The Colleges’ Board of Trustees–made up of dedicated alumni and alumnae, friends and family of HWS–make decisions that impact every aspect of HWS and shape the place that generations of students, faculty and staff have come to regard as home.
The Board approved three new members during meetings held on campus this spring. Appointed were Dr. Robert Gilman ’70 (Hobart Alumni Association Trustee); Katherine MacKinnon ’77 (William Smith Alumnae Association Trustee); and Dr. Deborah S. Pilla ’76. In addition, Calvin R. Carver Jr. ’81, Cynthia G. Fish ’82, Joy H. Glaser ’62, P ’89, P ’97, Gail H. McGinn ’73, Andrew G. McMaster Jr. ’74, P ’09, Thomas B. Poole ’61, P ’91, L.H.D. ’96, Dr. Richard Wasserman ’70 and Maureen C. Zupan ’72, P ’09, who have all served terms on the Board, were reappointed. Jerimiah Booream-Phelps ’12 and Caroline Dosky ’12 were elected by the student bodies as junior trustees.
The appointments are effective July 1, 2010.
Gilman, a clinical instructor in plastic surgery in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency program and on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, has been practicing plastic surgery in Boston for 28 years. He is a member of multiple national and regional societies, some of which include the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the New England Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, and The Massachusetts Society of Plastic Surgery, among others. Gilman graduated from Hobart with a BA in biology. As a student, he made the Dean’s List, was elected into Phi Beta Kappa and was a student representative on the Board of Trustees President Selection Committee. He was a member of both the science honor society and the band. After Hobart, Gilman went on to receive graduate degrees from Boston University: his Doctor of Medicine degree in 1974 from the School of Medicine, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the School of Dentistry in 1977. He completed his residency training in otolaryngology in the Combined Boston University-Tufts program and plastic surgery at the University of Michigan. He has traveled to Colombia, South America yearly for the past 12 years volunteering for Healing The Children, Northeast and The Smile Train performing reconstructive pediatric surgery.
MacKinnon recently returned to JPMorgan Chase as a vice president in human resources, compensation and benefits. She was rehired after working for 12 years in her own consulting business, providing consulting services to Fortune 100 companies as well as small businesses. Her focus is in management technology, delivering human solutions in the technology of business. She developed her organizational development expertise as vice president in professional development at JPMorgan Chase. As senior training consultant, she was responsible for identifying strategic training and development needs and for the design and delivery of training programs. When MacKinnon isn’t working in the world of business, she is an artist, a licensed Feng Shui practitioner and a triathlete. At William Smith, MacKinnon majored in psychology and was named to the Dean’s List. She was a member of the Herald staff, William Smith Congress and Hai Timiai.
Pilla is a pediatric dentist, affiliated with Lenox Hill Hospital and owner of a private practice at Park Avenue Pediatric Dentistry in New York City. She is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists and the New York Society of Dentistry for Children. Pilla majored in biology, was named to the Dean’s List and was a member of Little Theatre and Koshare. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at SUNY at Buffalo and completed her pediatric dental residency at Montefiore Medical Center. She also completed a pediatric dental fellowship at Columbia University and earned a New York state certification in dental sedation.
Carver has served on the Board for seven years. An industry expert in the management of e-commerce for global trade processing, Carver is chief operating officer at Markit, a leading, global financial information services company, and manages the firm’s global technology development and infrastructure activities. Carver was formerly CEO of SwapsWire and a managing director at Goldman Sachs, responsible for e-commerce for global interest rate products including government bonds and fixed income derivatives. Carver holds a M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. in economics from Hobart, where he played baseball, receiving the Emblem Award in 1980. On the Board, he serves on the Financial Affairs committee (vice-chair), Audit committee (chair), Honors committee, Investments committee and Technology committee.
Fish, who has served on the Board for the past two years, was also reappointed this year. A psychology major at William Smith, Fish served on the Big Sister Committee and volunteered at Geneva Public Schools and the Finger Lakes Community Center while earning her certification in elementary education from the Colleges. Based on her foundation in education, Fish went on to teach nursery school, earn a Master’s in Teaching at Tufts University and later to raise her family. Recently, she gave back to her alma mater through a lead gift in the building renovation for the Centennial Center for Leadership and her service on the William Smith Centennial Fund Committee. She has also contributed her time and energy to the United Way, the Boston Medical Center and the Boys and Girls Club.
