The GLF Board
Helen Crary, former President and Clerk
Helen is a former Early Childhood Program coordinator for the Sudbury Public Schools and has experience in grant writing and program evaluation. Her community involvement includes serving as a trustee, Buddy Dog Humane Society; CASA volunteer, Worcester; and President, The Sudbury Garden Club. She holds a M.Ed. from Tufts University and a B.A. from Colgate University.
Catherine Beldotti Donlan
Catherine is a C-level executive for consumer brands. She most recently served as the SVP of Innocor, Inc., a Bain Capital PE backed consumer portfolio company. Previously, Catherine spent 30 years steering sport/wellness/fitness brands in senior level roles at Converse, Puma, Ryka and Reebok. Catherine is a former collegiate athlete who is passionate about giving back to the youth sports community, as a volunteer girls lacrosse coach for ten years, as well as to other women leaders through active mentoring and coaching. Catherine received a B.A. from Tufts University.
Peter is the Chief Product Officer at the growing Artificial Intelligence startup Nara Logics, Inc. Prior to his current position, Peter was Chief Technology Officer at STAG industrial in Boston, where he managed the Information Technology team and was responsible for the company’s technology infrastructure and strategy. Before STAG, Peter was Director of Technology and Director of Innovation at the Fay School in Southborough, MA. While at Fay, Peter created the Fay Innovation Lab, four classrooms with woodworking and fabrication equipment, and the Creator’s Class, a class to teach middle school students Design Thinking and fabrication. Peter currently serves on the technology advisory board at the Discovery Museum in Acton, MA. He received his B.S. from Dartmouth College.
Samantha is the Director of Alumnae and Major Gifts for the Dana Hall School in Wellesley where she builds relationships and inspires giving in others. She has extensive experience in fundraising as well as community engagement. She served as the GLF's Director of Development from 2013-2019, and prior to that Sam worked at the Boston College Center on Aging and Work. After losing her father to cancer in 2001, Sam created the Colbert Classic Golf Tournament, raising over $100,000 for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/ Jimmy Fund and the Massachusetts Prostate Cancer Coalition, a nonprofit that her father started. In her free time, Sam spreads joy through writing her On the Sunny Side newspaper column, and by sharing uplifting social media accounts, inspiring others to find more happiness. Sam and her husband Todd, live with their two sons and rescue dog Simba in Sudbury.
Samantha is the Assistant Principal at Cyrus E. Dallin Elementary School in Arlington and loves working and volunteering with organizations to support children, education, and the community. Samantha has a B.A. from Indiana University and a M.Ed. from Antioch University, in Seattle.
Megan works in the insurance industry in Boston and previously held positions in Los Angeles and New York. Megan is an active volunteer at The Book Nook, the Goodnow Library’s used book sale. Previously, she coordinated community service events for the Sudbury Family Network. Megan is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and graduated with an MBA from Boston University Questrom School of Business.
Marisa moved to Sudbury in 2004 because she and her husband knew it would be a great place to raise her family. Marisa is currently a member of the Development team at the Foundation for Metrowest where she works to raise funds and awareness for the non-profit organizations in our community. Previously, she has held similar positions at American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and Ascentria Care Alliance. In her free time, Marisa enjoys reading, running, and cheering on her kids on at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.
Judy Petrovic, former President and Clerk
Judy is a former business consultant, marketing expert, writer, and computer systems engineer. She is affiliated with the Massachusetts Money Management Program through BayPath Elder Services; the Sudbury Food Pantry; and Our Lady of Fatima Parish, where she is a pastoral visitor. Judy is a graduate of Northwestern University, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
Vice President and Clerk
Jill is a practicing attorney in Boston who focuses on assisting small businesses in a variety of matters. Jill and her husband moved to Sudbury in January 1999 and she is an active volunteer in the community and schools beginning when her two sons attended the Peter Noyes school up through their time at LSRHS. Previously, Jill was on the Board of Directors for LS Youth Lacrosse and the Lincoln-Sudbury All Sports Boosters. Jill is a graduate of Providence College and Boston College Law School. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking with the dogs, and travel.
Kate Ryan, Treasurer
Kate is a Mathematician and Economist who has lived in Sudbury since 1983. When she’s not consulting for startups, you can find her training the next generation of middle and high school mathematics teachers in her role as Program Supervisor for Mathematics for the Teacher Education Program at The College of the Holy Cross. In her free time, Kate enjoys reading, surfing, and spending time with her spouse and two young daughters.
Loring LaBarbera Schwarz, President
Loring moved to Sudbury with her husband Andy and their family in 1992. For 30 years, Loring worked on environmental issues, most recently as Director of the Climate Change Program at Mass Audubon which is addressing this threat through education, policy, member action, and land conservation. In her 25 years with The Nature Conservancy, Loring directed a national system of state Natural Heritage Programs; led science policy, revitalized its Eastern Caribbean Program; served as Mediterranean Region Project Advisor; and led the Massachusetts TNC state office. Loring maintains advisory roles with Native Plant Trust, International Land Conservation Network, and Massachusetts Master Gardeners. She covers natural resources policy for League of Women Voters of MA and serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition and Friends of Spannocchia. Loring holds a B.S. in Biology from Tufts University and a Master of Forest Science from Yale University .
The GLF Staff