Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

About: Board of Directors

  • ​​Ken DeCosta, Chair

    Senior Vice President, Pare Corporation
    New England Board Member since 2014
    Ken DeCostaKen DeCosta joined Pare in 1998 and since that time has been responsible for leading company operations, including the implementation of strategies and policies, contract administration, IT, CAD, and Health and Safety. Ken has provided technical and managerial experience in planning, design, and construction administration for projects throughout New England. He has also taken leadership roles in professional associations including ACEC-RI, as well as in community organizations including serving as Chair of the Board of Directors for Boys Town New England.

    Pare Corporation was founded in 1970 with one goal in mind - providing consistently superior service to its clients. Over the years, they have expanded both capabilities and staff to address the ever-changing complexities and challenges of projects in both the public and private sectors. Today, the company provides a diverse array of services: land use and economic development planning, intermodal transportation planning, civil and environmental engineering, waterfront and coastal engineering, transportation engineering, structural and geotechnical engineering, dam engineering, site planning and design, and LEED-accredited and sustainable design services. The firm serves all the Eastern United States from offices in Lincoln, RI and Foxborough, MA.

  • Walter J. Nencka, Chair-Elect

    Investment Advisor Representative, Independence Financial Partners
    New England Board Member since 2013

    Walter Nencka Walter Nencka assists his clients in realizing their financial goals using products and services from many of the country's most well-respected financial services companies. He specializes in working with small business owners, offering accumulation and preservation products to owners and employees. Nencka attended Springfield College and he remains active in the LaSalle Academy community by donating his time to various fundraising campaigns. Nencka currently resides in Bristol, Rhode Island where he volunteers in youth sports supporting his two children Thomas and Sara.

  • Hadley Bazarsky, Secretary

    Operations Coordinator, St. Michal's Day School
    New England Board Member since 2017
    Hadley BazarskyHadley Bazarsky is the Operations Coordinator at St. Michael's Country Day School in Newport, RI, overseeing non-academic day-to-day operations of the school. Previously Hadley worked in startup organizations in both New York, NY and Miami, FL where she helped food & beverage and CPG companies hire for senior management positions. She joined the Board of Directors of Boys Town New England in 2019. In addition to her work with Boys Town, Hadley is involved with a number of organizations that focus on education opportunities and child & family support throughout the community. Hadley currently resides in Newport RI.

  • Sarah Galvan, President

    Executive Director, Boys Town New England
    New England Board Member since 2019

    Sarah GalvanSarah Galvan has dedicated her career to being a voice for those that are in need and enhancing the lives of youth and families. She started her career at Boys Town in 2006 as a Youth Care Worker in the Assessment and Short-Term Residential Facility at the Washington DC Site. Before coming to Boys Town, Sarah worked with woman recovering from domestic violence in a crisis shelter. Over the course of several years, Sarah held positions of increasing responsibility as Shift Supervisor of the Intervention and Assessment Program, completing the Administrative Management Training Program at home campus in Omaha Nebraska, Program Director of the Family Home Program and Program Support Coordinator all at our Washington DC location.  In December 2014, Sarah assumed the role of Executive Director of the Boys Town Washington, DC Site.  In October of 2019 Sarah relocated to Rhode Island and assumed the role of Executive Director of the New England site.  Sarah holds a Masters in Youth and Family Services and lives in North Kingstown, RI with her husband Fernando and three children, Addison, Camila and Avery.

  • Arthur R. Bert

    Managing Director, Accenture Strategy at ACCENTURE
    New England Board Member since 2015
    Arthur BertArt is a Managing Director in Accenture's Strategy practice based in Boston and his experience comprises over 27 years across the spectrum of M&A, Growth Strategy, strategic planning, enterprise transformation, and strategy consulting with Global 1000 clients. Art has helped clients develop and execute organic and inorganic growth initiatives as well as align Operating Models and cost structure. Prior to his current role, he led Accenture's Products Strategy practice, and Corporate Strategy and M&A practice. On the M&A front he has led clients through more than 60 major mergers/ acquisitions & divestitures across a range of industries. He is a frequent speaker and has published white papers and articles on M&A. Art holds patents for Accenture's M&A Playbook as well as its Enterprise Transformation playbook. Art joined Accenture in 2005.

    Accenture is one of the world's leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services, with approximately 289,000 employees; offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 56 countries; and net revenues of $28.6 billion for fiscal 2013.

    Prior to joining Accenture, Art was the Managing Director for Asia Pacific with A.T. Kearney. He also led their Global Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances Practice.

    Art received an MBA from Columbia University Business School and a BAE from Georgia Institute of Technology.

  • Kimberley Chagnon

    Managing Broker, DCU Realty, LLC
    New England Board Member since 2020
    Kimberley ChagnonKim is an experienced Managing Broker with a demonstrated history of working in all facets of the real estate industry. For the past 12 years, she has been leading DCU Realty and working with her team of agents to expand the scope and quality of their real estate services through Massachusetts and Southern NH.

    DCU Realty is a full-service real estate company, affiliated with Digital Federal Credit Union (DCU). With headquarters in Marlborough, Massachusetts, DCU is the largest credit union headquartered in New England as measured by assets and is among the top 20 nationwide.

    Kim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. She is an avid volunteer and has provided event planning help in various volunteer positions.

    Kim lives in Natick with her husband Andrew. She has two sons, Andrew Jr. and Matthew.

