John Dixon, PhD, Dean of Education
John optimizes Lasell Village’s relationship with Lasell University to ensure courses offered at the Village are intriguing, challenging and interesting. John appreciates that education is at the heart of Lasell Village. He obtained a BS in ceramic and materials engineering and a BA in history from Clemson University, and holds a PhD in American civilization from Harvard University. John brings a range of educational experience as a teaching fellow, an educational website designer and an academic director.
Cheryl Sacks, Director of Marketing and Sales
Ben Bailey, Director of Operations and Capital Management
Ben brings over 25 years of experience in facility management at senior living communities. His responsibilities range from overseeing daily building upkeep to managing all capital projects and renovations. Ben and his team keep our community safe, secure, up to date and comfortable for all our residents and staff. Ben’s hand is in all we do at Lasell Village, from keeping our hallways appropriately lit, to managing major construction projects and even installing solar panels to keep Lasell Village’s commitment to conserving energy. Ben is a graduate of UMass Boston with a bachelor’s degree in History.
Jessica Horsman, BSRN, Director of Health and Wellness
Jessica brings many years of healthcare management to Lasell Village. Prior to her role as Director of Health and Wellness at Lasell Village, Jessica served as the Director of Public Health for both the Town of Seekonk and the City of Attleboro and led the Covid response for those municipalities along with managing the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Covid Vaccination Sites.
Jessica has based her career on bringing innovation and empathy to healthcare. As the Director of Health & Wellness, she is responsible for the operation of our Wellness Center, which serves the community seven days a week for both day-to-day needs and emergency situations, along with oversight of our supported living center, Lasell Studios.
Jessica earned her undergraduate degree from Bryant University concentrating in Finance and Legal and later became a Registered Nurse. She is currently completing her MBA in Innovative Health Leadership at Bryant University. She is a native of Fall River and resides there with her husband and two sons. Jessica and her husband enjoy DIY home improvement projects on their historic home and supporting the local arts and business.
Alessandro Vianello, Chief Financial Officer
Alessandro Vianello brings Fortune 10 and government experience as well as an international background and a small cap investing perspective to Lasell Village.
Alessandro earned his M.S. in Finance at with Distinction from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University and an undergraduate degree in Economics and Business from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy.
A native of Venice, Alessandro is married with two children and resides in Brookline, MA. He enjoys cooking and has an extensive knowledge of Italian wines. Alessandro is a founding member of Italian Professionals in Boston (PIB) which has grown to over 1,400 members. You can also find him on the soccer field, coaching Brookline Youth Soccer.
Armando Lopez, Executive Chef
Board of Trustees
Jeffrey Simon, Chair
Senior Principal, Stantec (retired)
Christine Doyle, Vice Chair
Partner, Cedar Capital Consulting, LLC
Susan Hass, Clerk
Professor, Simmons College School of Business (retired)
Principal, Augustine Financial Solutions, LLC
Attorney, Co-Chair Health Care Transactions Group, Mintz Levin
Julia Gallagher, M.D.
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Division of Palliative Care
Nkem Okeke, M.D.
Laurie Samuels Pascal
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Paige Scott Reid
Partner, Prince Lobel Tye, LLP
Lasell Village Resident Trustee
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (retired)
Lasell Village Resident Trustee
Ex Officio Members
President, Lasell University
President, Lasell Village
Chair, Lasell University Board of Trustees
Alessandro Vianello, Treasurer
CFO, Lasell Village
Derek Pinto, Assistant Treasurer
VP for Administration and Finance; CFO, Lasell University
Nancy Snow, Assistant Clerk
Executive Assistant, Lasell Village
Chair, Lasell Village Resident Advisory Council
Director, Rosemary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies, Lasell University
Margery Silver, Trustee Emerita