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Board of Trustees

The governing body of Cape Cod Community College is its Board of Trustees.

The Board of Trustees is responsible for long-range planning, financial resource planning, and organizational structure. The Department of Higher Education (DHE) delegates to the Board of Trustees the authority to appoint personnel. 

To contact the Board of Trustees please e-mail trustees@capecod.edu or Maureen Kotb-van Hogezand, Interim Executive Assistant, mkotbvanhogezand@capecod.edu.

Cape Cod Community College Board of Trustees

Tammy Saben, Board Chair

Tammy Glivinski-Saben, Chair

Owner, Glivinski and Associates

Tammy Saben, a third generation Cape Codder, moved home from California 27 years ago. She immediately recognized that local expanding businesses needed sound, relevant financial information and solid best business practices for managing successful, sustainable entities. Thus, she launched Glivinski & Associates to fulfill that need.

The South Yarmouth team has grown to 11 professionals who manage the books, while providing controller and CFO level services to over 150 small local businesses, including 65+ non-profit organizations. The clients will confirm, that their survival of cyclical revenue streams, high costs and staff challenges were directly related to sound and feasible guidance provided by Tammy and her team.

Tammy is a high-honors graduate of Suffolk University by way of Cape Cod Community College. In 2017 she was appointed by Governor Baker to the Board of Trustees of the Cape Cod Community College, and subsequently appointed Chair. Tammy also serves on the boards for Cape & Islands United Way, is the Treasurer for Friends of Children’s Cove, a past-President of Yarmouth Rotary Club and recipient of many community awards including the most recent, top 10 of 10 Suffolk Grads, The Hyannis Chamber Patrick Butler, Citizen of the Year, and The Cape Cod Center for Women’s, Beacon of Hope.

Tammy and her husband Jim live in Yarmouth Port. They remain active sailing, skiing, cycling and more. They have 3 grown daughters and 5 beautiful grandchildren.

Laura Newstead, Board of Trustees

Laura Newstead

Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Laura Newstead has more than 20 years of executive human resources experience primarily in the financial services sector. She is the Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer for Cape Cod 5, joining the Bank in 2016, relocating from Michigan. Laura has extensive experience in the areas of human resources, talent management, benefits, and employee development.

Since joining the Bank, she has become active with Cape Cod Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs for All as a mentor and serves on the Board of Trustees for Calmer Choice. Laura is also involved at the state and national level serving on the Women in Banking Advisory Board, the Education and Management Development Committee, and the Human Resources Committee for Massachusetts Bankers Association, and also serves on the American Bankers Association’s Professional Development Advisory Board. 

Laura holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Science Administration in Human Resources from Central Michigan University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and English from Western Michigan University. Additionally, Laura holds several Human Resources professional designations including: Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society of Human Resource Management’s Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

Laura resides in East Sandwich with her family.

Will Shain, Board of Trustees

William Shain

Owner & President, Peer Advisory Group, Inc. dba TAB–Plymouth (The Alternative Board)

Will is a certified executive business coach, facilitator, advisor for Peer Group Advisors, Inc., a private consulting firm that engages in matters related to leadership development, strategic planning, team building, sales and marketing. He has been involved in a broad range of business challenges in his career involving the enhanced performance of businesses that ranged in size from start-up ventures to Fortune 500 corporate divisions.

He has a diversified background in strategic planning, marketing strategy, sales training, employee development, team building, financial budget planning and cash flow strategies. He has gained additional experience as a business coach in areas of importance to small businesses including human resources, operational excellence, and exit/succession planning.

He serves his community by actively participating on several non-profit boards and committees in Southeastern Massachusetts including the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce as their Treasurer and Strategic Planning Chair, Chair for the Greater Plymouth Area Social Responsibility Consortium for the disabled and elderly, and Vice Chair of the charitable Simes House Foundation. He is proudly serving his second five-year term as a Board Trustee and Secretary for Cape Cod Community College, re-appointed by Governor Charlie Baker in 2018.

Will earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI, and completed his master’s coursework in Allied Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT.

Judy Barrigas, Board of Trustees

Judy Barrigas

Director of Human Resources, Home for Our Troops

Judy was born in New Bedford, MA and raised there by immigrant parents. Her first encounter with higher education was at a Community College from which she graduated, with high honors, with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She then headed to Plattsburgh, NY where her newlywed husband and high school sweetheart was serving in the United States Air Force. There she attended the State University of NY and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Her husband’s military service lead them to Spain where they lived for four years. Judy says "yes" to life, and life wants her communing with people and while traveling the world observing and absorbing the various customs and cultures, it wasn’t long before her “Yes” mentality lead to her guiding and engaging tourists on historical tours of these foreign countries. That was her side job, but by day she served the U.S. Air Force in Torrejon, Spain in a civilian capacity as a Financial Manager for Military Lodging Facilities. Her hard work and dedication was recognized by military senior leadership and she was awarded Civilian Manager of the Year for all of Europe and runner up worldwide.

