Regis College has named Allison S. Cartwright, JD; strategic planning consultant Lisa Thompson, MBA; and medical devices entrepreneur Satish Vankayalapati, MBA; to its board of trustees.
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. She lives in Boston with her 12-year old son.
“Not only does Allison have an extensive background in law and public service, she is a wonderful person who cares deeply about social justice,” said Regis College President Antoinette Hays, PhD, RN. “She will make a great addition to our Board.”
“I am honored and excited to join the Regis College Board of Trustees and work to further the college’s mission,” said Cartwright.
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 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. She lives in Medfield with her husband, two teenage children, and their Boston Terrier Roland.
“Lisa has tremendous energy and passion for Regis,” said Hays. “She is bright and offers innovative solutions for her consulting clients. I’m excited for her to bring her creative ideas to Regis.”
“I am so proud to be back at Regis and serving the college in this important role,” said Thompson. “It’s exciting to see all the progress Regis has made in the past decade and even more exciting to envision where we can go next.
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. He lives in Weston with his wife and teenage son.
“Satish has valuable experience working to partner universities with the biomedical industry,” said Hays. “I am grateful for his willingness to serve Regis.”
“I want to express my deep gratitude to the Regis Board for the trust and confidence placed in me,” said Vankayalapati. “I consider this as an opportunity to not only help further the mission of Regis College, but also to deliver meaningful impact.”