Board Members

Last Call Foundation Board Member Kathy Crosby - BellKathleen Crosby-Bell is Michael Kennedy’s mother. When Michael was a small child, Kathy owned and operated Kennedy Realty from Michaels beloved Roslindale Square. Kathy’s second marriage to attorney Richard D’Elia brought Michael together with Matthew D’Elia. The stepbrothers formed a fast friendship and lasting bond. Together they lived in Milton until Rick’s untimely death in 1993. Kathy moved to Cohasset in 1996 where she met and eventually married Aerospace Engineer, William Bell. Kathy and Bill, a father of five, adopted Melinda, Eliana and Tomas –TJ, and formed an “extended-new age family” whose children range in age from 13 to 46. Michael was Kathy’s only biological child.

 

Last Call Foundation Board Members Sarah WessmanSarah Wessmann grew up in Dorchester, she graduated from The University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Studio Art in 2005. Sarah met Michael in 2004 while he was on leave from the Marines Corps. They began a friendship that developed into a relationship following Michael’s discharge from the Marines in 2007. Sarah and Michael shared a love of children, laughter and good causes. While their relationship had bumps along the way, they always came back to one another. Happily, they were together for the last months of his life. The love of Michael’s life, Sarah is dedicated to honoring Michael through her service on the board of the Last Call Foundation.

 

Last Call Foundation Board Members Leslie NiesLeslie Nies is a senior level accomplished leader in the U.S. biopharmaceutical industry. She has a solid track record of building an ACCME accredited 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and subsequently managing a large grant management system within a leading global pharmaceutical corporation. Currently she is employed by the Foundation for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in their Operations and Development department. Leslie is a Board member through her close friendship with Michael’s mother, Kathy Crosby-Bell.

 

Last Call Foundation Board Members Elaine LindyElaine Lindy has been in the real estate business for 30 years, including development, property management, and finance. She founded Stories to Grow By, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides several children’s website offerings. She owns three US patents. Elaine serves on the boards of Ubicare/TPR Media, the Lindy Scholars Advisory Board, The Drexel Pennoni Honors College, and serves as treasurer for Last Call Foundation. Elaine cherishes her longtime friendship with Kathy Crosby.

 

 
UntitledNancy D’Elia – O’Brien is Michael’s aunt, and his mother Kathy’s dear friend. Formerly a Vice President of Tri-City Insurance Brokerage of New York City, Nancy worked in the insurance industry 18 years, primarily securing commercial insurance. After the birth of her youngest child she retired to enjoy raising her daughter. Nancy is honored to be on the board of Last Call Foundation, in memory of her beloved nephew Michael. Supporting Last Call Foundation in honor of Michael is especially meaningful to Nancy.

Kevin Fry

 Kevin Fry has been in the retail supermarket business for 36 years at Roche Brothers he is now a Store Manager. Kevin has been a Rotarian for 9 years and has served as Club President, he is is currently Assistant Governor for District 7910. Married to Michael’s stepsister Jan, Kevin watched Michael grow into the man and Hero that he became. As Mike served in the US Marine Corp then became a member of the BFD Kevin admired and respected him, often feeling as he shook Mike’s hand he was shaking the hand of a Hero. Kevin has two children Samantha and Daniel, while Sam finishes her last year of college Daniel is serving our Country in Germany. Kevin represents the LCF Hero’s Cup Tournament on the board.