Pierre Valette, Chair
Pierre Valette is currently the VP of Content and Communications for Athena health. Prior to his work at Athena health, he served as the Executive Producer of Children’s Programming for WGBH from 1999-2008. Pierre worked as VP of Quest Productions from 1991-1999 where he contributed to the development and production of a wide range of PBS and network series.
Kathleen McDonough, Vice Chair
Susan M. Gately, Treasurer
Susan M. Gately has been an economic and policy expert specializing in the telecom arena for more than 30 years. Her consulting firm, SMGately Consulting, LLC (SMGC) was founded in January, 2011 and caters primarily to very large users (Fortune 500 Companies) of communications services. Susan lives and works in Pembroke, Mass.
Eileen Freitag’s career spans 40 years in home health care, 22 of those at Visiting Nurse Association of Boston. While at the VNA of Boston she rose through operations positions to Vice President of Admissions and ultimately, President and CEO. She now serves as a Partner and Director of Strategic and Marketing Consulting for Fazzi Associates.
Jim Farmer is an Instructional Technology Specialist serving 8 school districts at Okefenokee RESA, in Southeast Georgia. He was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1985. He taught and worked as a Technology Integration Specialist for Broward County Schools. He is an advocate for using technology to engage and inspire all facets of teaching and learning.
Alisa Kuno is a part-time strategic Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for a number of privately held companies. Prior to becoming a consultant, Alisa led the mergers and acquisitions function for Sapient Corporation. Alisa has held a variety of other general management, finance and strategy roles throughout her career. Alisa earned her MBA from Stanford University in 1996. Prior to that, she graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1990 with a BA in History and East Asian Languages & Civilizations.