Meet Our Board of Trustees
Michael Mancuso, Board Chairman
Mike Mancuso joined Lawrence General's Board of Trustees in August 2019 and is the chief executive officer of Peloton Advisors LLC. A resident of Andover, he is a former CEO of Philips Healthcare in Andover, MA. He is recognized as a thoughtful leader and change agent in technological innovations including the use of mobility in health care, development of hospital to home solutions, genomics, wearable computing, and integrated medical devices. Prior to joining Philips, Mr. Mancuso was the CEO of three software companies involved with wireless, video, and data management.
Mr. Mancuso brings strong non-profit experience including his most recent work serving previously on the Board of Trustees at the Merrimack Valley YMCA as well as the American Heart Association of Boston. He and several other colleagues founded the Music & Youth Initiative, a non-profit that creates music clubhouses in the United States. Its mission is to provide free music lessons and music productions to inner city children.
Laurel Sweeney, Treasurer
Laurel Sweeney is an independent consultant with subject-matter expertise and extensive experience in health policy, reimbursement, and health economics. Until March 2018, Ms. Sweeney was the global lead for Health Economics and Market Access at Philips Healthcare where she built and led a global team of market access professionals. In 2018, she launched Access Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm that advises medical technology and digital health companies on their market access strategies, including value proposition design, evidence requirements, and payment pathways. Laurel also serves as an advisor on the American Medical Association’s Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group (DMPAG).
Mark Johnson, Esq., Secretary
Mr. Johnson is founder of Johnson & Borenstein LLC, a mid-size real estate and civil litigation law firm located in Andover, MA. He has been practicing law in Andover since 1986 and focuses on real estate development, land use planning and permitting, resolution of real property disputes and representing clients in residential, commercial and construction financing transactions as well in corporate and civil litigation matters. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Johnson attended The American University in Washington, D.C. and the Boston University School of Law (JD, LLM). He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and the District of Columbia. Mr. Johnson currently serves on the Town of Andover Permanent Town Building Advisory Committee, the West Elementary School Building Committee, and the Andover High School Facilities Study Committee. He chairs the Facilities and Grounds Committee of the Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees.
Rosemarie Day is a health reform pioneer who has worked through the value chain of the health care industry, from start-ups to major corporations to government. Her goals include improving access to health care in the US and making health care more consumer-focused and patient-centered. As a founding leader of the Health Connector in Massachusetts, Rosemarie played a significant role in launching the award-winning organization that established the first state-run health insurance exchange in the United States and brought the uninsured rate down to 2%, the lowest in the country.
As the founder & CEO of Day Health Strategies, she initially focused on implementing national health reform. She built on her company’s early success and is now serving organizations that want to transform their approach to offering or delivering health care.
She is the author of "Marching Toward Coverage: How Women Can Lead the Fight for Universal Healthcare" (Beacon Press, 2020). Rosemarie holds an MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an AB from Stanford University.
Robert J. Gilbert, Esq., ex-officio
Mr. Gilbert is a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Boston, MA and is the immediate past chair of the Lawrence General Board of Trustees, on which he has served since 2011. For 33 years, he has represented private equity, manufacturing, financial services, real estate, health care and other clients in complex insurance, commercial, business, product liability, environmental and real property disputes. Mr. Gilbert is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
Dr. Lane A. Glenn
Dr. Lane A. Glenn is president of Northern Essex Community College (NECC), with campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Dr. Glenn is focused on student success and is passionate about finding ways to help students achieve their educational goals, especially students who are underprepared for college. In addition, he is a strong advocate for colleges and universities as engines of economic and workforce development — particularly in Massachusetts gateway cities.
Dr. Glenn has been responsible for significant expansion of NECC’s Lawrence campus, including the opening of the college’s new $27 million El Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center and the newly renovated Dimitry building. He has led expansion efforts of partnerships with area high schools and four-year colleges and universities to expand educational opportunities in downtown Lawrence.
He was the visionary and founding board chair for the “Lawrence Partnership,” a coalition of businesses and organizations committed to economic development in the city of Lawrence.
