Our board members are some of the most generous people around; they donate not only their time and passion, but also thoughtful leadership experience to create a truly astonishing team. They bring their expertise and continually rise to the challenge of fighting financial instability and inability for women battling breast cancer. We are incredibly grateful for their support on our mission.

Michelle Power


When human beings experience trauma or severe life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. Michelle’s great passion is bringing healing to those people. As a Psychotherapist in the Worcester County area for over 20 years, she also began a private practice to help those around her struggle to make sense of life’s hurdles. After bearing witness to several close family members and friends’ diagnosis with breast cancer, she decided to take her professional experience to the test and begin the nonprofit Pawsitively 4 Pink in hopes of providing much needed direct financial assistance to local women battling breast cancer. 

When Michelle isn’t supporting the underserved women in her community she is spending quality time with her wife of 15 years and her three dogs, Lexi, Sophee, and Gracee.

“A diagnosis of breast cancer infiltrates their bodies and can win the daily battles. We cannot let it win the war and steal what they have worked so hard for in their lives.”

Kathy Chapman


Working at both the Worcester District Court and heading her own real estate company, Kathy is passionate about Pawsitively 4 Pink. She is also devoted to her wife, dogs, family, friends, and travel, the mix of which make her life full to the brim.

“Previously, I made donations. This was simple. Nevertheless, after joining this nonprofit, I understand how much more joy I experience by being more present and connected with my community, The biggest present I could give to the women we are supporting and to myself is the gift of my time.”

Donna Malone


Donna has accumulated over 25 years of experience in a multitude of healthcare settings, and taught as an Adjunct Professor for 20 years. Her long-term involvement with health care has made her increasingly passionate about helping those who need it most; the same underserved women fighting breast cancer that Pawsitively 4 Pink cares passionately about.

“You can’t help everyone, so make the most to those you do help. Pawsitively 4 Pink is dedicated and committed to drastically improving the lives of these women and their families. I love being a part of an organization that shows their passion through impact.”

Brynne Stark


Upon beating breast cancer after her diagnosis in 2018, Brynne realized how lucky she was to be covered by insurance throughout her treatments. Knowing that many women are not privy to this resource, she sought out Pawsitively 4 Pink to help make a difference for those struggling with the costs of cancer and everyday life. Brynne lives in Oakham with her family and is passionate about her bread baking business, Brynne’s Bread, and enjoys hiking, gardening, and throwing clay on her pottery wheel.

“When I heard about P4P, I just knew it was the right group I wanted to help. I personally had a lot of support with family and friends while going through breast cancer myself. I couldn’t imagine how hard it is for women that don’t have the same resources. I wanted to find a way to support other women going through such a difficult time and P4P goes above and beyond.”

Lauren Chapman Mulhern


Lauren resides in Millbury, MA with her two adorable daughters as well as her husband of 10 years. After earning a Master’s of Education from Worcester State University she has enjoyed being a Special Education teacher for the last 13 years and spends her free time with her family, vacationing, cooking, fitness, and trying new cuisines.

“I love being a part of a team that supports women. It is remarkable the impact that Pawsitively 4 Pink has made on the lives of women in such a short period of time. It is so nice to know that women have a place to turn to in a time of need. Michelle the founder of the organization is so involved and hands-on throughout the experience and brings a human element to the foundation.”

Jaclyn Packard

Board Member

Managing her own practice, Jaclyn is an attorney in Worcester with offices in both Springfield and Worcester, where she grew up. After graduating from Notre Dame Academy she moved back home where she lives with her husband and two adorable dogs whom she enjoys camping, hiking, and even skiing with.

“My experience with Pawsitively 4 Pink has been nothing less than extraordinary. This organization goes above and beyond to raise awareness and financial support for those who need it most. With the financial assistance P4P provides women diagnosed with breast cancer can focus on what truly matters-treatment and recovery. Financial stress should not be a part of a breast cancer diagnosis.”

Marcia Millon Cornett

Board Member

Marcia is a professor of finance at Bentley University after completing a BS, MBA, and PhD studying finance. She is a celebrated author and serves as a member of the Board of Directors and numerous committees of the SFU Credit Union.

Alisa Heenan

Board Member

When she isn’t busy with work as a reading specialist at a high school in MA, Alisa enjoys working out, hiking, and reading. She and her husband are a proud mother and father to their daughter and two cats.

“In my eyes, P4P has always been about supporting the mind, body and soul of a person throughout the unprecedented times that a breast cancer diagnosis can bring. Yes, P4P supports the low-income women financially, but having P4P by a woman’s side can help alleviate the anxiety of paying bills and having needs met which would in turn help comfort and support that woman mentally and spiritually during treatment.”

Amanda Belding

Board Member

After relocating to Worcester county five years ago, Amanda witnessed several of her close friends receive breast cancer diagnoses and their subsequent battle to beat it. Desperate to help, she now gives support to those in her new community who struggle financially while battling cancer. She is a non-practicing attorney who enjoys golfing, practicing yoga, traveling, and spending time with her family.

“I really enjoy being able to give back to the community in which I live. Facing a breast cancer diagnosis is a devastating situation- it so gratifying to be a part of an organization that is working so hard to support these women in so many ways and making a real difference.”

Carmen Torres

Board Member

After serving her local community for 32 years as a sessions clerk in a Massachusetts Trial Court, Carmen Torres now spends her time going to the gym, hanging out with her grandchildren, taking long motorcycle rides with her husband and enjoying time with friends. Carmen has been a part of Pawsitively 4 Pink since the beginning, volunteering and supporting the organization with her bilingual capabilities to better serve the Latinx community.

“I have been involved with Pawsitively 4 Pink since its creation in 2018. I am in awe of the financial and emotional support that P4P provides to the breast cancer community. I respect the challenges that low-income women have when diagnosed with breast cancer. These women have shown me that life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how we react to it.”

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