Chapter Committees

AFP Massachusetts is governed by a volunteer board of directors and a group of planning committees that carry out the important work of the Chapter in line with best-practice standards of association management. To learn more about a committee or to get involved, please contact the committee chair directly or contact

Conference Committee

  • Melissa Cording
  • Jen Banks
  • Fatima Harvey
  • Joe Manok
  • Maureen Pena
  • Jason Polasek
  • Judy Sager
  • Paula Sakey
  • Margaret McNamara - Scholarship Chair


Education & Professional Development

  • Robert Ayles, Chair
  • David Brown, Fundamentals Chair
  • Kathryn DeRobertis
  • Benjamin Flax
  • Beth Kramer
  • Kay Moriarty-O'Dwyer
  • Kelse Peterson
  • Jeremiah Smith
  • Donna Tyson
  • Kate Villa

Massachusetts Gives Committee

  • Kate Villa, Chair
  • Sharon Allen
  • Julie Rafferty
  • Paula Sakey

Governance Committee

  • Kate Villa, Chair
  • Melissa Cording
  • Stephanie Truesdell
  • David Woodruff

Sponsorship Committee

  • Allison Mitchell, Chair
  • Erik Ryan
  • Paul Sakey
  • Lisa Vuona


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