Board of Trustees
2020 Board of Trustees
STEVEN L. ANTONAKES
Steven L. Antonakes is the Executive Vice President for Enterprise Risk Management at Eastern Bank. In this capacity, he oversees Eastern Bank's Enterprise Risk Management function and manages a range of responsibilities including compliance, credit risk review, model and financial risk management and information security.
Mr. Antonakes previously served as the Deputy Director and the Associate Director for Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He was the Bureau’s second highest ranking official, oversaw the supervision of all banks and non-banks under the Bureau’s jurisdiction, and established the Bureau’s consumer protection supervision program for the largest financial institutions in the country which collectively account for more than 80 percent of the nation’s banking assets. He supervised a staff of nearly 800 and administered a budget of over $145 million.
Prior to joining the Bureau, Mr. Antonakes was appointed by successive governors to serve as the Massachusetts Commissioner of Banks from 2003 to 2010. Preceding his appointment as Commissioner, Mr. Antonakes served in a variety of managerial positions at the Division of Banks having joined the agency as an entry-level bank examiner in 1990.
During his 25-year regulatory career, Mr. Antonakes staffed the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), served as the first state-voting member of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), Vice Chairman of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), and as a founding member of the governing board of the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS). In March 2007, Mr. Antonakes received NeighborWorks America’s Government Service Award for his work in combating foreclosures.
Mr. Antonakes is a proud graduate of the Lynn Public Schools and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Penn State University, a Master of Business Administration from Salem State University, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Law and Public Policy from Northeastern University.
NATE BRYANT, Ed.D.
Dr. Nate Bryant was appointed as the interim president of North Shore Community College in 2020. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Bryant served as the Vice President and Chief of Staff to the President at Salem State University. He has more than 30 years of experience in higher education and during that time, has overseen admissions, financial aid, academic advising, athletics, marketing and communications, external affairs, grants, and public relations. He also has considerable experience in the areas of crisis management, fundraising, and strategic planning.
In addition to his work in higher education, Dr. Bryant has worked with many non-profit organizations on the North Shore. In addition to our Board of Trustees, he is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Salem Boys and Girls Club, Board of Directors for the Salem Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee for the Salem Partnership, Corporator for Marblehead Bank, and volunteer for Haven from Hunger Food Pantry.
Dr. Bryant received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Education from Salem State University, and his Doctorate in Education from the University of Massachusetts Boston. He and his family reside in Salem.
Lisa Carbone is a long-time resident of the North Shore, whose involvement with Salem Hospital goes back to the first Cancer Walk in 1990. Lisa has served as past Chairperson of the Cancer Walk, on the Cancer Walk/Gourmet Gala Advisory Committee, and as a member of the North Shore Medical Center’s Board of Overseers. She is currently a member of the Development Committee and serves as a Corporator of Massachusetts General Brigham.
In addition to her work with the hospital, she is a Director at the Lynn Community Health Center where she serves on the Finance Committee and chairs the Audit Committee. She previously served as Chairperson and Trustee of Marian Court College, Vice President and Director of North Shore Elder Services, President and Director of the Swampscott Rotary Club and Director of the Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Carbone is a Paul Harris Fellow.
Ms. Carbone has spent her career in banking with more than 30 years in various leadership roles at Eastern Bank, and most recently at Salem Five as Senior Vice President, Director of Cash Management & Commercial Services. She has been acknowledged with a variety of sales and service awards and is a past recipient of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award.
Ms. Carbone holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Babson College and is a graduate of the Retail Banking School at the University of Virginia.
Although originally from Rhode Island, Ms. Carbone has made the North Shore home since graduating from college. She and her family live in Swampscott.
David Clancey is a seasoned information technology executive and serial entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience in companies from startups and consultancies to established public companies. He has an impressive track record of identifying key technology and business trends and translating this research into meaningful strategic concepts, solutions and tactical rollout plans.