He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Theater from Michigan State University, a master’s degree in speech from Oklahoma State University, and a bachelor’s in English and speech/theater from Northeastern State University (OK). He is proud to say he started his education at Rose State College, a community college in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Dr. Haddad is president of the Lawrence General Hospital Medical Staff, chair of the Board of LIHPN (Lawrence Integrated Health Provider Network), the chief of Medical Affairs and the physicians’ representative on the Board of Trustees. A resident of North Andover, Dr. Haddad has been seeing patients in Lawrence and the Merrimack Valley for three decades. He is a practicing nephrologist who trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and strongly advocates for the value of locally delivered health care. Dr. Haddad serves as medical director for DaVita dialysis in North Andover, and for the acute dialysis unit at Whittier Rehabilitation hospital in Bradford, MA.
Glenn S. Newsome, M.D., MPH, FCCP, is a board-certified pulmonologist and internist with senior staff privileges at Lawrence General Hospital and Holy Family Hospital. His roots in the Merrimack Valley roots run deep, having practiced at Greater Lawrence Family Health Center from 1989-1996 and privately at Merrimack Valley Pulmonary Associates from 1992-2022. He consults for both Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital and Cedarview Rehabilitation Center.
Newsome, who is bilingual in English and Spanish, previously held leadership positions at Lawrence General as the chief of medicine, director of respiratory therapy and director of critical care. He has also worked in patient care at the Georgetown AIDS Clinic in Washington, D.C., and as the chief extern at Richmond Ear & Eye Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Newsome received a bachelor’s degree from Colby College before going on to Yale University for a Master of Public Health degree. He obtained his medical degree in 1984 from the Medical College of Virginia, VCU. Dr. Newsome later completed an internship, internal medicine residency and fellowship at Washington, D.C.’s Georgetown University Hospital.
He is a fellow within the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of both the American Thoracic Society and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Newsome has been recognized with a Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Resident Teaching Award and an Andover Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award (2021), among many medical and community service accolades.
Marianne Paley Nadel
Marianne Paley Nadel is a long-time community leader in the City of Lawrence. For over a decade, she managed her family real estate holdings, the Everett and Stone Mills, bringing professional, educational, non-profit and manufacturing space to the downtown. Her vision created a networked tenancy that supports youth engagement, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and urban manufacturing. In 1998, she became the founding executive director of Groundwork Lawrence, leading the organization’s growth from a small nonprofit start-up into a dynamic statewide and national model for sustainable community development and public-private partnership focused on environmental improvements, fresh food programs, youth education, employment initiatives, and community engagement.
Marianne joined the Lawrence General’s Board of Trustees in 2020, and also serves as vice chair of the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees, past board chair of the Lawrence Partnership, and longtime board member of Groundwork Lawrence. Marianne holds a master's degree in urban planning from MIT and a bachelor's degree from Brandeis University.
Carol L. Powers, JD
Carol is a retired “country lawyer,” having practiced law for several decades on Boston’s North Shore focused on real estate and estate planning. She now devotes her professional time to an area of inquiry she is passionate about – medical ethics. Carol served as a community member on the Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee for over 20 years. She is currently the chairperson for the Ethics Committee of the regional office of the Department of Developmental Services (formerly the Department of Mental Retardation).
In addition, as a fellow with the Center for Bioethics at Harvard’s Medical School, Carol co-founded and chairs the Community Ethics Committee. They are a group of volunteers from the greater Boston area with diverse ages and backgrounds who have been providing consultative services to the Harvard teaching hospitals since 2007. The group has provided review of policies on such diverse topics as pediatric organ donation on cardiac death and access to medical care for undocumented individuals. In addition, they have provided community responses to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues in their review of the Guatemalan syphilis study and Ebola pandemic policies. They also participated with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in their review of implementing regulations governing "Crisis Standards of Care" in the context of the current COVID pandemic. Carol has also contributed to academic journals with articles in the American Journal of Bioethics, the Annals of Surgery, and Dignitas.
She lives in Rowley and has three adult children and a son-in-law.
Dan Rivera is the president and CEO of MassDevelopment, a role he took on after serving seven years as Mayor of the City of Lawrence. During his time as mayor, the city saw significant commercial development, record new units of housing, and tens of millions of dollars invested in economic development planning and projects. Dan’s focus on economic and community development as mayor included investments in housing, job creation, downtown redevelopment, transit-oriented development and equity, infrastructure, brownfields redevelopment, placemaking, and quality-of-life improvements, and establishing professional, transparent, modern, and streamlined permitting and licensing processes.
