Our People

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is run by and for the community. Our staff and volunteer leadership live and work in Greater Worcester and understand its organizations, opportunities and needs.

Our board of directors, corporators and committee members are all volunteers and serve without compensation. Each is a community leader with a depth of private or public sector experience. We are fortunate to benefit from their expertise and talent. The 21 board members who provide the governance of the Foundation are elected annually by our corporators and serve four-year renewable terms. Corporators are elected to five-year renewable terms.

Our dedicated professional staff runs our operations and provides a breadth of services to our diverse constituents, including donors as well as our partners, including our region’s nonprofit organizations. Committed to community-building processes, our staff leads volunteers in evaluating grant proposals and reviewing the impacts of grants. They help donors meet their philanthropic goals, advise nonprofits on developing capacity and guide collaborations of all kinds.

The Corporator Enrollment Form is available for new and renewing corporators with terms beginning May 13, 2020. View the Roles and Responsibilities of a Corporator [PDF].

Staff

Staff members of Greater Worcester Community Foundation are dedicated professionals. Whether you contact us about giving, to apply for a grant or scholarship, or register for a program, we strive to provide you with prompt, courteous service. To reach any of us by telephone, please call (508)755-0980.

President and CEO
Barbara Fields
President & CEO
Christine Levenson
Executive Assistant
Programs
Jonathan Cohen
Vice President for Programs & Strategy
Ext. 111
Sarah Shugrue
Program Officer
Ext. 109
Lindiana Semidei
Program Associate
ext. 107
Donor Services
Kelly A. Stimson
Director of Donor Services
ext. 112
Emily Gowdey-Backus
Marketing & Communications Manager
Liz Nye
Scholarship Program Officer
ext. 102
Finance and Administration
Diane Allain
Director of Finance and Operations
ext. 114
Jacqueline L. Williams
Administrative Assistant
ext. 100

Board

Carolyn Stempler
Chair
Carolyn & June Designs
Term expires 2022
J. Christopher Collins
Vice Chair
Mirick O’Connell
Term expires 2021
Thomas J. Bartholomew
Treasurer
Bartholomew & Co., Inc.
Term expires 2023
Kola Akindele
Clerk
UMASS Medical School
Term expires 2022
Michael P. Angelini
Bowditch & Dewey
Term expires 2024
Joycelyn Augustus
Financial Consultant
Term expires 2023
Matilde Castiel
City of Worcester, Dept. of Health & Human Services
Term expires 2022
Jennifer Davis Carey
Worcester Education Collaborative
Term expires 2024
Barbara Fields
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Ex officio board member
Warner S. Fletcher
Fletcher Tilton PC
Board Member Emeritus
Jack L. Foley
Clark University
Term expires 2023
Maria Heskes-Allard
Bay State Savings Bank
Term expires 2022
Michelle Jones-Johnson
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Term expires 2023
Patsy A. Lewis
Nonprofit Consultant
Term expires 2021
Linda Carre Looft
WPI
Term expires 2021
Christopher W. McCarthy
Fidelity Bank
Term expires 2023
Lisa McDonough
Community Volunteer
Term expires 2024
Nadia T. McGourthy
Dresser & McGourthy, LLP
Term expires 2023
Satya Mitra
Guru Tax & Financial Services, Inc.
Term expires 2024
Sonia Paulino
Worcester Public Schools
Term expires 2024
Kimberly Salmon
Hanover Insurance Group
Term expires 2021
Eric Torkornoo
TD Bank
Term expires 2024
Matthew Wally
UniBank
Term expires 2021

Corporators

Corporators are chosen for their involvement in community philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. They are elected to a four-year term and are eligible for re-election to one or more successive terms. Corporators serve without compensation, serving as active volunteers or committee members to further the mission of the Foundation.
 

 

 

Lawrence J. Abramoff
Colleen Abrams
Viviana M. Abreu-Hernandez
Robb B. Ahlquist
Che Anderson
James A. Andreoli
Roy Angel
Ann Marie Argitis
Robert S. Bachelder
Alex Bartholomew
Eric Batista
Paul Belsito
Sarah G. Berry
Mark P. Bilotta
Maureen Binienda
Elissa Boisvert
Maurice J. Boisvert
Pamela K. Boisvert
George F. Booth II
Mark A. Borenstein
Sarah Ann Bowditch
James B. Broadhurst
Michael D. Brockelman
Denise H. Brookhouse
John H. Budd
James R. Buonomo
Richard Burke
Eric Busenburg
Frank R. Callahan
Linda T. Cammuso
Henry Camosse Jr.
Kirk A. Carter
Deborah D. Cary
Christine Cassidy
Raquel Castro-Corazzini
Linda A. Cavaioli
Francesco C. Cesareo
Suja Chacko
Harriette L. Chandler
Karen Chapman
Jeffrey Chin
James E. Collins
Alex Corrales
Ashish Cowlagi
Tracy A. Craig
Ken Crater
Benjamin Craver
Michael J. Crawford
Nancy Crimmin
Frederick G. Crocker Jr.
Kathryn M. Crockett
Joshua Croke
Lawrence Curtis
Jill C. Dagilis
Geoffrey K. Dancey
Dix F. Davis
Laurie Davis
Micki Davis
Daniel de la Torre Jr.
Eileen R. deCastro
Henry B. Dewey
Morgan B. Dewey
Ross K. Dik
James C. Donnelly Jr.
Donald F. Doyle
Karen E. Duffy
Ellen S. Dunlap
Sandra Dunn
N. Lynn Eckhert
Susan Engelkemeyer
Patty Eppinger
Stephen J. Erickson
Jeanne Esler
John Esler
Allen Falke
Saul F. Feingold
David Fithian
Allen W. Fletcher
Mary F. Fletcher
Warner S. Fletcher
David Fontaine Jr.
Paul A. Fontaine
Heather Forkey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark W. Fuller
Peter Gardner
Gerald M. Gates
Gerald L. Gaudette III
Jared Gentilucci

