Women We Admire is pleased to announce The Top 50 Women Leaders of Massachusetts for 2023. These accomplished leaders bring a unique perspective, strong work ethic, and exceptional skills to the table, resulting in innovative solutions and transformative growth. With a rich history of entrepreneurship and education, Massachusetts has built a thriving economy that spans various sectors, including finance, healthcare, biotechnology, and renewable energy. This year’s awardees play a pivotal role in driving Massachusetts’s vibrant and robust economy and contributing to its highly educated workforce. Their presence not only empowers other women to pursue leadership roles but also paves the way for a more inclusive and prosperous future for the state.

Among this year’s awardees is Jennifer Chadwick, Chief Scientific Officer at ProtaGene, who has an extensive publication record including approximately 75 peer-reviewed publications, 13 patents, and four book chapters. Awardee Amelia Dunlop, US Chief Experience Officer of Deloitte Digital, leads a team of problem-solvers who use human-centered design and customer insights strategy to help organizations shift their focus from the customer experience to the human experience. Also awarded is Rosa Colon-Kolacko, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer of Tufts Medicine, who is a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience making significant contributions in the global pharmaceuticals, health systems, academia, government, and nonprofit spaces

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Women Leaders of Massachusetts for 2023.

1. Amelia Dunlop
US Chief Experience Officer, Deloitte Digital

As US Chief Experience Officer at Deloitte Digital, Amelia Dunlop helps companies develop winning strategies that combine innovation, design, and strategy. She is passionate about elevating the human experience and exploring how organizations can connect with the humans they call customers, workers, or partners. Her first book, the bestselling Elevating the Human Experience: Three Paths to Love and Worth at Work, explores the value of love and worth in the workplace. As co-author of the bestselling The Four Factors of Trust: How Organizations Can Earn Lifelong Loyalty, she examines why building and measuring trust is the path to loyalty.

Amelia leads a team of problem-solvers who use human-centered design and customer insights strategy to help organizations shift their focus from the customer experience to the human experience. She loves helping clients tackle their toughest problems by creating more human experiences, earning them long-term loyalty and trust in the process. For her work, she received Consulting Magazine’s 2020 Top Women in Technology Award for Excellence in Innovation.

Amelia writes and speaks regularly about the human experience, design, and customer strategy. Her thought leadership has appeared in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review, Forbes, Wired, Thrive Global, and Entrepreneur. She also serves on the board of MacDowell, a national not-for-profit organization that creates space for artists. Born in London, Amelia has lived and worked across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and India. She lives with her husband, the award-winning novelist Andrew Krivak, in Boston with their three children.

5. Erika Pabo
Chief Transformation Officer & Central Operations, Centerwell & Conviva, Humana

Erika Pabo is an executive leader and social entrepreneur who is dedicated to transforming the healthcare system for the better. With her extensive background in value-based insurance and care delivery, Pabo is committed to meeting the needs of individual patients and populations while ensuring sustainability over time. She currently serves as the Chief Transformation Officer and Operations Officer of Centerwell and Conviva of Humana.

Before joining Humana, Pabo served as medical director for population health and associate medical director for Brigham and Women's Hospital Primary Care Center of Excellence. Her responsibilities included managing population health, overseeing primary care growth, and driving care delivery innovation.

Pabo earned an undergraduate degree in history of medicine from Yale College, a medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She completed her residency in internal medicine in both the primary care and management and leadership tracks at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is ABIM board certified in internal medicine.

6. Rosa Colon-Kolacko
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Tufts Medicine

Rosa Colon-Kolacko is a seasoned leader with over 25 years of experience in spearheading diversity, inclusion, and equity strategies, as well as managing change management teams and various human resource functions across a range of industries and geographical locations. She has made significant contributions to global pharmaceuticals, health systems, academia, government, and nonprofit boards.

Rosa’s impressive professional background includes serving as the chief diversity officer and SVP of the Learning Institute at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware, as well as holding the position of SVP and chief people officer at NY City Health + Hospital. Additionally, Rosa successfully ran her own diversity and global learning consulting firm, catering to esteemed clients such as Jefferson Health and Baptist Health in South Florida.

During her earlier career, Rosa held influential positions at Bristol Myers-Squibb and SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline). She earned a PhD in organizational development and change from Benedictine University, an MBA from Henley Business School at the University of Reading in England, and a post-graduate marketing diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in London. She has made significant contributions to academia, holding positions as a professor of professional practice at Bowling Green State University and as adjunct faculty at Georgetown University, the University of Delaware, and Thomas Jefferson University.

