Two Named to Northern Essex Board of Trustees
September 11, 2017
Two area business women, Jennifer A. Borislow, founding principal of Borislow Insurance of Methuen, and Anita Rajan Worden, co-founder of Yaskawa Solectria Solar of Lawrence, were recently named to the Northern Essex Community College Board of Trustees by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker.
Borislow, a resident of Methuen, is a nationally recognized expert, author, speaker, and thought leader on employee benefits, insurance, and related business strategies. She is the chief executive officer and strategic coach of the organization. For more than 35 years she has helped business owners, executives, and professionals, develop a clear, strategic vision for their organizations that leverage employee benefits, risk management, and more. Her specialty is working with educational organizations.
She has been involved in a number of industry organizations and been active on several local boards including the Merrimack Valley YMCA Board of Trustees. She has co-authored several books including “Bend the Healthcare Trend” which clarifies consumer-driven health and wellness plans that help employers empower employees to control health care costs. “Inspire to Act” and “Inspire to Act for Kids” are collections of stories that help others to embrace the power of kindness.
A graduate of Dickinson College she earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Political Science in 1982. She lives in Methuen with her husband Michael. They have two daughters Jessica and Lauren.
Rajan Worden, an experienced entrepreneur and senior executive in the clean technology industry, co-founded two industry-leading startups – Yaskawa Solectria Solar of Lawrence and Solectria Corporation in Woburn.
She is a board member of the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Lawrence Partnership, and the Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Board. She also belongs to several industry organizations including the Solar Energy Business Association of New England. She has received a number of business recognitions including the 2013 Women to Watch in Boston Business Journal and Mass High Tech, and 2014, ’15, and ’16 Boston Globe Magazine and Commonwealth Institute’s Top 100 Women Led Businesses in Massachusetts.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In addition, she managed MIT’s award winning Solar Car Racing Team which competed in national and international vehicle races and garnered attention across the globe.
“We are honored to have such accomplished individuals join our Board of Trustees,” said Northern Essex Community College President Lane Glenn Lane.
The college’s Board of Trustees includes nine members who are appointed by the governor of the state to a maximum of two five-year terms as well as an alumni-elected member, who also serves a maximum of 10 years, and a student trustee who serves for two semesters.
With campuses in Haverhill and Lawrence, Northern Essex Community College offers over 60 associate degree and certificate programs as well as hundreds of noncredit courses designed for personal enrichment and career growth. Nearly 6,000 students are enrolled in credit associate degree and certificate programs on the Haverhill and Lawrence campuses; and another 3,000 take noncredit workforce development and community education classes on campus and at the Opportunity Works building at 671 Kenoza St., located next to the Haverhill campus, and at businesses and community sites across the Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit the website at www.necc.mass.edu.
Jennifer A. Borislow of Methuen, founding principal Borislow Insurance
Anita Rajan Worden of North Andover, entrepreneur and senior management executive
Ellen Small Davis
NECC Public Relations