Board of Directors – 2019
Michael Ramon has served as the BBBSFC Board of Directors President since 2016. Michael is a benefits consultant for Ramon Financial Services where he is responsible for the overall development of plan designs and client solutions in the employee benefits arena. He is a certified professional in the Affordable Care Act and is currently a member on multiple broker advisory councils. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Franklin County Chamber of Commerce and is an active supporter of his community.
Michelle Blanchard has been a board member since 2017 and serves as Vice Chair. As a pre-teen, she had a big sister and it had a profound impact on her life and desire to give back. She is a Marketing Specialist for UNFI, a Natural & Organic Consumer goods distributor and is Co-Chairperson of her company’s local Helping Hands Committee, which donates time and money to local organizations. She lives in Greenfield with her husband Cord, daughters, Morghan and Carly, dog, Lily and cat, Smokey. When she’s not working or spending time at her daughters’ various events, she can be found at the YMCA in yoga or barre class.
Nancy has been a BBBS-FC board member since 1997. She has an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Greenfield Community College and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Volunteerism is in her blood and she has volunteered in the greater community with many organizations for over 40 years. She owns a small business and is an instructional assistant at Greenfield High School. She lives in Greenfield with her husband and teenage son.
Prior to joining the English Department at Deerfield Academy, Mr. Scandling was an officer in the U.S. Army and a newspaper journalist. He also worked closely with the Prep for Prep program for two summers in New York City. In 31 years at Deerfield, Mr. Scandling has taught English for grades 9-12. He has a passion for literature, live theater, and Elizabethan drama. When not in the classroom, Mr. Scandling can be found coaching wrestling and water polo.
Kirsten is the Marketing Director of The Sandri Companies Hospitality Division. She’s been on the BBBS-FC board since 2006. She coordinates Sandri’s Annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity Pro-Am at Crumpin-Fox Club which is one of our largest fundraising events. Kirsten gives her time and energy to BBBS-FC because she believes in the power of one-to-one mentoring and the positive impact it can have on a child’s life.
Anitra Ford joined the board of Franklin County Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2017. Her love for Franklin County began while attending classes at Greenfield Community College before moving onto UMASS Amherst were she earned a BA in Sociology and a BA in Philosophy. She currently works at MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center as the Youth Services and Special Projects Coordinator and is an active member of the Franklin County Rotary Club.
Matt joined the Board of Directors in October 2017 following many years teaming up with BBBS through his work on-air and behind the scenes at local radio stations WHAI and Bear Country. Matt is born and raised here in Western Mass, growing up in Sunderland and eventually settling in Greenfield. Matt loves dogs, photography, the Red Sox, strong locally roasted coffee.
Naomie joined the BBBS board of directors in 2017. Naomie is the director of admissions at Northfield Mount Hermon in Gill, MA, which hosts one of our site based programs, Naomie is from South Hadley, MA and has been enjoying getting to be part of the agency from a more intimate perspective.
Mary is a BIG Sister and board treasurer! She joined the BBBS Board in 2018. She is Vice President of Greenfield Cooperative Bank, serves on the Franklin County Relay for Life Committee, is a member of the Women’s Way, and the United Way Community Investment Committee. She has volunteered with 4H, Turners Falls and Franklin Tech Boosters, Bowl for Kids’ Sake and the Safe Passage Hot Chocolate Run. Mary Lives in Millers Falls with her husband and dog and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Anna Zadworny is the South Deerfield Branch Manager of Greenfield Savings Bank. Anna has been in the banking field for 26 years. Anna has a Business Management degree from Holyoke Community College and completed the Babson College Financial Program with honors. Anna is a member of the Rotary Club, Treasurer of The Salvation Army, is a volunteer for Community Action Tax Preparation Services. Anna resides in Florence with her husband and 2 children.
Shelbea-Lee Williams joined the BBBSFC Board in September 2018. She is a Member Service Representative at Franklin First Federal Credit Union. Shelbea-Lee is an active member of 100 Who Care and a volunteer for the Chamber Breakfasts, The Children’s Advocacy Center, Adopt a Family and the Franklin First Shredding Event. She’s excited to join the BBBS Board and looks forward to learning the ropes to help our community.
Sharon has lived in Franklin County all of her life and works as the Advertising Manager for the Greenfield Recorder. She loves being involved in her community and supporting the area in which she lives. She has been a BIG sister in the BBBSFC mentoring program for 2.5 years and says it has been one of the highlights of her life. Sharon joined the BBBSFC Board in September 2018.