Kevin Dutt

President

Management consultant and entrepreneur.  Kevin rowed with the men’s team for eight years, and has most recently been rowing with coached logbook sculling and volunteer with the para program.  He has a personal boat stored in the PBO section of the sculling pavilion.

Kevin started his career working with major companies, including Bayer, AMP, and International Paper; working in operations and change management.  For the past 15 years, he has been a management consultant and entrepreneur, primarily in the areas of clean technology (renewable energy) and sustainable food businesses. Kevin has successfully launched startups, growing companies from a handful of people to revenues of tens of millions of dollars. He has extensive experience with operations management, strategic planning, change management, fundraising, finance, and related areas.  He earned a BSE from Princeton University in Mechanical Engineering, and  MBA from Boston University with a focus in Operations and Quantitative Methods.

He has worked in a variety of roles within non-profit and government organizations.  Kevin was a board member of CRI for three years from 2013 to 2016. He worked on a range of committees including Annual Fund, Human Resources, Strategic Planning, and Equipment Committees.  He has  also been a Board Member of other non-profit organizations including the Union of Concerned Scientists (scientific integrity), Green Newton (environmental), Community Living Network (affordable housing), as well as supporting organizations in an advisory capacity such as American Promise (campaign finance reform).

 

Denis Holler

Treasurer

Denis has spent his career in finance and accounting and has CPA experience. He is the Chief Financial Officer of The MENTOR Network, an organization that serves people with developmental disabilities, at-risk children, and individuals with traumatic brain injuries.  MENTOR operates in 36 states, serving some 25,000 consumers and employing about 20,000 caregivers. Denis is a graduate of Fordham University and holds an MS in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from Northeastern University.

His first contact with CRI was through his daughter, Margaret, who participated in the youth program. He took up sculling at CRI in 2012 and has been inspired by the quality of the coaches and their enthusiasm for the sport. CRI has had a positive influence on his life and that of his family.

Christina Wood Baker

Christina discovered rowing as a freshman walk-on to the Brown women’s crew team in 1988. She maintains a close connection to Brown rowing and has been on the board of the Friends of Brown Women’s Crew for almost a decade. After a long hiatus from rowing, she began sculling at CRI 2 years ago and now competes in quads and doubles. She also has a daughter on the competitive youth team and has loved chaperoning and supporting the youth teams.

Professionally, Christina is a clinical health psychologist who specializes in eating and weight disorders and anxiety. She works primarily with adolescents, young adults and parents. Christina is active in outreach work in the Boston community, working closely with multiple local organizations, and she is excited to get more involved in CRI’s outreach programs. She brings to the board the dual perspective of someone involved in both adult and youth programs, and she has experience with team sweep rowing as well as sculling. She also brings a strong foundation in health psychology, values and commitment strategies and, mostly, unbridled enthusiasm for the people and mission of CRI and the sport of rowing. 

Erin McKenna

Board Clerk

Erin McKenna is Deputy Director for the Boston Biomedical Innovation Center, a life sciences accelerator funded by the National Institutes of Health and its academic member institutions to speed the translation of promising research into medical products.  Previously she worked at Boston Scientific in Research and Development, where she launched several medical device products before shifting her focus to identifying and implementing company-wide product development lifecycle process improvements. She earned MBA and MS degrees in Global Management from Babson College, a BE in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, and holds 9 issued patents.

Erin learned to row at CRI in 2009 after a foot injury sidelined her from other physical activities, and quickly became obsessed.  She’s been rowing on CRI’s Competitive Women’s Team since 2011, serving as team co-captain from 2013-2015, and enjoys traveling to compete with other clubs around the country.  Erin lives in Boston, and when she’s not on the water she loves to cook, craft, read, and play with her two cats.

Marion Dancy

Marion Dancy brings organizational and business skills to the CRI Board primarily from a career in the computer industry with 25 years at Digital Equipment Corporation, then Compaq, including as VP Marketing for a $2B division and VP Corporate Alliances. Currently Marion consults to a company that does professional development for educators and helps her husband Terry run his video systems business. Her background includes marketing, communications, operations, partner relationship management, virtual team management, and business management. She has a degree in Applied Math/Computer Science from Brown University and attended a 3 ½ month executive program at Harvard Business School.

Marion has been a CRI member for 8 years and a Sculling Co-captain for the last year.  She began rowing at CRI when Terry and a friend gave her lessons as a birthday present. She enjoys rowing primarily as recreation, but got the “racing bug” in 2014 when she entered the Head of the Charles. This gave her a real appreciation of the dedication of many at CRI who give the club a great reputation in the racing circuit. On the home front, Marion and Terry split their time between a sailing catamaran “home” in Boston and a condo in Rhode Island.

