Communities Without Borders is a non-governmental organization established as a corporation in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Not-for-profit 501c3 designation was established in December of 2004. You can reach us from our contact page.
Board of Directors
Richard Bail, M.D., M.P.H., Founder
Dr. Bail is board certified in Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College, Dartmouth Medical School, and the Harvard Medical School. He received his MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 1989. He served as Chief Resident at the Boston City Hospital. He is a graduate of the Center for Community Responsive Care Program in preventive medicine. Subsequently he became a faculty member at the CCRC and taught applied epidemiology and community health. He has been a faculty member at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention since 1970, teaching primary care, clinical epidemiology and community health. He has been an adjunct professor at the Boston University School of Public Health, teaching health policy of developing countries. From 1983-1987 he was Chairman of the Physicians Council at the Harvard Community Health Plan. He is currently practicing community oriented primary care at the Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates health center in Watertown, Massachusetts and at the Brockton Neighborhood Health Center.
Cherie Noe, President
Anne Gatewood, Clerk
ANNE GATEWOOD is the Clerk of Communities Without Borders. Anne received her undergraduate degree in sociology from Dickinson College and her master’s in social work from the Catholic University. She has over 10 years experience in program development and evaluation, community collaboration and outreach, and strategic planning. Anne has been an active supporter of CWB for several years through the Union Church in Waban. She traveled to Zambia with her 11 year old daughter in the summer of 2011. She lives in Newton with her husband and two daughters.
Al is the founder of Hartwell Associates, Inc., a management consulting company located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Hartwell specializes in assisting firms in business development, and knowledge economics, particularly in the financial services industry. Work recently completed by Hartwell Associates involved an engagement by the Corporacíon Andina de Fomento (CAF) in Latin America. Prior to founding Hartwell Associates, Al worked at Bank of Boston, Abt Associates, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He holds a PhD. and MA in Sociology from Cornell University, and a MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. His publications have appeared in a number of business, trade and academic journals.
Al lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife. He has three children and a grandson.
Peter has been active with the First Unitarian Society in Newton having served for three years as Co-chair of the Social Action Committee and three years on the Board of Trustees. He is the Massachusetts Bay District Envoy to the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office for the 55 churches in the Greater Boston area and served as Chair of the nominating committee for the UU UNO board of directors for three years.
He was active in his neighborhood association and is the Past President and a member of the Board of Directors of the Green Decade Coalition/Newton, a grassroots environmental group. He is a member of the national core group for 20/20 Vision in the Fourth Congressional District in Massachusetts, a national environmental and peace legislative lobbying organization.
He has been active with the Architects for Social Responsibility Committee of the Boston Society of Architects. He has attended the United Nations Habitat for Humanity Conference in Istanbul in 1996 representing the Boston Society of Architects. He was active with Beyond War, and served on the Bioregional Council of the Foundation for Global Community and on the Administrative Team for Peace Child Boston.
Other Important People
Amy Breiting, Bookkeeper
She is a member of First Parish UU in Lexington, MA, where she is actively involved, currently on the Space Planning Committee. There she has led the annual fall auction and annual spring fundraiser many times. She also makes benefit quilts with the Rising Star Quilters Guild.