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WISE Council 

The Council is WISE’s policy-making body. Chaired by the President, it is comprised of the vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, and members-at-large, and all of the committee chairs. The WISE Director and President emeritus also sit on the Council as non-voting members. Its officers and at-large members are nominated by the Nominating Committee, reviewed by Council, and voted in by WISE members at their annual meeting.

Among the Council’s responsibilities are fiscal health of the organization, curriculum approval, and WISE’s relationship with Assumption College.  Meetings are monthly except in January, June, July, and August.  Each meeting includes reports from every committee and a thorough review of the financial status.  All major organizational changes must be approved by the Council.

WISE Council

Name Title Position Term Started Term Expires

Tej Maini

President

WISE

6/2019

5/2022

 

Vice President

WISE

 

 

Donna Crocker

Secretary

WISE

9/2017

5/2021

Sue Tellier

Treasurer

ChairFinance

6/2017

5/2021

Susan Perschbacher

Director

WISE

Ex Officio

Barbara Groves

Chair

Curriculum

6/2017

5/2021

Karl Hakkarainen

Chair

Technology, Communications

9/2019

5/2021

Zelda Schwartz

Chair

Nominating

6/2016

5/2020

Cookie Nelson

Chair

Special Events

6/2016

5/2020

Joyce Abdow-Dowd

Member

At-Large

6/2018

5/2020

Michael Fishbein

Member

At-Large

6/2018

5/2020

Ron Crocker

Member

At-Large

6/2017

5/2021

Mariam Karis Cronin

Member

At-Large

6/2019

5/2021

Ginny McNamara

Member

At-Large

6/2019

5/2021

Pat Hertzfeld

Member

At-Large

9/2017

5/2021

Cathy Samko

Member

At-Large

6/2018

5/2022

Program Leadership

Program Coordinator
Class Assistants Bobbi Corn
New Member Orientation Kathy Drew
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) Michael Fishbein

Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609
508-767-7513
wise@assumption.edu

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