Meet the Board of Directors

We’re a group of individuals with a passion for connecting with one another and serving the broader Brown University community.

Board of Directors

Selom Harry Azuma '03, EMBA '12

Selom Harry Azuma '03, EMBA '12

Senior Co-President

Selom serves on the Board because it’s an additional opportunity to give back to the Brown community that was instrumental in his growth and values as a person. His favorite events are Carberry Dinners and career panels. His favorite memory from Brown is meeting the late Vincent A. Cianci Jr. (ex Mayor of Providence) – better known as “Buddy” – the year Brown won the first football championship since in 1976.

Rebecca Silverman ‘08

Rebecca Silverman ‘08

Junior Co-President

Rebecca serves on the Board because her years at Brown were the happiest of her life and the friendships she made are lifelong. Anything she can do to deepen alumni engagement in the greater Boston area, she’s on board! Rebecca most enjoys food-related social events. Her favorite memories from Brown are exploring the Providence food scene with friends and taking walks through historic neighborhoods.

Esin Sile '02

Esin Sile '02

Treasurer

Esin serves on the Board because she views it as a rewarding way to share and give back to the Brown community. Her favorite events are Carberry Dinners. Her favorite memories from Brown are brown bag lunches while she was a PhD student.

Stacy Gugliotta ’07

Stacy Gugliotta ’07

Secretary

Stacy serves on the Board because her experience at Brown shaped who she is today and she loves connecting people with similar passions. Her favorite events are dinners & the annual party. Her favorite memories from Brown include the friendships she made while playing field hockey.

Patrick Flaherty ’07

Patrick Flaherty ’07

Vice President

Patrick serves on the Board to give a warm welcome to alumni moving to the Boston area. He is the head of the Membership committee. The annual Club party is his favorite event. His favorite thing about Brown is the diversity of perspectives and experiences coming together and engaging positively in one place shaped, which shaped his worldview for the rest of his life.

Alexa Baggio '09

Alexa Baggio '09

Board Member

Alexa serves on the Board because the Brown community was important in her transition to Boston, and she wants to make sure others have the ability to meet and continually connect with alumni in the city. One of her favorite club activities is supporting the BCOB Rowing Team. Her favorite memory from Brown was winning senior year unit wars! #Wooley4Life

Allison Baird '91

Allison Baird '91

Board Member

Allison serves on the Board because she loves to connect with and make connections between alumni and current students at Brown. She enjoys planning and participating in the networking events to learn about the diverse endeavors of other alums. Her favorite memory from Brown was sneaking into Campus Dance with her dad and friends.

Tom Burke '83

Tom Burke '83

Board Member

Tom serves on the Board to bring events that appeal to the wide range of interests among Boston alumni. His favorite events are athletic and anything that creates a mix of graduation years in a casual, interesting format. His favorite memory from Brown is standing in line on Day One of Orientation, meeting classmates in line and starting the process of expanding his world beyond the small town on the South Shore of Boston where he grew up.

Chuck Casto '87

Chuck Casto '87

Board Member

Chuck serves on the Board because he love reconnecting with a great institution and many of its very nice alums. He is responsible for club communications. The Fall Party is Chuck’s all-time favorite event. His favorite memory from Brown is graduating Magna Cum Laude and seeing the look of pride on his  grandmother’s face, who couldn’t attend college herself.

Carla Cornejo '10

Carla Cornejo '10

Board Member

Carla serves on the Board to continue paying forward the benefits and quirkiness of Brown beyond campus. Carla participates in the BCOB Website Committee. Her favorite events are Carberry Dinners and community service events. Carla’s favorite memory from Brown is getting invited to a professor’s birthday party freshman year.  

Megan Denault '07

Megan Denault '07

Board Member

Megan serves on the Board as way to meet other Brown alumni and to help organize some interesting and fun events. The Board has been a fun way to engage with new people, learn their stories, and share some new experiences. Her favorite events are activities like the Nutcracker or theater events, small dinners, and cooking classes.

Carolyn Greenberg '79

Carolyn Greenberg '79

Board Member

Cary serves on the Board to help bring members of the Brown community together and to give back to Brown for all it has given to her. Cary is responsible for organizing community service events. She has too many favorite memories from Brown to name!

Ashley Mahoney '05

Ashley Mahoney '05

Board Member

Ashley is a Brown Club of Boston Board Member.

Emily McLaughlin '12

Emily McLaughlin '12

Board Member

Emily serves on the Board because she is passionate about connecting Brown alumni in the Greater Boston area and helping them advance and develop their personal, professional, and academic lives outside of campus. Emily participates in the website committee. She enjoys club events that include food, drinks, interesting conversations, and good company. Her favorite Brown memories are going to Spring Weekend concerts every year.

Kate Miller '99

Kate Miller '99

Board Member

Kate serves on the Board to reconnect with the Brown community and help others to do the same. She is part of the Club communications team. Kate enjoys theater and museum events. Her favorite memory from Brown is the April Fool’s Day blizzard during her sophomore year. It was a crazy, surprising day off from classes right after spring break!

Matt Mogan '13

Matt Mogan '13

Board Member

Matt serves on Board and YAC to help foster a Brown community in the Boston area, and especially to connect the Brown Club of Boston with other Boston-area alumni groups. His favorite events are inter-club mixers and sporting events. His favorite memory from Brown is playing his first intramural soccer game with his freshman year hall mates, who would go on to become his best friends at Brown.

