Board of Directors

Paige Brodie

Paige is a non-practicing attorney who, during her career, practiced corporate litigation in private practice. Presently, she is a volunteer with Boston CASA as a court-appointed special advocate. She also acted as Enforcement Counsel for the Ontario Securities Commission.


Kevin Brown, Treasurer
Kevin is the Chief Financial Officer for Startup Institute which offers courses and programs built to give people the skills, mindset and network to build careers they love.  He has over 20 years of senior financial leadership experience.
Laura Cromarty

Laura is currently Operations Manager for New Life in a voluntary capacity, where she has applied her prior volunteer experience with South Shore Habitat for Humanity and Cradles to Crayons. She has previous experience in the financial arena.


Doug Marshall, Co-Founder and President

Doug is Market Executive for the For-Profit Healthcare Commercial Banking Team at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He has more than 20 years of experience in a variety of roles in the banking industry.

Brian McKenzie, Secretary

Brian is a Partner and Chief Operating Officer-Northeast Region for Transwestern Corporation, a  privately-held, full-service real estate advisory firm. He was a Founding Partner of Richards Barry Joyce and Partners, which became part of Transwestern in 2014. He has over 24 years of commercial real estate experience.


Brendan O'Leary, Ph.D.
Brendan is Executive Vice Chancellor at UMass Medical School where he leads all Innovation and Business Development functions. In addition, he is a General Partner at the venture capital firm, Prism Venture Management LLC, where he leads the firm’s life sciences practice.


Ron Yates, Co-Founder and Chairman
Ron is the retired CEO of the Walchem Group, a consortium of 3 manufacturing companies with a very broad range of products in chemical pumps, analytical instruments and chemical containment tanks. Prior to joining Walchem in 1984, he held various management positions in the manufacturing industry.

New Life Furniture Bank of MA

Donation Center Address:

102 Elm Street, Walpole, MA


Mailing Address:

PO Box 573, Medfield, MA 02052

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