ABOUT LEHRER & MADDEN | MEET THE STAFF

John F. Doherty

President

about_jdohertyJohn was raised in Winchester, MA and graduated from University of Rhode Island with a BA in Psychology after spending a semester abroad at the University College of London.

John came into the business in 1987 to join his father and has spent all of his 19 years in insurance with Lehrer & Madden. He received his training in Hartford, CT at the Aetna Insurance Institute and became a licensed broker in 1988. He is currently taking courses toward a CRIS designation (Construction Risk Insurance Specialist).

John oversees the operation of the agency and sets the direction. L&M’s goals are to be able to provide the best product and service, so that our clients feel they will get straight, honest answers to their insurance questions and concerns.

John lives in Belmont with his wife, Traci, a nurse practitioner at Suffolk University, their two daughters, Anna and Layne and son Declan.

Besides family life, John enjoys fishing, skiing, tennis and golf. He has been able to combine his passion for fishing and creative painting through the art form known as Gyotaku (fish rubbing). You can view his artwork on his website www.fishayetradingcompany.com.

John is a member of ISNE, Insurance Services of New England as well as Chatham Creative Arts on Cape Cod.

Email John at jdoherty@lehrermadden.com.

Michael F. Doherty

Vice President

about_mdohertyMichael F. Doherty has been in the insurance business for 20 years.

He joined Lehrer & Madden in 1993 after living in Vail Colorado for two plus years. His primary role with the agency is maintaining client relationships focused on business retention and growth.

Mr. Doherty is a graduate of the Elite School. An insurance training and education school offered by the Professional Insurance Agents of New England. Mr. Doherty holds his BA degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. He is a licensed producer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Division of Insurance for life, accident/health, property/casualty, commercial, and personal lines insurance. Mr. Doherty is an active member of Insurance Services of New England , LLC. ( ISNE, LLC.), since 2008 he has served as the company relations co-chair.

Outside of the insurance world, Mr. Doherty enjoys time spent with his wife Katie and their three daughters. He enjoys the outdoors, particularly golf, skiing and perfecting his yard.

Email Michael at mdoherty@lehrermadden.com.

Constance E. Nehila (Connie)

General Manager

about_ConnieArmy Brat – born in Washington DC – Connie lived in the DC area, Chicago and Germany before her father retired and her family settled in Connecticut. She currently lives in West Roxbury, MA.

Connie attended Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio and graduated from University of Connecticut in Storrs with high honors. She moved to Boston in 1973 and started working for Brewer & Lord at 40 Broad Street in Boston as an auto rater. In March of 1975, she went to work for Chapin-Wood Insurance in Central Square, Cambridge as a Personal Lines Underwriter. She was promoted in 1978 to Underwriting Supervisor.

In March of 1985, Connie came to work at Lehrer & Madden as Personal Line Manager. She was promoted to General Operations Manager in 1989. She is a Licensed Insurance Broker since 1976.

Connie has one daughter, Sarah. She enjoys reading, photography and travel and has traveled extensively in the US, the Caribbean and Europe. She also spends several weeks each summer at a family home on the shore of Lake Michigan where she celebrated her 1st birthday!

Email Connie at cnehila@lehrermadden.com.

Carol Brown, CIC

Commercial Manager

about_BrownBorn and raised in Natick – Carol now lives in Bellingham. She obtained an Associates in Science from Mass Bay Community College. She is a certified Insurance Counselor and has completed two Commercial Risk Manager seminars. She is also a Licensed Insurance Broker.

Carol entered into the insurance industry full time in the early 1990’s and later joined the Lehrer & Madden staff in the fall of 1996.

Carol is married with two children. She enjoys family vacations, camping, watching her children participate in school & town sports and theater and long motorcycle rides with her husband.

Email Carol at cbrown@lehrermadden.com.

Kathie MacLeod, CISR

Customer Account Representative, Personal Lines

about_MacLeodKathie MacLeod was born in Dublin, Ireland and has lived in the metro west area for over forty years. She and her husband live in Weston and have two grown daughters.

Kathie brings over twenty five years experience in the insurance industry, she joined the Lehrer and Madden personal lines department in December of 2008.

Her interests include travel, both domestic and international, and nature. She has enjoyed visits to South Africa, Canada, Ireland, England, Belgium and France.

Email Kathie at kmacleod@lehrermadden.com.

