Ms. Barbara Clark hails from Scotia, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Rochester in 1968. During her career at Bank Boston, she managed several Corporate Banking Groups and Risk Management Departments prior to becoming Executive Vice President in charge of Global Financial Services. Ms. Clark and her husband Warren have resided at Fox Hill Village since 2014 and she has served on the Board since 2018. She has previously served on the Master Plan Committee and as Treasurer and Chair of the Finance Committee and currently serves on the Compensation and Sales and Marketing Committees.
There’s a unique partnership at work at Fox Hill Village. A dedicated board of residents represents communitywide opinions and concerns while an experienced team of managers is responsible for day-to-day operations and future development. Together, these two dedicated and passionate groups chart the success of our community.
The Board of Directors
The Board is comprised of nine people, who serve staggered, three-year terms. Most Board members are residents at Fox Hill, but the shareholders are able to, and have, elected outside members from time to time who bring expertise and skills to the Board. The Board defines the mission of the community, establishes key policies, oversees the fiscal affairs of the corporation, and hires and oversees the work of the Managing Director.
Ms. Reisert moved to Fox Hill in 2012 and joined the Board in 2016. She spent many years as an academic in the biological sciences. She taught at four colleges during her career and became the Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at Assumption College. While there, she received an NSF grant to study immunology at UMass Medical School, where she did research on the Epstein Barr virus. Following her retirement, Ms. Reisert focused on strengthening the science preparation of elementary and secondary school teachers, and she volunteered in the Worcester public school system. Ms. Reisert has a PhD in biology from Brown University.
Mr. Beaudet joined the Board in 2018. He is a CPA and served as a tax specialist at Arthur Andersen & Co. Upon leaving Arthur Andersen, he assumed top tax executive positions at Itek Corp, Foxboro Company and Connell Ltd. Ptsp. In addition to his corporate responsibilities, Mr. Beaudet served as President of the New England Chapter of Tax Executives Institute and was active in several tax organizations. At Fox Hill, he has served on the Finance Committee, the 401(k) Committee and is chair of the Pool (Billiards) Enterprise. He earned a BS in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Ms. Sawitsky serves as General Counsel and Secretary of the Board. Ms. Sawitsky brings experience from the Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Healthcare System, Inc., and the law firm of Bingham, Dana & Gould. She served as a Fellow at THE GREEN HOUSE® Project in 2009 and currently is on the Advisory Council of the Hastings Center, a bioethics research center that, among other areas, examines the ethical issues posed by aging, chronic conditions and end of life decisions. In 2018, Governor Charles Baker appointed her to the newly formed Advisory Council on Alzheimer Disease Research and Treatment. Ms. Sawitsky is a graduate of Smith College, Northeastern University School of Law, and Harvard School of Public Health, where she received a Masters in Health Policy.
Mr. Daniel Fitch earned his BA from Williams College and his MBA from New York University; he is also a graduate of The Stonier School of Banking. Before beginning his business career, Dan served in the U.S. Navy for two years as an officer on a destroyer escort. After being discharged, he joined the training program at The Grace National Bank in New York City. He worked for Marine Midland Bank (formerly Grace National Bank) in New York, becoming an Executive Vice President and Chair of its Credit Committee. His volunteer work included serving on the Scarsdale, New York Board of Education and as a Vestry member and Finance Committee Chair for St. James the Less in Scarsdale, New York. He and his wife Carol moved to Fox Hill in 2013. Mr. Fitch has served on the Welcoming Committee, the Nominating Committee and as Chair of the 401(k) Committee and he joined the Fox Hill Board in May 2020.
Mr. Robert Forsberg who moved to Fox Hill in 2017, was the founder of two and the CEO of three corporations in the electronics industry. He and his late wife Jane were very involved in ARC, an organization that supports children and adults with developmental disabilities. Mr. Forsberg graduated from Bowdoin College, received an MBA from Northeastern University, and completed the Owner President Manager Program at the Harvard Business School. He served for many years on the boards of Old Colony YMCA and Beckett- Chimney Corners YMCA camp. Mr. Forsberg has served on the Finance Committee and the Master Plan Committee, and he joined the Fox Hill Board in May 2020.
