Board of Directors
Sean is a Rhode Island native and a graduate of Clark University, where he received his BA and MA in history, with a focus on the ancient world. He has been involved with the Center for Nonviolent Solutions since 2011, serving in programs for middle school students, high school students, and educators, and joined the Board in 2013. He currently works at the Genesis Club, a nonprofit organization that provides services to Worcester-area adults suffering from mental illness.
Ken has been an active member of his local community and church, including leadership roles in a variety of volunteer, church, political, and town organizations. He particularly enjoys challenging problems and helping organizations grow and thrive by thinking outside of the box.
His professional life has been almost entirely with his family business, a precision machining company located in Oxford. He has been able to grow his business by developing a culture of respect among his employees and managers. He has begun transferring ownership of the company to his employees via an Employee Stock Ownership Plan. He has three children and lives with his wife Diane in Oxford, MA.
Gina is from Kerala, a small and beautiful state on the southern tip of India. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Presidency College, Calcutta, and a master’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Anna Maria College, Paxton. She has served in various staff and voluntary positions in her community and recently took voluntary retirement from her position as Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry at St. Mary Parish, Shrewsbury. She continues to lead her parish’s Social Justice Ministry and also volunteers for the CASA Project in Worcester. She has three children and is a self-described “people person”. Gina and her husband Joe, live in Shrewsbury, MA.
Matt grew up on Long Island, NY. He came to Worcester in 1970 to attend Holy Cross College and then complete a M.Ed. from Worcester State College. His career spanned 35 years teaching Special Education, most recently at Quabbin Regional High. He has been a peace activist for 50 years, since he was old enough to file as a conscientious objector. Mostly retired now, Matt has time to pursue his passions for nonviolent conflict resolution at Claremont High and AVP (Alternatives to Violence Program) at the Gardner Prison. He also serves as Clerk of the Worcester Friends Meeting.