Chapter Committees

AFP Massachusetts is governed by a volunteer board of directors that includes a range of standing committees. These committees, listed below, carry out the important work of AFP Massachusetts in line with best-practice standards of association management. To learn more about any committee or to get involved, please contact the committee chair directly.

Finance Committee

  • Paul Swindlehurst (Chair)

Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Shelley Goode (VP, Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Erica Cabag (Chair, Diversity Fellowship Program)
  • Dominique Calixte
  • Marie-Claude Tanny
  • Chris Thomas
  • Yumi Yasutake

Conference Committee

  • Kate Villa (Co-Chair)
  • Kate Villa (Co-Chair)
  • Maureen Pena (Co-Chair)
  • David Woodruff (Past Chair)
  • Melissa Cording (Operations Chair)
  • Julie Rafferty (Communications Chair)
  • Robert Ayles
  • Erica Cabag
  • Alison Glastein Gray
  • Martha Hanlon
  • Meredith Lynch
  • Cristine More, CFRE
  • Libby Roberts
  • Judy Sager
  • Mary Tiernan
  • Karin Blum (Scholarship Co-Chair)
  • Margaret McNamara (Scholarship Co-Chair)
  • Karin Blum (Scholarship Co-Chair)
  • Margaret McNamara (Scholarship Co-Chair)

Nominating Committee

  • Kristina Lentz Capano (Chair)
  • Sharon Allen
  • Martha Hanlon
  • Cathi Ianno
  • Libby Roberts
  • Chris Thomas
  • Stephanie Truesdell 

Education Committee

  • Kristina Lentz Capano (Interim Chair)
  • Marie Beam (Workshops)
  • Kate Deforest (Fundraising Basics)
  • Lorraine Driscoll Sousa (Fundraising Basics)
  • Beth Kramer (AFP Leadership Dinners)
  • Kate Todd (MA Gives)
  • Kate Villa (Workshops)
  • Yumi Yasutake (Workshops)


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