

Advisory Board Member

Mr. Carney is a Registered Architect in PA and MA and a former member of the Architect’s Licensure Board in Pennsylvania; he is NCARB certified.  He has earned his MBA from Eastern University Summa Cum Laude and his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University with honors.

Mr. Carney is the Senior Vice-President for, Real Estate, Facilities & Operations at Mass General Brigham – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and held a similar position at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia built over $3 billion in projects under Carney’s leadership.

Mr. Carney held a Clinical Professor faculty appointment to the College of Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia since 2004.  Carney has guest lectured at the Widener University MBA program and the Wharton School’s Zell Lurie Real Estate Program SINCE 2001 and speakers nationally by invitation.

Mr. Carney’s service interests include public education, the USO of New England and PA, The Free Library of Philadelphia, Public Citizens Concerned for Youth a non-profit focusing on important children’s issues including health and education, Drexel University’s Presidential Real Estate Advisory Council Board and the Cradle of Liberty Council of Scouts.

Christine DePalma

Advisory Board Member

Christine DePalma has 15 years of planning, design, and construction project management experience in the public and private sectors focused on academic and science and technology projects. At EMD Serono, she is leading the development of a Project Management Office.

In all that she does, Christine fosters teamwork with stakeholders including owners, designers, builders, and abutters. She is strong communicator, a proactive problem solver, and consistently delivers exceptional service to her clients.

Christine studied Construction Project Management at Northeastern University and earned her bachelor’s degree in English and her Master of Arts Degree in Applied Linguistics at UMass Boston. She is a LEED AP BD+C accredited professional, holds a Massachusetts Certified Public Procurement Official (MCPPO) designation, and has earned her Massachusetts Unrestricted Construction Supervisor’s License (CSL).

Christine lives in Beverly, MA and enjoys living less than a mile away from the ocean. She loves animals and has two cats, Riley and Gus.

Nancy Hanright

Advisory Board Member

Nancy Hanright is the Senior Director of Real Estate and Capital Planning for Boston Medical Center Health System, a 514-bed academic medical health consortium and the largest safety net hospital in New England.  In that role, she provides strategic space planning for inpatient, ambulatory and administrative areas as well as manages the hospital’s system real estate portfolio.  She oversees move and transition planning as well as wayfinding, accessibility compliance and furnishings.

Ms. Hanright is a Fellow of the America’s Essential Hospital’s leadership development program.  She is also a member of the BMC Incident Command Team and has earned certifications from FEMA’s Center for Domestic Preparedness for mass casualty incident training.   She has presented at multiple health care planning and design conferences with topics as diverse as Accessibility at BMC, Leadership for Change and Campus Redesign, Phased Renovations in An Acute Care Setting.

Prior to assuming this role, Nancy provided space planning, project management and relocation services at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates.  She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Emmanuel College.

Michelle Landers

Advisory Board Member

In her role as Executive Director, Michelle represents the region’s real estate market and provides the Boston/New England District Council with strategic guidance. Rising through the ranks in the District Council, Landers has been responsible for member engagement and public outreach, working with members and communities in administering the District Council’s Technical Assistance Panel program to provide land use recommendations to under-resourced local governments and public agencies. Overseeing a dozen active committees and local product councils, Landers works closely with the staff, Advisory Board, Management Committee and member leaders to accomplish the goals of the organization. She is currently leading ULI Boston’s efforts to strengthen its impact throughout the New England region. Michelle completed the University of Massachusetts, Boston Center for collaborative leadership Emerging Leaders program, and is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

She serves on the Advisory Board of the Huntington Ave YMCA and the Advisory Council of the Lyric Stage. Michelle lives with her husband and dog in Boston.

Steve Ng

Advisory Board Member

Steven Ng is a Senior Project Manager of Design with Related Beal LLC in Boston. He oversees the project design process for Related Beal’s ground-up and large renovation developments.  Mr. Ng is responsible for ensuring best in class design quality from project inception, consultant selection, thru construction and tenant occupancy.

Prior to Related Beal, Steve worked as a Project Manager for John Moriarty & Associates in Boston MA. Prior to that Mr. Ng was a Project Architect for Boston based Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, Shepley Bullfinch Richardson & Abbott and CUH2A located in Princeton, NJ.

Mr. Ng is a registered Architect in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie-Mellon University.

