Board of Directors

Carl Waal - President
23-year U.S. Army Infantry Officer; retired as a Lieutenant Colonel; former program manager for the Veterans Employment and Training Program with the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development; current board member of the Ware Council on Aging

Joan Walker - Treasurer
Retired town accountant for the town of Charlton, Mass.

John Zienowicz - Clerk
Director, Ware Senior Center

Roy Dennington
Vietnam veteran, retired

The Rev. Dr. Beverly Prestwood-Taylor(ex-officio)
Pastor, Athol Congregational Church, and executive director of The Brookfield Institute

Damien Berthiaume(ex-officio)


Jennifer Baublitz - Vice President
Adjunct professor at Assumption College; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Resilience from Assumption College; Certified Veteran mediator; Veteran mediation coach; military spouse.

Susan Rutherford
Retired executive director of the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corp.

Daniel Ryan Flynn
Ware River News

Alan Jackson
Director of Veterans Services, Worcester State College,  assisting veterans in the transition to the academic environment, through on-campus and off-campus resources ; retired Master Sergeant, U.S. Infantry, United States Armed Forces Reserves; Jackson lives in West Brookfield