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[vc_row center_row=”yes”][vc_column][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1624904149956{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”]Open Table is managed by an active Board of Directors, whose members represent diverse backgrounds in business, law, public relations, education, healthcare and technology. Many have extensive volunteer experience either with Open Table, with other organizations, or both.

Day to day operations of the Open Table food programs are run by a small paid staff, a group of dedicated and experienced volunteer leaders, and over 500 volunteers who work together to assure that our clients are served each week.[/vc_column_text]

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Open Table Board of Directors, pictured in June 2021. Back row: Bill Keller, Bill Thornburg, Norma Tanguay Frye, Joe Rigali, Mary Siegel, Stephanie Lynch, Daniel Peirce (former), Brendon Donnellan, Lea Tompsett  Front row: Michele Fisher, Patricia Chambers, MaryEllen McCarthy, Barbara Fisher, Lisette Arbelli, Gina Cummings
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Jeanine Calabria

Executive Director

Jeanine is currently writing a memoir cookbook that she hopes to have published soon. She has worked on college campuses leading international student and scholar programming and more recently has…

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Mary Cornish Siegel

President

Mary has been volunteering with Open Table’s Pantry and Dinners for many years in a variety of roles and has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2018.…

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Barbara Fisher

Vice President

Barbara Fisher is a retired health care executive who spent the last several years as a Senior Vice President at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. In this role she…

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[/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row center_row=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1463929277223{padding-top: 30px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”48px”][vc_single_image image=”1067″ add_caption=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1498864345397{margin-bottom: 20px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_text_separator title=”Board of Directors” title_align=”separator_align_left” css=”.vc_custom_1568924668231{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_tta_accordion style=”modern” c_icon=”triangle” active_section=”1″ collapsible_all=”true”][vc_tta_section title=”Bill Thornburg, TREASURER” tab_id=”1568918715293-df4968af-d91c”][vc_column_text]Bill has been involved with Open Table pantry operations, community meals and fundraising for many years in various roles. Bill has a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Retired from a career in information technology in healthcare, Bill now volunteers for non-profits operating in areas about which he is passionate, including Supportive Living, Inc., an organization that improves the quality of life for individuals with brain injury, The Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Concord REUSIT and Open Table.

Bill sums up his philosophy: “In today’s economic and political environment, with huge gaps between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’, Open Table occupies an important and often unfulfilled void.  Our services certainly benefit our guests, but we, as a community, are equally enriched through our process of giving our time and money to make Open Table an asset that enhances the community while helping those in need.”

Bill is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys outdoor activities especially running, biking and gardening.  When you pass the organic mini-farm stand in Concord with “Donations to Open Table” you know you’re in Bill’s neighborhood.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Patricia Chambers, CLERK” tab_id=”1593009336085-71e5ce2b-dae0″][vc_column_text]Patty Chambers is Vice President and Regional Bank Manager of Middlesex Bank in Maynard and has been with the bank in various roles since 1977. Well connected to the Maynard community, she has previously served on the town’s Finance and Facilities Committees and was a member of the Friends of the Maynard Public Library. Patty served on the Open Table Board from 2014 – 2019 serving as both Clerk and Co-Chair. She also served on the Assabet Vallley Chamber of Commerce and has been a Corporator with Emerson Hospital.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Lisette Arbelli” tab_id=”1593010726908-b10f363d-cb40″][vc_column_text]Lisette is the branch manager at the Hudson branch of Avidia Bank, and her family has roots in Hudson going back to 1890 (she has been there since 1980’s) She’s a member of the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce, a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, and the Furniture Bank, a program similar to Household Goods in Acton. Avidia Bank has a charitable fund which sponsors the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley, which is partner in our mobile programs. “If she doesn’t know the right person to ask, she knows who to ask to identify who is”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Gina Cummings” tab_id=”1624904550943-63a247ea-da3c”][vc_column_text]Gina Cummings is a 22 year resident of Maynard, MA. Currently, Gina is the Interim Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for Oxfam America. Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. Prior to her time at Oxfam, she was the Chief Operating Officer for Physicians for Human Rights. Gina has a long history of service in the areas of hunger and homelessness, environmental justice, HIV/AIDS and the disproportionate negative health impacts on women of color from vulnerable communities.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Brendon Donnellan” tab_id=”1568919283021-b63404f0-70b1″][vc_column_text]Brendon Donnellan is an Investment Management Executive with extensive experience successfully collaborating with firms seeking to improve operational effectiveness, strategic development, regulatory compliance, and risk management.  He is currently a Senior Vice President and Risk Director responsible for risk management of Citizens Bank Capital Markets business. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at BNY Mellon and has experience in finance and financial services firms, including; Ernst and Young, PNC Financial, PwC, Equitable Resources, and the Bank of New York.  In addition, Brendon has served on a variety of for-profit Boards in a director and/or CEO capacity.