Rachel Ratchford '13

Rachel Ratchford '13

Board Member

Rachel serves on the Board and YAC to remain connected to Brown, meet alums, and to give back to a university that gave her so much as an undergrad. Her favorite events are career Panels and joint events with other Boston-area clubs. Her favorite Brown memory is walking through the Van Wickle Gates during commencement and being greeted by hundreds of cheering alums; it was a powerful and emotional experience!

Sandee Ting Simshauser '84, P'18, '20, '21

Sandee Ting Simshauser '84, P'18, '20, '21

Board Member

Sandee has been a BCOB Board Member since 1990, and currently serves on the Membership Subcommittee. Her favorite memory from Brown is the Dave Binder Concert. She is also a parent of Brunonians Class of 2011, 2013, and 2015.

 

Elena Togashi '00

Elena Togashi '00

Board Member

Elena serves on the Board to help strengthen Brown alumni connections within the Boston area.She is responsible for marketing. Her favorite event is the Club holiday party. Her favorite memories from Brown are walking across the Main Green and running into friends.

Sheila Walsh '01

Sheila Walsh '01

Board Member

Sheila serves on the Board to keep spreading Brown Bears pride! Her favorite event is the 2016 Fall Ball – it was held at an interesting Boston venue, there were delicious cupcakes, and great Brown networking. Her favorite memories from Brown are spending hours rowing on the Seekonk River as a part of the crew team, and of course mixing Cracklin’ Oat Bran with vanilla soft serve at the Ratty after practice.

Young Alumni Committee Members

Rachel Ratchford '13

Rachel Ratchford '13

Senior Co-Chair

Rachel serves on the Board and YAC to remain connected to Brown, meet alums, and to give back to a university that gave her so much as an undergrad. Her favorite events are career Panels and joint events with other Boston-area clubs. Her favorite Brown memory is walking through the Van Wickle Gates during commencement and being greeted by hundreds of cheering alums; it was a powerful and emotional experience!

Shannon Johnson '13

Shannon Johnson '13

Junior Co-Chair

Shannon serves on the YAC to be able to organize events for the Brown community to enjoy, and to share the great city Boston with new arrivals. Her favorite event is volunteering at Cradles to Crayons because she gets to meet new people while giving back to the community. Her favorite memory from Brown is passing alums from previous class years during the procession. The excitement was contagious as the walk inverted, and she cheered for alums she didn’t even know!

Matt Mogan '13

Matt Mogan '13

Internal Secretary

Matt serves on Board and YAC to help foster a Brown community in the Boston area, and especially to connect the Brown Club of Boston with other Boston-area alumni groups. His favorite events are inter-club mixers and sporting events. His favorite memory from Brown is playing his first intramural soccer game with his freshman year hall mates, who would go on to become his best friends at Brown.

Fatima Aqeel '12

Fatima Aqeel '12

Committee Member

Fatima serves on the YAC because it’s a great way to give back to and stay connected with the Brown community! She enjoys community service events and volunteering. One of her favorite memories from Brown is sledding down snowy slopes with her friends in Pembroke.

Emily Breuer '16

Emily Breuer '16

Committee Member

Emily serves on the YAC because she wants to encourage Brown alumni to stay connected and continue to meet new people. Emily enjoys social and networking events. Her favorite memory from Brown was studying abroad in Spain and meeting many other Brown students she didn’t know previously. It was a wonderful experience to explore Spain and then return to Brown with new friends.

Angela Cao '14

Angela Cao '14

Committee Member

Angela serves on the YAC because she wants to help continue the sense of community from her time at Brown by gathering alumni new and old from the Boston area. Her favorite BCOB even it the Summer Party at Tia’s. Angela’s favorite memory from Brown is traveling to New Orleans for senior year spring break with her best friends from Brown – her freshman year Perkins hallmates!

Lucy Duan '16

Lucy Duan '16

Committee Member

Lucy serves on the YAC because it’s an awesome way to meet Brown alumni, and to continue the community and spirit of Brown. She enjoys community service events. Her favorite memories from Brown include walking through the gates during commencement and going to Louie’s at 5am .

Isha Gulati '13

Isha Gulati '13

Committee Member

Isha is a Member of the Young Alumni Committee.

Eric Han '16

Eric Han '16

Committee Member

Eric serves on the YAC because he I loves Brown and wants to stay connected to the Brown community. In addition, the Club provided great mentorship when he moved to Boston. His favorite events are networking mixers. His favorite memories from Brown involve Ratty breakfasts chatting with friends after weekday all-nighters.

Gaurav Nakhare '15

Gaurav Nakhare '15

Committee Member

Gaurav serves on the YAC to facilitate new friendships within the Brown community. He enjoys mixer events that draw a range of ages and interests, and Inter-Ivy events that help grow social and professional networks. His favorite memory from Brown is camping out at the Ratty all day (aka, the Ratty Challenge) during snowstorm Nemo.

Enejda Senko '15

Enejda Senko '15

Committee Member

Enejda serves on the YAC because she wants to share alumni experiences both in those formulatory years at Brown, and in the real world. She loves community service events that focus on helping or spending time with children. Her favorite memory from Brown is taking a Social Psych course, where students from all concentrations focused on learning how to best understand each other, in true Brown spirit.