Meet our Board of Directors

We are lucky to have board members volunteering their time and experience to organize creative events while continuing to find ways to support our community. Comprised of new or returning YPWA members, this crew partners to craft excellent seasons year after year.

Towards the end of each season, we have an election where YPWA members get to vote for area women that want to step into available board member officer roles. Below are our 22-23 board officers!

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Kim Driscoll

President

Current Position & Employer: Sales Associate, Worcester Wares

 

Hometown: Worcester, MA

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

"All our dreams come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

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Catrina Gardner

Vice President

 

Current Position & Employer: Communications Manager, Vision Advertising

 

Hometown: Westborough, MA

Current Town:  Millbury, MA

Favorite Quote: 

"Feel the fear and do it anyway."

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Veronica Adams

Administrative Director

Current Position & Employer: Owner, The Cookie Lady's Daughter

 

Hometown: Framingham, MA

Current Town: Millbury, MA

Favorite Quote:

"Be somebody that makes everybody feel like a somebody."

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Gillian Murphy

Membership Director

Current Position: Volunteer/caretaker

 

Hometown: Worcester, MA

 

Current Town:  Worcester, MA

 

Favorite Quote:

"It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen." - John Wooden

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Giselle
Rivera-Flores

Marketing/PR Director

Current Position & Employer: Digital Media Strategist + Entrepreneur

 

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

"Ne te quaesiveris extra." (Do not seek for things outside of yourself)

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Katherine Aguilar

Community Outreach and Inclusion Director

Current Position & Employer: CEO and Founder, K Sense Co LLC

 

Hometown: Cuisnahuat, Sonsonate, El Salvador

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

"Many are the plans in a woman’s heart, but it’s the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

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Jennifer Zajac

Sponsorship Director

Current Position & Employer: Grants & Contract Specialist II- University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School

 

Hometown: Southbridge, MA

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

"Don't like the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." - Babe Ruth

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Past Board Members

Our Fearless (Past) Leaders

Since 2011, our founders and the following board members have contributed to the success of our amazing organization.  This can be attributed to hard work, superb dedication, and countless hours planning our fabulous events.

2011-2012

*Jayne Armington
*Jennifer Roy
*Allison Alaimo
*Melissa Cording 
*Amanda (Riik) Herron  
*Tamara Nowak
*Lynette Paczkowski

2012-2013

*Tamara Nowak
*Allison Alaimo
*Jayne Armington
*Heather (Arndt) Freeman
*Amanda (Riik) Herron
*Lynette Paczkowski
*Jessica Sabourin

2013-2014

*Lynette Paczkowski
*Jayne Armington
*Caitlin (Kilian) Seaman
*Lori Crowley
*Heather (Arndt) Freeman
*Sarah Irving
*Meg Kinnard
*Jessica Sabourin

2014-2015

*Lori Crowley
*Katelin (Kilgallon) Cwieka
*Sarah Irving
*Ashley (Gauthier) Johnson
*Rebecca Joseph
*Sara Port
*Caitlin (Kilian) Seaman

2015-2016

*Sara Port
*Katie Avis
*Katelin (Kilgallon) Cwieka
*Sheena Gorsun
*Ashley Johnson/Alexandra Bellerose
*Rebecca Joseph
*Allison Sherlock

2016-2017

*Sheena Gorsun
*Katie Avis
*Alexandra Bellerose
*Julie Bowditch
*Julie Davenport
*Erin Jansky
*Allison Sherlock/Amy Logue

2017-2018

*Erin Jansky
*Julie Davenport
*Julie Bowditch
*Amanda Misilo
*Tasha Hayden-Stub
*Emily Batt
*Sam Smith

2018-2019

*Amanda Misilo
*Tasha Hayden-Stub
*Emily Batt
*Jen Fay
*Carla Delacruz Davila
*Sandy Kelly
*Justine Cameron

2019-2020

*Jen Fay

*Carla Delacruz Davila

*Sandy Kelly

*Justine Cameron
*Myshele Peterson

*Viviana Hernandez

*Kaitlin Badjo

2020-2021

*Myshele Peterson

*Viviana Hernandez

*Kaitlin Badjo

*Julia McGuinn

*Breanna DiBella
*Tasmina Hydery

*Kaylah Wicks
*Alexis Griswold

2021-2022

*Alexis Griswold

*Julia McGuinn
*Tasmina Hydery

*Kaylah Wicks

*Kim Driscoll

*Catrina Gardner

*Gillian Murphy

*Veronica Adams