Our Board of Directors

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

Volunteer Board Committed to Accountability and Service

boardCommunity 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

Glenn Goldman, President
Dennis E. Piendak, Vice President
James B. Hogan, Treasurer
Richard Lemoine, Assistant Treasurer
Shelia Och, Clerk
Private Sector Representatives
Dr. Leland K. Ackerson, UMass Lowell
Khien Awasom-Nkimbeng, African Cultural Association
Marty Conway, Greater Lowell Central Labor Council
Glenn Goldman, Greater Lowell Chamber Of Commerce
James B. Hogan, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Germaine Vigeant-Trudel, Merrimack Valley Housing Partnership
Bernadette Donovan, Early Learning Programs/Former HeadStart Parent

Public Sector Representatives
Robert M Correnti, Town of Billerica Housing Authority
Richard Lemoine, Tyngsborough Board of Selectmen
Rita Mercier, City of Lowell
Mayor Rodney Elliott, City of Lowell
James Leary, City of Lowell
Dennis Piendak, Town of Dracut
Marie P. Sweeney, Tewksbury Board of Selectmen
Marci Barnes, Towns of Chelmsford & Westford – Representing Representative Arciero

Low-Income Representatives
David A. Brown, Northeast Legal Aid
Mickey Cockrell, Town of Dracut/St. Francis Parish
Patricia Doherty, Billerica
Lois M. Hartley, Westford Council on Aging
Nareth Muong, Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association
Rita O’Brien Dee, Town of Tewksbury
Sheila Och, Lowell Community Health Center
Paulette Renault-Caragianes, Centralville Neighborhood Action Group
Dontashia Smith-Etienne, Head Start Policy Council