Girls Inc. of Lynn Celebrates 75th Anniversary. Welcomes Board Members and Honors Volunteer at Annual Meeting

Girls Inc. of Lynn celebrated its 75th anniversary at their Annual Meeting on September 28 at the Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts. The evening featured an introduction from Leslie Mercedes, one of two Teen Board members; remarks from executive director Deb Ansourlian; a Volunteer Honor Presentation to Nancy Whitman and Nahant Women’s Club for their loyal efforts as committed volunteers; and the induction of four new Board members and two new staff members.

“As we take a moment to stop and reflect on 75 wonderful years, it’s also a great time to think about the future,” said Ansourlian. “I see our future in these girls. While we have accomplished much, there is still much to do to ensure we continue to empower girls to be strong, smart and bold for another 75 years.”

New Board members include Amy Heath, physical therapy department chair and associate professor of practice at Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences; Terese Hoekstra, senior director at Flexion Therapeutics; Jermaine Williams, vice president of student affairs at North Shore Community College; and Alexander Zapata, branch manager of Webster Bank in Harvard Square, Cambridge.

This year’s officers include Board President Anina Butler, Vice President Kathleen Turner, Treasurer Kim Monahan, and Clerk Candace Doucette.

New staff introductions included Donna Crotty, Director of Development and Communications and Anne Lyness, Finance Manager.