Directors Round Table at Northeastern
9:30 – 11:00 am
Wednesday, March 29
Curry Student Center
Join us for a discussion on the challenges and opportunities facing managers working in Prospect Development. The Directors Round Table is recommended for all those in a supervisory role (assistant directors, managers, etc.) or who are involved in departmental decision making.
Director of Prospect Development, Boston Children's Hospital Trust
Valerie Anastasio has served as Director of Prospect Development at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust since August 2013. Her development experience spans more than two decades, including positions at the Broad Institute, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Harvard University, Brandeis University, Boston Lyric Opera, WGBH, and as a consultant with The Helen Brown Group. She is a past board member of NEDRA and a recipient of NEDRA’s Ann Castle Award. She is a graduate of Williams College.
Director of Prospect Management & Research, Harvard Law School
Sarah joined Harvard Law School in February 2015 after more than fourteen years at Harvard Business School. Her Development career began at the Museum of Science in 1995, and took her to 90.9 WBUR, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital before she arrived at Harvard in 2000. While most of Sarah’s career has been in prospect research, she is now focused primarily on prospect management. A native of Kalamazoo, Michigan, Sarah graduated from Kenyon College in 1994 and has now lived in the Boston area longer than she’s lived anywhere else.
Director of Prospect Management and Research, WGBH
Patty Kelleher joined the WGBH major gifts team in July 2015 as Director of Prospect Management & Research. WGBH is a dynamic media force for good recognized nationally and internationally for its award-winning productions and groundbreaking services created and delivered in the public interest. Patty’s role at WGBH is a newly created position designed to oversee a comprehensive prospect management function for an organization on the cusp of its most ambitious comprehensive campaign to date. Prior to arriving at WGBH, Patty was at Boston College for nearly seven years, first as a Senior Associate in Corporate & Foundation Relations and then as Director of Development for the Lynch School of Education and School of Theology & Ministry. Her career history includes serving as Director of Corporate, Foundation & Government Grants at Suffolk University and as Director of Prospect Research & Management at UMass Lowell. Patty began her development career in the Prospect Research office at Harvard University. She is a past president of NEDRA and a former member of the CASE District I board of directors.
Director of Development Research, Harvard University
Dina has been the Director of Research at Harvard University’s Alumni Affairs & Development office since April, 2001, and has been at Harvard since January 1998. She leads a team of 20, providing research support for the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, as well as six of Harvard’s graduate schools.
Prior to coming to Harvard Dina worked as a paralegal in the corporate legal department of Southern California Edison.
Dina received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of San Diego, and a Certificate of Special Studies in Administration and Management from Harvard Extension School. She is a former board member of the Association of Professional Researchers for Advancement (APRA), and the New England Development Research Association (NEDRA), where she served as co-chair of the 2007 and 2008 conferences.
Renana leads the development department operations and business process for research, prospect management, data management, gift processing, and membership at the Harvard Art Museums. Prior, she was Director of Development Operations and Prospect Management at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for eight years. Renana is a Delegate for City Awake, a civic innovation initiative of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, and serves on the Programming Committee for the New England Development Research Association. She has chaired the Brookline Commission for the Arts and taught courses at Suffolk University and Lesley University. Renana holds an M.A. from Boston University and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Campus Map (see #50 - Curry Student Center):
From the North (via Route I-93 or Route 1)
Take the Storrow Drive exit, and proceed to the Fenway exit. Follow signs for Boylston Street inbound, and bear right onto Westland Avenue. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue, proceed to the third traffic light, and turn right onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From the West (via Route I-90, Massachusetts Turnpike)
Take Exit 22 (Copley Square), and bear right. Proceed to the first traffic light, and turn right onto Dartmouth Street. Take the next right onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From the West (via Route 9)
Proceed east on Route 9; it will become Huntington Avenue. Turn right onto Ruggles Street. At the fourth traffic light, turn left onto Tremont Street. At the second set of lights, turn left onto Melnea Cass Boulevard, and then turn left onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
From the South (via I-93, Route 3)
Take Exit 18 (Massachusetts Avenue/Roxbury/Frontage Road). Turn left at the third light, staying in one of the two left lanes. Proceed straight onto Melnea Cass Boulevard. Continue for approximately two miles and turn left onto Columbus Avenue. The Renaissance Parking Garage is at 835 Columbus Avenue.
Via Public Transportation
Northeastern is accessible by subway via the Green Line of the MBTA. From downtown Boston, take an “E” train outbound to the Northeastern stop, the first stop above ground. The campus can also be reached from downtown via the Orange Line by taking any train going outbound to Forest Hills and getting off at Ruggles Station. Commuter rail lines connect with the Orange Line at Ruggles Station, Back Bay Station, and North Station.
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