Joseph Basile, Esq. '74
Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
A partner of Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, he has served as general counsel to the Northeast Wilderness Trust and contributes frequently to legal journals and writes about limited partnership law. He was selected by students as Professor of the Year in 1987 at the University of Connecticut School of Law and Western New England School of Law. He is one of Stonehill's most active alums and currently serves as a Trustee. His philanthropy has contributed to the new Science Center and he established the Frank Basile Memorial Scholarship Fund in tribute to his uncle. He has served with distinction as a member of the Visiting Committee of the Department of Business Administration and as a member of the Boston Campaign Council. His service to a new generation of Stonehill students continues through his collaboration with the Career Services office and their Shadow Day program that links current students with alumni professionals. He holds a B.A. from Stonehill College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Barbara Whalen '78
Executive Director of the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
President & CEO
National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York City
Having successfully opened the 9/11 Memorial first to the families of the victims on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and then to the public the following day. Joseph Daniels is now focused on the opening of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in 2012. He directs planning, construction, development and operations for the project, expected to be visited by millions of people each year. He has led the foundation to many accomplishments, including a fundraising campaign in excess of $400 million made up of more than 600,000 donations from all 50 states and more than 50 foreign countries. Prior to his work with the 9/11 Memorial, he was Chief of External Initiatives at the Robin Hood Foundation, leading the expansion and roll-out of the second phase of the Library Initiative, a $45 million public-private partnership that put state-of-the-art libraries into under-performing New York City elementary schools. Prior to Robin Hood, Mr. Daniels was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore. He holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a B.A. in History from Washington University. He lives in New York City with his wife and three children.
Director Legal Affairs and Board Director
Circuport Inc. and Director AKU Project New York City
Delia Edoga received her Master's degree in Political Science and History and attended Law School at Rutgers University. She was then admitted to the Bar of the State of New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court. Since 2005, Delia has been the director of legal affairs of Edrich Health Technologies and its family of Companies; Vestech and Circuport. Currently Delia serves primarily as Director of Legal Affairs and Board Director of Circuport Inc. Delia also functions as a Director for the Aku Project, an education and community development Foundation which she cofounded in 2005. The goal of the Foundation is to help the youth of Africa improve their lives by providing opportunities for education and improving the resources available in their communities. Delia has also served on the Boards of several charitable and Non-Profit Organizations and lives in New York City.
Brian Grip '82
SVP, State Government Relations
Bank of America
Brian manages Bank of America's State and Local Public Policy Team and also overseas State/Local Government Relations for the company in New York, and the New England states. In this national role with the company, Grip works on industry and public policy issues at the state and local level. He had previously served as press secretary to former NH Governor Judd Gregg. Grip began his career with Gregg in Washington, DC while Gregg represented NH's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Grip also worked with the NH Business and Industry association. The "BIA" is NH's statewide Chamber of Commerce and leading business advocate. He has served previously on the Board of Directors of the NH Bankers Association, and in his role with Bank of America, he works closely on industry issues with the Bankers Associations in New York and New England. Grip is also active in the NH community. He is a member of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Assembly of Overseers in Lebanon, NH, and the Board of Directors for YMCA Camp Coniston in Grantham, NH. He also served previously on the Board of Trustees for the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, NH. He and his wife Kelly (Stonehill '82) live in Bow, NH. They have two grown children, Alex and Taylor.
Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islamic Law
Harvard Divinity School, Cambridge, MA
Working as a lead attorney with a team devoted to the cause of human rights for women in Nigeria, Hauwa Ibrahim has won a number of precedent-setting cases before Islamic Shariah courts. Ibrahim has been a Visiting Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law and Stonehill College, a World Fellow at Yale University, a Radcliffe fellow, and is currently a fellow at both the Human Rights Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard University. While a Radcliffe fellow, Ibrahim adopted an interdisciplinary approach to delve into the theoretical foundations of Shariah law and examine how they have influenced legal practice, which has, in turn, affected the human rights of women in West Africa. Her research led to a book draft, "Practicing Law in Shariah Courts: Seven Strategies," which is currently being prepared for publication and dissemination to legal practitioners who have responsibility for interpreting Shariah law. The European Parliament presented Ibrahim with its 2005 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, which honors individuals or organizations for their efforts on behalf of human rights and freedoms. Ibrahim has earned an LLB and a master's in international law and diplomacy from the University of Jos in Nigeria; a BL for legal practice from Nigeria Law School; and a master's of law degree in international studies at American University's Washington College of Law.
Charles Calvin Maddox
Federal law enforcement manager with 31 years combined military and federal law enforcement experience. Law enforcement career began in 1966 with the United States Air Force Military Police. Served as the Inspector General, United States Peace Corps and Inspector General for the District of Columbia. Currently partner Maddox, Hoppe & Hoofnagle & Hafey, L.L.C. (January 2005 to Present) general practice of law criminal and civil litigation, personal injury, divorce, estate planning and living trust, immigration and bankruptcy. As a senior security advance agent, Maddox supervised and planned clandestine travel and security arrangements for various U.S. Presidents and for National Security Advisor/Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger, pursuant to a Presidential Directive. Conducted organized and white-collar crime investigations in the Washington and Baltimore Field Offices. Career with the U.S. Secret Service involved extensive work in criminal investigations, physical security, audio and munitions countermeasures, judicially mandated electronic intercepts, and electronic intrusion alarms. Field investigations covered fraud, forgery, electronic and thud transfers, counterfeiting, intelligence operations, and applicant investigations. Conducted cold target undercover assignments aimed at known organized crime figures in various cities across the country. Assigned to Secret Service Headquarters, Liaison Division, as Liaison Agent to the U.S. Department of State.
