Historical Trustees 31-40

Donna M. DePrisco

Ms. Donna M. DePrisco is a business woman affiliated with DePrisco Jewelers with stores in Boston, Wellesley and Osterville, Massachusetts.



Pamela Seigle

Trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1995-2003. Pamela Seigle is founder and Executive Director of the Reach Out to Schools: Social Competency Program, a social and emotional learning program based at The Stone Center, Wellesley College, and currently implemented in over 240 elementary schools in New England and New Jersey. The program, also known as Open Circle, recognizes the important role that relationships play in the academic and social success of children and works to support caring, respectful school communities with high expectations for all students. She is co-author of the Open Circle curriculum. Pamela is also a facilitator of Courage to Teach, a teacher renewal program based on the work of Parker Palmer.
Pamela is a former classroom teacher, school psychologist and staff developer. Her interest in primary prevention led to the development of the Understanding Disabilities Project, an experientially based curriculum and training program for fourth-graders. She also developed the elementary school substance abuse prevention curriculum, Decision Making for Health and Well-Being.

As a community activist in Boston, Pamela is president of the Community Playground Project, Inc. which coordinated the involvement of 3000 volunteers in planning and constructing the Robert Leathers playground in a Boston city park. She also developed a jazz series to bring arts into the community and benefit local non-profit organizations. Through forums and other events, this series also provides opportunities to explore themes of community and citizenship. Pamela is a founding member of Friends of Rosie's Place, a neighborhood group that for the past 20 years has coordinated and provided meals for a homeless shelter for women.

For more than 20 years, Pamela has been an advocate for the Boston Public Library, serving as President of the Friends of the West Roxbury Library and as a member of the Examining Committee. Currently she is a Trustee of the Boston Public Library and Chair of the Trustees' Education committee. She is a Director of the Boston Public Library Foundation and the Urban Libraries Council.

Pamela received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from Syracuse University. She completed the program "Leadership for the 21st Century: Chaos, Conflict, and Courage" at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Pamela has also studied with Mark Rittenberg of Rittenberg/Kreitzer Active Communicating in Berkeley, CA, and has received training in prejudice reduction with the National Coalition Building Institute.

Pamela is married and has two children. She loves to sing jazz, run, hike, read, and spend time with her family and friends.

Joseph Mullaney

Trustee of the Boston Public Library, 1996-2004. Joseph E. Mullaney is a retired Director and Vice Chairman of the Board of The Gillette Company.
Mr. Mullaney joined Gillette in 1972 as associate general counsel and executive assistant to the general counsel. He was appointed general counsel in 1973, and was elected a corporate vice president in 1975. Mr. Mullaney was elected senior vice president, Legal in 1977 and a Director and Vice Chairman in 1990.

Prior to joining Gillette, Mr. Mullaney served in the federal government, first as general counsel to the Special Trade Representative and then as general counsel to the Cost of Living Council. Both offices are part of the Executive Office of the President. Before his government service, Mr. Mullaney was an associate and partner in the law firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue in Cleveland, Ohio and Washington, D. C.

A native of Fall River, Massachusetts, Mr. Mullaney graduated with high honors from Holy Cross College in 1955 and with high honors from Harvard Law School in 1958. He was a member of the Massachusetts, Boston and American Bar Associations. He recently served as a member of the American Bar Association Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. In the American Bar Association, he has previously served as a member of the Council of the Business Law Section, Chairman of the Corporate Law Departments Committee and as Chairman on the Task Force on Corporate Law Department Public Service Programs.

Mr. Mullaney was a director and former chairman and a member of the Executive Committee of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau and a director and former chairman of the Board of the New England Legal Foundation. Mr. Mullaney also was a director of the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Park Street Corporation, the Greater Boston Legal Services Corporation, and the World Affairs Council. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Public Library.

Mr. Mullaney and his wife, Rosemary, live in Boston and Westport, Massachusetts and Vero Beach, Florida. They have four children.

