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New Chair, Vice Chair, and new member elected to the Board of Directors.

joseph-albanese-5773692-220xx1397-1863-0-0Joseph Albanese has been elected Chairman of the Board after serving as Vice Chairman since 2014. Mr. Albanese is the founder and CEO of Commodore Builders and has been a member of NECHV’s board since 1995.
Read more in the Boston Business Journal.
Read more in Issu magazine.



fbeirne-lovelyjr-5773982-220xx1500-2000-0-0F. Beirne Lovely, Jr., general counsel of the Archdiocese of Boston, has been elected Vice Chairman of the Board. He has served on the NECHV board since 2011.
Read more in the Boston Business Journal.




thomas-milbury-5774352-220xx2997-3996-39-0Thomas Milbury, Lead Client Service Partner at Deloitte, has been elected a new board member of NECHV.
Read more in the Boston Business Journal.

Advancement Team


New England Center and Home for Veterans
Advancement Department
17 Court Street
Boston, MA 02108

617-371-1777 (tel)
617-371-1840 (fax)


Charlene F. Pontbriand
Senior Vice President, Advancement

Mark O. Gough
Director of Corporation and Foundation Relations

Nicole Hand
Director of Sponsorships and Events

Adrienne Kaplowitz
Philanthropic Officer, Community Engagement

Nick Feeko 
Communications Associate

Duyen Hua
Lead Development Associate

Maggie Retton
Development Associate


Lindsay Davis-Braun
Development Systems Manager




The New England Center and Home for Veterans is pleased to announce that the annual Greater Boston Stand Down will take place on Friday, September 9, 2022 at Boston City Hall Plaza. This yearly event brings together community providers and Veterans in one place to provide Veterans easy access to services and employment opportunities.

As in past years, over 100 service providers, employers, and community organizations are expected to turn out and provide essential supportive services, including housing assistance, medical care and wellness programs, legal support and employment assistance. Veterans will also be able to enjoy a free lunch and live entertainment.

For more information about the event, or to apply as a service provider, please contact Download and print the event flyer here.

Important information for Veterans planning to attend:
Veteran service hours are from 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM. You must bring proof of service. DD214 is acceptable.

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