Kenneth D. Anderson

Associate Trustee;
Former Chair of the Board of Trustees

A consulting actuary, Ken is a lifelong resident of Concord and a 1964 graduate of CCHS. He operates his own pension consulting firm in Concord. He has served on various town committees, most recently the Council on Aging Board, of which he was chair for two years. He has extensive experience with youth sports, both as a coach and as a member of the boards for Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball (Secretary) and Concord-Carlisle Friends of Football, Inc. (Treasurer). He currently serves on the Concord Conservatory of Music board.  Ken and his wife Lynda have three children, all graduates of CCHS. (Joined Board in 2001)


Dorrie Bean

Trustee Emerita

Formerly program director at Concord Family Service, Dorrie has served as a director of the Community Agencies Corporation, C.A.R.D. and the Friends of the Performing Arts in Concord (FOPAC).  A longtime Concord resident, Dorrie and her late husband, Cliff, raised four daughters who were all educated in the Concord schools. Her many years of volunteer activities include service to the school system's PTGs.  In 2008, Dorrie and Cliff established the Bean Family Scholarship in memory of their daughter, Cathryn. (Joined Board in 1992 and appointed Trustee Emerita in 2016)    


Ed Bernard

Associate Trustee

Ed is a freelance advertising and marketing writer and creative director and has run his own business for more than 20 years. His clients include notable nonprofits such as Habitat for Humanity and the Multiple Sclerosis Society, as well as leading colleges (Olin College of Engineering) and local organizations (Concord Education Fund, Jericho Road, Concord Scout House, Concord Players, Emerson Umbrella). Ed's wife Dorothy (née Pordon) is a graduate of CCHS (class of '75) and they returned to Concord to raise their now-adult boy/girl twins here. Ed is a graduate of Hamilton College and is involved in community theatre as an actor, director and a playwright. (Joined Board in 2016)


Hanna Bruno


Before taking a teaching position in Concord in 2009, Hanna worked in the Somerville Public Schools as the Physical Education for Progress grant coordinator. She has a BA from Williams College and an MEd from Boston University. Hanna is a Health & Fitness teacher and a METCO teacher at CCHS. She coaches Cross Country and Track & Field. She serves as a faculty advisor in both Student Government and the Boston Student Mentor Program and facilitates the Freshman Orientation Program. Hanna and her husband have a daughter and a son, both in the Concord school system. (Joined Board in 2017)


Nick Carter


Nick graduated from Colgate University with a degree in English and Political Science. He has worked in the office of development at Massachusetts General Hospital for the past 15 years. Nick moved to Concord in 2009 and loves exploring all the area has to offer with his wife Brianne and daughters Ainsley and Sydney. (Joined Board in 2014)


Maura Kenneally Clark

Associate Trustee

A resident of Concord and graduate of Concord Middle School and CCHS, Maura holds a BA in English from St. Anselm College and a M.A. in Technical and Professional Writing from Northeastern University. Maura’s passion for writing transferred to a multi-decade career of positions where she where she has written for the defense, hardware/software, bio-tech, and cybersecurity industries. Currently, she works for AppDynamics, a subsidiary of Cisco Systems, a company not only renowned for its global technology presence, but its extensive commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and philanthropic initiatives. Maura serves on the board of the Concord Friends of the Aging and with her husband Paul, are the proud parents of Charlie (CCHS 2020) and Faith Marie, future CCHS (2024). Maura credits her husband with inspiring her to promote academics initiatives given his establishment of endowed scholarships at Kenyon College, St. Anselm College, and Stonehill College.


Jeanne Detemple


Jeanne is a graduate of Smith College and Harvard University.  She was a kindergarten teacher for many years and co-director of a private school before earning a doctorate in education.  As an educational researcher she carried out longitudinal studies in literacy and language development. Jeanne has lived in Concord since 1990 with her husband and two children who attended Concord Public schools from Kindergarten through high school. Her son is a 2009 graduate of CCHS and her daughter graduated in 2018.  Jeanne’s passions include travel and reading.  (Joined Board in 2009)


Elaine DiCicco

Secretary of the Board of Trustees

Concord's 2002 Honored Citizen, Elaine retired in June 2001 after twenty-two and a half years as the principal of Concord-Carlisle High School. Having joined the faculty at CCHS in 1967 as a foreign language teacher, her total years of service at the high school number thirty-four. During her years in education she was very active in several local, state and regional professional organizations, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits public and private schools in the New England states. Elaine is a lifelong resident of Concord, and Holy Family Parish in Concord. In addition to serving on the Board of Trustees, she has served as member and chair of Concord's Board of Registrars, and for several years was a Restorative Justice Circle leader with Communities for Restorative Justice based in Concord. (Joined Board in 2001)


