Who We Are

Board of Directors

Donna is an accomplished talent management professional with over thirty years of experience in a broad spectrum of disciplines. She has expertise in a variety of industries including nonprofit, technology, health care, financial services, consulting, and retail sectors. She currently serves as Director, Talent Management at AAFCPAs, a regional public accounting firm headquartered in Westborough, MA. Donna received her bachelor’s degree in History and Government from Wheaton College and is currently a member of the Society for Human Resources Management and the Human Resources Leadership Forum. Other positions she has held include Vice Chair of the Board of Directors at Youville Lifecare, Inc., in Cambridge, Town of Norfolk, School Committee Vice Chair, and ADA Committee member. She is an active community volunteer in variety of settings.

Donna M. Angelico was elected Chair of the Family Promise Metrowest Board of Directors in early 2017 after serving on the Board for two years. She started her work with FPM in 2008 as the Coordinator for Most Precious Blood Parish in Dover.
Ghazala Alam, MD, moved to Massachusetts from New York/New Jersey in 1998 and has since been running a successful primary care practice in Chelmsford. She is the recipient of several awards in clinical excellence, and is recognized as an outstanding physician in her area. Ghazala has also been involved in several community initiatives through her congregation, Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland, including an annual food drive for the last six years that has raised thousands of dollars to help feed hundreds of needy families. She is passionate about the outdoors, and enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and biking. She has also participated in several bikeathons, including the Pan Mass Challenge.

Ghazala joined the Family Promise Metrowest Board in 2015 and currently serves as Vice Chairperson. As their first Coordinator, she was instrumental in developing the collaboration between FPM and Islamic Center of Boston, Wayland.
As Compliance Officer for Needham Bank, a $2 billion bank with nine branches, Jim is currently responsible for ensuring the bank is in full compliance with all regulations. Previously, at ICS Compliance, he consulted with major Wall Street investment banks as well as local community banks throughout New England. As the CRA Officer at Capital Crossing Bank, Jim oversaw the bank’s program for providing support to the low- and moderate-income individuals within the Bank’s assessment area. Jim received a master’s degree in Finance from the Graduate School of Business at Bentley College and an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Bryant University. Jim is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager. Jim lives in Wellesley with his wife and three daughters.

Jim became a Family Promise Metrowest Board member in June 2012 and was elected Treasurer in January 2015.
Lecia is currently the Corporate Safety Administrator with JF White Contracting Company, a heavy civil contractor based in Framingham. Lecia graduated in 2011 from the Framingham State University MBA program with an International Business Concentration after receiving an undergraduate Business Administration degree summa cum laude from FSU. As part of the MBA curriculum, she traveled to China to write an article about the status of safety at construction sites in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong and presented the resulting publication, Construction Safety in China, at the IAMB Conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Other interests include participating as a guest Panelist/Evaluator of undergraduate and MBA Programs at Framingham State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the Hult International Business School. Lecia currently serves on the MERC, FSU Business Curriculum, and First Baptist Framingham advisory boards.

Lecia joined the Family Promise Metrowest Board in February 2013, and was elected Clerk in January 2014.
Bob is founder and CEO of Taxbridge Financial Group, Inc., a registered investment advisor with approximately $95 million under management. He has a bachelor’s degree from Swarthmore College with a major in Economics and a master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University (1975). Mr. Murray was a founder and CEO of Tax Man, Inc., a tax preparation firm with 24 offices in Massachusetts (from 1969 until its sale in December 2005). He founded Taxbridge Financial Group, Inc. in 1984 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tax Man and purchased it from Tax Man in 2005. He was the Gold Medal recipient from the Mass Society of CPA’s for the highest score in Massachusetts on the November 1975 CPA exam. Mr. Murray was a member of the Board of Cambridge Family & Children’s Service from about 1985 to 1995 (and treasurer from 1992 to 1995). He has been an active member of Wellesley Congregational Church for over 36 years and served as Chair of the investment subcommittee for 28 years. Mr. Murray is also a trustee of Ripon College and treasurer of Project Pacer International, a 501(c) (3) organization providing medical services in third world countries.

