Board Advisory Council
The Board Advisory Council provides guidance, advice, and support to help the AMSA Board of Trustees achieve its strategic objectives. The purpose of the Board Advisory Council is:
- To be articulate spokespersons for and ambassadors for AMSA among alumni, friends, associates, and colleagues
- To advise, counsel, and support the Board of Trustees to further the mission of AMSA
- To assist in the acquisition of resources essential to the further advancement of AMSA in its teaching, research, and service missions.
- Lucy Ferrante
- Michael Glass
- Rick Kamal
- Patricia Keating
- Chris O’Keeffe
- Ev Reynolds
- Pauline Jen Ryan
- Steven J. Temple
Lucy Ferrante is the Chief Financial Officer at Cone Communications, a public relations agency in Boston, Massachusetts, focused on Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Marketing. In her role, she ensures Cone’s commitment to excellence and superior client service extends to the agency’s financial operations. Drawing upon more than 25 years’ experience she guides Cone’s financial strategy, management and reporting, and liaises with the agency’s parent company, Omnicom. Lucy has a keen ability to turn complicated and complex financial information into material employees at all levels can understand. Previously, Lucy spent over 15 years at Feinstein Kean Healthcare, a public relations agency in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on Healthcare and Biotechnology.
Lucy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She currently lives in Marlborough with her husband and two sons, one of which is a student at AMSA.
Michael Glass has more than thirty years of human resources experience with expertise in talent management, organizational development and oversight of enterprise-wide global talent and learning functions. As the Vice President, Global Talent, for Thermo Fisher Scientific, Michael is responsible for overseeing the end-to-end global talent lifecycle, e.g., talent acquisition, onboarding/assimilation, early pipeline development, leadership and professional development, succession planning and core talent processes.
Prior to joining Thermo Fisher, Michael led Talent Acquisition and Development for Vertex Pharmaceuticals. His earlier roles included leading Workforce Management and Learning Services for Liberty Mutual’s Commercial Markets arm where he managed Talent Acquisition and Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, Learning Services and HR Measurement, and Reporting and Analytics. Michael also spent 17 years at Fidelity Investments where he was responsible for the company’s Large Market Benefits Consulting arm as well as numerous Learning and Development functions.
Michael is a long standing member of the Providence Children’s Museum Board of Directors, has a BA from Union College and an M.Ed in Instructional Design from the University of Massachusetts.
Rick Kamal is Chief Technology Officer at Harvard Business School | HBX, where he is involved in scaling HBS’s digital education initiative. He is also co-founder and president of EduNova in Marlborough. His recent work has focused on partnering with the U.S. Department of Education, National Science Foundation and regional educational service agencies to develop innovative educational solutions in the areas of STEM and study skills. Prior to EduNova, Rick held several executive positions in the technology and financial services industries, including management of the nation's largest retirement system. Rick’s areas of expertise include strategic planning, organizational management, large-scale research and product development. Rick has worked and consulted for numerous major organizations, including Fidelity Investments, EMC, Dun & Bradstreet, and Harvard Medical Institutions. Rick has previously served as Chair of the AMSA Board of Trustees.
Patricia Keating is a clinical trial professional with more than 10 years of experience in the medical device industry. Her clinical trial career began as a research coordinator in the ophthalmology department at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Since then, she has managed various stages of medical device clinical trials both domestically and internationally, mostly with local start-up device companies. In July 2018, she joined Boston Scientific’s Interventional Cardiology division as a Clinical Trial Manager in the TAVR program. She was introduced to AMSA via Boston Scientific’s community engagement programs and is looking forward to providing continued support of this partnership.
Born in Manila, Philippines, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area at age 12 and completed her undergraduate degree in Molecular and Cell Biology with a concentration in genetics at the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. She then re-located to Boston to pursue a masters in biomedical sciences at Boston University in 2007. She has grown to love New England over the past decade and lives in Hopkinton, MA with her husband, Matt. In addition to working at Boston Scientific, Patricia is currently pursuing an MBA at Babson College and is also a third-year mentor for the Big Brother Big Sister’s Mentor 2.0 program. In her free time, she enjoys running and most fitness-related activities, reading, and finding the latest donut spots in the Boston area.
Chris O’Keeffe is Vice President for Program at the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Prior to joining Greater Worcester he held a variety of roles during a 20 year tenure at the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. While at United Way he developed an after-school STEM education program that served 1300 young people in greater Boston and the Merrimack Valley. He has extensive professional experience in grant making, program development, evaluation of nonprofit performance and fundraising. He is a 16 year resident of Marlborough, MA, where has volunteered as an ESOL instructor and VITA tax preparer for low income individuals and families. He currently serves on the Board of Associated Grantmakers and is a past President of the Marlborough Community Development Corporation.
