Senior Vice President, ROI Solutions
Wendy is a Senior Vice President at ROI Solutions, a technology solutions company serving the non-profit sector. She works with organizations such as Special Olympics, Human Rights Campaign, and Brady Campaign to help them raise funds and engage their constituents. Wendy grew up in Revere where she created a lifetime of memories on Revere Beach with her friends and family. Decades later she has moved back to Revere and can often be found running the 3-miles of miles of spectacular beach.
Wendy joined the Revere Beach Partnership Board in 2017 and is excited to expand the work and the impact of the Partnership in its efforts to preserve and enhance Revere Beach as a public resource for all to enjoy.
Assistant to the Director of the Community Health and Engagement Department, City of Revere
Manager of Revere Farmer's Market
Britney Sao is currently the Assistant to the Director of the Community Health and Engagement Department and the Revere Farmers Market Manager with the City of Revere. A Cambodian-American first generation, a lifelong Revere resident, a lifelong volunteer, and a devoted community member who wants to make a difference in the community, amplify youth and BIPOC voices and create a welcome and inviting space. Currently, in school for Business Administration with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance with a plan to obtain her Master's in Health Care Administration, Britney hopes to find a career that provides an equitable and just healthcare system for all.
Volunteering and working with the City of Revere since she was 15, Britney holds Revere close to her heart. She grew up to appreciate and value Revere’s efforts to create an open and inviting environment regardless of race, politics, religion, disability, and more. Love lives in Revere!
Vice President and Director of Operations, Kelly's Roast Beef
I started my summer job in 1979 at Kelly’s Roast Beef on Revere Beach, and I am still working that summer job today! I grew up off Shirley Ave and graduated from Revere High school. For ten years I was a Supervisor for United Parcel Service, while working full-time there I continued to work part-time at Kelly’s. I came on full-time at Kelly’s in 1994 as a manager of the Saugus location. During my career as a manager, I have had the opportunity to open new restaurants and become a General Manager. Today I am the Vice President and Director of Operations for the entire company. I am excited and proud to be part of The Revere Beach Partnership. I look forward to working with the community on preserving and enhancing this beautiful shore for all.
VICE PRESIDENT, SALES AND MARKETING, SAFETY PARTNERS, INC.
Lauren Laidlaw is Vice President, Sales, and Marketing, at Safety Partners, Inc., an organization that delivers worker safety programs to lab-based companies in and around Boston. She is a lifelong resident of the North Shore, growing up in Revere, and spends much of her time there with family, friends, church, etc. She previously served as a Director on the Revere Beach Partnership Board and was President of the Board in 2017 and 2018. Lauren has also served on the Board of the Revere Chamber of Commerce and has had an active role with St. Mary's of the Assumption Parish in Revere. As someone who regularly uses Revere Beach for walking, running, beach days, and enjoying its restaurants, she is thrilled to be back on board and excited to continue to support her hometown.
Revere High School, Dean, Retired
I taught Mathematics at Revere High for 20+ years before assuming the position of RHS Dean. After 7 years serving as Dean, I retired in 2003. When I retired, I became what is called, a “community activist” and have served on many non-profit organizations since. One of these organizations was the Revere Beach Partnership. In addition, I am a Commissioner on the MA Beaches Commission and was named a “Boston Harbor Hero” in 2013. I have lived in the Point of Pines section of Revere since I was 3 and have always loved the beach. As a child, my favorite playground was the beach, and it continues to be my favorite place. When a charette to discuss the improvement of Revere Beach (which had deteriorated over the years) was held, I was thrilled to be a participant. One of the outcomes of this charette was the formation of the Revere Beach Partnership and I was one of many who joined the organization as a community member. A few years later, I was asked to be a member of the board and I have been on the board ever since. I have been a daily walker along Revere Beach for about 45 years. These walks have always been a pleasure. I consider myself so fortunate to have “my beach”.