Brendon is a volunteer coach for Sudbury Youth Soccer and has helped organize the golf tournament fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley.  He was also named as the co-executive of the year for the New York Chapter of NBMBA for his work promoting diversity in hiring while at BNY Mellon.  Brendon has volunteered at Open Table unloading trucks and has made attendance at our events a family activity.  Brendon is looking forward to expanding his involvement in Open Table.

Brendon has an MS in Industrial Administration (MBA) from the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Economics from Boston College. He lives in Sudbury with his wife, Christa, and their two sons.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Michele Fisher” tab_id=”1624905624637-71b9638c-81cd”][vc_column_text]Michele currently works on the Community Initiatives Team at The Greater Boston Food Bank responsible for developing partnerships and managing programs at schools, community health centers, community colleges and senior centers in eastern Massachusetts. Michele has experience managing small residential properties, an activity she maintains to this day. Her volunteer experience includes work with Holy Family Parish, including serving on the Parish Pastoral Council, Concord public schools, Girl Scouts and she currently serves on the board of Bridges Together, an organization that provides & advocates for intergenerational programming. Michele’s first knowledge of Open Table came through one of her children who volunteered at the Concord site.

She lives in Concord with her husband, Chris, and her pet dog, Willow. Michele has four grown children.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Norma Tanguay Frye” tab_id=”1624905615976-2ec0042c-80f7″][vc_column_text]Norma Tanguay Frye is a retired high tech marketing and communications professional who spent most of her career at Digital/Compaq/Hewlett Packard.  Her positions included building and managing a satellite broadcast television network, and developing and delivering a world-wide employee engagement program following the DEC-Compaq merger.  Post-retirement, she became involved with Open Table cooking SOS meals and joined the communications team in order to learn more about the organization and its mission.  Quickly hooked, she agreed to co-chair the 30thanniversary Chopped for Charity event.

Norma’s voluntarism has included leadership roles in the Girl Scouts, church youth groups, fundraising for the Sudbury middle school and chaperoning a mission trip to Honduras.  She and her husband Bob (another Open Table volunteer) raised their son and daughter in Sudbury where they continue to reside. Norma also spends time doting on their 3 (soon to be 4) grandchildren, working in her son’s web development business, playing tennis, gardening.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Bill Keller” tab_id=”1568919662517-426ad5c2-f0e3″][vc_column_text]Bill, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook and Boston University School of Law, currently practices in Framingham with the firm of Krasnow, Keller and Boris, PC. His concentrations include real estate, Worker’s Compensation, and Social Security disability. Bill’s recognition of the need for organizations like Open Table harkens back to his days on the Board of Assessors when he conducted hearings on real estate tax abatement applications based on financial hardship (so called Clause 18 abatements). Bill has served in town government in several capacities including Selectman, on the Planning Board, and the Board of Assessors. He has been involved with many civic, youth sports, and charitable activities. He serves on the board of the Sudbury Friends of Park & Recreation. He joins the Board in hopes that his skills as an attorney and experience in local town government will help to promote the goals of ending hunger, caring for families, and creating community.

Bill and his wife Myra live in Sudbury where they raised their now adult children, Stephen and Marisa. Bill & Myra are members of Congregation Beth El and are proud of their congregation’s hosting of the MetroWest Free Medical Clinic.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Stephanie Lynch” tab_id=”1598965703064-e3f6f69f-0006″][vc_column_text]Stephanie is a retired psychologist and has volunteered at Open Table for several years in the Senior Pantry, now does Pick and Pack, and has also helped to coordinate with the Minuteman ARC cleaning team.

She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and did consultations and worked as a therapist with adolescents, adults, seniors and people with a variety of medical conditions for 40 years.

She’s a member of a local branch of the Medical Reserve Corps with a special interest in pet emergency preparedness and community emergency sheltering and also volunteers at her church library, and in the past was president and on the board of the Northern New England Down Syndrome Congress, and also a member of DBHRT, the Disaster Behavioral Health Response team in NH.

A particular area of interest she brings to Open Table is to explore how a community of diverse people with all different needs, skills and talents can come together, each providing their own unique contribution, for the benefit of the community as a whole.

