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Press Release: Mary Siegel & New BOD Members

Mary Siegel Named President of Open Table Board of Directors

New members Lisette Arbelli, Barbara Fisher, Lea Tompsett takes seats on the Board

Concord and Maynard, MA (July 6, 2021) – Open Table announced today that Mary Siegel has been named to a three-year term as president of its Board of Directors. At the same time, new members Lisette Arbelli, Barbara Fisher, and Lea Tompsett have been named to the Open Table Board of Directors.

A Sudbury resident, Mary has been volunteering with Open Table’s pantry and dinners for many years in a variety of roles and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018. She received an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a Master’s in Public and Private Management from Yale. She has worked in the finance arm of several non-profits, including Save the Children, Yale University, American Electric Power; and has served as the Director of Human resources and CFO of Datafarm, Inc.

In recent years, Mary has volunteered at Puppy Raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a national organization that provides assistance dogs (free of charge) for children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Mary also has held various positions of leadership on school, community and church boards, including the Northboro-Southboro Education Foundation, Peaslee Elementary School PTO, Pilgrim Church in Southboro and currently serves on the Council and Outreach Committee of Memorial Congregational Church.

“Open Table is a major player in the fight against food insecurity here in Massachusetts,” said Mary Siegel, president of the board, Open Table. “I’m looking forward to helping steer Open Table as it moves in new directions with its expanded mobile meals program and in continuing to grow the services we offer to our clients.”

Additionally, three new members have joined the Open Table Board of Directors.

Lisette Arbelli is a longtime resident of Hudson, where she manages a branch of Avidia Bank. She is a member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, and for Fresh Start Furniture Bank. Avidia Bank has a charitable fund which sponsors the Maynard Boys and Girls Club, which is part of the Open Table mobile program.

Barbara Fisher is a retired health care executive who spent the last several years as a senior vice president at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester where she was responsible for day- to-day operations, strategy and business development, financial planning and budgeting, and information technology for multiple areas. Prior to joining UMass, Barbara was a vice president at Cambridge Health Alliance and a senior manager in the health care consulting group at Ernst and Young. Formerly she was on the Board of the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund. Barbara volunteers at Open Table distributing weekly groceries and prepared meals. She has also been assisting the management staff with the expansion of the mobile meals program. Barbara and her husband have lived in Concord for 33 years. She has a BA from Tufts University and an MBA from Yale School of Management.

Lea Tompsett is vice president of Network Success at Aledade, a company focused on strengthening primary care to develop a more effective and efficient healthcare system. In this role she is responsible for enabling a network of over 800 primary care practices and community health centers nationally to accelerate their transition to value-based care, delivering better care at lower cost while also addressing healthcare disparities. Prior to Aledade, Lea was a vice president of Programs at Health Leads, where she supported healthcare providers nationally to integrate support for social needs such as food, housing and transportation. She holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, a Master’s in International Development and Global Health from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a BA in Biology from Duke University. She lives in Concord, MA with her husband and two kids.

Learn more about the Open Table team on our Meet the Team page.

Back row: Bill Keller, Bill Thornburg, Norma Tanguay Frye, Joe Rigali, Mary Siegel, Stephanie Lynch, Daniel Peirce, Brendon Donnellan, Lea Tompsett Front row: Michele Fisher, Patricia Chambers, MaryEllen McCarthy, Barbara Fisher, Lisette Arbelli, Gina Cummings Photo credit: Colin Valentine