9. Sandra Sims-Williams
Chief Diversity Officer, Nielsen

As Chief Diversity Officer of Nielson, Sandra Sims-Williams leads Nielsen's diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) team, driving efforts to cultivate a more inclusive culture within the organization and enhance diverse representation. Having joined Nielsen in January 2020 as SVP of diversity and inclusion, Sandra had already been instrumental in shaping and executing Nielsen's D&I strategy for both the Media and Connect businesses. With over 30 years of experience, she is a transformative leader who effectively aligns diversity and inclusion strategies with broader corporate initiatives.

Before her tenure at Nielsen, Sandra served as the CDO at Publicis Groupe, where she developed expertise in diverse leadership development, retention programming, analytics and effectiveness, supplier diversity, multicultural talent acquisition, and cross-functional initiatives to foster diversity and inclusion. Sandra earned an undergraduate degree from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a master’s degree from Hunter College in New York. 

Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Sandra was included in several prestigious lists, including the Black Enterprise Top Corporate Executives, The Inaugural Champion by Adweek & ADCOLOR, and SAVOY Magazine's Most Influential Women in Corporate America. She actively participates in advancing diversity in the advertising industry, serving on The Advertising Industry's Diversity Steering Committee and holding board positions at New York Women in Communication, the Advertising Club of New York, and ColorComm.

12. Jennifer Chadwick
Chief Scientific Officer, ProtaGene

Jennifer Chadwick, the Chief Scientific Officer of ProtaGene and Site Head in Boston, brings an impressive background of two decades leading scientific teams in the biotech industry and academia. With expertise in the development of biologics and gene therapy products, she has established herself as a well-recognized expert in the field. Before her current role, she served as VP of analytical development and biologic development at BioAnalytix for four years, where she contributed significantly to the company's success.

Before her industry career, Chadwick held a tenured professorship at the University of Kansas, where she conducted research in the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry. Her academic work focused on unraveling the molecular mechanisms underlying protein instability and exploring methods to stabilize proteins using exogenous compounds. During her twelve-year tenure at the university, she actively participated in biologic drug development and collaborated with various pharmaceutical and biotech companies, providing valuable insights into stability problems and formulation challenges in therapeutic proteins.

Dr. Chadwick has an extensive publication record including approximately 75 peer-reviewed publications, 13 patents, and four book chapters. Her thought leadership articles on the analytical development of gene therapy products have further contributed to the scientific community's understanding of this emerging field. She has served as an associate director of CASSS and has been a member of the Steering Committee for academic-industry relations at the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council. Additionally, she holds the position of Visiting Scholar in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Northeastern University. Dr. Chadwick earned her PhD from Purdue University. 

15. Krystyna Gielo-Perczak
President, MultiBiomech

Krystyna Gielo-Perczak currently holds the position of President at MultiBiomech. With an extensive tenure spanning from 2007, she has made significant contributions to the company's specialization in biomechanics research, musculoskeletal modeling, multidisciplinary research and analysis, human factors design, and ergonomics.

Before MultiBiomech, Gielo-Perczak served as a scientist at Scientist Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety. Before that, she held the position of visiting professor at the University of Oregon. Throughout her career, Gielo-Perczak has also collaborated with the University of Turin as a visiting research scientist, further augmenting her breadth of experience in her respective field. Her academic achievements include a PhD in mechanical engineering and biomechanics, as well as an MS in control systems, both of which were obtained from the Warsaw University of Technology.

With her comprehensive background, diverse expertise, and commitment to advancing the fields of biomechanics and human factors design, Gielo-Perczak continues to make significant contributions to MultiBiomech's success and the broader scientific community as a whole.

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16. Rebecca Mishuris
Chief Medical Information Officer and VP, Mass General Brigham

Rebecca Mishuris serves as the Chief Medical Information Officer and Vice President of Mass General Brigham, a distinguished integrated academic healthcare system renowned for its collaborative efforts in addressing the most challenging issues in medicine, both locally and globally. Mass General Brigham fosters seamless continuity of care through its network of prestigious academic medical centers, specialized and community hospitals, physician networks, a health insurance plan, community health centers, home care services, and long-term care facilities. As a nonprofit organization, they remain steadfastly committed to delivering exceptional patient care, advancing groundbreaking research, promoting innovative education, and serving the community with unwavering dedication.

