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Our Team

The Metrowest Women's Fund is driven by a single goal: to make our community a place where women and girls are supported and get the services they need and deserve. Building a community of donors with a shared vision also drives this goal.

Board Members

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Co-Founder & Co-Director

Rachel Sagan

Rachel is dedicated to public interest law and philanthropy.  She is the recipient of the John R. Heerwagen Award for Nonprofit Leadership by the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation and the Outstanding Non-Profit Executive Director of the Year by the Middlesex West Chamber of Commerce. She holds degrees from Northeastern University School of Law and Harvard University.

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Co-Founder & Co-Director

Rebecca Parkhill

Rebecca is an ordained Unitarian Universalist community minister who has worked in churches in the US and England and with non-profits, schools and in town government social services. She holds a BA from Brown University and an MDiv from Yale University. 

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Board Member

Ann Gorson

Ann retired from corporate management to raise her two children who are now young adults.  Large-scale project and database marketing management were her primary roles. She has volunteered throughout her adult life for nonprofits, mostly schools in development, and is currently Board Chair at the Cambridge School of Weston, a day and boarding high school.  

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Board Member

Sashell Thebaud

Sashell is a Human Resources professional. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Human Resources from Framingham State University, as well as her certification in Professional Human Resources from the Human Resource Standards Institute.

Advisory Council

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ChaeRan Y. Freeze

Chair, Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies


Professor, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies 


Faculty Associate of the Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry


Brandeis University

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Harleen Singh

Senior Associate Provost, Faculty & Global Affairs


Director, Women's Studies Research Center


Brandeis University

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Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Interim President

Roxbury Community College

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Linda Charmaramnan

Director/Principal Investigator, Senior Research Scientist
Youth, Media & Wellbeing Research Lab


Wellesley Centers For Women

Wellesley College

Team Members

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Communications & Marketing Manager

Kristin O'Neil

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Finance Manager

Meghan Blute-Nelson

Community Ambassadors

Metrowest Women’s Fund (MWF) Community Ambassadors are grassroots volunteers who spread the word in their community about MWF and the needs of women and girls. Consider joining our team as a MWF Community Ambassador in your town.

Contact us with your questions and interests.

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