Board of Directors

Laura M. Downs – Chair
Milford, CT

President of Morrison Downs Associates, Ms. Downs brings 18 years of experience in capacity building, strategic planning and project management services to national foundations and non-profit organizations.  Ms. Down provides her customers services that range from program and initiative design to implementation and evaluation. Ms. Downs major projects have included working with: Graustein Memorial Fund Discovery Initiative, Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition, Grassroots Grant Makers and All of our Kin.  She was a former Senior Associate at Holt, Wexler and Farnam, LLP. Ms. Downs holds a Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Central Connecticut State University.


Heather Dumais – Immediate Past Chair
Southbridge, MA

Heather Dumais is the Assistant Vice President/Commercial Lender at Cornerstone Bank. She has almost 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 joins the RCAP Solutions Board of Directors after serving several years an active member of the Finance Committee.


Timothy Morse, Jr. – Treasurer
Worcester, MA

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.



Carl Allen
Keene, NH







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Chantel L. Bethea
Worcester, MA

Chantel Bethea is the President & CEO of Women In Action, a Women’s Support Group which seeks to empower women of all ages. She is a member of the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women, the Citywide Parent Planning Advisory Council for the City of Worcester and previously served on the Head Start Board of Directors for the Montachusett Opportunity Council in Fitchburg. She holds her associates degree from Mount Wachusett Community College in Liberal Arts.  She is a previous recipient of our programs and is familiar and passionate about the work that RCAP Solutions does for mothers and children throughout Worcester County.

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Laura McGee
Paxton, MA

Laura McGee is a Realtor with Keller Williams Realty.  She was previously an Account Executive for WSRS/WTAG Radio and the Underwriting Accounts Manager for WICN Jazz Radio. She is a transplant from California via Tucson, Arizona where she received her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from the Northern Arizona University of Flagstaff, Arizona.  She has held several roles in the field of broadcasting and communications since 1986.  She served as President of the Tucson Chapter of Women in Radio and Television Board of Directors.  She has a strong commitment to underprivileged individuals and is passionate about RCAP’s mission and supporting the organization with her communications expertise.