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SCI Connect for Community Impact: Panel & Award Presentation

Join us for lunch, learn from our panelists, and recognize a community! This program will include the presentation of the Connect for Community Impact Award, sponsored by Eastern Bank.

This year’s Connect for Community Impact Award is being presented to The Community of Quincy, accepted by Tim Cahill, President of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce

This event will highlight a panel of guests discussing topics related to business & community collaboration to create healthy and equitable communities. We will also allow time for networking and lunch will be provided. We are excited about our lineup of panelists!

Space is limited – get your tickets now! Registration and lunch will begin at 11:30am, the program will begin at noon.

Meet The Connect for Community Impact Panel

The panel will be moderated by Bob Rivers, Chair & CEO, Eastern Bank

Tim Cahill, President & Executive Director, Quincy Chamber of Commerce

Timothy Cahill has served as the President of the Quincy Chamber of Commerce since 2017. The Chamber is a not-for-profit business association representing over 500 small, medium and large companies throughout Quincy and the neighboring South Shore.

Prior to his current role he served as the Treasurer and Receiver General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 2003–2011. In that role he served as Chairman of the Massachusetts School Building Association; the Massachusetts State Lottery; Massachusetts Pension Reserves Management Board; the Massachusetts State Retirement Board & the Massachusetts State Banking Commission among other roles and responsibilities. He had authority and oversight of over $100B in state investments, debt and revenue, and more than 700 employees.

Tim also served as the Norfolk County Treasurer from 1996–2002, and a Quincy City Council at-large from 1988–2002. He, along with two high school friends, founded and operated Handsakes Cafe in Quincy from 1982–1995. He is the author of Profiles in the American Dream: The Real Life Stories of the Struggles of American Entrepreneurs.

Tim served as an assistant and head wrestling coach at his alma mater, Quincy High School from 1979–1984. He graduated from Boston University with a BA in Political Science and lives in Quincy, Massachusetts with his wife, Tina. They are parents to four adult daughters and grandparents of four.

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA)

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D., is Chief Executive Officer of Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA), a community development corporation dedicated to empowering and engaging individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts programs. Under Vanessa’s leadership since 2003, IBA has become the largest Latino-led nonprofit organization in Eastern Massachusetts with over $250 million in assets, and with a portfolio of 667 affordable housing units in its South End Villa Victoria development, in Roxbury and Mattapan. Vanessa was selected as a Barr Fellow in 2009, and in 2010, she became the first Latina to be appointed to the Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Vanessa is a founding board member of the Margarita Muñiz Academy, the first dual-language innovation high school in Massachusetts, and a co-founder of the Greater Boston Latino Network. She serves on the boards of the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC), the Barr Foundation, the Boston Foundation, the Yawkey Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and the Franklin Square House Foundation. She is also a member of Governor Healey’s Council on Latino Empowerment, the Boston Foundation’s Latino Equity Fund Advisory Committee, and Eastern Bank’s Board of Advisors. In 2022, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce recognized Vanessa with the Distinguished Bostonian Award.

Vanessa is a Puerto Rican-born civic leader who received her doctorate in public policy from UMASS Boston; and a Honoris Causa Doctorate from Cambridge College. She enjoys cooking, reading, indoor cycling, and playing Wordle and Solitaire. She lives in Milton with her husband Miguel and is the proud Mom of Carlos and Antonio.

Vanessa was one of the individuals honored as a 2019 SCI Idealist.

Angie Liou, Executive Director, Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC)

Angie Liou is a seasoned community leader specializing in affordable housing and community development since 2004 and has served as the project lead on over $150 million worth of projects. Under her leadership, Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has expanded its programs in housing support, resident and youth leadership, community planning, and placekeeping. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, Angie served as ACDC’s Director of Real Estate, overseeing asset management for ACDC’s portfolio of 300+ affordable homes and was responsible for developing a pipeline of new ACDC projects. She has worked in Seattle and Philadelphia as a consultant and project manager at nonprofits that provide safe and affordable housing. In addition to serving as a board member of several local and national housing and community development organizations, Angie serves on HUD’s Housing Counseling Federal Advisory Committee and on the City of Malden’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund. In 2024, Angie was selected by Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey to join the Housing Advisory Council to advise the Healey-Driscoll administration on strategies to address the state’s housing challenges. Angie earned her Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Community Development and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. Angie lives with her spouse in Boston, MA.

You can see clips and the full presentation of last year’s panel on our YouTube channel