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Regis College is pleased to announce Jane Carroll, RN, MS ’05, and Lisa M. Lynch, PhD, have been appointed to its board of trustees.
A pharmacovigilance and medical affairs executive with ~20 years of experience, 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, Carroll made the decision to transition her career and graduated from Regis’ health product regulation and health policy master’s program in 2005. While at Regis, she learned of pharmacovigilance and the appeal of monitoring the safety of medication and communicating potential risks intrigued her.
“I am so impressed by the growth at Regis over the last decade and the continued dedication to enroll and support first-generation college students,” said Carroll. “Regis gave me so much, and I am looking forward to giving back to the university.”
“I couldn’t be more proud of Jane and am thrilled she will be representing the graduate students’ perspective on our Board, a population of students that continues to grow each year,” said Regis College President Antoinette M. Hays, PhD, RN.
Carroll received a bachelor’s in nursing degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She lives in Duxbury, Mass. with her two children.
Lisa Lynch, PhD, 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.
“Lisa’s extensive higher education experience and passion for the Regis mission will bring tremendous value to the Board, especially as we launch our new Division of Professional Studies and increase our strategic partnerships,” said Hays.
“By sharing their skills and experience with the university, both Jane and Lisa will provide invaluable counsel as Regis continues to serve our greater community by educating future leaders who will enact meaningful change in our society.”
“I look forward to joining the board of trustees and working with President Hays and everyone in the Regis community to advance its commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, and service,” said Lynch.
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. She lives in Newton, Mass., with her husband Fabio Schiantarelli, a professor of economics at Boston College.