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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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Steve Cundall, Board Chair

Founder, LeadShift

Steve is an experienced leader and entrepreneur who has built successful organizations by aligning people with strategy to deliver exceptional employee and customer satisfaction.

After playing an instrumental role in building COMLINK, Inc., which was twice named to the INC 500 list of fastest growing US companies, Steve founded The Cornerstone Group, Now LeadShift. For over 20 years, Steve and his team have helped leaders to improve performance by hiring smarter, improving workforce engagement, and growing stronger leaders. Today, they work with over one hundred companies and thousands of leaders throughout the US and abroad.

Steve takes great pride in community involvement, and the creation of great jobs in the Cape Cod Community. Organizations that they support include; Cape & Islands United Way, Mass Audubon, Worcester Art Museum, WE CAN, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Career Collaborative, Cape Hook Alliance, and Camp Jabberwocky on Martha’s Vineyard.

Steve and his wife Pam (a member of our Women United Steering Committee) reside in Hyannis, MA. In his spare time, Steve enjoys fishing the waters of Nantucket Sound and sharing his passion for fishing with others.

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Heather Davis Ricciardi, Vice Chair

Ricciardi Marble & Granite, Inc. 

Prior to joining her husband's business, Heather traveled the country in a national role as a healthcare executive. During this time she joined the executive board of Professional Women in Healthcare where she still serves as secretary today.

A second generation Cape Codder, Heather graduated from DY High School in 1991 and left to pursue her career. Eventually ending up in Florida for 18 years where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration. Heather has dedicated herself to empower other women to lead and succeed in their own careers.

Heather moved back to her home of Cape Cod 26 years after she left to be with her family and a part of the community she loves and grew up in. She believes that being a part of CIUW board will allow her to continue her leadership and mentoring by empowering other women in the community. 


Heather and her husband Brian also a Cape Codder continue to support the local community with their business and currently reside in Dennis. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, travel and golfing with her husband.

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Larry Bigelow, Treasurer

Retired, Citizens Bank

​Larry joined Citizens in June, 2004, bringing over 30 years of corporate banking experience. He has been a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare & Non Profit Division since October, 2006 and is now retired. He was responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of healthcare and non-profit clients primarily in Mass. but also in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

 

Prior to joining Citizens, he spent 21 years with BankBoston/Fleet/Bank of America, most recently as Managing Director and Team Leader in the Financial Institutions Division, focusing on corporate banking relationships with insurance companies and asset managers.

Larry received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. in Administrative Science from Colby College.

Larry is currently on the Aging & Vulnerable Population Grants Committee of the Cape & Islands United Way and just completed his role on the Planning Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. 100th Anniversary Gala. He is also a member of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Annual Awards Committee. He is a past President of the Acton-Boxborough United Way as well as a past Director of the United Way’s Northeast Regional Council. He has also been Treasurer and a Board member of Community Alliance For Youth, a non-profit agency in Acton. He currently resides in East Falmouth.

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David Smith, Executive Committee Member

Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Rockland Trust

At Rockland, Smith oversees and manages the Investment Management Group. In this capacity, he is involved in performing research and setting investment policy, as well as managing client portfolios.

Prior to joining Rockland Trust, Smith was a founding partner, Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Mellon Growth Advisors (MGA), a subsidiary of Mellon Financial Corporation. He also held positions at State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) and the Tuckerman Group, a real estate subsidiary of SSgA. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst and a MS in Finance from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University.

Smith serves on the Advisory Board for the Finance Programs at the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University, the South Shore Chamber Investment Committee, and the Finance Committee of the Archdiocese of Fall River. He also volunteers for the Finance Committee at Nativity Preparatory School of Boston.

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Thomas Sorbo, Executive Committee Member 

Retired, Investment Management Professional

Tom’s 35-year business career focused on leading the marketing, sales, and client service efforts for well-known investment management firms, including The Travelers Insurance Company and Stein Roe & Farnham in Chicago and Standish, Ayer & Wood, and Regiment Capital Advisors in Boston. His responsibilities included key client management, new product and markets development and strategic growth initiatives.

Growing up in Windsor, CT, Tom graduated from Providence College with a B.A. in Economics.  He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago. After retiring from the investment industry, Tom returned to his alma mater as an adjunct professor in the business school where he taught an undergraduate course on investments.