Molly Q. Eberle


A former Director of Development for the Concord Free Public Library Corporation, Molly has also worked at Concord Academy, Wellesley College's Davis Museum and The Fenn School. Her Board service has included Thoreau School's PTG, the Education Symposium, the Thoreau Farm Trust, and The Discovery Museums in Acton. She and her husband, Jeff, have lived in Concord more than 35 years, and their three grown children all attended Concord public schools.  (Joined Board in 1996)


Devra Feshbach-Meriney


Devra got her MBA in nonprofit management at Boston University. While at home with her children she sat on the Board of Directors at Concord Children's Center, Friends of the Concord Free Public Library, and Kerem Shalom. She was a member of the CCHS Parent Association Grant Committee and the Kerem Shalom Geisinger Award Committee. In her career Devra has worked for numerous nonprofits in the Boston area. Currently she is the Human Resources Administrator at Nashoba Brooks School. Devra and her husband and three sons have lived in Concord for 25 years. (Joined Board in 2016) 


Janet Rhodes Friedman


Janet Rhodes Friedman, CFP®, CDFA® is financial planner and investment advisor with Abaris Financial Group, LLC in Concord.  Her key areas of expertise are investment management, retirement planning, college funding strategies, divorce financial planning, and financial literacy. She earned her AB in Management Science cum laude from Duke University, and MBA from The Tuck School at Dartmouth.  Janet has served as Vice President at Fidelity Investments, Senior Consultant at KPMG, and Commercial Lending officer at First Atlanta Bank. She is a licensed Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®), a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® (CDFA®), and an active member of six professional organizations.  Janet has held local leadership roles since moving to Concord in 1995. Currently a Trustee for Town Donations in Concord and Treasurer of West Concord Union Church, she has served on Concord Education Fund; Town of Concord Finance Committee; Concord-Carlisle Community Chest; CCHS Parents Association; National Charity League; and Willard School PTG. Her two children (Hannah, 2012 and Benjamin, 2015)graduated from CCHS. (Joined Board in 2017)


David Gould

Trustee Emeritus

David spent his entire career helping students make the transition from secondary school to college. His career in college admissions spanned 35 years including 27 as Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at Brandeis University. He established Gould College Planning to assist applicants and their families in the application process. His wife, Kirsten, was a drama teacher at The Fenn School, and their two daughters benefited from a wonderful education at CCHS. (Joined Board in 2003 and appointed Trustee Emeritus in 2012)


Julie Hagan


Prior to moving to Concord, Julie served on a parent advisory committee at the British School in Amsterdam that worked alongside administration. Her volunteer experience began in the Germantown School district, outside of Memphis, TN where she was voted Volunteer of the Year for her time and dedication to the Parent Teacher Association. During this time, Julie also served as a sponsor and organizer of a surgical mission program in Lima, Peru to treat severe adult deformity in over 100 orthopedic patients. More recently, she served 3 consecutive years as a Volunteer organizer on the Concord-Carlisle High School “All Night Live” committee, recruiting and scheduling parent volunteers to help our CCHS graduates safely celebrate their commencement. Currently, she is on the gala committee for The Umbrella Community Arts Center to help support the arts in our community. In her free time, she is a wood turner and started her own business, Turning Grace. Julie and her husband, Cary, live in Concord and have 2 daughters, Brenna, CCHS class of 2015, and Addison, CCHS class of 2018. (Joined Board in 2017)


Welles Hatch

Treasurer of the Board of Trustees

Welles Hatch is a proud alumnus of CCHS (Class of '75) and returned to live in Carlisle in 2000 after a 35-year hiatus. He has worked in executive finance and operations roles for number of growth stage companies and is principal of Adrian Loring Advisors, LLC, a senior finance advisory firm supporting private and social enterprise. Welles has been a member of a number of Boston-area civic organizations, including Habitat for Humanity Boston, Outdoor Church of Cambridge, Jericho Road, and, "back in the day", as a founding junior board member of the Concord Carlisle Youth Center. Welles received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Asian Languages & Literature from University of Massachusetts/Amherst and an MBA in International Business Finance from the George Washington University. (Joined Board in 2014)


BEE Loprete

Chair of the Board of Trustees

Before moving to Concord in 1997, Bee Loprete taught English at Emma Willard School, The Taft School, and Lexington High School.  Bee began teaching English at CCHS in the fall of 2000, and served as department chair from 2008-2012. Bee and her husband AJ have a son and a daughter who have gone through the Concord Public Schools (Joined the board in 2012).



