Laura McGee – Chair
Laura McGee is a Real Estate Broker at Afonso Real Estate in Milford, MA. She is an active member of the Realtor Association of Central MA (RACM) with the Community Action Committee and has been instrumental in raising many thousands of dollars for RCAP Solutions families through her generous volunteer efforts. Prior to becoming a realtor, Laura was an Account Executive for WSRS/WTAG Radio and the Underwriting Accounts Manager for WICN Jazz Radio. She received her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She has held several roles in the field of broadcasting and communications since 1986. She has served as President of the Tucson Chapter of Women in Radio and Television Board of Directors; held a position on the Uxbridge School Committee and as Vice President of the UHS Booster Club. She has a strong commitment to underprivileged individuals and is passionate about RCAP’s mission and supporting the organization with her unique expertise in both housing and communications.
Kenneth D. Reid, CAE – Treasurer
Kenneth D. Reid, CAE, served as CEO of the American Water Resources Association, a scientific, educational association involved in research, planning and management from 1981-2019. He was a member of the American Society of Association Executives’ Board and was named to the first class of Future Leaders. He is a recipient of the American Society of Association Executives’ Key Award. Additional volunteer experience includes the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives Foundation Board, Past Chair of the Northeast Board of Regents of the Institute for Organizational Management, and Board of Trustees. He was the first elected US Association Member of the Board of Governors of the World Water Council, and Past President of the George Mason University Alumni Association Board of Trustees. He currently serves on several local boards within his community. Mr. Reid earned a MS in Environmental Studies from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a BS in Biology from George Mason University. He brings extensive knowledge of the water industry, along with organizational leadership, management, governance, community building, funding sources, strategic planning, branding, and executive succession experience.
With almost 50 years of experience, Mr. Allen has dedicated his career to housing and rural community service. After nine years of working in the collegiate residential life sector, Mr. Allen began his 26-year career at RCAP Solutions as Director of Rental Assistance. In this role, he managed the affordable housing assistance program for 3 years, more than doubling the program from 1200 units to 2600 units. As Associate Executive Director, Mr. Allen increased his oversight responsibility to also include property management, housing counseling, and the environmental technical assistance programs. He then moved into the role of Assistant Executive Director, taking on additional responsibilities including reorganization, management, and human resources. Mr. Allen retired from the organization as Executive Vice President, responsible for all mission related activity and contract deliverables, expanding and improving services, strategic planning, monitoring financial performance, coordinating state and federal public policy efforts, ensuring compliance with organizational standards and policies, and serving on the executive leadership team. Mr. Allen currently works as Management Specialist for Keene Housing in Keene, NH. He is a former board member of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership, past executive committee member of the Massachusetts Rural Development Council, past president of the Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts, and a past board member of the Housing Information Center. He is currently active as a board member and treasurer for Homeowner Options for Massachusetts Elders, in Lowell, MA; and is the past club president and active member of the Keene Kiwanis Club board of directors, and community services and membership committees. He is an active member of the United Church of Christ in Keene, NH, as a member of the church council, ministry coordinator, and several other committees including the executive committee of two capital campaigns that have raised over 2.3 million dollars between them. He also plays hand bells and sings in the choir. Mr. Allen holds a B.A. in History from Bloomfield College, a M.Ed. in College Student Personnel Administration from Pennsylvania State University and has completed doctoral course work in educational administration at Michigan State University
Susan Bachman is the Solutions Marketing Manager, Innovation at AMS in London, UK. A marketing professional with over 15 years of experience, she is a team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. She is detail oriented, and a deadline focused multi-tasker, versed in fast-paced creative environments. Ms. Bachman brings a broad range of professional communications skills to her role as board member including implementing marketing strategies, market research, project management, website management, writing and editing, content management, graphic design, creative concepts, event management, public relations, product demo voice-overs, and vendor management, digital communications, and content management systems. Ms. Bachman received her MA in Visual Communications at San Francisco State University, CA, and a BA in Graphic Design at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA. She received a certificate in Bank Marketing from the American Bankers Association, participated in the North Central MA Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Institute, and the Emerging Leadership LAUNCH program with Fidelity Bank and Nichols College. Her lengthy volunteer experience includes work with the Boston Women’s Leaders Organization, board membership with New England Financial Marketing Association (NEFMA), Marketing Strategic Planning committee with the Greater Gardner Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Leadership Connection Board with the North Central MA Chamber of Commerce, Community Care Crew Chair and Heart Club Co-Chair at Fidelity Bank, and the United Way.