Tom has served as a member of the City Year Boston Seven Generations Board, the Boston Preparatory Charter Public High School Foundation Board, and the United Way of Mass Bay Marian L. Heard Scholarship Committee.  He has been a 40-year supporter of United Way programs in Connecticut, Illinois, and Massachusetts.

For over 20-years, Tom and his wife, Beth, have owned a home in Orleans and along with their four sons have enjoyed everything the region has to offer.

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Mandee Blair

Relationship Management Officer, The Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

Mandee joined Cape Cod 5 in 2015 where she currently serves as the Bank’s Relationship Management Officer.  In this role, she works closely with all business lines to build successful customer relationships.  She is also heavily involved with the Bank’s community engagement efforts including philanthropy and event management. 

 

Growing up in Princeton, Massachusetts, Mandee fell in love with Cape Cod while working summer jobs in Chatham during college.  These summer jobs proved to be fruitful as this would be where she met her future husband and many close friends.  Her decision to root on the Cape came after living in New York, San Diego, and Boston.  The small town by the sea had unmatched charm. 

 

Mandee holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  She continues to be a resident of Chatham with her husband Justin, their two young daughters, and a hamster named “Buddy.”   Mandee is on the Health Community Impact Committee for the Cape & Islands United Way. She also currently serves as a board member for Cape Abilities as well as for Monomoy Community Services.

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Dale Morgan-Murphy

Partner, Morgan & Murphy, LLP

Dale is a personal injury lawyer. She received a B.A. in journalism from Syracuse University and a J.D. from Suffolk University School of Law. Dale has practiced law both on and off the Cape for 35 years, the last 22 years practicing alongside her husband and partner Michael Murphy at a law firm where she finally got top billing, Morgan & Murphy, LLP.  Through her representation of thousands of injured and disabled people over the years, Dale has come to understand the hopes and challenges of those in need and plans to draw on this depth of experience as she begins her tenure on the Board.

 

Dale is a member the Massachusetts and Federal Bars as well as the Barnstable and Bristol County Bar Associations.  She served on a number of PTO and church boards while her daughter was in school and actively participated in volunteering and fundraising for various community teams, organizations and events.

 

 Dale started her legal career while living full time on the Cape and after being a summer resident for the last 12 years is extremely happy to have come full circle and is once again a year-round Cape Codder, living in Centerville with her husband and college age daughter.  She likes to play golf, travel, ski and entertain.  

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Jennifer McCartin

Real Estate Agent, Sotheby's International Realty

Jennifer, a resident of Cape Cod for more than 20 years, has been actively involved with the Cape and Islands United Way for several years. She has served on various Community Investment committees over the past 8 years, reviewing grant proposals and conducting site reviews. Currently, Jennifer chairs the Education Impact Team and sits on our Community Impact Council. 

Investing in the local community has been important to Jennifer and her husband Mark. In addition to the United Way, Jennifer has been an active volunteer with local schools and sports teams, serves on many committees for local causes, and has chaired numerous fundraising events.

Jennifer is a real estate agent for Sotheby’s International Realty in Osterville.  Jennifer, Mark, and their three children live in Osterville.

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Beth Opishinski

Sales Associate, Today Real Estate

Beth began her career in wealth management over 30 years ago at Bank Boston where she originally focused on providing custom credit solutions to a diverse group of wealthy clients. Over the years she gained deep experience in all of the disciplines that wealth management encompasses, serving clients with net worth’s ranging from $750,000 to multi-billionaires. 

Over the years Beth worked for both large financial institutions and independent boutique firms, where she gained many perspectives and worked with multitudes of clients, always working to help them understand the steps they needed to take to achieve their goals. Many of her clients were strongly committed to making philanthropy a cornerstone of their wealth management plan and she spent many hours helping them to identify the causes they best wanted to commit to supporting and establishing the best means of doing so.

 

Having spent many summers on the Cape as a child, Beth was able to realize her dream of becoming a permanent resident upon becoming an empty nester in 2021. With her move she also made a career change and became a Real Estate Agent at Today Real Estate.

In addition to her work with the United Way, Beth volunteers as a financial coach for cancer patients at Dana Farber. An obsessed gardener, she enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, hiking, traveling and exploring all of the Cape’s joys. Winters often find her baking and knitting.

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Tammy Glivinski

President, Glivinski & Associates

​Glivinski & Associates is a Yarmouth-based contract CFO, bookkeeping, and accounting firm that has provided financial oversight to over 100 of the Cape’s most notable non-profit and for profit corporations since 1999.

