Board of Directors

Mark Booher Ph.D. (Term ends 2020)
Vice President 
 Dr. Booher has been on the Board for many years and has served in the positions of President, Chair and Treasurer. Dr. Booher is a psychologist with more than 40 years’ experience working with public sector clients and is a member of the Massachusetts Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. Dr. Booher and his wife have lived in Westborough for thirty years where he and his family attend Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

Cam Sowa (Term Ends 2020)
Cam has served on the Board since 1987 and has held the positions of Treasurer and President and currently serves as Vice President. A resident of Westborough, CAM has two grown daughters and two very delightful grandchildren. Cam was in the banking arena for 25 years followed by positions supporting executives in large corporations for the remainder of her career. She also serves on the board of Apple Tree Arts in Grafton where she is active on the capital campaign committee and involved in the music programs as well. Cam is a member of St. Stephen’s Church in Westborough.

Julia Marks (Term Ends 2020)
Executive Committee (Member at Large)
Julia has served on the Board for 5 years, having previously served many years on the Worcester Pastoral Counseling Center Board. She has served several other Boards in various capacities. She has her Bachelor’s degree in nursing, MA in counseling psychology and a 3 year certificate in Pastoral counseling. She has lived in Westborough for 46 years and has 2 grown children. Having lived in several other countries and traveled widely, she has a multicultural and ecumenical approach to life. She attends Salem Covenant Church in Worcester.

Jeff Bartee (Term Ends 2018)
Executive Committee (Member at Large)
Jeff recently celebrated his 30th year with a large multinational corporation and provides sales training to their rep force. Having relocated several times during his career, Jeff moved to Westborough in 2004. Since then, he has been active in his community as a volunteer for Old Sturbridge Village, Westborough Youth Soccer, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Siloam Masonic Lodge, and sits on the board for the Pastoral Counseling Center. In addition to volunteering, Jeff enjoys spending time visiting historic places with his wife and daughter and restoring their 18th-century home.

Mary Donna Corcoran (Term Ends 2019)
Member at Large
 Mary Donna is the Outreach Case Manager at the Westborough Senior Center and has served in this position for over 10 years.  Prior to this position, she served as Director of Alumni Affairs at Stonehill College.  Mary Donna, her husband Mark and their 3 children have lived in Westborough for 18 years where they are members of Saint Luke’s the Evangelist Parish.

Mary Robbins (Term Ends 2020)
Member at Large
Mary is the Vice President for Program at the Worcester Area Mission Society where she oversees youth programming that includes ReachOut Worcester, an overnight immersion program connecting youth to the reality of chronic individual homelessness; Learn and Serve Worcester, a program that connects all ages to opportunities ranging from helping to turn condemned properties into safe and dignified low income housing to mentoring elementary school children; and the WAMS Conference Event Series, a cross-community effort focused on strengthening relationships and increasing awareness of innovative approaches to closing the opportunity gap for children and families affected by shifts in our economy and for children and families for whom adversity and trauma has become a way of life. Mary is a resident of Northborough where she and her husband raised their three children, two of whom are currently in college. She and her family are active members of Trinity Church Northborough where Mary has served as Deacon and where she and her husband led Sunday School and Youth Group for several years.

Steve Swets (Term Ends 2020)
Member at Large
Steve is an advertising and marketing professional who has worked in all media for a variety of national,regional and local clients. In addition, he lectures at colleges and universities on the history of advertising and the creative process. Steve and his wife have 2 grown children. He and his family have lived in Westborough for 24 years and attend The Congregational Church of Westborough where Steve has served as a deacon, moderator and is currently assistant moderator.

Pastor John Wesley Taylor (Term ends 2020)
Member at Large
Pastor John was appointed to serve as pastor of the First United Methodist Church of Westborough on July 1, 2006. Pastor John has been leading a United Methodist church since he was a student Pastor at Edgartown United Methodist Church and Chilmark Community Church on Martha’s Vineyard in 1986. He served as a student pastor there until his graduation from Boston University School of Theology in 1990. After two years of full time ministry on Martha’s Vineyard, he was appointed to First United Methodist Church of Hudson, MA. and served there from 1992 to 2000. Pastor John met his wife, Nancy, at First UMC of Hudson. Pastor John then served in Winchester MA at the Crawford Memorial UMC from 2000 to 2006. Pastor John and Nancy are the proud parents of Shaw, Ashley, Ethan, Max and Stephanny.
Maria Stekley (Term Ends 2020)
Maria is originally from Canada where she went to school for Registered Nursing. She has lived in the U.S. since 1994 and became a U.S. Citizen in 2007. Maria served as a Girl Scout leader for 15 years – 8 years in Canada and 7 in the U.S. Maria lives in Upton and attends Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Westborough. She is married and has four children and seven grandchildren.
Sylvia Sirignano, Ph.D. (Term Ends 2020)

Member at Large

Mary Taber
Ex Officio
Justice, trauma work and women’s spirituality have been the cornerstone of Mary’s work. A social work graduate of Skidmore College, she first worked for the Commonwealth of MA in adoptions and in the “battered baby unit” helping to write the state’s first legislation for reporting child abuse. In addition to her work at the Center as a spiritual director and Executive Director,  Mary also is a social worker/human resource director for the Forbes Kirkside Foundation and has a private practice as a Spiritual Director. She currently serves on the board of the Wold, a women’s spirituality center, is in the Interfaith Clergy group in Westborough, and is a past board president of the Bridge of Central MA, a large human service organization, where she is now a corporator. Mary works with adolescents, adults and families and provides support groups on numerous topics. Her belief is that one’s faith and practices of meditation and breath work help frame a tool box that can be so helpful in dealing with life’s more difficult issues, particularly anxiety and post traumatic stress.