Our Team

Nicole Bourdon

Nicole Bourdon

Program Officer

Didi de Almeida

Accounting Manager

Margaret Everett

Margaret Everett

Grants Administrator Associate

Jacob Gardner

Jacob Gardner

IT Manager

Bruce Hiltunen

Vice President for Finance and Operations

Denise Hurst, Vice President for Community Impact and Partnerships

Denise Hurst

Vice President for Community Impact and Partnerships

Sophie Kanetani

Scholarship Program Associate

Colleen Kucinski

Director of Education Impact and Partnerships

Meredith Lewis

Meredith Lewis

Director for Community Impact and Partnerships

Keith McKittrick

Keith McKittrick

Development Coordinator

Emma Mesa-Melendez

Emma Mesa-Melendez

Director of Communications

Robin O'Farrell

Robin O’Farrell

Executive Assistant to the President and CEO & Philanthropic Services Project Coordinator

Daisy Pereira-Tosado

Director of Philanthropy

Ullapi Shrestha

Ullapi Shrestha

Program Assistant

MC Silver

Administrative Assistant

Bandhana Sinha

Bandhana Sinha

Business Analyst

Kerri Tichy

Donor Services Assistant

Sheila Toto

Sheila Toto

Senior Program Officer

Briana Wales

Briana Wales

Vice President for People and Culture

Bianca Walker

Philanthropy Officer

Katie Allan Zobel

President and CEO

Trustees

Trustees

  • Paul Murphy

    Paul Murphy, Chair

    Retired Attorney
  • Karin George

    Karin L. George, Vice Chair

    Principal and Co-Owner, Washburn & McGoldrick, Inc.
  • Nikki Burnett

    Nikki Burnett

    Executive Director, Educare Springfield
  • Mary-Beth Cooper

    Mary-Beth A. Cooper

    President, Springfield College
  • Linda Dunlavy

    Linda Dunlavy

    Executive Director, Franklin Regional Council of Governments
  • Mauricia Geissler

    Mauricia Geissler

    Retired Chief Investment Officer, Amherst College
  • Gillian Hinkson

    Gillian Hinkson

    Victim Witness Advocate, Hampden County District Attorney’s Office
  • Mark Keroack

    Mark A. Keroack

    Chief Executive Officer, Baystate Health
  • Becky Packard

    Becky Packard

    Professor of Psychology and Education, Mt. Holyoke College
  • Anne Paradis

    Anne Paradis

    Retired CEO, MicroTek
  • Dave Pinsky

    David E. Pinsky

    Retired President and CEO, Tighe & Bond
  • Christina Royal

    Christina Royal

    President, Holyoke Community College
  • Elizabeth Sillin

    Elizabeth H. Sillin

    Partner, Bulkley, Richardson & Gelinas
  • Mary Ann Spencer

    Mary Ann Spencer

    Retired Managing Director from Babson Capital Management
  • Douglas Theobold

    Douglas A. Theobald

    Partner, The MP Group

Emeritus Trustees

  • George Arwady

  • Dana R. Barrows *

  • Sanford A. Belden *

  • Helen D. Blake

  • Kenneth Boutin

  • Bruce Brown

  • Marcia E. Burick

  • Robert S. Carroll *

  • Robert Cohn

  • Ruth Constantine

  • Peter J. Daboul *

  • Stephen A. Davis *

  • Kerry Dietz

  • Dianne Fuller Doherty

  • Alfred L. Griggs *

  • Harold Grinspoon

  • Lester L. Halpern

  • Willie L. Hill Jr.

  • Orlando Isaza

  • Amy Jamrog

  • Carol A. Leary *

  • Ellen Brout Lindsey

  • Sonia M. Nieto

  • Robert Pura

  • Irene Rodriguez-Martin

  • Elizabeth D. Scheibel *

  • Mary Ellen Scott

  • Richard B. Steele Jr.

  • Ralph S. Tate *

  • Peggy Woods

  • Angela Wright

  • * Trustee Chair Emeritus

Committees

Audit/Finance Committee

(2021-2022)

Mary-Beth A. Cooper
David E. Pinsky
Mary-Anne S. Stearns
Douglas A. Theobald, Chair

Committee on Trustees

(2021-2022)

Linda Dunlavy, Chair
Norma Friedman
Karin George
Mark Keroack
Paul R. Murphy
Elizabeth H. Sillin
Douglas A. Theobald

Distribution Committee

(2021-2022)

Dana Barrows
Nikki Burnett, Co-Chair
Linda Desmarais
Christopher Fager
Norma Friedman, Co-Chair
Nigel Greaves
Leo Hwang
Payton Shubrick
Mary Ann Spencer
John Thorpe

Education Committee

(2021-2022)

Kerry Dietz
Katie Fretwell
Shane Hammond
Gillian Hinkson
Thea E. Katsounakis, Emerita
Pamela Marsh-Williams
Becky Packard
Carlton Pickron
Craig Reed
Christina Royal, Chair
Momodou Sarr
Azanda Seymour

Executive Committee

(2021-2022)

Nikki Burnett
Mauricia Geissler
Karin George
Paul Murphy, Chair
Anne Paradis
Elizabeth H. Sillin
Douglas Theobald

Investment Committee

(2021-2022)

Helen D. Blake, Emerita
Stephen A. Davis
Mauricia A. Geissler, Chair
Mary Jo Maydew
David E. Pinsky
Mary Ann Spencer
Ralph S. Tate

Philanthropic Services Committee

(2021-2022)

Kelly DeRose
Kari Diamond Kayiatos
Ellen Brout Lindsey
Robyn Newhouse
Anne Paradis, Chair
Eva Schocken
Nicole Young

Communications & Marketing Committee

(2021-2022)

Rob Jones
Meghan Lynch
Katrice Claudio

Volunteers

Grant Reviewers

(2020-2021)

James Ayres
Dana Barrows
Susan Crim
Mark C. Devlin
Norma Friedman
Leo Hwang
Kathleen Mullin
Paul Murphy
Robyn A. Newhouse
Vanessa Pabon-Hernandez
Elizabeth Sillin
Mary Ann Spencer
Ralph S. Tate
John Thorpe
Francia Wisnewski

Community Advisors

(2020-2021)

Kent Alexander
Matthew Glassman
Vanessa Pabon-Hernandez
Rosemary Tracy Woods

Scholarship and Loan Reviewers

(2021)

Chaitali Brahmbhatt
Dawn Bryden
Sheila M. Burke
Julie Cafritz
Thomas Campagna
Anne Chapdelaine
Jie Chen
Claire Christopherson
Denise Cogman
Susan Crim
Yvonne Cruz
Linda Dagradi
Nancy Davis
Kerry Dietz
Linda Desmarais
Casey Jo Dufresne
Kent Faerber
Katie Fretwell
Kiyota Garcia
Karin L. George
Meg Gresham
Shane Hammond
Jessica Hill
Gillian Hinkson
Kaeli Howard
Apelila Joseph
Thea E. Katsounakis
Stephanie King
Eileen Kirk
Jake Krans
Andrea Lacasse
Phyllis Levenson
CJ Lussier
Maddie Marquez
Pamela Marsh-Williams
Corinne McKinstry
Jayne Mercier
Emily Moreau
Thomas Oakley
Patricia O'Flaherty
Becky Packard
Carlton Pickron
Craig Reed
Momodou Sarr
Jamina Scippio-McFadden
Azanda Seymour
Ashley Solomon
Ned Steiger
Ralph S. Tate
Kristen Wing