Meet Our Board

Carol Greve-Philips -

Carol Greve-Philips

Carol Greve-Philips is a Business Development professional in the biotechnology industry with expertise in establishing partnerships through collaboration. After holding senior leadership positions at Genzyme Corporation, Spark Therapeutics and Quad Technologies Carol is now working with emerging companies to build relationships with partners to develop new therapies. She is an active volunteer at My Brother’s Keeper in Easton, MA.

Claudia Pouravelis -

Claudia Pouravelis

Claudia Pouravelis has served as the Associate Dean of Enrollment Management at Boston College's Woods College of Advancing Studies since June 2016. Prior to BC, she worked at Regis College, where she served as Associate Dean of Graduate Academic Affairs.  She earned an EdD in Educational Leadership – Higher Education from Johnson & Wales University and MA and BA degrees from Boston College.

Claudia is originally from Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and attended Catherine McAuley High School in Portland, Maine, where she was lovingly educated and inspired by the values of the Sisters of Mercy. She was raised in both the Catholic and Greek Orthodox traditions, which has helped shape her own spirituality and faith.

She lives in Boston’s South End with her husband Adam Webster, a political consultant.

Marcia Ryan -

Marcia Ryan

Marcia Ryan is the Associate Director of Supervised Ministry and Global & Community Engagement for the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. Prior to Boston College, Marcia worked in the international equity investment business for many years where her work with international portfolios sparked a lifelong interest in global relations. She earned an M.B.A. from the Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University, an M.A. in Theology and Pastoral Ministry at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry and is currently a candidate for an M.A. in Higher Education in Administration with a certificate in International Higher Education at Boston College Lynch School.

Michele Ryan -

Michele Ryan

Michele is a former CPA. She joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Her primary focus is overseeing our financial reporting; however, she also absolutely loves creating inspiring posts for our social media pages. Having attended a Sacred Threads’ Speakers event at just the right time in her life, Michele was inspired by the very thoughtful but very simple presentation.

Sylvia Simmons -

Sylvia Simmons

Sylvia had a career in Higher Education as an administrator and faculty member. She currently is a consultant and a volunteer and board member for several non-profit organizations. Sylvia is an advocate for the mission of Sacred Threads knowing Sacred Threads has transformed individuals in so many ways on their path to seeking a spiritual life. Sylvia joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and serves on the Governance Committee.

Lynne Sullivan -

Lynne Sullivan

Recognized as an innovative, fearless, and strategic leader who is able to lead change and manage both short and long-term objectives, Lynne Sullivan is currently Director of Implementation at City Connects, an innovative student support program based at Boston College. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of City Connects in its current sites in over 100 schools and 4 states. Previously, Lynne served for nearly ten years as the Director of Programs and Partnerships for the Catholic Schools Foundation (CSF) in Boston, MA, the largest funder of Catholic education in New England. During her time at CSF, Lynne oversaw the distribution of $7 million annually to over 100 schools and created a new scholarship program to better track at-risk high school students, a Summer Technology Academy to train teachers on integrating technology and curriculum, and new recruiting programs that increased Hispanic enrollment in Catholic schools by 25% and general enrollment by 10%. Previously, Lynne served as Director of Parent Giving at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA where she raised over $1 million from non-alumni parents and achieved 30% giving participation from parents whose children received financial aid.

Lynne holds a BA from the College of the Holy Cross and an MBA in management and social policy from Brandeis University. She is the recipient of a National Spotlight Award from the League of American Communications Professional and a National Bronze Medal from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Originally from Maine, she currently resides in Newton and Dartmouth, MA.

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