Board of Directors

We are served and guided by a strong group of Board members. They are committed to our mission, and are essential to our success.

Executive Committee

Melyssa Brown-Porter, Chair; Disability Management Services, Inc., Springfield, MA

Kate Kane, Vice Chair; Northwestern Mutual, Springfield, MA

Trisha Leary, Treasurer; PeoplesBank, Holyoke, MA

Kay Althoff, Clerk; Retired, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA


Eileen Bartley; United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Windsor Locks, CT

Christopher Boino; Western Builders, Granby, MA

Rebecca Bouchard; Ludlow Public Schools, Ludlow, MA and Chicopee Public Schools, Chicopee, MA

Jean Deschaine; Berkshire Bank, South Hadley, MA

Judy Dixon; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Navae Fenwick Rodriguez; Holyoke Council on Aging and Senior Center, Holyoke, MA

Cappie Glica; Retired, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Bernadette Harrigan; MassMutual Life Insurance Co., Springfield, MA

Cynthia Medina Carson; New York, NY

Carla Oleska; Senior Executive, Easthampton, MA

Daisy Pereira-Tosado; WGBY 57, Public Television, Springfield, MA

Elizabeth Preston; Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Yadilette Rivera-Colon; Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Lynn M. Starr; Easthampton Savings Bank, Easthampton, MA

Sandra Stoughton; A.W. Hastings & Co., Inc., Enfield, CT

Rebecca Thibault; Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury and Murphy, P.C., Springfield, MA

Jossie Valentin; Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA and Holyoke City Councilor, Ward 4, Holyoke, MA

Debra Vega; Vega Yoga Movile, Holyoke, MA and Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA

Committee Members

Nikki Anderson

Kathy Bourque

Caroline Dakin

Dave DelVecchio

Susan Dugan

Alisa Feliberty

Janine Fondon

Jill Grasso

Rachel Hart

Andrea Hill-Cataldo

Jennifer Jacque

Jackie Keady

Sue McCoy

Debbie Oppermann

Victoria Owen

John Pantera

Maria Pelchar

Bob Perry

Jessica Phaneuf

Jane Roulier

Sarah Smith

Joan Steiger

Jody Truswell

Mim Zayas