board of directors 

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david martin - Business Analyst, NTT DATA Solutions

David Martin is a business analyst with expertise in project management, business process redesign, quality management and organizational change.  David began his career as an analyst and trainer in the Educational Services division of Digital Equipment Corporation.   While at DEC, David became an internal consultant in quality management and business process redesign. He left DEC to join Harvard Pilgrim Health Care where he has held a variety of positions in quality, organization development and project management.  He is currently a Senior Business Analyst serving HPHC’s operations as an employee of NTT DATA, a global IT services company.

David graduated from Williams College and earned his MBA from Clark University.  He is Chair of the Board of the Virginia Thurston Healing Garden and a board member of Palaver Strings, a newly formed, Boston-based classical music ensemble.  David is a resident of Westford, Massachusetts.


stephanie trodello - Director of development, Northwestern University

Prior to joining Northwestern University’s School of Communication as director of development, Stephanie spent eight years as assistant dean for development and alumni relations at the Boston University College of Fine Arts. There, she led fundraising initiatives for its Schools of Music, Theatre, and Visual Arts, as well as the BU Tanglewood Institute, as part of the University’s first-ever comprehensive campaign Choose to Be Great.

Previously, as director of development for Boston University’s College of Communication, Stephanie built and led teams that surpassed fundraising goals for six consecutive years. She also served as alumni officer and later as development officer at the College, creating its first-ever alumni affinity networks in media and entertainment and launching signature alumni programs in major media markets across the United States. 

Stephanie graduated from Boston University with a dual degree in journalism and economics, and later earned an MBA with a concentration in nonprofit and public management.


gregg ward - Facilitator & Founder, Gregg Ward Group

Gregg Ward is celebrated international speaker, facilitator, and executive coach who has been serving major corporations, non-profits and government in North America and Western Europe since 1986. He is the author of the best-selling business fable The Respectful Leader: seven ways to influence without intimidation (Wiley 2016). A graduate of Boston University’s College of Fine Arts, and a former freelance journalist on assignment throughout Europe for BBC Radio and other UK media, Gregg is an avid theater, music, and tennis enthusiast and is based in San Diego, CA.


advisory council 

Manuel Bogorro, Carnegie Hall & Bay Chamber Concerts

Moisès Fernández Via, Boston Medical Campus Arts/Lab

Monica Kelly, Bay Chamber Concerts

Bayla Keyes, Boston University

Heath Marlow, New England Conservatory

Molly McCarthy, Massachusetts General Hospital

Gillian Rogell, Rivers Conservatory & New England Conservatory

Ezra Weller, Groupmuse LLC