Winter 2016

Recent Arrivals

Dental development and alumni relations team has two new leaders

Two new members have joined the leadership team in development and alumni relations at the School of Dental Medicine. Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Kearney was appointed director of the department, and Natalie Lewis became associate director of alumni relations.

Photo: Alonso Nichols

Betty Ann Kearney

Kearney has more than 20 years of professional experience in development. She was the director of development for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School, responsible for leading a team that raised nearly 50 percent of the operating budget each year. She also led a successful capital campaign that is on track to raise nearly $9.5 million.

Kearney has worked at the Emma Pendleton Bradley Hospital and the United Way of Rhode Island. Over her professional life she has helped to secure five grants from the Kresge Foundation.

“Betty Ann impressed faculty, staff, board members and me with her authenticity, warmth and genuine enthusiasm for the mission of the school,” Dean Huw Thomas said.

Kearney has both a bachelor of arts and an M.B.A. from Providence College. She is active in the community, working with Special Olympics and the Down Syndrome Society of Rhode Island.

 Photo: Alonso Nichols

Natalie Lewis Photo: Alonso Nichols

Lewis brings more than 15 years of experience to Tufts, most recently as donor relations and stewardship manager at Boston University School of Medicine. She has a B.S. in management from Lesley University and has an extensive background in operations, event planning and volunteer management.

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