With a career spanning over two decades, Dr. Mishuris has established herself as a proficient and highly accomplished healthcare leader. Before joining Mass General Brigham, she served as the chief medical information officer at Boston Medical Center and held the position of assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She contributed her expertise as a consultant at American Management Systems during the earlier stages of her career.

Dr. Mishuris obtained her MD from the Boston University School of Medicine, augmented by an MPH in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in physiology and biophysics from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

17. Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller
Chief Diversity Officer & CSR Leader, PTC

Kameelah Benjamin-Fuller is a multifaceted individual who drives transformational change as an activist, champion of equity, diversity, and inclusion, musician, and mom. In her role as Chief Diversity Officer and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Leader at PTC, she is entrusted with spearheading the company's efforts to fully activate opportunities in this space. With an impressive track record spanning over two decades, Kameelah has amassed extensive experience in DEI and CSR initiatives across various industries, including entertainment, financial services, technology, and travel. Her unwavering passion lies in empowering individuals, communities, and organizations to recognize their potential in effecting impactful change through strong brands, healthy environments, and a clear sense of purpose.

Kameelah's breadth of work encompasses collaborations with prominent organizations such as Gillette/P&G, Korn Ferry, youth programs, social justice organizations, and correctional facilities. Notably, she co-founded and led the ED+I department at Tripadvisor, propelling a small program into a global initiative that extended efforts into the workplace and product experience. Additionally, as the founder of G-Rock Music, Kameelah has dedicated recent years to uplifting the voices of womxn in rock and womxn of color in music. Through her collective, she creates forums and platforms for artists to share their stories and showcase their craft, highlighting emerging, renowned, and legendary talents.

Kameelah holds an undergraduate degree in government from Cornell University and a master's in African-New world studies from Florida International University. With her diverse background and expertise, she continues to make a significant impact in the realms of activism, DEI, CSR, and music, leaving an indelible mark on the path toward a more inclusive and equitable future.

23. Yvonne Garcia
Chief of Staff to Chairman & CEO, Global Head of Internal Communications, & Head of Global CEO Experience Program, State Street

Yvonne Garcia is a multicultural Fortune 500 C-suite executive with more than 25 years of experience. Currently, Yvonne serves as Chief of Staff to the Chairman and CEO, Global Head of Internal Communications, and Head of the Global CEO Experience Program for State Street. She serves as a strategic advisor and first point of contact across various stakeholder relationships, including employee, client, regulator, community, and investor engagement. She is responsible for aligning the vision of the chairman and CEO across key business priorities. Yvonne is also a member of the board of directors for State Street Technology Zhejiang Co. As the Global Head of Internal Communications for State Street, she drives the internal communications strategy for over 40,000 employees and numerous executive leadership platforms. She is also responsible for the oversight of a program including State Street’s most strategic clients representing over $6.5B in revenue.

As an active leader of local and national communities, Yvonne served as the chairman for the largest Latino Professional Organization in the country, ALPFA, and is currently chairman of its National Corporate Advisory Board. She also drove the implementation and launch of Small Business Strong, a nonprofit chaired by State Street chairman and CEO aimed at providing pro bono support to Massachusetts women and minority-owned small businesses, and currently serves as its Executive Director. Yvonne is also the co-founding chair of Milagros para Niños, an initiative at Boston Children’s Hospital, which has raised more than $14 million in funds for Hispanic children who cannot afford medical care.

In addition, Yvonne was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker to serve on the state’s Latino Advisory Commission Board and was also appointed as the president of the Greater Boston Chamber’s Women’s Network. She holds an MBA from Boston University in finance and marketing, an undergraduate degree from SUNY Albany, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. She was also awarded an honorary degree in Doctor of Humane Letters from Cambridge College in Boston, Massachusetts, and an honorary degree in Doctor of Commerce from New England School of Business. 

24. Janine Fondon
President and CEO, UnityFirst Direct Inc.

Janine Fondon uses the art and science of public relations, communications, and DEI to elevate inclusive voices, engage audiences, and inspire creative thinking in a world of change. Over two decades, her work in corporations and communities has resulted in success for small businesses, diverse entrepreneurs, women leaders, and students in Massachusetts and beyond. She has created paths for connecting the digital dots in our communities and workplaces. Fondon and her husband Tom Fondon co-founded Unity First Direct, Inc as an inclusion-based direct email service, social platform, and learning community that has become one of the longest-running, independent, Black-owned multimedia platforms in Massachusetts.