Every role she has played since has been with total dedication and magnetic enthusiasm. For the past 20+ years she has Worked in the field of Human Resources Director. Currently, Judy’s tactical strategy is implemented as the Director of HR at the nonprofit organization “Homes For Our Troops”, who's mission is to build and donate specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

She was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to the Cape Cod Community College Board of Trustees in 2014 which was and continues to be an honor for her given that she has first knowledge of the positive impact of a Community College education and the opportunities it leads to.

Judy is most proud of being the first in her family to graduate from college and has passed the importance of education along to her children Josh, a graduate of Cape Cod Community College and Ciara, a graduate of UMass Dartmouth. She is also proud of her service as a military spouse alongside her now retired husband, Chief Master Sergan “Gus” Barrigas, a 37 year Air Force Veteran.

When she is not serving the community, Judy can be found with her family and dogs, by the water, cooking great Portuguese food; or in her many gardens.

Dave Bushy, Board of Trustees

David Bushy

Retired Aviation Executive

Dave Bushy is an executive coach who works with clients worldwide. He has served on the Cape Cod Community College Board of Trustees since 2014.

He was involved in commercial aviation for 37 years, starting as a pilot and later as a Senior Vice President at Delta Air Lines and Vice President at JetBlue. He finished his executive career as President of Cape Air. Dave has served on the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI) and the Cape and Islands Board of the Red Cross. He is also the author of The World Looked Away – Vietnam After the War: Quoc Pham’s Story.

Dave served in the U.S. Army as an Armor and Counterintelligence officer. He was Airborne and Ranger qualified. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. He earned his M.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of New Haven. He is also a graduate of the Executive Coaching Program at the Gestalt International Study Center in Cape Cod. He resides in Eastham, Massachusetts with his wife Lisa.

John Flores, Board of Trustees

John G. Flores, Ph.D.

C.E.O/Executive Director, United States Distance Learning Association

Dr. John G. Flores is an authority in the field of educational technology and telecommunications. As the former C.E.O./ Executive Director of the United States Distance Learning Association, Dr. Flores, led a global association focused on the research and application of distance learning pedagogy and evaluation. In addition, he was the former Executive Dean and Program Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Fischler School of Education.

Prior to this, he was appointed by Governor William Weld as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications (MCET), a Quasi-Public State Agency focused on the development and integration of telecommunication initiatives for all Massachusetts K12 schools, State Colleges, Community Colleges, the UMass System and numerous other State Agencies. Dr. Flores has also served as a K-12 Superintendent of Schools, and as a curriculum and educational technology specialist in his previous professional experiences.

Most recently, as Vice President of the Barnstable Town Council, he served on a number of Town Council committees all of which dealt with issues facing Cape Cod and the Islands. He currently is an appointed Commissioner of the Barnstable Municipal Airport. Dr. Flores continues to consult with numerous technology related companies as well as teaching educational finance and leadership courses on line. Dr. Flores received his B.S. from UMass Boston, his M.S. from Boston University and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Alexande Gomes, Board of Trustees

Alexande E. Gomes

Alexande E. Gomes of South Yarmouth has worked as a Community Partnership Manager for Santander Bank and has been a fixture in the community for years. During his time with Santander, he provided their philanthropy teams with grant recommendations and assisted with pairing services with local non-profit organizations. These services include financial literacy, small business development, and affordable housing workshops for low-to-moderate-income communities across New England.

Gomes holds an Associate in Science degree from Bristol Community College and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Bridgewater State University.

Portrait of Max Kennedy

Max Kennedy

Communications Major, 4Cs Student Trustee

A native of Marstons Mills, Max came to Cape Cod Community College after graduating from Barnstable High School in the Spring of 2020. While he had several generous scholarships to private universities on his plate, Max sought a different college experience that favored a more intimate atmosphere and closer relationships with faculty. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Max turned to 4Cs, which was one of the first colleges in Massachusetts to announce plans for online learning in the Fall 2020 semester.

“4Cs had the bold forethought to immediately declare all learning this year would be done remotely, reducing my anxiety over going to college during a growing pandemic,” Kennedy says. “That took a significant amount of courage and intelligence that I respected.”

