The Monadnock United Way Board of Directors is comprised of 12 citizens from throughout the Monadnock Region. Elected for a three-year term, each member also serves on at least two committees. This dedicated group recently completed a Board Retreat to help map out the future direction of Monadnock United Way.
Bonnie Kurylo, Chair
Bonnie Kurylo of Weare, is a Division Manager for Public Service of New Hampshire (PSNH). Kurylo directs all customer operations activities in the Western/Central part of the state, with a primary focus on customer and employee satisfaction, system reliability, community relations, and economic development.
She is active in the local community, serving as a member of the Business Support committee for the Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce, serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she served for many years as a PSNH VIP for Easter Seals, past Chair of the Board of Directors for New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility and is a graduate of the Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2011.
Kurylo holds a B.S. in Business Management and she lives in Weare with her husband and children.
Joe Parisi, Vice Chair
Joe Parisi of Spofford is a retired engineering executive, mostly recently (May 2012) as Vice President, Research and Engineering at Markem-Imaje. Since moving to the area to join MARKEM Corporation in 1994, Joe had been responsible for various engineering and new product development activities and was part of the MARKEM executive management team prior to the acquisition by Dover Corporation in 2006.
Joe holds a BE from Cooper Union and an MS from MIT both in Mechanical Engineering. In addition to his position on the MUW board, Joe is a board member for the Colonial Theatre and a member of the Chesterfield Planning Board. Joe has been a member of the MUW Board of Directors since 2009 and is currently serving on the Community Impact, Allocations, and Finance committees.
Dominic Perkins, Treasurer
Dominic has lived in Keene since 1983 and graduated from Keene High School in 1996. He served in the USN as a Submariner from 1996-2000. In 2006 he completed his Bachelors Degree in Management from Keene State College. Dominic has worked at Savings Bank of Walpole since 2005 where his responsibilities include process/product review, training, and project planning. His work with MUW included being a Loaned Employee and is now serving on the Board. Dominic lives with his wife and two daughters in Keene.
Jeff Bergeron, Secretary
Jeff grew up in Swanzey and is a 1993 graduate of Monadnock Regional High School. In 1997 he completed his Bachelor's Degree in Communications from The University of New Hampshire. Jeff is the Owner/General Manager of Bergeron Internet Consulting, and also serves as the Web Communications Specialist at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene.
Heather graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in English and Women's Studies in 1998, and with a Master in Writing in 1999. She served for several years as an instructor and academic administrator at Landmark College in Putney, VT before purchasing Electronic Imaging Materials, Inc. with her husband in 2007. She is Vice President of the company and enjoys promoting their commitment to community involvement through Monadnock United Way. She resides in Keene with her husband and son.
Currently the Vice President, Senior Market Manager for People's United Bank, Patty has been a huge MUW supporter throughout her 29 years in banking. She served on the Allocations Committee for five years, two as the committee chair. Patty lives in Francestown with her husband David.
Harris grew up in Ohio and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSChE degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked for Esso Research and Engineering Company (Now Exxon Mobile) and later received his MSChE and PhD in Chemical Engineering. In 1973 he joined The Standard Oil Company in Cleveland where he was a lead engineer and one of the project manager’s for the design and operation of the Trans Alyeska Pipeline. In 1988 he received a MBA from Case Western Reserve University. He founded several “start-up” companies which he later sold to accept a position as Vice President and General Manager of a business unit for AT&T International. After leaving AT&T in 1997, Harris joined Case Western Reserve University as a Professor with a joint appointment in the Business School and the Engineering School. In 2008, he and his wife, a defense civil litigation trial attorney, retired and moved to the Monadnock Region.
Harris enjoys teaching, cooking (he attended ICASI Culinary Institute in Cleveland), anything having to do with the outdoors and giving back to the community. He currently serves on the Marlborough, NH, Zoning Board, The Colonial Theatre Board, where he is Vice Chairman, and he is also teaching in the Cheshire Academy for Lifelong learning at Keene State College.
Dick grew up in Texas and Massachusetts, attended UNH and was awarded a BSME. He later attended Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth and received his MBA. Dick has held various positions with General Electric and Markem Corporation. A volunteer with MUW for many years, Dick recently joined the board. Currently the Owner and CEO of Stone Pond Woodworking, Dick lives in Marlborough with his wife Kris and their children Katherine, Erika and Nolan.
He has worked on several MUW committees including Allocations and Campaign Communications, and has served as an Account Executive. He is the current President of the Board for The Samaritans, Inc. and a member of the City of Keene Juvenile Conference Committee. Jeff lives in Troy with his wife Shelly.
Joe is President & CEO of Baudeliare, Inc. and Board Chair of Monadnock Community Market. Born and Raised in West Tennessee, Joe has been a 35 year resident of Cheshire and Sullivan counties, currently residing in Marlow where he is an avid vegetable gardener. Joe is married with 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Round, a graduate of Dartmouth College, joined IPG Employee Benefits in January of 1996 and is currently Vice President of Administration. He is a member of the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Round earned his Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation in 1999. He is involved with the International Society of Certified Employee Benefits Specialists, its Greater Boston Chapter, and the Society for Human Resource Management.
Outside of work, Round has served the region and state in a variety of capacities. He has served as the Chairman of the Board for The Colonial Theatre Group, the Trustees of Trust Funds for the City of Keene, and the Monadnock Waldorf School. Currently a member of the Monadnock Region Board of Advisors for the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Round just ended a term as Chair of the Foundation’s Statewide Fiscal Policy Committee. He is also a 2006 graduate of Leadership New Hampshire and a member of the Keene Elm City Rotary. His most recent work with the Monadnock United Way was as a three-year member of the Allocations Committee.
Round and his family reside in Keene.
Bill was born in Keene, NH and raised in neighboring Swanzey, NH. After graduation from Monadnock Regional High School in 1987, he attended Keene State College as a non-matriculated student while beginning his career as an Assistant Manager at Aubuchon Hardware in Winchester, NH. He was promoted to Store Manager and subsequently moved to Ware, MA where he remained for 8 years. He switched companies and moved back home to the Keene area, while going to work at Brown and Roberts ACE Hardware in Bellows Falls, VT. In May of 2006, he changed careers joining WorldWide Computer Solutions in Keene as Director of Sales and Marketing.
Bill has served the Keene and Bellows Falls communities through numerous organizations and positions including the Keene Rotary Club, Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance, Parks Place Community Resource Center, and the Vermont Make-A-Wish Foundation . Bill has served the Monadnock United Way as Campaign Team Captain, Allocations Committee Member 2010-2012 and Allocations Committee Chairperson for 2013.