Fondon also found a place for her voice in academia. After teaching at several institutions, she is now chair of undergraduate communications/assistant professor at Bay Path University. She founded and continues to direct the University's inaugural student-facing multimedia digital newsroom, launched the “On the Move Forum to Advance Women'' and created a museum exhibit, "Voices of Resilience: The Intersection of Women on the Move'' (the untold stories of women and women of color) that was first displayed at the Smithsonian-affiliated Springfield Museums. Fondon has received top scholarly prizes for this work from Bay Path University and others as well as published numerous articles.

In 2021, Fondon was named a BusinessWest magazine Difference Maker for her business leadership and qualities as a 'connector.'  In 2020, she was awarded the treasured Pynchon Medal, Western Massachusetts' region's 100+-year-old public-service award, and received top creative awards from the Advertising Club of Western Massachusetts. She was also included in a book published in 2019 by Western Massachusetts' leading news publisher, The Republican, highlighting "The Power of Women." Fondon has worked at Digital Equipment Corporation, BankBoston, ABC Network, and CBS Broadcasting. She completed degrees at Colgate University, New York University, and Bay Path University.

26. Danielle Baptiste
Vice President & General Manager, Software, Onto Innovation

Danielle Baptiste serves as the Vice President & General Manager of Software at Onto Innovation, a renowned industry leader in process control. Leveraging its global presence and an extensive range of cutting-edge technologies, Onto Innovation specializes in diverse areas such as un-patterned wafer quality, 3D metrology spanning nanometer-scale transistors to large die interconnects, macro defect inspection of wafers and packages, metal interconnect composition, factory analytics, and advanced semiconductor packaging lithography. By offering comprehensive solutions across the entire semiconductor value chain, Onto Innovation empowers its customers to overcome their most challenging obstacles related to yield, device performance, quality, and reliability. 

With a remarkable career spanning 29 years, Danielle Baptiste began her professional journey in 1994. Before her tenure at Onto Innovation, she held the role of associate vice president of product management at HCL Software, and before that, she served as an executive director of offering management at IBM. Earlier in her career, she excelled as an account executive at McAfee. Danielle is an alumnus of the University of Rhode Island, where she obtained her undergraduate degree. 

27. Priyanka Sharma
Vice President, World Education

Priyanka Sharma, as the Vice President of World Education, is responsible for overseeing various projects and centers of expertise based in the United States. These include the EdTech Center, National College Transition Network, New England Literacy Resource Center, and SABES Program Support Center. World Education is a Boston-based international nonprofit dedicated to improving people's lives around the world through education and economic and social development programs rooted in basic education and literacy. Founded in 1951, World Education has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, as well as in Massachusetts and throughout the United States.

Priyanka takes charge of initiatives focusing on post-secondary career readiness, technology integration, digital transformation, and the development of digital skills. One of her key roles is co-leading Digital US, a national initiative that adopts a cross-sector approach to create a learning and working ecosystem that promotes digital resilience for all individuals engaged in learning and work. Additionally, Priyanka directs the New England Literacy Resource Center and leads collaborative projects involving policymakers, professional developers, and practitioners. She holds a degree in biology and anthropology from the State University of New York.

29. Jessica Veiga
Chief Marketing Officer, Botkeeper

Jessica Veiga is an accomplished B2B marketing expert, boasting an impressive background in various sectors such as software, SaaS, technology, accounting, and services. Her deep-rooted passion for social sciences and effective communication led her to the realm of sales and marketing, where she has collaborated with clients spanning diverse industries, including retail, education, and technology. With her extensive real-world experience acquired from prominent marketing and software companies in Boston, Jessica has aided countless businesses at various stages of growth, making her a highly qualified senior leader and valuable team player. Jessica's academic background also complements her practical expertise, as she holds an undergraduate degree in psychology & counseling, lending her a unique perspective in guiding organizations to enhance their outreach, narrate compelling stories, embrace digital transformation, and establish mission-focused marketing strategies.

Jessica's skill set encompasses a wide range of specialties, including branding strategy, search engine optimization (SEO), social media management, integrated marketing campaigns, web design, digital marketing, project management, email marketing, product marketing, strategy development, content creation, and public relations. Beyond her professional life, Jessica takes immense pride in being a mother to five strong and intelligent daughters. Additionally, she is an avid animal lover and enthusiastically attends Comicon events, always ready to indulge in nerdy discussions, wherever and whenever they arise.

