Board of Trustees

Officers:

Eric RPresident– Eric H. Rosenberger:

Eric Rosenberger has been a board member at The Guild since 2003.  He is an educational consultant at EducationFIRST, in Concord, NH, where he matches students with appropriate educational environments.  His career in education has included positions as Major Gifts Officer at Deerfield Academy and Director of Development at both Avon Old Farms School in Connecticut and St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire.

Prior to his work in education, Eric was Executive Director of the American Hospital in Shanghai Foundation, in Washington, D.C.  His previous positions include Director of Countertrade for Sears World Trade, a media consultant to President Reagan and President Carter, and positions at the Agency for International Development and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He was Staff Assistant to Presidents Nixon and Ford.  Eric has a BA from Harvard University and a MEd from Boston College.

Tom CVice President & Treasurer – Thomas P. Corcoran:

Tom joined The Guild Board in 2008.  He is a Senior Managing Director for GE Capital Markets, part of the General Electric Company.  Prior to joining GE, Tom had a long and extensive career in Treasury and Capital Markets at Fleet Bank, where he led the interest rate and foreign currency hedging business for one of the country’s largest banks.  He is a trustee at his alma mater, Providence College, where he is chair of the investment committee, a member of the Finance committee, and the Massachusetts chair of the PC capital campaign.  His son, Conor, graduated from The Guild in 2013.  Tom and his family reside in Boston, Massachusetts.

Trustees:

Susan L. Connors, M.D.:

Dr. Connors joined the The Guild Board in 2016.  She is a board certified Internist working at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and conducts research studies regarding Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Dr. Connors has written and presented extensively on issues of healthcare access, transition, and treatment options for children and adults with ASD.  She serves as a consultant at UMass Medical School and has recently served as an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. As a member of human rights committees at both Nashoba Learning Group and The Guild, Dr. Connors is very engaged in quality of life issues for individuals with special needs.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Stonehill College and a doctorate from The University of Massachusetts Medical School.  She is a member of the American College of Physicians and Massachusetts Medical Society.  Dr. Connors and her family reside in Hopedale, Massachusetts.

David LDavid A. Lagasse:

David Lagasse joined the board of The Guild in 2010.  He is Senior Vice President for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Financial Officer of Partners Health Care/ McLean Hospital.  David has an extensive career in health care, having formerly served as Director of Financial Planning, Payment and Cost Accounting at New England Deaconess Hospital, and in financial roles at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Blue Cross of Massachusetts.  He is a CPA and a member of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He is also a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, and has served on the board of several community organizations.

David has a BA from UMass Amherst, an MA in Applied Economics and an MHSA in Medical Care Organization from the University of Michigan and a certificate in Accountancy from Bentley College.

Michael D. McDonnell:

Mike joined The Guild Board in 2016.  He founded Keel Consulting in 2015 – a project management firm that oversees significant property infrastructure development for clients such as Bristol-Meyers Squibb.  He had been Director of Real Estate Facilities and Master Planning for Dana Farber Cancer Institute and held engineering positions at the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the U.S. Coast Guard.  Mike earned a BA in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and an MS degree in Engineering Management from Northeastern University.  He currently resides in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

Amy O’Doherty:

Amy joined The Guild Board in 2017.  She is a senior advancement officer for a prominent museum where, as a member of the capital campaign, she helped raise $288 milion to support exhibits, educational programming, facility enhancements, sustainability initiatives, the endowment and annual fund.  Amy has been a development consultant and public relations director. Her experience includes work at the Harvard Kennedy School, the Commonwealth Coalition Woman/In Project, and Rosie’s Place.  Amy obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English/Journalism from Salve Regina, a Master’s degree in Business Communications from Emerson College and post-graduate work at the Simmons Graduate School of Management.

Bill PWilliam D. Power:

Bill Power is a former employee and current board member of The Guild with a deep commitment to special needs populations.  He worked at the Guild for 30 years, serving in roles including co-director and program coordinator.  Prior to joining the Guild, Bill was the Executive Director of the Worcester Rehabilitation Center, and Regional Director of the Easter Seal Society, where he ran its first Child Advocacy Project.

He has numerous professional affiliations and memberships with organizations serving special needs populations.  He has a Master’s degree in Education from Boston College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.