  • Megan M. Johnson

    Vice President, Business Banking at Webster Bank
    New England Board Member since 2017
    Megan JohnsonMegan Johnson joined Webster Bank in 2018 as Vice President, Associate Relationship Manger. She is currently responsible for originating commercial loans by partnering with Webster Bank's fourteen banking centers in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and surrounding communities to develop relationships for existing clients and prospective clients who have small business banking needs.

    Prior to joining Webster Bank, Megan was Vice President, Regional Sales Manager and Business Lender Associate at Coastway Community Bank, now HarborOne Bank. In that role she underwent two years of commercial credit training and was a partner on numerous executive projects. Her most memorable project there was building its companywide Customer Relationship Management technology platform, implementing the roll out and training all employees.

    Megan received her BA degree in International Business and Finance from the University of Rhode Island. She is a resident of East Greenwich, RI and in her spare time, she enjoys traveling, entertaining at her home, playing golf, and going to the beach.

  • Christopher A. Lanen

    Manager Strategic Initiatives, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems
    New England Board Member since 2013
    Christopher LanenChristopher “Chris" Lanen is an attorney working in the areas of corporate law as well as legislative and regulatory advocacy.  Chris began his career in the public sector, serving as a legislative aide in the Washington, D.C. office of U.S. Senator Jack Reed where his work focused primarily on the federal appropriations process. Following his tenure in Senator Reed's office, Chris returned home to Rhode Island to serve as finance director for Congressman Jim Langevin's successful campaign for re-election in 2010.

    Upon entering private industry in 2012, Chris joined Raytheon Technologies where he currently holds the title of Senior Manager, Government Relation for Raytheon Missiles and Defense.

    Chris is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts School of Law (Dartmouth, MA), Bentley University (Waltham, MA) and North Kingstown High School (North Kingstown, RI).

  • Carol A. Solimene

    Community Volunteer
    New England Board Member since 2011
    Carol SolimeneCarol has been a friend and volunteer to many non-profit organizations for many years.  Her love of children led her to become a licensed Foster Mother through Boys Town New England's Foster Family Services Program.  Carol volunteered her time as a member of the Development Committee and was then elected to the Board of Directors in 2011.

    Carol served as a Board Member of the Healing Co-operative in Middletown, RI for many years and in 2008 was elected President of the Board. Carol brought a wealth of knowledge to the Board through her experience as a self-employed business executive.  In addition to volunteering at The Healing Co-Operative, Carol works with the Meals on Wheels Program, Waterfire-Providence, is a PPAC Usher and periodically serves with the Providence Preservation Society. 

    Carol resides in Tiverton, RI and in her leisure time, she enjoys yoga, traveling, hiking, boating and playing golf.

  • Charon L. Rose

    Director Outreach & Constituent Relations, Office of General Treasurer, RI
    New England Board Member since 2020
    Charon RoseCharon Rose is the Director of Outreach and Constituent Relations for Rhode Island General Treasurer Seth Magaziner. Rose is a lifelong Rhode Islander with deep roots in the capital city, Providence. She is a first-generation college graduate receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Rhode Island College.

    Growing up in the city's Chad Brown neighborhood, Rose had an early understanding of racial inequality and social injustices. Because of that, she became active in local politics and was a Member Political Organizer for SEIU Healthcare 1199NE. Rose has been a volunteer and staff member for several elected officials including Mayor Jorge Elorza. She is a member of Congressman David Cicilline's Women's Advisory Board and serves on the board of Boys Town New England. Rose served as the president of the Young Democrats of Rhode Island from 2014 – 2016, the organization's first Black president, and served as co-director of New Leaders Council Rhode Island. She is passionate about the Black community and promoting Black leadership in the State of Rhode Island. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with loved ones, reading, and learning new skills.

  • Jason R. Mainelli

    Vice President & Market Expansion Branch Manager, JP Morgan Chase & Company
    New England Board Member since 2020
    Jason MainelliJason has spent most of his career in banking and is currently the Vice President of Market Expansion Branch Manager for JP Morgan and Chase. Jason attended the Rhode Island College and holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Management and Operations.

  • Lorrie Manosh

    Adjunct Professor, Community College of Rhode Island
    New England Board Member since 2021
    Lorrie ManoshLorrie Manosh has dedicated her career to educational services for youth. Currently Lorrie is an adjunct Professor at the Community College of Rhode Island. She was the founder and Director of the Vanguard Christian Academy which was a private high school. Lorrie has worked as an ESL teacher for VIP Kid Teacher as well as worked for the North Smithfield school department. Lorrie holds a master's in Education from Providence College with a Major in Special Education. With this educational expertise, Lorrie is a vital member of the Board of Directors as we continue to expand our educational programing in New England. Additionally, Lorrie served as a Boys Town Foster Parent and adopted her son into their family back in 2016.  Lorrie currently lives in Seekonk Massachusetts with her four kids and husband.

  • ​​​​​​​​Alicia Cannon

    Director, Hanover Insurance Group
    New England Board Member since 2021
    Alicia CannonAlicia Cannon has than 20 years' experience in the Information Technology industry.  Alicia is an effective leader with a proven track record of developing plans, procedures, and communication links to successfully implement complex projects and manage cross functional teams. Alicia currently is the PMO Director at the Hanover Insurance Group. She has extensive experience managing PMO activities and implementing processes and standards that increase project team efficiency and consistency of deliverables.  Alicia is an avid golfer who has committed her time to many community-based organizations, including serving as a volunteer at the Department of Children and Families in Massachusetts. Alicia lives in Whitinsville Massachusetts with her twin boys and husband.