BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Chris Eosco, Board Chair

Retired, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

​Chris retired in 2015 after almost thirty years in the banking industry having worked primarily for Bank of America Merrill Lynch and its legacy banks. Most recently she held the positions of Chief Operating Officer for Counterparty Credit Risk Portfolio Management (CCRPM) and Chief Country Operating Officer, Europe and Emerging Markets. She was responsible for the day-to-day administration of a team that covered 27 countries, approximately 15,000 associates and revenues in excess of $7 billion.  She was a key contributor in the development and implementation of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s International Governance Model across 40 countries. She brings with her a wealth of skills including management, governance, financial administration, and strategic planning.

Chris has served as a director on numerous corporate and community boards including Legacy 2020 (UK), Bank of America Overseas Corporation, Bank of America International Financial Corporation,  and Merrill Lynch Menkul Degerler A.S.  She is a former member of the Board of Corporators of Hartford Art School and the Suffolk University Marketing Advisory Council, as well as a Lifetime Member of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and Boston Leadership Forum. She currently serves as Board Treasurer of the Cape Cod Theater Company.

Chris and her husband, Kevin, split their time between Dennis and Ostuni, Italy.

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Steve Cundall, Vice Chair

Founder, The Cornerstone Group

Steve is an experienced leader and entrepreneur who has built successful organizations by aligning people with strategy to deliver exceptional employee and customer satisfaction.

After playing an instrumental role in building COMLINK, Inc., which was twice named to the INC 500 list of fastest growing US companies, Steve founded The Cornerstone Group. For over 20 years, the Cornerstone Group has helped leaders to improve performance by hiring smarter, improving workforce engagement, and growing stronger leaders. Today, Steve and his team at the Cornerstone Group work with over one hundred companies and thousands of leaders throughout the US and abroad.

Steve takes great pride in Cornerstone’s outstanding team, community involvement, and the creation of great jobs in the Cape Cod Community. Organizations that they support include; Cape & Islands United Way, Mass Audubon, Worcester Art Museum, WE CAN, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Career Collaborative, Cape Hook Alliance, and Camp Jabberwocky on Martha’s Vineyard.

Steve and his wife Pam (a member of our Women United Steering Committee) reside in Hyannis, MA. In his spare time, Steve enjoys fishing the waters of Nantucket Sound and sharing his passion for fishing with others.

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Larry Bigelow, Treasurer

Retired, Citizens Bank

​Larry joined Citizens in June, 2004, bringing over 30 years of corporate banking experience. He has been a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare & Non Profit Division since October, 2006 and is now retired. He was responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of healthcare and non-profit clients primarily in Mass. but also in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

 

Prior to joining Citizens, he spent 21 years with BankBoston/Fleet/Bank of America, most recently as Managing Director and Team Leader in the Financial Institutions Division, focusing on corporate banking relationships with insurance companies and asset managers.

Larry received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. in Administrative Science from Colby College.

Larry is currently on the Aging & Vulnerable Population Grants Committee of the Cape & Islands United Way and just completed his role on the Planning Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. 100th Anniversary Gala. He is also a member of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Annual Awards Committee. He is a past President of the Acton-Boxborough United Way as well as a past Director of the United Way’s Northeast Regional Council. He has also been Treasurer and a Board member of Community Alliance For Youth, a non-profit agency in Acton. He currently resides in East Falmouth.

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Carrie Woods, Immediate Past Chair 

Financial Advisor, Merrill Lynch

Carrie received a B.A. from Harvard University and her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.  She currently works as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch.  In her role at Merrill Lynch, Carrie works with several non-profits as well as a number of Cape families managing investments, developing tax minimization strategies and implementing disciplined and customized financial plans that build and preserve wealth.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Carrie practiced law on Cape Cod for close to 20 years and provided clients advice relating to financial strategies, estate planning services, insurance, business succession planning and corporate strategic focus. Beginning in 2013, her practice focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions of publically traded companies.

Carrie served as the President of the Barnstable Bar Association for two years and served on its executive committee for over ten years.  Additionally, Carrie served on the Board of Directors for the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation and was very involved in fundraising for both entities.

Carrie and her husband have lived and worked on Cape Cod for over 25 years and consider the Cape to be their home.  In her spare time Carrie likes to travel, snowboard, ski and play golf.

