Jennifer Ubaldino, Executive Director
Jennifer joined the Community Chest in October 2017 with nearly 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Jennifer managed the Youth in Philanthropy program at the Foundation for MetroWest, providing grants management, nonprofit curriculum development, and instruction, while also advising nonprofit executives, staff, board and volunteers through the Center for Philanthropy Education.  She serves on the Thoreau PTG board, as well as leadership at Trinity Church, and previously as Board Chair of the Maynard Community Chest.  Jennifer lives in Concord with her husband, their two children, and a few four-footed friends.

Laura Eriksson, Associate Director
Laura was appointed Associate Director of the Chest in January 2018, after serving as Annual Giving & Events Specialist at Discovery Museum in Acton, MA for over three years. Prior to her role at the Museum, Laura worked in the Development and Alumni Relations office at The Athenian School at the base of Mt. Diablo in Danville, CA. Laura brings over 12 years of fundraising, marketing and event management experience, and her passion for supporting nonprofit organizations that do good work in our community. Laura grew up in New England, loves her Boston sports, and lives in Littleton with her husband, two daughters, and yellow lab, Murphy.

Libby Kurten, Bookkeeper
Libby took over the role of bookkeeper for the Chest in 2013. She has years of experience and has done bookkeeping for a variety of local small businesses and nonprofits. Libby lives in Concord with her husband and two daughters.

Heather Swartwood, Development Assistant
Heather joined the Community Chest in April 2018. She recently served on the Allocations Committee and the Night out for Neighbors Event Committee and has attended many Chest events in the past. Heather is passionate about the Community Chest and its mission. She has lived in Concord for 12 years with her husband, two sons and chocolate lab, Chester.

Site Photography

Harley Freedman
Michelle Friedman
Richard Pasley
Donna Thomas

2017-2018 Officers and Executive Committee

Laura Davidian– Co-President
Richard Wells– Co-President
Sandy Caggiano– Vice President
Liza Carey – Vice President
Kelly Driscoll– Vice President
Paul Mahoney– Vice President
Julie O’Brien – Vice President
Bob Furey – Treasurer
Bill Barton- Assistant Treasurer
Kate Skelly – Clerk

Board Members

Christina Economos
Jennifer Gates
Carren Panico
Trish Siefer
Rachel Sones
Ali Sullivan
Beth Thut
Lora Venesy


Penny Austen
Mark Bamford
Elizabeth Berk
Alyssa Bigay
Peter Blum
Gigi Bondick
Elaine Bonoma
Ellen Campbell
Amy Capofreddi
Luanne Cordeau
Jane Coutre
Laurie Diercks
Jean Easterday
Linda Escobedo
Janet R. Friedman
John R. Hickling
Amanda Young Hickman
Elizabeth Holmes
Barbara Howland
Mary Johnson
Lindsey Kafka
Nicole Kelly
Barrie King
Beth Knauss
Paul Kugler
Fred Lovejoy
Andy Mahoney
Wendy McNally
Amy Jane Newell
Sarah Newton
Wayne Patenaude
Ned Perry
Patty Popov
Mark Russell Prior
Ed Prewitt
Wade Rubinstein
Dale Ryder
Bridget Saltonstall
Patti Satterthwaite
Ann Sgarzi
Sharon Spaulding
Lee Storrs
Valerie Kolligian Thayer
Dyan Urban
Henry Vaillant
Betsy Veidenheimer
Astrid Williams
Adam Winstanley
Marty Gilpatrick Wolf