Massasoit Community College Foundation Expands Board of Directors
New directors bring finance, media, insurance, and real estate experience.
The Massasoit Community College Foundation, Inc. has added four new directors to its Board: Robert Terravecchia, Jr. of Weymouth; Edward F. Perry, Jr. of Plymouth; Patrick Powers of Hanson; and Patricia Fanning of Kingston. They join Foundation Board of Directors President Richard Frye, Treasurer Lisa Rheault-Sliney, Secretary Lincoln Andrews, and Directors Thomas Carroll, Azeddine Fadli, Robert MacIntosh, Eval Silvera, Albert Smith, Jr., Charles Tartaglia, and Massasoit President Dr. Gena Glickman.
“We are extremely grateful to have new directors who offer so much in terms of their experience, skills, and knowledge, and are also deeply committed to Massasoit’s mission,” said Paul Grand Pré, executive director of the Massasoit Foundation. “In what has been a year of milestones for the Massasoit Foundation, strengthening our Board and expanding our geographic representation helps ensure future success and sustainability of the college and its students.”
Terravecchia, recently promoted to the position of president and CEO of Coastal Heritage Bank in Weymouth, brings an extensive network of contacts and a wealth of talents to the Foundation Board. Terravecchia previously served as chairman, president & CEO of Equitable Bank, which merged with Coastal Heritage Bank in April 2019. Prior to his role at Equitable Bank, he served as chairman, president & CEO of Weymouth Bank. Terravecchia is a director and member of the Risk Committee of The Co-operative Central Bank in Boston and is a Certified Public Accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, and is also an attorney, having earned a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from New England Law School.
Perry is the owner-manager of WATD radio (95.9-FM), one of the most respected and honored stations in the state. He has been instrumental in working with numerous college radio stations (including Massasoit) in obtaining their FM radio licenses from the FCC. He taught himself radio engineering and in 1970 became a consultant and, later, an owner of radio broadcast stations. WATD is an active and visible presence serving the South Shore and is committed to community service and partnerships. The station has won numerous awards for its news and public affairs programming, and Perry was awarded the Broadcaster of the Year Award by the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association in 2014. He was inducted into the Massachusetts Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Powers is a sales director for Liberty Mutual Insurance and oversees a personal lines sales operation of more than 35 agents and associates. Powers has earned national recognition from the Irish Echo magazine as a member of their 40 under 40 alumni, was honored as a Business Person of the Year from the Neponset River Regional Chamber, and locally he was named to the South Shore Stars 40 Under 40. Powers recently graduated from the South Shore Bank’s and South Shore Chamber’s Leadership South Shore program; he now sits on their steering committee. Powers actively raises funds for the League School of Greater Boston, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, and the International Rescue Committee.
An alumna of Massasoit, Fanning is a licensed real estate broker with 14 years of experience in the field. Throughout her career, she has led sales teams in new construction and residential real estate markets – training, coaching and mentoring agents throughout the real estate process. Fanning also spent close to 20 years working in the commercial finance field. She currently serves as an associate broker with Jack Conway’s Bridgewater office. Fanning is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors, and she sits on the South Shore Realtors’ Community Service Task Force committee. She is also an active member of the Bridgewater Business Association and Angels in America.
The Massasoit Community College Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated pursuant to the Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 180, Section 4 (a) as amended.