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

Debra Vega, Vice Chair; Vega Yoga Mobile, Holyoke, MA and Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA

Lauren Manuel, Treasurer; Wolf & Company, P.C., Springfield, MA

Nikai Fondon, Clerk; Berkshire Bank, Hartford, CT


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

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

Isani Castro; Doherty, Wallace, Pillsbury, & Murphy P.C., Springfield MA

Xiomara DeLobato; Western MA Economic Development Council, Springfield, MA

Tiffany Espinosa; Executive Director of Professional and Graduate Education Programs at Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

TaKarra Greene, Western Builders, Granby, MA

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

Kate Kane; Northwestern Mutual, Springfield, MA

George Keady; East Longmeadow, MA

Alaina Macaulay; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Cynthia Medina Carson; New York, NY

Cherlynne Mills; 360 Federal Credit Union, Windsor Locks, CT

Trishna Mudumbi; Collins Aerospace, Windsor Locks CT

Maria Pelchar; Holyoke Fire Department, Holyoke MA

Elizabeth Preston; Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

Jane Roulier; Dan Roulier Builders, East Longmeadow, MA

Crystal Senter-Brown; Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Ciara Speller; WWLP-22News, Chicopee, MA

Zydalis Zayas; New England News Collaborative, Hartford, CT