Staff and Board of Directors

STAFF

Kat Wright, Executive Director

Ms. Wright joined the Attleboro Area Council of Churches as Executive Director in January of 2010. She and her family moved to Attleboro in June of 2008 from Helena, Montana.  While in Montana she was instrumental as a Regional Organizer for “Let Justice Roll,” an organization that helped build and mobilize faith communities in support of raising the minimum wage both state and nationwide.  She also served as Special Projects Coordinator and Outreach Coordinator of the Montana Comprehensive Cancer Control Program where she worked to develop and implement a strategic plan and support materials for recruitment, retention, and orientation for the large statewide volunteer coalition. Kat loves to work with faith communities putting  faith into action, coming together across their diversity to serve the least in our communities.

Ms. Wright holds a B.F.A. degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder.  She lives in Attleboro with her husband, Rev. Vern and three children (Owen, River and Brynn).

Adrianna Clark, Administrative Assistant

Adrianna has recently joined the Council to provide the office with administrative support. Adrianna brings her experience volunteering in our North Attleboro Food n’ Friends Kitchen at First Baptist Church and lots of computer and website savvy to help get us up to date! She graduated with honors from St. John’s University, Staten Island, NY with a major in Psychology and comes to us with experience serving children in need on the Red Cloud Reservation, South Dakota.

Pamela Tarallo, Food n’ Friends Program Coordinator

Pamela has been with the Council for 11 years as the Food ‘n Friends Program Coordinator.  She oversees the six free daily kitchens, three Family Cafe’s and the Kids Summer Cafe. Pam is the quiet miracle worker, the behind the scenes gal.  But don’t let that quiet exterior fool you – this is the woman who can handle 27 spinning plates in the air at once!! She oversees most of our 500+ volunteers, 12 complete kitchen teams, ordering, special events, distribution, storage, and is currently working closely with Kat to develop a Hunger Education Curriculum for Grades 1 – 5.  Her favorite thing to say is, “I spend the money, not make  it!”  (Thank goodness she is Bargain Shopper Extraordinaire!)

Rev. Glenn Rounseville, Protestant Chaplain Sturdy Memorial Hospital

Rev. Glenn Rounseville was ordained into the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2001. He currently serves the Covenant Congregational Church in Pawtucket, RI. From 1999-2002 he served Bethlehem Covenant Church in Worcester, MA. He received his clinical pastoral education at MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn, IL through North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. He received his B.A. degree from North Park College. He lives in Attleboro with his wife Kristen and three children (Jill, Mark, and Kimberly).

BOARD OF DIRECTORS  2013 Board of Directors

2 thoughts on “Staff and Board of Directors

  1. Good afternoon,

    My name is Amanda Winters and I work for the Massachusetts Council on compulsive Gambling. I am reaching out to you because we are looking for faith based communities to partner with in the South Shore.

    As a nonprofit in the community we have many programs and services we offer and would like to expand our reach. Our mission is to reduce the emotion, financial and social costs associated with problem gambling by providing advocacy and education.

    We are looking to bring prevention professionals together with members of faith communities to form partnerships for the support of parishioners challenged by addiction and mental health problems. The Congregational Assistance Program (CAP) partnerships educate, support attitude change, identify community resources, encourage outreach, and empower community members to be sources of help within their communities.

    CAP assists in the development of a structured prevention and early intervention ministry within a congregation. Individuals from participating congregation are aided in creating a core team and trained to be resources for the congregation and community on addiction and mental health issues. The Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling offers approximately 10 to15 hours of training and on-going consultation at no cost to ensure that teams function confidently and effectively.

    Please let me know if there is someone I can contact directly to discuss this program and other programs (such as financial literacy) with, as we would love to build new bonds and create a stronger and healthier community.

    Best,

    Amanda Winters
    Prevention Manager
    Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
    (304) 266-1999

  2. Hello Adrianna,
    My name is Karen Smith. I am Chairperson for the St. Mary’s Church Fair this year and was wondering if it is too late to ad our Church Fair to the Council of
    Churches Fair and Bazaar list? my tel # is 508-212-7377

    Thank you

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