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MassBay Welcomes New Foundation Board Members

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (July 20, 2021) — MassBay Community College Foundation Board is pleased to welcome seven new board members to join the non-profit organization. The seven new board members bring a wide range of perspective and expertise to help the MassBay Foundation Board grow and fulfill its mission of increasing the College’s revenue base to support scholarship awards, meeting its capital needs, building and engaging a community of support, and contributing to the overall fiscal strength of the institution.

The new board members include:

  • Christopher Bissada, of Sherborn, MA, an endodontist in Norwood, Dedham, and Franklin
  • Todd Ofenloch, of Wellesley, MA, a Managing Director of H.I.G. Capital

Who join current board members:

  • Chris Cavallerano, of Wellesley, MA, the Founder of Motivo, Inc.
  • Jean Dyer, of York, ME, the former MassBay Director of Nursing and registered nurse
  • Tony Loftis, of Natick, MA, an independent communications consultant
  • Tina Kao Mylon, of Concord, MA, the Chief Talent and Diversity Officer for Schneider Electric
  • Stacy Okada, of Wellesley, MA, an alumna of MassBay and Biochemist at Next Generation Sequencing

The MassBay Foundation Board annually awards more than $250,000 to approximately 370 students, ensuring they have the financial means to continue their studies at the College.

“We welcome the new members to the MassBay Foundation Board and know their broad and varied experience will enhance the Board’s impact,” said MassBay President David Podell. “These professionals will help raise needed funds that are often the difference between whether our students graduate or drop out. Importantly, MassBay students who graduate from our associate degree or certificate programs earn a higher salary over their lifetime than their peers, and they also provide a needed pipeline of skilled workers for the MetroWest community. The student scholarships the Foundation Board provides have a ripple effect on our regional economy.”

Anyone interested in supporting MassBay student scholarships is encouraged to make a tax-free donation at

MassBay Community College is the most affordable higher education option in MetroWest Boston, offering a robust portfolio of courses and more than 70 associate degree and certificate programs with flexible day, evening, and weekend classes in Ashland, Framingham, Wellesley Hills, and online. MassBay students receive an unmatched educational value by earning stackable credits that transfer to bachelor’s degree programs, and workforce-ready skills necessary to advance careers in high-demand fields such as health and life sciences, automotive technology, engineering, business, cybersecurity, and the humanities. MassBay’s Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) programs were both ranked as the #1 Nursing Program in Massachusetts in 2020-2021 by national nursing advocacy organizations, and Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and remains firmly committed to its mission of meeting the needs of the diverse local communities it serves. We value the intrinsic worth of all individuals, collectively in pursuit of inclusiveness and prioritize our work towards achieving equity within our community and beyond.

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