President: Laurie Nelson
Vice President: Maxine Carter-Lome
Treasurer: (Outgoing:) Brenda Bianculli (Incoming): Brenda Lacaire
Recording Secretary (Outgoing): Sue Tarasiak; (Incoming): Jill Motyka
Blaine Schnare (Publicity)
Linda Goodbrand (Membership)
(Judith A. Jaeger – Founder/President Emeritus)
Laurie Nelson is the Executive Director at Christopher Heights of Webster, an assisted living community. She has a master’s degree in Human Services Management and she is also an adjunct professor at Quinsigamond Community College where she has taught Gerontology for seventeen years, as well as various courses in Human Development, Human Services, Psychology, Sociology, and Career Planning. She is also a certified life coach and has worked with clients to help them succeed personally and professionally.
Maxine Carter-Lome is the Owner and Publisher of Weathervane Enterprises, Inc., publishers of the Journal of Antiques & Collectibles, Guide to Brimfield, and Your Hometown Shopper. Maxine’s background is in market research and marketing communications, including 20 years in the cellular telephone industry, and the last 15 years as a marketing consultant for non-profits, schools, and youth organizations. Maxine and her husband, Jeffrey, moved to Charlton in 2014 from the Berkshires of Massachusetts.
Brenda M. Bianculli is a Certified Public Accountant with an office in Charlton. She graduated from Nichols College and obtained her Masters of Science in Taxation from Bentley University. Brenda enjoys trust and estate work, tax planning, resolving tax matters with the IRS, and working with small to medium size businesses and their owners. Her industry specializations include real estate, trade contractors, retail, health practitioners, and service businesses and professionals. She also enjoys volunteer work including her current position with the Internal Revenue Service Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.
Brenda Lacaire lives in North Brookfield, is married and has two children. She has worked at Steve’s Collision Center, a licensed auto damage appraiser, for more than 23 years and has owned the business for two years.
Sue Tarasiak is an accountant at Brenda M. Bianculli, CPA, LLC’s office located in Charlton. She has been a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor since 2008. Sue is a graduate of Worcester State College. She has been involved with Woman In Business for many years and is currently the Recording Secretary, a position she has held for the past eight years.
Jill Motyka is a business professional in the marketing and higher education fields. She currently works as an adjunct professor at Bay Path University and Manager at Dress for Success Worcester. In addition, Jill is a retailer for LuLaRoe clothing. She has been a member of Woman in Business since 2011.
Blaine Schnare is the Marketing Manager for Harrington HealthCare System, a position she’s held for the past eight years. She is proficient in writing, social media, brand communication and media placement. Blaine graduated magna cum laude from Roger Williams University in 2005 with a BA in Communications. She lives in Charlton with her husband and 6-year-old son.
Linda Goodbrand is an Account Executive with Frontier Communications, (formerly AT&T) the provider of voice, data, and internet in Connecticut and voice platforms in Massachusetts. She specializes in designing and implementing voice platforms including Mitel and Shortel, both on-site and cloud solutions. She lives in Woodstock, CT with her husband Dennis and “daughter” Tianan who is now in her freshman year at UConn.
Carol Porra attended her first Woman In Business breakfast meeting in January 1994, and has been an active member ever since. She was former President in 2011 and has served as an officer, board member, committee chair and committee member, most passionate about the annual scholarship awards the organization gives to local students.