The Regis College Board of Trustees manages the affairs of the university. The authority of the Board of Trustees is affirmed through its general, academic, and financial policy-making functions and its responsibility for Regis' financial health and welfare.
Antoinette "Toni" Hays received a doctorate from the Heller School at Brandeis University, a master’s degree from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree from Boston College. Dr. Hays started her career at Regis College in 1985 as an adjunct professor. She has risen through the ranks to the dean of the School of Nursing, Science and Health Professions and is now president of Regis. Dr. Hays worked with faculty to expand Regis by envisioning and providing myriad nursing and health profession programs including the dual track health and fitness program in nutrition or sport management, the public health major, several different master’s programs in nursing, the master’s in health administration, the doctorate of nursing practice and, most recently, the master’s in biomedical science and applied behavioral analysis. She is a member of many professional organizations, including Massachusetts Colleges of Nursing (MACN), Eastern Nurse Research Society; American Association for Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Program Committee, and serves on the board of Partners in Health. As Regis president, she is also a member of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Massachusetts (AICUM), the Association of Colleges of the Sisters of St. Joseph (ACSSJ), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU), and the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC).
Camille Ferazzi, Regis College class of 1969, is very active in the Boston commercial real estate market. She is tenant relations manager at New City Corporation in Boston where she is responsible for service needs of commercial tenants in various holdings throughout Suffolk County. She is also property manager at 125 Broad Street in Boston. Additionally, she is owner and manager of The Studio and The Studio Marina in Falmouth, MA, and is owner and manager of Cassie’s Place in Falmouth, a Sober House for Women. Mrs. Ferazzi's philanthropic experience stems from her many years as philanthropic coordinator at The Rack in Boston. She was also founding member of the University of Miami’s Parents Council where she was successful in meeting the goal to bring its US News and World Report Ranking from 84 to the top 40 during her tenure. Prior to this she was a French, Spanish and Latin teacher for the Arlington Public Schools. Mrs. Ferazzi is passionate about animals and serves on the Humane Society of Broward County in Florida.
Eileen Ng is a higher education professional with over 20 years of experience. She is currently assistant dean for finance and administration in the School of Engineering at MIT. Prior to that, she served as assistant director for administration at MIT’s Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems. Ms. Ng earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College and MBA from Northeastern University.
Hans Christensen is chief executive officer of MJX Asset management, LLC, a company he co-founded in 2003. Prior to this, he was chief investment officer for Barclays U.S. Collateralized Debt Obligation asset management business and he helped pioneer Citibank’s portfolio management effort. He is a co-founder of “A New Beginning,” a charity that runs an elementary school and a vocational school in Pakistan. In addition to being a member of the Regis College Board, he is a trustee at Christ Church United Methodist in New York City. Mr. Christensen received his bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana University and his master’s in finance from DePaul University in Chicago. He lives in Westport, Connecticut.
Sister Jacquelyn is CEO and administrator of Bethany Health Care Center in Framingham, MA. She received her associate's degree in nursing from Laboure College, bachelor's degree from St. Joseph College, and a master’s degree in health care administration from Framingham State University. She is currently a member of the American College of Health Care Administrators, health care consultant for the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington, D.C., member of the Department of Public Health Informal Dispute Resolution Board, and board member of Elizabeth Seton/Marillac Residence in Wellesley, MA.
Joanne Crowley, Regis College class of 1974, was deputy director for The New York and New Jersey Port Authority. She was responsible for the oversight and stewardship of tunnels, bridges and terminals facilities in New York City, one of the world’s largest and busiest transportation centers serving over one million customers each day. Currently, Ms. Crowley is a member of the Planning Board for the Town of Yarmouth and is a licensed United States Coast Guard captain. She is the owner of Half Moon Boatworks that provides delivery, refueling and detailing services to vessels on Cape Cod. Ms. Crowley received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Regis and master’s in public policy from the State University of New York.
