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2016/2017 NSTC Executive Officers and Board of Directors

Overseeing the work of the North Shore Technology Council is a distinguished group of local professionals with deep ties to the region each of whom brings an average of 20 years of technology-related experience to their roles. If you’d like to learn more about the NSTC board of directors and officers, contact info@nstc.org.


David Bertoni
Founder and Managing Partner, MarketSp@ce
John Weaver
Vice President
Associate, Real Estate and Corporate Departments, McLane Middleton
McLane Middleton
James Kawski
Tracy Wilson Curley
Audit Partner, CohnReznick LLP
CohnReznick LLP
Linda Saris
Past President
Executive Director, Leap for Education, Inc.
Leap for Education, Inc.


Bette Cullinan
NSTC Director, Tactical Planning & Administration


David Baer
Business & Technology Lawyer, Baer Counsel
Baer Counsel
Perry Morton
Managing Director, Baldwin & Clarke Corporate Finance
Baldwin & Clarke Corporate Finance, Inc.
Martha Farmer
President and CEO, North Shore InnoVentures
North Shore InnoVentures
Gene Wong
Dean, School of Arts and Sciences, Endicott College
Dave Gravel
CEO, GraVoc Associates
Mary Sarris
Executive Director, North Shore WIB
Nicholas Stawasz
Partner, Pepper Hamilton
Laura Browne
CEO Covalent Bonds
Covalent Bonds
Tom Chmura
Former VP for Economic Development with the UMass System
Angus McQuilkin
Manager, Business Development life sciences McDermott Will & Emery
McDemott Will & Emery
Salvatore Russello, PhD
Associate Director Global Business Development, New England Biolabs
New England Biolabs
Robert Kmetz
Principal, Kmetz Management Consulting, LLC


  • Programs: Chairs – Beebe Nelson, Working Forums LLC and Peter Bendoris, VP Relationship Manager, Santander Bank
  • Sponsorship: Chair – John Weaver, Associalte, Real Estate and Corporate Department, McClane Middleton
  • Membership: Chair, John King, President, Headway Strategies Consulting , LLC Co-Chair, Bette Cullinan, BPO Outsourcing Specialist, ValidataUSA
  • Networking: Chair, Justin Topp, Assistant Dean of STEM; Associate Professor of Biology and Bio-engineering, Endicott College
  • Marketing: Chair – Ed Alexander, Chief Digital Consultant, fanFoundry; Co-Chair, Joyce McMahon, President, McMahon Communications
  • External Affairs: Director – James L. Kawski, Manager of Market Research and Communications, Applied Materials
  • Finance: Chair: Tracy Curley Wilson, Partner – Assurance, Marcum LLP
  • Special Interest Groups:
  • Biosciences Group: Chairs – Dave Bertoni, Managing Partner, MarketSp@ce and Jack Swig, Attorney-at-Law; Counsel at Finance
  • Sustainability Forum: Chair -Tom Ollila, Integrated Resource Engineer, Demand Management Programs, Reading Municipal Light Department
  • STEM Chair :  Charles Orosz 
  • IT Chair: Dan Johnson, Vice President – Business Development, GraVoc Associates