Laura Gaudette, President
Laura Gaudette was the Summer Programs Director at Belmond Hill School for 5 years and was employed by the school for 15 years. She received her BA and MBA from Simmons College, and prior to Belmont Hill was the Business Manager at Walnut Hill School and the Concord Museum. She has been a member of the ISCC Board of Directors since 2008.

Elizabeth Dionne, Vice President & Audit Committee Chairperson
Elizabeth Dionne is the Associate Vice President of Finance for the College of the Holy Cross, where she has oversight for the finance and auxiliary services functions. Prior to this role, she worked for nearly ten years in the audit practice of KPMG LLP, serving higher education and non-profit clients, and also held positions with both large and small institutions of higher education including Boston University, the University of Wisconsin System, and the New England Conservatory of Music. Elizabeth received her BSBA and MSBA from Washington University in St. Louis and is a CPA and certified internal auditor.

Charles Breslin, Treasurer
Charlie has overseen the operations and finances of the Dana Hall School in various capacities for the past fifteen years, having joined the School in February 2005. At Dana Hall, Charlie serves on the Finance, Investment, Facilities, and Audit Committees. His work and volunteer experiences have been very rewarding and his proudest accomplishment was from his volunteer work on the Board of the Learning Prep school which serves students with learning differences. Prior to Dana Hall, Charlie served as the Director of Finance for the Public Health Commission in Boston, which provides many health services to the residents of Boston. Charlie has a B.S. and M.B.A. in Management from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He brings over 28 years of experience in financial management to the ISCC Board. Charlie lives in West Newton with his wife Nancy and two daughters.

David Rosati, Clerk & Governance Chair
David is the Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at the Rhode Island School of Design. Previously, he served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Curry College. He has nearly 25 years of experience in higher education finance administration. He has served as Associate Director of Budget & Planning at Brandeis University, Controller at Wheelock College, as the Vice President of Finance & Administration at Anna Maria College, and most recently as the Chief Financial Officer at the New England School of Law in Boston. David has a B.S.B.A. in Accounting from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Fitchburg State University. He is a member of the National Association of College & University Business Officers (NACUBO) and its sister affiliation, the Eastern Association of College & University Business Officers where he serves as a Committee member.

Stephen Nigro
Stephen is the Controller at Amherst College where he has held that position since 2003. Prior to that role he was the Director of Treasury and Financial Reporting at Spalding Sports Worldwide, Inc., and formerly a Senior Assurance Associate at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). Stephen is a graduate of Westfield State College (University) and a Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He also serves as the Treasurer of the Amherst Inn Company (DBA Inn on Boltwood), and on the Supervisory Committee of the UMassFive College Credit Union.

Melissa Fletcher
Melissa joined Wellesley College in May of 2011 as Controller, and now serves as the Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller. Melissa started her career in public accounting with KPMG LLP in Hartford, CT, serving for 8 years as a member of the audit practice providing services to higher education and non-profit clients. She received her BSBA and MSA in Accounting from Western New England University, and is a Certified Public Accountant holding licenses in the states of Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Rick Saul
Rick served as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operations at Dexter Southfield School for over forty years before retiring in 2017. During his tenure the school grew from 300 students at an all-boys elementary school to a 865 student K-12 coed school. He was a member of the finance, audit, facilities, and investment committees and oversaw the business office, facilities department, and food services. He also led the efforts to become one of the first elementary schools to receive a bond rating from Standard and Poors and subsequently represented the School in securing financing and refinancing through five tax exempt bond issues. He continues his affiliations with the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the National Business Officers Association and currently serves on the board of trustees and finance committee of the Thacher Montessori School, on the board of directors of the Massachusetts Association of Nonprofit Schools and Colleges, and as Vice President of Chapter 8 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. A graduate of Northfield Mount Hermon School, he received his BA degree from Dartmouth College, majoring in Economics and Geography.

Richard Dalrymple
Richard Dalrymple, Director of Finance at the Riverview School. As Director of Finance, Rich oversees Riverview’s Business Office, Campus Facilities, Café Riverview, Cheever House and technology. Prior to joining Riverview in 2003, Rich worked for 14 years as a CFO at two other nonprofit organizations in the educational field. He earned his BS in Accounting from North Adams State College. Rich lives in Centerville with his wife and two young children. He is an avid golfer. He also enjoys coaching, and has served as a varsity boys basketball coach for many years.

Jonathan Wasserman, Claims & Loss Control Committee Chair
Jon Wasserman currently serves as the CFO and Assistant Treasurer at The Rivers School in Weston, Massachusetts. Jon has served in this role at Rivers since 2015 and prior to that served as Associate Director of Finance and Operations for 8 years. Jon previously worked as Associate Director of Advancement for six years at Rivers as well. In addition to serving as the school’s Chief Financial Officer and overseeing non-academic operations at Rivers, he serves on the school’s Finance, Facilities, Investments, Executive, Audit, and Music Executive Committees. He graduated from Brandeis University with a bachelor’s in history and education and a master’s in business administration in social policy and management. In a volunteer capacity, Jon also serves on the Town of Sharon Conservation Commission and the Board of Directors for Cohen Camps.

Jill McGrath
Jillian McGrath, Controller and Associate Treasurer at Smith College. Jill began her career in public accounting with PwC, as a member of the audit practice providing services to higher education, non-profit and alternative investment clients. She received her BBA in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Kathleen Sambuco, At-Large Director
Bio to come.

Laura Smiarowski
Laura Smiarowski is the Chief Financial Officer at Historic Deerfield, Inc. where she is responsible for budgeting, financial planning, business operations, risk management, human resources and compliance. She also oversees facilities management, rental properties, security, and the operations of the Deerfield Inn. Prior to this role, she held finance and administration positions at Mount Holyoke, Smith and Hampshire Colleges. She has a BA in economics from Smith College and a Masters in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts.

Marge Pierce
Marge joined Tower School in 2021 as Director of Finance and Operations. In this role, she oversees the school’s financial planning, auxiliary programs, facilities management, and campus security and safety. Prior to Tower, Marge developed a diverse skill set straddling education and finance with experience including consulting work at BB&N School, leading the development office at The Fessenden School as well as 15+ years overseeing operations management departments at alternative investment firms. Ms. Pierce earned her MBA in finance from Babson College and a BS in Mathematics from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Lauretta Siggers
Lauretta Siggers, Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Development, joined Cambridge College in 2013. She has over 20 years of experience in leadership and over 30 years of diverse Human Resources and Talent Development experience. Lauretta is a subject matter expert in the areas of HR compliance and best practices, HR and operational infrastructure, training and development, policy and procedure development. Prior to joining Cambridge College, Lauretta served as Regional Chief Operating Officer/Interim Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts, one of the nation’s largest Red Cross units. She provided leadership, fundraising efforts, and overall management of the Eastern Massachusetts Region. Lauretta also served as National Human Resources Officer for Building Educated Leaders for Life (BELL), providing leadership, business development, and strategic plans to increase and grow revenue for the organization. Lauretta began her career in human resources and administration at several large for-profit companies such as Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Ernst & Young, Bain and Company, and Fidelity Investments. Lauretta has served on several non-profit boards and currently serves as the Vice Chair/Chief Learning Officer for International Association for Human Resources Information Management (IHRIM), Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Women’s Advisory Council, Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Women’s Advisory Network, and as Secretary of the Board for Garden of Eden and Associates, LLC. Lauretta completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Phoenix in Business Management. She received an Advanced Certificate in Human Resources Management from Bentley University and graduated with an MBA from Cambridge College.