Angelo Michael Scaccia

Boston Latin School
Boston College (B.S)
Suffolk Law School (J.D.)
Henry Toll Fellowship


United States Marine Corps 1966-1971 Captain
Company Commander (Infantry) South Vietnam
Recruiter Officer – Marine Corps.

State Representative to General Court of Massachusetts serving areas of Hyde Park, Readville, and Roslindale 1973-1978, 1981-Present
House Rules Committee: Chairman, 1996-Present
Post Audit and Oversight Committee: Chairman, 1996
Science and Technology Committee: Chairman, 1995-1996
Taxation Committee: Chairman, 1991-1994
House Ways and Means Committee: Vice-Chairman,, 1986-1990
House Ways and Means Committee: Asst. Vice-Chairman, 1985-1986
Taxation and Urban Affairs: Vice-Chairman
Special Commission of Mental Health: Co-Chairman
Special Commission for Police Consolidation: Chairman
Special Commission on Financial Services

Attorney at Law
College and High School Football Official


Hyde Park Junior Athletic Association – Coach
Hyde Park Pop Warner Association – Coach
Friends of the Hyde Park Library
Hyde Park Historical Society
Lions International
Knights of Columbus
Sons of Italy – Hyde Park Lodge President
Veterans of Foreign Wars
American Legion
Boston Latin School Varsity Club – Charter Member


Legislator of the Year – Department of Mental Health
Legislator of the Year – Department of Mental Retardation
Legislator of the Year – Public Counsel Services
Latin School Hall of Fame
The Order of St. Michael the Archangel Medal

James Carroll

James Carroll was born in Chicago in 1943, and raised in Washington where his father, an Air Force general, served as the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Carroll attended Georgetown University before entering the seminary to train for the Catholic priesthood. He received BA and MA degrees from St. Paul’s College, the Paulist Fathers’ seminary in Washington, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1969. Carroll served as Catholic Chaplain at Boston University from 1969 to 1974 and then left the priesthood to become a writer.

In 1974 Carroll was Playwright-in-Residence at the Berkshire Theater Festival in Stockbridge, MA. In 1976 he published his first novel, Madonna Red, which was translated into seven languages. Since then he has published nine additional novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Mortal Friends (1978), Family Trade (1982), and Prince of Peace (1984). His novels The City Below (1994) and Secret Father (2003) were named Notable Books of the Year by the New York Times. Carroll’s essays and articles have appeared in The New Yorker, Daedalus, and other publications. His op-ed page column has run weekly in the Boston Globe since 1992.

Carroll’s memoir, An American Requiem: God, My Father, and the War that Came Between Us, received the 1996 National Book Award in nonfiction and other awards. His book Constantine’s Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History, published in 2001, was a New York Times bestseller and was honored as one of the Best Books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times, the Christian Science Monitor, and others. It was named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, and won the Melcher Book Award, the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award, and the National Jewish Book Award in History. A feature-length documentary film based on Constantine’s Sword, directed by Oscar-nominated Oren Jacoby, was named a “Critic’s Pick” by The New York Times and Best Documentary of 2008 by Film Comment.

In 2002, Carroll published Toward A New Catholic Church: The Promise of Reform, and, in 2004, Crusade: Chronicles of an Unjust War. In 2006, he published House of War: The Pentagon and the Disastrous Rise of American Power, which the Chicago Tribune called “the first great non-fiction book of the new millennium.” Among its honors is the first PEN-John Kenneth Galbraith award. In 2008, he published Practicing Catholic, advancing Catholic reform. Carroll received the 2009 Press for Peace Award from The American Friends of Peace Now, the Israeli peace group. He has been a Shorenstein Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, a Fellow at the Center for the Study of Values in Public Life at the Harvard Divinity School, and the Richman Distinguished Visiting Professor at Brandeis. He is a trustee of the Boston Public Library, a member of the Dean’s Council at the Harvard Divinity School, and an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Carroll holds honorary degrees from, among others, the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Suffolk University, Brandeis University, and Claremont Graduate University. He is currently an Associate of the Humanities Center of Harvard University and Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Suffolk University.