Joe-Ann Fergus is director of the Division of Member Services at the Massachusetts Nurses Association (MNA), the largest union and professional association of registered nurses and health professionals in the state, representing more than 23,000 members working in 85 healthcare facilities. She earned her bachelor of science in biology from Stetson University, bachelor of science in nursing from Simmons College, master’s in dispute resolution, and a doctorate in nursing from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Dr. Fergus is a member of the Massachusetts Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau, and serves as a member of the Massachusetts Action Coalition’s Subcommittee, which focuses on faculty recruitment and development. She holds appointed seats on the Massachusetts Health Workforce Advisory Panel and the Industrial Accident Nominating Panel.
John Gray is president and chief executive officer of Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), a role he’s held since 2004, where he is responsible for overseeing all HDA operations and activities. In addition, Attorney Gray serves as president and CEO of the HDA Research Foundation. Prior to this, he served for ten years as CEO of the International Foodservice Distributors Association and as Food Distributor International’s (FDI) executive vice president and general counsel. Attorney Gray received his bachelor’s degree from The College of William and Mary, MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law.
John Tegan received his master's in education from Salem State College and bachelor of arts in English at Suffolk University. He is founder and chairman of Communications Technology Services, LLC, a company that designs and installs voice and data systems in the commercial, government and education markets. Prior to this, he was in sales management at Digital Equipment Corporation. He also taught and was director of the reading program for the Revere, MA public schools. Mr. Tegan is a pastoral visitor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and a member of the Finance Committee at the Paulist Center in Boston.
Judy Lauch, Regis class of 1968, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology and mathematics. Her career was with the IBM corporation during which time she earned a master’s certificate in project management from George Washington University. She has worked at multiple non-profits since her retirement from IBM including YWCA of Boston, the Community Builders, Inc., City Year, Inc. and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Ms. Lauch volunteered at the YWCA in Dutchess County, NY, where she is past president of the board of directors. She was the recipient of the Regis Alumni Achievement Award in 1996 and is currently president of her Regis class.
Kathleen Jose, Regis class of 1987 and 1994, is former chief nursing officer and senior vice president of Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA. As a senior leader at Lahey, Ms. Jose oversaw the highest quality of patient care and created operational programs that ensured quality and improved patient satisfaction and managed an 80 million dollar budget with approximately 1,200 full-time positions. Ms. Jose led the cross functional team that successfully took Lahey to Magnet Status in 2009, an award given by the American Nurses' Credentialing Center (ANCC) to hospitals that satisfy a set of criteria designed to measure the strength and quality of their nursing. Ms. Jose is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.
Sister Kathy, Regis class of 1971, received her PhD in English and American Literature from Brandeis. She is a facilitator and consultant for religious communities of women religious throughout the United States. She served a 10-year term as executive director of the US Federation of the Sisters of St. Joseph and formerly served as president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. She has served on corporations and boards of many CSJ sponsored ministries.
Kevin Conroy is a partner at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston where his primary focus is government investigations and regulatory matters. Conroy has considerable experience developing proactive strategies to guide clients through every aspect of the regulatory process, including consumer protection investigations, hospital closures and rate proceedings. Prior to this, Conroy served as the Massachusetts Deputy Attorney General under former Attorney General Martha Coakley where he supervised civil matters including employment, labor, non-profit, consumer enforcement, insurance, financial services, civil rights, health care and energy. Before this appointment, he served as the Chief of the Attorney General’s Business and Labor Bureau, overseeing business, technology and economic development, energy, fair labor, Medicaid fraud and non-profit/public charities divisions. He also served as chief of staff and general counsel of the New England Council. Conroy received his law degree from Boston College and bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.
Sister Kristin Hokanson is a Sister of Notre Dame de Namur. She has worked in education and administration for over 25 years in Catholic schools in Massachusetts and is certified as an instructional technology specialist. Sister Kristin is the founder and principal of the Notre Dame Virtual School which uses technology to network the schools and ministries of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on five continents. She is also a program supervisor at Emmanuel College and a supervisor in the Educational Leadership Program at Bridgewater State University. Sister Kristin serves on the Advisory Board of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur at the United Nations and promotes the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through the virtual school. In addition, she formerly served on the governing boards of Academy of Notre Dame in Tyngsboro and Notre Dame Academy in Worcester. Sister Kristin has a bachelor’s degree from Salem State University and advanced degrees from Boston University and University of Massachusetts.
