CAP is governed by a volunteer Board whose members oversee our consulting projects to ensure high quality outcomes. Each Board member serves a term of three years with a potential second term. The Board is currently comprised of the individuals listed below. Please scroll down to view their bios.
CAP Board of Directors 2017-2018
Amelia Angella, '01, Executive Director
Barbara Bauman, HKS '89
Dena Caradimitropoulo, '90
Charlie Cuneo, '79
Alan Eisenberg, '78
David Harris, '84, Co-Chair
Barry Horwitz, '88
Kathy Le, HKS '00
Brian Kopperl, HKS '06
Nancy Loderick, '84
Laura McTaggart, '97
Barbara Wall Lobosco, '95, Co-Chair
Frank Orlando, '76
Rob Savignol, '04
John Shaw, '87
J. Hale Smith, '77
Steve Stanton, '84
Bios for CAP Board of Directors 2017-2018
Amelia Angella, CAP Executive Director
Amelia has extensive experience in both the non-profit and financial services sectors. She began her career at the research and strategy organization Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. While there she worked to research and promote the competitive advantages of businesses located in the inner city. After earning an MBA at Harvard Business School she transitioned to the financial services industry at John Hancock, first as a bond analyst in the consumer and industrial products sector and then as an investor in middle-market private equity funds. She served on the Board of Directors of the Hattie B. Cooper Community Center in Roxbury, MA and the Women’s Council of the Pine Street Inn and has volunteered her time with many other Boston area non-profits. Most recently, she worked extensively with Associated Early Education and Care on strategic direction and funding issues as a volunteer with CAP. She lives with her husband and three small children in West Newton, MA.
Barbara Bauman is a Registered Nurse with forty years of experience and leadership in a wide variety of roles and settings. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1971 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Barbara worked as a staff nurse in academic teaching hospitals in North Carolina, Tennessee and Boston, Massachusetts. She graduated from Boston University School of Nursing in 1978 with a Master of Science, and subsequently practiced as a clinical specialist for several years in Boston hospitals before moving to administration as a nurse manager at Beth Israel Hospital. Subsequently, she obtained her Mid-Career Master in Public Administration in 1989 from the Harvard Kennedy School. She continued to work as a project manager, staff support, health care business consultant (for Arthur Andersen Healthcare Business Consulting) and, most recently, retired as Executive Director for Surgical Nursing and Clinical Services at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She is on the boards of Sherrill House and the Trinity Boston Foundation. She also is the convener of the Response to Violence Parishioner Working Group at Trinity Church in Boston.
Charlie Cuneo is currently a sales and marketing consultant. He has worked running technology companies or running the sales and marketing for technology companies since earning his MBA from HBS in 1979. These companies include instrumentation (ADE Corp, Waters and Perceptive Biosystems) software (MicroScript, NeuMath, Central Outpost) and capital equipment (Teradyne, Credence, JPSA and Comprehensive Power.) He also served for a short time as the COO of Gibson Guitars.
He lives with his wife, Allyssa, a professor of developmental psychology at UMass Lowell, in Weston, MA, where they raised two kids, Jessamyn, now a nanny and rock and roll drummer in LA, and Nick, a resident in medicine and pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s in Boston. Charlie is an adjunct at Lesley University in Cambridge, where he teaches upper level courses on Public Relations, Consumer Behavior and Brand Management. He is on the board of Trustees of Buddy Dog Humane Society and on the Advisory Board of the MIT Museum.
David Harris - Co-Chair
David Harris began his career as a management consultant at Bain and Company. After attending HBS he spent six years in retail and direct marketing with Scandinavian Design and WearGuard before leading sales, marketing and product management at a series of start up and larger computer software companies, including Sybase. During this time David’s focus was primarily on data warehousing and marketing information systems.
Twelve years ago David began a new career in education, first as an 8th grade math teacher, then as an education management consultant while earning a school superintendent’s license in Massachusetts, and currently as Deputy Director of Teachers21, a non-profit professional development organization that focuses on classroom, school and district leadership development in order to improve and inspire learning.
In his three years as a CAP volunteer prior to joining the CAP board, David has primarily worked on business and marketing strategy development for education related organizations.
Barbara Wall Lobosco - Co-Chair
Barbara has a long history of working with companies and organizations in the financial services and non-profit sectors. She served as co-head of client relationship management and international equity portfolio specialist for GMO, a global institutional investment management firm. Prior to that, she was CFO of MC Baldwin Financial Corporation, a joint venture with Mitsubishi Corporation specializing in derivative-based investment funds of funds. Barbara started her career at Ernst and Young, where she was engaged in the firm’s audit practice. Currently she is collaborating on the development of the Core Curriculum Readings in Finance for Harvard Business School Publishing.
Barbara’s experience in the nonprofit sector includes strategic planning and implementation,marketing and communications strategy, board governance, client and corporate relationships,and financial sustainability. Her previous CAP engagements include Compass Working Capital,NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans, RESPOND, PACT/USA, the Boys and Girls Club of Boston and Open Circle. She is also a past board member of the Friends of Holly Hill Farm, an educational farm nonprofit on Boston’s South Shore. Barbara is a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York at Albany and holds an MBA from Harvard. She is an avid amateur musician and long time member of the Hingham Woodwind Quintet, as well as a member of the Maliotis Chamber Players at the Boston Flute Academy and the Metropolitan Flute Festival Orchestra at New England Conservatory.
Brian Kopperl is a co-founder and partner of Renewable Energy Massachusetts LLC (REM), the solar energy development company that since 2010 has developed over 30 megawatts of utility-scale solar energy facilities in Massachusetts. As a principal of REM, Brian directs the firm’s solar development business and guides its investment decisions, financing relationships and communications. With over 25 years of professional experience in several industries, he is a tested startup entrepreneur with a cross-disciplinary approach drawn from his background in investment management, business development, communications, legal and nonprofit background.