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Kevin Howard, Clerk

Community Representative

​In Kevin’s role at Cape Cod Five, he oversaw all of the Bank’s outward communications, the administration of its namesake Charitable Foundation Trust and its Financial Education programs. Prior to joining Cape Cod Five, Kevin spent seven years managing Cape Cod-based arts non-profits including as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, the designated regional arts agency for Barnstable County and as Executive Director of the Cape Cod Conservatory of Music and Arts. During that period, Kevin helped lead a process that resulted in a merger of the Conservatory and the Cape Symphony Orchestra, creating the largest arts organization on Cape Cod and ensuring long-term sustainability and growth for music education and performance.

Kevin also had an extensive career in management and real estate development as President of Wise Living, a senior independent living company and as Regional Vice President for Corcoran Jennison Hospitality, overseeing over 1,000 employees in five hotels and resorts. Kevin is currently Treasurer and Public Policy Chair for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, where he had previously served as Board Chairman. In 2011, he was appointed to the Board of the Massachusetts Cultural Council and also serves on the board of the Cape Symphony and Conservatory. He resides in West Barnstable, MA.

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Mandee Blair

Relationship Management Officer, The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

​Mandee joined Cape Cod 5 in 2015 where she currently serves as the Bank’s Relationship Management Officer.  In this role, she works closely with all business lines to build successful customer relationships.  She is also heavily involved with the Bank’s community engagement efforts including philanthropy and event management. 

 

Growing up in Princeton, Massachusetts, Mandee fell in love with Cape Cod while working summer jobs in Chatham during college.  These summer jobs proved to be fruitful as this would be where she met her future husband and many close friends.  Her decision to root on the Cape came after living in New York, San Diego, and Boston.  The small town by the sea had unmatched charm. 

 

Mandee holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  She continues to be a resident of Chatham with her husband Justin, their two young daughters, and a fish named “Fish.”   Mandee is part of the Special Olympics Games Management Committee, and is now excited to be a new addition to the Cape and Islands United Way Board. 

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Jack Burke

Vice President-Retail Area Manager, Eastern Bank

Jack joined Eastern Bank in 2012, and in his role as Area Manager works out of his Hyannis office, overseeing Eastern Banks Retail Branches within the Cape and Near Cape Area.  Jack has over 30 years of Retail Banking experience, including over 20 years with Fleet/Bank of America. He has served on a number of Boards including Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Past President of Norwell Chamber of Commerce, and MetroWest United Way.  

 

Jack has a BA in Psychology from Stonehill College, and an M Ed in Higher Education Administration from Northeastern University.

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Tammy Glivinski

President, Glivinski & Associates

​Glivinski & Associates is a Yarmouth-based contract CFO, bookkeeping, and accounting firm that has provided financial oversight to over 100 of the Cape’s most notable non-profit and for profit corporations since 1999.

 

A third generation Cape Cod native, Tammy resides in Yarmouth Port and has served on several Community and Civic Boards including The Children’s Cove, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School Committee.  She was the 2015-2016 President of the Rotary Club of Yarmouth and a Suffolk University Graduate.

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Todd Machnik

President and General Counsel, Today Real Estate

​In 2019 Todd became the president of Today Real Estate. Prior to that he served as the company’s director of operations and general counsel. Today Real Estate was founded by Todd’s parents in 1985.  He and his brother Craig now own and operate the company.  

 

Todd grew up in the Town of Yarmouth and graduated Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School.  He went on to earn his B.A. from Williams College and J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

 

After living in New York, Boston and Milton, Todd returned to the Cape in 2003 and now makes Barnstable Village his home with his three children. In addition to his United Way duties, Todd is a director, secretary and coach for the Barnstable Youth Basketball League; he coaches Barnstable Little League; and is a past director of the Barnstable Village Civic Association.  

Having grown up on the Cape and as a business leader, Todd recognizes the importance of community service, involvement and support of our local non-profits.

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Dale Morgan-Murphy

Partner, Morgan & Murphy, LLP

Dale is a personal injury lawyer. She received a B.A. in journalism from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law. Dale has practiced law both on and off the Cape for 35 years, the last 22 years practicing alongside her husband and partner Michael Murphy at a law firm where she finally got top billing, Morgan & Murphy, LLP.  Through her representation of thousands of injured and disabled people over the years, Dale has come to understand the hopes and challenges of those in need and plans to draw on this depth of experience as she begins her tenure on the Board.

 

Dale is a member the Massachusetts and Federal Bars as well as the Barnstable and Bristol County Bar Associations.  She served on a number of PTO and church boards while her daughter was in school and actively participated in volunteering and fundraising for various community teams, organizations and events.