 

A third generation Cape Cod native, Tammy resides in Yarmouth Port and has served on several Community and Civic Boards including The Children’s Cove, The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, and the Dennis-Yarmouth Regional School Committee.  She was the 2015-2016 President of the Rotary Club of Yarmouth and a Suffolk University Graduate.

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Norma Schmidt

Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod

​Norma became involved with the United Way while working for a previous employer and assisting with the company’s corporate campaign. Being asked to participate in the Citizens Investment Committee allowed Norma to obtain a greater understanding of the magnitude and variety of need that exists on this beautiful peninsula, and the important role that the non-profits provide to the Cape Cod Community. After many years of serving on the CIC, Norma was thrilled to be asked to become a member of the board.

Norma currently resides in Centerville with her husband and two children. It is Norma’s hope that her children are able to discover what brings them happiness, and that they give back to their local community.

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Mark Skala

President & CEO

Mark is a seasoned marketing executive, journalist, and community leader. He comes to the United Way with a wealth of experience, most recently serving as vice president at Lighthouse Media Solutions, where he oversaw client relation services as well as the company's TV shows and video production. He previously worked in executuve role at Bank of Cape Cod and Gatehouse Media. 

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Evelyn Nelson

Director of Business Development

Evelyn (Evy) Nelson is a seasoned nonprofit executive, with 20 years’ experience collaborating and fundraising to improve the quality of life in the community.

Most recently, Evy was Vice President of Development for South Shore Habitat for Humanity. In her ten-plus years leading the development division, her efforts advanced the organization’s fundraising program to support expansion of affordable housing throughout the South Shore. She previously served as Philanthropy Officer for South Shore Health and as Interim Director of Development for the Talking Information Center (TIC).

Evy studied at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, and at the University of New Hampshire. A Cape Cod native, Evy loves the ocean, travel, and most of all time with family and friends. Her motto is #investinmemories.

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Jackie Barber

Community Outreach & Administration Manager

Jackie Barber brings more than 30 years of customer-service experience to her work at Cape and Islands United Way. She loves making a difference in a nonprofit setting and knows CIUW well, having spent three years on the community impact committee. She gained further wisdom as a Big Sister mentor and honed her business chops as general manager at The Wine List in Hyannis and server and bartender at Tosca in Hingham.  She loves cooking, the beach, red wine, Target (wink), and most of all, time with family and friends.

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Mary LeBeau

Database Manager

Mary LeBeau, a resident of Falmouth, earned a bachelor's degree from Clark University. She has worked for the National Park Service, a Worcester printing company and the U.S. Census, as well as consulting for many years as a graphic artist. 

Mary most recently worked at Highfield Hall & Gardens where she had charge of database management, mailings, and gift processing while also providing administrative support to the CEO. Mary serves in a similar for the United Way. Mary's expertise in data management, her many years of experience working in the mail house, and her skill in graphic design make her and excellent addition to the United Way team. 

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Tracy K. O'Neill

Marketing Consultant

Tracy is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and has worked in content marketing for almost 20 years. She has served clients in the retail, nonprofit, financial services, healthcare, and high tech markets, and specializes in messaging, branding and engagement. 

Tracy joined the Cape and Island United Way in January of 2018 and loves helping tell the story of this remarkable organization. 

Fun fact: she also owned and operated a wine shop in Hyannis for 9 years, so if you need any wine tips, just ask!

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COMMUNITY IMPACT COUNCIL

The Community Impact Council (CIC) is comprised of community representatives who bring specific expertise in social services, outcomes and measurement, and our impact areas of health, education, financial stability and housing. The Council is an advisory group to the Board of Directors. They are charged with: the annual review and development of social service strategies and funding priorities (our Results Framework), the oversight of the work of our Impact Teams (citizen volunteers who review grant proposals and monitor the work of funded partners); and making funding recommendations to the Board that best serve the needs of the community.

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Peter Clark, Chair of Community Impact Council

Retired Superintendent of Falmouth Public Schools

Peter Clark retired as Superintendent of the Falmouth Public Schools in 2005 after 9.5 years in that role and 23.5 years in Falmouth as high school principal and assistant superintendent. During his tenure in education and after retirement, he served on numerous boards and committees, including Falmouth Service Center, Falmouth Human Services, Falmouth Housing Authority, Falmouth Community Preservation Committee, Cape Cod Healthcare Behavioral Health Advisory Committee, and Samaritans on the Cape and Islands, as well as being a representative at the Falmouth Town Meeting.