Representative, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Founder and Managing Partner, D'Ambrosio Brown LLP
Gerry D’Ambrosio founded D’Ambrosio Brown LLP in 1998 and currently serves as Managing Partner of the Firm. Gerry graduated magna cum laude from Boston University and was a member of the Scarlet Key and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies. He received his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Suffolk University Law School whereas a Trustee Scholar he served as an Editor of the Law Review. Upon graduation, he was hired as a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Edward F. Harrington of the United States District Court of Massachusetts in Boston. During his work with the Federal Court, Gerry was exposed to many complex business disputes and serious government investigations.
Owner, Karshis & CO. powered by Keller Williams Realty
Kristen Karshis is the Owner of Karshis & CO. powered by Keller Williams Realty, a real estate company driven by tech, training, and culture which enabled our agents to become the #1 brokerage of choice in the country. Kristen leads a team in the North Shore, Boston, and Greater Boston areas and was recently ranked in the New England Region.
Kristen grew up in Revere and has fond memories of frequenting Kelly's on the beach with her family as a child. Now enjoys spending time with her husband Sam, and three children, Eli, Aria, and Vera, soaking up the summer on the beach, exploring, and engaging in all the activities the Partnership and the city provide. Kristen joined the Revere Beach Partnership Board in 2020. As someone who frequented the events the partnership held, coupled with her love of the ocean, community, and family, it seemed like a great fit to support the efforts of the partnership. She is grateful to be part of a dynamic team that has pivoted in the face of the pandemic, successfully, and looks forward to what the future holds within the passions of this group.
TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR, CITY OF REVERE
Revere Beach has been a lifelong haven for Julie DeMauro, who enjoys running, swimming, walking, and dining along Revere’s famous oceanfront. As an Advisory Member of the RBP Board of Directors, she supports the Partnership’s mission to preserve the Reservation history, natural beauty, and wildlife for future generations to enjoy.
A product of Revere Public Schools and a graduate of Nichols College, Julie is Transportation Coordinator for the City of Revere, working with public and private agencies to promote safe accommodation and infrastructure for those who walk and bike throughout Revere. Julie has worked with WalkBoston to develop the City’s first walking map featuring neighborhood walking routes and self-guided historical walks along Revere Beach and Short Beach.
Founder, Three P’s Consulting
Vice President of Performance & Talent Strategy, Workhuman
Rosette Cataldo works with organizations of all sizes to help them embrace new HR technologies that impact their culture positively. A 25-year HR technology veteran, Rosette works closely with customers and prospects to drive the adoption of performance development solutions that foster a growth mindset and build positive work cultures. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President at Yoi, a Keith Ferrazzi Company, and at The Marcus Buckingham Company. Rosette is an expert in the evolving landscape of continuous performance management redesign. She has worked with organizations including IBM, Dell, NCR, Verizon and Patagonia to help them transition to a culture where continuous feedback leads to measurable business outcomes like increased engagement and higher productivity. Rosette has an MBA from Boston College and attended Boston University School of Management with a concentration in organizational behavior and social psychology.
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Revere Elementary School Teacher, Retired
Kathleen, now on the Advisory Board, has been a fan and a cheerleader for the RBP since moving to Revere in the 90's. She is a retired, Revere 1st grade teacher, community activist, and the president of the Beachmont Improvement Committee (BIC). "Every breath taken on Revere Beach is exhilarating! As stewards of the beach, we at RBP feel it's important to pass along the love, respect, and the responsibility of nature's gift."
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President, Community Reinvestment Associates, Inc.
