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Timothy W. Kilduff, President

Tim is President and Foundation Founder

As Race Director for the Boston Marathon from 1983-84, he organized and led a small team that saved the Marathon, during a period of operational and financial crisis, and ensured the success it enjoys today. His contributions to the Marathon have continued for 30 years in creative ways including, broadcasting, fundraising, and non-profit development with each effort enhancing the Boston Marathon.
 
His experience includes corporate affairs, organization management, and internal and external communications, corporate philanthropy and community relations while working with technology companies, banking, small business, and community organizations. His experience includes emphasis in developing crisis communications, promotional, media, philanthropic, governmental, and marketing programs to effectively and strategically position clients with internal and external audiences.
 
His work has been recognized by the Reagan administration, Vice President Gore and Massachusetts governors Weld, King, and Dukakis, as well as Lt. Governor Healy (Romeny/Healy Administration). and was named by the MetroWest Daily News as a “Person of the Year” in 2001.

Michael R. Neece, Chairman

Michael has been involved with the 26.2 Foundation since 1995 when his wife volunteered him to move boxes of t-shirts and set-up a large tent for the 100th Boston Marathon. 
 
He is also co-founder of 7 companies since the year 2000. He's a published author, an instrument-rated seaplane pilot, father of three and still a kid at heart. The companies he has started include health care, B2B, B2C and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) enterprises. He consults internationally on healthcare technology and solving the complex data and workflow integration challenges facing provider and payer organizations. He works with local, state, federal and international governments and for-profit organizations.
 
Michael is also a frequent contributor to the media including MSNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox News, Financial Times of London, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, US News & World Report, and many other online publications. His education includes a Masters of Engineering from Boston University and a BS in Physics from WPI.

Stephanie L. Whelan, Director

Stephanie has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2004.  A Hopkinton resident since 1998, she has been actively involved in the community, volunteering for organizations such as the Hopkinton Running Club, the Hopkinton Parent Teacher Association and the Hopkinton Education Foundation.  Stephanie is the 5K Race Director for the Sharon Timlin Memorial 5K Road Race to Cure ALS, which has generated more than $1 Million to fund ALS research at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

She graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Business Administration.  After working in high tech sales and marketing for many years, Stephanie returned to Boston College and earned a Master of Education degree.  
An avid runner, Stephanie has completed 11 marathons, including 9 Boston Marathons.  She and her husband, John, have 3 children together.
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Caitlin Jacques, Director & Treasurer

Caitlin has been involved with the 26.2 Foundation since 2013.  Caitlin serves as the Treasurer on the Board of Directors.  

Besides her commitment to the Foundation, Caitlin is a Managing Director at DiFilippo Corporate Finance Group LLC.  She has over 19 years of broad financial services experience in business valuation and consulting, audit and general finance.  Caitlin is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Massachusetts and an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers.  Caitlin has performed valuations of businesses, business interests, financial instruments, and intangible assets for financial accounting and public reporting.  

Prior to the DiFilippo Corporate Finance Group, Caitlin worked at RSM (formerly McGladrey) and Bain Capital.  

Caitlin is a resident of Ashland, where she lives with her husband and three daughters.  She is an avid runner and has run four marathons, including three Boston Marathons.

Leonard A. Holden, Director

Lifelong resident of Hopkinton

Served on various Town Boards and Committees, including being elected to the Board of Selectmen and Parks and Recreation Commission and serving as a Library Trustee.
 
Have had various positions in the Food Industry, starting at neighborhood supermarkets and currently a District Sales Manager with Utz Quality Foods, managing a sales force aggressively expanding Utz market share.
 
Became involved with the 26.2 Foundation, formerly the Hopkinton Athletic Association, while running for Selectman. Proud that the BAA Boston Marathon starts in Hopkinton and have watched it grow from a couple hundred runners to its present size just as  the 26.2 foundation has grown from selling T-shirts on the Common to now having a global presence.

 

Bruce J. MacDonald, Director

Bruce MacDonald is a communications consultant based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. From 2005 to 2015 he served as head of communications for Accion, an international nonprofit dedicated to microfinance and financial inclusion, where he was responsible for positioning, branding, media relations, events, publications, and executive and development communications.

Prior to Accion, he managed analyst and investor relations, media relations and international marketing communications for U.S. and European technology companies, spending nearly a dozen years living and working abroad.  

He has served as senior vice-president of a Boston-based public relations firm specializing in crisis communications, and worked for nearly 10 years as a journalist and magazine editor in both Boston and London. He has won awards for his writing in both the U.S. and the U.K.  

A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he holds a B.A. in English Literature from Drew University and a Masters in international public policy from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies.