She has three grown children, one of whom has Down Syndrome and lives in a lifesharing community, and she lives in Wayland with her dog Charlie.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”MaryEllen K. McCarthy” tab_id=”1571868313133-98c3c381-ad93″][vc_column_text]MaryEllen has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, specializing in Training and Leadership Development for organizations such as Lahey Clinic and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as independent consulting for various Human Resources projects. MaryEllen has an MSM in Management, specializing in Training and Development from Lesley University and a BS in Psychology from Bridgewater University.

After many years of volunteering on the board of The Community School, she agreed to take on the HR/Payroll functions as an employee after a change in management necessitated the need. In addition, she is a Foreign Exchange Coordinator with Educatius, Inc. for the program at Maynard High School.

Her volunteer work has included The Community School Board of Directors , Maynard (2004-present), Chairperson Maynard High School PTO (2006-present), School Site Council, Maynard High School, Town of Maynard Search Committees: Superintendent of Schools, Maynard Town Administrator (2x), Middle School Principal(2x), High School Principal, Town Manager, Registrar & Treasurer:  Maynard Youth Soccer Board, Maynard Food Pantry volunteer.

MaryEllen has lived in Maynard for 25 years with her husband and four children, one of whom is still in high school.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Joe Rigali” tab_id=”1593009620156-4e778ef5-4cec”][vc_column_text]Joe Rigali has had careers in education, wealth management and non-profit management and promises to focus on something when he grows up. He was an English teacher in public and private high schools for a dozen years. After law school, he joined GW & Wade, a wealth management firm in Wellesley, MA, where he specialized in tax and estate planning and advised clients in Boston and across the U.S. He also led the firm’s Investment Committee and retired as a Principal in 2016 after 28 years with the firm.

From 2006 through 2017, Joe served on the board of Gaining Ground, a non-profit farm located in Concord, MA, that grows organic fruits and vegetables with the help of volunteers and donates all its produce to food pantries and meal programs in eastern Massachusetts, including Open Table. He became board president and unofficial executive director in 2011 and led the organization until 2018.

Joe has also served on the board of trustees for the Atrium School, a progressive school in Watertown, MA and The Italian Home for Children, a social service agency in Jamaica Plain, MA. Currently, he volunteers for Minuteman Senior Services and is a board member at the Williston Northampton School.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section title=”Lea Tompsett” tab_id=”1624905487782-2c9f699c-3b74″][vc_column_text]Lea is Vice President of Network Success at Aledade, a company focused on strengthening primary care to develop a more effective and efficient healthcare system. In this role she is responsible for enabling a network of over 800 primary care practices and community health centers nationally to accelerate their transition to value-based care, delivering better care at lower cost while also addressing healthcare disparities. Prior to Aledade, Lea was a Vice President of Programs at Health Leads, where she supported healthcare providers nationally to integrate support for social needs such as food, housing and transportation. Lea has also worked in management consulting at Bain & Company, and a variety of commercial roles in biotechnology and healthcare technology.

Lea holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, a Master’s in International Development and Global Health from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, and a BA in Biology from Duke University. She lives in Concord, MA with her husband and two kids. In her free time she loves skiing, running and traveling.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][/vc_tta_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row center_row=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1568923888111{border-bottom-width: 30px !important;padding-top: 30px !important;background-color: #f6f6f6 !important;}”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_text_separator title=”Open Table Staff” title_align=”separator_align_left” css=”.vc_custom_1568924238912{padding-bottom: 10px !important;}”][vc_column_text]Good news is, Open Table is feeding more people than ever and growing as an organization. The challenge? Having the staff to handle all that growth. For a long time we’ve been a fully volunteer organization. But to handle the increasing need, we had to have a better plan. So we worked with consultants, and looked at what other food organizations do, to understand we needed to hire staff to handle key positions. We think this will better enable us to fulfill our mission of getting food to people who need it.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”10px”]

[vc_empty_space height=”10px”][vc_column_text]Pictured in June 2021 are Gretchen Findlay, Volunteer Manager, Jessica Kirkwood, Development Assistant & Grant Manager, Aiko Pinkoski, Business Manager, Jeanine Calabria, Executive Director, Rob Slattery, Operations & Facilities Manager, Christine Evans, Marketing & Development Manager, Jill Tsakiris, Program Manager, Jeff Geraghty, Truck Driver & Pantry Assistant, and Mark Valentine, Kitchen Manager & Head Chef
Photo by Colin Valentine, https://www.valphoto.us/
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_text_separator title=”Contact the Team” title_align=”separator_align_left”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1624561790134{margin-top: 10px !important;}”]Have a specific question for Open Table? Try emailing the related director or volunteer as listed here:

Programs Manager;

Operations Manager;

