Chapter Committees

AFP Massachusetts is governed by a volunteer board of directors and a group of planning committees that carry out the important work of the Chapter in line with best-practice standards of association management. To learn more about a committee or to get involved, please contact the committee chair directly or contact

Conference Committee

  • Maribeth Canning, Chair
  • Jonathan Allen
  • Melissa Cording
  • Jennifer Banks
  • Joe Manok
  • O'Neil Outar
  • Maureen Pena
  • Judy Sager
  • Paula Sakey
  • Margaret McNamara - Scholarship Chair


Education & Professional Development

  • Robert Ayles, Chair
  • David Brown, Faculty Lead-Fundamentals
  • David Woodruff, Faculty Lead-Emerging Leaders in Fundraising
  • Kathryn DeRobertis, Meet the Funders Programming
  • Stephanie Truesdell, Meet the Funders Programming
  • Benjamin Flax
  • Kay Moriarty-O'Dwyer
  • Kelsey Petersen
  • Jeremiah Smith



  • Thao Nguyen-Le - Emory University 
  • Erica Cabag - CJP
  • Christopher Thomas - American Cancer Society
  • Elsa Gomes Bondlow (Previous IDEA Fellowship Leadership) - Lindauer 
  • Fatima Harvey - Freedom House
  • Guirlaine Belizaire - Development Guild
  • William Weber - Development Guild

Massachusetts Gives Committee

  • Kate Villa, Chair
  • Sharon Allen
  • Melissa Cording
  • Robin Elkins
  • Stephanie Truesdell

Governance Committee

  • Kate Villa, Chair
  • Melissa Cording
  • Stephanie Truesdell
  • David Woodruff

Sponsorship Committee

  • Allison Mitchell, Chair
  • Maureen Huminik
  • Kelsey Petersen
  • Lisa Vuona


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