James Carroll lives in Boston with his wife, the novelist Alexandra Marshall. They have two grown children.

* Photograph by Patricia Pingree

Karyn M. Wilson

Karyn M. Wilson currently owns and leads KW Consulting, a non-profit management, public affairs and development consultancy with a distinguished client base including the Boston Museum Project, City Year, Boston 2004 – the Democratic Convention, the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, The Children’s Museum, Tufts University College of Citizenship and Public Service, the University of Massachusetts Foundation, EdVestors, United Nations Association of Greater Boston, and others. Ms. Wilson’s experience spans more than twenty years of working in Greater Boston at both corporations and non-profit institutions in philanthropic and marketing roles.

Prior to founding her business, Ms. Wilson served as the Vice President of Marketing for Zefer, an Internet consulting firm. In this role, she was responsible for the creation of the corporate brand and all marketing activities including advertising, public relations, analyst relations, and public affairs for one of the fastest-growing Internet services companies of its time.

Previously, Ms. Wilson was the President and founding Executive Director of the Boston Public Library Foundation. In this capacity, she was involved in all aspects of the creation of the organization and was responsible for its growth and subsequent development. Today, the Boston Public Library Foundation is a premiere philanthropy having raised more than $90 million and attracted the highest level of Boston’s corporate and community leadership to serve on its Board of Directors.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Wilson was the Director of Corporate Contributions for BankBoston managing a $7 million annual philanthropic program. She joined BankBoston from the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation where she served as its principle fundraiser, and later as its Executive Director.

Ms. Wilson received the Emerging Executive Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce in 2001. She lives with her husband, Miles Byrne, and their two children, in Charlestown.

Jeffrey B. Rudman

Jeffrey B. Rudman is a senior partner at the Boston law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, and the former co-chair of their Securities Litigation and Enforcement Department. He is a nationally recognized authority on defending shareholder class actions and Securities and Exchange Commission investigations. Mr. Rudman lectures on shareholder litigation and corporate governance for such organizations as American International Group, NASDAQ and the National Investor Relations Institute, among others. He has been listed in every edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Mr. Rudman is dedicated to supporting the community and has served many charitable institutions. During the 1990s, Mr. Rudman served as a director of the Boston Public Library Foundation and helped lead the effort to restore the McKim Building. He is a former member of the board of the Boston Museum Project and served for many years as the secretary of the New England Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee. Mr. Rudman is a past member of the Community Advisory Board at WGBH and former trustee of the Buckingham Browne & Nichols School. He presently belongs to the St. Botolph Club.

A graduate of Columbia College and Harvard Law School, where he won the Ames Moot Court Competition, Mr. Rudman spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, taking a First in the Honours School of Modern History.

Mr. Rudman is a resident of Charlestown where, together with his wife and two sons, he has lived for more than two decades.

Paul La Camera

Paul La Camera is University Administrator for Public Radio at Boston University, after serving five years as General Manager of WBUR, which is licensed to the university. WBUR-FM is Boston's NPR news station and one of the nation's premier National Public Radio affiliates. Several programs that air on NPR stations across the country are produced at the WBUR studios on the Boston University campus, including On Point with Tom Ashbrook; Here and Now with Robin Young; Only a Game with Bill Littlefield; and Car Talk with the inimitable Tappet Brothers, Click and Clack.

Previously La Camera served for more than thirty-three years at WCVB-TV, Boston's ABC affiliate, including twelve years as President and General Manager. WCVB is Boston's leading local station and is widely considered to be among America's best commercial television stations. La Camera hails from a family steeped in media. For thirty years, his late father Anthony La Camera was the distinguished dean of American television critics, writing for the Hearst-owned Boston newspapers.

Prior to joining WCVB, Paul La Camera was Director of Communications for the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and worked as a reporter for the Boston Record American and Sunday Advertiser.

