Team Ginny’s

Board of Directors

David E. Rowlands, Principal Software Engineer, Nasuni Corporation

Suzanne Koehler, Cash Accountant, Sterilite Corporation

Susan Chalifoux Zephir, Former Executive Director, Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc.

Fred Beauregard, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, United Solutions  

Patricia E. Freiss, Volunteer, Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc.

Nona L. Ojala, Retired, Leominster Public Schools

Marcy Rothenberg, Educator, Brandeis University

Edward W. Zephir, Jr., Volunteer, Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc.


Brandon L. Robbins, Executive Director
Mayra, Manager 
Joan, Clothing Supervisor Dave, Truck Driver/Food Pantry Staff Anthony, Food Pantry Staff
Aaron, Team Member

Ginny's staff from 

Left to Right Back Row: Mayra (Assistant Manager), Joan (Clothing Supervisor), Pat Freiss (Board of Directors and Volunteer) Rich Freiss (Volunteer), Sue Chalifoux Zephir (Board Clerk and Senior Advisor), Brandon L. Robbins (Executive Director) 

Front Row from Left to Right: Julia (Staff Member), Michael Pauley (Staff Member), Ed Zephir (Board of Directors and Volunteer)

Core Volunteers*

Ed Zephir (since 1985)

Jim McHale (since 2007)

Sue McHale (since 2007)

Patricia E. Freiss (since 2013)

Jane Flynn (since 2016)

Kathy O’Donnell (since 2016)

Sue Kinsella (since 2018)

Josh Leite (since 2019)

Joyce Leite (since 2019)

Fred Beauregard (since 2020)

Richard Freiss (since 2020)

Penny Himlin (since 2021)

Marcy Rothenberg (since 2022)

*A “Core Volunteer” is someone who commits at least four hours each month to volunteer at Ginny’s. Whether it is an hour every day or one afternoon a month, or some variation, Core Volunteers set specific days and times and become essential members of “Team Ginny’s.”

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc., we are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated, equity is prioritized, and inclusion is a fundamental value. We believe that every individual, regardless of their background, deserves respect, dignity, and equal access to opportunities.

Our mission to support individuals and families in need is deeply intertwined with our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to create a welcoming space for all, recognizing that our differences make us stronger and enrich our community.

We actively work to:

  1. Promote Diversity: Embrace and honor the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our staff, volunteers, and the communities we serve.
  2. Ensure Equity: Identify and dismantle barriers to equity within our organization and our community, ensuring fair access to resources and opportunities for all.
  3. Foster Inclusion: Create a culture where everyone feels valued, heard, and empowered to contribute to our mission.

Through ongoing education, self-reflection, and community engagement, we are dedicated to advancing DEI principles in all aspects of our work. Together, we build a more inclusive and just community where everyone can thrive.