MENTORS

MELANIE TANIONOS

COUNSELOR/SPECIALIST

After thirty years helping Caribbean destinations and hotels rebuild their businesses following a hurricane, and spending the past seven years serving the Lexington community, most recently as the Executive Director for the Lexington Chamber of Commerce, Melanie is volunteering time in 2020 to help businesses return to work.  In order to offer a great range of services, she's turned to a select group of industry leaders in our community, all of whom are excited to serve this mission. SEE COMPLETE BIO HERE.

STEPHANIE GERBER WILSON

BRANDING, WEB DESIGN, GRAPHIC DESIGN, SOCIAL MEDIA

Stephanie started her career in San Francisco doing public relations during the dot.com boom. She moved to Boston and earned a PhD, focusing on visual representations of history. She ran research centers at Brandeis University, and then started her own business in strategic web design. She takes an overall strategic approach to branding, design, and communications, and makes sure all of her clients' websites reflect their goals, personalities, aesthetics, and identities. She also creates logos and runs social media campaigns on behalf of her clients. SEE COMPLETE BIO HERE

KIM McCORMICK

NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT

Kimberly McCormick started her career with a formidable marketing background, but over the past decade has applied her many talents to nonprofit organizations.  Presently the president of her own company, she consults with nonprofit organizations throughout the country regarding partnerships, collaborations, mergers, affiliations, board governance, strategic planning, and organizational structure.  We are fortunate to have her talents applied to our Lexington community.

PETER van SEVENTER

SOCIAL MEDIA

A recent graduate from Bucknell University, Peter discovered his passion for Digital Marketing over the past year.  Originally from Winchester, and currently working at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce as a Small Business and Community Outreach Summer Intern, Peter is excited to help local businesses and nonprofits.  His marketing efforts are designed to improve their social media marketing strategies, and efficiently reach the organizations' target audience.  We are pleased to welcome him to the Business Collaborative and include him in our mission.

STEVE IVERSON

TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS

After spending ten years working in corporate IT infrastructure, Steve Iverson opened his first computer services business in 2001.  With a background in human services and counseling, Steve provides clients with the technical support they want with the sensitivity they need.  As a Lexington resident with an office in Lexington Center, Steve is eager to participate in the Business Collaborative and help the reopening initiative.

RESHMA KATWA

FRANCHISE MANAGEMENT

Reshma’s franchise journey started in 2013, following a career in hospitality.  Presently the owner of Pinot’s Palette in Lexington Center — the only one in Massachusetts—Reshma has earned local notoriety. She received an award from the Chamber of Commerce and been featured in Wicked Local.  Over the years she has learned much about opening a franchise business, utilizing available resources and most importantly, the importance of community.

LANCE CONRAD

EDUCATION

Amassing nearly thirty years of experience in Education, Land Conrad is presently the Head of School at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall.  As a Lexington resident and coach, he is known for his brilliant motivating and inclusive leadership skills.  Lance is excited at the opportunity to help people seeking information on the subject of education, such as the relative merits of public vs. private schools, especially now during Covid-19. He also consults with nonprofit educational organizations.

PAMELA GIANNATSIS

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS & PUBLIC RELATIONS

Pam is a writer, editor, public relations and communications strategist with deep health care and nonprofit experience.  In a noisy world, she thrives on making communications simpler and direct, to help clients' achieve their business goals. She does so with insight, humor and a drive toward excellence.  We are honored to have her join the Business Collaborative.

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