Sister Lee, Regis College class of 1961, is the president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. She received her master of arts degree in political science from Tufts University, doctor of philosophy degree in government and politics from the University of Maryland, and completed the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Management Institute certificate. Sister Lee has filled many roles at Regis from 1975-present, including associate professor and chairperson of the Political Science department and academic dean between 1985 and 2001.
Sister Marian, Regis College class of 1970, is currently delegate for Religious in the Archdiocese of Boston. She was the president of the former Aquinas College in Newton, MA, where she was responsible for fundraising and the development of new programs.
Mary Ann Walsh Lewis, Regis class of 1974, incoming president and the government liaison of SAVE International, the professional society for value enhancing methodologies, spent her career promoting value-improving practices and construction management. Prior to retiring in 2014, she managed Black and Veatch’s water program and construction management practice. Ms. Lewis co-founded Lewis and Zimmerman Associates (1982), the Construction Dynamics Group (1983), and CDG International (1991-UK), which were sold in 2004 to ARCADIS. She is a trustee and former chair and director of the nonprofit Lawrence D. Miles Value Foundation.
Maylin Truesdell, Regis College class of 2005 and 2006, has spent over a decade in the health care industry managing relationships with governmental regulators to bring lifesaving products to physicians and patients around the world. She is currently the regulatory lead at Capsule Technologies, a global provider of medical device integration for hospitals and healthcare organizations. In this role, she develops the regulatory strategy and oversees international registration activities to expand Capsule Technologies’ global business. Prior to this, she worked in regulatory affairs at Cardinal Health, Boston Scientific Corporation, Life Technologies and Anika Therapeutics, Inc.
Meyer J. Chambers is the director of liturgical music at St. Katharine Drexel Roman Catholic Church in Boston and campus minister for Liturgical Arts at Boston College. He is founder of the Archdiocese of Boston's Black Choir and recipient of the archdiocese's Bishop Cheverus Medal and Bishop Augustine Healy Award for his work fostering educational opportunities and demonstrating faith and compassion. A native of New Orleans, Mr. Chambers is an accomplished musician and soloist and has traveled the world on the Archdiocese of Boston Black Catholic Choir Tour.
Michael Halloran earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in Palo Alto, CA, and bachelor’s in economics and American studies from Princeton University. He began his career in finance at Salomon Brothers, Inc. in 1984. He later joined the mergers and acquisitions group at Alex. Brown and Sons in Baltimore. Mr. Halloran opened the European investment banking division for Alex. Brown as managing director, European head, based in London. He moved to Boston in 1998 and worked as global head of technology investment banking at Deutsche Bank Alex Brown. Currently, he is on the board of trustees and treasurer at Parmenter Health Care, a non-profit in Wayland that provides visiting nurses services, rehabilitation care, palliative care, hospice care and community services for the MetroWest area.
Paul Lonergan is president of Congress Wealth Management in Boston where he is responsible for the overall delivery of wealth management to his clients. Under his leadership, Congress Wealth has grown into one of the largest independent wealth management firms in the United States. He is also chair of the Congress Wealth board of directors. Prior to this role, Mr. Lonergan served as senior vice president at SEI Investments and as a member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce finance committee. In 2013, he was appointed by then-Governor Patrick to the University of Massachusetts Building Authority. He is a member of the board of directors for Congress Asset Management, charter member of the Fidelity Wealth Advisor Solutions Council, advisory board member at Laboure Center in South Boston and a trustee of Cristo Rey Boston High School. Mr. Lonergan received his bachelor’s degree from UMass Amherst and completed executive programs in management and leadership at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sister Rosemary, Regis College class of 1970, received her master’s of divinity degree in theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and her master’s of education degree in reading and language arts from Boston University. She was adjunct faculty at Boston College’s Institute of Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry and continues to teach in the post-master’s certificate program in spiritual formation at Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She has served on boards of many of the CSJ sponsored ministries and is also a seasoned spiritual director and retreat presenter.