Brian was previously co-Chief Investment Officer of Pegasus Investments, Inc., a Boston investment management firm that he co-founded and managed for over ten years from a seed $3 million portfolio to a peak of $450 million in public equity investments. Earlier in his career, Brian served as a corporate transactional attorney with the predecessor to Pillsbury Winthrop LLP in San Francisco, CA, and on the law staff of the late Judge Pamela Rymer of the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals in Pasadena, CA.
A graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT and the UCLA School of Law, Brian also completed his mid-career master’s in public administration at the Harvard Kennedy School in 2006. Since 2013, Brian has served on management consulting teams with nonprofit clients of the Harvard Business School alumni association of Boston’s Community Action Partners (CAP), including joining the Board of CAP in 2017.
Nancy Loderick has more than twenty years experience in the technology and marketing industries. Her expertise lies in the latest use of Internet technologies, communications strategies and project management techniques. She graduated with honors from Mount Holyoke College, where she was a double major in Mathematics and Biology. She also has an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Post MBA, Nancy worked with financial service companies to increase their operating efficiencies. She held senior positions at Bankers Trust and State Street Bank. For the past several years, Nancy has helped companies create a more effective and efficient online presence and one that aligns with their business strategies. She has worked at Primestreet, Circles and DowntownWomensClub.com.
As a writer and a blogger on technical and marketing subjects, Nancy’s goal is to educate and entertain. Nancy is also an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends her free time hiking, kayaking and snowshoeing.
This is her seventh year of working with CAP. Previously CAP projects included Community Rowing, Inc., Boston Foundation for Sight, Operation ABLE and The Community Art Center.
Laura McTaggart has nearly 20 years of management and consulting experience in both for-profit and nonprofit organizations. As President of McTaggart Consulting, she has led marketing, strategy, operations, and finance projects in a variety of industries. Prior to becoming a consultant, Laura managed the $500M new car business for CarMax, the Auto Superstore. Her tenure at CarMax also included roles as Regional Marketing Manager and New Car Sales manager in an auto dealership. Laura also served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy, completing a Persian Gulf / Mediterranean deployment on a nuclear aircraft carrier as part of the first co-ed crew. Before the ban on women on combatant ships was lifted, she was the Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer on a training frigate.
Laura served as Board President at Friends Association for Children (Richmond, VA) and as Board VP at the Richmond Animal League. She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Human Animal Interaction at the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical School. Her CAP consulting clients include Greater Boston Boys and Girls Club, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, and CAP.
Laura has a BA in English from the University of Michigan and is a HUGE college football fan. Her MBA is from Harvard. She lives in Newton with her husband, 2 children, and too many pets.
Frank Orlando is responsible for Hewlett Packard’s Healthcare, Telecommunications and Content Information Management alliances. He team works with the top Healthcare software companies like GE Healthcare, McKesson, Agfa, Cerner, and EPIC. He has over twenty five years of experience in IT solutions.
Frank started his career as an aerospace engineer. He was involved in designs including the Space Shuttle navigation system, as well as aircraft landing systems. In addition to his work in aerospace, his career has spanned several industries including work on Wall Street, in healthcare, designing Medical Diagnostic equipment, in telecommunications developing enhance voice solutions and in manufacturing. He has managed teams in engineering, product management, marketing and sales. As a sales manager his team exceeded goals each and every year.
Frank, raised in New York City, has an engineering degree from Cooper Union as well as a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard University.
Rob is a partner of a Boston-based private equity fund, M/C Partners, which provides growth capital to companies in the media, communications and technology services industries. Prior to joining M/C in 2004, Rob worked as a Director of Corporate Development for NTL, the United Kingdom's largest cable television provider. Rob began his career with Salomon Brothers in New York, focusing on mergers and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of GTS Central Europe, Melita Cable and as an observer at Zayo Group. Previous board seats include Attenda (sold to Darwin Private Equity), FDN Networks (merged with NuVox Communications), and NuVox Communications (sold to Windstream). He graduated from Boston University with degrees in Finance and Economics and received an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
In his years as a CAP volunteer prior to joining the CAP board, Rob worked on business and marketing strategy development for non-profit organizations in the fields of healthcare and education.
John Shaw has an extensive track record of growing technology-based companies. Successful outcomes include an IPO, orchestrating several high-multiple company acquisitions, and crafting a multi-billion dollar product strategy. Most recently Shaw was the CMO of two IT Automation companies -- ORSYP Software and Automic Software. Previously, he was the COO of VBrick Systems, the largest worldwide provider of Enterprise Streaming Video solutions, and CEO of Aptima, a major provider of Predictive Analytics software and services. Earlier in Shaw’s career, he led the sale of Summa Four to Cisco Systems, whose product became one of the building blocks of Cisco's launch into the Voice over IP market.
Shaw holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a BA in Economics from Bowdoin College.
J. Hale Smith
Hale began his career in the banking and financial services industries. He served as Controller for The Shareholder Services Group and VP Finance for First Data Technologies, both subsidies of First Data Corporation. Mid-career, he joined the not-for-profit sector as CFO for Groton School, a private, co-educational boarding school for American and international students.
Hale’s specific responsibilities at Groton School included business strategy, capital structure and debt financing, accounting operations and budgeting, facilities management and construction, and legal and insurance functions. He worked closely with the Communication Department in coordinating town/external relationships. Hale retired recently after serving more than 20 years.
New to the CAP board, Hale’s prior CAP experiences were in education and public-private partnership sectors. He holds an Economics BA from Colorado College, a Harvard MBA, and is a Massachusetts CPA. Hale lives in Milton, MA with his wife; they have two grown sons.