Staff

Mary Frandsen
Mary Frandsen, Executive Director

Mary became a nonprofit professional in 2000. Her responsibilities have included programs, operations, and fundraising, with a specialty in grant writing. Mary taught grant writing and research courses in the Nonprofit Management Master’s Degree program at Worcester State University, of which she is a 2007 graduate. She was a founding board member of Jericho Road Worcester, now ONE Worcester, which is a nonprofit capacity building organization. Mary plays clarinet in the Atlantic Wind Symphony. In her free time, Mary likes to go walking with her husband, Ted, and dog, Maggie, play bridge, and spend time with friends. In the fall on Saturdays, you will find Mary cheering on the Penn State football team.

Ginny Cooke,
Program Manager

Ginny worked both in IT and Training in the financial industry (insurance and banking) for 15 years. Her responsibilities included: rolling out computer hardware and software, help desk support, instructional design for computer based training, and leading a multimedia teams to design and create training for internal audiences.

In her spare time she likes to play/train/walk with her dog Maddie, read, paint, and spend time with friends. While she once played the flute and piccolo in a marching band, she no longer plays any musical instruments.

“My personal theme song is “Stars and Stripes Forever”. While John Philip Sousa marches often feature drums and horns, his clever “Stars and Stripes Forever” composition also features the piccolo – with syncopation bits, trills, and a counterpoint solo for the smallest instrument in a marching band. It was totally thrilling to play the part on the piccolo – especially when I got it right!”