With Board of Trustees member, Shirley Singleton, Mr. Clancey co-founded Edgewater Technologies in 1992 and served as its chief strategy officer and chief technology officer, growing the company to more than 500 employees and 135M+ in annualized revenue during his 25-year tenure. He currently serves as a principle in Bluefinbay Advisors, a provider of specialty business and technology services.
Mr. Clancey has maintained a lifelong interest in healthcare and improving healthcare delivery, and early in his career worked as a respiratory therapist at Beverly Hospital. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bentley College and is a resident of West Newbury, Mass.
GARGI COOPER, APRN-BC
Gargi Cooper, APRN-BC, is nurse practitioner at the Lynn Community Health Center and a leader in developing programs to provide comprehensive care services to homeless populations.
She currently leads a novel program to provide primary and urgent care services to the homeless and underserved population in the city of Lynn, serving as medical director of the Recuperative Care Center/ Medical Outreach Program. This program was established in 2018 with funding from North Shore Medical Center and Mass General Brigham and operates in collaboration with Bridgewell, a local social services agency. Through this program, clients receive internal medicine care, health promotion, care management and counseling for acute and chronic illness, in settings that include local shelters, the street, the Lynn Community Health Center and single occupancy residences.
Prior to joining LCHC, Ms. Cooper spent 10 years as a nurse practitioner for Boston Healthcare for the Homeless. She is a member of the Adjunct Faculty of Simmons College of Nursing and Health Sciences and holds a Master’s Degree in nursing from the MGH Institute of Health Professions and a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Boston University. She is a resident of Swampscott and recently served as the Chair of the Swampscott School Committee.
DHARMA CORTÉS, Ph.D.
Dharma Cortés, Ph.D., is a social scientist for the Health Equity Research Laboratory at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School's Department of Psychiatry. She has devoted much of her career to finding ways to close the gaps in health disparities among under-served populations.
For more than 20 years Dr. Cortés has been conducting community-based research with Latinos in the U.S., focusing on acculturation, health, mental health, and access to healthcare. She has made major contributions to the understanding of the process of acculturation, cultural, language, and literacy issues among Latinos in the United States through several of her publications and research activities.
She has been principal investigator, co-investigator and consultant to numerous studies on the delivery of health care services funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood-Johnson Foundation, among others. They have included projects designed to uncover barriers to care, cultural issues affecting delivery of health care services and obesity prevention as well as organizational aspects affecting the delivery of services to culturally diverse populations.
A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Cortés received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology from the University of Puerto Rico. She received her Doctorate degree in sociology from Fordham University. She also completed post-doctoral training in medical anthropology at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Social Medicine. Dr. Cortés is a resident of Lynn.
DAVID W. IVES, CHAIRMAN
Mr. Ives is a founder of Northshore International Insurance Services, Inc. headquartered in Danvers, Massachusetts. He served as Chief Executive Officer from November 1988 until January 2019. He remains Chairman of the Board continuing to consult on technically challenging insurance/reinsurance and claim topics with Northshore’s global clients.
Since 2004, Mr. Ives has been a Trustee of the North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts and is currently serving as the Board Chair. He previously chaired the Finance Committee (2018-2019), the Quality and Professional Affairs Committee (2008-2018) and the Master Facilities Planning Committee (2006-2007).
In July 2020, Mr. Ives was elected to serve as Director of the MGB System following two years as a member of the Mass General Brigham Finance Committee and service on several planning and strategy task groups. He is also a member of the Mass General Brigham Compensation Committee.
Mr. Ives serves as a Trustee, Board Chair (2018-2020) and Finance Committee Chair (2008-2018) of the Middlebridge School in Narragansett, Rhode Island, a school for Complex Learners ages 13-19.
Over two periods (1996-2003 and 2008-2018) he served as a Trustee of St. John’s Preparatory School in Danvers, Massachusetts concluding his service as Board Chair (2015-2018) and Vice Chair (2012-2015) leading the school through a rigorous Strategic Planning process (“Prep 2020”) and a successful $45 million capital campaign.