Paul is President of Community Reinvestment Associates, Inc. a community/economic development consulting firm he founded 25 years ago. Prior to that, he served for nine years as Executive Director of a state quasi-public agency, the Thrift Institutions Fund for Economic Development, a $100 million public purpose loan pool. Paul began his professional career establishing the City of Revere’s Department of Planning and Community Development serving as its first Director. Paul has been deeply involved in efforts to secure major public investment in Revere Beach to spur private investment. He has performed similar work in a number of Massachusetts Cities and Towns. Paul was raised in Revere and attended grammar and high school here; like his fellow Directors, he is rooted in youthful memories of the beach. He joined the Revere Beach Partnership interested in bringing more public and private players and resources together to make the First Public Beach in American an ever-better place.
Assistant Director, Revere Parks & Recreation
Charlie currently serves as the Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation for the city of Revere. He is responsible for managing or assisting with all city special events and leisure programs. His goal every day is to make Revere a better place to live, work, and play.
Charlie holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications, a master’s degree in recreation administration and is a Certified Parks & Recreation Professional through the National Recreation and Park Association.
Charlie was born and raised in Revere and is a graduate of Revere High School. He still resides in the city with his wife Kirsten and son Ray. They love Revere Beach and are doing their best to teach Ray not to feed the birds at Kelly’s.
Nurse, Revere Public Schools
Adrienne has been an active member of the Revere Beach Partnership since its inception in 2002. As a lifelong resident of Revere, Revere Beach has been a place that holds special memories. Each summer day as a child, she would walk to the beach with her family, armed with lunch and a towel. When she had children of her own, they created their own memories at the many events she helped to create or by just enjoying a day on the beach. You will often find Adrienne walking Revere Beach early in the morning, enjoying the incredible sunrises. Adrienne works as a School Nurse for Revere Public Schools. She spends her free time volunteering with other non-profits, or vacationing at other beaches around the world. Currently she lives in Revere with her husband Danny and her daughters Michaela and Meghan.
Mayor's Administrative Assistant/ Scheduler, City of Revere
Linda DeMaio grew up in East Boston and resided in California, Florida, New Orleans, Phoenix, and Chicago before settling in Revere ten years ago. Her background as an Executive assistant in the hotel industry developed a keen understanding of customer satisfaction and the importance of attention to detail, and her travels offered the chance to experience a wide variety of recreational activity at local levels. As Executive Secretary to Mayor Brian Arrigo since 2016, she is well-acquainted with the enthusiasm and expectations that locals share about their City--and especially "their" Beach. Her frequent walks along Revere Beach consistently remind her of its majesty and its unique benefit to the City. She serves as an important liaison between the Mayor's office and the Partnership.
Co-Founder and General Partner, Cue Ball Capital
John Co-Founder and General Partner at Boston-based Cue Ball Capital (http://www.cueball.com) where he invests in early-stage digital media, business information services, and specialty consumer concepts. He brings an extensive track record of entrepreneurship, operations, and technology expertise. He sits on the boards of a number of portfolio companies, and is co-founder of the firm’s founding investment, MiniLuxe. John is a passionate boater, an avid photographer, an obsessive technologist, and he loves to travel. He is proud of his hometown of Revere and has served on the Board of the Revere Beach Partnership since 2012 and is chair of its International Sand Sculpting Festival. He enjoys sharing time at the beach with his wife Dina and two daughters, Isabella and Angelina. He loves introducing others to the beauty that Revere Beach has to offer and is excited to be working with the Partnership to create a better experience for all that visit the beach.
Attorney, Law Office of Jeffery Rosario Turco
Jeffrey Rosario Turco lives in Winthrop with his wife and children. Originally from Revere, Jeff graduated from Malden Catholic High School ’89, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst ’93, and Quinnipiac University School of Law, ’96. Jeff served as chief of staff in the Massachusetts State Senate, later as the Special Sheriff and Superintendent of the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office before starting his own law practice in 2010. A former Town Council President in Winthrop, Jeff is currently the Chairman of the Town’s Ordinance Review Committee. Jeff is a longtime director of the McCarthy-Trifone Recreation Committee, a member of the Immaculate Conception Parish School Advisory Board, and a former board of director, treasurer, and member of the Revere Beach Partnership.