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 also elected to four-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 18, 2021. View the Roles and Responsibilities of a Corporator [PDF].


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
Jim Ayres
President & CEO
Linda Curry
Executive Assistant
Jonathan Cohen
Vice President for Programs & Strategy
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Sarah Shugrue
Senior Program Officer
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Lindiana Semidei
Program Officer
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Philanthropy and Donor Services
Kelly A. Stimson
Director of Donor Services
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Jacob E. Vazquez
Philanthropy Officer, Scholarship
Finance and Administration
Diane Allain
Vice President, Finance & Administration
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Jacqueline L. Williams
Administrative Assistant
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Nathan Rearick
Staff Accountant
Elaine Nedder
Project Manager


J. Christopher Collins
Mirick O’Connell
Term expires 2022
Michael P. Angelini
Vice Chair
Bowditch & Dewey
Term expires 2024
Thomas J. Bartholomew
Bartholomew & Co., Inc.
Term expires 2023
Kola Akindele
Term expires 2022
Che Anderson
UMass Medical School
Term expires 2025
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
Warner S. Fletcher
Fletcher Tilton PC
Board Member Emeritus
Jack L. Foley
Clark University, retired
Term expires 2023
Maria Heskes-Allard
Bay State Savings Bank
Term expires 2022
Linda Carre Looft
WPI, retired
Term expires 2022
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 2025
Anh Vu Sawyer
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts
Term expires 2025
Eric Torkornoo
Fidelity Bank
Term expires 2024


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
James A. Andreoli
Roy Angel
Ann Marie Argitis
Robert S. Bachelder
Alex Bartholomew
Kenneth J. Bates
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
Leah Bradley
Louis Brady
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
Marybeth Campbell
Kirk A. Carter
Deborah D. Cary
Scott Casper
Christine Cassidy
Raquel Castro-Corazzini
Linda A. Cavaioli
Francesco C. Cesareo
Harriette L. Chandler
Jeffrey Chin
James E. Collins
David Connell
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
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
David R. Grenon
J. Michael Grenon
Abraham W. Haddad
 Lucy M. Hale
Gloria Hall
John Herron Jr.
Honee A. Hess
Jamie Hoag
Emily G. Holdstein
Jason Homer
Kathryn Zingg Hunter
Debora Jackson
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
Dennis Kerrigan
Steve Kerrigan
Judith Kirk
Cheryl Lapriore
Richard W. Lavey
Robert E. Layne
Thuha T. Le
James B. Leary
Patricia Leary
Diane L. Leclair
Laurie Leshin

Patsy Lewis
Joseph Lian Jr.
Robert G. Lian
Monica Escobar Lowell
Tamara Lundi
James Madigan
Susan M. Mailman
Barry M. Maloney
G. Warren Manigault III
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
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
Vincent J. Osterman
Martha R. Pappas
Sahdev R. Passey
Thoru Pederson









Luis G. Pedraja
Deborah A. Penta
Jose Perez
Neil Petersen
Paul M. Pezzella
Cynthia N. Pitcher
Sherri G. Pitcher
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
Eric Roldan
Emily Rosenbaum
Melvin Rosenblatt
Laurie Ross
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
Ronald Waddell
Wyatt R. Wade
William D. Wallace
Matt Wally
Matthias Waschek
Victoria Waterman
Jon Weaver
Charles S. Weiss
James A. Welu
Mark R. Wetzel
Todd H. Wetzel
David White
Harry T. Whitin
Thomas J. Wickstrom
Stephanie A. Williams
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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