MADCA Elects New President and Board Members

On Wednesday, June 20, nearly 100 MADCA members gathered for the spring/summer general membership meeting.  At this meeting, we sadly bid farewell to outgoing president Karen Frederick from Community Teamwork, Inc. Leo Delaney, the Executive Director for Ellis Memorial and Eldredge Center, Inc. and  former Vice President of MADCA, was elected president. Other officers elected included Sheri Adlin, South Shore Stars as Vice President for Policy; Ed Madaus from the Guild of St. Agnes as  Treasurer; and Mary Ann Anthony, Catholic Charities, as Treasurer. Rounding out the officers is Karen Frederick as Immediate Past President.

The other members of the Board include the following:

Melissa deSousa, Little Peoples College; Bob French, North Star Learning Center; Mark Culliton, College Bound Dorchester;  Anne Nemetz Carlson, Child Care of the Berkshires, Debbie Kneeland, For Kids Only Afterschool; Mark Leonas, Valley Opportunity Council; Lonnie Schroeder, Newton Community Service Center; Caroline Haines, Pathways for Children; Mary Pat Messmer, Cape Cod Child Development; Sharon Scott Chandler, ABCD; Sharon Thompson, Community Day Care of Lawrence; Ardith Wieworka, Child Development; Wayne Ysaguirre, Associated Early Care and Education.

New members of the Board include Joe Martin, Packachoag Acres Child Care; Clare Higgins, Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire and the Quabbin Regions; and Margaret McDonald of Carendon Family Day Care as the FCC Affiliates Representative.