Communications Team

Events Manager

Grant Writers

Volunteer Management

Website Design

Not sure who to contact? You can always reach us at info@opentable.org and we’ll sort things out![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row disable_element=”yes” center_row=”yes”][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_text_separator title=”Operations Team” title_align=”separator_align_left” css=”.vc_custom_1502765769157{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text line_height=”1.2″]Pantry Director:  Rose Saia

Director of Guest Support: Mark Koenig

Site:  Jim Terry

Meals/Kitchen:  Barbara Blankenship

Volunteer Management:  Jean Husson

Volunteer Outreach:  Patty Helsingius

Guest Management: Betsy Comstock

Systems Analyst:  Paulina Knibbe

Truck & Transport: Jeff Geraghty[/vc_column_text][vc_text_separator title=”Administrative Team” title_align=”separator_align_left” css=”.vc_custom_1504012871171{padding-bottom: 20px !important;}”][vc_column_text line_height=”1.2″]Communications:  Stefanie Clouthier

Social Media:  Dottie MacKeen, Stefanie Clouthier

Advocacy:  Michele Wade, Julie Neubauer

Recruitment/HR:  Maile Hulihan, Deena Whitfield

Donation Acknowledgments:  Jennifer Soilis

In-Kind Acknowledgements:  Anne Berndtson

Data Management: Jane Lifton

Fundraising:  Alannah Gustavson, Nancy Hartshorne, Bill Thornburg

Grant Team Coordinator:  Jennifer Kelly

Website Design:  Christine Evans

Database:  Bill Thornburg, Christine Evans

Creative/PR:  Christine Evans

Community Outreach and Events: MaryEllen McCarthy

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2018-2019

Bill Thornburg
TREASURER

Bill has been involved with Open Table pantry operations, community meals and fundraising for many years in various roles. Bill has a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Retired from a career in information technology in healthcare, Bill now volunteers for non-profits operating in areas about which he is passionate, including Supportive Living, Inc., an organization that improves the quality of life for individuals with brain injury, The Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Concord REUSIT and Open Table.

Bill sums up his philosophy: “In today’s economic and political environment, with huge gaps between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’, Open Table occupies an important and often unfulfilled void.  Our services certainly benefit our guests, but we, as a community, are equally enriched through our process of giving our time and money to make Open Table an asset that enhances the community while helping those in need.”

Bill is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys outdoor activities especially running, biking and gardening.  When you pass the organic mini-farm stand in Concord with “Donations to Open Table” you know you’re in Bill’s neighborhood.

Michael Santos
CLERK

Michael is currently the Assistant Manager at the Concord Branch of Middlesex Savings Bank. He is a veteran who served six years in the active duty Air Force and an additional six years in the Massachusetts Air National Guard. Michael lives in downtown Lowell but is originally from Guam. He enjoys volleyball, watching sports (especially tennis), travelling and listening to audiobooks. In the past, Michael has worked with organizations such as the Joint Services Family Shelter which aided military family members of domestic abuse on Okinawa, Japan. He also served as the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program coordinator and D.A.R.E officer on Morón Air Base, Spain. More recently, Michael was a board member of the Cambridge-Boston Volleyball Association and was also a part of the organizing committee for the annual Minute Man Arc March in Concord.

Stefanie Cloutier

Stefanie Cloutier brings to Open Table the public relations and communications experience she has honed in the arts, education and nonprofit worlds. Most recently, Stefanie worked for Perkins School for the Blind, writing magazine articles, blog posts, web pages and promotional materials as well as contributing to the development of a new website. As a freelancer, she has developed media campaigns and generated publicity to promote local organizations. Stefanie volunteers at Open Table and has been an active member and served on the boards of the Concord Players and Friends of the Library. Stefanie lives in Concord with her husband and two children.

Brendon Donnellan

Brendon Donnellan is an Investment Management Executive with extensive experience successfully collaborating with firms seeking to improve operational effectiveness, strategic development, regulatory compliance, and risk management.  He is currently a Senior Vice President and Risk Director responsible for risk management of Citizens Bank Capital Markets business. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at BNY Mellon and has experience in finance and financial services firms, including; Ernst and Young, PNC Financial, PwC, Equitable Resources, and the Bank of New York.  In addition, Brendon has served on a variety of for-profit Boards in a director and/or CEO capacity.

Brendon is a volunteer coach for Sudbury Youth Soccer and has helped organize the golf tournament fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley.  He was also named as the co-executive of the year for the New York Chapter of NBMBA for his work promoting diversity in hiring while at BNY Mellon.  Brendon has volunteered at Open Table unloading trucks and has made attendance at our events a family activity.  Brendon is looking forward to expanding his involvement in Open Table.

