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New Talent Added to Cape Cod Foundation Board

YARMOUTHPORT – The Cape Cod Foundation has announced that Sharon Nunes of Falmouth and Wendy Baker of Chatham have joined the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Both Nunes and Baker have been elected to four-year terms.

Sharon Nunes received her Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Connecticut and retired from IBM in 2012 after spending 28 years in several areas of IBM’s businesses. She has received recognition from IBM and from the National Association of Female Executives for her impact in mentoring technical women and was inducted into the Women in Technology International Hall of Fame and the University of Connecticut Academy of Engineering for Distinguished Engineers.

She has held numerous board positions over the past fifteen years. She is currently an emeritus member of the Board of Directors for the University of Connecticut Foundation and a member of the Engineering Advisory Board at the University of Connecticut. She was a National Academy of Engineering “Frontiers of Engineering” fellow and a member of the National Academy of Engineering “Engineer of 2020” advisory board. Sharon is also a member of the Cape Cod Technology Council (CCTC), a member of the K-12 Committee of the CCTC, a volunteer mentor and coach for the Cape Cod Start-Up Weekend program, and a grant committee member of The Falmouth Fund. She enjoys spending her free time volunteering at the Falmouth Service Center and Cotuit Center for the Arts.

Wendy Baker’s career has included a variety of senior management positions in higher education and banking. Most recently, she served as senior major gift officer and director of development at Harvard Business School (HBS). Prior to her work at HBS, she was Associate Dean of the Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and also worked as a commercial lender focusing on middle market clients for the former Bank of Boston (now Bank of America). Early in her career, Wendy was Assistant Dean of the College of Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Wendy holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree from The University of Vermont, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration /Organization Behavior from Michigan State University.

“We are delighted to welcome Sharon and Wendy to The Cape Cod Foundation Board of Directors,” stated Eileen Miskell, Foundation Board Chairman and President. “Both women bring tremendous talent and skill to our Board, and we look forward to working with them as we embark on our goals for 2015 and beyond.”

The Cape Cod Foundation is a community foundation whose mission is to build permanent charitable resources for community betterment through informed grantmaking and civic leadership. The Foundation has distributed more than $52 million in grants and scholarships since its founding in 1989.

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