Laura McGee – Chair
Laura McGee is a Realtor with Afonso Real Estate. 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 is a transplant from Tucson, Arizona. 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.
Heather Dumais is the Assistant Vice President/Commercial Lender at Cornerstone Bank. She brings thirty years of experience in the banking industry, including positions with Leominster Credit Union, TD Bank, Commerce Bank and Trust and BayBanks, Inc. Ms. Dumais holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston University. Heather joined the RCAP Solutions Board of Directors after serving several years an active member of the Finance Committee.
Tim Morse is the Sales and Customer Service Representative with Miles Press in Worcester. He has extensive experience in the field of printing, having worked for several large firms throughout Worcester County. As a resident of Worcester, Tim brings a strong passion for supporting families and making a difference in the community he works and lives in.
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.
Sharyn Rice worked in the field of education and training for over 35 years, beginning her career in 1977 as a special education teacher and then a guidance counselor. She joined Mount Wachusett Community College in 1988 as a counselor and adjunct faculty member, eventually moving on to other full-time appointments at the College in the fields of job training, continuing education, and workforce development, with a special interest in preparing students for entry into the workforce. Ms. Rice was appointed Dean of Community and Foundation Development at the College in 2002 and promoted two years later to Vice President of Community and Foundation Development. Ms. Rice retired in 2013 as a Senior Vice President and was awarded the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humanities. As a lifelong ambassador of education, Ms. Rice has been an active member in community relations and volunteer work. In addition to her volunteer experience as past board chair at RCAP Solutions, she has also donated her time to the Massachusetts Educational Opportunity Association, the National Council of Educational Opportunity Associations, Association on Higher Education and Disability, The SHINE Initiative and the Wachusett Chamber of Commerce. As a result of her success, Rice was honored with the SHINE Initiative’s “Community Hero Award” in November 2011 and received the Worcester Business Journal’s Outstanding Women in Business Award in 2012. Since her retirement, Ms. Rice continues to volunteer for and support many organizations in the community that benefit individuals, families, living creatures, and our environment. She holds a CAGS in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts, an MA in Counseling Psychology from Anna Maria College, and a BA in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State College.
Karen Slack has worked in the field of education and administration for over forty years. She began her career in 1970 as an elementary school teacher in the Boston Public School System, where she later became Principal in 2000. She then went on to become Principal at the American Indian Christian Mission School in Arizona. Ms. Slack volunteered her time at several nursing homes and hospitals as well during her time in education. Ms. Slack retired in the spring of 2012 and now works as a real estate broker. She holds an MA in Teaching in Earth Science from Bridgewater State University and a BS in Elementary Education from Fitchburg State University.