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The Board

 

Drew Chapman, M.D.

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Board Member, Member, Long Term Planning Committee
and Application Committee

Drew Chapman, MD is an accomplished, nationally recognized sports fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon for Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates (out of Brigham & Women’s/Faulkner Hospital and the New England Baptist Hospital) and a clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Medicine.

A native Bostonian, Drew received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College, his Masters Degree from Harvard University and his Medical Degree from the Boston University School of Medicine. After completing his surgical internship in General Surgery and an Orthopedic Surgery residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Drew moved to Utah to further his training. There he completed an Orthopedic Sports Fellowship at the University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics in Salt Lake City and also participated as a team physician for the University of Utah. He was eventually lured back east by the opportunity to work as one of the team physicians for the Boston Red Sox with Dr. William Morgan.

A renowned expert on sports medicine, Drew’s has been published in a number of national journals and he is a sought-after speaker on related topics for both regional and national conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, and the New England Orthopedic Society.

In addition to his involvement with the Room to Dream Foundation, Drew is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown and the Corporation of Camp O-At-Ka in East Sebago, Maine.

Dave Goucher

Voice of the Boston Bruins
Board Member

Dave Goucher has been the radio play-by-play announcer for the Boston Bruins since 2000.  He has called games on 98.5 The Sports Hub for the last five seasons, including the Stanley Cup campaign of 2010-11.  Goucher punctuated the final moment by exclaiming “Get the duck boats ready!” signifying it was time for a championship parade.  He is just the third radio announcer to broadcast the Bruins winning the Stanley Cup.  Goucher also captured the Bruins’ historic comeback from a three-goal deficit against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2013, yelling “Bergeron! Bergeron!” after Patrice Bergeron’s overtime goal won Game 7.  He spent nine years broadcasting Bruins games on WBZ-AM 1030.

He has become a fixture on the “Toucher and Rich” morning program with the “Goucher Goes to the Movies” segment, in which he provides play-by-play from famous movie scenes.  Goucher also calls college hockey games nationally on the NBC Sports Network and is a regular contributor to Bruins coverage on Comcast Sportsnet New England.

A native of Pawtucket, RI and 1993 graduate of Boston University, Goucher has been named New England’s top radio play-by-play announcer by the Associated Press three times (2003, 2006 & 2007).  Prior to landing in the NHL, Goucher spent seven seasons broadcasting minor league hockey.  He was the radio voice of the Providence Bruins (AHL) from 1995-2000, including the P-Bruins Calder Cup season of 1998-99.  Goucher was also part of NESN’s hockey coverage, calling Providence Bruins and ECAC games.  He was the radio and television voice of the Wheeling Thunderbirds (ECHL) from 1993-95.

Goucher is one of a select group of announcers to broadcast NHL Radio’s “Game of the Week” nationally syndicated on Westwood One.  He also covered the 2004 Major League Baseball playoffs, including the Boston Red Sox run to the World Series, the championship parades of the Red Sox and New England Patriots and the 2005 Red Sox ring ceremony at Fenway Park.  Goucher called the Boston Marathon three times (2005-07) for WBZ Radio.

He began his broadcasting career at Boston University, calling two seasons of Terrier hockey including the Beanpot, the Hockey East Championships, and the 1993 NCAA Frozen Four.

William Hughes

Board Member, Co-Chair of the Project Committee
and Member, Long Term Planning Committee

Bill leverages his combination of skills to develop, execute and finance strategies to enable companies to grow. Bill is able to utilize his 30 years of business leadership experience applying the methodologies, disciplines and passion that have attributed to his success.

Before his strategy consulting work, Bill was President and Chief Operating Officer at Shawmut Design and Construction, a leading national general contracting and construction management firm headquartered in Boston, with offices in New York, Providence, New Haven and Las Vegas. For 11 years he was directly responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company as it grew from $200 million to almost $1 billion. In his role, he led the Senior Management Team in promoting the unique culture while maintaining strong financial performance and revenue growth.

Prior to leading Shawmut, Bill served as a General Manager for Johnson Controls for five years and for twelve years, held a variety of leadership positions in multiple businesses
at General Electric. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Bill also serves on the Board of Directors for The Room to Dream Foundation, the Board of Directors of The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Overseers at
Roger Williams University.

Harris Krupp

Board Member

Harris Krupp joined the Room to Dream Board one year ago. Prior to joining Room to Dream, was a math and science teacher for many years and later a special needs educator in the Wellesley school system where she worked with children with disabilities and special needs. In addition, Harris participated on the Board for The Wellness Community for twelve years until they closed two years ago, a support center for cancer patients and their families where they could receive emotional, mental and spiritual support and education. Harris current is involved in BiNA Farm where she assists with a therapeutic riding program for children with multiple types of disabilities, an experience which she has found extremely rewarding since she often uses her own horse in this program.

Harris graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and later received her degree in Special Education. Since Harris’ life has revolved around children and their needs, Room To Dream holds great appeal to her as an important organization to bring some brightness and joy into a child’s life!

Jo Ann Kumins, LICSW

Board Member

Jo Ann has been a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for the past 25 years. She received her Masters in Social Work from Boston University in 1986.

Jo Ann worked in the Out Patient Psychiatry Department of Newton Wellesley Hospital from 1986 through 1992 and has treated adults presenting with all aspects of mental illness. She has also led numerous psychotherapy groups in a variety of topic areas.

In 1992 she joined a private psychotherapy group practice in Wellesley. She currently maintains a private practice in that location treating adults individually and in couple’s therapy. Additionally, she worked for Boston University teaching graduate continuing education courses for several years.

