Board of Directors

  • Roberta Carson

    Roberta Carson


    Roberta founded Zaggo, Inc. in 2010 to help patients and caregivers manage their own illnesses and injuries after caring for her son Zachary during his 27 month battle with terminal brain cancer. Roberta founded The Zachary Carson Brain Tumor Fund in 2006 at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to fund research in diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas, raising over $900,000 to date.

  • Clare Villari

    Vice President & Treasurer

    Clare is involved in healthcare as a Board Member of The Schwartz Center, a non-profit dedicated to advancing health care by strengthening the relationship between clinical caregivers and patients. She also served as the President of the Board of The Second Step, a domestic violence agency.

    Clare’s 25 years of business experience includes her role as Sr. Vice President and Partner at Wellington Management Company, LLP, a global investment management firm, where she was the Director of Sub-Advisory Client Service, Member of Executive Committee, Ethics Committee (Chair), Compensation Committee, Fund Review Group, and Marketing Panel.

  • Paul Carson

    Paul Carson

    Vice President & Secretary

    Paul started Zaggo, Inc. with his wife Roberta, after caring for their son Zachary. Paul is the Director of Product Development in Communications Infrastructure at Texas Instruments.

  • Jeremy Bromberg

     Jeremy Bromberg

    Chief Operating Officer

    Jeremy is Principal of Bromberg, LLC, a management consulting firm providing Chief Operating Officer support to entrepreneurs. He has nearly 30 years of professional Operations Management experience, including Managing Director, Operations for Eidetics, a biopharma market research firm; New Product Development Manager at Teradyne, and Manufacturing Manager at Fairchild Semiconductor. Jeremy focuses on helping companies grow and entrepreneurs to achieve their aspirations by defining and managing the transition from early-stage “get it done in any way possible,” to a more scalable and sustainable models.

  • Cynthia Lavenson

    Cynthia Sheppard

    Cynthia Sheppard is an independent marketing strategy consultant to the consumer products, healthcare and medical device industries. Her consulting work focuses on driving innovation in healthcare, particularly in the area of patient engagement, achieving two big “wins”: healthier, happier and more engaged consumers and positive business results.

    Cynthia has worked in marketing management at Gillette, Bausch & Lomb, and MCI Telecommunications.  Her experience also includes positions as a writer and editor and as a Capitol Hill staff member.   She earned an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

  • Sheila Rafter

    Sheila Rafter

    Sheila is Principal of Rafter Communications, a marketing and public relations firm providing services across a range of industries from consumer-focused businesses to B2B high-technology companies and associations. As a veteran with 25+ years of proven results in product/service promotions, marketing communications, and social media initiatives, she develops and executes strategies that assist companies in building their brands and achieving leadership in their markets. Past and current clients include: Adamas Fine Jewelry, Canon, Lotus, IBM, Iron Mountain, and Woodmeister Master Builders, among others. Sheila holds a B.S. in Advertising and Mass Communications from the University of Vermont.

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