Over three successive Gubernatorial Appointments, he served nine years (1996-2005) as a Director of the Salem State College Assistance Corporation, the last five of which as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Ives was the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Salem State University’s Bertolon School of Business and the SSU Enterprise Center from 2008-2013, advising start-up businesses and as a guest lecturer on multiple relevant topics.
Mr. Ives' community engagement in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts included serving as President of the Salem Partnership (1993-1996), Co-Chair of the Salem YMCA Performing Arts Center Campaign (2009-2012) and the Salem Rotary Club where he was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow.
He is a 1979 graduate of the University of Maine in Orono and a 1975 graduate of St. John’s Prep. At St. John’s Prep 2003 Graduation, he was recognized with the Distinguished Alumnus Award.
JEROME (Jay) T. McMANUS
Jay McManus has served as Director of the Children's Law Center of Massachusetts, a legal aid program for indigent children and youth based in Lynn, since 1999. He formerly worked as staff counsel to the state's Department of Children & Families and as Assistant General Counsel to AFSCME, Council 93, a public employee labor union.
In addition to his role as a community representative on our board, Mr. McManus has served in other volunteer capacities through the years, including with VISTA-UYA, the Christian Appalachian Project, as a Department of Children & Families foster parent, and as a board member to community and state advocacy organizations. He also was state coordinator, between 1991 and 2007, for a Belfast-based project that provided relief to children affected by the conflict in Ireland.
Mr. McManus is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and earned his law degree from New England Law, Boston. McManus lives in Arlington.
MARY G. PUMA
Since 2002, Mary Puma has served as Chief Executive Officer of Axcelis Technologies, a leading supplier of enabling ion implantation solutions for the semiconductor industry. She played an instrumental role in the company’s spin off from Eaton Corporation in 2000, when she was named President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Puma joined the semiconductor business in 1998, which was then known as Eaton’s Semiconductor Operation, first serving as the Vice President of its implant business and then as the Vice President for the total operation.
Prior to joining Eaton, she spent 15 years in various marketing and general management positions at five different General Electric business units.
Ms. Puma is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Tufts University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She earned her Master of Science degree in management from the MIT Sloan School of Management. She is a member of the boards at Nordson Corporation, North Shore Medical Center and Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). Ms. Puma is a resident of Hampton Falls, NH.
PHILLIP L. RICE, Jr., M.D.
Phillip Rice, Jr., M.D., is Chair of Emergency Medicine at North Shore Medical Center, overseeing one of the largest emergency departments in the Commonwealth with nearly 90,000 patient visits a year. He has distinguished himself as a highly skilled clinician with a special focus on scholarship, performance improvement and administrative leadership.
Prior to joining Salem Hospital, he served for 10 years as an attending physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he was Vice Chair of Performance Improvement for the Emergency Department and Associate Director of Trauma. He spent the early years of his career in New York, at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and Kings County Hospital Center, where he led the development of residency programs in emergency medicine. Dr. Rice also taught extensively and established emergency medical standards for the New York City region as chair of the New York City Fire Department Pre-Hospital Ambulance Destination Committee.
A native of Cleveland, Dr. Rice received Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Stanford University and his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. He has been an instructor and senior lecturer in emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Beyond his professional achievements, Dr. Rice has been an activist for more than 40 years, fighting for social justice and equality. His experience began when he attended Stanford University as an undergraduate and aligned himself with several student movements including the anti-Apartheid Black Consciousness Movement. At the time of Stanford’s 1977 student protest against the university’s investment in South Africa, it was the largest student demonstration in the United States since the Vietnam War.
Dr. Rice has continued to be an involved activist both attending and speaking at rallies and demonstrations across the globe, including in Mexico, Israel, England and Palestine. His knowledge, presence and influence has also enabled him to speak at the Charles Hamilton Institute about Racism and Injustice at the Harvard Law School Symposium, and at the New School in Manhattan, Columbia University and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
MARK A. SCHECHTER, M.D.