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Larry Bigelow, Housing Impact Team Chair

Retired, Citizens Bank

Larry joined Citizens in June, 2004, bringing over 30 years of corporate banking experience. He has been a Senior Vice President in the Healthcare & Non Profit Division since October, 2006 and is now retired. He was responsible for managing and developing a portfolio of healthcare and non-profit clients primarily in Mass. but also in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine. Prior to joining Citizens, he spent 21 years with BankBoston/Fleet/Bank of America, most recently as Managing Director and Team Leader in the Financial Institutions Division, focusing on corporate banking relationships with insurance companies and asset managers.

Larry received his MBA with a concentration in Finance from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. in Administrative Science from Colby College.

 

Larry is currently on the Aging & Vulnerable Population Grants Committee of the Cape & Islands United Way and just completed his role on the Planning Committee for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Mass. 100th Anniversary Gala. He is also a member of Massachusetts Nonprofit Network’s Annual Awards Committee. He is a past President of the Acton-Boxborough United Way as well as a past Director of the United Way’s Northeast Regional Council. He has also been Treasurer and a Board member of Community Alliance For Youth, a non-profit agency in Acton. He currently resides in East Falmouth.

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Lynn Mason Small, Financial Stability Impact Team Chair

Senior Vice President of Business Development, Rogers | Gray Insurance Agency

Lynn Mason-Small is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Rogers & Gray Insurance Agency, where she oversees Business Development, Corporate Communications, the Rogers & Gray Charitable Foundation and the Corporate Giving policies for the Agency.

Mason-Small is a founding Board Member of the Cape Cod Young Professionals. She has also served on boards and committees for local non-profits including Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Cape & Islands, Community Visions, the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, the United Way and the Cape Cod Foundation.

Prior to joining Rogers & Gray, Lynn held previous positions in marketing, strategic program development and event planning. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and lives with her husband, Nathan Small and 2 sons in South Yarmouth.

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Jennifer McCartin, Education Team Impact Chair

Real Estate Agent, Sotheby’s International Realty

Jennifer, a resident of Cape Cod for more than 20 years, has been actively involved with the Cape and Islands United Way for several years. She has served on various Community Investment committees over the past 8 years, reviewing grant proposals and conducting site reviews.

Investing in the local community has been important to Jennifer and her husband Mark. In addition to the United Way, Jennifer has been an active volunteer with local schools and sports teams, serves on many committees for local causes, and has chaired numerous fundraising events.  

Jennifer is a real estate agent for Sotheby’s International Realty in Osterville.  Jennifer, Mark, and their three children live in Osterville.

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Hank Sennott, Health Team Impact Chair

Marketing Director/Realtor, Today Real Estate

Hank is an accomplished business communications executive with an expertise in the real estate, energy, and philanthropic fields. Recognized as an effective classroom and online teacher and trainer. Proven success at developing partnerships, building consensus and managing multi-level initiatives with tight deadlines and budget restrictions. Able to navigate and guide others through high-pressure situations with ease. Experienced in international settings. Licensed realtor.

(...and for what it's worth, I'm also the first person to fire Howard Stern from a radio job.)

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Larry Garfield, Martha's Vineyard Team Impact Chair

President, Agency B

Larry Garfield is president of Agency B, a brand and marketing consultancy.  A 1982 graduate of The Wharton School, Larry has spent 40 years in the communications industry, working at top agencies such as Lewis, Gilman & Kynett in Philadelphia and Young & Rubicam in New York City before founding Garfield Group in 1990.   

 

With offices in both Philadelphia and Boston, Garfield Group grew to become one of the largest agencies focused on technology and innovation brands, working with some of the fastest-growing companies in the country.  These included a number of venture-backed software, healthcare, life sciences and biotech, fintech, and education companies who helped to transform industries and change the status quo. 

 

After selling Garfield Group in 2016 and transitioning the business, Larry founded Agency B, a brand and marketing consultancy focused on purpose-driven brands.  Agency B currently works with both non-profits and early-stage for-profit companies, including Patina Health, Connectedly, Hopeworks, Xiente, Epoxy.ai, Astadia and CDFI Friendly America.

 

Larry has been honored by the American Association of Advertising Agencies; The Garfield Group has won numerous awards both regionally and nationally.  He presently lives year-round on Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. but is still a die-hard Philadelphian through and through — especially anything that involves Philly sports.

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