Brendon has an MS in Industrial Administration (MBA) from the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Economics from Boston College. He lives in Sudbury with his wife, Christa, and their two sons aged 10 and 11.

Michele Fisher

Michele currently works on the Community Initiatives Team at The Greater Boston Food Bank responsible for developing partnerships and managing programs at schools, community health centers, community colleges and senior centers in eastern Massachusetts. Michele has experience managing small residential properties, an activity she maintains to this day. Her volunteer experience includes work with Holy Family Parish, including serving on the Parish Pastoral Council, Concord public schools, Girl Scouts and she currently serves on the board of Bridges Together, an organization that provides & advocates for intergenerational programming. Michele’s first knowledge of Open Table came through one of her children who volunteered at the Concord site.

She lives in Concord with her husband, Chris, and her pet dog, Willow. Michele has four grown children.

Norma Frye

Norma Tanguay Frye is a retired high tech marketing and communications professional who spent most of her career at Digital/Compaq/Hewlett Packard.  Her positions included building and managing a satellite broadcast television network, and developing and delivering a world-wide employee engagement program following the DEC-Compaq merger.  Post-retirement, she became involved with Open Table cooking SOS meals and joined the communications team in order to learn more about the organization and its mission.  Quickly hooked, she agreed to co-chair the 30thanniversary Chopped for Charity event.

Norma’s voluntarism has included leadership roles in the Girl Scouts, church youth groups, fundraising for the Sudbury middle school and chaperoning a mission trip to Honduras.  She and her husband Bob (another Open Table volunteer) raised their son and daughter in Sudbury where they continue to reside. Norma also spends time doting on their 3 (soon to be 4) grandchildren, working in her son’s web development business, playing tennis, gardening.

Kathryn Condon Grace

Katie Condon Grace is the Medical-Legal Partnership attorney at MetroWest Legal Services, a non-profit organization that provides free legal aid to low-income individuals. The Medical-Legal Partnership allies doctors and lawyers, combining the strengths of both professions in order to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Katie has extensive experience as both an attorney and volunteer in the non-profit world. She began her legal career as a para-legal in Chicago where she represented low-income HIV-positive clients in Social Security disability hearings and assisted staff attorneys in representing clients in asylum and HIV-related discrimination cases.  As a legal intern in Boston she worked with clients with mental disorders.  As a law clerk in a private firm, Katie was a member of a 5-person team representing Connecticut death row inmate in habeas corpus proceedings; and at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau she worked as a staff attorney on the Elder Services Project conducting client intakes, identifying legal issues, and advising clients of their legal rights regarding public benefits, consumer debt, and landlord/tenant disputes

Katie joins the Board in hopes that her skills will help further the goals of ending hunger and food insecurity, upholding dignity, and building a community of support. Katie received her law degree from Boston College Law School and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston College.

Connie Johnson

Connie has been involved with fundraising and sales for close to 30 years. In her current position, she is responsible for raising private funds to support biomedical research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Previously, Connie spent 15+ years as national marketing manager for Bruker Biospin, selling capital equipment to scientists and executives in the life science industry. She has served on the Board of Directors for Concord Children Center where she chaired the Annual Gala and led the newsletter committee. Connie has also served on the Concord Board of Assessors for five years, was a volunteer for the Asperger’s Association of New England, and volunteered as a tutor for English at Large. She currently chairs the Capital Campaign Advisory Committee for Open Table.

Connie lives in Concord with her husband and two cats, Beckham and Ronaldo. Her two children have left the nest, but the family cats will remain at home clearing the neighborhood of mice and moles.

Bill Keller

Bill, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook and Boston University School of Law, currently practices in Framingham with the firm of Krasnow, Keller and Boris, PC. His concentrations include real estate, Worker’s Compensation, and Social Security disability. Bill’s recognition of the need for organizations like Open Table harkens back to his days on the Board of Assessors when he conducted hearings on real estate tax abatement applications based on financial hardship (so called Clause 18 abatements). Bill has served in town government in several capacities including Selectman, on the Planning Board, and the Board of Assessors. He has been involved with many civic, youth sports, and charitable activities. He serves on the board of the Sudbury Friends of Park & Recreation. He joins the Board in hopes that his skills as an attorney and experience in local town government will help to promote the goals of ending hunger, caring for families, and creating community.

Bill and his wife Myra live in Sudbury where they raised their now adult children, Stephen and Marisa. Bill & Myra are members of Congregation Beth El and are proud of their congregation’s hosting of the MetroWest Free Medical Clinic.

