Our Board of Trustees
Members of the Board of Trustees provide invaluable support as leaders and ambassadors of the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk county's mission.
Elisabeth Schadae Percelay, Chair
Elisabeth Schadae Percelay was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2016. Elisabeth is a Managing Director, Financial Services Office - International Tax Services at Ernst & Young. Previously she was an arbitrator at FINRA (financial industry regulatory authority) and also taught at Boston University's Questrom School of Business. She serves on several boards including the First Dutch School in Boston and the Nantucket Cottage Hospital. Elisabeth and her husband, Bruce, reside in Boston.
Jay Bisognano, Vice-Chair
Jay Bisognano was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2014. He is the founder and principal of Torrington Properties Inc, a real estate investment and development firm in Boston. The firm has grown to include a diverse portfolio of apartments, hotels and commercial properties. Jay has been active in charitable work and lives in Newton with his wife, son and daughter.
Meredith Weenick, Treasurer
Meredith Weenick was elected to the Board of Trustees in July 2014. Meredith is the Vice President for Campus Services at Harvard University. Prior to joining Harvard, Meredith served as a policy advisor to former Mayor Thomas M. Menino and most recently as the Chief Financial Officer for the City of Boston. In earlier years, she served as the director of operations at City Year Boston and the deputy director of the Massachusetts Service Alliance, where she was responsible for the daily operations of the Massachusetts Governor’s Commission on National and Community Service.
Kimberly Henry Quagliaroli, Secretary
Kimberly Henry Quagliaroli was elected to the Board of Trustees in October 2015. Kim was a consultant to the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center and also served as Director of the Interagency Human Trafficking Policy Task Force at the MA Attorney General's Office and a Marketing Manager at Fidelity Investments. Kim is a resident of Boston's South End.
Daniel Cence was elected to the Board of Trustees in September 2009. Daniel is Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner at Solomon McCown & Cence. His areas of expertise include government relations, digital PR and social media marketing, as well as crisis management. Daniel's previous experience includes founding Cence Cinotti Strategies, and serving as Government & Community Affairs Director for District Attorney Daniel Conley.
Michael Fish was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2018. He is the President & CEO of Delbrook | JKS, a construction management leader in Boston and Greater New England. In this role, he defines the company’s mission, provides strategic direction and leadership. A 2010 Boston Business Journal “Forty Under Forty” top business leader in Boston, Mike is also a member of the board of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston and a member of the YPO Organization. a global community of top leaders committed to the shared mission of becoming better leaders through learning and idea exchanges.
Peter Flaherty was elected to the Board of Trustees in September 2009. Peter is a Political Advisor who served as Governor Mitt Romney’s Deputy Chief of Staff and Romney’s Presidential Campaign. Peter is a former Assistant District Attorney for Suffolk County and also served as Vice President of Walden Media
Jack Harrington was elected to the Board of Trustees in November 2012. Currently a partner at New Boston Strategies, Jack was the Founding Co-Principal of Atlantic Associates with more than 25 years’ experience in the recruiting and information technology fields. Jack has been active in local and state politics for over 20 years as an advocate and volunteer for a wide range of charitable and civic projects.
Anne Tamer Hajjar
Anne Tamer Hajjar was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2019. Anne grew up in Boston and attended Boston Latin School and UMass Boston. She later earned a Master's of Education in Mental Health Counseling and has worked in programs supporting women transitioning from shelter to independent living. Currently, as the Director of Hotels at Hajjar Management Co., Inc. Anne oversees seven award-winning boutique hotels. She is involved in many charitable endeavors including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and has supported the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County for several years. Anne and her husband Chuck have 4 children.
Jennifer Nassour was elected to the Board of Trustees in May 2020. She is an attorney, political advisor and analyst currently serving on several boards including MassINC, the Esplanade Association, the advisory board of the University of Massachusetts Women into Leadership program, the National Board of Fair Vote, and as a vice president of The Union Club of Boston’s Board of Governors. In addition to her juris doctor from St. John’s University School of Law Jennifer also holds a master’s degree in political science. She and her three daughters live in the Back Bay with their two dogs.
Jason Weissman was elected to the Board of Trustees in March 2020. Jason founded Boston Realty Advisors, the largest, independent real estate services firm in New England in 2001. He is an industry thought leader and enjoys a reputation of being creative and an out-of-the-box thinker. He is involved with several causes and organizations including Boston Children's Hospital and Combined Jewish Philanthropies and lives with his wife in South Boston.
Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins, Ex Officio
Rachael Rollins was sworn in as Suffolk County District Attorney in January 2019. Prior to her election, she was the first woman General Counsel of the MBTA, served as the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and as Chief Legal Counsel of the Massachusetts Port Authority. She has also worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and in the private sector at Bingham McCutchen and Seyfarth Shaw. District Attorney Rollins is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Northeastern University School of Law. She’s a past President of the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association, and the recipient of numerous awards, including Top Lawyer of 2018 from MA Lawyers Weekly, Top Women of Law 2010 from Lawyer’s Weekly, Boston Business Journal 40 under 40, and one of the Top Ten Lawyers in New England by the Women’s Business Journal.
Gary Graham, Trustee Emeritus
Gary Graham was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1996, served as its President from 2009-2012 and was elected as a Trustee Emeritus in January 2013. Gary is an Associate Professor of Architecture, Roger Williams University and Founding Principal at Graham/Meus Architects. Gary is an acknowledged leader in the New England Architectural Community as a well-recognized architect, educator and facilitator.