She enjoys science, technology, the arts, diversity and all aspects of the philanthropic world.
Bridget Flynn has worked in the non-profit sector for 20 years and currently serves as the Director of Major Giving and Capital Campaigns at Southcoast Health, a $1 billion regional healthcare system stretching from Cape Cod to Rhode Island.
In her current role, Bridget is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Southcoast Health’s $25 million campaign – the largest in the organization’s history. During her tenure, Bridget has led the annual, major and planned giving teams to the 2nd best fundraising year on record.
Before her tenure at Southcoast Health, Bridget spent six years at Cape Cod Healthcare where she was part of a team that completed a $100 million campaign for Falmouth and Cape Cod Hospital. Prior to her time in community healthcare, Bridget worked in the development offices at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Brown University and the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.
A Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), Bridget holds a master’s degree in English from Bridgewater State University and an MBA, with a concentration in non-profit management, from Providence College.
Perry’s three decades of fundraising experience includes 18 years within the medical and healthcare sectors. He was previously Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Joslin Diabetes Center, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School from 2016 – 2019. Prior to that, he served as Senior Associate Dean for Medical Advancement at Brown University’s Warren Alpert Medical School, serving as the Chief Advancement Officer in charge of philanthropy, alumni and parent relations and communications for the medical school. Prior to joining Brown in 2010, John served as Director of Development for the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan; Chief Development Officer at the Oakwood Healthcare System in Dearborn, Michigan; and Director of Major Gifts at the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit Michigan.
From 1985 to 2001 he served in various development and management capacities with the Boy Scouts of America in the Chicago and Detroit areas. A Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), John holds a BA in Psychology from DePauw University and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. Mr. Perry is a member of the Group on Institutional Advancement of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). He is also a member of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and served as chair for the AHP’s Midwest Regional Conference and as a member of the Midwest Regional Board.
He served as SVP for Development from 2006 to 2013 for this four hospital healthcare system in Providence, RI and from 2000 to 2006 he served as Associate Vice President of Annual Programs and Direct Marketing at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, where he also served as Senior Director of Development Operations and was responsible for overseeing Annual Support, Individual Giving, Marketing and Development Service activities. He most recently served as VP, Chief of Advancement and Marketing at Franciscan Hospital for Children from 2013 to 2015. In September of 2015 he created his own consulting company and is working with a number of non-profits.
He is immediate past-president of Friday Forum, and is a board member of NEAHP (New England Association of Healthcare Philanthropy).
When she’s not balancing the books for The Friday Forum or enticing yet another funder to support the mission of her current employer, she enjoys traveling, playing with her preschool-aged grandkids, and fearlessly cooking up a storm in her too-small kitchen.
Goodell is a graduate of Boston College with a B.A. in Speech Communication and Psychology and Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program in Strategic Marketing Management. She is a member of The Boston Club.
Before her tenure at the Brigham, Sue worked in both higher education and healthcare fundraising at institutions like Marquette University, Chapman University, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Joslin Diabetes Center. She received her bachelors from Bentley College in Waltham, MA and a Masters of Education from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
Neeta holds a B.A. in Business Management from Bentley University and lives on the South Shore with her young daughter.
Prior to the Museum, he served as Executive Director for Advancement Operations at the Harvard School of Public Health, overseeing the completion of a $900 million campaign. He previously held roles as Associate Dean at Stanford University and Director of Finance and Operations at Bethel University. Aaron earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Northwestern, and a Masters of Education and MBA from Bethel University.
Ms. Crowley has worked for private and public colleges and universities as well as some non-profit agencies. She held several positions with Brown over her 17 years there including: Executive Director of Development – Metro NY, Director of Campaign Volunteer Management, Director of the Parents Leadership Programs, Major Gift Officer, and Sr. Associate Director Annual Giving. Ms. Crowley also worked in Connecticut College’s office of Advancement in major giving and at Bryant University – overseeing all aspects of the institutions first-ever comprehensive campaign. As of October 2015, she is Vice President for College Advancement at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts.
Ms. Crowley is a frequent speaker at national conferences for CASE and Academic Impressions and has served on several boards in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Tufts University having received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Russian Studies.
Before her tenure at BU, Kate worked in both education and healthcare fundraising at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston Latin School Association, University at Buffalo, and SUNY Geneseo. She also serves as a member of the Education Committee and co-chair of the Basics Program with the Association of Fundraising Professionals Massachusetts Chapter. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Geneseo and serves as a regional volunteer mentoring students and recent graduates.
She is leading the organization’s first capital campaign to build a new Integrated Behavioral Healthcare Center in south central Massachusetts. Melissa has many years of experience leading mission-driven nonprofits in Massachusetts, raising funds, and influencing a range of health and public policy issues, including women’s reproductive healthcare and food systems issues.
When not at work, Melissa is ideally hiking in the White Mountains, cooking for friends, or trying a new restaurant.
In his spare time, Joe can be found spending time with his family (wife, Abbey, and their three young boys) in Cohasset, MA, either at the beach building sandcastles in the summertime or in the backyard bringing snowmen to life during the winter months.
Larry has held leadership advancement positions and consulting engagements for more than 30 years. He and his firm have served hundreds of organizations of all sizes and reach from every nonprofit sector, and have earned a reputation for achieving client objectives through both creative and rigorous application of proven advancement practices. The thought leadership Larry provides includes his GivingTake blog which has been publishing bi-weekly for more than five years and has an international following; serving as past President of The Friday Forum, a thought leadership group of senior development professionals in the Boston area; and, regularly providing high-level training presentations and publishing articles in Becker’s Hospital Review, Fundraising Success Magazine and Board Source.
Larry is a co-founder of the highly acclaimed Philanthropy Leadership Advancement Nexus, a Master Gift Officer Event. Now entering its seventh year, PLAN-MGO is an immersive, four-day training program that transforms advancement professionals and volunteers into Master Gift Officers by reengineering the nature and process of their relationships with donors, goals, asks, and stewardship.
He previously served as Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Providence College and raised more than $100 million over 7 years. He also served as Vice President for Institutional Advancement at St. John’s University in NY, where he oversaw development efforts that raised more than $260 million for St. John’s most recent capital campaign.
Originally from Warwick, RI, Wegrzyn is a graduate of Toll Gate High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration at Bryant. He also holds a Master of Education in sports administration from Temple University.