The Board of Directors are volunteers dedicated to the welfare of children. They are responsible for the financial aspects of the Club and carry its Mission into the Community.
Stan Szwartz, President
Stan, a resident of Salem, graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Economics and from Salem State College with an MAT in Mathematics. He teaches at the Brookwood School.
"There is always something fun and exciting for the kids to do, and meet friends. My son loves going to the Club!"
Gregory Richard, Vice President
Greg is a graduate of Union College and Suffolk Law School. He practices law at the law firm of Johnson & Borenstein in Andover.
"I joined the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem because the youth of our community deserve a fun and safe place to learn and grow so they may one day lead our community to greater heights."
Douglas Thorpe, Treasurer
Doug lives in Melrose and is a partner and CPA for the firm Johnson O'Connor Feron & Carucci in Wakefied. Doug graduated with a B.S. degree from Providence College.
"From my childhood experiences at a Boys & Girls Club I understand the impact this organization provides to kids by enabling them to reach their full potential in a safe and encouraging environment."
Peter Mason, Secretary
Peter, a resident of Beverly, is the Director of Marketing and Communications at The Governor's Academy. He graduated from Bates College with a B.A.; from Endicott College with an Ed.M.; and from Lesley University with a Ph.D.
"I am a Board member to be part of an organization in the town that I grew up in that focuses exclusively on improving the lives of young people."
Don received a B.A. from Bridgewater State College and a M.Ed. in Curriculum Development from Michigan State University. He is a retired educator with the Department of Defense Dependents Schools.
"I serve on the Board because I see the positive difference the Club is making in the lives of Salem's youth. It's a privilege to be part of a team that has such a long history of bringing out the best in our next generation."
John developed Essex Office Supply into a $30M business before giving it to his employees. He has been helping non-profits through his work with Salem Housing Authority, Northeast ARC, the Food Bank and others. Now John feels very strongly about helping the children at our Club because he had a very difficult childhood but was able to persevere and become a successful adult with a happy and rewarding life.
"For many years I have been follower of the Boys & Girls Club and the good work they do in our community. After over fifty years of " helping out" I consider this the frosting on the cake. Thanks to the Board of Directors for inviting me help out"
Nate has served as the Assistant Dean for the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) since 2009, ensuring that students are getting the support they need both academically and developmentally. He enjoys providing access and opportunity for the academically gifted as well as those students who would benefit from the many academic support services the university has to offer. Nate has been our volunteer Shamrock Sweepstakes MC for many years and was a previously a Board Member.
“I joined the Board because I wanted to be part of a community that is supportive, encouraging, and instills a can-do attitude, which will ultimately, help our youth make a better life for themselves, their family, and their community.”
Elizabeth (Lisa) Golden
Lisa, a resident of Swampscott, received a B.A. in Education from UMass Amherst, an M.Ed. from Lesley College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from Salem State University. Lisa is Assistant Principal and Director of Operations and School Culture at Collins Middle School.
"I am thrilled to have this opportunity to further support and develop the Club for all students in Salem!"
Scott has been at Tinti, Quinn, Grover & Frey, P.C. since 1985 specializing in land use, real estate development, commercial and residential real estate lending, condominium law, leasing and tax title and mortgage foreclosures. He has volunteered as a judge for our Youth of the Year competition and has been a member of our Facilities Committee for over a year.
“I joined the Board of the Boys and Girls Club after I met some of the dedicated staff and the amazing kids. They inspired me to join them in the remarkable work of the Club.”
Cynthia has a master’s degree in English with a concentration in creative writing from Salem State University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in secondary education from Salem State University. Cynthia Johnson is a Senior Health Editor for EBSCO Information Services in Ipswich, MA. Prior to joining EBSCO Information Services, Cynthia worked as a freelance writer.
"A strong community thrives from the efforts of caring individuals who connect with those around them to make change."
Mary, a Salem native, is the retired Principal of the Collins Middle School. Mary received a B.A. in English from Salem State College, a M.Ed in Recreation from Boston University and an M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Salem State College.
"Board membership opens up a whole spectrum of opportunities for me to be able to contribute to the well-being of Salem's youth."
Deborah Moore Lai
Deborah, is a cell biologist at Merck Research Laboratories. Deborah received her B.S. in Biology at Drury University, an M.B.A. at Endicott College and a Ph.D. in Parsitology at Ohio University.
Milan is Principal Executive for Patel Group in Salem. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University
“Being a Board member allows me the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of children from my hometown.”
Victor is a Global Real Estate Advisor and Realtor for Sotheby's Realty. He received his Bachelor's degree from Salem State University in 2004.
Brian attended Boston College where he received a B.S. in General Management and an MBA in Finance from Suffolk University. Brian is a Vice President for Commercial Lending at Eastern Bank. Prior to that he has held positions at People's United Business Capital and the Massachusetts Division of Banks. Brian has been looking for a volunteer opportunity and was impressed with our Club when he took a tour and learned about our Mission.
"I joined the board of the Boys and Girls Club as I wanted to be an active member of an Organization that plays such as vital role in development of local youth in our communities."