Ev Reynolds is a former Supply chain executive with over 30 years of experience driving operational excellence and business growth. His experience spans multiple industries including consumer, commercial, and for the last ten years the defense industry where he was responsible for providing supply chain solutions for new business capture and ongoing logistical support to our US war fighters and allies with military forces in Europe, Asia, and NATO countries. He has held positions of increasing responsibility from Operations Manager, to Senior Supply Chain Manager, to Director of Supplier Development. Ev has had extensive international experience throughout his career working for companies such as Raytheon, Invensys, Polaroid, and General Electric along with many supplier partners. While at Raytheon he was selected to be on the President’s Council of Cultural Initiatives, served as a business Game Changer, and attended Raytheon’s Strategic Development program in support of Navy, Army, Homeland Defense, and Mission Innovation program efforts. Ev has also been a guest speaker at the annual Eastec Manufacturing Excellence conference and previously lectured at Babson college. He is now currently pursuing business interests in the areas of finance and real-estate.
Ev holds a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, and an Executive MBA which included a residency at the Henley Management College in England, both from Northeastern University. He and his wife have been Marlborough residents for many years and they are the proud parents of twin sons who attend AMSA.
Pauline Jen Ryan is a Partner with Red Sky Partners, an advisory firm providing strategic counsel and interim management services to biotech companies. Previously, she was CEO of Verik Bio, a cancer immunotherapy company and Senior Vice President of Business Operations, Corporate Secretary & Treasurer at Proteostasis Therapeutics. From 1999-2007, Ms. Ryan held positions of increasing responsibility at ImmunoGen, Inc. culminating as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Operations where she oversaw strategic planning, business development, alliance management, human resources and project management as well as manufacturing, supply chain management, and manufacturing collaborations. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ryan worked in business development at Organogenesis and was a management consultant at ZS Associates and The Alexander Group, providing strategic marketing and sales consulting services to global pharmaceutical companies.
She is a life sciences advisor for the Martin Trust Center for Entrepreneurship at MIT and is a Board member of Distinguished Young Women, a national scholarship organization. Previously, she was a Board member at Solmap Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Forma Therapeutics) and on the Business Development Advisory Board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.
Ms. Ryan has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with concentrations in health care management, marketing, finance and managerial economics. She is the proud mother of two children, an AMSA student and an AMSA alumna.
Steve Temple retired from Raytheon Company in 2015 after 41 years. During his career Temple held leadership roles in engineering and technology, program and capture management, business development, strategy and operations. All of his 14 leadership roles involved establishing a newly created role or a new organization. Leading transformational change in large organizations has been a constant focus for the past 34 years.
Early in his career he led a Raytheon/Texas Instruments joint venture that pioneered the application of microwave integrated circuits and their application to the first solid state radars for military applications. Later he led a company wide effort focused on Cruise Missile Defense for which he received the Raytheon CEO award in 2002.
Temple became Vice President of Business Development and Strategy when the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business was formed in 2003. As a member of the senior leadership team, he played a key role in developing and executing a new Mission Systems Integration growth strategy which more than doubled annual bookings to $5B.
Based on his success in competitive capture of new business at IDS, Temple was asked to establish a Strategic Growth Team within Corporate Business Development. Temple and his team partnered with senior business leaders across the Company to drive win strategies and new business capture excellence resulting in significant competitive wins across all Raytheon businesses.
In 2009 Steve was asked to join the leadership team of the Intelligence and Information System (IIS) business to lead a turn around of the business in the newly created role of VP, Business Transformation. Temple aligned the IIS leadership team around a growth strategy resulting in a 4x improvement new business within 12 months exceeding $800M in new contracts.
Temple also provided executive leadership to a business-wide initiative that streamlined processes across all functional organizations driving down operating costs.
In 2012 Temple established a new organization as VP of IIS Integrated Operations (IO) as a broad, multi-discipline organization including: Mission Assurance, Quality, Supplier Mission Assurance, Facilities/Operations, Program Management, Six Sigma, and Environmental Health & Safety resulting in increased efficiency and effectiveness of IIS Operations.
In 2014 Temple further expanded Integrated Operations to a 1,000 person organization adding Manufacturing and Depot Operations while providing executive leadership of all operations for the $7B Global business in 80 countries
Temple received BS and Masters degrees in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Since retirement, Temple has been senior advisor to a veteran owned technology company and has been a founder of two non profits focused on youth arts and education.