MaryEllen K. McCarthy

MaryEllen has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, specializing in Training and Leadership Development for organizations such as Lahey Clinic and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as independent consulting for various Human Resources projects. MaryEllen has an MSM in Management, specializing in Training and Development from Lesley University and a BS in Psychology from Bridgewater University.

After many years of volunteering on the board of The Community School, she agreed to take on the HR/Payroll functions as an employee after a change in management necessitated the need. In addition, she is a Foreign Exchange Coordinator with Educatius, Inc. for the program at Maynard High School.

Her volunteer work has included The Community School Board of Directors , Maynard (2004-present), Chairperson Maynard High School PTO (2006-present), School Site Council, Maynard High School, Town of Maynard Search Committees: Superintendent of Schools, Maynard Town Administrator (2x), Middle School Principal(2x), High School Principal, Town Manager, Registrar & Treasurer:  Maynard Youth Soccer Board, Maynard Food Pantry volunteer.

MaryEllen has lived in Maynard for 25 years with her husband and four children, one of whom is still in high school.

Peggy McGillin

Peggy has been building organizations through meaningful relationships for over 30 years. As the founder, owner and principal of Journey Wealth Partners in Concord, Massachusetts she works with people to ensure their resources align with their most deeply held values. Peggy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She is a member of the Massachusetts Financial Planning Association and the Concord Chamber of Commerce, and Provisors. She has extensive leadership experience with WOWFactor, Inc. an Internet firm she founded, AT&T, and both venture-backed and closely held firms.

She earned her Masters of Business Administration at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Peggy and her husband Frank recently moved from Concord to Cambridge and Nantucket Mass. after raising three children. Peggy is a member of the National Charity League, and rode and raised funds for the Pan-Mass Challenge in 2014 and 2015 and is committed for 2017. She is on the capital campaign advisory committee for Open Table in Maynard and Concord.

Svetlana Morozli

Svetlana Morozli has worked in the HR Department of trading and production companies in Crimea, Ukraine. She received a Masters degree in Psychology in Crimea and also worked as a relationship counselor before moving to the US in 2016. Her US work experience includes work as a service coordinator at an adult day health center for Russian-speaking seniors.

She strongly believes in the power of deep connections between people, and believes that good relationships keep people happier and healthier. This, and the fact that Open Table’s mission mirrors her own values, is why she chooses to give her time here.

Mary Cornish Siegel

Mary Siegel comes to Open Table via a connection with a faith group that regularly volunteers in OT’s Pantry. She has volunteered in various roles with the Pantry, and Community dinners, and now looks forward to serving in this new capacity on Open Table’s Board. Mary has an undergraduate degree from Duke and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale. Past experience includes working in the finance arm of several non-profits (Save the Children, Yale University, American Electric Power), and being the Director of Human resources and CFO of Datafarm, Inc. In recent years, she has become a volunteer Puppy Raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a national organization which provides assistance dogs (free of charge) for children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Mary has had various positions of leadership on school and community boards in the past and currently serves as Council and Outreach Committee chair of Memorial Congregational Church (MCC) in Sudbury.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Bill Thornburg
TREASURER

Bill has been involved with Open Table pantry operations, community meals and fundraising for many years in various roles. Bill has a BS degree in Math and Computer Science from Colorado State University and an MBA from the University of Colorado. Retired from a career in information technology in healthcare, Bill now volunteers for non-profits operating in areas about which he is passionate, including Supportive Living, Inc., an organization that improves the quality of life for individuals with brain injury, The Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Concord REUSIT and Open Table.

Bill sums up his philosophy: “In today’s economic and political environment, with huge gaps between the ‘haves’ and ‘have-nots’, Open Table occupies an important and often unfulfilled void.  Our services certainly benefit our guests, but we, as a community, are equally enriched through our process of giving our time and money to make Open Table an asset that enhances the community while helping those in need.”

Bill is an enthusiastic traveler and enjoys outdoor activities especially running, biking and gardening.  When you pass the organic mini-farm stand in Concord with “Donations to Open Table” you know you’re in Bill’s neighborhood.

