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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 SU 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
SU Board of Trustees, Architecture Advisory Board
President, Patrick Ahearn Architect, LLC

Nelson Apjohn ’78 A&S, parent of 3 alumni
Partner, Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Steve Barnes ’82 WSM
SU Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council, IVMF Advisory Board
Managing Director, Bain Capital Partners LLC

Kristen Carbone ’12 FALK
President, Syracuse University Alumni Club of Boston

Christine Carona ’85 WSM
Sr. Vice President, Senior Investment Management Consultant
Financial Planning Specialist, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

Dr. Ghaleb Daouk ’79 A&S, parent of an alum
A&S Board of Visitors, Biology Advisory Board
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
SU Board of Trustees, Whitman Advisory Council
Partner, Grail Partners LLC

Susan DeSilva ’87 VPA
Creative Director, Arnold Worldwide

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

Steven Handler ’88 WSM
Owner, Beacon Realty Properties

Kristen Krikorian ‘99 WSM
Managing Director/Senior Compliance Officer, State Street Bank

Anthony Papantonis ’85 ECS
President, Nauset Construction

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

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

Mike Thonis ’72 A&S
SU Board of Trustees, A&S Board of Visitors
Co-Founder and Senior Advisor, Charlesbank Capital Partners

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