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Our mission
 
To promote living well and independently for a lifetime through community engagement and a network of neighborly support.
 
Board of Directors
A working board comprised of the functions listed below and exemplified by resourceful and committed members organized for hands-on leadership of an all-volunteer organization.

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President & Treasurer: Paul Harrington
President & Treasurer: Paul Harrington
President: The President oversees the overall operations of the Village and serves as chairperson of the Board of Directors. The President is a member of the Advisory Council.
         
Treasurer: The treasurer oversees financial management functions including budget, bank relationships, bookkeeping oversight, insurance policies, and financial reports.
      
About Paul: Paul Harrington is a Newburyport resident. He serves as an alternate member of the Newburyport Tree Commission and formerly served as co-chair and treasurer.  Paul is the retired president of E M Duggan, Inc. He has also served as president of the Boston chapter of the Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Association. He was trustee chairman for the Pension Fund of Boston Plumbers Local #12, which included oversight of the Health and Welfare funds. He holds Massachusetts journeyman and master plumber licenses. 


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Clerk: Mary Olson
Clerk: Mary Olson
Clerk: The Clerk oversees preparation and maintenance of board-related documents, including meeting notes and other official records, ensuring that they are accurate and prepared and filed in a timely manner. 

About Mary: Mary has worked as an Executive Assistant for many large organizations; her most recent positions were with The United Way (2004-2009) and the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for the Director of Child Development & Rehabilitation (CDRC) from 2009-2011. Mary learned about Villages while living in Portland, Oregon, and from local friends after moving to Newburyport. She joined the Village to meet new people, participate in social events, and be reassured of the availability of services she may need in the future. As well as being a member of the Board, Mary is a valued member of the Programs and Events team. She has two daughters, one living in England (Mary's accent attests to her English origin), and one in Newburyport, where she also has two grandchildren.



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Strategic Planning & Analysis: Kitty Krajci
Strategic Planning & Analysis: Kitty Krajci
Strategic Planning & Analysis: The Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis engages and facilitates the board in establishing, managing, and evaluating the strategic plan. This includes leading the strategic planning process, establishing and monitoring progress toward goals, measuring the effectiveness of strategic initiatives and programs, ensuring alignment with the organization’s mission, vision, and values, and deepening our understanding of our constituencies.
      
About Kitty: A former bank executive, Kitty leveraged her business experience to become a management consultant, helping companies plan and execute business strategies focused on their stakeholders. She is the author of Change For Good: Making Your Business Sustainable Through a Value-Driven Strategy. Kitty earned her MBA from the University of Pittsburgh and professional certificates in Artificial Intelligence, International Banking and Sustainable Development from New York University, plus accreditation as a LEED Green Associate. She has played an active role in numerous community planning and sustainability initiatives, as well as volunteering for a variety of local non-profits.




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Member Care: Bill Franz
Member Care: Bill Franz
Member Care: The Director of Member Care manages resources to ensure members are satisfied with delivery of the organization's programs and services. This includes managing member on-boarding and outreach (including special membership programs and member-led activities); regularly communicating with members; and directing the efforts of team members who assist with the Member Care function.

     

About Bill: Bill Franz lives in Newburyport and recently retired from a 35-year career in Human Resources Development, working for several small start-up corporations as well as several large multinationals. Bill possesses a doctorate in Human Resources from Boston University, specializing in Training and Organizational Development. In his last position, he served a dual role for a global lighting company, and was responsible for international executive, managerial, and organizational development, and for the human resources administration of several large divisions across NAFTA. With his wife and three children, Bill was a former 30-year resident of Windham, NH.


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Marketing & Communication: Kate Derrick
Marketing & Communication: Kate Derrick
Marketing & Communication:The Director of Marketing & Communication ensures that the communities served by the Village learn about the Village's activities, services, and commitment to "living well and independently for a lifetime." This includes managing the Village's outreach to churches, COAs (Councils on Aging), and individuals interested in the Village.

     

About Kate: Kate worked in higher education publishing for 35 years, including management in sales, marketing, and editorial for Boston publishers Pearson, Houghton Mifflin, and Cengage Learning. Kate and her husband, Tom Lochhaas, and their daughter, moved to Newburyport in 1993. During her career, Kate was recognized as a top performer in sales and new manuscript acquisition, as Manager of the Year, and a few months before retirement, she was honored to receive an innovation award her work on a new online product.


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Programs & Events: Linda Bogdanoff
Programs & Events: Linda Bogdanoff
Programs & Events: The Director of Programs and Events oversees the planning and coordination of educational and cultural programs and social events tailored to the needs and interests of members, volunteers, and the public. This includes managing resources to provide offerings that increase the value of membership.

         

About Linda: Linda Bogdanoff moved to Newburyport in 2008 when her younger child left for college. She is the mother of two daughters and a retired Director of Global Marketing at Philips Healthcare, where she worked in diagnostic imaging for cardiology and women's health. Today, in addition to volunteering for the Greater Newburyport Village, she serves as a member of the Patient Advisory Board of Anna Jaques Hospital. 


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Member Services & Volunteer Care: Bill Jaros
Member Services & Volunteer Care: Bill Jaros
Member Services: The Director of Member Services oversees Concierge and Good Neighbor services, vendor referrals, and other member services. This includes finding a volunteer to perform requested services, handling requests for referrals to professional vendors, handling reservations for Village events, and providing information about the Village to interested parties. 