Maureen McDonough

Advisory Board Member

Maureen McDonough is both an engineer and an attorney with over 35 years of experience in the AEC Industry.  She is currently the Deputy Chief of Contract Services for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) responsible for Professional Services, Construction Services, Field Services and Change Management.  Maureen has extensive experience as a senior leader on public and private multi-billion dollar capital improvement programs including the Boston Harbor Clean-up, the Modernization of Logan Airport and Allston Development for Harvard University.  She is considered an expert in project delivery with a focus on organization design, procurement, development and negotiation of contracts, risk management and dispute resolution.

Prior to joining the MBTA, Maureen was the President of MAM Strategic Advisory Group, serving as a trusted partner and advisor providing consulting services to all members of the Construction Industry.   Before starting her own consulting business, Maureen served in a number of leadership positions in both the public and private sectors including as Chief Risk Officer for Suffolk Construction where she was responsible for the implementation of Enterprise Risk Management and at Harvard University for 11 years where she was the Senior Director of Administration Strategies serving as an institutional resource for capital project delivery and leading the effort to create the Harvard Project Delivery Guideline which created the Harvard way of delivering a capital project.  She also authored a full suite of integrated, customized Standard Forms of Agreement for Harvard.   Prior to Harvard, Maureen spent 11 years at the Massachusetts Port Authority as an Assistant Director in Capital Programs, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of project management policies and contracting procedures utilized on the successful delivery of capital projects in excess of $1.5B.  While at Massport, Maureen authored and secured legislative approval of a modified public procurement process for sensitive security projects and structured the accelerated procurement and implementation of the Baggage Screening Program allowing Logan to be recognized by Homeland Security as the only airport to meet the federal mandate requiring baggage screening issued following the events of September 11, 2001.  Maureen also served as a member of the MA Construction Reform Task Force which led to sweeping improvements in public procurement and authorized CM at Risk Delivery to be used on public construction projects. She developed the first CM @ Risk Procedures in compliance with new reform legislation approved by the Inspector General and implemented the first ever public CM @ Risk Project demonstrating the value of private sector CM firms in the public sector.  Prior to Massport, Maureen worked at CDM Smith as the Claims/Risk Manager and also for the MWRA as the Claims/Risk Manager for the Boston Harbor Clean-up Project.

Maureen has a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School and was admitted to the MA Bar in 1988.  She also has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University.  Maureen’s contributions to her community have been well recognized by a range of organizations.  She received the New England Person of the Year Award from CMAA in 2017 and the Manuel Carballo Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Service in 2003.  Maureen has been a member of many boards for various organizations and institutions and continues to volunteer as a member of the Building Renovations Committee in her hometown.  Maureen is a founder and advisor of WELL (Women’s Exchange for Leadership and Living).  She resides in Canton, MA with her husband Louis Tarmy, and their two children, Griffin and Kierce.

Colleen McGinty

Advisory Board Member

With more than 37 years of experience, Colleen oversees all renovation projects at Boston University.  In her 32 years at Boston University, Colleen has managed more than 2000 projects from the simplest paint and carpet to the most complex infrastructure, lab and tenant fit outs.  She oversees a staff of designers and project managers who work with faculty and staff coupled with local design and construction teams to realize spaces where students, faculty and staff live, eat, work, teach, and do research.  And, no matter how large or small or complicated or simple the project, what Colleen enjoys- is that not one of the projects has ever been the same.  What does stay the same is the challenge. The challenge of working in occupied spaces.  The challenge of renovating spaces that require upgrades to the existing building infrastructure and doing that within budget and under tight time schedules.  And finally, the challenge of making sure, when the project is complete -the client has a space that he or she loves; and, in turn can be successful.

Since starting at BU, the transformation of the University to a world class research institution has been remarkable; and Colleen believes she and her staff have played a major role in that transformation.  She and her team have had the opportunity to work on a myriad of projects with world renowned researchers and scholars.  They have been able to amass teams of architects, engineers and builders who listen to the seasoned PI or the junior faculty member or an earnest staffer’s vision for their research, classroom, office, dining space or dorm and then transform their spaces–thus, transforming BU.

