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Thom Greenlaw, President
Thom Greenlaw has served for over twenty years in varying senior roles in independent schools. He most recently was Chief Operating Officer of Ethel Walker School from 2013-15.
Prior to his service at EWS Thom served for thirteen years as Assistant Head for Operations/ CFO at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School in Cambridge, MA. Thom oversaw all non-academic operations of the school and served as Assistant Treasurer. Prior to his employment at BB&N, Thom served as Business Manager at the Dana Hall School for 6 years and was a hospital administrator for twenty years.
Thom has served as a member of the Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP) Board of Directors since 2014. He serves as its Treasurer. He served for four years as Chair of the Board of Trustees at Summit Montessori School in Framingham, MA and as a Board member of the National Business Officers Association (NBOA) from 2007-11, earning the Will Hancock Unsung Hero Award in 2008.
He also is a Board member of Thacher Montessori School, an ISCC member.
Thom is a frequent speaker at National and International Conferences and is the author of numerous journal articles as well as the Association of Boarding Schools (TABS) Sustainability Model, which is in use at over 300 Boarding Schools in the US and abroad. He recently authored companion Day School Sustainability Model for the National Business Officers Association, which serves 1000 member schools. Thom’s most recent accomplishment was his co-authorship of a chapter on Financial Sustainability in NBOA’s newest reference book “ By the Numbers, and Beyond”.

Nick Bakker, President Emeritus
Nick Bakker, founding President of ISCC, has been an independent school business officer and/or independent school trustee for the last 43 years. He was Secretary/Treasurer of AISNE for 25 years and led the formation of the Business Services Committee from which the first Safety Group for property casualty insurance emerged.
He participated in the formation of AISNE's health insurance consortium and was Chair of NAIS Business Services Committee, member of NAIS Financial Aid Services Committee, Director of NAIS Financial Management Summer Workshops and recognized by NBOA with the first Kenneth A. White, Jr., Distinguished Service Award for extraordinary leadership.

Ed Gotgart, Clerk, Governance Committee Chairperson
Ed Gotgart is currently Interim Superintendent of the Framingham Public Schools. He was, and will return to being the Chief Operating Officer once a new Superintendent has been identified for Framingham. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for the Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham for 23 years and is now Emeritus. Ed was Business Manager at St. Mark's School, one of the founding member schools of ISCC, and also served as Business Manager for Hillside School, another of the ISCC member schools. Ed was the first Chair of the Claims and Loss Control Committee and has served on the ISCC Board for many years. He holds an A.B. from Harvard, an M.A. from Yale, an Ed.M. from Harvard and an Ed.D. from Boston University School of Education.

Laura Gaudette, Vice President, Claim and Loss Control Committee Chairperson
Laura Gaudette has been Summer Programs Manager at Belmont Hill School since 2013, and has been employed at the school since 2004. 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.

Bruce Amsbary,Vice President, Audit Committee Chairperson
Bruce served as Director of Finance & Operations and Assistant Treasurer of The Rivers School since 1987 until his retirement in September of 2015. As chief financial officer at Rivers, he oversaw the school's business office, food service, bookstore, and facilities operations and served on various trustee committees. Prior to coming to Rivers he was the Assistant Business Manager at Dana Hall School for nine years. He was an executive committee member of the Massachusetts Association of Nonprofit Schools and Colleges (previously serving as president for four years), and has served on various committees over the years for The Association of Independent Schools in New England. He received a BA from Hobart College in Economics and an MBA in Accounting and Management from Babson College. He currently volunteers as a member of the Belmont Hill School (his alma mater) Audit Committee.

Jock Burns
Jock has served as the Director of Finance and Operations at Pingree School since 2001. Prior to Pingree he held a similar position at Stoneleigh Burnham School for four years. He is a graduate of Deerfield Academy and Wesleyan University. Jock also serves on ISCC's Loss Control Committee.

Elizabeth Dionne
Elizabeth has served as the Director of Finance and Assistant Treasurer for the College of the Holy Cross since August 2015. Elizabeth spent a majority of her career with KPMG LLP in St. Louis, Missouri, most recently serving as a Senior Manager in the audit practice providing services to higher education and governmental clients. Additionally, she was previously Director of Internal Audit for the University of Wisconsin System, as well as Director of Investment Finance for CUNA Mutual Group in Madison, Wisconsin. She received her BSBA and MSBA in Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis, and is a Certified Public Accountant (Massachusetts) and Certified Internal Auditor.

Rosiane LaRose
Rosiane LaRose is the Assistant Controller for Smith College. Prior to joining Smith, she worked as Finance/Accounting Manager in the manufacturing sector with a focus on setting up new processes and promoting a culture of process improvement leading to her certification in Six Sigma Black Belt. She has a bachelor degree in Finance Administration from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and a MBA from Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts.

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, and on the Supervisory Committee of the UMassFive College Credit Union.

Peter Shea
Peter J. Shea has been the Director of Finance at The Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts since July 1, 2012. He was Treasurer of Amherst College from March 2002 until accepting the Roxbury Latin position. He received his B.B.A. degree and M.B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Massachusetts. Mr. Shea served in various positions in the Amherst College Treasurer/Comptroller's Offices, having come to the College as Assistant Comptroller in 1987. Prior to that, Mr. Shea worked for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) in Springfield, MA, as an Auditor and Audit Manager and held various accounting positions both in profit and non-profit entities. He has served on numerous Boards within his community and is affiliated with The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc., and National Business Officers Association.

Kathleen Sambuco
Kathleen Sambuco is the Associate Director of Human Resources at the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the BSO in 2006, she held similar positions at Merrimack College, Emerson College and Wheelock College. She earned her B.S. in Business Education from Salem State University and M.S. in Human Resources Management from Lesley University.

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.

Matt Crozier
Matt Crozier joined the Middlesex School faculty since 2004, Matt taught Latin and ancient history before being appointed the School’s chief operating officer in 2008. A graduate of Belmont Hill School, he earned a B.A. in history at Yale University and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University; Matt also completed an M.A. in Latin at Boston College. Prior to teaching at Middlesex, he spent 15 years in the health care software industry. Matt lives in Concord with his wife and three children.

Charles Breslin
Charlie has overseen the operations and finances of the Dana Hall School in various capacities for the past thirteen 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.

Anthony Penny
Tony is the Business and Auxiliary Services Manager for Clark University. He received a BS from Worcester State University and MLIS from Simmons College. Tony has worked in Higher Education for over 10 years.
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