Meet Our Board of Trustees

Robert J. Gilbert, Esq., Board Chairman

Robert J. GilbertMr. Gilbert is a partner at Latham & Watkins LLP in Boston, MA and serves as the current 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.

Eduardo Haddad, MD

Eduardo HaddadDr. 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.

Rosemarie Day

Rosemarie DayRosemarie 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 percent, 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.

Lane A. Glenn

Rosemarie DayDr. 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.

Mark B. Johnson, Esq., Secretary

Mark B. JohnsonMr. 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.

Mike Mancuso

Mike MancusoMike 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.

Currently, Mr. Mancuso serves 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.

Juana B. Matias

Juana B. MatiasJuana Matias joined MassInc as Chief Operating Office in 2019. In her capacity, Juana oversees the organization’s internal operations, performance, growth, development and marketing efforts.

Prior to joining MassINC, Juana served as the State Representative for the 16th Essex District, becoming one of the first Latina immigrant women elected to the Massachusetts State House. During her time as the State House, Juana sponsored key legislation to make college affordable, protect immigrant rights, promote access to minority owned and women owned businesses, address inequities in our public-school systems and expand opportunities for working class Americans. During her time as a State Representative, Juana launched a congressional race and became the first Latina to run for Congress in Massachusetts.

Juana graduated from the University of Massachusetts Boston in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. In 2014, Juana dedicated years of her career to public service by enlisting an AmeriCorps as a Justice AmeriCorps Legal Advocate. There she fought for humanitarian-based immigration relief for unaccompanied children in removed proceedings. Juana is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association.

Prior to her service with AmeriCorps, Juana served the Merrimack Valley region as a social worker where she assisted families and children suffering from abuse and neglect. The experience further instilled in her that through service to others, she could have a positive impact in the lives of ordinary people, especially those in need. Juana currently serves as a Corporator of Eastern Bank Corporation, Lawrence General Hospital’s Board of Trustees and is a member of The UTEC, Amplify Latinx, and The Community Group Board of Directors.

Juana believes we need to continue to elect servant leaders who represent people over politics, and country over party. Her commitment and passion lies in working to eradicate racial, social and economic inequities and ensure that every person has an opportunity to achieve the American dream. Juana resides in Lawrence with her partner Pavel and their beautiful dog, Teja.

Marianne Paley Nadel

Marianne Paley NadelMarianne 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 non-profit 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 long-time board member of Groundwork Lawrence. Marianne holds a Masters in Urban Planning from MIT and a BA from Brandeis University.

Carol L. Powers, JD

Shalimar QuilesCarol 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 am passionate about – medical ethics. Carol served as a community member on the Children’s Hospital Ethics Committee for over twenty 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 Chair 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 presented comment 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 event of a catastrophe or 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.

Shalimar Quiles

Shalimar QuilesShalimar 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 1 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.

Norman F. Rogers, DDS

Norman F. RodgersA resident of Stratham, NH, Dr. Rogers is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dental Medicine. He recently retired after practicing in Methuen for many years, with a special interest in cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Rogers was active in both the Merrimack Valley District Dental Society, where he served as the district secretary for over 14 years, and the Massachusetts Dental Society. Dr. Rogers serves on the Lawrence General Trustee Quality Appraisal Committee and the Investment Committee and has served on the board for five years.

Richard J. Santagati, Chairman Emeritus

Richard J. SantagatiMr. 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.

Laurel Sweeney, Treasurer

Laurel SweeneyLaurel 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).

William P. Wall

William P. WallMr. 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. the North Andover Country Club. Mr. Wall resides in Andover with his wife Denise, and they have four children.