Mark Proctor

Mark Proctor has a long history of involvement in rowing, as well as involvement with CRI.  He was a college rower at Dartmouth in the 1980s, and remains actively engaged with Friends of Dartmouth Rowing.  His son, Kenny, was a competitive youth rower at CRI, and continues to row at Wesleyan University.  Kenny also serves as a coach at CRI over the summers.

Mark is a pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in congenital abnormalities of the skull and spine, as well as brain and spinal cord injury.  He is the Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at Boston Children's Hospital, and Executive Director of the Boston Children’s Hospital Brain Injury Center.  He is also the Chairman of the Section on Pediatrics of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the national organization that governs pediatric neurosurgery.  He has served on multiple non-profit boards and is a current member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation Board of Directors, and past Chair of the board of the Thinkfirst National Injury Prevention Foundation. He has also served on the Board of Trustees and as President of the Physicians’ Organization at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Mark brings passion to the sport of rowing and all it is brought to his life, and understands what the sport brings to the community.  He continues to get together annually with the members of his freshman boat, and a book, Working in Sync, was written about their uniquely successful freshman year experience, and how youth and college rowing can influence your career. He looks forward to bringing this passion to CRI.

Daniel O'Connor

Daniel is a former SEC trial attorney, co-leads the Securities & Futures Enforcement practice at Ropes & Gray.Work with public companies and investment advisers, as well as senior individuals at these firms,involved in civil and criminal government enforcement matters before the SEC, DOJ, and other state and foreign regulators. He has significant experience in conducting in depth analyses of financial records, planning and accounting matters.

He has particular expertise in assisting boards of directors in running internal investigations, addressing sensitive governance issues, and establishing and evaluating regulatory compliance programs. Advised numerous boards of public, private and not-for-profit companies deal with crisis situations, as well as evaluate and set long-term strategic plans.

Before law school, Daniel served in the US Navy as a watch officer and assistantengineer aboard the nuclear powered, ballistic missile submarine, the USS George Bancroft.

 

Fran Tracy

Fran brings over 35 years of finance experience to the CRI Board, having been President and CFO of Batterymarch Financial Management (BFM) for 25 years, a tax accountant at Ernst & Young prior to that, and a CPA throughout. He currently is on the board of a mutual fund complex serving as an independent trustee and chairman of the audit committee.  Fran also experience in the non-profit sector. He served as Treasurer and Board member for Make A Wish of Massachusetts for 8 years.  Fran has been rowing at CRI for several years where he also volunteers with the CRI para team.

Fred Horton

Bio Coming Soon

 

Beth LaFortune Gies

Beth Lafortune Gies is the Vice President for Strategy and Network Development for the Partners Community Physicians Organization (PCPO), a member of Partners HealthCare. In this role, she develops and executes strategy for the organization’s community physician network and works closely with the PCPO Board of Trustees to strengthen its governance structures and support a more integrated and aligned network.

Prior to joining PCPO, Beth led the implementation of Partners’ affiliation strategy, including the successful acquisition and integration of a health plan and two community hospitals. She has substantial experience in community engagement, government affairs, and public policy development and implementation, having worked on the development, passage, and implementation of Massachusetts’ health reform legislation. 

She became involved with CRI through her daughters’ participation on the competitive youth team. This experience gave Beth a strong belief in CRI’s mission of providing supportive and meaningful rowing experiences for all. 

Malcolm Coltrane Doldron

Malcolm is currently in his eighth season as the inaugural head coach for the Boston University Women’s Lightweight Rowing program, having previously coached at Columbia University, Princeton University, Penn Athletic Club, and Thompson Boat Center. He’s been the Head Coach for the U23 Lightweight National Team Selection Camp for the past three years, directing 9 crews in competition at the World Rowing Under-23 Championships, with 5 Grand final appearances and 3 medal finishes. Additionally, Malcolm has also served multiple roles as a coach for the USRowing Women’s Junior National Team, including coaching sculling and sweep development, and coxswain selection and training. 

CRI’s motto of “Rowing for All” has resonated with Malcolm since his arrival to Boston. He feels that no matter the age, race, gender, physical disability, or sexual orientation, anyone can learn to love the sport of rowing, and that the sport is a perfect catalyst for people to find common ground. Malcolm wants to give back to the sport that gave so much to him, and sees CRI as a fantastic vessel for growing the sport in a variety of ways. Malcolm is most interested in CRI’s Inclusion & Advocacy work, its strategic planning initiatives and capacity for sustainability efforts, as well as Programming and CRI’s most valuable resource: its coaches. 

