NEMPAC welcomes two new board members to its leadership team in 2024, Clarinda Massengill and Marly I. Roche Pabon.  

Clarinda and Marly have both been deeply involved in the NEMPAC organization for many years. Clarinda has been a member of NEMPAC’s Finance Committee since 2019, and Marly has been an active parent of NEMPAC, with three children enrolled in our youth and teen internship programs.

“We are grateful to welcome two visionary leaders to our Board of Directors, igniting a new chapter of diversity, creativity, and empowerment within our arts organization. Their unique perspectives and history of involvement within the NEMPAC organization will undoubtedly inspire positive change and elevate our commitment to inclusivity and arts innovation,” said Sherri Snow, Executive Director of NEMPAC.

Clarinda Massengill is a seasoned financial professional who owns an accounting firm based in Boston. She is a graduate of Leslie University with a BS in Business Administration and has co-founded two non-profits that address food insecurity and food deserts.  Additionally, her family is passionate and involved in arts programming outside of Boston. 

Marly I. Roche Pabon is an Associate Director of Biology at Blueprint Medicines in Cambridge.  She is originally from Puerto Rico and came to Boston for graduate school at Boston University and post-graduate work at Massachusetts General Hospital. Marly became involved in the arts at an early age in Puerto Rico, explaining that “as a child, I was fortunate to grow up in a community that provided a strong influence of traditional Puerto Rican dance and music (‘bomba y plena’ and ‘aguinaldos’), as well as to perform in school events and family gatherings.  All of this shaped my passion for the arts.”  Marly’s children are now involved in programming at NEMPAC as well. 

NEMPAC also announces the election of officers to the Board of Directors, with Mary O’Neill, resident of the North End, serving as Chair, Robin Wehbe, former resident of Charlestown, serving as Vice Chair, Tchad Cort, resident of Roxbury, serving as Clerk, and Caroline Lamb, resident of the North End, serving as Treasurer.

NEMPAC’s newly elected board officers consist of all previously serving board members.  Mary O’Neill is a District Attorney for Middlesex County and has served on the NEMPAC Board of Directors for over six years. Robin Wehbe works in business development and has served for five years. Tchad Cort, who works for Boston Public Schools, is in her second year on the board, and Caroline Lamb, a scientist by trade, is a parent of two NEMPAC students and is entering her second year on the board.