MESA Board 2016-1017


Kateena Almeida

Kateena grew up in Texas and moved to Massachusetts 11 years ago and has spent the past 6 years in Mansfield. She has one daughter who is in the third grade. Kateena was the VP of Robinson for two years prior to being President. When not working Kateena enjoys taking family vacations.


Amber DeBrosse
Vice President for Robinson

Amber has lived in Mansfield for the past 6 years. She is the mother of three daughters, one who is 7 years old and currently a 1st grader as well as a 2 year old, and a newborn. This is her first year serving on the MESA board as Robinson's Vice President. In addition to volunteering she is a part time Massage therapist and stay at home mom. 

Lisa Balzarini
Vice President for Jordan/Jackson

 Lisa moved to Mansfield in 2005. She is mom to two active girls (7 & 9). After volunteering for 3 years Lisa joined our board in September 2015 as J/J vice President. She is a property/household manager and also dedicates a large amount of time volunteering for the Relay for Life (American Cancer Society). When not working or volunteering enjoys being outdoors with her family, OCRs (obstacle course races), skiing and kickboxing.

Christine Gardosik
Vice President Ways & Means

Christine is new to the MESA Board and is excited to serve the elementary schools in this capacity. She is the mom to a Kindergartner and a 2nd grader. In addition to volunteering, Christine also works part-time as a mental health therapist.


Stephanie Znoj
Recording Secretary

Stephanie has lived in Mansfield eight years with her husband and three children, two sons in 4th grade and a daughter in 2nd grade.  This is Stephanie's second year holding the Recording Secretary position and has been a member of MESA for five years.  Stephanie currently works part-time as an assistant teacher at Mansfield Children's School and part-time as a medical transcriptionist.  She also enjoys volunteering for the food pantry, Relay for Life and iCare. 

Brittany Collins
Corresponding Secretary

 Brittany has been a member of MESA for 4 years, after moving to Mansfield from Portland, OR.  She is a stay-at-home Mom to Minnie in 3rd grade and Penny in morning preschool at Mansfield Childrens' Center. This is her first year on the board and she is looking forward to working with a great group of ladies as well as every member of MESA.


Dianne Richard

 Dianne is from Boston and has resided in Mansfield for the past 8 years with her husband and two daughters (9 and 7 yrs old).  She is actively involved in many community organizations within Mansfield and this is her third consecutive year on the MESA board. Dianne is the owner of a small home bakery in Mansfield.

Jennifer Cooper

Jenn grew up in Easton and has lived in Mansfield for the past 8 years. She has a son in his second year of preschool and a daughter in first grade. This is her first year serving on the MESA board and she's excited to help the schools with fundraising efforts. In addition to volunteering, she works part time for a pension plan administration company. 

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