Julie Carroll is a Business Development Consultant with Puzzle HR. She is a human resource operations professional with more than 25 years of experience in diverse business environments. Her portfolio includes proven achievements in business operations management, risk management, employee relations, training, and development. She is a self-starter; dependable, highly motivated and a thorough performer with a demonstrated ability to work with all levels of management to design, develop and implement strategies to improve business and employee performance, and can effectively inspire others to achieve individual and corporate goals. Ms. Carroll is also a Real Estate Sales Agent with Keller Williams Realty, Inc. and brings community development experience as a former planning board member for the town of Boxborough, MA. Ms. Carroll received her AAS in Liberal Studies at Middlesex Community College in Bedford, MA, and a Professional Human Resources (PHR) certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) in Alexandria, VA. She brings a wide range of specialties in operations, HR implementation, employer and employee regulations, small business operations and employee engagement to her role as board member.
Timothy Grinham is a Commercial Banking and Lending Specialist at S&P Global Market Intelligence in Boston, MA. With his professional background in technology, banking, lending, and real estate, he brings over 20 years of experience in finance, investment, and sales management and offers extensive knowledge of working with federal funding sources, financing, managing customer accounts and portfolios, developing business opportunities, customer service and training to his role on the board. Mr. Grinham received his BA in Business Management from Johnson State College in Johnson, VT. His volunteer experience includes board membership with Worcester Community Housing Resources, the Town of Paxton Capital Improvements Committee, and as a mentor for SBA workshops and business incubation companies in and around MA.
Henry Noël Jr.
Henry Noël Jr. is an Investment Director with Boston Impact Initiative LLC. in Boston, MA, a nonprofit investing fund working to build a future where entrepreneurs of color and their communities have the financial, social, and political power to create a sustainable, inclusive, and equitable economy for generations to come. He has over 20 years of investment experience with an expertise in analysis, valuation, management, and sales. He has volunteered as a mentor with Entrepreneurship for All, a nonprofit that partners with communities nationwide to help under-represented individuals start and grow their businesses through training, mentorship, and an extensive support network. Mr. Noël earned an MBA from the Hofstra University, Zarb School of Business in Hempstead, NY, and a BA in Business Administration from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, MA. He also completed the Oxford University Impact Investing Programme at Said Business School in Oxford UK. Mr. Noël is a passionate champion of social and environmental impact and brings a robust background in business and fund development, investment, financial expertise, strong team management and communication skills.
Tracey Weeden, LCSW/LICSW
Tracey Weeden is the Executive Director of Brockton Behavioral Health Facility at Boston Medical Center. She has extensive experience in the healthcare and nonprofit arena, with a background in social services, mental health, and case management. In her previous position at First Step of Sarasota, she focused on affordable substance abuse treatment. She has experience in managing a private practice as a psychotherapist, and is a former employee of RCAP Solutions, where she was a member of the leadership team, as Director of Counseling and Homeless Services. She is a self-published author and has volunteered for the City of Worcester’s Human Rights Commission and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s suicide prevention initiative. Ms. Weeden earned a MS in social work at Boston University, and is working towards her Doctorate degree in Business Administration with a focus in Health Services Administration at Northcentral University. She brings a deep understanding of the programmatic, funding, and strategic needs of the organization, along with nonprofit management, fundraising and community outreach.