Meet the 2012-2013 Parent Talk Board of Directors, the most committed volunteers in this volunteer driven organization. Co-Presidents Mary Richman and Kate Owens remain for their second year in that position, as do Mary Beth Remorenko as Clerk, Betsy Miller as chair of Community Relations, Myrna Zakarian as co-chair of Events, Katie Alwart as co-chair of Fundraising, and Ann Lyons as chair of the Membership committee.
Joining them for the 2012-2013 board:
Nar Lee is our new Treasurer.
Nicola Dempsey is joining Myrna Zakarian as co-chair of Events.
Julia Sappenfield has taken the lead on the Lecture Committee.
Melissa Crowe has taken on the Chair of the Marketing Committee.
Tricia Burch is joining Katie Alwart as co-chair of Fundraising.
Wendy Todd has taken on the Playspace Committee Chairmanship.
Parent Talk’s fiscal year begins in June, as does the board year. Board positions are held by the Chairpersons of key committees; people who also commit to monthly board meetings and supporting one another’s work by volunteering with projects and events throughout the year.
Parent Talk encourages committee chair people to co-chair their committees, ideally having overlap from year to year between a new co-chair and a co-chair who has a year of experience. Outgoing board members include Ryan McDonnell, who served for four years as treasurer, Cathy Memory, who served as Marketing Chair, Sari Musman as Lecture Chair (though she filled the 2012-2013 schedule with lectures before turning the position over to Julie Sappenfield!), Lollie Weeks as Communications Chair, Nicole Maffeo as co-chair of Events, Sarah Dussault as co-chair of Fundraising, and Ginger Bunn and Lauren Koweleski as co-chairs of the playspace. We thank them all for the work that they did for Parent Talk in these positions, wish them well in new endeavors, and look forward to working with them in other capacities at Parent Talk.
To learn more about Parent Talk’s board members, see our website at www.parenttalk.info, click on board under the About Us tab.
About the Author
Mary Celeste lives with her husband and three children in Boston and is very excited to be working with Parent Talk.