Colby-Sawyer College's Board of Trustees has elected Lisa M. Hogarty '81, Beth Meurlin '70, JoAnn Overfield '69 and Dave Payne as members of the board to serve three-year terms that begin July 1.
Lisa M. Hogarty '81
Vice president of campus services at Dartmouth College since 2014, Lisa M. Hogarty oversees development and management of the college capital program, campus and space planning, engineering and design, auxiliary and business services, labor relations and contract negotiations, energy system and sustainability planning, and operational oversight of the Hanover Inn.
Hogarty managed Harvard University's real estate holdings from 2010 to 2014. Prior to her work in higher education and health care management, she coordinated an $86 million renovation of The Pierre in New York City, a Four Seasons hotel.
Hogarty earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Colby-Sawyer College in 1981 and a Master of Science degree in economic development and tourism from New York University. After graduating from Colby-Sawyer, Hogarty worked as a stage manager for a number of Broadway shows, including "Whoopi Goldberg on Broadway" and "Brighton Beach Memoirs."
Hogarty serves on the Colby-Sawyer College President's Alumni Advisory Council and is a member of the Sierra Club Upper Valley Group. She and her wife, Rosemary Keane, reside in North Sutton, N.H.
Beth Constantinides Meurlin '70
Beth Constantinides Meurlin graduated in 1970 with an Associate of Liberal Arts degree before earning a Bachelor of Science degree in social welfare at the University of Vermont (UVM).
After graduation Meurlin and her husband, Keith, also a UVM graduate, traveled for five years. They landed in Virginia, where Meurlin stayed home with their two sons. In the late '80s, she began a 16-year teaching career in the Fairfax County Public Schools. Meurlin then volunteered in an assisted living facility which led to a position as the volunteer and activities coordinator.
Meurlin is the class agent for the Class of 1970 and has been involved with her class's reunion committees. She has been a President's Alumni Advisory Council member since 2011. In 2015, ahead of the launch of Colby-Sawyer's $60 million Power of Infinity Campaign, the Meurlins hosted a campaign feasibility dinner at their home. Meurlin is committed to higher education access and endowed the Beth Constantinides Meurlin '70 Scholarship Fund to help ensure retention for Colby-Sawyer students and to make the Colby-Sawyer experience possible for more students.
The Meurlins divide their time between Virginia and Vermont.
JoAnn Franke Overfield '69
JoAnn Franke Overfield earned a Bachelor of Science degree in medical technology from Colby-Sawyer in 1969; in 1970, she became a board certified medical technologist. She taught at Albany Medical Center, School of Medical Technology and ran her own technical consulting business. From 1983 to 2006, she was a partner and then sole owner of Gallery Mack N.W., a prominent Seattle art gallery. Retired, she has continued some private consulting through her corporation, J.R. Fine Art Inc.
Overfield was the first chair for the City of Edgewood Planning Commission, established in 1995. She fostered the formation of the city's first state-mandated strategic plan and is currently serving her third term as chairman. She previously served on the board of Seattle Children's Home, where she was active on the Development and Finance Committees. Her involvement with Colby-Sawyer includes serving on the Board of Trustees (1994- 2003), the Alumni Association Board of Directors and the Arts Center Steering Committee. She is the recipient of two Colby-Sawyer awards: the 2008 Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2013 Alumni Service Award.
Overfield and her husband, Dale, divide their time between Edgewood and Lakebay, Wash.
David B. "Dave" Payne
David B. "Dave" Payne returns to the board after serving from 2006 to 2015. He currently serves on the Power of Infinity Campaign Steering Committee.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Dartmouth College in 1958, Payne worked for 30 years for the Connecticut Bank and Trust Company (CBT). He was chief financial officer and president of CBT, and then chief financial officer of Bank of New England. He is the retired chair of Trust Company of Connecticut, which he founded in 1991.
Payne served as a director of several organizations in the Greater Hartford area including Hartford Hospital, Hartford Healthcare, the Hartford Graduate Center, Institute of Living, McLean Home, and the Westminster School. In Simsbury, he served several terms on the Board of Education and the Board of Finance. He is a past president of the Hartford Society of Financial Analysts, past chair of the Connecticut Bankers Association, and former board member of First New England Capital.
Locally, Payne is a past trustee of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust and serves on the New London Citizen's Advisory Committee. He and his wife, Bev, reside in Elkins, N.H.