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30. Tanya Bodell
Partner & Executive Director, StoneTurn Group LLC

Tanya Bodell is a leader in the energy industry transition, serving as a trusted advisor to business executives and top levels of government. An expert in energy and its impact on the environment, she advises established businesses on their sustainability strategies, develops new entry strategies for advanced energy technologies, and serves as an expert on policy, regulatory and litigation matters, levering more than 25 years of experience in energy and environmental matters.

Tanya helps clients to unlock value through informed business decisions that create competitive advantage. She has led a number of strategic and highly quantitative analyses focused on the power sector and the fuels industry, as well as renewables, energy storage, hydrogen, and new technologies. She interacts extensively with executives, corporate boards, and senior management of energy companies, adding value through the development of business strategy, expert insights, and transaction support. She has advised on billion-dollar acquisition opportunities and managed billion-dollar energy procurement processes. Tanya also has significant experience in high-stakes regulation and litigation in which hundreds of millions of dollars are at risk in North America and abroad.

Tanya has served as the president of the Northeast Energy Commerce Association, vice chair of the International Chamber of Commerce Center for Expertise, and chair of her town’s Alternative Energy Committee. She regularly speaks on energy trends and authors articles that provide insights on business issues facing market participants operating in the energy industries.

31. Yolanda Coentro
President and CEO, Institute for Nonprofit Practice

Yolanda Coentro is the President and CEO of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice (INP), which works to transform the social impact sector into one exponentially more effective, equitable, diverse, and connected. Under Yolanda’s leadership, INP has fully integrated social justice, racial, and gender equity into its suite of leadership development programs, alumni offerings, and community convenings. Deepening programmatic impact for participants - the majority of whom are Black, Indigenous, people of color, and women - Yolanda is leading the way to expand INP’s reach, scaling nationally to serve more communities.

Yolanda has consulted with nonprofits and companies across sectors to advance organizational change while actualizing their diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging objectives. She previously held leadership roles at distinguished organizations within the greater Boston area, including The Home for Little Wanderers, YWCA Boston, and Horizons for Homeless Children. She is currently on the board of directors at The BASE, is a LEAP Ambassador, and serves on the advisory council of the Women’s Foundation of Boston along with the Center for State Policy Analysis.

Yolanda was recognized as one of The NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50 in 2020 and 2021, selected as a 2019 Barr Foundation Fellow, and featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy among 15 More People Changing the Nonprofit World. She is a proud alumnus of the Institute for Nonprofit Practice and a graduate of Boston College where she earned an MSW.

34. Kendalle Burlin O’Connell
Chief Executive Officer & President, MassBio

As CEO and President, Kendalle Burlin O’Connell leads the strategic direction for the organization and drives policy advocacy for the industry to ensure that Massachusetts life sciences companies have the best environment possible to research, develop, manufacture, and commercialize breakthrough therapies and cures for people around the world. Pursuing innovation and delivering for members are the hallmarks of Kendalle’s more than 14 years at MassBio, including the launch of several multi-year initiatives focused on realizing a diverse and equitable life sciences industry, supporting the continued growth and sustainability of the industry throughout Massachusetts, and providing resources and solutions to companies across the industry value chain.

Kendalle has played a critical role in MassBio’s growth into the largest life sciences trade association in the world with over 1,600 members. She has overseen the rebranding of several MassBio’s core programs and services and has led the development of the MassBioHub conference and business center. In 2022, Kendalle was instrumental in the launch of MassBio’s newest entrepreneurial accelerator program, MassBioDrive, and MassBio’s Innovation Week, two initiatives focused on advancing breakthrough science and providing opportunities for innovators from diverse backgrounds in all areas of the life sciences ecosystem. She also built a professional relationship with Beacon Capital Partners to create the MassBio workforce training center in Dorchester which will offer, once completed in late 2023, fast-track pathways to industry-aligned credentials and careers.

Kendalle is a 2022 recipient of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Inspire Award recognizing outstanding women leaders in the Cambridge community, a 2022 Boston power player as named by Axios, a 2021 executive fellow in the inaugural class of the Civic Action Project Collaborative, and a 2019 Boston Business Journal 40 under 40 honoree. Currently, Kendalle serves as vice chair of the Eastern New England board of directors for the American Cancer Society, co-chair of the 2022 New England ReasearcHERS program, a board of director for the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation, and an advisory committee member for the Suffolk University Law School All Rise Program. She graduated cum laude from Sacred Heart University with an undergraduate degree in economics and political science and received her JD from Suffolk University Law School.

