Louise Borke

Consulting on governance, strategic planning and other critical management issues

Louise is a seasoned nonprofit sector consultant and financial services industry executive with extensive global experience in strategic planning, governance, mentoring, coalition building, development, risk management, sales, operations and financial management.

She is a member of the Department of Developmental Services Regional Citizen Advisory Board for the Merrimack Valley, and also serves on the Complaint Resolution Team (CRT) for the region.  In addition to serving as a Trustee of the Massachusetts State Committee of the National Museum for Women in the Arts, she has been a director of the Professional Center for Child Development, the Fuller Craft Museum, the Andover Chamber Music Series, and Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley, and was a member of the Governor’s Public Education Nominating Council.  Louise also chairs the Honorary Board of the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress in recognition of her many years of involvement with and service to the MDSC.  Furthermore, Louise is a Consultant and Faculty Member for RMA – The Risk Management Association – and was a Lead Consultant on Sarbanes Oxley compliance engagements for Parson Consulting.  Prior to those positions she worked for twenty years for State Street Bank and Trust Company.  Most recently, she was Vice President of Credit and Risk Policy, but held several other positions managing various divisions during her career at State Street.

Louise’s ESC clients include CLASS, Family Continuity, Harborlight Nursery, House of Seven Gables, Independent Living Center of the North Shore and Cape Ann, and Special Needs Arts Program.

Louise attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, and Vanderbilt University.

Louise says, “Good governance practices are critical to becoming a high functioning nonprofit board.  Often boards are doing some things right and others not at all.  Best practices are well established and while no guaranty of success, following them enables organizations to maximize their performance efficiencies.”

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