 

 Dale started her legal career while living full time on the Cape and after being a summer resident for the last 12 years is extremely happy to have come full circle and is once again a year-round Cape Codder, living in Centerville with her husband and college age daughter.  She likes to play golf, travel, ski and entertain.  

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Jennifer McCartin

Real Estate Agent, Sotheby's International Realty

Jennifer, a resident of Cape Cod for more than 20 years, has been actively involved with the Cape and Islands United Way for several years. She has served on various Community Investment committees over the past 8 years, reviewing grant proposals and conducting site reviews. Currently, Jennifer chairs the Education Impact Team and sits on our Community Impact Council. 

Investing in the local community has been important to Jennifer and her husband Mark. In addition to the United Way, Jennifer has been an active volunteer with local schools and sports teams, serves on many committees for local causes, and has chaired numerous fundraising events.

Jennifer is a real estate agent for Sotheby’s International Realty in Osterville.  Jennifer, Mark, and their three children live in Osterville.

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Beth Opishinski

Certified Financial Planner, Beacon Financial Planning of Cape Cod, Inc.

Beth began her career in wealth management over 30 years ago at Bank Boston where she originally focused on providing custom credit solutions to a diverse group of wealthy clients. Over the years she gained deep experience in all of the disciplines that wealth management encompasses, delivering solutions to clients with net worth’s ranging from $750,000 to multi-billionaires. 

After a long career in the banking world, she joined a private firm where she discovered a different world of wealth management. At this point, Beth dove headfirst into obtaining her CFP designation. She then returned to the “big bank” wealth management world only to find that the environment and culture did not allow her to provide the level of service she knew her clients deserved.  She found a firm that leads with compassion and integrity, and joined the Beacon team in 2021. 

Beth also volunteers as a financial coach for cancer patients at Dana Farber as well as participating in her local high school’s Credit for Life Fair where she “speed teaches” students about the value of saving early. In her spare time, Beth enjoys spending time with her children and grandson, gardening, photography, hiking, and traveling. Winters often find her baking and knitting. Having spent summers on the Cape as a child she looks forward to becoming a permanent resident and becoming active in the Cape community.

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David Smith

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Rockland Trust

At Rockland, Smith oversees and manages the Investment Management Group. In this capacity, he is involved in performing research and setting investment policy, as well as managing client portfolios.

Prior to joining Rockland Trust, Smith was a founding partner, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Mellon Growth Advisors (MGA), a subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation. He also held positions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and the Tuckerman Group, a real estate subsidiary of SSgA. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and a MS in Finance from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University.

Smith serves on the Advisory Board for the Finance Programs at the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University, the South Shore Chamber Investment Committee, and the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Fall River. He also volunteers for the Finance Committee at Nativity Preparatory School of Boston.

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Norma Schmidt

Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

​Norma became involved with the United Way while working for a previous employer and assisting with the company’s corporate campaign. Being asked to participate in the Citizens Investment Committee allowed Norma to obtain a greater understanding of the magnitude and variety of need that exists on this beautiful peninsula, and the important role that the non-profits provide to the Cape Cod Community. After many years of serving on the CIC, Norma was thrilled to be asked to become a member of the board.

Norma currently resides in Centerville with her husband and two children. It is Norma’s hope that her children are able to discover what brings them happiness, and that they give back to their local community.

 
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Mark Skala

President & CEO

Mark is a seasoned marketing executive, journalist, and community leader. He comes to the United Way with a wealth of experience, most recently serving as vice president at Lighthouse Media Solutions, where he oversaw client relation services as well as the company's TV shows and video production. He previously worked in executuve role at Bank of Cape Cod and Gatehouse Media. 

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Mary LeBeau

Database Manager

Mary LeBeau, a resident of Falmouth, earned a bachelor's degree from Clark University. She has worked for the National Park Service, a Worcester printing company and the U.S. Census, as well as consulting for many years as a graphic artist. 

Mary most recently worked at Highfield Hall & Gardens where she had charge of database management, mailings, and gift processing while also providing administrative support to the CEO. Mary serves in a similar for the United Way. Mary's expertise in data management, her many years of experience working in the mail house, and her skill in graphic design make her and excellent addition to the United Way team. 

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Jackie Barber

Community Outreach & Administration Manager

Jackie Barber brings more than 30 years of customer-service experience to her work at Cape and Islands United Way. She loves making a difference in a nonprofit setting and knows CIUW well, having spent three years on the community impact committee. She gained further wisdom as a Big Sister mentor and honed her business chops as general manager at The Wine List in Hyannis and server and bartender at Tosca in Hingham.  She loves cooking, the beach, red wine, Target (wink), and most of all, time with family and friends.

