Lives in the Balance is extremely lucky to have an Advisory Committee that is passionate about our values and mission and support our efforts in too many ways to count.
|Meredith Roman Feurtado, J.D., Chair, is a graduate of Boston College and Georgetown Law School. Meredith has worked at JP Morgan in New York City; Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati in Palo Alto, California; and Cummings & Lockwood in Greenwich, Connecticut. Meredith served on the board of the Greenwich Land Trust and is currently on the Parents Association Board at Greenwich Country Day School. Meredith currently lives in Greenwich with her husband Brian and their three boys. |
|Michael Cianchette, J.D., M.BA., of Cumberland, Maine, presently serves in several financial, legal, and operational capacities for a group of affiliated businesses in Southern Maine. A Maine native, he is a graduate of Cheverus High School in Portland and received his B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston College and his J.D. and Master’s of Business Administration from Suffolk University. From 2011-2013, he served as Chief Legal Counsel and Senior Advisor to Maine Governor Paul LePage. A warfare-qualified Navy Reservist, he deployed to Afghanistan from 2013-2014 as an advisor and trainer with the Afghan National Police. He is admitted to the bar in Maine and Massachusetts and has served in various Alumni and Development leadership positions for his alma mater. He lives in Cumberland with his wife and young son.|
|Randi Gilbert Cutler has a professional background in finance and fundraising. A Certified Financial Planner and Registered Investment Advisor, her clientele included individuals and corporations located in the U.S. and abroad. She has since shifted her professional focus to endowment fundraising. Randi is an involved trustee of Boston Medical Center (the city’s and region’s safety-net hospital), an active participant on other BMC committees, and chairs its Philanthropic Trust. She is a board member at Beaver Country Day School and chairs its development committee as well. Randi is also an active advocate for Boston’s Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.|
Charles Foehl is a graduate of Williams College and received his M.S. in Education from the University of Southern Maine. He has worked at Mercer Management Consulting in Boston and L.L.Bean in Freeport, Maine. He has taught at the New Hill School in Portland, Maine and at the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland. "Chas" lives in Portland with his wife and two kids and currently teaches math to middle school and high school students in the Portland area.
Deborah Hagler, M.D., is a general pediatrician who has practiced in Brunswick, Maine for the last 18 years. She received her medical degree from Cornell Medical College and did her training in Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She has been actively involved in advancing the well being of children in the community for her entire career, most recently working with a team in the mid-coast region to organize a conference at Bowdoin College focusing on children's mental health and with a team from Mid Coast Hospital to ensure that families' of newborns have better access to home visiting services. For her community efforts, she has been recognized with several awards and nominated for a national community pediatrics award. She is married and is the mother of two teenage boys.
|Cindy Janower, J.D., is a business strategy consultant who works with organizations to develop growth strategies and manage organizational change. She is currently developing an ecommerce strategy for Panera Bread. Cindy has previously worked for the Boston Consulting Group and at a startup ecommerce company, ActiveCyte, and initially started her career at Corporate Decisions, Inc. (CDI). Cindy received a law degree from Harvard Law School, a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S.E. from the Wharton School. She served as President of the Board of Trustees of The Rashi School from 2006-2010, and remains active on that board. She also serves on the board of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies and the Union for Reform Judaism. She and her husband, Andrew, have three daughters and live in Needham, Massachusetts.|
|Heather Mosley is a graduate of UC Berkeley and previously worked in the International Financial Institutions Group at Chemical Bank. She has been actively involved in her community, serving as a Board member and Parents Association Chair of the Greenwich Country Day School and as a Board member of Reach Prep. She has been actively involved with charities in Greenwich and New York City, including the Madison Square Boys and Girls Clubs, Student Sponsor Partners, and Greenwich Hospital. She currently lives in Greenwich with her husband, Dan and their three children.|
|Michael Rashes, Ph.D., is a principal at Bracebridge Capital, a fixed income hedge fund based in Boston. He joined the firm in 1996 and currently oversees the sovereign credit and rates trading strategies as well as the development and implementation of the firm's proprietary asset pricing and risk-management models. Michael graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in Economics and B.S. in Chemical Engineering and sits on the board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. He also earned his M.A. and Ph.D., both in Economics, from Harvard University, where his fields of concentration were finance and macroeconomics. Michael lives in Newton, Massachusetts, with his wife, Dena, and their four children.|