The Brooklyn, NY native, began coxing at West Potomac High School in Alexandria Virginia and for the inaugural Thompson Boat Center Junior’s program. He graduated from Marietta College in 1999 with a duel B.A. in Psychology and Education, and a minor in Leadership. Following graduation, Doldron became a special education teacher at Fairfax High in Fairfax, VA. 

Malcolm is currently a Town Meeting Member in Brookline’s 6th Precinct, and a Commissioner in Brookline’s Committee for Diversity Inclusion & Community Relations. 

Augusta Rohrbach

Augusta Rohrbach is the Director for Strategic Initiatives in the Office of the Vice Provost for Research at Tufts University. Prioir to coming to Tufts, she was tenured at Washington State University where she was Editor-in-Chief of ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance. As an academic, she used the lens of business history to retell literary history and show that the slave narratives were a major tap root for American literature. As an administrator, she focuses on broadening opportunities for knowledge sharing and collaboration across the university through strategic planning. She came to CRI last year with a desire to learn to row and see the sunset on the Charles on a regular basis. But the real bonus was the soul satifaction of being part of a group of adults committed to working together regardless of background or skillset. At CRI, she has found a community of people united by their committment to collaboration in real time that brings together the deeply held beliefs at the heart of her life and work. 

Rich Lynch

Rich started rowing at CRI in 2008 with coached log-book sculling. He has been involved in training and racing with the Quad Squad since 2013 and for several years with the men’s team starting in 2015, serving as co-captain from 2016-2018. 

Rich is currently Chief Operating Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, the largest private health plan in Massachusetts and one of the largest independent, not-for-profit Blue Cross Blue Shield plans in the country. 

Rich joined Blue Cross in 2018 and has more than 30 years of health plan leadership experience. He previously served as the Executive Vice President and Northeast region market president for Beacon Health Options. Before that, he was Chairman and CEO of Celtic Insurance Co. in Chicago and CeltiCare Health Plan of Massachusetts. Rich has also held senior executive positions at WellPoint (now Anthem) and at Tufts Health Plan, He began his career in health care as an intensive care nurse at Children’s Hospital in Boston. 

He sits on several corporate boards, including Arcadia and VillageMD New Hampshire and has extensive not-for-profit board experience including past work with Whittier Street Health Center and Eastern Adaptive Sports. Rich has worked on strategic planning, program development, finance and audit committees with each of these organizations. In addition to board work, Rich has been active in coaching with Eastern Adaptive Sports during summers on Squam Lake in New Hampshire where he worked with kids and adults with cognitive and physical challenges. He is currently Chair of the Advisory Board of the Zuckerberg College of Health Sciences at UMass Lowell and sits on the Chancellor’s Advisory Board of UMass Lowell. 

He received his MBA in health care management from Boston University and his Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Lowell. Rich lives in Boston with his wife Susan. 

Bridget Bettigole

Bridget Bettigole currently rows at CRI in the early morning General Sweeps class. She is the parent of two daughters on the competitive girls team. She has been an active volunteer at regattas, helping with tent set up and break down, food preparation and clean up. 

Bridget is a Senior Funds Attorney at Rope and Gray, LLP. She represents institutional investors (including university endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and private foundations) in connection with their investments in private equity and hedge funds, as well as direct co-investments. She helps to structure and negotiate investments ranging from $10 million to $1.5 billion+. 

Bridget has previous board experience with the Wellesley Free Library Foundation. She is currently serving on the executive committee as Vice President and previously served as Clerk. The Foundation solicits and stewards private philanthropy that bridges the gap between town funding and Wellesley’s aspirations for its library. Bridget has been involved in a $1 million capital campaign to support proposed renovation of library’s main branch and to increase Foundation endowments. Campaign includes working with outside consultants to create case statement and formulate fundraising strategies that will most effectively resonate with potential donors. The board has also worked on a comprehensive re-branding project to shape and distill the Foundation’s communications across media platforms. She has also been a board member (Co-President, 2018-2019; Co-Vice President, 2017-2018; Parliamentarian, 2015-2017) of the National Charity League, Wellesley Chapter, a philanthropic organization of mothers and daughters who, together, volunteer 4000+ hours annually at over 20 local and regional organizations. Key initiatives during tenure as Co-President included (a) restructuring the nomination process for both board members and committee heads and (b) strategic revamping of jobs assignments to better align with Chapter goals and inter-class connections. Parliamentarian responsibilities included updating and maintaining all Chapter constituent documents and policies.