Dr. F. Javier Cevallos. F. Javier Cevallos was born in Cuenca, Ecuador and his family moved to Puerto Rico when he was 14. Dr. Cevallos earned his bachelor’s degree in 1976 at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. From Puerto Rico, he moved to Illinois where he earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in 1978 and 1981, respectively, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His area of research is Latin American literature, with particular emphasis in the Colonial era. Dr. Cevallos began his career in education in 1981 as an assistant professor of Spanish at the University of Maine at Orono. In 1984, he moved to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he was promoted to associate professor in 1988 and to full professor in 1992. In 1994, he was asked to serve as faculty advisor to the provost. In 1997, he became chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Soon after, he was appointed Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, a post he held until 2002, when he became President of Kutztown University in Pennsylvania for many years, until beginning his tenure as President of Framingham State University in 2014. Framingham State University was founded in 1839 by noted education reformer Horace Mann as the first public university dedicated to the education of teachers. Today it serves about 6,500 students with about 2,000 of those students in its graduate programs. About 40% of Framingham State’s undergraduates are students of color and Latinx. In 2018, the Danforth Museum merged with the University and now reports to President Cevallos. Currently Dr. Cevallos serves on the boards of AASCU, NCAA Division III President's Council, the United Way of Tri-County, Jewish Family Service, and the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce. He serves as a Commissioner of the regional New England accrediting body for higher education. He is also a former Board member of the Reading Museum.
Earl M.Collier, Jr. Mr. Collier has spent his career in healthcare, most recently as CEO of Arsenal Medical, from which he retired in 2015. From 1997 to 2010, Mr. Collier was Executive Vice President at Genzyme Corporation, where he was responsible for building and overseeing several of Genzyme’s business units. He also served as President of Vitas Healthcare, a partner at the Washington, DC-based law firm of Hogan and Hartson, and as Deputy Administrator of the Health Care Finance Administration (now CMS) in the Department of Health and Human Services. Mr. Collier sits on the boards of Tesaro, Capricor and Transmedics. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Newton-Wellesley Hospital, and a member of the Board of Trustees of Partners HealthCare. He is member of the Grolier Club in New York and the Book Club of California in San Francisco and serves on the board of the Codex Foundation. He earned a BA at Yale University and a JD at the University of Virginia Law School.
Timothy W. Diggins. Tim Diggins, a Ropes & Gray partner since 1992, is a member of the firm's corporate department, and is the co-head of the firm’s sovereign investment and derivatives practice groups. Tim and his wife Debb live on Beacon Hill, and have two teen-age children. Tim is Co-Chair of the Board of Overseers of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Director of the Boston Celebrity Series, and was until recently a long-time trustee of the Boston Ballet. Tim received a BA (Latin and Greek Classics) from The College of the Holy Cross, and a JD from the University of Chicago. He studied in Germany under a grant from the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. Tim has pursued his interests in the Classics since college, and has collected a substantial personal library of works in Latin and Greek. It was the Athenæum’s collection of Latin and Greek works, and of ancient philosophy and commentaries, that initially drew Tim to the Athenæum. Tim is a long-time member and is a Proprietor of the Athenæum.
J. Mark Enriquez. Mark Enriquez is currently Managing Director, Powerhouse Capital LLC. Previously, he served as chairman and founding manager of Pulse Trading, a brokerage firm he started in 2000 and sold to State Street in 2011. Mr. Enriquez was a Senior Vice President and Director of Electronic Trading at State Street Brokerage from 1997 until 2000, and before that was a partner and Manager of Business Development for the MacGregor Group where he was responsible for new product development in the areas of trading and management systems. Prior to MacGregor, he was a Senior Systems Consultant for the Putnam Companies where he developed risk analysis and derivatives trading models. Mr. Enriquez received a BA from Boston University and an MBA from Babson College. Mr. Enriquez’s involvement at the Boston Athenæum has been strong, as he has been a member of the 10½ Circle, a donor to the Washington Encyclopedia project, and a frequent attendee at Athenæum programs. He loves and collects books and has become a Proprietor. Mr. Enriquez is currently involved in private investing and philanthropy, and he is also an avid hockey fan and continues to play in an adult league.
