Trustees and Advisory Committees Draft


Officers and Committee Chairs

Chair: Edward Rapacki

Treasurer: Suzanne Bremer

Advancement Committee Chair: Mari Badger

Audit and Finance Committee Chair: Sarah White

Governance Committee Chair: Caitlin Madevu-Matson

Strategic Planning and Implementation Chair: Arlene Remz


Board Members with Committee Assignments

Nanci R. Brody, Advancement
Regina Caines, Advancement, Governance

Douglas Neu, Audit and Finance

Alan Oliff, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Susan L. Penta, Audit and Finance

Peter Prodromou, Advancement, Audit and Finance

Edward Rapacki, Strategic Planning and Implementation

Bonnie Ricci, Governance

John M. Ritchie, Strategic Planning and Implementation


Executive Director: Paul Stein

Clerk: Bev Beno, Chief Financial Officer


Read more about our trustees below.

Mari Badger


Mari Badger has been a strategic marketing and communications consultant since the 1990s. Her work is focused on supporting educational institutions, political candidates, nonprofits and social-good startups. A messaging, branding and content strategy expert, she also creates and produces live events. These include campaign events, conferences, corporate meetings, festivals and other special events.


In addition to her consulting work, Ms. Badger is an enthusiastic, hands-on volunteer, sitting on several boards of trustees. She is also willing to share her talents and treasures as a mentor to fellow communications professionals. Formerly of Cambridge, Mass., Ms. Badger is the proud parent of a Lesley Ellis School alumna. An enthusiastic birder, she is also the founder of the Boston Birding Festival.

Suzanne Bremer


Suzanne Bremer, CPA, IACCP has been Chief Financial Officer of Reynders, McVeigh since 2009 and assumed responsibility for compliance in 2015 as Chief Compliance Officer. She gained her experience in the financial industry with Reynders, Gray & Co., Incorporated, a member firm of the New York Stock Exchange, and Reynders, Gray, Price & Gottlieb, a Registered Investment Adviser under common ownership, serving as chief financial officer and chief compliance officer of both firms.


Ms. Bremer spent five years with Ernst & Young in Chicago. She has a B.S. in accountancy from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Sue possesses a lifelong belief in the importance of community involvement. She has served as a grant officer with the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, and presently volunteers as the vice president of the Colebrook Historical Society and the treasurer of the Colebrook Lions Club.