Our Board of Directors and Schedule of Board Meetings

Community Teamwork is governed by a twenty-four member Board of Directors.

Volunteer Board Committed to Accountability and Service

Pictured Front Row:  Marie Sweeney, Germaine Vigeant-Trudel, Laura Hodgson, Marty Conway, Bob Correnti – Pictured Middle Row: Glenn Goodman, Sheila Och, Rita O’Brien-Dee, Lynn Roderick, Rita Mercier – Pictured Back Row: Lee Ackerson, David Brown, Bernadette Wheeler, Dennis Piendak

Community Teamwork is fortunate to be governed by 24 dedicated community members. The Community Teamwork Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the entire agency.  This role involves protection of the public interest, being a fiduciary, selecting the executive director and assessing his/ her performance, ensuring compliance with legal and tax requirements, and evaluating the organization’s work.

Low-Income Sector Has a Strong Voice

Community Teamwork’s Board of Directors reflects the shared mission of all of the approximately 1,000 Community Action Agencies across the country – board_chartto ensure that there is a clear connection between people with limited income and the power structure of our community.  This is accomplished through a tri-partite membership structure: at least one-third of the Board’s members represent the low-income community, another third local government and public officials, and another third the private sector such as business, labor, religious and cultural groups, educational entities and social service agencies.  Our board meets at our agency headquarters at 6:30pm on the 4th Wednesday of each month, except during July, August, and December.

Our Board Members

Officers
Glenn Goldman, President
Dennis E. Piendak, Vice President
James B. Hogan, Treasurer
Richard Lemoine, Assistant Treasurer
Shelia Och, Clerk

Private Sector Representatives
Bernadette Wheeler, Former Head Start Parent
Marty Conway, Greater Lowell Central Labor Council
Glenn Goldman, Lowell Five
Khien Awasom-Nkimbeng, African Cultural Association of Lowell
Germaine Vigeant-Trudel, Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership
Dr. Leland Ackerson, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
James Hogan, Big Brother/Big Sister Advisory Council

Public Sector Representatives

City of Lowell

City Councilor Rodney Elliott, Lowell City Council
City Councilor Rita Mercier, Lowell City Council
City Councilor Vesna Nuon, Lowell City Council

Towns
Bob Correnti, Billerica (by BHA Commissioner J. O’Donnell)
Marci Barnes, Chelmsford-Westford (by State Representative Jim Arciero)
Dennis Piendak, Dracut (by Selectperson Alison Hughes)
Marie Sweeney, Tewksbury (by Selectman Todd Johnson)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Rich Lemoine, Tyngsboro (by Selectman Robert Jackson)

Low-Income Representatives

City of Lowell
Marty Hogan, Centralville Neighborhood Action Group
Sheila Och, Lowell Community Health Center                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sovanna Pouv, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association

Towns
Rita O’Brien-Dee, Tewksbury
Mickey Cockrell, Town of Dracut/St. Francis Parish
Lynn Roderick, Westford Council on Aging
Patricia Doherty, Billerica Public Housing

CTI Programs
Jennifer Surprenant, Head Start Policy Council

Non-CTI Low-Income Programs
Attorney David Brown, Northeast Legal Aid

 

Our Board Meeting Schedule 2018

With the exception of the Board Retreat/Board MeeTing of 1/27/18 and the Annual Meeting – both held off-site, all regularly scheduled Board Meetings are held at

155 Merrimack Street, Marjoie McDermott Board Room, 2nd Floor, Lowell MA  01852

Meetings are called to order promptly at 7pm. Public is welcome.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 – Board Retreat and Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 28th

Wednesday, March 28th

Wednesday, April 25th

Wednesday, May 23rd

Wednesday, June 27th

NO FULL BOARD MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST

Wednesday, September 26th

Wednesday, October 24th (Annual Meeting)

Wednesday, November 28th

NO FULL BOARD MEETING IN DECEMBER