Bob has been a Board Member since July 2012. He was chair of the Board from January 2015 to January 2017 and treasurer from July 2012 to January 2015.
Maureen has twenty-five years of experience in teaching and practicing human resource management. Maureen was a Director of HR for several large employers in the UK and won a National Training Award and was runner-up for a UK Business Award in 2006. Maureen worked for three years as a lecturer at the University of Sussex and Guildhall University, London. She designed and taught modules for the master’s degree in Human Resource Management and Strategic Business Planning. Maureen has a bachelor’s in English and History and a master’s in Managing Organizations, as well as professional diplomas. In 2006, she volunteered and then became a member of the Red Cross Board of Directors in Philadelphia. In 2012, Maureen won the Jane Bisbee Award for the board member who had made the most impact in their first three years.

Maureen has volunteered on the Family Promise Metrowest Events Committee since 2013. She joined the Board of Directors in 2015.
Carol grew up in Battle Creek, Michigan and earned her bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology from Michigan State University while working at Kellogg’s during the summer months. Carol then began an extensive career in sales and became the Regional Sales Director for Amersham Biosciences and General Electric in the 1990s until she retired in 2013. Carol actively volunteers at the Natick Service Council, Keep Natick Beautiful, and Acentria.

Carol is a regular volunteer at the Day Center, assisting both staff and families, and is also a member of one of the Family Promise Metrowest’s founding congregations, Christ Lutheran Church. For the past two years, Carol has worked with the Events Committee on our two major annual fundraising events. Carol joined the Board of Directors of FPM in April 2016.
Yusuf has a wealth of diverse experience in the fields of customer service, hospitality, and senior care. He currently works as a Credentialing Specialist for the McKesson Corporation and as a Certified Personal Caregiver for Home Instead Senior Care. His education includes a bachelor’s degree in Leisure and Hospitality Management from Makarere University, Uganda and certificates in Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, and Costing & Pricing. He is a volunteer at the Pearl Street Café and Ashland Sporting Association.

Yusuf joined the FPM Board of Directors in February 2017. As a successful former guest of Family Promise Metrowest, Yusuf provides valuable insight, essential for program development as well as being an inspiration to all.
Kimberly Cohen is the Assistant Vice President & Assistant Controller at MutualOne Bank. Kimberly obtained her bachelor’s degree from Assumption College and her master’s in Business Administration from Framingham State University. She is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Massachusetts.

Kim has been a member of the Family Promise Metrowest Board of Directors since October 2013. In addition, she regularly gives her time to help with fundraising events and conducts research for FPM.
Kathy graduated from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Upon completion, she continued to study International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law in The Netherlands. Kathy initially practiced law working in the oil industry, which involved extensive travel abroad.

Kathy is a member of Wellesley Village Church, one of Family Promise Metrowest’s founding congregations, and has been on the FPM Board of Directors since February 2013.
Emmanuel is an accomplished, results-oriented product manager with a proven track record of gathering and understanding customer needs. His additional expertise lies in marketing strategy, business strategy, eCommerce, strategic partnerships, vendor management, and enterprise software. Emmanuel is currently a Senior Product Manager at Salesforce Commerce Cloud.

Emmanuel holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Drury University, and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. His hobbies include traveling, cooking, basketball, gardening, meeting new people, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Emmanuel was introduced to FPM through his congregation and joined the FPM Board of Directors in February 2017.
Jason is a native of Jackson, Mississippi, and an ordained Minister in The American Baptist Churches. He is currently serving as Pastor of The First Baptist Church in Framingham, and has served as Pastor of churches in Mississippi, Texas, Virginia, and Massachusetts. Jason graduated from Mississippi College, and later Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Virginia with a Master of Divinity degree. After moving to Massachusetts, Jason furthered his education in American Sign Language at The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham. Jason is married to Markella, and together they have three children, Annabelle, Daniel, and Jubilee. Jason is active as a leader in The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts, and is involved in ecumenical ministries in eastern Massachusetts.

Jason has been involved with Family Promise Metrowest since The First Baptist Church joined as a host congregation in April 2008. He joined the FPM Board in 2016.