Jo Ann was a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Board for 5 years. She also was the chair for Boston University’s 60 Anniversary campaign. Currently, she is a member of the MS Cure Fund Steering Committee.

Stefan M. Nathanson, Esq.

Ligris + Associates
Founder and Chairman

“I was taught early in life to give back to your community by being involved in a hands-on manner. With the work we do through the Room to Dream Foundation, I feel as if I actually get more than I give. My involvement with the Foundation is all about the smile on the face of a child we help, and the joy in the eyes of his or her family.”

Stefan was born in Boston, Massachusetts and is an attorney with the Newton Law Firm of Ligris + Associates.  For more than 20 years, Stefan has focused his law practice on residential and commercial real estate law.   He has repeatedly been named one of the top real estate attorneys in Massachusetts by the Super Lawyers publication.  He received his B.S. from Northeastern University in 1988, graduating Cum Laude, and went on to receive his J.D. from Vermont Law School in 1991 where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award for Moot Court in 1990, and was named to Who’s Who Among American Law Students in 1990.  Stefan was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1992, the Federal Bar in 1993 and has been a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association since 1992 and the Real Estate Bar Association for Massachusetts since 1994.

For many years, Stefan has been committed to the enhancement of the legal profession and to the community at-large, and has served on the following Boards: Member, Standards and Practices Committee, Massachusetts Conveyancer’s Association, 1998-2005; Co-Chair of the Real Estate Bar Association’s (“REBA”) Residential Real Estate Conveyancing Committee; Member, REBA Board of Directors, 2005-2007; Advisory Board Member, Newton Human Right’s Commission, 1995-1998; Board Member, NEWTV, 1998-2000; Board Member, the Matty Eappen Foundation, 1999-2007.

Stefan is an occasional guest lecturer for the Massachusetts Real Estate Bar Association, Northeastern University, Boston College Law School, and Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is co-author of Practice Tips for the Residential Real Estate Paralegal, MCLE Publications, 2005.  Stefan resides in Newton Massachusetts.

Gail O’Rourke

White Wood Kitchens
Board Member

“I still get goose bumps each and every time a child walks through the door  to see their new, healthy environment that RTD has created.  The smile that  brightens their face and lights up their eyes warms my heart and fortifies my  resolve to never stop working hard to build a new space for each and every child  who needs one.”

Gail O’Rourke became a Room to Dream partner early on with her  participation and donation of items for “ Ben’s” Project.  As owner and  Cabinetmaker of Hometown Woodworking, Gail built and installed many pieces of  needed furniture for the special children of RTD.  O’Rourke was thrilled to  be able to contribute “hands on” for RTD projects.  In the past O’Rourke  has volunteered for Newborns in Need and Horizons for Homeless Children.   Finding a foundation that was able to connect her passion for woodworking with  her passion for children was the perfect marriage of assets.  O’Rourke, who  lives in Plymouth, MA with her husband Mike, has three teenage children who you  will find volunteer on the many project RTD does a year.  O’Rourke moved on  from supplying pieces for projects to Managing Projects for RTD and joining the  Board of Directors.  Over the years, O’Rourke has partnered with Builders,  Architects, Suppliers and Volunteers to bring together communities to complete  each project, exceeding the expectations of clients and delivering the mission  for Room to Dream directly into children’s homes.

Currently Gail O’Rourke can be found in the design center, on the jobsite  or at a client meeting for Cape & Island Kitchens (www.capekitchens.com) where she works as  a Cabinet and Kitchen Designer.

James Richardson “JR”

William Gallagher Associates
Board Member

“The Room to Dream Foundation touched a personal cord for me because I have seen the effect a child’s illness can have on a family.  I strongly believe in the mission of our organization, am excited to be part of such a wonderful group of people, and consider it both an honor and a privilege to be elected as a member of the board.”

James is a native of Easton, Massachusetts.  While studying at The University of Vermont he realized the importance of giving back and being involved with the community.  Through volunteering at the local Boys and Girls Club, James was able to recognize the importance of a strong support system in promoting positive environments for children.

James is a Client Executive with William Gallagher Associates (WGA), where he is responsible for delivering creative, efficient, and effective benefit solutions for companies and non-profit organizations throughout New England.  With over 15 years of industry experience his focus is building and maintaining strong relationships and strategic partnerships with his clients.  Before joining WGA James worked at Marsh & McLennan Agency  and Fidelity Investments where he twice won the firm’s Outstanding Service Award.  He has achieved his AIF® designation, has his MA Life, Accident & Health licenses, and is FINRA Series 6, 7, & 63 licensed.

James is also a member of WGA’s Community Involvement Committee and currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts.

Kevin Sullivan

Shawmut Design and Construction
Board Member

Kevin has established himself as a leader with the ability to expertly guide teams from master planning and pre-construction processes all the way through project completion. Throughout his 18-year career at Shawmut, Kevin has gained experience and responsibility, working his way up from Assistant Project Manager to Vice President. He has built lasting relationships with local colleges and universities due to his work with all facets of campus construction, building everything from administrative offices, to fast-track dining renovations, to historic renovation/preservation projects. Thanks to this wide range of expertise, our clients consider Kevin a full-service academic leader.

As a long-term veteran on academic sites, he has developed a strong sense of how to plan and manage complex construction around the constraints of an occupied campus, and believes strongly in the value of immersing ourselves in the campus so that we may learn the needs of students and faculty before we develop logistics plans and schedules. Kevin delivers on Shawmut’s goal of exceptional client service at every level — he understands what clients are looking for from their construction managers, and ensures those expectations are met, and exceeded.

Kevin holds a B.S. in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology

Honorary Board Members

Taniya Nayak
HGTV

Jenny Johnson
NESN

Damon Amendolara
CBS Sports Radio Network