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Board of Trustees

The ILC Board of Trustees is comprised of business and community leaders, staff and students representatives who reflect the school’s constituents. They have demonstrated their deep commitment to The ILC’s mission through their expertise, time and financial support. The Board meets four times a year.

ILC Founder and CEO

  • Diane Portnoy


  • Honorable Frank J. Bailey
    ILC Board Chair, U. S. Bankruptcy Judge
  • Nicole Barrett
    Research and Development Counsel, Biogen, Inc.
  • Daniel F. Bridges
    Retired, Belmont Hill School; ILC Volunteer
  • Fatima Z. Chibane
    ILC Instructor
  • Karen Cangiano
    Former Trustee, Proctor Academy
  • Richard A. Davey, Jr.
    Associate Director, BCG-Public Sector consultant at The Boston Consulting Group
  • Nereyda F. Garcia
    Global Head, Ethics and Compliance, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
  • Penny Garver
    Retired, Senior Vice President, Santander Bank, New England
  • Roger F. Harris, PhD
    Education Consultant
  • Warren M. Heilbronner
    Partner, Sullivan & Worcester LLP
  • Mahmud Jafri
    CEO, Dover Rug & Home
  • Esther N. Karinge
    Teacher’s Aide, Medford Public Schools
  • Arthur G. Koumantzelis
    Private Investor
  • Gerard M. Martin
    Director, North Atlantic Medical Services, Inc.
  • Denzil Mohammed
    Director, ILC Public Education Institute
  • Karen Oakley
    Director, ILC English Language Programs
  • Barry M. Portnoy
    Chairman, RMR Group LLC
  • Vincent J. Rivers
    Senior Portfolio Manager, JO Hambro Capital Management Group
  • Saritin Rizzuto
    Assistant Vice President, Metro Credit Union
  • Jason Silverman
    Senior Financial Advisor, The Silverman Group/Merrill Lynch
  • Kathy G. Smith
    ILC Assistant Director and Director of Development
  • Diane Stern
    Retired, Co-Anchor, WBZ Radio Afternoon News
  • Thomas L. Strickler, AVP
    Premier Relationship Manager, Citizens Bank
  • Anne Walsh
    ESOL Teacher and ILC Volunteer

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