Jenn moved to Norfolk with her family 3 years ago. As a former Kindergarten teacher, she was missing that community connection and took the fundraising role as a way to stay connected and give back. Jenn has 3 children, Cooper, Lila and Parker and loves spending time with family and friends

Melissa Dugas, President

Jenn Marino, Fundraising

Kim Simone, Family Based

Stephanie Richard, Family Based

Cathy Troutman, Publicity

Cathy and her family moved to Norfolk in 2010. With a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, Cathy loves the field of marketing and public relations and often consults for small businesses and non profits.She mostly loves to be with her family and friends, loves to run, eat ice cream, and then run some more.

Kelly Panepinto, Publicity

Faith Tierney, Membership

Melissa has lived in Norfolk for 6 years with her husband Eric, and three children.  This is Melissa's 3rd year as an NCL board member and she has enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in the community and meet new people.  During her time on the board, she co-chaired the Norfolk Community Gala in 2013 and 2015.   Melissa is currently a stay at home mom but keeps busy with her family, volunteering and her cookie decorating business!

Debbie Gursha and her family moved to Norfolk in 2013.  She graduated with a B.S. from Virginia Tech and a M.S. from Massachusetts Maritime Academy.  She is employed by UMass Boston as the Fire and Life Safety Officer for the university.  During her spare time she enjoys home sewing, running her black Labradors in the woods and quahogging on the Cape.

Debra Gursha, Hospitality

Stephanie and her family joined the Norfolk Community League in 2010.  After years of actively participating in the family based events hosted by the NCL, Stephanie decided to take on the task of Co-Chair and uphold the fabulous traditions held year after year.  She keeps busy with her two young children, frequenting the gym, and volunteering her time within the community.

Kim is a relative newcomer to Norfolk, moving here with her husband, two sons, and two cats in 2014. She is a fine wine professional and the founder of Vinitas WineWorks, a unique wine education and events company. A graduate of the Boston University Gastronomy program, she loves all things food, including cooking (enchiladas), baking (sourdough bread), and fermenting (pickles).

Melissa Wainwright, Secretary

Melissa moved to Norfolk in 2008.  She has three active kids - William (6), Olivia (6), and Vera (4). Melissa is an engineering alum of Purdue University, and works as Director of Quality for Nortek, Inc. in Providence.  Melissa and her family have enjoyed all of the great events through NCL over the years, and is excited to contribute through this first year on the Board.

Karen Courtney, Treasurer

Karen has lived in Norfolk since 2006 with her husband Jim and son Colin (4).  This is Karen's 5th year as an NCL board member serving 2 years as VP of Membership and starting her 3rd year as VP of Treasury.  Karen has enjoyed being involved in the community and meeting new people.  Karen also co-chaired the Norfolk Community Gala in 2015.   Karen works part-time as a bookkeeper and in her spare time enjoys reading, going to the movies, cooking and spending time with friends and family

The Norfolk Community League Board consists of 12 individuals who volunteer their time in an effort to enhance the quality of life for Norfolk residents and strengthen community spirit.  The 2015/2016 board members are:

Faith taught in Norfolk from 2007-2012 until she decided to stay home with her young children.  After years of telling her husband how Norfolk is an ideal place to raise a family, they decided to move here in 2013.  Faith enjoys giving back to the community and is always open to new ideas to help improve the experiences of NCL members


CiCi VanTine, Fundraising

Erica Lentini, Fundraising

Erica has lived in Norfolk with her husband and three sons since 2009. This is Erica’s first year on the NCL Board and she is looking forward to her involvement in giving back to the community. Erica is currently working toward her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. When her nose isn’t in her books, Erica enjoys baking and spending time with family and friends.

Tricia Frazier, Fundraising

Tricia moved to Norfolk with her husband Tom in 2009.  Tricia has two children, Tommy (7yrs) and Vivian (5yrs).  Tricia has an Associates Degree from Labore College and currently works part time as a Registered Nurse at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. This will be Tricia's 3rd term serving on the NCL Board.   In her free time Tricia loves to decorate, go to the gym and read a good book.

Kelly moved to Norfolk in 2013 from Braintree, MA.  She has 3 beautiful children, Emma (8)Tyler (6), and Lily (2) in addition to our 2 dogs Abbey and Lucy. Kelly loves working with people and within communities and am a full-time real estate agent with CENTURY 21 Commonwealth.  In her spare time, which doesn't happen often, I enjoy running, hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, and of course watching my children's many sporting events around town.