2021 Women for Whittier Holiday Tea

Please join us as we honor Whittier’s outstanding champions:

Evelyn Barahona

Executive Director, Latino Equity Fund, Boston Foundation

Evelyn Barahona was named the first ever Director of the Latino Equity Fund after years of working as a Donor Relations Officer at the Boston Foundation. Through the LEF she is committed to strengthening health equity and economic opportunity for the Latinx community in Massachusetts and beyond.


Roxann Cooke

Managing Director – Regional Director, JP Morgan Chase Bank

Rebecca Cooke is a Managing Director & Regional Director for JP Morgan Chase Bank National Association currently overseeing branches in New England, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. She is a driving force for change as she is overseeing the opening of a new bank in Mattapan Square to provide new financial opportunities for a neighborhood she once called home.


Deborah Farley

President, Rafanelli Events

Deborah Farley is the President of Rafanelli Events where she spent many years developing the company’s strategic plan which brought them to new heights in terms of both clientele and quality of their events. She has a long history of bring communities together in order to build long lasting partnerships.



Sandra King

Founder, Director, STKing Associates LLC

Is the Founder and Director of her owner Marketing & Communications firm that specializes in media engagement, sales development and communications strategy development. She is a member of the marketing faculty at The Questrom School of Business at Boston University and co- manages a commercial real estate paid summer mentor program for underrepresented minority students and women-CREST.

Rebecca A. Lee

Chair, Real Estate Development Practice, Mintz

Rebecca A. Lee is the Chair of Mintz’s Real Estate Development Practice after spending years at what is now known as the Boston Planning & Development Agency. Named the ‘Got-To Lawyer’ by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly for Commercial Real Estate, she has vast experience shaping communities from the group up and ensuring they are safe for their residents.


Penni McLean-Conner

Executive Vice President, Customer Experience & Energy Strategy, Eversource Energy

Penni McLean-Conner is the Executive VP of Customer Experience and Energy Strategy at Eversource Energy where she is working towards building sustainable energy solutions to secure a cleaner, healthy future. With dozens of publications to her name, she has shared her wealth of experience in business, leadership and customer service to help others achieve their own success.








A note about Whittier and COVID-19

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in our area, we ask all clients and patients to call ahead before coming to any of our sites. We are working to take care of most clients/patients via phone/video encounter so we can meet your ongoing healthcare needs. This is for your safety and so we can provide the highest quality of care to you while following CDC guidance for COVID-19. Please call 617-427-1000 for any questions or concerns.

Whittier will provide COVID-19 testing from 10 am to 4 pm on Monday to Friday. Following CDC guidance, we recommend testing if you have a fever AND one of the following three symptoms: cough OR shortness of breath OR sore throat. Please bring your picture identification and your insurance card (if you have insurance).