Boston Regional Council

The Boston Regional Council is a group of dedicated alumni, parents, friends, and business leaders who volunteer their time to elevate Syracuse University’s presence and the vision of Scholarship in Action in the Boston community.

This includes increasing support for recruiting new students from the Boston area, building a stronger philanthropic base, expanding career networking opportunities for local alumni and recent Syracuse University grads, creating new alumni events, and developing academic programs in the Boston area.

Please contact Liz Feist,, with any questions.

2019-2020 Members

Gerri Slater ’78 NEW, parent of an alum, Council Chair
Chief Operating Officer and SVP, Bank of America Corporate and Internal Communications

Patrick Ahearn ’73 ARCH
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Architecture Advisory Board
President, Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC

Nelson Apjohn ’78 A&S, parent of three alumni
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Steve Barnes ’82 WSM, parent of an alum
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council, Institute for Veterans and Military Families Advisory Board
Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners LLC

Kristen Carbone ’12 FALK
Boston Alumni Club Co-Chair

Christine Carona ’85 WSM, parent
National Campaign Council
Executive Director, Wealth Management
Financial Advisor
Senior Investment Management Consultant

Dr. Ghaleb Daouk ’79 A&S, parent of an alum
National Campaign Council
Attending, Division of Nephrology, Children’s Hospital of Boston
Director, Extramural Clinical Services, Children's Hospital of Boston
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard University

Darlene Deremer ’77, G’79 WSM, parent of an alum
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council
Partner, Grail Partners LLC

Susan DeSilva ’87 VPA
Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide

Alan Goodman ’72 VPA, parent of three alumni
Sr. VP and Partner, The Abbey Group

Steven Handler ’88 WSM, parent
Owner, Beacon Realty Properties

Kristen Krikorian ‘99 WSM
VP, Compliance & Community Engagement, Radius Bank

Amrita Mainthia `12 WSM/NEW
Newhouse 44
Director, Special Projects, General Catalyst

Anthony Papantonis ’85 ECS, parent
President, Nauset Construction

Kaled Rocha ’11 A&S
Boston Alumni Club Co-Chair
Senior Operations Associate, Boston Trust & Investment Management Company

Peter Savas ’75 A&S
Chairman & CEO, Alseres Pharmaceuticals

Mike Thonis ’72 A&S
Syracuse University Board of Trustees, College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Advisory Board
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Charlesbank Capital Partners

Marcel Vernon ’94 WSM
Chief Financial Officer, The Commonwealth of Massachusetts