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Board Of Directors



Chair & Governance Committee

Joyce has been on the Tunefoolery Board since 2019 and currently sits on the Governance Committee.   She works at Harvard Business School as an Associate Director in student support services helping graduate students navigate both academic and personal lives.  Her work has involved developing wellness programs and opening up dialogue around self-care during challenging times.  Outside of work, she has spent the past few years focusing on meditation practices, developing skills for offering deeper compassion and love in our community.  Social justice and arts organizations are spaces where Joyce likes to volunteer.



Development Committee

Cate has been a member of the Tunefoolery board since 2015. She served on several other boards including, Southern Jamaica Plan Health Center, MA National Association of Social Workers and Cambridge Family Services HeadsUp Mentor Program. Cate is currently in the Director of Student Services at Boston University School of Social Work. In her free time she sings with the Greater Boston Community Choir (GBIC), enjoys making mosaic jewelry, kayaking and has been known to make natural juice jell-O creations.



Secretary, Governance Committee

Eugene joined Tunefoolery in 2012 as an accordion player and became the Office Manager in 2014. Motivated by renewed commitment to Tunefoolery, in 2021 Eugene joined the Board of Directors as secretary, and is also on the governance committee. Eugene has been taking weekly accordion lessons for the last seven years and is a part of the Massachusetts Accordion Club. He is also working toward becoming a Certified Peer Specialist.



Development Committee

Maria Fontellio has served on the Tunefoolery Board since 2018. Maria has worked for Eastern Bank since 2012 and is Branch Manager at their Watertown branch.  A graduate of Cambridge College in the Management Studies program, Maria is also very heavily involved with her church community at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church in Cambridge.

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Treasurer, Development Committee

Jeff joined Tunefoolery’s Board of Directors in 2021 and currently holds the position of treasurer. Jeff has been Tunefoolery’s Development Manager since 2003 and an actively performing musician in Tunefoolery since 2001. Jeff has long valued the tremendous opportunities Tunefoolery provides for growth and creative expression, musical and otherwise. Outside of Tunefoolery, Jeff is very active in attending cultural events in the Boston area, is a long-time cruiser, and is also a voracious reader.



Employment Committee

Deborah has been a member of the Tunefoolery board since 2023. She currently manages an emergency shelter for unhoused families in Lowell, MA, through the Massachusetts Initiative for Homeless Migrants.  For the past three years, Deborah has also served on the board of Somerville’s Neighborhood Counseling Center.  As an advisor at Boston University’s School of Social Work, Deborah supervises both graduate and undergraduate students as they prepare to enter the workforce.  An avid reader, Deborah is fascinated by Cape Cod and the dunes of Provincetown.  In addition to maintaining a garden, Deborah enjoys cycling local bike paths and exploring small towns throughout Massachusetts.

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