The Arc of Massachusetts Board of Directors

Frank Sally
Sally & Fitch LLP
Boston, MA

Daniel Sullivan

Deborah Norton
Chief Information Officer
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Wellesley, MA

Tracy Atkinson
Executive Vice President,
Treasury, Investor Relations & Structured Products
State Street Corporation
Boston, MA

Christopher Andry, Ph. D.
Executive Director, Cancer Care Operations
Vice Chair for Operations and Management
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Boston Medical Center
Melrose, MA




Joseph Andrade
Acton, MA

Florence Finkel
Sharon, MA

Leo V. Sarkissian
Walpole, MA



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Justin Bernard
Self Advocate
Southbridge, MA

Susan C. Lodemore
Norwell, MA

Elizabeth Bostic
Client Project Manager
Novations, Inc.
Boston, MA

Timothy Evans
Fall River, MA

Jim Buss
Consulting Actuary
Pine Cliff Consulting
Framingham, MA

Adam Hill
Plymouth, MA


Katherine Craven
UMass Building Authority
Boston, MA

Kathy Ricciardi
Jefferson, MA

Seth P. Lopes
Vice President, Belmont Savings Bank
Boston, MA

Peter H. Tallas
CEO,Charm Medical Supply
Pembroke, MA 

Sean Morrissey
Morrissey & Associates, LLC
Boston Massachusetts

Martha Ziegler
Woburn, MA

Judi Kotanchik
Acton, MA

Robert Hill
Hyannis, MA

Rendald Raphael, M.D.
Program Supervisor
DDS- funded Haitian Family Support Program
Boston, MA





Frank Sally - President

Frank Sally, a graduate of Boston College and Suffolk Law School, is a practicing attorney.  In 1984, after 14 years as a trial lawyer with Bingham, Dana & Gould, he founded Sally & Fitch LLP with Jonathan Fitch. In the November, 2005 issue of Boston Magazine, he was named a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer.”  Frank serves as Chairman of the Board of South Norfolk County Arc, where he and his wife, Nancy, have long been active members.  Residents of Dedham, they have four children between the ages of 24 and 32 years. 
Frank has been a lecturer for Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Trial Advocacy Institute since 1980.  He is a past member and chairman of the Town of Dedham’s Finance Committee and a past member and chair of the Dedham-Westwood Water District.  He is admitted to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, before the U. S. District Court for the Districts of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and before the U. S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Daniel Joseph Sullivan - Vice President

Dan Sullivan recently retired from Eastern Sales and Marketing of New England where he served as Senior Vice President-Corporate Sales and Marketing.   Dan, a native of Dorchester, played college football at Boston College. He was a National Football League offensive lineman from 1962 through 1972. During that span he appeared in Super Bowl III and Super Bowl V for the Baltimore Colts.

Dan served on the statewide and steering committee for “All Aboard The Arc”.  He believes that The Arc must expand its outreach and fundraising to serve its community effectively.

Dan and his wife, Lorraine, live in Andover and have three adult daughters, Elizabeth, Julie and Kristen. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Food Association, former President of the New England Food Foundation and a former Board member of Creative Living.  Dan has served on the board of The Arc since 2007.

Deborah Norton - Treasurer

Deborah Norton is the Chief Information Officer, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. 

Deborah was appointed CIO for Harvard Pilgrim in January 2002, and was given additional responsibilities for Operations in September 2005.  Her responsibilities include the 5-year IT Strategic Plan, and she also oversees Harvard Pilgrim’s long-term information technology and claims-services outsourcing agreement with Dell Services.

In her prior role as Vice President of Corporate Information Management, Norton spearheaded a complete revamping of Harvard Pilgrim’s information architecture and reporting capabilities, which is key to the successful relationship between Harvard Pilgrim and its constituents.

Before joining Harvard Pilgrim, Norton served as Vice President of Quality Improvement and Risk Management at Newton-Wellesley Hospital and prior to that she managed their Hospital Information Systems.  Deborah received a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.  She and her husband live in Brookline and they have two children

Tracy Atkinson - Secretary

Tracy Atkinson is an executive vice president of the State Street Corporation. In this role, she is responsible for Treasury, Investor Relations and Structured Products.

Tracy Atkinson is an executive vice president of State Street Corporation, responsible for Treasury, Investor Relations and Structured Products.

Tracy, a Certified Public Accountant, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She and her husband, John, live in Weston with their two children, Michael (age 18) and Patty (age 14).  Michael has a genetic condition called Angelman Syndrome, which manifests itself in developmental delay and lack of speech.  She is a past member of the Board of Partners for Youth with Disabilities.

Christopher Andry, Ph. D. - Past President

Chris Andry joined the Board of Directors for The Arc of Massachusetts in 2005.  He served as Vice President for two years and then as President.  Since 2007, Chris has been the Vice Chair for Operations and Management, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, at the Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University (BU).  In 2010, he became the executive director of Cancer Care Services at BMC. 

Chris co-developed the “Here to Help” Program at BMC which assists adults and elders with cognitive or intellectual disabilities during hospitalization.  Chris has presented at national conferences and works to involve BMC and BU on disability issues. He was recently assigned to the BU Liaison Committee on Medical Education charged with integrating healthcare disparity awareness into the BU Medical School curriculum.

A native of the UK, Chris has lived in Melrose, MA with his wife, Virginia, and their two children Conor and Hannah.  He has an elder brother, Miles, who has an intellectual disability and lives independently in England.  They are very close friends, and Miles visits the USA annually to spend time with his extended family.