      

Volunteer Care: The Director of Volunteer Care manages resources to ensure a cadre of qualified volunteers to perform all of the necessary tasks and functions of the Village. This includes recruiting and onboarding volunteers (Village Builders, Good Neighbor Volunteers, Member Services, Vendor programs), handling CORI reviews, regularly communicating with volunteers, and directing team members who assist with the volunteer care function. 
    
About Bill: Bill is a Newburyport resident who retired recently from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Lincoln Laboratory, where he executed and managed numerous projects dealing with the Department of Defense, NASA, FAA and Homeland Security. His earlier career included thirteen years managing radar operations and mission control center activities at the Kwajalein Missile Range located in the Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. Bill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Lowell Technological Institute (currently UMass Lowell) and a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from Northeastern University. A former resident of Concord, Mass., Bill served there as Chairman of the Board of Assessors, Vice President of a chapter of the St. Vincent DePaul Society and a member of a church special events committee.


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Board Development: Hugh Kelleher
Board Development: Hugh Kelleher
Board Development: The Director of Board Development engages and facilitates the board in evaluating its effectiveness.  In close collaboration with the President of the Board, the Director of Board Development plans and organizes activities to ensure the board has an effective balance of knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet its obligations.  This includes evaluating board effectiveness, assisting in the development of a board policy and procedure manual, recruiting new members of the board, managing new board member orientation, creating succession plans for board positions, and identifying board developmental activities.
        
About Hugh: Hugh is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover and Harvard College. For the past 16 years he has worked as the executive director of the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association of Greater Boston. A licensed master plumber, he serves as the chair of $300 million Boston Plumbers Local Health, Annuity and Pension Funds. A resident of Newburyport, Hugh was founding chair of the Newburyport Tree Commission and served on the city’s Charter Commission.


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Web Content Manager: Donna Franz
Web Content Manager: Donna Franz
Web Content Manager: The Web Content Manager works with members of the Board of Directors to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the Greater Newburyport Village website. This includes creating web pages, updating content on existing pages, maintaining calendar entries as provided by the Program & Events team and others, coordinating communications to various groups within the Village, and reviewing the site on a yearly basis. 
     
About Donna: Donna and her husband lived in Windham, NH, for 30 years. They chose to retire to Newburyport because of the city's proximity to Plum Island, its walkability, the activities it offered, but mostly because of the great feeling they got when enjoying the area with their three children when they were young. Before working for 15 years as a technical writer and IT communications specialist in large corporations, Donna taught reading, writing, reading and math readiness skills, and ESL (English as a Second Language). Education: B.A. English from Merrimack College; M.Ed. from Tufts University; Technical Writing Certification from UMass Lowell.



Advisory Council
Former Board Members and respected members of our community, the Advisory Council is dedicated to the mission and vision of the Village and its members serve as advocates for the Village with constituencies, both individuals and organizations.

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Advisory Council Members
Advisory Council Members
Doug Bolick is a Newburyport attorney and long-time resident of the city. He has served as Planning Board Chairman and School Committee member and is currently serving on the Board of Registrars, which oversees local elections. He earned his B.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, his J.D. from George Washington University, and his L.L.M. from Boston University.
      
Anne Ferguson: Anne's career in education has been dedicated to guiding students through the college admission process. For 22 years she was director of college counseling at Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and spent another 10 years as senior associate director at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. She extended her professional commitment by offering educational sessions at national conferences, and serving on numerous committees and boards in the college admission field. Anne and her husband live in Newburyport and often you can find her watching sporting events, a passion she inherited from both of her parents.
    

Fred Hufnagel has lived and worked in Newburyport for many years, serving as Treasurer and President of Essex County Greenbelt Association; Member and Chair of the Newburyport Redevelopment Authority; Board Member and Treasurer of the Newburyport Waterfront Trust; and Board Member and Treasurer of the Women's Crisis Center (subsequently renamed "Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center"). A graduate of Harvard College and University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Fred's career has been in financial management. 
         
Stefanie Hufnagel is a university research scientist in Boston, with a strong interest in local volunteer opportunities in historic garden preservation (at the Museum of Old Newbury and at Maudslay State Park).  She formerly served as a Trustee of the Newburyport Waterfront, member of the Board of the Historical Society of Old Newbury, and President of the League of Women Voters, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Maudslay State Park.  She was also involved in the creation of a book on Newburyport’s garden history, called Gardens of the New Republic: Fashioning the Landscapes of High Street, Newburyport, which won the Massachusetts Historical Commission’s Preservation Award.
   
John W. Pramberg has been a Certified Public Accountant and currently practices law, specializing in the probate and administration of wills and trusts, the establishment and administration of not-for-profit organizations and tax controversy and advice. He is President-Elect of the American Association of Attorney-CPAs. A resident of Newburyport, he has served several terms on both the Newburyport City Council and School Committee. He has also been president of the Newburyport Maritime Society and Custom House Museum and serves as counsel and a trustee of the Wheelwright Scientific Foundation, counsel, trustee and treasurer of the Newburyport Society for the Relief of Aged Men and its Griffin Home, and counsel and trustee of the Moseley Foundation for Social Service.



   

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