35. LeeAnn Manning
Partner, Floyd Advisory

LeeAnn Manning is a Partner at Floyd Advisory. She is a recognized leader in both the accounting industry and the Boston community. Manning has considerable experience advising executive management, audit committees, and their counsel on a broad range of accounting, finance, and business-related issues. She has assisted legal counsel across a range of industries with business disputes, internal investigations, SEC-related matters, white-collar defense matters, government inquiries, monitorship and remediation efforts, post-acquisition disputes, and other forensic accounting assignments. Manning has presented findings and observations to several government agencies, including the Department of Justice, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Education, and the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. She has also provided testimony as an expert witness and has served as a neutral accountant assisting with the resolution of business disputes. In addition to her extensive work serving clients, she also leads strategic growth & people initiatives for Floyd Advisory’s Boston office.

Before joining Floyd Advisory, Manning was a managing director in the forensic and advisory services practice at Grant Thornton LLP. She was also a director in the financial consulting practice at Huron Consulting Group and previously worked at Arthur Andersen in both the audit and disputes consulting practices.

Manning is actively involved in the Boston community. She serves as chair of the board of trustees for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) and is a member of BGCB’s Strategic Planning, Governance, and Diversity Committees. She is also actively involved in the Massachusetts Society of CPAs, serving on the Women in Accounting Committee and the Women’s Mentor Circle. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two daughters.

36. Andrea Falcione
Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer & Head of Advisory Services, Rethink Compliance LLC

Andrea Falcione is Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer and Head of Advisory Services at Rethink Compliance LLC (Rethink). She has over 25 years of legal and compliance experience in several different capacities. Most recently, Andrea served as managing director and compliance and ethics solutions leader at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). She has provided governance, risk, and compliance consulting services to leading organizations since 2004.

Andrea services clients on a cross-sector basis, regularly assisting in the design, development, implementation, and assessment of corporate compliance and ethics programs, including codes of conduct, training and awareness, program and corporate governance, policies and procedures, risk culture initiatives, risk assessments, conflicts of interest, gifts, and entertainment disclosure and approval processes, investigation protocols, and reporting best practices.

Before joining Rethink, Andrea spent over five years at PwC, where she led the firm’s Compliance & Ethics consulting practice. Before that, she devoted nine years to a leading provider of ethics and compliance products, services, and solutions, where she last served as chief ethics officer and SVP of client services. Andrea also practiced law for nine years at Fleet Bank (now Bank of America) and Day, Berry & Howard LLP (now DayPitney LLP), where she was joint author of the firm’s Diversity Policy and Report. While at the bank, she supported the Capital Markets business and was a member of the Law Department’s Risk Management Committee.

39. Allison Iantosca
President and Owner, F. H. Perry Builder

Allison Iantosca has an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and has studied business and leadership extensively, including certifications in Skills for Influential Leaders and Leadership in the 21st Century at the Gestalt International Study Center. She is the owner and president of Boston-based business FH Perry Builder, and, in parallel, works with individuals and teams in multiple industries. Allison is a GISC-trained coach and is a certified ACC by the International Coaching Federation.

Allison joined her family business in 2000 and became owner in 2008. During her tenure with the company, she has served on many industry boards and was a member of the Boston Chamber’s Future Leaders class of 2008. Allison has served as a trustee on several nonprofit boards and supports the industry serving as a mentor for Professional Remodeling Organization and as a national remodeling thought leader.

Allison has been recognized as a Banker and Tradesman New Leader, a Professional Remodeler magazine Rock Star and was named to the Commonwealth Institute’s list of Top 100 Women Led Businesses three years in a row. She was named a Distinguished Mentor by Design New England Magazine and most recently, FH Perry Builder was inducted into the New England Design Hall of Fame. In March of 2023, Allison published Leading with HEART a collection of essays offering a reflection on a model of leadership that focuses on the leader as a learner inside a business construct that is highly personal and extremely human.