Lisa Kirby Gibbs
Eve Gilmore
Dennis F. Gorman
Martha P. Grace
Martin J. Green
David R. Grenon
J. Michael Grenon
Abraham W. Haddad
Gloria Hall
John Herron Jr.
Honee A. Hess
Jamie Hoag
Emily G. Holdstein
Kathryn Zingg Hunter
M Howard Jacobson
Timothy M. Jarry
Parlee Jones
Patricia L. Jones
Steven G. Joseph
Kevin R. Kearney
Sara Kelleher
Paul Kelly
Alison C. Kenary
Robert M. Kennedy
Robyn K. Kennedy
Priscilla Short Kerr
Judith Kirk
Cheryl Lapriore
Richard W. Lavey
Robert E. Layne
Thuha T. Le
James B. Leary
Patricia Leary
Diane L. Leclair
Laurie Leshin
Joseph Lian Jr.
Robert G. Lian
Monica Escobar Lowell
Tamara Lundi
Susan M. Mailman
Barry M. Maloney
Patrick Maloney
Charles Manoog
Edward F. Manzi Jr.
Michael J. Martin
Heather A. Maykel
Samantha P. McDonald
Todd C. McDonald
Kate McEvoy
Tom McGregor
Robert H. McLaren
Jean G. McMurray
Christopher G. Mehne
Naureen Meraj
Jake Messier
Katherine H. Metzger
Erwin H. Miller
John O. Mirick
Ann K. Molloy
Charles F. Monahan Jr.
Janet W. Moore
Paul Morano
Jessica Morris
James J. Moynihan
William G. Muller
Timothy P. Murray
Ginger Navickas
Weayonnoh Nelson-Davies
AiVi Nguyen
David A. Nicholson
Kevin M. O'Brien
Andrew B. O'Donnell
David R. Ojerholm
Julie Orozco
Vincent J. Osterman
Martha R. Pappas
Linda F. Parham
Sahdev R. Passey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thoru Pederson
Luis G. Pedraja
Deborah A. Penta
Neil Petersen
Paul M. Pezzella

Cynthia N. Pitcher
Sherri G. Pitcher
Deborah L. Plummer
Christine M. Proffitt
Marla Maykel Pyle
Raymond Quinlan
Hilda Ramirez
Daniel Rea
Mary Jane Rein
Mary Lou Retelle
Dennis Rice
Mary C. Ritter
Sarai Rivera
Shelley Rodman
Ana Rodriguez
Eric Roldan
Emily Rosenbaum
Melvin Rosenblatt
Laurie Ross
Scott Rossiter
Paul R. Rossley
Steven Rothschild
Kent dur Russell
Francis M. Saba
James M. Salois
R. Joseph Salois
Kwasi Sarpong
Paul F. Scully
Carol L. Seager
Katherine Sharry
Jay S. Sherwin
John F. Shoro
Philip O. Shwachman
Troy Siebels
Asima Silva
Marvin S. Silver
Edward D. Simsarian
Michael D. Sleeper
Jeffrey S. Solomon
Imrana Soofi
Jay Soto Jr.
Mark Spuria
Peter R. Stanton
Joseph N. Stolberg
Alan M. Stoll
Clyde Talley
George W. Tetler III
Monica Thomas-Bonnick
Troy B. Thompson
Sumner B. Tilton Jr.
David N. Tinsley
Tuyet Tran
Ann K. Tripp
Elizabeth J. Tripp
Kathryn Tsandikos
Jayna Turchek
Michael Urban
Wayne Ushman
Cesar A. Vega
Wyatt R. Wade
William D. Wallace
Matthias Waschek
Victoria Waterman
Charles S. Weiss
James A. Welu
Mark R. Wetzel
Todd H. Wetzel
David White
Harry T. Whitin
Thomas J. Wickstrom
Helene F. Winn
David K. Woodbury
Janice B. Yost
Alex Zequeira
Jessika Zequeira
Kelsa L. Zereski
Tina Zlody
Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham

 

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