I've worked in education,
business, and non-profit organizations for more than 25 years, including the
last fifteen in the Pioneer Valley. I was a fundraiser for Tapestry
Health Systems and Open Pantry Community Services before becoming a
I'm currently a board member and
co-chair of the Development Committee of MassEquality, as well as a member
of the Executive Committee; chair of the Northampton Community Preservation
Committee; and I represent the Northampton Housing Partnership on the
Northampton State Hospital Citizens Advisory Committee.
I'm a former board member and
chair of the Development
Committee of the Men's Resource Center of Western Massachusetts, and a member
and past chair of the Northampton Housing Partnership, which works to create
and preserve affordable housing in Northampton.
I grew up in a family that
believed in charitable giving, and I've been doing my own giving since I was
in college. My experiences as a philanthropist have given me a strong
understanding of the challenges organizations face in putting together good
fundraising programs. I believe that my dual perspectives as both a
fundraiser and a philanthropist give me exceptional insight in this work.
Two Really Good
Things I Know
How to work successfully
with a diverse group of people to achieve a common goal.
How to appreciate and understand an
organizationís mission, and communicate it effectively to all its