Colleen is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy with a BS in Civil Engineering.  She served five years active and five years reserve duty in various Civil Engineering Squadrons in the Air Force.  She is a member of the Boston University sub- SPACE Committee; she serves on the BU Laser Safety Committee; is a LEED Accredited Professional; is co-leader on the implementation for a BU’s new project manager software system; and is currently writing  the BU Project Planning and Delivery Process Manual with two other colleagues.

Andy Reinach

Advisory Board Member

Andy Reinach is a Senior Vice President – Real Estate Development & Construction, based in Alexandria’s Greater Boston regional office in Cambridge, MA. He has over 20 years of experience managing complex office, laboratory, and infrastructure projects on behalf of commercial real estate owners and their tenants. At Alexandria, Andy’s work includes projects in Greater Boston, NYC, RTP, Seattle, and Southern CA.

Prior to joining Alexandria, Andy worked for Lyme Properties in Cambridge working on their Rogers Street, Kendall Square, and Houston life science developments. Andy’s career also includes positions with O’Neill Properties, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, and Baker Concrete Construction.

Andy earned a BS in Civil Engineering and an MEng in Structural Engineering, both from Cornell University.

Nicole Richer

Advisory Board Member

Nicole Richer, is a twenty plus year veteran in the construction and real estate industries. She is an organized leader that understands construction operations from both field and project management perspectives. She has managed new construction as well as renovations across a variety of marketplaces including residential, educational, healthcare, corporate and commercial. Nicole’s unique ability to leverage her cumulative project experiences combined with a natural propensity to work alongside all industry stakeholders – owners, construction managers, trade partners, unions and public agencies, resulted in her forming The Compliance Mentor Group or TCMG.

TCMG is a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) – female owned company based in Boston that specializes in workforce development services and construction workforce intelligence solutions, from strategic workforce development programs to easy to use cloud-based automation technologies. We serve our clients as a nonpartisan third-party consultant that provides compliance administration and workforce liaison assistance for all constituents and stakeholders in the Architecture Engineer Construction (AEC) industry.

Tim Singleton

Advisory Board Member

Tim is currently serving as the Associate Director of Construction for Wellesley College.  Projects range from small renovations, to power plant upgrades, residence halls and large academic buildings. In line with the college’s mission statement, he strives to work beyond quotas to ensure that women and minorities are represented at all levels of the workforce, including supervisory and management positions. Wellesley College practices sustainability across all projects, working to effectively lower their environmental footprint.

He has worked on numerous public projects under MSBA, UMBA, MSCBA and DCAMM, all of which work to increase diversity within the design and construction industries.

He previously worked in the New York City and Philadelphia areas, working on higher educational projects.  He also served on former Mayor John Street’s Diversity Committee, helping create economic opportunities for women and minorities during the construction of the Philadelphia Eagles, Lincoln Financial field.

Athené Sirivallop

Advisory Board Member

Athene Sirivallop, MBA, SFP is the Director of Hub & Workplace Operations for Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio). In this role she is responsible for conference center & workplace events, day-to-day operations & logistics for this new 20,000 sq. ft facility.

Prior to joining MassBio Athene was the Eastern Regional Facilities Sites Manager with Bloomberg L.P. providing operational oversight for ten news bureaus across the east coast and southern United States. She comes to MassBio with more than ten years of experience across various industries including real estate, multi-family, oil & gas, financial and now bio-tech sector.

Athene graduated with honors from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing and MBA in Energy Finance. Athene serves on the Board of Directors for Girls Incorporated of Lynn & Boston, as Co-Chair on the Think Tank Committee as a member of IFMA with designation as a Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP®).

She also serves her local community as a Wellesley Village Church member on the Board of Properties and Co-Chair on the Re-Opening Task Force since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She resides in Wellesley, MA with her husband, two sons and dog.

Catherine Walsh

Advisory Board Member

Catherine Walsh is responsible for overall fiscal and administrative matters in the Division, including the development, analysis and control of operating and capital budgets to remain within approved spending guidelines and projections. Responsible for all procurement and contract administration including designer selection, contract negotiation, award and all professional services phases of the agreement to ensure project goals are fulfilled. Responsible for the award and execution of construction contracts and other related support.  In addition, also, responsible for project control functions and the Program/Project Controls Group that tracks all project financials, schedules and documents within a computerized management information system and the Facilities Customer Service Center, a 24/7 operation coordinating response to over 70,000 work order annually.

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