Frank C. Bequaert formerly worked as a staff member at the IBM Scientific Center in Cambridge, MA, and as a professor at Northeastern University. Frank and his wife, Lucia, own and operate Bequaert Old Books, an antiquarian bookstore in Fitzwilliam, NH. Frank was one of the original members of the Gifford Board of Directors and served as President of the Board.
Mel Scovell became active in managing community health centers and mental health centers after many years as a businessman. In the early 1970s he served as Assistant Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Welfare as head of the state Medicaid program. His late wife, Cynthia, was a long-time Gifford board member.