Dan was an invaluable member of the Baker-Polito Administration’s Reopening Advisory Board, bringing the municipal viewpoint to the group tasked with developing the Commonwealth’s strategy to reopen the economy during COVID-19, and the COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group. In 2017, Governor Baker tapped Rivera to serve on the newly established Latino Advisory Commission charged with addressing concerns of the Massachusetts Latino community and promoting economic prosperity and well-being.
Prior to his two terms as mayor of Lawrence, Dan held various positions in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Dan is a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the first Gulf War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and a graduate of the UMass Amherst and Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management, where he earned his MBA. Dan lives in Lawrence with his wife, Paula, and their children, Daniel and Charlotte.
Shalimar Quiles was born and raised in Lawrence, MA, and is a proud graduate of Lawrence High School. With over a decade of leadership experience in Boston and Lawrence, Shalimar brings a wealth of turnaround knowledge to her new role as principal of the Oliver School. Prior to serving as principal, Shalimar was the chief of staff to the state-appointed receiver of the Lawrence Public Schools. In this role, Shalimar supported multiple projects across critical central office teams and helped drive the district’s reform agenda forward. Most notably, Shalimar is credited with leading the district’s efforts to reenroll nearly 200 high school students – decreasing the dropout rate by 7 percentage points and increasing the graduation rate by 9 percentage points – in just one year. Shalimar’s education experience began with UP Education Network, where she supported the launch of the states’ first Horace Mann Charter School in Dorchester, MA. Shalimar proudly serves as Board trustee at Northern Essex Community College and chairs the Nominating Committee. She earned an associate’s degree from Northern Essex Community College, a bachelor’s degree in communications from Simmons University and a master’s degree in education from Merrimack College.
Richard J. Santagati, Chair Emeritus
Mr. Santagati has served on the Lawrence General Hospital Board of Trustees since 1988. In that time, he has been a member and chair of every board committee and was the board chair from 2006 until 2013. Because of his long years of service, Mr. Santagati now serves in the role of chairman emeritus. He was president of Merrimack College from 1994 to 2008 and has served on the boards of several national corporations, including Revlon.
He is a strong supporter of local health care and Lawrence General in particular. He was the lead donor in the campaign to build the new surgery center at Lawrence General, which bears his family’s name in honor of his years of service and generosity. In 2015, Mr. Santagati was recognized for his philanthropic leadership by the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, receiving its Distinguished Service to Philanthropy Award. In addition, in 2014 Lawrence General instituted an annual award for civic leadership in Mr. Santagati’s name.
Joyce Shannon currently serves as president and CEO of Nevins Family of Services, a Methuen-based nonprofit serving elders and those living with disabilities. The organization includes a skilled nursing facility, subsidized elderly housing and a PACE adult day health program.
She previously served as a senior vice president for the Lahey Clinic in Burlington, overseeing inpatient, outpatient, and hospital infrastructure. Joyce was also the vice president of managed care and sub-acute services for The A-D-S Group, where she worked for 12 years in a variety of roles at the health care management and consulting company. During her time there, she liaised with more than 25 hospital clients and 50 skilled nursing and rehab facilities, advising them on continuum of care issues related to post-acute services.
Her nursing career includes stints as the director of nursing at Nevins Nursing & Rehabilitation Centre in Methuen, and staff/charge nurse positions at Hampstead Psychiatric Hospital in Hampstead, New Hampshire, and here at our very own Lawrence General Hospital from 1974-1976.
Joyce graduated from the Lawrence General Hospital School of Nursing in 1974 before receiving her bachelor's degree in administration from Merrimack College in 1978. She holds a master's degree in management from Lesley College.
William P. Wall
Mr. Wall joined the board of Lawrence General Hospital in 2017 and serves on the Finance Committee and as chair of the Executive Compensation Committee. Mr. Wall is a managing director at Fidelity Investments responsible for special situations as part of the High Income and Alternatives investment team headquarter. He has more than 29 years of experience in the investment industry as an investor and attorney and has participated in a wide variety of transactions in public and private markets and asset classes.
Mr. Wall has served as a corporate director for three public companies, Haynes International, Inc., STAAR Surgical Company, and Front Yard Residential, serving on and as chair of various corporate governance, audit, and compensation committees. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Mr. Wall also serves as treasurer and member of the Board of Governors of the North Andover Country Club. Mr. Wall resides in Andover with his wife Denise, and they have four children.