Board of Directors
Thomas Combs, Committee for Public Council Services
Tom is a Somerville resident and Trial Attorney in the public defender division of CPCS. Serving Lowell, Ayer, Lawrence and Haverhill District Courts.
Vithal Deshpande, City of Somerville Dept. of Environment and Sustainability
Longtime advisor to the City of Somerville, Vithal has developed and managed projects related to air quality, indoor air quality, watershed, storm water, climate change, indoor air quality, green building, site remediation, sick building syndrome, energy and local emergency planning. He also advises strategic development of sustainability programs and innovative solutions for India as Director of the Shashwat Eco-Solutions Foundation
Mark Pedersen, Digital Plunge Marketing
Mark is a UX Designer and freelance marketing strategist focused on SEO and social media. He has served as the Groundwork Somerville board president and is a member of the Somerville small business community as part of Mike’s Automotive.
Larry Venezia, Rockland Trust
Larry is the First Vice President and Lending Center Manager for Rockland Trust, managing a team of Lenders focused on new Business Development and Portfolio Risk Management while maintaining my own portfolio including developing new business for companies with revenue generation from $1 million to $50 Million.
Sarah Hutchinson, Boston University
Sarah works for the Development and Alumni Relations office at Boston University on the Global Leadership Development team, advancing the University’s first comprehensive campaign with a goal of $1.5 billion. She recently completed her MBA from the Questrom School of Business in non-profit management. In her spare time she enjoys biking, spending time outdoors, and taking advantage of all that Camberville has to offer.