Tom O’Neill is founder and chief executive officer of O’Neill and Associates, a leading public relations and government affairs consulting firm in Boston. A former state legislator and lieutenant governor of Massachusetts from 1975-1983, Mr. O’Neill’s expertise spans public and private sectors in transportation, healthcare, higher education, financial services and nonprofit development. Mr. O’Neill is the oldest son of the late U.S. Speaker Tip O’Neill. He serves on many boards including Tufts Health Plan, Mt. Auburn Hospital, Massachusetts Hospital Schools Foundation, the Women’s Lunch Place, and Boston College. He received a bachelor’s degree from Boston College and a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Anita Brennan-Sarmiento, from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, is Senior Vice President at UBS Financial Services of Puerto Rico, Inc., and a member of its President’s Council. Prior to this position, she specialized in investments at Salomon Smith Barney, E.F. Hutton, and Paine Webber. Having majored in political science and history at Regis, Mrs. Brennan-Sarmiento brings a multicultural financial outlook and a commitment to community service to her career. She currently serves on the board of directors of United Way of Puerto Rico. Since 1978 Mrs. Brennan-Sarmiento has been a member of the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, FINRA, AMEX, CBOE, and the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and ARCA. She is bilingual.
Wael Al-Husami, MD, FACC, FACP, has more than 25 years of experience as a physician, executive, and teacher, and is a widely respected expert on international health and business development. Dr. Al-Husami serves as medical director of international health and a senior member of the executive health team at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, a nonprofit, physician-led academic medical center in Burlington, Mass. He is also an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and a faculty member at BIDMC Disaster Medicine Fellowship, an affiliated fellowship of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.
Dr. Al-Husami is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, and interventional cardiology. He holds a bachelor of medicine and surgery degree from the University of Jordan. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine through Cornell Weill Medical College affiliated hospital; and completed his fellowships in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, followed by vascular medicine and endovascular peripheral intervention fellowship at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Boston through Tufts University School of Medicine.
With extensive litigation and jury trial experience, Cartwright serves as attorney-in-charge at CPCS Roxbury Defenders, a unit of the state public defender agency. She previously owned a general law practice in Jamaica Plain while simultaneously serving as a supervising attorney with Suffolk Lawyers for Justice, Inc. Cartwright also held the position of assistant corporation counsel for the City of Boston. With a law degree from Boston College, a master's of arts in English and American studies from Michigan State University, and a bachelor's of arts in English and psychology from the University of Michigan, Cartwright has held many appointments and board memberships including the Boston Police Reform Task Force, the Mass. Advisory Board on Probation, the Governor’s Restorative Justice Advisory Committee, faculty at the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop, the Mass. Black Lawyers Assoc., and Mass. Black Women Attorneys.
Founder and CEO of management consulting firm Sturbridge Growth Partners, Thompson is an expert in commercial strategy and strategic planning. Her experience spans multiple industries including manufacturing, software, hardware, medical products, distribution, and B2B services. A Regis College class of 1991 alumna, Thompson received her MBA from Babson College. She previously served at Strategic Pricing Group (SPG) where she founded and led the firm’s Chicago office growing revenues more than 40 percent during her tenure. After 10 years at SPG and rising to the role of vice president and managing director, the firm was sold to Monitor Group where she served as a senior partner for eight years. She became a partner at Deloitte Consulting when they acquired Monitor Group. During her time with Deloitte she served as a leader of their award-winning Women’s Initiative, and led the manufacturing strategy practice. Thompson serves on corporate boards including Consigli Construction and Twin Valley, and nonprofit boards including the College Advisory Board at Babson College and as chair for Metrowest Chamber of Commerce.
Vankayalapati is the founder and chairman of MedicaMetrix, a medical device company leading the development of a new paradigm that transforms prostate health management. He is also the CEO of UrbanX Global, which invests in technologies and supporting infrastructure focusing on technology-enhanced healthcare and medical devices, platforms for enhancing and securing the online environment, and real estate. Vankayalapati recently served as the president of the multi-billion-dollar real estate asset management firm Capri Capital Partners and partner at McKinsey and Company, where he advised clients in strategic mergers and acquisitions in excess of $100 billion and helped clients conceptualize and execute green-field development projects over $1 billion. He holds an MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering.