Executive Team

Angela Bovill

Angela BovillAngela Bovill is president and CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance. She joined the organization in 2008 as chief financial officer, was named chief operating officer in 2011, and became president and CEO in January, 2013. Before joining Ascentria, Angela was general manager of Digital Services for IDEXX Laboratories, where she worked for 17 years in business development, mergers and acquisitions, and turnarounds. While at IDEXX, she created and launched two new service lines, and turned around a new business acquisition from a major loss to the most profitable in the company.

Angela graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern Maine, majoring in Economics, and earned an MBA with honors from Boston University. She has completed multiple executive education programs, including at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

As president and CEO of Ascentria, Angela has led a transformation of the nonprofit – streamlining, rebranding and changing the model of care to be more human-centered and partnership-focused. With a new vision, name, strategy and leadership team, Ascentria is leading the human services sector in innovation and holistic care. Contact me: Contact me, Twitter.

Kristine Hanscom

Kristine joined Ascentria in September of 2023 as Chief Financial Officer. She brings to Ascentria an impressive wealth of experience ensuring the financial health of large, complex organizations. Most recently, she held the position of Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer at South Shore Health System where she set finance, investment and debt strategy overseeing the financial well-being of this not-for-profit, charitable health system.
Previously to that, in her role as Senior Vice President at Tufts Medicine Health System, Kristine served as the senior local finance leader providing strategic advisory and analysis services to Tufts Medical Center.
Kristine's excellence was recognized when named in Becker’s Hospital Review as One of the Top Hospital and Health System CFO’s to Know 2016- 2023.

Kristin’s impressive history of making a substantial impact in her previous roles is a clear indicator of the positive influence she will have on Ascentria's financial health and overall success as we continue to grow and prosper in the years ahead.

Graduating from Bentley University, Kristine holds an Associate of Science in Management, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and a Master of Science in Taxation. Contact me.


April Kelly

April-Kelly.jpgApril Kelly joined Ascentria in August of 2021 as chief of staff.  As past owner of a consulting firm, she brings to the organization a proven skillset in team leadership, project management and owner representation working with various non-profit organizations as well as both public and private entities for the successful management and completion of simultaneous capital development projects, while minimizing risk to the organizations.

She also holds real estate licensure in multiple states in addition to business educator and educational administration licensing in the area of secondary education in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

April holds a Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) from Clark University, a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology, and an Associate of Science in Architectural Engineering from Wentworth Institute. Contact me.

Nancy Meegan

Nancy MeeganNancy Meegan joined Ascentria in May 2016 and is chief human resources officer, serving Ascentria’s 1,700 employees throughout New England. Before joining Ascentria, Nancy held leadership positions in human resources, organizational effectiveness and quality management at area nonprofits. She also worked for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. Nancy has focused her career in the nonprofit sector supporting mission driven organizations dedicated to disadvantaged and marginalized populations. She is a champion for the dedicated and outstanding staff working in nonprofits and has led initiatives focused on employee engagement, learning management and professional development.

Nancy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Boston University and a Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She also attended the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the London School of Economics. Contact me.


Christine Tappan

Christine Tappan joined Ascentria Care Alliance in February 2023 as chief of community-based services and advancement.
In her position, Christine plays a large role in strategic planning and development. She is responsible for advancing the strategic priorities for fundraising, communications, advocacy and marketing and is responsible for representing Ascentria to the media, stakeholders, funders, and government officials.
Christine came to Ascentria as a proven leader who has created meaningful change and impact across the health and human services spectrum. In her over 25 years in this sector, she has successfully held a range of executive leadership, management, policy, and technical roles in government, non-profit, for-profit and higher education environments across the U.S. and abroad.
Before joining our organization, she held the position of Principle Associate at Abt Associates where she led domestic U.S. strategy for technical assistance and capacity building across health, social, and economic policy. Prior to Abt, as Associate Commissioner of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, she was responsible for overseeing all Human Services and Behavioral Health programs, policymaking, operations, staffing, and budgets.
Throughout her career, Christine has had a record of accomplishment generating highly effective learning environments, engaging key staff and stakeholders in complex, collaborative partnerships, and defining system accountability measures that drive quality and equity.
Christine has a Bachelors Degree from University of New Hampshire, and earned an MSW from the University of Michigan. Contact me.


Gary O'Neil

Gary joined Ascentria in March as the Senior Vice President of Human Development and is creating a new division of the organization designed to break down barriers by offering social supports and a professional growth infrastructure capacity that puts staff and clients on a path to sustainability and thriving.
He is a mission-focused executive with a career history of building and leading transformational programs that support individuals, families, and youth and create pathways to opportunity for all.
Most recently, Gary served in a dual role as President and Board Chair of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children and SVP, Employee Engagement for Bright Horizons. On behalf of the Foundation, he steered operations, financial management, partnerships, and volunteer engagement to create play spaces for underserved populations in a range of settings including homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and other community agencies. As SVP, Employee Engagement, he led the creation of a research-focused, employee-centric approach to building a supportive, inclusive work culture across the company. The company was regularly recognized as a Best Place to Work nationally and locally during his tenure.
Prior to his time at Bright Horizons, Gary helped shape the growth of Work/Family Directions, an organization that pioneered the concept of employee services and supports that extended beyond their professional lives. Gary has also held youth-focused roles including as a teacher, advisor, coach, and mental health counselor.
Gary holds an ED.M. in Counseling Psychology from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, along with a B.A. in Economics from Hamilton College.  Contact me.

Leadership Team