Heather Flaherty

Customer Account Representative, Personal Lines

about_flahertyBorn & raised in Framingham- Heather and her husband are now raising their two young sons in Northborough.

Heather started working in Personal Lines with State Farm in 2001 where she became a licensed insurance broker. She went on to work for an agency in the Metrowest area and joined L&M in PL department in the fall of 2013 where is working towards her CPPL designation.

While she is busy raising her children her interests include time on the Cape, being with friends, reading, exercising and family vacations. She is also active in the MS community where she participates in fundraising events.

Email Heather at hflaherty@lehrermadden.com.

Mellisa Watson

Customer Account Representative, Personal Lines

about_MellisaWatsonRaised in Hopkinton – Mellisa now lives in Ashland. Mellisa has been working in the insurance industry in personal lines for 10 years. She is a Licensed Insurance Broker and, is currently working and learning commercial lines.

Mellisa has two children and enjoys going to the ocean, reading, music and spending time with family and friends.

Email Mellisa at mwatson@lehrermadden.com.

Anna Kristant

Commercial Lines Account Manager

about_AnnaKristantAnna grew up in Plainville, MA. After graduating High School she moved to NYC for a year which was a great experience for her. Her and her husband now reside in Bellingham. She is a licensed P&C Producer and has been in the insurance industry for about 4 years. She loves spending time with her four nieces and family, hanging out with friends, working out, hot yoga, going on vacations and long weekend trips with her husband, and watching football. She loves football especially the Patriots. She is one of the biggest fans you will meet! She love summertime and the beach and is excited to start her first garden this spring.

Email Anna at akristant@lehrermadden.com.

Bonnie Cutler, AAI

Customer Account Representative, Commercial Lines

about_cutlerBonnie was born and raised in the Boston area. She graduated Boston University, magna cum laude.

Before joining Lehrer & Madden in 1986, Bonnie worked for various companies and agencies. She is a Licensed Real Estate and Insurance Broker and attained Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation in 2006.

Bonnie has one daughter. Her hobbies are reading, gym, shopping and time with family and friends.

Email Bonnie at bcutler@lehrermadden.com.

Cathy Watson

Receptionist

about_WatsonBorn and raised in New Bedford, MA – Cathy now lives in Southborough. She worked for New England Telephone Company, Honeywell and Lumber Insurance with time out to raise their son, Jon who has served two tours of duty in Iraq.

Cathy joined Lehrer & Madden in 2003 as receptionist and provides assistance to all agency departments.

She enjoys gardening, knitting and spending time with her two granddaughters.

Email Cathy at cwatson@lehrermadden.com.

Patti Enright

Part Time Department Assistant

about_EnrightBorn and raised in Hopkinton – Patti now lives in Milford.

Patti started working in the Claims Department with AMICA in 1989 and worked for two agencies in the Metrowest area. She then joined Lehrer & Madden in 2004 after the birth of her first son and she and her husband recently welcomed their second son into their family.

She enjoys cooking, exercising, reading, gardening and spending time with her family.

Email Patti at penright@lehrermadden.com.

Edward A. Supple III, CPCU

Edward A. Supple Insurance Agency

about_SuppleBorn and raised in Boston area – Edward now lives in Natick. He attended Marian High School in Framingham and graduate from Boston College with a BS in Marketing.

Edward took over father’s agency, which had been affiliated with Lehrer & Madden for many years, in 1973 after his untimely death. He is a Licensed Insurance and Real Estate Broker since 1973. He attained CPCU designation in 1984.

Edward is a member of the Board of Trustees for Marian High School. His son, Matt, is an officer in the United States Marine Corps. He enjoys skiing, hiking, boating, fishing and still trying to get a decent golf score.

Email Edward at esupple@lehrermadden.com.

Ronald A Drogin, CLU

Life & Benefits Manager

about_DroginRonald graduated from high school in Maine and University of Maine (Orono). He obtained securities license in 1967 and attained CLU designation in 1970.

Formerly a Life Manager for Aetna. He became affiliated with Lehrer & Madden in 1992 as Independent Broker and Life Manager.

Ronald is a lifelong runner who has completed nearly 20 marathons with a best time of 2 hours 32 minutes. He was seeded in the top 50 in the Inaugural NY marathon in 1976. He is married, a father of three children, two step children and five grandchildren. He resides in Framingham and enjoys travel to second home in Boynton Beach, FL and time share in Aruba.

Email Ronald at rndrogin232@aol.com.