Patty Chambers
CLERK

Patty is Vice President and Regional Branch Manager of Middlesex Bank in Maynard, and has been with the bank in various roles since 1977. She is currently a Library Trustee with the town of Maynard and a corporator with Emerson Hospital. Well connected to the Maynard community, she had previously been on the town’s Finance and Facilities Committees, and was a member of the Friends of the Maynard Public Library. Patty also served on the Assabet Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Stefanie Cloutier

Stefanie Cloutier brings to Open Table the public relations and communications experience she has honed in the arts, education and nonprofit worlds. Most recently, Stefanie worked for Perkins School for the Blind, writing magazine articles, blog posts, web pages and promotional materials as well as contributing to the development of a new website. As a freelancer, she has developed media campaigns and generated publicity to promote local organizations. Stefanie volunteers at Open Table and has been an active member and served on the boards of the Concord Players and Friends of the Library. Stefanie lives in Concord with her husband and two children.

Brendon Donnellan

Brendon Donnellan is an Investment Management Executive with extensive experience successfully collaborating with firms seeking to improve operational effectiveness, strategic development, regulatory compliance, and risk management.  He is currently a Senior Vice President and Risk Director responsible for risk management of Citizens Bank Capital Markets business. Prior to that he was a Managing Director at BNY Mellon and has experience in finance and financial services firms, including; Ernst and Young, PNC Financial, PwC, Equitable Resources, and the Bank of New York.  In addition, Brendon has served on a variety of for-profit Boards in a director and/or CEO capacity.

Brendon is a volunteer coach for Sudbury Youth Soccer and has helped organize the golf tournament fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Assabet Valley.  He was also named as the co-executive of the year for the New York Chapter of NBMBA for his work promoting diversity in hiring while at BNY Mellon.  Brendon has volunteered at Open Table unloading trucks and has made attendance at our events a family activity.  Brendon is looking forward to expanding his involvement in Open Table.

Brendon has an MS in Industrial Administration (MBA) from the Tepper School at Carnegie Mellon University and a BA in Economics from Boston College. He lives in Sudbury with his wife, Christa, and their two sons aged 10 and 11.

Barbara Epstein

Barbara has been an attorney at the Acton law firm Scheier & Katin, P.C. since 1999. She became a shareholder of the firm in 2010 and a Principal in 2012. Her legal practice focuses on estate planning, estate and trust administration, and planning for beneficiaries with special needs. She is a member of the Massachusetts Women’s Bar Association.

Barbara currently serves on the Open Space Committee in Acton. Other volunteer activities include six years on the Acton Conservation Commission, including three years as chairperson, volunteering for Acton Community Supper, and serving as parent member of the Acton-Boxborough High School Principal Search Committee.

Barbara lives in Acton with her husband and two dogs, Moose and Dakota. Her interests include running, bicycling, downhill skiing, swimming and travelling to new places.

Michele Fisher

Michele currently works on the Community Initiatives Team at The Greater Boston Food Bank responsible for developing partnerships and managing programs at schools, community health centers, community colleges and senior centers in eastern Massachusetts. Michele has experience managing small residential properties, an activity she maintains to this day. Her volunteer experience includes work with Holy Family Parish, including serving on the Parish Pastoral Council, Concord public schools, Girl Scouts and she currently serves on the board of Bridges Together, an organization that provides & advocates for intergenerational programming. Michele’s first knowledge of Open Table came through one of her children who volunteered at the Concord site.

She lives in Concord with her husband, Chris, and her pet dog, Willow. Michele has four grown children.

Kathryn Condon Grace

Katie Condon Grace is the Medical-Legal Partnership attorney at MetroWest Legal Services, a non-profit organization that provides free legal aid to low-income individuals. The Medical-Legal Partnership allies doctors and lawyers, combining the strengths of both professions in order to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Katie has extensive experience as both an attorney and volunteer in the non-profit world. She began her legal career as a para-legal in Chicago where she represented low-income HIV-positive clients in Social Security disability hearings and assisted staff attorneys in representing clients in asylum and HIV-related discrimination cases.  As a legal intern in Boston she worked with clients with mental disorders.  As a law clerk in a private firm, Katie was a member of a 5-person team representing Connecticut death row inmate in habeas corpus proceedings; and at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau she worked as a staff attorney on the Elder Services Project conducting client intakes, identifying legal issues, and advising clients of their legal rights regarding public benefits, consumer debt, and landlord/tenant disputes

Katie joins the Board in hopes that her skills will help further the goals of ending hunger and food insecurity, upholding dignity, and building a community of support. Katie received her law degree from Boston College Law School and her undergraduate degree in psychology from Boston College.

Connie Johnson

Connie has been involved with fundraising and sales for close to 30 years. In her current position, she is responsible for raising private funds to support biomedical research at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Previously, Connie spent 15+ years as national marketing manager for Bruker Biospin, selling capital equipment to scientists and executives in the life science industry. She has served on the Board of Directors for Concord Children Center where she chaired the Annual Gala and led the newsletter committee. Connie has also served on the Concord Board of Assessors for five years, was a volunteer for the Asperger’s Association of New England, and volunteered as a tutor for English at Large. She currently chairs the Capital Campaign Advisory Committee for Open Table.

