Board

Staff and Board Board

Julia Wengrovitz

Board President

Julia joined the LBFE Board in 2015, and has served as Board President since 2018, bringing her experience in communications, fundraising, and event marketing.

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Currently she is a Marketing Manager at athenahealth, which provides network-enabled services for healthcare and point-of-care mobile apps with a vision to create a thriving ecosystem that delivers accessible, high-quality, and sustainable healthcare for all. Prior to joining athenahealth, she had 10+ years of experience in the healthcare and human resources space.

She has been actively involved with other non-profit organizations including Special Olympics and The Junior League of Boston.

Julia graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Marketing.

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Billy Pitman

Board Vice President, Policy Council Delegate

Billy joined the Board of LBFE in 2016, bringing his background and experience in communications, media relations and public policy along with an interest in volunteering to get more involved with a good cause and organization in Greater Boston.

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Billy is currently the Chief of Staff in the Secretary & CEO’s Office at the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) where he’s responsible for ensuring the department’s  strategic goals, initiatives and objectives for public transportation and infrastructure are advanced and delivered upon across a variety of divisions and services, including the Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV) where he also served as Chief of Staff.

Billy previously served as a spokesman and communications advisor to Governor Charlie Baker, coordinating media relations and messaging strategy on a successful reelection campaign and on public policy initiatives across Massachusetts’ Executive Branch. He has worked in prior communications roles for campaigns and firms in Pennsylvania, Washington, DC and North Carolina.
A NC native, Billy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, NC. Billy and his wife Jessica live in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood, and in addition to volunteering with LBFE, Billy enjoys his spare time as a runner, and is a proud finisher of the 2017 Boston Marathon.

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Kristen Scudieri

Board Treasurer

Kristen joined the LBFE Board in 2019 and was first introduced to LBFE as a member of the Finance Committee. In her free time she enjoys volunteering with non-profits addressing the critical needs of underserved populations in Boston.

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For the past 10 years Kristen has been an active member of her community, advocating for youth development and education, homelessness, and elder loneliness.

Currently she is the Head of Business Development at Stratos Consulting, a technology consulting firm focused on the digital transformation of life science organizations in the areas of Enterprise Performance Management, Data & Analytics, and Integration & Automation. Prior to joining Stratos she spent her career in the life sciences taking on various roles in finance, commercial analytics and sales operations.

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Diane Noel

Board Clerk

Diane joined the LBFE Board in 2021, bringing with her over 20 years of experience in the legal field and a desire to contribute to a nonprofit that seeks to make meaningful, direct, impactful change to individuals at the local level.

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Diane is an attorney and currently a Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where she focuses her expertise in drafting and negotiating complex master services agreements for Fidelity Workplace Services. In between closing deals, she is constantly thinking of and implementing ways to improve the contracting experience for Fidelity and its clients both in the U.S. and globally. Prior to Fidelity, Diane spent ten years as business litigation associate at a Boston-based law firm, handling a wide variety of business disputes at the state and federal level from initial discovery through to trial and appeal. In 2020, Diane and her father wrote and selfpublished Once a Northender, a memoir chronicling her dad’s experiences as the son of Italian immigrants from his childhood in the 1930s through to his life today.

Diane graduated from Tufts University with a B.A. in History and received her J.D. from Suffolk Law School. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Diane and her husband Jonathan have two amazing children, Peter and Nathanael, and one adorable Boston Terrier, Leon.

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Director

Rosemary McAndrew

Director

Rosemary joined the LBFE Board in 2019 after volunteering for more than 15 years. She brings experience serving in various board positions of professional, commercial, and non-profit organizations. Her interest in LBFE is an extension of her upbringing in a family where intergenerational gatherings
were the heart of the family.

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Rosemary earned a Ph.D. from Northeastern University with a focus on elder care law and policy. She has been published internationally on the topic of avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents. Select research-related experiences include examining business models, economic drivers, and quality indicators in the approach to the care of people in the home setting as part of HCCI’s Home-Based Primary Care course curriculum, being selected as a panel member presenting “Moving & Scaling Home-Based Primary Care” at a GIH National conference, and having served on the Advisory Board for the NIH-funded “Home-Based Primary Care for Homebound Seniors Trial” at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY.

She is a risk management executive and principal of MRM, Inc. of Boston, a consulting firm specializing in risk and insurance management, alternative risk financing, self-insurance, reinsurance, captives and other risk financing models.

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Monee Vance

Director

Monee joined the LBFE Board in 2021, bringing her experience in community programming, communications, and event management.

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Currently she is an Operations Manager at ABCD for the Dorchester NSC. Within her role she oversees all programming and services at the Dorchester Neighborhood Service Center. Prior to serving as the Operations Manager, she had 5+ years of experience within the ABCD organization.

Monee graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Human Services and a Minor in Communications.

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Nikki Shults

Ex Officio

Nikki became the Executive Director of LBFE Boston in January 2015. Prior to that she was LBFE’s Volunteer Coordinator. She earned her BA in Gerontology and MBA in Healthcare Management at Quinnipiac University.

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Nikki began her career in case management at the Agency on Aging in New Haven, CT. She served in the Peace Corps in Ethiopia as a Health Economic Development Adviser and later Volunteer Coordinator from 2009-2013.

Nikki enjoys hiking, kayaking, skiing, volleyball and crocheting stuffed animals. She lives in Roslindale with her husband, Dan, and their two cats, Anbesa and Zoe.

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