40. Jessica Sacchetti
President, 20-20 Services LLC

Jessica Sacchetti is the President of 20-20 Services LLC. As President, Jessica is passionate about developing learning programs that help professionals meet their goals. Jessica brings 20 years of experience in the accounting industry, working with accountants, auditors, and tax professionals. She continues to work closely with employers and individuals to create learning solutions that address key organizational and individual needs. Before her current role, Jessica led the product development efforts at 20-20 Services, LLC. She specialized in creating and customizing training programs to best meet the needs of young professionals nationwide. 

Jessica began her career at Deloitte & Touche LLP where she served as an audit manager. She is a CPA, licensed in Massachusetts, and is a member of the AICPA. Jessica holds an undergraduate degree in accounting from Stonehill College in Easton and an MA and master’s degree in taxation from Bentley University in Waltham, MA. Jessica has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the Business Department at Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

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41. Victoria Conte
Chief Operating Officer, MatchPoint Franchise Consulting Network

Victoria Conte is the Chief Operating Officer of MatchPoint Franchise Consulting Network. MatchPoint is the world's largest dedicated franchise consultancy network with consultants in Europe, North America, Mexico, and the Middle East. Being members of the International Franchise Association (IFA), they are experts in franchising and have been successfully matching individuals to business opportunities since 2006.

Victoria is a passionate media expert and high-achieving entrepreneur who learned at an early age what it takes to be a successful business owner while maintaining a high ethical standard. She has over 25 years in global business strategy and the evaluation and development of franchise networks across the world. 

In addition to her roles at MatchPoint, Victoria is the COO and co-host of What is Your Pre-Game where she develops and implements budgets, and sponsorship strategies and provides operational direction. She’s also the founder and president of The Victoria Group, providing operations, marketing, and sales strategies for growing companies to the next level. Victoria graduated from Antioch University with a master’s degree in legal studies and from the University of Rhode Island with an undergraduate degree in business administration.

42. Sara Pouladian 
CFO, North Shore Realty Advisors

Sara Pouladian is a licensed Real Estate Agent at North Shore Realty Advisors Inc in Massachusetts and specializes in investment sales and management consisting of multi-family, mixed-use, and 1031 exchanges. Sara has 20 years of real estate experience and has expertise facilitating complex transactions along with Management of +3MM SF of properties. During her real estate and management career, Sara was the senior portfolio manager/general manager for the Master Association of the Ritz Carlton properties in Boston, which included 3 residential condominium towers (369 homes), hotel, Equinox, AMC, commercial/residential garage and numerous retail tenants. Along with her mixed-use management, she has also managed a large multi-family market and affordable properties. Her expertise allows her buyers and sellers a rare opportunity of understanding the upside of the market. Her financial and project management background benefits all involved to increase their return. North Shore Realty Advisors Inc sold $100+ million in 2022-2023 of investment properties ranging from 6-100 units.

Sara grew up in Florida and has resided in Massachusetts for 25 years where she purchased Commercial, Industrial, and Residential properties during her childhood. She is a Certified Property Manager and a Notary. Sara obtained her undergraduate degree in business administration from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

43. Maryalice DeCamp
Managing Director, EY

Maryalice DeCamp serves as a Managing Director in the Boston Life Sciences practice of EY.  As Global Client Service Partner, she has been instrumental in helping senior client leaders implement strategies to grow and transform their organizations, capture market share and strengthen financial results. She brings more than 25 years of experience in emerging technologies and the disruptive forces shaping today’s business environment. Maryalice has an abiding commitment to going above and beyond in serving her clients while making a positive impact on people, businesses, and the planet. She brings together ideas and connections that matter most to solve complex challenges.

Before her ten years at EY, Maryalice was a chief audit executive at a publicly-traded company, a partner at Computer Sciences Corporation, and held leadership roles at IBM Global Services and Jefferson Wells, all of which shaped her professional experience. She takes an active leadership role within EY, supporting the Entrepreneur of the Year Program, co-leading the Life Sciences Health Equity in Clinical Trials Panel Forum, and acting as a mentor to many. She recently served as the community engagement leader of the Boston People Advisory Board. Outside of EY Maryalice serves on the programming committee of the National Association of Corporate Directors of New England and is a board member of the Center for Women & Enterprise. 

As a recipient of Pennsylvania’s Best 50 Women in Business in 2002, Maryalice has always been passionate about gender equity, health equity, and paving the way for the next generation of diverse leaders. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Rutgers University and a certificate from the Harvard Business School Strategic Leadership Program. She also is a dual American and Irish citizen.