Joseph H. Baldiga, JD, Director

Joe has been on the Board since 2012.  Joe is a partner and co-chair of law firm Mirick O’Connell’s Creditors’ Rights, Bankruptcy and Reorganization Group, where from Mirick’s Westborough office he concentrates his practice on creditor and debtor rights, bankruptcy proceedings, out-of-court loan restructurings, and the purchase and sale of distressed businesses.  Joe also serves as a panel Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee for the U.S. Department of Justice in the District of Massachusetts and has acted as an operating trustee and as a court-appointed examiner in numerous bankruptcy cases.  Joe has been named Best Lawyers’ Worcester Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law “Lawyer of the Year” each year from 2016-2020. 
 
In additional to serving on the Board, Joe is also on the Board of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce and leads financial literacy seminars for juniors and seniors at Hopkinton High School.
 
Joe has been a resident of Hopkinton since 1998, where he lives with his wife and two children. When his knees cooperate, Joe continues to enjoy running, and has run five marathons, including four Bostons and one New York.
 

Nicholas Kourtis, Director

Nick is a business executive and attorney with experience in a variety of private and public business organizations and industries, including established and emerging companies, as well as governmental bodies and nonprofit organizations.  

Most recently Nick was Director of Operations at Dell-EMC, where he was responsible for driving organizational strategy and executing operational plans on several new international business development and sales initiatives within the EMC Information Infrastructure business.  

Nick joined Dell-EMC following its acquisition of TwinStrata, a venture capital-backed cloud storage software business of which Nick was COO. Nick began his business career in corporate law practice for 14 years in Boston at Goulston & Storrs and Rich, May.

Nick is deeply involved in variety of Greek-American organizations and initiatives, including the Alpha Omega Council, and the Marathon Education Committee. He is a member of the National Archdiocesan Council of the Greek Orthodox Church of America. Nick also serves on the Boards of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center in St Augustine, FL and Theophany School in Needham, MA.  

Nick is a graduate of Harvard Law School, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Boston Latin School.

 

Mike Laurence, Director

Mike has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.  He’s been a Pastor at Faith Community Church since 1990, serving as the Lead Pastor since 2003.  The church has served an active presence in the community for almost 300 years, caring for the needs of people in the Metro West area.  Most recently, the church has launched a new campus in Framingham and started an initiative to train pastors in Madagascar. 
 
Mike has lived in Hopkinton his whole career.  He enjoys running, having participated in over 25 race events.  His church has sponsored the Global 6K in partnership with World Vision, an event designed to bring clean water solutions to people in developing nations.  Working with the 26.2 Foundation is a way of promoting the virtues of running.
 
Mike is a graduate of Gordon College and holds both a Master’s degree as well as a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

 

Jaimee DeMone, MD, Director

Jaimee has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2017.  A Hopkinton resident since 2012, Jaimee is an attending OB/GYN and partner in private practice at Women's Health of Central Massachusetts in Worcester MA and an Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts.  

Jaimee is passionate about caring for women throughout all stages of their lives with a particular emphasis on a holistic approach to whole body wellness for both therapeutic and preventative care.  Jaimee enjoys teaching residents and maintains ongoing training in and a regular practice of mindfulness and meditation.     

Jaimee is an active member of the Hopkinton Running Club and has thoroughly enjoyed participating in several Boston and Marine Corp Marathons in support of the Semper Fi Fund as well as One World Strong Foundation for which she serves on the Advisory Board.  

She is passionate about the sport and experience of running and its potential for both personal and social transformation while simultaneously providing a platform of universal and positive connection around the world.  

Jaimee is most proud to be the mother of two wonderful, joyful daughters who share her love of nature, sport and exploration.    

 

 

Dimitri Kyriakides, Director

Dimitri is the worldwide Good-will-Ambassador for the municipality of Marathon Greece promoting the history of the city and that of the marathon run. (please google Dimitris Kyriakides for further information)

He is an honorary citizen of the cities of MARATHON Greece and HOPKINTON Massachusetts USA

And he is closely involved with the organizers of the ATHENS CLASSIC MARATHON

Mr Kyriakidies is involved with 15 marathon races around the world, including Boston, Marine Corps Marathon in Washington DC, Athens, Shanghai, Xiamen, Xian, Zhengzhou- Kaifeng, etc.

He created the MUSEUM OF MARATHON RUN in the city of Marathon Greece, and collaborated with the Mayor of Marathon Greece, to establish twin city relations with Hopkinton USA and Xia Men China where he is an honorary citizen.

Dimitris is fluent in English, Greek, Spanish and Portuguese