Board of Directors

boardofdirectors_4John D. Leone, Esq., President

John was born and raised in the Town of Arlington. He holds a J.D. degree from New England School of Law and an undergraduate B.B.A. degree from the School of Business Administration at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He is admitted to practice law before the US Supreme Court and in the states of Massachusetts and New York. He consults and advises clients who are starting new businesses or continuing the operation of existing ones. He has been a Town Meeting member since 1994, and is the current Town Meeting Moderator. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Touchdown Club.

boardofdirectors_6Kathleen Colwell

A resident of Arlington since 1981, Kathy has been an active resident serving as: a Town Meeting member; a past president, board member, and treasurer for Arlington Cable Access Inc. (ACA); founding member and first president of the Arlington Educational Enrichment Fund (AEEF); founding member and current treasurer of Arlington Community Media Inc. (ACMI). Kathy runs her own computer consulting business and is, during tax season, a tax accountant.

boardofdirectors_5Michael T. Healy, Clerk

A lifelong resident of Arlington, MA, Mike graduated from Providence College with a bachelor’s degree in education, and then from Rhode Island College with a master’s degree in school administration. He also holds a graduate certificate in dispute resolution from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Mike is a retired teacher who spent many years teaching in the Cambridge Public School system. He previously served as a member of the Arlington School Committee, and formerly served as an Arlington Town Meeting member. He has also served on a number of other town boards and committees.

boardofdirectors_3Linda K. Olsen, Director

A resident of Arlington since 1974, Linda’s community activities include 15 years as a Town Meeting member, and service as both a Corporator and Director of the Cyrus E. Dallin Art Museum. Linda is the Associate Director of Intellectual Property at the Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelors Degree in Business from Boston University.


boardofdirectors_8Martin Thrope

A former member of the Arlington School Committee and Arlington Town Meeting, Marty has been active in the life of the community for many years. He has also served as board member and president of The Children’s Room Center for Grieving Children & Teenagers, Inc. in Arlington. The holder of Bachelor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Harvard, Marty’s professional experience includes contributing to the initial implementation of what eventually evolved into the Internet as well as responsibility for development and operation of computer based systems for the retail and financial industries.

boardofdirectors_7Nancy Flynn-Barvick

A resident of Arlington for over 20 years, Nancy holds a J.D. degree from Boston University School of Law and a B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Her legal focus is on high tech licensing agreements and other corporate contracts. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Policy from Tufts University. Nancy has been very involved with the Arlington schools over the past 15 years (chairing many fundraisers and enrichment activities and serving on various PTA boards), and served 6 years on the Ottoson and AHS School Councils.

boardofdirectors_2Phillip J. Privitera, Esq.

Phil grew up and resides in Arlington with his wife and 2 children.  He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Belmont Hill School, holds both a Bachelors degree and a Masters Degree from Dartmouth College, as well as a J.D. from Boston College Law School.  Phil is an Attorney, entrepreneur, investor, developer and serves on several community and charitable boards.  He is a two-term Past President of the Middlesex County Bar Association; an elected Massachusetts Bar Association House of Delegate representative (Joint Bar Committee member); the National Co-Chair of Alumni and Reunions at Boston College Law School; a National Trustee for the Sons of Italy; and the Presiding Master of Free Masons in Arlington since 2013.

boardofdirectors_1Michael Ruderman, Treasurer

A. Michael Ruderman is a government and communications professional with over 30 years of experience in real estate, nonprofits, and community affairs.  He currently works in land acquisition for the Mass. Highway department of MassDOT and is a licensed real estate agent.  Michael is a graduate of Harvard College with a degree in history and has pursued graduate study in Community Development at UMassLowell.  He and his wife and daughter (along with a menagerie of cats and dogs) have lived in Arlington for over 25 years.