When Max arrived at 4Cs, he found himself staring down an unexpected opportunity: a leadership role as Student Trustee and a seat on the College’s governing Board of Trustees. Despite an admitted tendency to lead more quietly by example, he saw a shining opportunity to bring his passion and desire to help people to a significant forum.

“I kept reverting back to the thought that my most recent successes, in school and in life, around anxieties and my own learning adjustments led me to this opportunity,” Kennedy says. “As Student Trustee, I have the opportunity to fulfill my life’s mission of interjecting mindfulness and awareness to our campus dialog that helps produce a kinder world. The students of 4Cs are my priority. My dream is that any student that has a discrepancy or issue of importance can feel comfortable coming to me because I will listen to them, work with them, and act on their behalf.”

With a seat on the Board of Trustees, the Communications major now turns to the work of enacting change.

“For much of my life, I felt like my challenges and uniqueness were ‘disabilities.’ Over time, I figured out how to come out of my shell,” Kennedy says. “I want to find the openings, cracks, and bumps that eventually help others start living more happily with our individual ‘inconveniences.’ We all have them. What makes us strange makes us powerful. I want to help our students accept their differences as strengths and better understand that their potential is limitless.”

Joe McGrail

Joseph McGrail

Manager of eCommerce, Boston Beer Company

Joe McGrail is used to brewing up some big ideas. As the Manager of eCommerce for the Boston Beer Company, brewer of leading Craft beer Samuel Adams, he is overseeing one of the alcohol industry’s fastest growing programs. Joe and his team set the strategy to bring Boston Beer Company products directly to customers via delivery or in-store pick up – a new and uncharged territory for breweries in the U.S.

According to the Barnstable native, he owes his career trajectory to his start at Cape Cod Community College.

“I graduated from Barnstable High School, but honestly, I didn’t know if college was for me.” Joe says. “I was accepted to a university in Vermont, and ultimately decided not to attend. Instead, I enrolled at 4Cs, which was the perfect place to start my higher education.”

Joe studied Business at 4Cs, and immediately realized how smart a choice it was. He avoided the high costs of four-year college, took courses that he wanted to take, and excelled to the point where he earned scholarships that allowed him to seamlessly transfer to UMass-Amherst where he ultimately earned his Bachelors.

During his time at 4Cs, he discovered a passion for the Hospitality industry. After working for a local resort and conference center for a few years, he landed at Boston Beer Company where his career took off. Joe’s entrepreneurial spirit led him from the sales team to training and development, human resources, and finally to his current role.

He cites 4Cs for preparing him for his powerful future and helping establish his love of learning and being a part of new ventures.

“Everything I’ve done – going to UMass, studying abroad, starting a career, earning my MBA from Babson College – I can trace back to 4Cs.” Joe says. “I believe I wouldn’t have been able to do any of those things without my experience there.”

Joe’s parting advice to future students?

“Take a class! If your only experience in education is high school, this is a completely different environment. 4Cs is the perfect example of higher education.”

Judith Quinn, MSN, RN-BC

Vice President of Patient Care & Chief Nursing Officer, Cape Cod Hospital

Judith has been the Vice President of Patient Care at Cape Cod Hospital since January 2009. Ms. Quinn joined Cape Cod Hospital as a Staff Nurse in 1976. She is a Registered Nurse and Board Certified in Nursing Informatics. She graduated from Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing in 1975 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing in 1981 from Southeastern Massachusetts University.

In 1988, Ms. Quinn received her diploma in Enterostomal Therapy from Northwest Community College and in 2003 graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, with a Master’s Degree in Nursing.

Alex Rodolakis, Board of Trustees

Alex Rodolakis, Esq.

Attorney in Charge of the Cape Cod Office, Fletcher Tilton, PC

Attorney Alex Rodolakis is the attorney in charge of Fletcher Tilton, PC's Cape Cod office and he devotes his practice to corporate and commercial matters. He has substantial experience in corporate governance, commercial litigation and transactional matters. He represents lenders, troubled businesses and individuals in all facets of workouts and bankruptcy.

Prior to joining the firm, Attorney Rodolakis was partner with a Boston law firm and ran its Cape Cod Office. His areas of practice include Commercial Law, Bankruptcy, Workouts and Financial Restructuring, Commercial Collection, Commercial Lending, Corporate Law and Business Litigation.

Attorney Rodolakis is a graduate of Tufts University and Boston University School of Law. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1994.

Attorney Rodolakis is currently a trustee of Cape Cod Community College, and an advisory board member for St. John Paul II High School and St. Francis Xavier Prep School. He has been a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the town of Barnstable since 2008, and is on the Board of Directors for Coastal Community Capital.

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