Meet the Alumni and Advancement Office
Janice Hicinbothem
Director of Advancement
Boston University - BS
Jan has served as Director of Advancement at Rivers since 1997. A Boston University graduate and parent of a Rivers alumnus, she had previously served as assistant vice-president of development at Boston University and former director of institutional advancement at Curry College. She was the recipient of Rivers’ Bergen-Decker Award in 2000, and has extensive involvement in the Wellesley community.

Janna Anctil
Advancement - Alumni Assistant, Coach
Boston College - BA

Amy Dunne
Coordinator of Parent Relations
Muhlenberg College - BA
Boston College - MEd
Amy joined the Advancement Office at Rivers in the fall of 2008 as the Coordinator of Parent Relations. She manages all programs relating to current parents, grandparents, and friends, including the Parents’ League Auction, the Annual Fund, parent dinners, and other activities. Her two sons BJ and Matt are both alumni of Rivers, graduating in 2006 and 2008 respectively. Amy received a B.A. in psychology from Muhlenberg College and a M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.

Lydia Gibson
Database Administrator, Coach
University of New Hampshire - BA
Lydia is the Database Administrator in the Alumni and Advancement Office. She has a degree in sociology from the University of New Hampshire. In addition to assisting with alumni events and fundraising activities, Lydia is the assistant varsity field hockey coach and assistant Middle School girls’ ice hockey coach.

Heather Jack
Assistant Director of Advancement
Middlebury College
Babson College - MBA
Heather joins Rivers after 15 years in the nonprofit sector, where she founded two successful nonprofits, The Volunteer Family and Future Philanthropists, and consulted with more than 20 others. She has a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, an MBA from Babson College, and has taught courses in nonprofit management at Tufts University and Babson College.

Nicola Leiter
Annual Giving & Campaign Director
Dartmouth College - BA
Boston University - JD
Nicola joined the Advancement Office in 2009. Prior to her time at Rivers, Nicola worked as an attorney in Boston concentrating on commercial real estate transactions. She received her B.A. in comparative literature from Dartmouth College in 2004 and a J.D. from Boston University in 2007.

Cheryl Malcolm
Advancement Assistant
Northeastern University - BS
Cheryl Malcolm joined the Advancement Office in 2012 and is a vital component of its day-to-day operations. She serves as the primary support person for the Advancement Office, which includes the Advancement, Communications, and Alumni departments. She is also responsible for various administrative tasks and plays a customer service role for parents, students, and faculty. Prior to coming to Rivers, Cheryl was a regulatory affairs specialist in the chemical and medical device industries. Cheryl earned her B.S. in Toxicology from Northeastern University.

Christine Martin
Director of Communications and Stewardship
Tufts University - BS
Chris serves as Director of Communications and Stewardship, managing external communications for the school including publications, the website, weekly parent e-mails, and relations with the media, as well as stewarding donors of the school’s endowed and restricted funds. She was the recipient of Rivers' Bergen-Decker Award in 2004. Chris graduated from Tufts University with a B.S. in chemistry and did basic research in nephrology at the University of Southern California and the Massachusetts General Hospital for a number of years. She volunteered extensively in the Weston community and was chair of the Weston Education Enrichment Fund Committee before joining the Rivers Development Office in 2001.

Meg Speranza
Alumni Programs Coordinator
Babson College - BS