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.

Jeffrey Kinney

Jeffrey Kinney joined Ascentria Care Alliance in July 2019 as chief of staff and external relations. In his role as chief of staff to Ascentria’s president and CEO Angela Bovill, Jeff helps manage strategic planning and board development, and serves as a CEO proxy on key relationships, external events and special projects. Jeff also leads the external relations function, guiding organizational and messaging strategies in marketing, public relations, advancement and advocacy.
With a 30+ year career in banking, Jeff most recently served as regional vice president at Wells Fargo Bank in Boston, where he managed the Mid-Corporate banking team for New England.
Jeff also served as chair of Ascentria’s governing board during a time of great transition, including a change in identity from Lutheran Social Services of New England to its new name, Ascentria Care Alliance. He was both board chair and a leading volunteer, promoting adoption services, Services for New Americans, and legal services for the victims of human trafficking. And as a prominent banker he actively encouraged corporate executives to work with Ascentria’s programs in the communities their businesses served. After his term as board chair, Jeff continued as a board member. He is also a current board member of Family Promise Metrowest.
Jeff has an MBA in Finance from DePaul University, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Wittenberg University. Contact Me

Jeanette Wade

Jeanette WadeJeanette Wade joined Ascentria in March 2019 as chief financial officer. She directs the organization’s financial strategy, technology, business development, and facilities functions.

Jeanette’s business philosophy is that every organization can improve in terms of being efficient, accountable and sustainable. She brings a record of defining and delivering high-level results during periods requiring significant change, business maturity and bottom line improvements.

Prior to joining Ascentria, Jeanette held several executive positions, most recently as chief financial officer and internal control officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security. Among her accomplishments were the restructuring of funding paradigms to reduce cost burdens, and establishing profit-and-loss protocols to evaluate operational cost reduction opportunities and expansion of services. She served as finance technology liaison to all entities in the Commonwealth, providing financial transparency.

Jeanette holds two degrees from Harvard University – a Master of Liberal Arts in Business Management and a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Strategic Management. Contact me.

Timothy Johnstone

Tim JohnstoneTimothy Johnstone joined Ascentria in February 2016 and serves as chief operating officer. He leads Ascentria’s Community Services division of programs throughout New England. These programs include the Florence House in Worcester, the Ruth House in Brockton, Forsberg Independent Living, Services for New Americans, Language Bank, Good News Garage, and adoption, foster care, mental health and disability services.

Before joining Ascentria, Tim was chief strategy officer for Hopelink, a large Seattle area community action agency. He also led the Clarity, Impact and Performance Project, a coalition of 53 anti-poverty agencies across Oregon, Washington and Idaho serving more than 1.5 million people annually. Prior roles include president of Johnstone Advantage Consulting Group, senior vice president and division manager at JP Morgan Chase, and vice president of operations and manufacturing at a telecommunications company.

Tim was the recipient of the 2015 Evergreen Award, presented by the Washington Nonprofit Association, for a proven track record of outstanding leadership. 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.

Karen-Louise Walker

Karen joined Ascentria in February 2020 as the Vice President of Development and is responsible for leading, planning, and implementing all external fundraising activities. Walker brings extensive administrative, executive leadership and oversight experience working in the nonprofit and public sectors, including over 14 years in advancement and fund development. Most recently, as the Executive Director of Advancement at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, her efforts tripled giving and doubled donor and alumni engagement. 

Walker has two Masters degrees and a Doctor of Theology degree from Boston University, and is an ordained minister in the Baptist tradition Contact me.

Leadership Team