Meet Our Volunteers
Donna Moore is the heart of Project New Hope, Inc. Donna has retired from her thirty year position in the Occupational Department with Reliant Medical. Donna brings a smile to everyone as she organizes events, serves as a Volunteer Coordinator and keeps things running smoothly. Of all her accomplishments, Donna is most proud of her children and four grandchildren. She is a Blue Star mother with a daughter Erin Moore, who is serving in the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
Erin Moore serves on the Board of Directors since 2011. Erin works at UNUM in Worcester, Massachusetts. She served six years in the Massachusetts Air National Guard with the 102ndIntelligence Wing at Joint Base Cape Cod, MA. She served in support of Operation Enduring Freedom October 2015 to April 2016. She is currently attending the University of Massachusetts Lowell working towards her MBA. Erin lives in Worcester, Massachusetts with her son.
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.
Carlos O. Ramos Rivera
Donna Moore serves on the Board of Directors of Project New Hope, Inc., since 2011. Donna retired from her thirty-year position in the Occupational Department of Reliant Medical. Donna serves as the Volunteer Coordinator and keeps things running smoothly. Donna lives in Leicester, Massachusetts with her husband Bill and has four children and four grandchildren.
Susan Wilder is the 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 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.
Vivian Stom volunteers in our Project New Hope Inc., Worcester office. Vivian is passionate about giving back to our veteran community & their family and was instrumental in putting together the Sully Strong Baby Pantry. Pictured with Vivian is her son Yanni whose in his senior year at Oxford High School and participates in the JROTC program. Yanni also volunteers at our Worcester office.
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.
Tom Lamica works at the Project New Hope’s Holyoke 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 volunteers in Project New Hope’s Holyoke 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.