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.
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.
Lucy Corchado clearly stands out as a leader in the Salem community, serving not only the Latino Community but also the City of Salem at large.
She has served as President of the Point Neighborhood Association for more than 20 years and been a proactive advocate for safe and affordable housing, voter registration, civil rights, public education and issues relating to health care and the environment. In 2017, Corchado worked with Salem residents to spearhead relief efforts for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, organizing a food/clothing/monetary drive that filled four truckloads of materials and generated over $5,000 for organizations working directly with hurricane victims.
In 2003, Corchado was the second Latina ever elected to serve on the Salem City Council, and the first from the lower-income, immigrant neighborhood known as the Point and located in Ward 1. She represented Ward 1, a very diverse ward including high-, middle- and low-income residents, until 2007 and worked diligently on behalf of all of her constituents. Among her proudest accomplishments, she spearheaded a voter registration drive where she supervised Salem State University students aiding and assisting the Latino population in becoming proactive in the political process.
Corchado is a member of numerous boards and commissions including the Latino Leadership Coalition, where she has been instrumental in bringing about necessary changes to voter access issues experienced by Latino voters in Salem and advocating for the hiring of more Latino candidates into City Hall, Public Safety, and the Salem School district. She is also the founder and former trustee of the Liberty Innovation School, which provides high school students who have dropped out with a second opportunity to obtain their high school diplomas.
Corchado is a member of Salem's former No Place for Hate Committee (now known as Salem Human Rights Coalition), House of Seven Gables Settlement Advisory Committee and North Shore Community Health Center Board, as well as a recipient of the Mayor's Salem Volunteer Recognition Certificate, member of the Mayor's Race and Equity Task Force, one of the first inductees in Salem State's Civic Engagement Hall of Fame, recipient of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Award and the Salem Annual Giving Tree Award.
When not volunteering, Corchado is a staff assistant at Salem State University where she has worked for more than 25 years and continues to reside in the Point with her family.
For nearly 15 years, Elias T. Demakes has been the Vice President of Sales for Demakes Enterprises, Inc., a 110-year-old family run, premium meat and deli product manufacturer. The company focuses on producing higher quality, cleaner products with fewer additives, and serves many large retailers and foodservice distributors around the US. Demakes grew up working in his family business and now runs the operations with his father and two brothers. Prior to joining Demakes Enterprises, he was a Vice President for Colliers International where he served as a commercial real estate professional in the Boston market.
Demakes spends most of his time focused on business development and cultivating relationships. Since joining his family business, he has helped grow annual sales from $50 million to more than $260 million in sales. He is also involved with new product development and helping to manage and operate their 600-employee business.
The Demakes family business is very involved in philanthropy with a strong focus on the youth in Boston’s North Shore. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Lynn and Salem, The Lynn YMCA, Girls Inc, Kipp Academy, Lynn Economic Opportunity, and St. Mary’s of Lynn are some of the groups with which he and his family are deeply involved.
Demakes earned a BA degree from the University of Vermont, a certificate in commercial real estate from Boston University and an MBA from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University. He enjoys coaching his three children in sports and spending time with his family on the North Shore.
DUTROCHET J. DJOKO, PHARMAD
Dutrochet Djoko, PharmD, is an Associate Director and global medical reviewer at Sarepta Therapeutic. He remains widely recognized for his contributions to the community as a skilled and dedicated pharmacist.
Dr. Djoko has earned accolades for his civic leadership, especially for his commitment to educating the public about potential risks of prescription drug abuse. He has focused on halting the rise of opioid addiction by spearheading programs reaching more than 1,400 high school students across the state. Dr. Djoko engages with thought leaders and state representatives to combat the epidemic and serves as an advisory board member for Recovery Centers for America, an alcohol and drug addiction treatment provider with multiple inpatient facilities throughout the US. He is also a member of the Quality and Professional Affairs Committee for Salem Hospital.
A resident of Danvers, Dr. Djoko is a town meeting member and serves on the Danvers Board of Health. He is the current chair of the Danvers Human Rights and Inclusion Committee and serves as a board member of DanversCares, a coalition focused on preventing drug abuse. When not serving his local community, Dr. Djoko organized community health fairs and volunteered at a homeless shelter in Lynn.