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Tracy K. O'Neill

Marketing Consultant

Tracy is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and has worked in content marketing for almost 20 years. She has served clients in the retail, nonprofit, financial services, healthcare, and high tech markets, and specializes in messaging, branding and engagement. 

Tracy joined the Cape and Island United Way in January of 2018 and loves helping tell the story of this remarkable organization. 

Fun fact: she also owned and operated a wine shop in Hyannis for 9 years, so if you need any wine tips, just ask!

 
COMMUNITY IMPACT COUNCIL

The Community Impact Council (CIC) is comprised of community representatives who bring specific expertise in social services, outcomes and measurement, and our impact areas of health, education, financial stability and housing. The Council is an advisory group to the Board of Directors. They are charged with: the annual review and development of social service strategies and funding priorities (our Results Framework), the oversight of the work of our Impact Teams (citizen volunteers who review grant proposals and monitor the work of funded partners); and making funding recommendations to the Board that best serve the needs of the community.

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Peter Clark, Chair of Community Impact Council

Retired Superintendent of Falmouth Public Schools

Peter Clark retired as Superintendent of the Falmouth Public Schools in 2005 after 9.5 years in that role and 23.5 years in Falmouth as high school principal and assistant superintendent. During his tenure in education and after retirement, he served on numerous boards and committees, including Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth Human Services, Falmouth Housing Authority, Falmouth Community Preservation Committee, Cape Cod Healthcare Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, and Samaritans on the Cape and Islands, as well as being a representative at the Falmouth Town Meeting.

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Larry Bigelow, Housing Impact Team Chair

Retired, Citizens Bank

Larry joined Citizens in June, 2004, bringing over 30 years of corporate banking experience. He has been a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare & Non Profit Division since October, 2006 and is now retired. He was responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of healthcare and non-profit clients primarily in Mass. but also in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Prior to joining Citizens, he spent 21 years with BankBoston/Fleet/Bank of America, most recently as Managing Director and Team Leader in the Financial Institutions Division, focusing on corporate banking relationships with insurance companies and asset managers.

Larry received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. in Administrative Science from Colby College.

 

Larry is currently on the Aging & Vulnerable Population Grants Committee of the Cape & Islands United Way and just completed his role on the Planning Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. 100th Anniversary Gala. He is also a member of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Annual Awards Committee. He is a past President of the Acton-Boxborough United Way as well as a past Director of the United Way’s Northeast Regional Council. He has also been Treasurer and a Board member of Community Alliance For Youth, a non-profit agency in Acton. He currently resides in East Falmouth.

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Lynn Mason Small, Financial Stability Impact Team Chair

Senior Vice President of Business Development, Rogers | Gray Insurance Agency

Lynn Mason-Small is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency, where she oversees Business Development, Corporate Communications, the Rogers & Gray Charitable Foundation and the Corporate Giving policies for the Agency.

Mason-Small is a founding Board Member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals. She has also served on boards and committees for local non-profits including Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape & Islands, Community Visions, the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, the United Way and the Cape Cod Foundation.

Prior to joining Rogers & Gray, Lynn held previous positions in marketing, strategic program development and event planning. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and lives with her husband, Nathan Small and 2 sons in South Yarmouth.

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Jennifer McCartin, Education Team Impact Chair

Real Estate Agent, Sotheby’s International Realty

Jennifer, a resident of Cape Cod for more than 20 years, has been actively involved with the Cape and Islands United Way for several years. She has served on various Community Investment committees over the past 8 years, reviewing grant proposals and conducting site reviews.

Investing in the local community has been important to Jennifer and her husband Mark. In addition to the United Way, Jennifer has been an active volunteer with local schools and sports teams, serves on many committees for local causes, and has chaired numerous fundraising events.  

Jennifer is a real estate agent for Sotheby’s International Realty in Osterville.  Jennifer, Mark, and their three children live in Osterville.

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Hank Sennott, Health Team Impact Chair

Marketing Director/Realtor, Today Real Estate

Hank is an accomplished business communications executive with an expertise in the real estate, energy, and philanthropic fields. Recognized as an effective classroom and online teacher and trainer. Proven success at developing partnerships, building consensus and managing multi-level initiatives with tight deadlines and budget restrictions. Able to navigate and guide others through high-pressure situations with ease. Experienced in international settings. Licensed realtor.

(...and for what it's worth, I'm also the first person to fire Howard Stern from a radio job.)