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ALFA Board of Directors

ALFA is governed by a 25 member Board of Directors, which includes the following:

  • A five member executive committee;
  • A Fitchburg State University liaison;
  • Associate members who advance ALFA’s goals by serving on committees or teaching classes.

ALFA Committees

Executive: President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer
Nomination: Identify and present potential board members.
Publicity: Distribute brochures, make personal presentations and suggest press releases.
Curriculum: Develop classes and brochures.
Meet & Greet: Oversee orientation and class aides.
Special Events: Arrange group trips.
Food for Thought: Organize four or more speaker programs
ALFA-BITS: Produce the twice-yearly ALFA newsletter.
Shirley Pick Spring Series: Organize a one to three-week program to honor ALFA’s founder.
Remembrance: Send flowers, cards when appropriate.

ALFA Board Members:



*Gail Allo Nominations Committee Chair
*Seth Brody ALFA-Bits Committee Chair
Eric Budd  
Debra Faust- Clancy  
*Carol DeCarolis Publicity Committee Chair
*Emily Fine Food for Thought Committee Chair
Sally Hens  
*Joyce Hinckley President
*Gail Hoar Shirley Pick Series Committee Chair
*Joanne Huse Vice President, Secretary
*Carol Cali Kearns Treasurer
Remembrance/Sunshine Committee Chair
*Linda Kennedy Meet and Greet Committee Chair
Nicholas Langhart  
*Lisa Moison Curriculum Committee Chair
Linda Olson Welcoming Committee Chair
Elaine Page  
Karen Pick  
Harry Semerjian  
*Judy Shaughnessy Special Events Committee Co-Chair
Jean Miller *Emeritus  

The Board of Directors meets Every 2nd Tuesday at 2:30pm. For committee meeting dates, please contact the committee chair.

If you need to connect with a board member, please contact the ALFA office at 978-665-3706.