Meet Our Volunteers

Board of Directors

Bill Moore

Executive Director, Chair of the Board

Bill Moore is the CEO & President the of Project New Hope Inc. Served in the United States Air Force as a Crash, Rescue, Firefighter from 1976 to 1980. He earned a bachelor of science in liberal studies and a master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Assumption College. Prior to starting PNH, Bill worked for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He retired in 2007.

Rick Cehon

Treasurer

Rick Cehon is the Treasurer for Project New Hope Inc. Rick is currently a Program Manager at Fidelity Investments and a part time professor at Clark University in Worcester. He currently lives in Leicester, MA with his wife and 2 sons. Rick has been volunteering in the community as the current Scoutmaster for Troop 123, Chairman of the Town Administrator Search Committee in 2013, Past President of the Leicester Town Band, Inc. and Leicester Community Music School. Rick holds a Master of Science in Information Technology from Clark University and a Bachelor of Arts from Assumption College.

Robyn Coons

Assistant Treasurer

Robyn Coons is the Assistant Treasurer of Project New Hope. CDR Robyn Coons is an Officer in the United States Public Health Service (USPHS) and currently detailed to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Robyn has a master’s degree in social work and is one year away from receiving her doctoral degree in public health.

Patty Moore

Assistant Treasurer

Patty Moore has worked at Arbor Counseling Services for the past 11 years as administrative assistant. Her father served in the United States Navy. Patty takes great pride in helping Veterans and their families.

Anne Treadwell

Assistant Treasurer

Anne Treadwell serves on the Board of Directors since 2017. Anne is currently attending the RN program at Excelsior College in Albany N.Y. She holds a Bachelor Science Degree 1999 in Health from Worcester State University and an Associate Arts Degree from Quinsigamond Community College 1995. Anne enjoys giving back to her community and lives in Spencer Massachusetts with her husband Nick.

Nick Treadwell

Assistant Treasurer

Nick Treadwell serves on the Board of Directors since 2017. Nick is a Commercial Truck Driver and served five years in the U.S.M.C. from 1999 to 2003 AAV Mechanic. Nick served in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 with the 24th MEU (SOC). Nick enjoys giving back to his fellow Vets and their families.

Carlos Ramos Rivera

Carlos Ramos Rivera works for the Drug Enforcement Administration, and currently lives in Douglas with his wife, Luz. He served in the PNH Advisory Board prior to joining the Board of Directors. He retired as the Senior Enlisted Adviser/State Command Sergeant Major of the Massachusetts National Guard, and is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan. Carlos holds a Master of Arts in Executive Leadership, and is currently pursuing an MBA from Endicott College.

Board Members

Donna Moore

Along with her husband Bill, is a founding member of Project New Hope, Inc. and the known heart of the organization.  Her smile and energetic personality are contagious and known to bring a smile to people’s faces. As the Volunteer Coordinator for Project New Hope, Inc, these same characteristics can be felt at the events she helps organize.

Of all her accomplishments, including working thirty plus years at Reliant Medical Group within in the Occupational Department, Donna is most proud to be the grandmother to four grandchildren and mother to three children, one of which, Erin Moore, served in the Massachusetts Air National Guard and in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2015/2016.

Tom Stewart

Tom Stewart is a retiring Army Colonel after over 31 years, to include service in Afghanistan as an Infantry Battalion Commander. He is transitioning to Nichols College as the Associate Dean of the Graduate & Professional Studies Program where he has taught as an Assistant Professor of Leadership. He is enrolled as a candidate for the Doctorate of Executive Leadership at the University of Charleston, WV; holds a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and an MBA from Nichols College. He has experienced first-hand the benefits of Project New Hope and looks forward to giving back on the Advisory Board. His wife and three daughters are from Sturbridge/Brimfield where he also coaches youth softball.

Tammy Berthiaume

Tammy Berthiaume works as an account executive in the eyeware industry for a large international manufacturer. She lives in Leicester, MA with her husband and two daughters. She served as a retreat volunteer in Project New Hope’s first year, became Treasurer from 2011 to 2014 and then served as an Advisory Board member from 2014 to 2018.

Jeff Berthiaume

Jeff Berthiaume works for IBM in their Watson Talent division, responsible for HR related software and services. He lives in Leicester with his wife Tammy and their two daughters. He volunteered on the Personnel Board in Leicester from 2011 to 2013, the Town Administrator Search Committee in 2013 and currently on the Leicester Boy Scout Troop 123 Board of Review. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Worcester State University.

Office Staff

Worcester Office

Susan Wilder

Executive Assistant to President & CEO Bill Moore

Susan has more than 35 years in the Health Care Field, specializing in HIPPA, Privacy Management, Provider and Patient Relations, Susan is a great advocate for the people. These qualifications, along with having a strong focus on structure and organization, is what makes Susan a perfect match for the Executive Assistant role. In her spare time, Susan enjoys traveling with her husband and spending quality time with her granddaughter!

Betty Benoit

Betty Benoit works in the Project New Hope Inc., Worcester office. Her late husband Roy F. Benoit was a Korean War Purple Heart Recipient.  (Betty is an Associate Member) After Roy passed away, Betty wanted to Honor his memory and continued volunteering at Project New Hope Inc. and was hired part-time in 2017.

Dave Kendrick

Dave Kendrick volunteers in Project New Hope’s Worcester office. Dave served in the United States Air Force as a Jet Mechanic from 1964 to 1968. He served in Vietnam from 1966 to 1967 and was stationed at PHU CAT Air Base in South Vietnam and was Honorably discharged in 1968. Dave worked in the Automotive Industry and retired in 2015.

Westfield Office

Tom Lamica

Tom Lamica works at the Project New Hope’s Westfield office. He was active duty Air Force as Security Police K-9 from 1987 to 1992 and then served in the Air Force Reserves from 1992 to 2004. Tom retired from the Chicopee Police Department in 2004.

Brooke Calloway

Brooke Calloway volunteers in Project New Hope’s Westfield office. She is the proud wife of an active duty Marine and serves as a family readiness assistant for his unit. Brooke has a personal understanding of raising a family within the military life and is honored to help veterans and their families as well.

Advisory Board Members

Role of Advisory Board in a Nonprofit.

A nonprofit seeks community members who are willing to advise the nonprofit, particularly those with expertise in areas that the nonprofit’s staff or governing board members do not have. Nonprofits are required by law to have governing boards, but not advisory boards.

An advisory board functions like a committee of the formal board but without legal responsibilities. Formed to give advice and recommendations to a nonprofit’s governing board and management, an Advisory Board works toward a specific goals like fund raising, technical assistance, assessment of a program’s impact and serving as a public advocate for the organization.

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