Michael Ewald. Michael Ewald is a Managing Director, Global Head of the Private Credit Group, and Portfolio Manager for the Middle Market Credit and Senior Direct Lending strategies at Bain Capital Credit, a leading global credit specialist with approximately $49 billion in assets under management. He also serves as CEO of Bain Capital Specialty Finance, Inc. (NYSE: BCSF), a publicly-traded business development company. Prior to joining Bain Capital Credit in 1998, Michael was an Associate Consultant at Bain & Company, where he focused on strategy consulting to the Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Consumer Products industries. Earlier in his career, he worked at Credit Suisse First Boston as an analyst in the Regulated Industries group. Michael currently serves and has served in the past on a number of corporate and philanthropic boards. He is a member of the National Board of Directors of Cradles to Crayons (a non-profit organization that provides resources, such as school supplies and clothing, to homeless and low-income children) and a Proprietor of the Boston Athenæum (one of the oldest and most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States). Michael received an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a B.A. from Tufts University.
Melissa Fetter. Melissa Fetter is a community volunteer and the founder/owner of Beacon Hill Books & Cafe in Boston, MA. With an interest in equitable access to the arts, education, and public broadcasting, Melissa is a current Vice-Chair of the NPR Foundation, a current trustee of Boston’s NPR affiliate, WBUR, a current trustee of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and is the Chair of the Cantor Center for the Visual Arts at her alma mater, Stanford University. Melissa is also a founding board member of the Smithsonian’s American Women’s History Museum advisory board. She served many organizations during her 13 years as a resident of Dallas, TX. She is a past Chair of the Dallas Museum of Art Board of Trustees, a Past Chair of the Board of Directors of North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA/KXT), and the past Chair of the SMU Meadows School of the Arts Advisory Board, where she helped to secure the seed funding for SMU Data Arts. In her early career, she was a vice president of JP Morgan. She has been a member of the BA since 2018 and became a Proprietor in 2020.
Roger Haynes. A Virginian by birth and a Bostonian by choice, Roger Haynes has been a commercial insurance broker for over thirty years. He began his career at Johnson & Higgins in Boston, specializing in the risk management needs of financial services companies. He is coauthor of the authoritative manual, Bank Insurance and Risk Management, and has several times been a speaker the American Banking Association’s Insurance Risk Management Forum. He founded and ran the North American Management Liability Practice for the Sedgwick Group and today is Area Executive Vice President for Gallagher in Boston. Roger is a Vietnam veteran, serving with the Army Security Agency as a traffic analyst and French/Cambodian language specialist. For the last year of his service there, he provided the daily signal intelligence briefing to the command staff and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service. After graduating cum laude from Brandeis University, Roger entered graduate school at the University of Virginia, where he studied textual criticism and bibliography in the program founded by Fredson Bowers. He and a team of graduate students and faculty built a working replica of an eighteenth-century wooden printing press that is still used today in the curriculum of the Rare Book School at UVA. He graduated with a master’s degree in English. Roger had his first guest card at the Athenæum in 1970 and today is a Proprietor and active discussion group participant. Besides the Boston Athenæum, Roger is also passionate about golf and his family. He and his wife, Adelaide, live in Milton and enjoy books, theatre, music, art, and holidays with their children and grandchildren.
Clarissa C. Hunnewell. Lila Hunnewell, a graduate of Princeton and the Harvard Business School, currently works as chief investment officer for Boston University. Prior to May 2011, for 20 years, she was a managing director of Cambridge Associates, a Boston-based consulting firm that specializes in working with nonprofit institutions. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hunnewell was an investment banker with Brown Brothers Harriman, First Boston Corporation, and BNE Associates. Ms. Hunnewell’s prior service as an Athenæum Trustee spanned the years 1998 to 2010, and included holding the office of vice president from 2002 until 2008. She lives in Wellesley with her husband and two children.
