Name: Anne Boucher
YaleWomen title: Chair, Chapters Committee
Yale Affiliation: ’80
Where you live: Woodbridge, CT
What you do: Software development Manager in Healthcare Software Industry (3M Health Information Systems).
Your family: Daughter Jane Case Wollstein (32) married and living in London working in a Legal Software development firm, son Gerry Case (28) working for the Recreation Department in Woodbridge, son Phil Case (25) teaching history, civics and economics at the Boys Latin charter school in Philadelphia.
Other Yale volunteer work: Yale Crew Association, former VP and currently on the board. Active in morphing the 3 separate association programs (heavyweight men, lightweight men and women) into “One Yale Crew” to support the teams.
Something we might not know about you: Very passionate on the topics of sustainability and sourcing locally. I am on the board of the Massaro Community Farm, a local CSA in my town which has a Community Farm side that offers education and community building, along with donations to local food banks and others in need.
Favorite Yale memory: The crew would stay on campus into June to train for nationals. This allowed us to attend class day and graduation one weekend (and here the great speakers!) and then reunions the next (how ‘old’ everyone looked!).
Which two Yale women would you ask to join you for lunch and why: I would love to sit with two original members of each sport that started in the first four years after women were admitted to Yale College in the fall of 1969. For example, Janet Klauber’73 and Joyce Majure ’73 entered Yale as incoming freshmen that fall. They put together a boat of women for the intramural crew races in the fall of 1971. I would like to hear of the early days and how each sport got formed. Yale took a very hands-off approach to putting teams together for women, waiting for interest to be expressed. All the teams that got created were driven by the women themselves. Some fascinating stories and history out there to be recorded!