Heartworks could not exist if it were not for the hundreds of women we call “Heartworkers” who are committed to our purpose and give of themselves wholeheartedly. Heartworkers come to meetings, fundraisers and bring hope and kindness in many ways to families who need it.

Staff and Advisory Board

Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC

Megan McDowell, MSW, LPC

Founder & Executive Director

"Heartworks allows me to pay forward, everyday, the hope that was given to my sister’s family in 2001. It has expanded my capacity for compassion and helps to keep me out of the static of everyday life in a beautiful, small, east coast town."

Holly Fay

Holly Fay

Assistant Executive Director & Advisory Board

"Heartworks is my daily inspiration to be my best self. It always challenges me to expand what I think I know to be true. Heartworks has taught me that miracles happen all the time, kindness can sometimes change everything and hope is often all we need to keep going."

Tressa Baird

Tressa Baird

Director of Finance & Advisory Board

"Heartworks has been a life-altering experience for me. When I walk through the front door of the Heartworks House, I immediately feel the incredible energy that is present. Lessons that I have learned here are evident in all aspects of my life and for that I’m so very grateful."

Beka Baranowski, MSW, LSW

Beka Baranowski, MSW, LSW

Communications Coordinator

"Heartworks has been a lifestyle opportunity for me. Everyone who I‘ve meet at Heartworks has been an inspiration to do more then be a helper but get involved. I’ve been here for such a short time but Heartworks has already left its mark on my life."

Mary Ann Mackey

Mary Ann Mackey

Advisory Board

“Heartworks has given me the opportunity to connect with other women in the spirit of giving. It has also provided ways for me to explore the healing and development of my mind, body and soul. And it is a gentle reminder for me to live my life in a space of gratitude every day.”

Beth Lebel

Beth Lebel

Jr. Heartworks Coordinator & Advisory Board

"Heartworks is a central part of my life that keeps me grounded and lifts me up all at the same time. I feel blessed to the core to be able to share this journey with such a lovely & genuine group of women. It is also my honor to help lead the high school young ladies of Jr. Heartworks and guide them in keeping balance in their lives and focus on our mission of giving with an open heart, receiving with grace & being grateful."

Mary Kapp

Mary Kapp

Advisory Board

“Heartworks helps me to keep my heart open. I love being part of a group made up of women who exercise gratitude, giving, and receiving and Heartworks allows me to share kindness that I have also received. I am always encouraged to nurture my family, my spirituality, myself, and my friendships."

Claudia Dey

Claudia Dey

Advisory Board

“Heartworks helps me focus on what’s important in life. What I get back from giving is far more rewarding. Love meeting and spending time with like-minded women."

Jen Donohoe

Jen Donohoe

Advisory Board

“Heartworks is a community anchor that allows me to connect with women who share the same core values of kindness and gratitude. I am also proud to serve our local Veterans by providing Heartworkers with opportunities throughout the year."

Kerry Davis

Kerry Davis

Advisory Board

“Heartworks helped me during a difficult time in my life and I want to return the acts of kindness I received during that time. I love being part of the advisory board. It makes my life feel more substantial and filling.”

Board of Directors

Lois Gagnon
Aimee Hunnewell
Kelly Ketterson
Andi Williams