Mark Schechter, M.D., is Chair of Psychiatry at North Shore Medical Center, overseeing Salem Hospital's 120-bed Epstein Center for Behavioral Health, the largest inpatient psychiatry service embedded in a general hospital in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The Epstein Center is a collaborative service with Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry and offers expert treatment for adults, seniors, children and adolescents. In addition to leading the Epstein Center, Dr. Schechter also oversees our extensive emergency, inpatient and outpatient psychiatry services.
Dr. Schechter combines his interest in leadership with scholarship and clinical expertise in psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and the assessment and treatment of suicidal patients. Understanding suicidality and developing an integrative psychotherapeutic approach to suicidal patients has been central to his clinical work, academic work and publications. He is a member of the Boston Suicide Study Group, has published extensively and provides frequent consultation to colleagues regarding risk assessment, psychotherapy, and treatment planning for high risk patients.
Dr. Schechter is also dedicated to advancing the clinical skills of the Psychiatry staff at Salem Hospital. He has initiated and encouraged educational conference opportunities, introduced a training program for medical and PA students and has taught post-graduate residents at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital for more than a decade. He has lectured locally, nationally and internationally about psychotherapeutic approaches to suicidal patients and other aspects of treatment.
Dr. Schechter received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Haverford College and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency at McLean Hospital. He maintains academic appointments at Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine and the Mass General Institute of Health Professionals and clinical appointments at Salem Hospital, McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Shirley Singleton serves as Managing Director of Bluefinbay Advisors, launched in 2017, to provide boutique business and technology specialty services. Typical areas of engagement span specialized business strategies, such as expediting digital transformation, real-time risk management and crisis management. Ms. Singleton has more than 25 years of experience managing a consulting services company through several iterative business cycles of growth, retraction, and critical transformations.
Prior to starting Bluefinbay Advisors, Ms. Singleton was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Edgewater Technology. She co-founded the company in 1992 with her partner, David Clancey, also a Salem Hospital trustee. Edgewater grew from a five-person consulting company into a public company with more than 500 employees with several offices located throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
Ms. Singleton has been presented with numerous awards and recognitions. For 12 consecutive years, The Commonwealth Institute recognized Edgewater as one of the Top 100 Woman-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Edgewater was recognized as one of the Top Performing Public Companies in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe’s Annual Globe 100.
Prior to consulting, Ms. Singleton focused her career on teaching and coaching. She coached the New England Junior Olympic team in track and field and was named by The Boston Globe as Coach of the Year for track and field in 1980.
Ms. Singleton was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Endicott College in Beverly, MA and is a graduate of Northeastern University.
MARION E. WINFREY, Ed.D.
Dr. Marion E. Winfrey has had a long and distinguished career as a nurse, educator and administrator, having served as Associate Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, from 2002 until her retirement last year. Previously, she served as an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Salem State College.
Dr. Winfrey also has extensive clinical experience as a staff nurse at Tufts-New England Medical Center followed by 23 years as a nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital on both the neurosurgical unit and in the burn/trauma center.
While at UMass, Dr. Winfrey’s maintained a keen focus on the advancement of diverse colleagues in nursing to positions of increased responsibility. Throughout her career, she has also committed her time to community initiatives. She serves as past president of North Shore Community Health Center and was a Corporator of Shaughnessy-Kaplan Rehabilitation Hospital and a community liaison focused on advancing our mission in the community. Her recent appointment to the our Board of Trustees brings her interests in healthcare and community into alignment. Dr. Winfrey is a resident of Salem.
- David J. Roberts, M.D., President of Salem Hospital
- Miriam Neuman, M.D., President of the Medical Staff
- Maury E. McGough, M.D., President of North Shore Health Systems