Gabriella Nostro '05
Born in Venezuela, graduated from Stonehill College in 2005 as a political science major Gabriella (Manero) Nostro spent half a year after graduation working full time in Portland, Oregon as an interpreter for abused women under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). She also worked with immigrants with asylum cases, refugees and victims of trafficking. She spent the other half the year before law school working as a therapeutic crisis counselor at a crisis shelter for abused children under 12. She hopes to focus her legal career on international children's rights, focusing on such issues as child trafficking, soldiering and the sex slave market. She views her role as a future attorney as carrying the responsibility of providing a voice for the world's children and feels honored to have been able to reach a point in her life where she can carry out this responsibility and make a difference, one child at a time.
Sheila Murphy '75
Sheila Murphy has served as a senior student affairs officer at private colleges for over twenty years. She was the Dean for Student Life at Simmons College in Boston, where she was responsible for student services for graduate and undergraduate students. She has served as Vice President/Dean of Students at Bradford College, Mount Holyoke College, Mount Ida College and Russell Sage College. She is active in regional and national professional associations and has recently completed a term on the national board of NASPA, serving as the Vice President for the New England region. She has served on many accreditation teams and has consulted to a number of schools on issues of student affairs organizational structure; student affairs/academic affairs partnerships; developing multicultural communities; and developing high performing student affairs organizations. Sheila Murphy is a frequent speaker on issues of student affairs leadership and has taught in the graduate program in higher education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. She is a graduate of Stonehill College and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Leading Authorities, Inc., Washington, DC
David Rehr is a CEO with over 25 years experience in federal policy and association management. A proven executive, with specific expertise in legislative and regulatory strategic planning, marketing and public affairs initiatives, membership growth, and financial management, Rehr has increased both the effectiveness and the efficiency of organizations he has led. He has an extraordinary skill set of experience and education that has made him a nationally recognized leader in business advocacy in Washington, DC. International Performance has published two recent articles by Rehr, "Navigating Change: Leadership in Difficult Times," and, "Leadership: The Word Becomes an Action." David Rehr joined Leading Authorities, Inc., as a Senior Advisor in August 2009 to help business organizations understand and get results in Washington, DC. Prior to joining Leading Authorities, David served as the President and CEO of the National Association of Broadcasters. At NAB, he was a strong advocate for radio and television broadcasters, meeting with policymakers and testifying before Congress on issues that impact radio and television stations. Prior to taking the helm at NAB, Rehr was president of the National Beer Wholesalers Association. Under his leadership, NBWA's visibility in the advocacy community soared, and the association was ranked as one of the top ten most influential lobbying organizations by Fortune magazine. Rehr has been an strong advocate for entrepreneurs and small business before the federal government. Rehr, who has a doctorate in economics from George Mason University, has been named to Washington Life magazine's Power 100 list, and is annually listed as a Top Association Lobbyist by one of Congress' "must read" publications, The Hill. He has also been featured in Beachum's Guide to Key Lobbyists, and has been named one of the top 20 most influential people in radio by Radio Ink magazine.
John Stack '72
Professor, Politics and International Relations and Law; Director of the School of International and Public Affairs
Florida International University
Professor Stack specializes in Ethnicity and World Politics, Administrative Law, National Security, and Constitutional Law. John Stack graduated from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts with highest honors in 1972. He earned his Master of Arts (1974) and PhD (1977) from the Graduate School of International Studies of the University of Denver and his JD from University of Miami's School of Law in 1989. He was admitted to practice before the Florida Supreme Court in 1990. He twice served as chair of the Department of Political Science, and has been editor of the Florida International University Press. He has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies, and as chair of the University Research Council. He was instrumental in the founding of FIU's College of Law, and chaired the search and screen committees for many of the top administrative positions. John Stack is the author, co-author, editor, and co-editor of 13 books and 35 articles and chapters in edited books. As Director of the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University, John Stack oversees four academic departments, including Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, Department of Politics and International Relations, and Department of Public Administration. Additionally, Professor Stack also oversees the progression of seventeen centers, institutes, and programs, including the African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Asian Studies Program, European Studies Program, Global Energy Security Forum, Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies, Judaic Studies Program, Latin American and Caribbean Center, Metropolitan Center, and Middle East Studies Program.
Daniel Sadowski '03
Director of Congressional Affairs
Specialty Equipment Market Association, Washington, D.C.
Dan Sadowski is the Director of Congressional Affairs for the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA). In this role, Dan serves as the primary Congressional and legislative advocate on behalf of the 6,400 member, $30 billion specialty automotive industry trade association headquartered in Diamond Bar, CA. Prior to his current position, Dan was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs as the liaison between U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and the nation's Governors, Mayors, and local elected officials. He began his career as an aide to New York State Governor George E. Pataki and Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue. Dan has been an active participant in national politics as a member of the Republican National Committee's original 72- Hour Task Force and as an advisor to several national, state, and local campaigns. Dan graduated from Stonehill College in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in History. A native of Stony Point, New York, Dan currently resides in Washington, DC.
Mark Wong '67
Mark Wong has served as a senior federal career professional with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. At the Commission, he was a Special Assistant to the Chair and Vice Chair, with significant responsibility for agency policy analysis, strategic planning, budget formulation, evaluation of program performance and relations with certain oversight committees in the Congress. Mr. Wong has also served as a senior advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Mr. Wong has been recognized as an innovative leader on the development and implementation of major outreach and education initiatives by working closely with, consulting and networking with, and partnering with a diverse cross section of national and local nonprofit advocacy, business, legal, government and community based groups and associations across the country. These efforts resulted in substantially expanding and improving the agency's service to the public, especially to underserved communities. Mr. Wong holds a B.A. in Political Science from Stonehill College and an M.A. in Public Administration from the University of Northern Colorado.