ESC of New England Board of Directors Update

We are pleased to announce our new Board Chair and two new members of our Board of Directors.

ashok-boghani-meet-our-consultants-august-2014Ashok B. Boghani, Board Chair
Dr. Boghani has worked extensively in the field of consulting, first at Arthur D. Little and lately at the Monitor Group from where he retired at the end of 2012.  After getting his doctorate in engineering at MIT, and working several years in R&D, Dr. Boghani transitioned to providing management consulting services to both public and private sector organizations.  His specialty is helping companies develop multiple scenarios of the future, identifying the best position for the organization in each future scenario, and developing strategies to get there from where they are now. He does this through interactive workshops that engage the management of the organization as well as external subject matter experts, if needed. This way, the strategy benefits from the insights and experience of multiple parties, and has a good chance of being implemented because those responsible for doing that would be involved in its development.  Dr. Boghani currently advises start-ups, both non-profit and for profit, and is actively involved with TiE, an organization devoted to fostering entrepreneurship. He is a Charter Member Emeritus of the Boston chapter of TiE and currently serves on its board.


Francine Achbar, Board Member
As Executive Director of the New Center for Arts and Culture, Francine established Boston’s leading, year-round Jewish cultural presenter distinguished by it’s nationally acclaimed speakers and performers and it’s popular programming for young adults. Prior to her nonprofit career, Francine was a multi award winning producer and programming executive at WBZ-TV, CBS Boston. She has served on several nonprofit boards including Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Casa Myrna Vasquez and the Corporate Executive Council of WGBH. Francine is a regular panelist on the popular Public Radio quiz show, Says You.


LindaVacovecLinda Vacovec
Currently the Operations Manager at Optum, Linda was the Vice President Health Promotion at Plus One Health Management, Vice President at Fitness Works at Work, Inc. and Co-founder, Owner, and Director of The Energy Connection LLC. She is the Co-Chair of the Wellness Program Committee at New England Employee Benefits Council and a member of the International Association of Fitness Professionals. Linda received her B.A. in Secondary Education and English from the State University of New York, Cortland.