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.
A banking executive for three decades, Mr. Algere’s leadership helped provide schools, municipalities, non-profits, and healthcare institutions financial guidance and support by developing solutions to prosper and deliver on their mission. In his role at Brookline Bank, he is the institutional banking team leader in the commercial banking group. Previously at Century Bank, Mr. Algere helped build a national reputation for the bank’s non-profit group and oversaw a loan portfolio of $2.2 billion.
Mr. Algere’s passion is helping organizations that assist those with disabilities, transitional housing, and those that provide homes for low-income families and others with special needs. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations including The Sacred Heart School, Fontbonne Academy, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, Youthbuild of Boston, Jackie Robinson Scholarship Committee, and DARE Family Services. Mr. Algere received a master’s degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and bachelor’s from St. Lawrence University in New York.
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.
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.
A pharmacovigilance and medical affairs executive with ~20 years of experience, Jane Carroll has had increasing degrees of accountability designing and implementing high quality solutions to support appropriate use of medications for patients, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. She serves as vice president of global medical excellence and pharmacovigilance operations at Moderna where she played a key role ensuring safe use of the COVID-19 vaccine during the height of the pandemic. A former Boston Medical Center emergency department nurse, Jane made the decision to transition her career and graduated from Regis’ health product regulation and health policy master’s program in 2005. She received a bachelor’s in nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
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 of Arts in English and American studies from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor 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.
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.
Mr. Conry has spent his career serving in higher education and the nonprofit sector. As an adjunct professor of law for more than two decades, he has taught on issues related to nonprofit organizations. He most recently served as the vice president for development at the Center for Global Development, a nonprofit that aims to reduce global poverty and improve lives through innovative economic research and policy advocacy. Prior to this, he served in a variety of senior academic administrative roles at Georgetown University, including law vice president of strategic development and external affairs, and associate dean at Georgetown Law. He provided oversight for fundraising, alumni relations, communications, real estate planning, public safety and emergency planning, and continuing legal education. Married to Regis alumna MaryBeth Graham Conry ’74, he received his bachelor and juris doctor degrees from Georgetown University.
Clyde Evans, PhD, has built an impressive career with expertise in many areas such as policy analysis, grant writing, and project-management. Dr. Evans is president of CE Consulting, which provides a range of career, professional, and organizational services to individuals and institutions in academic and health related fields. He formerly served as the vice president at Association of Academic Health Centers, director of American Network of Health Promoting Universities, and associate dean for clinical affairs and director of the office for academic careers at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Evans has been recognized with several awards and honors in the fields of science and teaching. He takes an active role in major advisory committees and has been called upon for numerous presentations and consultations.
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.
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).
Sister Lee, Regis College class of 1961, 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. She also previously served as president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston.
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.
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.
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.
Lisa Lynch is the Maurice B. Hexter professor of social and economic policy in Brandeis University's Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Previously, she served as Brandeis’ provost and executive vice president of academic affairs from 2014 to 2015 and 2016 to 2020; interim president of Brandeis from 2015 to 2016; and dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management from 2008 to 2014. Dr. Lynch is currently member of the Economic Advisory Panel of the New York Federal Reserve Bank and the International Advisory Council of Bocconi University. She served as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor from 1995 to 1997; director and chair of the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; chair of the Conference of Chairmen of the Federal Reserve System; and president of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. In addition, she has served on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the National Academies Committee on National Statistics. She is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a research fellow at the Institute for Labor Economics, Germany. Dr. Lynch has published extensively on the impact of technological change and organizational innovation, especially training, on productivity and wages, the determinants of youth unemployment, and the school-to-work transition, among other topics. With extensive higher education experience, Dr. Lynch was a faculty member at Tufts University, MIT, the Ohio State University, and the University of Bristol. Dr. Lynch earned a bachelor’s in economics and political science at Wellesley College, a master’s and PhD in economics at the London School of Economics and received an honorary doctorate from Regis College in 2011.
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.
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.
Patrice McCloskey is chief information officer of Communications Technology Services, LLC, a firm providing wireless and network solutions for enterprises and mobile network operators based in Marlboro, Mass. A former director of software development at Workgroup Technology and software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation, Ms. McCloskey’s extensive technology and business process expertise spans more than three decades. Ms. McCloskey volunteers on many boards including serving as treasurer of the Neighborhood Outreach Connection in her hometown of Hilton Head, South Carolina, and member of the Plantation Garden Club. She received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a master’s degree in computer sciences from Brown University.
Glenn Morris has extensive architecture and design experience and is founder and chairman of Morris Architects. An accomplished author, Mr. Morris has also taught architecture and design for more than 25 years at University of Rome (Sapienza), Iowa State University, Vanderbilt University, and Suffolk University. He was the founder and Chair of the College of Interior Design at the Boston Architectural College and served as president of the Business Facilities Foundation Inc., Newton Needham Chamber of Commerce, and Newton Corner Community Development Corporation, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Charles River Consortium, Inc. Mr. Morris graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston and Boston Architectural College. In addition to Regis, Mr. Morris serves on the Board of St. Mary's High School in Lynn, Mass.
Sister Mary is the president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Boston. She previously served as director of guidance at Cardinal Cushing Central High School, vice principal of Saint Gregory High School in Dorchester, and principal of Mount Saint Joseph Academy in Brighton. She also taught at Newton Catholic High School and at Regis College as assistant professor of education and director of the Honors Program. She was elected president of the Congregation in 2006 and again in 2023. Sister Mary received her bachelor’s degree from Salem State College, MEd from Boston College, and completed post-graduate studies at Loyola University and UMass Boston.
Jeff Navin is the Vice President of Project Management and Procurement for Consigli Construction Co., Inc. He brings over 23 years of experience to his role, providing strategic direction and corporate leadership across all regions and markets.
As a member of Consigli’s leadership team and Board of Directors, Jeff has contributed to scaling the company from a local, Massachusetts-based contractor to one of the largest General Contractors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with nine regional offices and over $2 billion in annual revenue. Over the course of Jeff’s tenure at Consigli, he has played a significant role in leading business operations including acquisitions, implementing integrated project management systems, and developing the next generation of leaders.
In addition, Jeff oversees some of Consigli’s most complex, high-profile projects in the academic, life science, and developer markets, ranging in size up to $300 Million. Notable projects include Biogen’s world headquarters, Sanofi’s global research headquarters; MIT’s innovation incubator at The Engine; Attleboro and Winchester’s high schools; Boston College and Northeastern University, among others.
Jeff helped to transition Consigli from a fourth-generation family business to a 100% employee-owned company, and now serves as a member of Consigli’s Board of Directors. He empowers employees to have an owner’s mindset and is committed to providing the best experience for Consigli’s people and clients. He is also active in the community and a member of several organizations including the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts Board of Directors and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute Civil and Environmental Engineering Board of Advisors.
Partner with Axiom Consulting which acquired her 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.
Mr. Truesdell is chief business officer at Foresight Diagnostics, a precision medicine company dedicated to improving the lives of cancer patients through improved cancer detection methods. He previously served as chief business officer at SeQure Dx, Inc.; vice president of biopharma business development and lifecycle leader at Foundation Medicine; and global product manager at Boston Scientific. Mr. Truesdell served fifteen years in the U.S. Navy SEALs both as a non-commissioned and commissioned officer, where he led teams in high-risk combat operations in Iraq and North Africa. He received a master’s from Harvard-MIT School of Health Sciences and Technology, MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, and bachelor’s in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.