Among his television industry activities, La Camera served on the White House Advisory Committee (Gore Commission) on Public Interest Obligations of Digital Television Broadcasters. He has testified on local television issues before both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the U.S. House Telecommunications Subcommittee.

La Camera is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, where he previously served as a trustee of the college. He has three master's degrees: masters in journalism and urban studies from Boston University, and an MBA from Boston College. He was honored in 1992 as a distinguished alumnus of BU's College of Communications and in 2000 with the Sanctae Crucis Alumnus Award from his college alma mater. La Camera has received honorary doctorate degrees from the University of Massachusetts (Medical School) and from Boston's Emmanuel College.

Byron Rushing

State Representative Byron Rushing was appointed to the Boston Public Library’s Board of Trustees by Mayor Thomas Menino on September 16, 2010.

Rep. Rushing, who has represented Boston residents in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1983, is a member of the House Leadership. He is the Majority Whip and a member of the Rules Committee.

Rushing’s legislative priorities are human and civil rights and the development of democracy; local human, economic, and housing development; and housing and health care for all. He has served in numerous capacities and offices in the legislature.

From 1972 to 1985, he was President of the Museum of Afro-American History. Under his direction, the Museum of Afro-American History purchased and began the restoration of the African Meeting House, the oldest extant black church building in the United States. In 1979, Byron oversaw the lobbying effort in Congress to establish the Boston African American National Historical Site, a component of the National Park Service. Byron led the Museum in the study of the history of Roxbury; the Museum conducted the archaeological investigation of the Southwest Corridor for the MBTA. Byron stays involved in this work: as a legislator he sponsored the creation of Roxbury Heritage State Park. He occasionally leads walking tours of African American and working class neighborhoods in Boston and Roxbury.

Born in New York City, Byron has lived in Boston since 1964. During the 1960s he was active in the civil rights movement—working for CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in Syracuse, NY—and as a community organizer for the Northern Student Movement in Boston. He directed a group of organizers, Roxbury Associates, who helped to found the Lower Roxbury Community Corporation, one of the first CDCs in the nation, and who began some of the earliest organizing in a black community against the war in Vietnam.

Carol Fulp

Carol Fulp is President and CEO of The Partnership, Inc., New England's premier organization dedicated to enhancing the competitiveness of the region by attracting, training, retaining and convening professionals of color.

Prior to her appointment to The Partnership, Fulp was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility and Brand Initiatives at John Hancock Financial. Previously, Fulp was the Director of Community Programming and Human Resources for WCVB-TV and she also served as the Corporate Employee Relations Manager for the Gillette Company.

Fulp also serves on the Board of Trustees for Eastern Bank and as well as the Board of Directors for American Student Assistance Corporation where she is the marketing committee chair. Her civic boards include the Women's Leadership Board of the Harvard Kennedy School and she is a trustee of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation, where she co-chaired the Profile in Courage Awards Dinner. In addition, she is on the board of Citizen's United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) and is a founding co-chair of the Massachusetts Conference for Women.

She is the recipient of many honors including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce Pinnacle Award, Museum of Afro-American History's Living Legend Award, Anti-Defamation League's Women of Valor Award, Massachusetts Democratic Party's Eleanor Roosevelt Award, Boston Barr Foundation's Public Service Award, Manulife Corporation's Global Citizen Award, United Nations of Greater Boston Global Leaders Award, and South African Partners Corporate Citizen Award. Boston Business Journal listed Fulp as one of the "50 Most Influential Bostonians" and Boston Magazine listed her as one of the "50 Most Powerful Women in Boston".

Fulp is a graduate of the University of the State of New York. She is a recipient of an honorary doctorate degree of law from New England Law Boston and a honorary doctorate degree from Salem State University. She is married to C. Bernard Fulp, Chairman of Go-Biz Solutions and Founder of Middlesex Bank & Trust Company. They reside in Boston.

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