Glaser has had a distinguished career as a pediatrician and professor specializing in the treatment of children with infectious diseases. She is a professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Her clinical research in the study of congenital syphilis was instrumental in forming a hospital policy giving every pregnant woman a test for syphilis during pregnancy and at delivery. She previously served on the Board of Trustees between 2004 and 2008. While a student, Glaser majored in English and chemistry. She was a member of the Herald staff, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and graduated cum laude.
Having spent her life working toward the benefit of soldiers and their families, McGinn is the senior language authority for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, working to improve foreign language capability within the Department of Defense and developing policies and approaches to address sexual assault within the Armed Forces. She was formerly the senior career official responsible for policy oversight of the Department of Defense community quality of life program, including the operation of a K-12 Department of Defense school system overseas and in the United States, and a commissary and military exchange system to supply groceries and goods to military personnel and their families worldwide. She has provided personal leadership to the planning and development of programs geared to military family support, child development, family advocacy and domestic violence prevention, and casualty and mortuary affairs policies. A psychology major, McGinn graduated magna cum laude, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and was a member of Echo and Pine and the William Smith Judicial Board.
An economics major, track runner and captain of the cross country team while at Hobart, McMaster is vice chair of Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP, a professional services firm providing audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management and tax services to selected clients. He has served 11 years on the Board on committees including Building and Grounds, Financial Affairs (chair), Compensation, Audit, Institutional Advancement and Investments. McMaster recently returned to campus to commemorate Professor of Economics Pat McGuire’s retirement, donating McGuire House (394 South Main Street) in honor of his mentor and former teacher.
After serving on the board from 1989 through 2009, Poole has been reappointed. The chair of Hallen Construction, he was honored by the International Who’s Who of Professionals in 1994 and elected to the Pipeliners Hall of Fame in 1992. He became an honored member of Who’s Who in U.S. Executives in 1990 and was the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award of the American Heart Association Nassau County Chapter in 1988. An economics major at Hobart, Poole was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and the Board of Control, played lacrosse and was captain of the soccer team. Upon graduation, he entered Navy Officer Candidate’s School. His tour of duty included service as a supply officer on the destroyer USS Cony during the Cuban missile crisis. He has served as director and president of the Statesmen Athletic Association and was inducted into the Hobart College Athletic Hall of Fame, receiving the William Napier Award in 1995.
Wasserman is clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, president of DallasAllergy-Immunology, and a member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Board. As a member of the HWS Board of Trustees since 2006, he serves on the committees focusing on Enrollment Management, Buildings and Grounds, Student Life and Technology. A chemistry major at Hobart, Wasserman graduated with honors and was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa. He was a member of the Orange Key Society, Chimera, the Druid Society, Hobart Student Court and worked on the staff of the Herald. He is also past president and member of the Hobart College Alumni Council.
Zupan, a financial planner for Sagemark Consulting, has been an important member of the William Smith Alumnae Association, coordinating six class reunions. She also contributed significantly to William Smith through the Heron Society and the William Smith Centennial Fund. As a William Smith student, Zupan served as an RA and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in mathematics. For nearly 15 years, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees, serving as vice chair of the Board and on the following committees: Financial Affairs, Compensation (chair), Audit and Institutional Advancement (vice chair). In addition to her reappointment, Zupan has been reelected as vice chair of the Board.
Booream-Phelps is a double major in economics and environmental studies. He is sergeant at arms for Hobart Student Government, treasurer of Campus Greens, financial director of the Campus Activities Board and a member of the President’s Climate Commitment Taskforce.
A psychology major and child advocacy minor, Dosky is co-manager of the Hope House and will be studying abroad in Argentina next fall. She is on the committee for Relay for Life, the Board of Koshare and the Board of the College Experience Outreach Program. She is a member of Hip~NotiQs and is enrolled in the education program.