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 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
Christopher O'Keeffe
Vice President for Program
ext. 108
Jonathan Cohen
Program Officer
Ext. 111
Sarah Shugrue
Program Officer
Ext. 109
Lindiana Semidei
Program Associate
ext. 107
Donor Services
Kelly A. Stimson
Vice President of Donor Services
ext. 112
Liz Nye
Donor Services Officer
ext. 102
Finance and Administration
Diane Allain
Operations Manager
ext. 114
Jacqueline L. Williams
Administrative Assistant
ext. 100


Carolyn Stempler
Carolyn & June Designs
Term expires 2022
J. Christopher Collins
Vice Chair
Mirick O’Connell
Term expires 2021
Thomas J. Bartholomew
Bartholomew & Co., Inc.
Term expires 2023
Kola Akindele
UMASS Medical School
Term expires 2022
Joycelyn Augustus
Financial Consultant
Term expires 2023
Matilde Castiel
City of Worcester, Dept. of Health & Human Services
Term expires 2022
Tracy A. Craig
Mirick O'Connell
Term expires 2020
Jennifer Davis Carey
Worcester Education Collaborative
Term expires 2020
Barbara Fields
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Ex officio board member
Warner S. Fletcher
Fletcher Tilton PC
Term expires 2020
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
Alison C. Kenary
Community Volunteer
Term expires 2020
Patsy A. Lewis
Nonprofit Consultant
Term expires 2021
Linda Carre Looft
Term expires 2020
Christopher W. McCarthy
Fidelity Bank
Term expires 2023
Nadia T. McGourthy
Dresser & McGourthy, LLP
Term expires 2023
Satya Mitra
Guru Tax & Financial Services, Inc.
Term expires 2020
Hilda Ramirez
Latino Education Institute
Term expires 2020
Kimberly Salmon
Fallon Health
Term expires 2021
Matthew Wally
Term expires 2021


Corporators are chosen for their involvement in community philanthropy and nonprofit leadership. They are elected to a five-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

Robb B. Ahlquist

Che Anderson

James A. Andreoli

David P. Angel

Roy Angel

Michael P. Angelini

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

Paula A. Brouillette

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

Brian M. Chandley

Karen Chapman

Jeffrey Chin

Valerie Cohen

James E. Collins

Alex Corrales

Ashish Cowlegi

Ken Crater

Benjamin Craver

Michael J. Crawford

Nancy Crimmin

Frederick G. Crocker Jr.

Kathryn M. Crockett

Joshua Croke

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 Doyle

Karen E. Duffy

Ellen S. Dunlap

Sandra Dunn

N. Lynn Eckhert

Susan Engelkemeyer

Patty Eppinger

Stephen J. Erickson

Allen Falke

Saul F. Feingold

Allen W. Fletcher

Mary F. Fletcher

Paul A. Fontaine

Heather Forkey

Mark W. Fuller

Peter Gardner

Gerald M. Gates

Gerald L. Gaudette III


Jared Gentilucci

Lisa Kirby Gibbs

Eve Gilmore

Dorista J. Goldsberry

Dennis F. Gorman

Martha P. Grace

Cynthia Gray

Martin J. Green

David R. Grenon

J. Michael Grenon

Abraham W. Haddad

Gloria Hall

Ernest S. Hayeck

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

Richard B. Kennedy

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

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

Peter Metz

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

Frederic H. Mulligan

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

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

J. Soto Jr.

Mark Spuria

Peter R. Stanton

Joseph N. Stolberg

Alan M. Stoll

Clyde Talley

Steven Tankanow

George W. Tetler III

Brian W. Thompson

Troy B. Thompson

Adi Tibrewal

Sumner B. Tilton Jr.

David N. Tinsley

Eric Torkornoo

Roger R. Trahan Jr.

Tuyet Tran

Elizabeth J. Tripp

John A. Trobaugh

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

Meridith D. Wesby

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

Kelsa L. Zereski

Tina Zlody

Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham


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