Meet the Alumni and Advancement Office
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.
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.
Database Administrator, Coach
University of New Hampshire - BA
Associate Director of Advancement
Trinity College - BA
Marney came to Rivers in 2008 as Associate Director of Advancement. Marney is responsible for managing the Annual Fund and increasing alumni involvement at Rivers. She also works closely with alumni volunteer committees associated with the Alumni Council, fund raising, and reunions. Before Rivers, Marney worked at her alma mater, Groton School, and Buckingham Browne & Nichols in development. She earned her B.A. in art history from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
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.
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.
Director of Alumni Programs
SUNY/Geneseo - BA