Mr. Hayes served two full terms on the Fox Hill Board before he became a resident at Fox Hill. He was elected to one final term on the Board in 2018. Mr. Hayes is a distinguished former professor at the Harvard Business School and has an extensive background in investment banking. He now holds the Jacob H. Schiff Chair in Banking Emeritus at the Business School. He has done extensive consulting for corporations, financial institutions and government agencies, including the Justice Department, the Treasury Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has been widely published in academic and business journals. Mr. Hayes has served on many boards and is the Treasurer of the New England Conservatory of Music. He received his BA from Swarthmore College, where he served on its board for many years, and his MBA and DBA from the Harvard Business School.
Ms. Hebard moved to Fox Hill in 2014, and she joined the Board in 2019. She has been involved in education for many years, first as a teacher, then as a Director of Admissions, and finally as Head of a private school in Hocksein, Delaware. Ms. Hebard was an active volunteer with the Junior League of Philadelphia, serving as its President in 1986-1987, and subsequently serving as the Regional Nominating Chairman for the Association of Jr. Leagues International. She was also Chairman of Volunteers for the SEPA Chapter of the American Red Cross. Ms. Hebard earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and her Master’s in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Manchester moved to Fox Hill in 2006 and joined the Board in 2014. He was the President and CEO of BIW Cable Corporation, a public NASDAQ manufacturing corporation, from 1970-1989 at which time the company was sold. He then became President and CEO of Kewaunee Scientific Corporation, another public NASDAQ manufacturing corporation from 1990-2000, and continued as the Chairman of the Board until his retirement in 2009. Mr. Manchester was a trustee and is currently a trustee emeritus of Cornell University. He has served on numerous boards in the Boston area, including New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston Biomedical Research Institute, Derby Academy, The Home Savings Bank and as board chairman of Dean College. Mr. Manchester graduated with a BME degree from Cornell University and received an MS in business from Columbia University.
Ms. Metcalf moved to Fox Hill in 2014 and joined the Board in 2017. She was a portfolio manager at Scudder, Stevens & Clark for twelve years and was appointed Vice President for Finance & Administration at the New Community Trust, the community foundation of New York, which has more than $2 billion in assets under management. Ms. Metcalf received a BA from Vassar College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
The Executive Management Team
Mr. Amico has been involved in the expansion of the Fox Hill Village campus since 2000.
Mr. Amico is responsible for overseeing the community’s operation and assets.
He serves over 400 residents and 200 employees, has maintained a hospitality environment and developed a great team of manager and employees.
Prior to Fox Hill Village, Mr. Amico’s experience included leadership roles with Americana, Princess, Hyatt and Sheraton Hotels.
Mr. Kelly has been part of the Fox Hill Village team since 1999, has over 35 years of management experience in the hospitality and senior living industries.
His team provides excellent community programs and events for our residents. Mr. Kelly delivers excellent service and promotes resident satisfaction.
Ms. Pompeo joined Fox Hill Village in 2019. She has over 20 years of management experience in the senior living industry with extensive background in sales and business operations. She is fostering creative sales and marketing initiatives as we expand our campus with new amenities and assisted living services.
Ms. Fuller joined Fox Hill Village in 2016 and brings more than 20 years’ experience in food and beverage management throughout the Boston area.
Ms. Fuller manages several dining offerings throughout Fox Hill Village, promotes great leadership and coaching to the dining and kitchen operation.
Ms. Doucet joined Fox Hill Village in 2019 and has more than 25 years of Senior Management experience in Human Resources, previously serving as a Human Resource Leader and Coach in the hospitality/food service, non-profit, healthcare and high-tech industries.
Ms. Doucet leads the HR function including recruitment, compensation, employee relations and benefits, payroll and compliance.
Ms. Manning joined Fox Hill Village in 1994 and oversees accounting, finance and management and controls of the operation. She has been involved in the land purchase, addition of White Oak Cottages and now the expansion of Fox Hill Village to include new amenities and assisted living.
Mr. Seymour joined Fox Hill Village in 2015, has extensive management experience in construction, maintenance and property management. He is responsible for the maintenance of over 700,000 square feet of buildings that sit on 110 acres.
Mr. Seymour’s prior experience includes several years in the hospitality industry as Chief Engineer/Property Manager for numerous major hotel chains in the New England area.
Ms. Murphy joined Fox Hill Village in 1997. In 2015 Ms. Murphy assumed the role of Director of Healthcare Services, overseeing campus wide healthcare operations throughout Fox Hill Village’s continuum of care.
Ms. Murphy held staff nursing positions in local hospital and nursing homes for several years prior to joining Fox Hill Village.