Community Servings Appoints Four to Board of Directors

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Jamaica Plain's Community Servings, a nonprofit provider of medically tailored meals and nutrition services to individuals living with critical and chronic illnesses and their families, recently announced the appointment of four new members to the board of directors.

The new board members are:

  • Lyzzette M. Bullock, Associate General Counsel of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Brian Lagarto, Chief People & Strategy Officer of SharkNinja Operating LLC
  • Sharon McNally, President of Camp Harbor View and Chief of Staff in the Connors Family Office
  • J. Kirk Smith, former Executive Vice President of Frontier Capital Management

“The new additions to our board have tremendous backgrounds in healthcare, business and philanthropic endeavors, and they share a passion for serving the community,” said David B. Waters, CEO of Community Servings, via press release. “We are thrilled to welcome them during this exciting time for our organization, as we near the completion of our expanded kitchen and new building that are designed to help us meet the growing demand for medically tailored meals.”

Bullock has years of experience as a litigation attorney and with healthcare-related legal issues. She currently serves as an associate general counsel at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. Bullock is active in providing pro bono services through Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston University School of Law Clinics, Kids in Need of Defense and other legal defense organizations. She also sits on the board of NiJeL Inc., a small global technology company that builds custom geographic information systems. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her juris doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School.

Lagarto is the chief people and strategy officer of SharkNinja Operating LLC, where he was one of the founding equity partners that led to the rapid growth of the cleaning and kitchen appliance company. In 2014, Lagarto was recognized as a “CFO of the Year” by the Boston Business Journal. He is also a former advisory board member of Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Lagarto graduated from Bryant College (now Bryant University) with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

McNally is the president of Camp Harbor View, a camp in Boston offering summer and year-long programming to underserved youth, as well as the chief of staff in the Connors Family Office. Among her many board positions, McNally is chair of the President’s Council of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston and chair of the board of the Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare. She earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Colby College.

Smith is the retired former executive vice president of Frontier Capital Management, where he was responsible for marketing and client services and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a dedicated member at Wellesley Village Church, where he serves on the Investment Committee, chairs the Churchyard Committee and has helped spearhead the church’s capital campaigns. For over 10 years, Smith has been a member of the trustees of Jaffna College Fund and chairs the Investment Committee for its board. He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.