Connie lives in Concord with her husband and two cats, Beckham and Ronaldo. Her two children have left the nest, but the family cats will remain at home clearing the neighborhood of mice and moles.

Bill Keller

Bill, a graduate of SUNY Stony Brook and Boston University School of Law, currently practices in Framingham with the firm of Krasnow, Keller and Boris, PC. His concentrations include real estate, Worker’s Compensation, and Social Security disability. Bill’s recognition of the need for organizations like Open Table harkens back to his days on the Board of Assessors when he conducted hearings on real estate tax abatement applications based on financial hardship (so called Clause 18 abatements). Bill has served in town government in several capacities including Selectman, on the Planning Board, and the Board of Assessors. He has been involved with many civic, youth sports, and charitable activities. He serves on the board of the Sudbury Friends of Park & Recreation. He joins the Board in hopes that his skills as an attorney and experience in local town government will help to promote the goals of ending hunger, caring for families, and creating community.

Bill and his wife Myra live in Sudbury where they raised their now adult children, Stephen and Marisa. Bill & Myra are members of Congregation Beth El and are proud of their congregation’s hosting of the MetroWest Free Medical Clinic.

MaryEllen K. McCarthy

MaryEllen has over 25 years’ experience in Human Resources, specializing in Training and Leadership Development for organizations such as Lahey Clinic and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as independent consulting for various Human Resources projects. MaryEllen has an MSM in Management, specializing in Training and Development from Lesley University and a BS in Psychology from Bridgewater University.

After many years of volunteering on the board of The Community School, she agreed to take on the HR/Payroll functions as an employee after a change in management necessitated the need. In addition, she is a Foreign Exchange Coordinator with Educatius, Inc. for the program at Maynard High School.

Her volunteer work has included The Community School Board of Directors , Maynard (2004-present), Chairperson Maynard High School PTO (2006-present), School Site Council, Maynard High School, Town of Maynard Search Committees: Superintendent of Schools, Maynard Town Administrator (2x), Middle School Principal(2x), High School Principal, Town Manager, Registrar & Treasurer:  Maynard Youth Soccer Board, Maynard Food Pantry volunteer.

MaryEllen has lived in Maynard for 25 years with her husband and four children, one of whom is still in high school.

Peggy McGillin

Peggy has been building organizations through meaningful relationships for over 30 years. As the founder, owner and principal of Journey Wealth Partners in Concord, Massachusetts she works with people to ensure their resources align with their most deeply held values. Peggy is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional. She is a member of the Massachusetts Financial Planning Association and the Concord Chamber of Commerce, and Provisors. She has extensive leadership experience with WOWFactor, Inc. an Internet firm she founded, AT&T, and both venture-backed and closely held firms.

She earned her Masters of Business Administration at New York University’s Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern University. Peggy and her husband Frank recently moved from Concord to Cambridge and Nantucket Mass. after raising three children. Peggy is a member of the National Charity League, and rode and raised funds for the Pan-Mass Challenge in 2014 and 2015 and is committed for 2017. She is on the capital campaign advisory committee for Open Table in Maynard and Concord.

Julie Neubauer

Julie represents the voice of our guests at Open Table, and regularly escorts a person to both our Concord and Maynard sites for dinner and pantry services. Her past work experience has included being a sales associate T.J. Maxx, a claims representative at Tufts Health and working in TV production when in college. Julie is a very active volunteer in grey hound dog adoption, helping people understand more about the breed and why they make wonderful pets. She was involved in the political campaign to stop dog racing in Massachusetts – legislation that successfully passed several years ago.

Mary Cornish Siegel

Mary Siegel comes to Open Table via a connection with a faith group that regularly volunteers in OT’s Pantry. She has volunteered in various roles with the Pantry, and Community dinners, and now looks forward to serving in this new capacity on Open Table’s Board. Mary has an undergraduate degree from Duke and a Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale. Past experience includes working in the finance arm of several non-profits (Save the Children, Yale University, American Electric Power), and being the Director of Human resources and CFO of Datafarm, Inc. In recent years, she has become a volunteer Puppy Raiser for Canine Companions for Independence, a national organization which provides assistance dogs (free of charge) for children, adults and veterans with disabilities. Mary has had various positions of leadership on school and community boards in the past and currently serves as Council and Outreach Committee chair of Memorial Congregational Church (MCC) in Sudbury.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]