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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 23-24 board officers!

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Gillian Murphy

President

She/her/hers

Current Position & Employer: Freelance elder caregiver

 

Hometown: Worcester, MA

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. - Margaret Mead

Your go to networking tip:

Make it fun for you! Sometimes for me it's about getting on a lucky pair of socks, or setting a goal for the night (number of compliments I can offer is one of my favorites).

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Katherine Aguilar

Vice President

She/her/hers

 

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

 

Hometown: Cuisnahuat, Sonsonate, El Salvador

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

The most valuable possession you can own is an open heart. The most powerful weapon you can be is an instrument of peace. – Carlos Santana

What are you excited about this season?

The opportunity to be the Vice President and serve the members to an even greater extent!

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Cara Angeloni

Administrative Director

She/her/hers

Current Position & Employer: Director of Business Administration, City Wide Facility Solutions Boston

 

Hometown: Enfield, CT

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

"Instead of saying 'I don't have time' try saying 'it's not a priority' and see how that feels"

What are you excited about this season?

I'm excited to be part of an organization that empowers women in the community and continue to support that mission through different initiatives.

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Samantha Carr

Membership Director

She/her/hers

Current Position & Employer: Digital Marketing & Program Manager - Center for Women & Enterprise

 

Hometown: Somersworth, NH

 

Current Town:  Spencer, MA

 

Favorite Quote:

Surround yourself with positive people - My Mama

Your go to networking tip:

Most people are nervous walking into a networking event - but people are there to get to know new people and are so receptive to talking - so don't be scared to make the first move!

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Giselle
Rivera-Flores

Marketing/PR Director

She/her/hers

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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Jennifer Julien Gaskin

Community Outreach and Inclusion Director

She/her/hers

Current Position & Employer: Celldex Therapeutics - Senior Director

 

Hometown: Boston, MA

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

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

Favorite local business: Promoting Good

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Tiana Burnett

Sponsorship Director

She/her/hers

Current Position & Employer: Intuitive Business Coach @ The Alignment Auntie

 

Hometown:: Leominster MA

Current Town: Fitchburg MA

Favorite Quote:

Nothing meant for me has missed me

What are you excited about this season?

I’m excited to play an active role in this org and continue furthering new connections

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Kate Lally

Associate Director

She/her/hers

Current Position & Employer: Licensed Therapist & Life Coach

 

Hometown: Hebron, CT

Current Town: Worcester, MA

Favorite Quote:

Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better" - Maya Angelou

Favorite local business: Redemption Rock Brewing

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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
 

2022-2023

*Catrina Gardner

*Gillian Murphy

*Veronica Basdeo
*Katherine Aguilar

*Giselle Rivera-Flores


 

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