Lucy Miller

Former Chair of the Board of Trustees

Lucy Miller worked in higher education administration from graduation from Wellesley College in 1976 until fall 2008, including more than 7 years in the fields of admissions and financial aid; 19 years in development for MIT; and 2 in development for Harvard Medical School.  In late 2008, she joined the Development Office at the Massachusetts General Hospital. In Concord, she has been involved as a volunteer for Orchard House and was an officer of the Concord Carlisle Patrons of Performing Students (CCPOPS).  Her daughter, McCurdy, is a member of CCHS Class of ‘04 and of the Bryn Mawr College Class of ‘08.  (Joined Board in 2005)


Travis Minor

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

An alumnus of Concord-Carlisle High School, Travis began his career in education as a high school teacher in Philadelphia. In 2011 he returned to the Concord area to found his own tutoring business, Open Door Education. Travis has been an active member of community organizations in both Philadelphia and Concord, serving as a volunteer firefighter, a team leader with the AmeriCorps City Heroes program, and a member of Concord’s Chamber of Commerce. Travis earned his Master's in Education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education in 2017. Travis and his wife Becca live in Acton. (Joined the Board in 2012)


Albert L. Powers

Assistant Treasurer of the Board of Trustees

Al retired from the science faculty at CCHS where he taught chemistry and served as Science Department Chairperson. He is a recipient of the national Tandy Scholar for Excellence in Science Teaching award and was cited in 1995 by both Forbes and Time magazines as one of the nation's top 100 educators.  He has also been elected to the American Chemical Society's Aula Laudis Society in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the field of Chemical Education. Al served as President of the NH Science Teachers' Association and represented New England and New York as a Director of the National Science Teachers' Association, Washington, DC.  Locally, Al has served as a director of the Concord Carlisle Adult and Community Education Program. He lives in Carlisle and his three daughters, Holly (Motasky), Cherie (Higgins), and Heidi (Robinson) are all CCHS alumnae. (Joined Board in 1991) 


Paul Ressler

Former Chair of the Board of Trustees

Paul is Principal of the consulting firm, The Cirrostratus Group, and previously held executive positions in operations and general management at Unica Corporation, Genuity, BBN and other high technology businesses. As an active volunteer, Paul has served on Concord Town Committees, and participated in several nonprofits in Concord. Through the Concord-based Jericho Road project, he provided leadership consulting to nonprofit organizations in Lowell. He has lived in Concord with his wife, Pam, since 1988 and their children, Kim (CCHS '01), Nick, and Jen (CCHS '08) have all attended Concord Public Schools. In 2005, the Resslers established the Nick Ressler Memorial Scholarship Fund in memory of their son, Nick, who would have graduated in 2005 from CCHS.  (Joined Board in 2005)


Thomas Rutledge

Associate Trustee

Tom is portfolio manager and head of origination for the fixed income team at Magnetar Capital, a $14-billion Chicago-based fund management company. He previously held positions in trading, structuring and research at JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch. His personal activities with start-ups include advisory roles and seed investments with several venture-backed companies, including Boston-bred names such as DataXu, Bevi, WEVO and Ekotrope. He also serves as board chair of, a charity evaluator dedicated to helping donors decide where to give by finding outstanding giving opportunities and publishing the full details of its analysis. Before his Wall Street career, he was the New England business reporter at WBUR, the NPR affiliate in Boston, and won a New England Press Association award for feature writing. He was also a one-day champion on Jeopardy! He emcees the annual Emersong a cappella showcase benefitting Emerson Hospital and The Break-Even Show, a variety show series found periodically on stages around the northeast. Tom received an MBA (Applied Economics and Finance) from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BA (English) from Amherst College. (Joined Board in 2009)


Priscilla White Sturges


Priscilla was raised in Concord. She holds degrees from Pine Manor College, the Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting (London, England) and a BFA in Graphic Design from the Massachusetts College of Art.  Priscilla was an art director at the advertising agency Doerr Associates from 1981 to 1996 when she started the graphic design firm of Waterman Design. Priscilla served on the board of directors at the Concord Children's Center and volunteered extensively in the Concord public schools. Priscilla was involved with the Conantum Garden Club for over 25 years, serving as its secretary for 18 years. She served on the board of The Umbrella Community Arts Center for two, three-year terms, and continues to volunteer with the organization in many different capacities. Currently, she is on the board of The Friends of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and is an administrator of the Doug White Memorial Sports and Recreation Fund. She lives in Concord with her husband, Howard. They have two daughters, Polly, CCHS class of ’04 and Phoebe, CCHS class of ’08.  (Joined Board in 2010)