2020 was a year of change for the world. MFOFC was no exception. In June, the Board accepted the resignations of O. Sophia Johansson and Sandra Kinney as Co-Chairs, Sandy Lebon as Treasurer, and Ann Berube as Clerk.
While all will remain active and committed members of the Board, each had personal reasons for stepping down from their Executive position.
An Interim Board was elected with Sandra Kinney and Rania Kelly serving as Co-Chairs, and Lauri Medeiros, Sagrario Guerrero, and Kathy Healy Norton serving as as Vice-Chairs.
The MFOFC Board of Directors is hosting a Special Election on August 3, 2020 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, via a Zoom Conference Call to fill the following four positions: Co-Chairs (two positions, President & Vice President), Treasurer, and Clerk and YOU are invited!
You are invited to:
- Cast your vote!
- Submit nominations, including yourself, for any open position!
- Join a passionate Board, leading a vibrant organization in pursuit of improved community support and services options for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Sandra HellerCo-Chair, President
As a parent of a 33 year old son with Down Syndrome and years of experience in the disability field I have a vested interest in assuring that MFOFC continues to develop as a state, national and international advocacy organization.
I have for the past 27 years dedicated my life to advocate for all and as graduate of 1993 Mass Families Organizing for Change Family Leadership have been involved in MFOFC and gained the skills and knowledge to continue the journey to have an impact for all.
Rania KellyCo-Chair, Vice President
MFOFC has changed my family’s life, as I am sure it has done for your family. This organization has challenged me to imagine better, has taught me how to advocate for my family, how to access resources to support my family, and pushed me to dream big for my little guy.
I am passionate about disability/chronic illness rights, and architectural/design accessibility (physical, intellectual, sensory). I am new to the word of non-profits but believe that my 20-years of professional experience in the private sector (specifically architecture, engineering, and marketing) brings valuable skills to the board and organization.
Sherraine Glover DiazTreasurer
I am an immigrant from the island of Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies and a citizen of the United States. A graduate from Bentley University in Business Management and I am the Comptroller to the Disability Policy Consortium (CPC). For the past 20 plus years I have worked providing accounting and fiscal services to public/private nonprofit corporations and foundations. Both my professional experience and educational training gives me the advantage of bridging the gap between health and human services policies, and business and financial sector. I am adept in financial management, documentation, collaboration and resources coordination, and regulatory compliance. In addition to my experience and personal qualities, I am extremely enthusiastic about the field and welcome the opportunity to contribute to the work of the Mass Families and Allies Advisory Group.