Kathy Crosby-Bell

Founder & President

Kathy is Michael Kennedy’s mother. When Michael was a small child, Kathy owned and operated Kennedy Realty from Michaels beloved Roslindale Square. Kathy’s second marriage to attorney Richard D’Elia brought Michael together with Matthew D’Elia. The stepbrothers formed a fast friendship and lasting bond. Together they lived in Milton until Rick’s untimely death in 1993.

Kathy moved to Cohasset in 1996 where she met and eventually married Aerospace Engineer, William Bell. Kathy and Bill, a father of five, adopted Melinda, Eliana and Tomas –TJ, and formed an “extended-new age family” whose children range in age from 13 to 46. Michael was Kathy’s only biological child.

Board Members

Last Call Foundation

Leslie Nies

Director & Secretary

Leslie Nies has been a member of the LCF’s Board of Directors since its inception. She has had a long career in the biopharmaceutical industry, holding leadership positions across

multiple disciplines. She was instrumental in establishing a 501(c) non-profit organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and subsequently oversaw a large grant management system.

Leslie has worked with numerous non-profits in the medical and education fields, specializing in operations and development. A long-time resident of Cohasset, Massachusetts, Leslie now lives in New Jersey, with her daughter and puppy.

Leslie met Michael for the first time at a celebration dinner held when Kathy and her husband Bill adopted Michael's three young cousins into their loving family, becoming his siblings. Michael was in awe of their generosity, a trait he carried from his mother, Kathy.

Kevin Fry

Director & Treasurer

Kevin Fry’s deep experience in retail management, currently with Roche Brothers supermarkets, makes him adept at keeping things on budget and on track. Plus, he has a keen and

creative marketing sense. Kevin has worked with other non-profits developing events such as Car Cruise nights and helping launch Hero’s Cup, now the country’s biggest, most popular hockey tournament for first responders. 

A Rotarian, Kevin has served as Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 7910, based in MetroWest/Central Massachusetts. 

Kevin is Kathy’s son-in-law, which makes him Michael’s brother-in-law. At family gatherings, the brothers-in-law greeted each other warmly, and Kevin just knew he was shaking the hand of a hero.

When summer approaches and the days grow long, the best place to find Kevin is on Cape Cod, chasing the elusive striped bass and crossing the finish line in 5K races with his daughter Samantha. He is proud of son Daniel, active duty U.S. Army, stationed in Vislic, Germany. 

Sarah Wessmann

Director & Team LCF Manager

Sarah grew up in Dorchester, she graduated from The University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Studio Art in 2005. Sarah met Michael in 2004 while he was on leave from the 

Marines Corps. They began a friendship that developed into a relationship following Michael’s discharge from the Marines in 2007. Sarah and Michael shared a love of children, laughter and good causes. While their relationship had bumps along the way, they always came back to one another. Happily, they were together for the last months of his life. The love of Michael’s life, Sarah is dedicated to honoring Michael through her service on the board of the Last Call Foundation.

Nancy D'elia-O'Brien

Director

Nancy is Michael’s aunt, and his mother Kathy’s dear friend. Formerly a Vice President of Tri-City Insurance Brokerage of New York City, Nancy worked in the insurance industry 18

years, primarily securing commercial insurance. After the birth of her youngest child she retired to enjoy raising her daughter.

Nancy is honored to be on the board of Last Call Foundation, in memory of her beloved nephew Michael. Supporting Last Call Foundation in honor of Michael is especially meaningful to Nancy.

Elaine Lindy

Director

Elaine Lindy was an early supporter of Last Call Foundation, given her longtime friendship with Kathy Crosby-Bell. She has served as a director since its founding, including

three years as treasurer. Professionally, Elaine has been in the real estate business for 30 years including development and property management. She also serves on the boards of The Lindy Foundation, The Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, The Lindy Scholars Advisory Board, First Person Arts, and The National Museum for American Jewish History.

She founded and runs Fiesta Schoolyards, a nonprofit initiative dedicated to transforming barren elementary schoolyards. She founded and runs Stories to Grow By, Inc., a website that presents stories for children with positive messages, including a new selection of MeToo fairytales, that attracts over a quarter-million users per month. 

Elaine has an MBA from Simmons College, and owns three U.S. patents. She cherishes her two grown daughters Ariel and Hannah, and beloved friends and family.

Michaeline Curtis

Director

Michaeline Curtis, daughter and sister of two members of the Boston Fire Department, has been working in the non-profit world in various capacities for over 36 years. Previously

concentrating in the area of fundraising and development, she now consults for LAOCH Associates, an executive leadership and development firm.

After graduating from Harvard University in 1983, Michaeline lived with her family in many places (Washington, D.C., Geneva, Switzerland, and New York) before returning to her native and beloved Boston in 2016. In a volunteer capacity, Michaeline has served as President of the United Way of Scarsdale and President/Board member of the Edgemont School District. She currently volunteers as a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts.

Michaeline’s nephew Matt was Mike’s stepbrother; she has delighted in listening to “Mike Lore” – his unbridled humor, his compassionate spirit, and his extraordinary heroism – for decades. Michaeline is honored to serve on the LCF board and committed to serving its extraordinary mission. 

Advisory Board

Maura A. Hennigan

Michael G. Hamrock, MD

Support Team

Sulo Musyaju

Controller

As controller for the Last Call Foundation, Sulo Musyaju is responsible for all accounting, finance and reporting activities. She has supported non-profits and businesses 

for over 15 years. Sulo holds a Master’s degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and an MBA from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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