The Gould Academy Board of Trustees welcomes three “new” members this year. Although Ken Remsen has previously served the school as a trustee and as a member of the Alumni Board, we are honored to have the talents and insight Stuart Abelson and Henry Fasoldt will bring to the school’s leadership.
Stuart Abelson is president and CEO of Ora, a leading ophthalmic drug and device development firm with more than 30 NDA approvals in its 30-year history. Before moving to Ora, he worked at Amphenol as director of technical business development, corporate technology specialist, and general manager at Amphenol Fiber Optic Products.
For more than a decade, he has served on the boards of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Brookfield Zoo, and Bates College, where he was a member of the Budget and Finance, College Infrastructure, and College Advancement committees. He is also a trustee of Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts. He established the Better & Faster Together Foundation in memory of his wife, Betsy, to promote community building, parent coaching, and the psychology of healthy competition in ski racing and other competitive sports.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience at Bates College before completing an MBA in general management at Northwest University’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives in Andover, Massachusetts
C. HENRY FASOLDT ’98
In his career as a Criminal Defense Attorney, Henry Fasoldt has participated in more than 45 jury trials, 13 bench trials, argued over 200 motions. His caseload consists of Homicide, Federal, and Major-Felony cases, and he is a member of the US District Court’s CJA Panel for the District of Massachusetts. He has experience in all Massachusetts courts, Federal, Superior, District, and Juvenile. Since 2007, he has worked as a court-appointed criminal defense attorney for Middlesex Defense Attorneys, Inc, is a non-profit organization that administers criminal defense services for indigents accused of crimes in Middlesex County. He is a member of their Board of Directors, serves on the Homicide Panel, Superior Court Panel, Sexually Dangerous Person Panel, and is a mentor to new attorneys. He was named Bar Advocate of the Year in 2015.
He earned a law degree at Suffolk University Law School in Boston after graduating from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (MACDL). He lives with his wife and daughter in Boston, Massachusetts.
“I joined the board because of my love for the school,” says Fasoldt, “and the feeling of duty I owe to Gould, which provided me the most well-rounded, complete education.”
KEN REMSEN ’67
Ken Remsen has retired from a long career in education. He most recently served as the
School Effectiveness Program manager for the Vermont Department of Education in
Montpelier. Prior to that, he served as principal at Underhill I.D. School in Jericho, Vermont,
and at Brewer School Department in Brewer, Maine. He has also been a physical education teacher, fitness instructor and coach as well as a canoe trip leader and unit director for many summers at Keewaydin Camp and Camp Winona.
He received a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a master’s in education from the University of Maine, Orono, where he also served as the varsity women’s ski coach for one year.
At Gould, he has previously served as a trustee as well as a member Alumni Board and former president of the Alumni Association. He was named Alumnus of the Year 2007 and received the Michael Stowell Volunteer Award in 2017. He lives in Vergennes, Vermont.