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33 Main Street
Marlborough , MA 01752
Phone: 508-485-HELP (4357)

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ARC Board of Directors

Ernest Kapopoulos,
Our board President is long-time resident of neighboring Hudson. Ernie joined the board in 2006 and his steady leadership finds the ARC today in very secure financial position. Now retired, he was a Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP) with over 40 years’ experience in the addictions field. Ernie is very active in other civic affairs and public service.

Gary Cato, Vice
A career in the local real estate/construction industry with a B.S. in Urban Studies and M.S. in Non-Profit Management Program from Worcester State University (WSU). A local resident most his life, he seeks to raise social capital and encourage social justice. Gary is also a volunteer in the Urban Studies, Intergenerational Urban Institute and remains available as an adult student mentor at WSU.

Suzanne Dupre,
A graduate of Bryant College, Suzanne’s comprehensive 20 years of experience, coupled with her education, have honed her skills well to serve as VP, Director of Human Resources for Main Street Bank. A passion for health and wellness lead Suzanne to collaborate with Mass Bankers Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield, in establishing a Wellness Committee at Marlborough Savings Bank.

Joan Simoneau,
A member of the ARC Board for over 20 years, Joan was the wife of an ARC founder, Roland Simoneau, now deceased. Joan is a valuable and notable local fundraiser and human service volunteer. She also serves on the committee for the “Evening of Giving” to benefit the local homeless shelter, “Roland’s House.” As a local reporter for two weekly newspapers Joan has access to most any office in the City.

Larry Stone,
After attending Worcester State University, Larry owned and operated his own transportation business for several years. Coming off the road 20 years ago Larry entered the building/construction material sales industry. He is presently General Manager for one of the area’s largest septic installer services and sales companies.

Jim Saart,
Jim is a former elected official in the Town of Hudson. Past Executive Director of the American Lung Assoc. of Central Mass for 24 years. After which he owned and operated a successful Subway franchise for 18 years, retiring several years ago. Jim is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with a Bachelors in Public Health Education.

Sem Aykanian,
A lifelong Marlborough resident, and local attorney, Sem has maintained a law practice on Main Street for over 30 years. Presently he serves the community as Chairman of the Board – Main Street Bank. Sem was active for many years coaching local high school football teams. Sem also has served on various other local Boards and Charities.
Donna Silva,
A creative professional and former graphic designer for MIT Lincoln Laboratory and IDG, Donna uses her collective skills to enhance and broaden the ARC outreach. She has helped promote the ARC Golf Tournament, Annual Comedy Show and designs monthly Constant Contact eblasts. She also volunteers as a designer, photographer and jewelry designer.

Tracey Gustafson,
Tracey is the STEM Mentor Program Coordinator at Massachusetts Bay Community College (MBCC). Prior to joining MBCC, Tracey was a MySTEM Development Fellow at Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc. She earned her B.S. in Computer Engineering at Boston University, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown. Tracey also worked for many years as an engineer at both Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel Corporation..

Beth Lacey
Beth is the Senior Vice President of Community Services at Advocates, Inc. in Framingham. She has worked at Advocates since 1986 in a variety of positions including direct care counselor, group home manager and therapist. In her current role, she is responsible for operations of Advocates’ service system such as adult family care, residential treatment for substance disorders, and outpatient clinics among many other programs. Beth earned her MSW from Boston University; she is an active member of the Association for Behavioral Health and the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers..

Marcelo Arantes
Marcelo Arantes is a Director at The Home Depot with an MBA from Isenberg’s School of Business from UMASS Amherst. Marcelo combines his business background with his commitment to serving the local community he grew up in support of the ARC’s mission to provide support and resources for our community.

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