Aimée Vincent Jamison. A Member of the Boston Athenæum since 2015 and a Proprietor since 2019, Aimée Vincent Jamison is a lifelong bibliophile and avid reader. She first joined the Athenæum while living in Woodside, California; when work resulted in a return to Boston in 2018, she was delighted to engage more actively with the library and its collections. Ms. Jamison holds a BA in English from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. She is an investor in early-stage technology companies, and has worked with a variety of nonprofit, education and community organizations in Seattle, Tokyo, and California. Ms. Jamison is a former President of the Las Lomitas Education Foundation, and served as a Trustee of the Eaglebrook School in Deerfield, MA. She and her husband are the parents of two teenage boys.
Winston E. Langley. A Member of the Boston Athenæum since 2015 and a Proprietor since 2016, Winston E. Langley is an eminent scholar of international organization and global governance as well as a seasoned educational administrator. He has been involved with the University of Massachusetts Boston for 45 years, and is currently a professor emeritus of Political Science and International Relations and Senior Fellow at the McCormack Graduate School for Policy and Global Studies. Dr. Langley’s scholarly interests include human rights, alternative models of world order, religion, and politics. His research has focused on the inadequacy of the nation-state system, the weakness of intergovernmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations’ expanding power and influence, and the paucity of alternative models for global ordering. Dr. Langley is the author of Kazi Nazrul Islam: The Voice of Poetry and the Struggle for Human Wholeness and the Encyclopedia of Human Rights Issues Since 1945, which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Book Award. He is a member of the American Society of International Law and a reviewer of nine publications.
Terrance P. McGuire. Terry McGuire is a Partner and Portfolio Manager at Ridgewood Investments LLC, where he is responsible for the firm’s dividend related investment strategies. Prior to joining Ridgewood, he was a Senior Vice President at The Capital Group Companies where he served as a Portfolio Counselor in The Growth Fund of America and the SMALLCAP World Fund. Terry received his MBA, with distinction, from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration in 1998. He received first and second year honors at Harvard Business School as well as a Distinguished Teaching Award for his work with undergraduates at Harvard University. Prior to business school, Terry worked as a lawyer at Testa, Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP in Boston. He received his JD from Harvard Law School in 1994 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar that same year (he has since retired). Terry received a BA in Economics and Rhetoric, with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley in 1991. Terry has been an Athenæum Proprietor since 2011, and has served as a Trustee since 2014.
Arthur B. Page. Arthur B. Page joined Hemenway & Barnes in September 2008, bringing with him 30 years’ experience and an outstanding reputation as a trusted advisor. Art joined the practice because of its client focus and the depth and strength of its attorneys. His practice includes estate and business planning for families and high net worth individuals. Art's particular focus is on counseling families with long-held vacation properties and private business owners with significant charitable goals. His team handles sophisticated estate administration issues, addressing tax, fiduciary and family issues. As co-chair of the Nonprofit Group, Art also provides general counsel for colleges, foundations, public charities, and other nonprofit tax-exempt organizations. His emphasis in this area is on planned giving services. In addition, he serves as a trustee, and provides financial management for individuals and charitable foundations through the firm's Trust Department.
Creelea H. Pangaro. Creelea H. Pangaro came to Boston from the West Coast via Moscow, Russia. While in Moscow, she worked as an editor and contributor to the Moscow Times newspaper, covering entertainment, culture, and commercial real estate in the Russian capital. In 2006, Ms. Pangaro moved to Boston and earned a Masters and law degree from Boston University. She has worked as an attorney and a law clerk at the Massachusetts Appeals Court. Ms. Pangaro majored in Russian literature as an undergraduate at U.C. Berkeley and remains an avid reader of A.S. Pushkin. Today, she heads the poetry discussion group at the Boston Athenæum.
Catherine Powell. Catherine Powell is a principal at Abakas, a software consulting firm. Her focus is on helping clients effectively build and use their technology organizations to further their strategic goals. Prior to Abakas, she worked at a number of Boston-area software firms, and spoke and wrote extensively on software development methodologies. Catherine is a member of the Board of Governors of the Handel & Haydn Society, and is active in several other New England non-profit organizations. She can frequently be found in the history section at the Athenæum, parsing political science journals from the 1960s, or browsing 1930s detective novels. She holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley, and resides in Boston with her husband Dan (also a member).
