Mother and daughter, artists Nancy and Ellen Schön combine talents for Needham exhibit.
Chance is the Starting Point: Exhibition and Reception, September 19, 2018 3pm
The work shown in this exhibition is by four Olin College Students who were members of the Advanced Digital Photography course taught at Olin in the Spring of 2018 and their faculty mentor, Dr. Helen Donis-Keller. Each student produced a commercially printed book and two images from each book are shown here. Dr. Donis-Keller has selected examples of her work that speak to the beauty of historical Istanbul and Venice that underscore the inherent fragility of the built and natural environment. The title of the Exhibition refers to the process of producing fine art photography. A still photograph captures a moment but much more is involved in bringing that moment to its finished state. The moment may serve as a nucleus for further investigation and it usually involves meticulous editing with digital tools and deep reflection.
Coleman Ellis, Olin College Class of 2019
Evan Lloyd New-Schmidt, Olin College Class of 2020
Kai Lowenstein, Olin College Class of 2020
Taylor Sheneman, Olin College Class of 2019
Helen Donis-Keller, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Art, Michael E. Moody Professor at Olin College
Ted Owens served as the Chair of the Board of Trustees since 2015. Mr. Owens’ involvement with North Hill began in 2010 as a member of the Board of Advisors. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2011 and served as Vice Chair of the Board from 2012 to 2015. During his tenure, Mr. Owens has served as the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee and the Human Resources Committee. He served as interim Chief Executive Officer of North Hill from May 2017 through December 2017 and has stepped into the role permanently on September 26, 2018.
Mr. Owens’ background is primarily in financial management. He earned his certificate as a Certified Public Accountant with the accounting firm of Coopers & Lybrand and has been the Chief Financial Officer of a number of firms, including two publicly traded companies – Groundwater Technology, Inc. and American Science and Engineering, Inc. His experience spans a variety of industries, including biotech, environmental, software and technology, and has filled operational management roles in a number of organizations.
Mr. Owens has served on the boards of other non-profit organizations, including the New England School of Acupuncture, South Boston Neighborhood House and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital – Needham.
Mr. Owens is an active volunteer in Needham town government. He serves as a Town Meeting Member and as a member of the Planning Board. He has previously served on the Finance Committee, the Board of Selectmen, the Board of Assessors, and a variety of other boards and study committees.
Mr. Owens has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
Mr. Brown joined North Hill in April of 2014 as the Director of Human Resources (HR). Mr. Brown is the principal strategic advisor on human capital and human resources directives and initiatives. Mr. Brown oversees all aspects of human resources, its practices, and operations in order to ensure that HR policies, procedures, and practices are fully levered to support the continued growth of North Hill. Mr. Brown is an experienced human resources executive with expertise in developing, managing, implementing and integrating human resources programs to support business objectives. Mr. Brown prides himself as a strategic leader, one that builds strong partnerships within the organization. Prior to North Hill, Mr. Brown worked for a large healthcare system and teaching hospital in San Diego, California.
Mr. Brown holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from Claflin University in South Carolina and a Master’s Degree (magna cum laude) in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in California. Mr. Brown is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), Human Resources Management & Executive Network, and HR Executive (HR Linked).
Ms. Cusack joined the North Hill community in December of 2017 and serves as the Director of Sales and Marketing. She is responsible for overseeing the sales and marketing efforts of the Crescent Heights community. Ms. Cusack has been engaged in the senior living industry for over 20 years, and during her tenure has served as an Executive Director of an Alzheimer’s community, Regional Director of Sales, and Vice President of Business Development for various senior living companies across the country. Ms. Cusack also had her own marketing consulting business specific to opening new independent and assisted living communities in Massachusetts.
Ms. Cusack received her MS from Central Connecticut State in counseling and a BA from Boston College in communications. She also holds a license as a mental health provider in Massachusetts and Florida.