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Who's Who in Alumni House

Melissa Tuthill Forger '92, Director of Development, has her BA in Psychology from the University of Vermont. Melissa previously served as the Director of Development at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. 

Rachael Rouvales Vassalotti '79, P '07, '11,'12, Associate Director of Development, has a BS from Bates College. Rachael joined the office in 1998 after spending many years as the Director of Training for a multi-store retail organization.

Carolyn Vaughan, Leadership Gift Officer since 2014, has a BS from the University of Vermont and an MBA from Boston College. Carolyn has been fundraising for arts and education institutions for 15+ years. A Connecticut native, she lives in the Thayer neighborhood with her husband and daughter.

Debra Budde P' 10, '12,  Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Parent Programs since 2011, has an AB from the University of Michigan. Deb joined the staff at Thayer after having been an active parent volunteer while her children were students at the Academy, and after working at the Epiphany School in Boston.

Rochelle Ballin '04, Assistant of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations since 2012, has a BA from Fordham University. Rochelle returns to Thayer after working in the hospitality industry. 

Caroline Fichter Brodigan '98, Development Operations Manager, has a BA from Gettysburg College. Caroline returned to the Thayer Community in 2004 after working in Development at Boston University. 

Barbara Browne P '04, '05, works in communications at Thayer, mostly as manager of the website. She has a BA from Villanova University in French literature and an MA from UMass/Amherst in French literature. She has also worked as a French teacher, a textbook editor, and a publications director.

Paul Kahn, Director of Publications & Creative Media, AB, Brown University, has been at Thayer since 2007, working on all things print-related - from the Thayer Magazine, Annual Reports and the Viewbook - to poster and program design, calendars, event invites and brochures.

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Melissa Tuthill Forger '92
Director of Development
Rachael Rouvales Vassalotti '79 P ' 07, '11, '12
Associate Director of Development
Carolyn Vaughan
Leadership Gift Officer
Debra Budde P '10, '12
Assistant Director of Annual Giving & Parent Programs
Rochelle Ballin '04
Assistant Director of Annual Giving & Alumni Programs
Caroline Fichter Brodigan '98
Database & Operations Manager
Paul Kahn
Director of Publications & Creative Media
Barbara Browne P '04, '05
Communications Director
Alumni House Phone   781.380.0500


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