John S. Reed. John Reed spent thirty five years with Citibank/Citicorp and Citigroup, the last sixteen years as Chairman. He retired in April of 2000. He returned to work as Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange from September 2003 until April 2005 and served as Chairman of the Corporation of MIT until 2014. John graduated from Washington and Jefferson College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1961 under a joint degree program, earning a BA and a BS degree. He served as a Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers, US Army, from 1962 to 1964 and then returned to MIT for his MS. John is a Trustee of MDRC, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the NBER, and he is an Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Philosophical Society. John joined the Athenæum as a Life Member in 2004 and became a Proprietor in 2013.
Amy E. Ryan. A Member of the Boston Athenæum since 2008 and a Proprietor since 2018, Amy E. Ryan has over thirty-five years of library management experience, most recently as the Boston Athenæum’s Interim Stanford Calderwood Director from September 2019 until May 2020. During this time she also served an important role on the Search Committee for the next Director. Prior to her time at the Athenæum, she was President of the Boston Public Library, Director of the Hennepin County (Minnesota) Public Library and she served in leadership positions for 28 years with the Minneapolis Public Library. During her tenure in these roles, she earned national awards for programming, strategic planning, public service, and excellence in architectural initiatives. She earned her Masters in Library Science from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Mankato State University; she also studied at the Institute for European Studies in Freiburg, Germany, and the Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Program. Ms. Ryan serves as an Advisor in Residence at Simmons University Graduate School of Library and Information Science, a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Libraries Visiting Committee, and former Chair of the Board of Directors of the Digital Public Library of America. She is a member of the Nichols House Museum Governing Board, serves on the Beacon Hill Village Council, and continues to be actively involved with the Boston Athenæum.
Austin V. Shapard. Mr. Shapard has been President & Chief Executive Officer of Fiduciary Trust Company since 2014. Prior to joining Fiduciary, he held several senior leadership positions at Rockefeller & Co., the global wealth management firm, including President & COO and Vice Chairman & Managing Director. Before Rockefeller & Co., Mr. Shapard was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co. within its financial institutions group. Mr. Shapard holds a BA in history from Yale College and a MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves on the boards of the Peabody Essex Museum, the Anthony Trust Association, and the Provident Loan Society.
Susan B. Weatherbie. Susan Bonneville Weatherbie, a native of South Hadley, Massachusetts, graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College in 1972 with a major in Sociology. She has worked for 23 years in the legal profession, first as an Estate and Trust Administrator for the Boston law firm of Herrick and Smith (1972-1977), and then as Manager of Estate and Trust Administration for the firm of Choate, Hall, and Stewart from 1978 to 1995. Since her retirement in 1995, Ms. Weatherbie has held a variety of volunteer positions. At Mount Holyoke College, she has served on the Alumnae Development Committee and on the Campaign Steering Committees for the Campaigns for 2003 and 2011. She also served for 10 years on the Mount Holyoke College Board of Trustees and was a member of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum’s Art Advisory Board for 17 years, serving as Chair from 1997 to 2005. At the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Mrs. Weatherbie served on the Patron Committee for eight years, serving as Chairman during the last two years. She currently serves on the Visiting Committees for the Art of Europe and Conservation and Collections Management, and is Chair of the Planned Giving Committee. Mrs. Weatherbie is also a member of the American Friends of the Mauritshuis and an Overseer of the Handel and Haydn Society. She also served for eight years as a director of the New Hampshire Music Festival. Mrs. Weatherbie is married to Matt Weatherbie, who founded the firm Weatherbie Capital, LLC in 1995; the firm manages money for high-net-worth individuals and for institutions. The Weatherbies split their time between Boston (their primary residence), New Hampshire, and Florida; they share interests in art, travel, classical music, reading, and walking.