Meet Our Team

GOHU Board

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Karin Gaffney

President

Karin’s career spans over 30 years as a banking professional, currently for Bay State Savings Bank in Worcester where she serves as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Karin also served in 2017-2018 as District Governor of Rotary District 7910 which includes 50 Rotary clubs across Central Massachusetts.

In addition to her commitment to Gifts of Hope Unlimited, Karin is an active member of her community, serving on numerous Rotary committees and as a Director of The Nature Connection based in Concord, MA. She additionally serves on several advisory committees for local non-profit boards.

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Karen Cohen

Vice President

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Bonnie Powell

Secretary

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Arvind Goyal

Treasurer

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Nalini Goyal

Assistant Secretary

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Marilyn Ellsworth

Assistant Treasurer

Bonnie-Glass

Bonnie Glass

Member at Large

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Siddhartha Goyal

Member at Large

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Martha Kilcoyne

Member at Large

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Colleen Keelan

Member at Large

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Sujatha Agireddy

Member at Large

Meet Our Advisors

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Alice Sapienza

A Boston native, Alice has an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Stonehill, a master’s in English from Boston College, and MBA and DBA from Harvard Business School. She was a general manager at Beth Israel Hospital (Boston). She designed and taught the Advanced Program for Biomedical Leadership (approximately 15 programs offered in the U.S., Europe, and Japan). She was a visiting professor at Copenhagen Business School

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Amy Unckless

Executive-level expertise in transforming organizations from three perspectives: sales management, business management and people management. Key strengths include overseeing complex relationships, diagnosing and fixing challenged businesses and executing key business priorities to increase growth and profitability.

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Deborah B. Kenealy

Deborah is the Senior Staff Director at the Greater Boston Food Bank, where she manages board relations and governance, and advances the strategic goals of the Senior Leadership team. The Greater Boston Food Bank, New England’s largest food bank and the nation’s 15th largest, distributed 60 million pounds of food last year to over 500 agencies in Eastern Massachusetts.

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Len Simon BSc Pharma, LLB

Len attended Northeastern University, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. After pharmacy school Len enlisted in the Navy Reserves. During that time, he was attached to the destroyer, USS Harlan R. Dickson, whose home port was Boston. He began his legal studies and graduated in 1974 and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar the same year. He was a well-known trial lawyer and now a frequent lecturer and panelist in continuing legal education programs.

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Patricia Hohl

Patricia is the Director at Voices Against Violence where the mission is to reduce the impact of sexual and domestic violence on individuals, families, and the community. Four years ago, she was appointed as a Commissioner on the MetroWest Commission on the Status of Women, a state agency charged with monitoring and advocating for issues that affect women in the MetroWest. Though she is an attorney, Patricia has spent most of her career working for and leading nonprofit organizations. She is also an experienced national trainer having trained teams across the country on a domestic violence homicide prevention model under the Department of Justice.