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Board of Directors


They are dynamic community leaders, seasoned professionals, and rising young executives. Some have served on the board over many years, while others are new friends. A few hold a deep personal connection to our programs, but many came to know the agency through a business associate. They represent a multitude of vocations and occupations, and hail from cities and towns across the area.

They are a diverse group, yet they share a simple and singular mission: to give children and families at risk a chance to heal, and a reason to hope.


Board Members

Thomas Jenkins,  Chairperson

Samantha McDonald, Vice-Chairperson

Thomas Doherty, Treasurer

Tom McGregor, Clerk

  Clyde Talley, Assistant Clerk

Roy Angel

  Matthew Beaton

Joseph Crotty

Donroy Ferdinand

Donna Hollis

John Lynch

Thomas Manning

Timothy McMahon 

Gerard Morales 

Laurance Morrison

Christopher Palermo

Christopher Peris 

Cynthia Skowyra

Thomas Sullivan

Donna Truex



Board Emeriti

George Bernardin

Marilyn Bieksha

Susanne Blatt

Georgia Griffith

Patricia Harmon

Michael Keegan

Sally Kimball

Gary MacConnell

Mary Elizabeth McGrath

Douglas Meystre

Bruce Wells

Wallace Whitney




Roy Angel

Mass Development


April Aulick

DataVault, Inc.


Paul Belsito

The Hanover Insurance Group


Robert Carnegie

R. Carnegie Associates, Inc.


Brian Chandler

Southbridge Savings Bank


Thomas Doherty, Vice Chairperson


Michael Donoghue, Secretary/Clerk


Donroy Ferdinand

Metso Automation North America


Anne Gathuo

Worcester State College


Thomas Jenkins, Vice Chairperson


Michael Keegan, Chairperson

Gosling Castle Partners, Inc.


Anne Kottler

Sage Communications


John Lynch


Thomas Manning


Samantha McDonald, Assistant Secretary/Clerk

Fletcher, Tilton & Whipple


Tom McGregor, Assistant Treasurer

Sovereign Bank


Timothy McMahon

Commonwealth of MA, Dept. of Industrial Accidents


Gerard Morales

Abbott Bioresearch


Christopher Palermo

Columbia Tech


Christopher Peris

Partners Benefit Group


Ralph Rondinone, Jr

BigBands Networks


Robert Sigel


Clyde Talley

Belmont A.M.E. Zion Church

Donna Truex 

Bowditch & Dewey, LLP


Dolly Vazquez

Centro Las Americas