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Board of Directors

Submitted by Robert Marshall on 6/3/2009 3:23:28 PM   Last updated by Ivette on 10/8/2014 11:24:00 AM

Greater New England Division Board of Directors 2014-2015

Susan Powell, CAP-OM – President

Susan Powell has been in an Administrative Assistant role for more than 20 years.  Currently, she is the Executive Assistant to three Senior Vice President’s at Fidelity Investments, ActionsXchange Division.  Prior to working at Fidelity Investments, Susan was the Executive Assistant to one of the Senior Partners at Pillar Financial Advisor, Inc. in Waltham, Massachusetts.  Susan and her family lived in Omaha, Nebraska for 22 years.  While living in Nebraska, she worked for the Bellevue Public Schools, Mutual of Omaha and American National Bank.

Susan joined IAAP and the Route 128 Chapter in January of 2007.  Susan received her CAP designation in May of 2007.  From 2008-2012, she served on the Route 128 Chapter Board of Directors as Secretary, President and has just completed her term as Vice President.  Susan has also served the Greater New England Division as the Chair for the Certification Committee and Chair for the Committee on Nominations and was on the 2010 Host Committee for the 2010 Educational Forum and Annual Meeting in Boston.  Susan has achieved Member of Excellence in 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

Susan enjoys reading, sewing, hooking rugs and spending time with her 4 granddaughter’s.

Rosemarie S. Kingsbury, CAP-OM - President Elect

Rosemarie Kingsbury, CAP-OM,
has worked in the arena of administrative support for more than 37 years. For the past 24 years she he has been employed as a Senior Administrative Assistant by a regional accounting firm where she supports the partners and professionals in the Westerly, RI branch, and handles branch administration. Prior to working at Hoyt, Filippetti & Malaghan, Rosemarie was a marketing support representative for A-Copy, word processing department manager for Gorham/Textron, and an Administrative Specialist in the U.S. Army.  She has an Associates Degree in Business Management. 

After joining the IAAP in 2005, she obtained her
certifications in 2006 and became a charter member of the SE CT Shoreline Chapter. Rosemarie has served as Chapter Treasurer (2006-2007), Chapter President (2007-2009), Chapter Secretary (2010-2011), certification committee chair, education committee chair, and nominations committee chair, Host  Committee Treasurer for the 2010 Education Forum and Annual Meeting in Boston, GNED Webmaster (2011-2013), GNED Treasurer (2012-2013), GNED Vice President (2013-2014), and co-coordinator for the NE District Education Forum 2013. She has been a Member of Excellence since 2008, and is a Northeast District Shining Star Award recipient. Rosemarie has presented recertification point seminars at the chapter and district (webinar) levels.

Rosemarie was a 2013 Westerly/Pawcatuck area Athena Award nominee.

In addition to serving the IAAP, Rosemarie has served as Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 1 Ashaway and is currently the Secretary for BSA Troop 21 Ashaway. Since 2003, her and her husband Lance have run their online collector plate business Kingsbury'd Treasures. Lance and Rose have three children: Victoria, Mason, and Lillian 'Lily'.

Rose Staples, CAP-OM, Vice President

Rose Staples has been in an Administrative Assistant role for over forty-one years.  She is currently an Executive Assistant in the Hydropower Department of HDR Inc., headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska.  Prior to working for HDR, Rose was Executive Assistant to the Vice President of U.S. Sales at SEBAGO, Inc. (a world-renowned footwear manufacturer located in Gorham, Maine) for over thirty-one years.  Yes, same position, four executives later—with her role in the final years much different than in the early years (as addressograph typing on metal, spirit duplicators, punch-hole fax machines, and manual typewriters made way for the electronic age of computers, email, and instant communications).  Almost ten years ago, SEBAGO was sold to an out-of-state competitor and everything was moved thousands of miles from Maine.  Rose then joined Devine Tarbell & Associates (DTA), a 200-plus engineering firm specializing in hydropower engineering, regulatory, and environmental consulting.  There she served as Executive Assistant to the Corporate Management Team, located in Portland, Maine.  In 2009 DTA merged with HDR, Inc. and Rose transitioned to her current role.   


Rose joined NSA (Portland Chapter) in 1975—and has seen the transition to PSI and later to IAAP.  She earned her CPS (now CAP) rating in 1979, and her OM certification in 2010.  Rose has served her chapter and division in a multitude of positions over the years.  She has been a Member of Excellence since 2009-2010 and has already set her course to earn her 5-year pin in 2013-2014.  Over the years, she has also earned her associates degree in Secretarial Science and almost ten years later, her 4-year degree in Business Administration.

In her spare time, Rose is an avid reader and has embarked on a journey to trace her family histories (never-ending puzzles with many twists and turns).     

Sara Wagner, CAP – Secretary
Sara is the Administrative Assistant for Ken Ehresmann, Regional Vice President of Underwriting and Laura Withers, Manager of Sales Support for Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in New Hampshire


Sara has over 30 years in the Administrative Profession.  She began her career at Concord Group Insurance, followed by the State of New Hampshire, Governor’s Energy Office before entering the healthcare profession at Healthsource.  Healthsource was acquired by CIGNA Healthcare where she served 20 years.  She then joined Fidelity Investments and currently Anthem Healthcare in 2008. 


Sara currently serves on the Greater New England Board as Division Secretary.   She has served as Co-Coordinator for the GNED Conference 2014 with Liana Marston, CAP-OM and served as Profile Chapter President for 2012-2014, Vice President, 2010-2012.  She has been a member of IAAP since 2009 and received her Administrative Professional Certification in 2011.


As an active community volunteer, in addition to serving the IAAP, she is a member of the Loudon Lions Club.  The club focuses on serving the local community and organizes the Angels 5k Run/Fitness Walk each year with proceeds benefiting high school scholarships.  She also is a member of the Pine Island Toastmasters where she serves as webmaster.


Sara enjoys meeting people and appreciates working as a team to accomplish goals.  She values input from fellow members.  She has a daughter, Leah and lives in Loudon, NH.


Diane R. Souza, CAP – Treasurer


Greater New England Division Committee Chairs 

Administrative Professionals Week®
Susan Powell, CAP-OM (Greater Boston Chapter) 

Certification Committee

Diane Souza, CAP (Crossroads Chapter)

Communication, Marketing and Public Relations
Rosemarie S. Kingsbury, CAP-OM

Education and Program Committee
Karen Gunther

Financial Review Committee

Sharon McPherson

Fundraising Committee
Susan Walsh, CAP-OM (Greater Boston Chapter)

Membership Committee
Rosemarie S. Kingsbury, CAP-OM


Michelle Bagley, CAP (Bangor Chapter)

Wendy Beauchene, CAP-OM (GNED Member-at-Large)

Pathways to Excellence

The Foundation of IAAP
Jean Cusato Cocoa, CAP-OM (Greater Boston Chapter) 

Frank Parsons, CAP-OM (GNED Member-at-Large)