Spark Living and Learning
Anne Doyle is an executive with more than thirty years of business and leadership experience running complex organizations in health care, senior care, education, age tech, and consulting. Anne brings a proven track record combining housing, health care, and higher education to rethink learning across the lifespan. Anne is known for out-of-the-box thinking and driving results in environments where students of all ages thrive.
Anne shapes organizational cultures that prioritize personal and professional growth of employees and promote diversity and inclusion.
Transformational Leader: For nearly eight years, Anne served as President of Lasell an award-winning senior living community on the campus of Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts, known for its intergenerational living and learning model. Under her leadership, Lasell Village achieved its strongest financial results in its 22-year history, quadrupled the wait list of prospective residents, completed a comprehensive renovation of 16 campus buildings, and launched expansion plans. Anne’s results earned her recognition as a Top 100 Women-Led Business in Massachusetts.
Career Highlights: Adept at balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders, Anne’s career includes senior positions in compliance and risk management at two large health insurers. As chief operating officer at a women’s health care provider, Anne led a turnaround resulting in a 35% increase in service volume. She was responsible for the first state-wide replication of the interdisciplinary model for frail elders, Program for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), developing six sites in Massachusetts.
Board Appointments: Anne is a member of the Newton Wellesley Hospital Board of Advisors and serves on the boards of the Age Friendly Institute and The Women Women’s Edge. Anne is a member of the Board of Directors and Audit Committee for the Village Bank, a Massachusetts mutual bank, and is a member of the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry She has served on the boards of the Health Care Compliance Association and Massachusetts LeadingAge, was Chair of her town’s School Committee, and for ten years served as director and chair of the board of a global rare cancer research foundation, raising $1.8 million.
Education: Anne has an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, summa cum laude, and was a Fulbright scholar in Stockholm and Jönköping Sweden studying innovative housing and health care options for older adults.