Dr. Djoko civic engagement extends beyond US borders as well. In 2022, Dr. Djoko returned to his native country – Cameroon -- for the grand opening and inauguration of the first STEM Center in Central Africa, at the University of Dschang. Spearheading this initiative with the help of STEMpower, Dr. Djoko takes great pride in supporting the youth of Africa and providing essential resources that are often scarce in that part of the world.
Dr. Djoko received both his BS and MS in biological sciences at the University of Dschang in Cameroon. Additionally, he earned an MS in education at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a doctorate in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.
In 2021, Dr. Djoko was honored with the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus with a Black Excellence on the Hill Award. Dr. Djoko has been repeatedly named a finalist for the Next Generation Pharmacists Award in the Civic Leader category.
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.
REBECCA SYMMES LEE, M.D.
Since September of 2023, Rebecca Symmes Lee, MD, has served as Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Affairs of the Mass General Brigham Medical Group. In this inaugural role, Dr. Lee focuses on advancing a coordinated approach to the implementation of Mass General Brigham’s unified quality strategy and oversees clinical policies and medical affairs for all Medical Group locations.
An outstanding leader with extensive experience in implementing system strategies to provide high-quality medical care, Dr. Lee leads the development of a comprehensive program for quality, safety, equity, and patient experience for the Medical Group in collaboration with the Mass General Brigham Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO). As a key member of the Medical Group executive team, Dr. Lee also works closely with other Medical Group, community hospital, and ambulatory quality and safety leaders to define clinical program development and continue to evolve our system strategy.
Dr. Lee joined our system in 2006 as a primary care internist and physician leader at North Shore Physicians Group. Serving as the original Medical Director of the North Street Danvers practice when it opened in 2008, Dr. Lee assumed the position of Medical Director for the integrated care management program (iCMP) during the original Medicare demonstration project in 2010. She became Senior Medical Director of Population Health and Primary Care at North Shore Health System in 2020, overseeing the expansion of population health programs to improve the overall health of our patient population and leading primary care management and innovation.
Dr. Lee received her medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and also holds a Master of Health Care Management degree from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and her Chief Residency at Lahey Clinic
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.
MIRIAM (Mimi) NEUMAN, M.D., MPH
An interventional radiologist, Dr. Mimi Neuman serves as Chair of Radiology at Salem Hospital and Vice Chair of Operations for the Mass General Brigham Enterprise Service Group in Radiology (ESG-R).
Prior to become in Chair, she served as Chief of Interventional Radiology and Vice Chair of Radiology for five years and is former President of the Salem Hospital Medical Staff.
Dr. Neuman began her career at Salem Hospital in 1997 after completing a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a residency in diagnostic radiology at Tufts-New England Medical Center. She earned her medical degree and a master’s degree in public health from Tufts University.
An excellent clinician, Dr. Neuman has been a strong advocate for our patients and the medical staff throughout her tenure, working with colleagues to enhance our provider peer support program and making important contributions to the Culture of Safety Steering Committee. She also is an influential voice in her field, serving on a regional task force that developed recommendations for mitigating risk in interventional radiology.
COLEEN REID, M.D.
Coleen Reid, MD, is the Chief of Palliative Care at Salem Hospital, whose focus is improving the delivery of compassionate, patient-centered care to patients who face serious, life-threatening illness.
Dr. Reid received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, followed by her medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, where she also completed her residency in family medicine. Starting with a series of hospice rotations she created and completed during residency, she dedicated herself to strengthening the psycho-social, spiritual, and physical care that is provided to very sick patients. She then completed a fellowship in palliative care at Massachusetts General Hospital and joined Salem Hospital four years later in 2008.
Today, the Salem Hospital Palliative Care Department offers an expert, interdisciplinary team that supports patients and their families, and ensures that patients receive exceptional, holistic, patient-centered care, no matter their prognosis. Case by case, and through role modeling, bedside teaching, and mentoring fellow physician and nursing colleagues, the department provides a vital service to patients, families, and caregivers.
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.
- Roxanne Ruppel, President and Chief Operating Officer of Salem Hospital
- Vinod Narra, M.D., President, Salem Hospital Medical Staff
- Maury E. McGough, M.D., President of North Shore Health Systems