45. Tamie Thompson
Managing Director, JLL

Tamie Thompson is a strategic real estate advisor at JLL focusing on science and technology companies, site selection, relocation, and negotiation services. She started her career in 1980 at Spaulding and Slye by becoming the first woman broker in any firm in Boston. During her 40-plus-year career, she has held numerous leadership and managerial positions as a trailblazer for women. Among her many achievements, she was a partner at Spaulding and Slye before the companies’ sale to JLL in 2006. She was the first woman president of the Commercial Brokerage Association and the first woman awarded the prestigious Commercial Brokerage Association Broker of the Year Award in 2005 for a career of leadership, charitable giving, and high ethical standings. There have only been three women to receive this honor. In 2011 she was named to the Boston Business Journal’s Women’s Business Hall of Fame and was recently awarded the 2022 CREW Leadership Award, the organization’s highest honor. 

Over the years she has been a featured industry speaker and served on numerous boards including The Pingree School in Hamilton, Mass and the Sport Museum (Boston) where she is currently serving on the board of director’s executive committee. The Sports Museum is a nonprofit representing the best in community outreach, leveraging the power of sports and athletes to motivate at-risk kids to participate in transformative educational programs such as the award-winning program Boston Vs Bullies.  

Tamie attended Boston College and was named the female athlete of the year in 1980, inducted into the BC Hall of Fame in 1985 for soccer and lacrosse. She was the first woman president of any Division I Varsity Club in the country, and in 2021 was named one of six Legends of Boston College Athletics, the only woman named.  

46. Kelly Lear Nordby
Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group

Dr. Kelly Lear Nordby is an economist and Managing Director at Ankura Consulting Group based in Boston. She specializes in applying economics, econometrics, finance, and statistics to antitrust, consumer, mass torts, and other complex commercial disputes.

Kelly has over 20 years of experience providing clients with rigorous economic analyses of damages, loss, and class certification issues. She has submitted expert reports and provided testimony in arbitration and federal court proceedings. Kelly has worked on matters involving allegations of price fixing, bundling, foreclosure, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of statutory duty, non-disclosure of product defects, abusive tax shelters, environmental contamination, crop damages, property value diminution, patent infringement, and patent misuse. These matters span a broad range of industries, including agriculture, airlines, automobiles, banking, chemicals, energy, freight transportation, healthcare, mortgage servicing, pharmaceuticals, retail pharmacies, vaccines, memory storage, and other consumer products. Kelly directs analyses of large datasets and is adept at using a variety of econometric modeling techniques, including regression analysis, conjoint analysis, difference-in-differences, and synthetic control methods. In addition, she applies her expertise in finance to analyze or develop models of counterfactual investment portfolio returns, lost profits, reasonable royalties, and prejudgment interest.

Kelly also conducts research and has published articles on class certification, antitrust, and industrial organization. Previously, Kelly taught graduate and undergraduate level economics and statistics courses at Northeastern University, the University of San Francisco, Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis, and Indiana University. Kelly has also held positions with other global consulting firms. She is an active volunteer and has served as treasurer for two non-profit organizations.

48. Lily Leedom
Founder & CEO, Saltery

Lily Leedom is a remarkable entrepreneur, business owner, and the Founder and CEO of Saltery. After spending 15 years in the corporate world of Real Estate Investment, Development & Sales, Lily followed her lifelong entrepreneurial spirit and established Saltery in 2018. In her kitchen, she experimented with pots of slowly evaporated salt water until she discovered the perfect formula, resulting in exquisite, pure sea salt with the desired consistency and texture. Recognizing the growing demand for all-natural, healthy food options, Lily realized that the salt category lacked high-quality, flavorful, pure, and USA-made choices that other food categories had already transformed.

Although she started small, Lily had a grand vision and is revolutionizing the culinary world through her hand-harvested sea salt. By turning her passion into a brand and a thriving business, she exemplifies the spirit of an ambitious entrepreneur with lofty aspirations for herself and Saltery. Beyond her professional pursuits, Lily cherishes her roles as a wife, mother, athlete, and advocate for good health. She finds joy in playing tennis, spending long days at the beach, and cruising on her 13-foot whaler with her husband, two young children, and two golden retrievers. Even when she's not at work or home, Lily can be found immersing herself in nature, walking, and daydreaming about new business ideas. Lily Leedom embodies the essence of a driven and multifaceted individual, making waves in both the business world and her personal life.

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