Our Mission and Team

Our Mission:

To guide individuals and organizations in identifying their unique talents, passions, and purpose as well as to provide the tools necessary to spark the joyful fulfillment of their individual & collective missions, and, in so doing, improve the world.

Allison Rimm, President and CEO

Allison Rimm, CEO of Allison Rimm and AssociatesAllison Rimm is a best-selling author, consultant, coach, and strategic planning expert who inspires individuals and organizational leaders to create breathtaking visions and practical plans to make them come to life. The former Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Information Management at Massachusetts General Hospital, she engages the hearts and minds of her clients to drive performance and create teams joyfully committed to their collective missions. In her book, The Joy of Strategy: A Business Plan for Life, Allison presents eight practical steps to help readers find their purpose, set priorities, and fulfill even their most elusive goals. She is on the faculty of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Executive and Continuing Professional Education Program & a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. A sought-after speaker, Allison presents on topics related to strategic planning, workplace engagement, and leadership and professional development. allison (at) allisonrimm (dot) com


Celia Brown, Consultant

Celia Brown, Consultant with Allison Rimm & AssociatesCelia Brown is a Management Consultant with an extensive global human resources and corporate law background with deep experience managing business and leadership transition, integration and expansion. She has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Willis Group Holdings and as Head of HR and Public Relations at XL Capital Ltd. She has logged 25 years of service as a trusted advisor to senior leaders in the areas of CEO transitions, succession planning, talent identification and development, executive compensation, M&A, climate assessment and culture change. In addition to her consulting practice, she is currently a member of the Board of Directors of 1-800-Flowers.com.
celia (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Manny Correia, Coach

Manny Correia, Coach with Allison Rimm & AssociatesManny Correia is a highly sought-after coach working with individuals and corporate clients. With over 25 years of experience as a senior executive, consultant and coach, Manny drives exceptional performance by creating and fostering an inclusive culture that inspires individuals to fulfill their potential and contribute to superior business outcomes. Prior to joining Allison Rimm & Associates, he was the Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer at Harvard Management Company, Inc. responsible for all corporate functions, including Human Resources, Education and Development, Budgeting, Accounting, and Facilities Management. Through his work as the founder of the Financial Services HR Group, he has mentored and coached hundreds of professionals in prominent companies and non-profit organizations. With a particular passion for diversity and inclusion, Manny has held leadership roles on numerous non-profit boards. manny (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Mary Finlay, Coach and Consultant

Mary FinlayMary Finlay is the former Deputy Chief Information Officer at Partners Healthcare and Chief Information Officer at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Throughout her career she has been passionate about helping others achieve their full potential and create the life they desire. After twenty-five years in technology, she devotes herself full time to this passion as a professor and executive coach. Mary is currently a Professor of Practice at the Simmons School of Management and is a member of the program faculty for the Harvard School of Public Health and is co-director for the Cash Catalyst Leadership Development Program. Mary is the former Chair of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, an association of 500 members. She currently serves on the board of Year Up and the Boston Chapter of SIM (Society of Information Management). She has been recognized with leadership awards from the Simmons School of Management, CIO, the New England Business and Technology Association, and Babson College. mary (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Catherine Robbins, Consultant

Catherine RobbinsCatherine Robbins is Chair of the Health Care MBA Program and an award-winning Professor of Practice at the Simmons School of Management. She has held a number of senior finance executive positions including Vice President of Finance at Partners Healthcare, Chief Financial Officer at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Vice President of Cain Brothers Health Care Investment Bank.  She has deep expertise in strategy, financial and business planning, and all aspects of financial administration. Catherine is committed to helping her clients integrate strategic and analytic competencies into their organizations and their individual leadership. catherine (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Lee Ann Ross Berry, Consultant

Lee Ann Ross BerryLee Ann Ross Berry has over 25 years experience as a senior executive specializing in risk management and operations analysis. Prior to joining Allison Rimm & Associates, she was the Director of Insurance at Harvard where she directed the University’s vast property and liability portfolio. Lee Ann’s warm and engaging style, together with her extensive background in results-driven project leadership, round out her expertise in change management. She involves key stakeholders in the process of developing value-based, creative solutions and believes in leveraging employees’ passions and competencies to exceed expectations by optimizing individual and team performance to deliver extraordinary organizational results. Lee Ann uses her exceptional skills to make a difference and currently serves as the business manager for Allison Rimm & Associates’ featured Non-profit organization, Our Space. Check out our “Giving Back” page for more details. leeann (at) allisonrimm (dot) com

Professional Affiliate

Bonnie S. Michelman, Coach

Bonnie MichelmanBonnie S. Michelman is a leadership development coach and teacher and has extensive leadership and security management experience in diverse industries. She currently is the Director of Police, Security and Outside Services at Massachusetts General Hospital and is an Instructor at Northeastern University, College of Criminal Justice. Bonnie is on the Regional Board of Directors for the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and chairs their National Security Committee. She was appointed by DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC). She was formerly District Manager at First Security Services overseeing 60 diverse operations and 1,200 people and Assistant Vice President for General Services/Operations at Newton Wellesley Hospital managing 16 departments. She is a recognized leader in her field and is frequently sought out by the mayor of Boston as well as federal and state governments to lead major security initiatives. She lectures and consults internationally and has over 60 publications in various journals on safety, security, leadership and management. bonnie (at) allisonrimm dot com

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