Patty Houpt
Executive Director
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Patty has been active in the Employee Benefits industry for over 30 years, with experience both on the provider and the consulting side of the business. In addition, she served as a long time NEEBC Board member and eventually as the President of the Board. Patty is very excited to be serving in this new position, and hopes to bring new ideas that will further engage our members and will attract additional organizations to participate in our programs.

Personally, Patty serves as President of a the Sudbury Military Support Network, and is active in many community organizations. In her free time, she enjoys traveling,  gardening, tennis and golf. Patty and her husband Rick have four grown kids that reside in various locations along the eastern seaboard.

Linda Viens Linda Viens
Manager of Operations and Member Services
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Linda S. Viens is Manager of Operations and Member Services at NEEBC. Linda has been with NEEBC for over 20 years. Linda's great joy is in serving the NEEBC membership and helping to design programs and events that are beneficial & rewarding for all NEEBC members.

Linda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Massachusetts College of Art. She enjoys volunteering, working with young people, reading, playing music, gardening & cooking.

Linda lives in Somerville, MA with her daughter Ruby and many pets.

Lisa Raphael
Marketing Communications & Programs Manager
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After many years and various marketing and sales positions in large corporate America, Lisa decided to try the non-profit sector and joined NEEBC in 2017. Prior to joining NEEBC, she was a regional marketing manager for a large global insurance broker and risk advisor. Lisa is very excited to be a part of NEEBC and leverage her marketing background to enhance the member experience and increase both member and partner acquisition and retention.

On a personal note, Lisa was born in Massachusetts and has lived in the state for most of her life, except for the 8 fun and fulfilling years she lived and worked in New York City. While in NYC, she met her husband. After a brief return to Boston, they now live in a suburb north of the city and have teen boy/girl twins. As a family, they enjoy skiing and boating. Lisa also enjoys gardening, exercising, reading and perfecting her gluten free baking.

Michelle Rutina
Administrator of Programs & Member Relations
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Michelle provides administrative support and data base management for all membership and program transactions, including program registration, entering new members, invoicing and payment transactions.  She comes to NEEBC with a strong background in customer relations.