Our Team

This excludes our many dedicated volunteers that work countless hours every week to make our mission possible.

Richard Purnell

Executive Director

rich@newlifefb.org

Amanda Wolfe

Volunteer Coordinator

amanda@newlifefb.org

Wendy Carlson

Client Administrator

wendy@newlifefb.org

Tom Pontes

Truck Driver

Owen Farrell

Truck Driver

Board of Directors


 

Ron Yates

Co-founder & Chairman

Ron Yates is the retired CEO of the Walchem Group, a consortium of 3 manufacturing companies with a broad range of products in chemical pumps, analytical instruments, and chemical containment tanks. Prior to joining Walchem in 1984, he held various management positions in the manufacturing industry. Ron also spent five years as a Naval officer in nuclear submarines. He has over 40 years of experience as a volunteer with non-profit organizations focused on social justice issues and poverty. He received B.S. and B.S.E.E. degrees from Trinity College in Hartford and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth.


Doug Marshall

Co-founder & President

Doug Marshall is a Market Executive and Co-Head of the For-Profit Healthcare Commercial Banking Team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, he is responsible for leading the group in expanding the healthcare portfolio across the United States. His team focuses on serving the banking needs of companies in the biotechnology, medical device, healthcare IT, pharmaceutical services, and healthcare services sectors. He has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of roles in the banking industry. Doug earned a B.A. in Finance with a minor in International Studies from Babson College and an M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management.


Kevin Brown

Treasurer

Kevin Brown is the CFO/Founder of Stack Education, creating innovation economy programming for Higher Education. He also is the CFO of Social Fulcrum, a digital marketing agency in the Boston area. He has been a CFO for over 20 years with several companies ranging from early stage to multi-national. In addition, he is currently a Sharon Education Foundation board member and a restaurateur.


Paige Brodie

Paige Brodie is a non-practicing attorney who, during her career, practiced corporate litigation in private practice. Subsequently, she prosecuted securities violations for the Ontario Securities Commission in Toronto. Presently, she is a volunteer with Boston CASA as a court-appointed special advocate. She is presently a non-active member of the Ontario, Michigan and Massachusetts Bar Associations. She received a B.A. in Economics from Queen’s University, an LL.B from University of Windsor, and an LL.M in Finance from Wayne State University.


Laura Cromarty

Laura Cromarty was a volunteer Site Manager with South Shore Habitat for Humanity (SSHFH) and a past member of a Local Partnership Committee working to identify potential building sites for SSHFH. She has volunteered with Cradles to Crayons and is currently Operations Manager for New Life in a voluntary capacity. Her business experience includes roles as a Financial Reporting Assistant and a Client Relations Manager for the Boston Company, focusing on large corporate, union and government pension funds. She received a B.A. from Colgate University and MBA from Boston University.


Dave Dailey

Dave has over 25 years of banking experience and has been providing solutions for Technology co

mpanies and Private Equity firms throughout eastern United States. He spent over twenty years with Silicon Valley Bank in various management, relationship, product and credit roles. Prior to Silicon Valley Bank, Dave was with Fleet Bank and ABN Amro Bank. He is a graduate of Boston College Carroll School of Management where he earned a Bachelor of Science, Business Management degree with concentrations in Finance and Information Systems. He has been a regular fundraiser and volunteer for Best Buddies, Habitat for Humanity, New Life Furniture Bank of Massachusetts and TUGG. He enjoys staying active with golf, skiing, running, cycling and platform tennis. Dave and his wife Christine moved to Medfield, Massachusetts from Chicago, IL in 2005 where they currently reside with their three high school children.


Trystan O’Leary

Began her career as a lawyer in Civil Litigation at Dorsey & Whitney after graduating from the University of Iowa Law School in 2000 and Middlebury College in 1995. After several years in a traditional legal career, she joined a policy institute designed to serve and promote the employment needs of people with disabilities. During that time, she worked with state and federal government agencies, directors of workforce investment centers, and members of her team on grant writing, site visits, the evaluation and administration of federal and state programs, and the creation of plans to improve access and opportunities for success among their target populations.

During the past ten years, her work has been entirely volunteer-based. As part of the Holliston Newcomers, she chaired the committee that collaborated with the local Food Pantry to provide Thanksgiving meals and holiday gifts, served on the Community Investment Committee to evaluate and award community grants, and oversaw membership outreach and hospitality for fundraising functions. She served as the treasurer on a campaign for State Representative, as well for Holliston Youth Baseball. In Holliston, she served as a room parent every year and worked with the administration to develop a community program that provides financial resources for students in need. After moving to Wayland in 2015, she became active in fundraising activities for the PTO and served as the chair of the Book Fair Committee. In addition, she is a board member of the Wayland Public School Foundation serving on several committees that organize fundraising events, including a town-wide spelling bee and an annual party with an auction event.


Lisa Doo

Lisa Doo, CPA, began her career at Price Waterhouse Coopers where she left as a senior manager. She continued her career at EMC Corporation where she was a business manager for the European Sales Operations. She received a B.A. in Economics from College of the Holy Cross and a M.S. in Accounting and M.B.A. both from Northeastern University.

After having her three children, she retired from corporate life and followed her passion to volunteer and lead – serving as Co-chairperson for the Fisher School Math and Science night, Fisher School math tutor and room parent, Chairperson for Boston Children’s Annual Moyamoya Disease Fundraiser, Co-President of the Xaverian Brothers High School Parent Council, Wimbledon 109 Tennis Club Board, Pet Therapy Dog Handler, St. Timothy Church Catechist, and Bishop Feehan High School Parent Volunteer Coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and was a member of the USTA 4.0 team representing New England at Nationals in 2019.


Todd Drometer

Todd Drometer is Lead Executive Partner - East at AMN Leadership Solutions (Executive and Physician Leadership Search - formerly Phillips DiPisa). Todd’s background combines strong experience in healthcare executive search with distinguished work in healthcare consulting. Joining AMN (formerly Phillips, DiPisa & Associates) in 2013, Todd has extensive experience conducting senior-level searches for the array of health-related entities, from academic medical centers, to community hospitals, hospital systems, medical groups, and payors. In addition to a deep knowledge of general healthcare operations, he possesses special expertise in analytics and IT; this focus has enabled him to identify and recruit those leaders who can best succeed in today’s metrics-driven healthcare environment.

Prior to joining AMN, Todd served as a key member of Russell Reynolds Associates’ Health Services Practice. Before beginning his executive search career, he worked for 18 years in healthcare consulting, specializing in risk management, finance, and operations. At Arthur Andersen he was a member of the firm’s Healthcare Business Consulting Practice, and later, he was a Managing Director and Leader of the Northeast Healthcare Industry Practice for Marsh, a leading international insurance services firm.

Todd has a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, and an M.S. in Accounting from the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT. Todd is also a C.P.A. (inactive).

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