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

Yadilette Rivera-Colón, Chair; Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

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

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

Maria V. Pelchar, Clerk; Holyoke Fire Department, Holyoke, 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

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

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

Nikai Fondon; She Did That! Podcast, West Springfield, 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; PeoplesBank, 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

Kourtney Senquiz; Clark University, Worcester, MA

Ciara Speller; WWLP-22News, Chicopee, MA

Zydalis Zayas; New England Public Media, Springfield, MA