Ascentria Care Alliance

Empowering People. Strengthening Communities.

2023 Goals:

• Implement human development initiative which will provide solutions to workforce hiring and retention gaps
• Partner with other providers to advocate for additional resources for immigrants and refugees, in-home care clients, and the staff that support them
• Identify opportunities to provide wraparound solutions to clients that allow for more self-sufficiency
• Capitalize on the expansive array of Language Bank interpretation and translation services

Fundraising Events:

Ascentria is celebrating our 150th year of providing a diverse offering of social services to support teen parents, unaccompanied minors, low-income families in need of transportation, immigrants and refugees, seniors, people with cognitive disabilities and those who are managing mental health challenges. This celebration will include special events and special appeals to support current and new, innovative initiatives.

Giving Opportunities:

Individuals or corporations interested in making a donation, pledge or exploring gifts of stock, monthly giving, planned giving, sponsorship opportunities or employee matching gift programs are invited to contact our development department at 508-330-1238. Donations are gratefully accepted year-round at A unique way to give is to donate your old or unused vehicle to our Good News Garage program where it will be refurbished and awarded to individuals and families in need of reliable transportation, which helps empower them to move out of poverty and into financial independence and social stability. Go to for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Ascentria volunteers find their work to be impactful, interesting and rewarding.

Tutoring, mentoring new Americans or providing professional services are a few examples of how Ascentria volunteers effect real and lasting change in others. For a complete listing of volunteer opportunities, visit

Board Officers   /   Board Members

William Mayo
CIO, Broad Institute of MIT  and Harvard

Angela Bovill
President and CEO
Ascentria Care Alliance

Fred Jenoure
Board Chair
TANGO Board Diversity Initiative and Consulting Practice

Marybeth Campbell
Executive Director
Worcester Community Action Council

Dr. Brian Gibbs
Vice President and Chief Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer
UMass Memorial Health System

Charran Fisher
Founder and CEO
Fisher Contracting

Rev. Dr. Debora Jackson
Professor of Practice and Dean
The Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Alex Bartholomew
Board Financial Secretary
Senior Vice President
Bartholomew & Company, Inc.

Ashish Cowlagi
Board Secretary
Vice President of Strategy
Pragya Systems

Rev. Ross Goodman
Board Vice Chair
Pastor, St. Paul Lutheran Church
Arlington, MA

Stacey Luster, J.D.
Board of Trustees for Mechanics Hall

Keith Robertson
Northeast Team Leader

Barbara Ruhe
Ruhe and Ruhe Attorneys at Law

Peter Schmidt
Co-founder and COO
Transcend Air Corporation

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