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Name: Corinne Poor
Role: Immediate Past President/Co-Treasurer

Hello! My name is Corinne Poor and I’m very excited to serve as Immediate Past President & Co-Treasurer on the 2018 Board for Greater Newburyport Mothers and Families Club.

A New Englander at heart, it was easy for me to relocate to the North Shore and start a family with my husband Greg. We have two amazing boys, ages 7 & 8, and two adorable black labs.

Since becoming a member in September 2013, GNFC has proven to be a wonderful group, with fun activities/resources for the entire family. I look forward to meeting new faces and reconnecting with familiar faces too!

If I can be of any assistance please feel free to contact me:

Name: Jenny Houlahan
Role: Co-President

Hello and welcome to the GNFC! I am very excited to be serving as Co-President after spending two years as Newsletter Copy Editor. My main goals as one of the leaders for our amazing organization is to make it as inclusive as possible for all families and to continue investing our collective time and effort in volunteerism and community outreach.


I was raised outside of Washington, D.C., attended college in central Virginia and then moved to Chicago where I met my husband Nick. We moved to Newburyport six years ago and have fallen head over heels in love with the area. I previously worked in the fitness, health and management fields and now care for my daughters Sophie and Lucy full time. I enjoy staying active with my family, cooking, volunteering and taking advantage of all of the fun activities that our wonderful community has to offer.


Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions, requests or other input that you might have at

Meaghan DeMeo
Name: Meaghan DeMeo
Role: Co-President

Jessica Wright
Name: Jessica Wright
Role: Co-Vice President

I am so excited to be stepping into the role of Co-Vice President of the Board of the GNFC this year! I grew up in Ipswich and after more than a decade away from the area, moved to Newburyport five years ago with my husband and dog. I now have a 4-year-old daughter who keeps me on my toes and inspires me to learn and grow right alongside her while experiencing life through her eyes. I truly enjoy coastal living and taking advantage of all the best that Newburyport has to offer. I am a realtor, a real estate investor, and a property manager. I’m also a wife, a mother, a friend, a volunteer, a ballroom dancer, and so much more. I place a high value on my relationships, am fiercely loyal, and strive to do my very best for others. If we haven't met yet, I hope we do soon.

Heather Fontaine

Name: Heather Fontaine

Role: Co-Vice President

Name: Nan Ma
Role: Playgroup/New Member Outreach

Ryann Nickerson
Name: Ryann Nickerson
Role: Public Relations

About Me:  A year ago I was a new mom struggling with all the things new moms deal with – sleepless nights, when to introduce certain foods, stressing as to whether is he eating enough… or too much. To add to the list, I had just moved. I was at a loss for my community and mommy friends that I left in Colorado – a place that had been home for almost a decade. I also had a running list of worries, like where do I bring Sam when he got sick, the random “is this normal?” questions, and then the obvious one, “how do I connect with other parents with young kids?” And then I met a mommy who told me about the GNFC – it was a lifesaver. I joined a playgroup, asked all my questions, snagged some good clothing and toy deals, got a ton of recommendations [from pediatricians and dentists to local activities], and have met some pretty stellar mommies. A year older and wiser, I knew I had to give back to Newburyport, a place we have fast fallen in love with, and to this amazing organization.
About me: I have a very active son named Sam, who turns two in April, a black lab named Summit with a lot of puppy left in him, my husband Jon who is also high-energy, and a big ol’ Newburyport fixer-upper that keeps me busy. On the weekends, we try to escape the house – and you can find us romping around town, in the woods, at the park, or on the beach. You can contact me at

Name: Ashley Mahoney
Role: Secretary

Hi! I am very excited to join the board this year as secretary. I joined the board last year as part of the consignment sale team and have been a member since 2014. As a member, I have enjoyed volunteering for GNFC events as well as taking advantage of outings, playgroups, and all the club has to offer for families. 


I live in Newburyport with my husband, John, our son (3) and daughter (7 months). After living in various places around the north shore, we decided to move to Newburyport for all that it has to offer and have lived here for 4 years. We love walking into town, enjoying the farmers market, the parks and of course the beach. 


I am a mental health therapist at a small practice where I try to balance a flexible work schedule and be home some of the time during the week. I love meeting new people and have been so happy to meet so many amazing women in town and through this club. I look forward to the year ahead and all the great events that are in store.

Lindsay Batastini
Name: Lindsay Batastini
Role: Co-Treasurer

Hi! My name is Lindsay and I am thrilled to be serving as your co-treasurer this year. Over the last almost 4 years my family has been fortunate to have made wonderful friends through the club and have enjoyed so many fun activities hosted by the club. Being a mom is constant adventure and I so enjoy sharing laughs, tears, and glasses of wine with other moms!


I grew up in Connecticut and after time in Vermont, California, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and New York; I found my way to Newburyport with my husband, Matt. We have a 3.5 year old son, a 1 year old daughter and a 5 year old goldendoodle. As a family we enjoy living walking distance to downtown and many playgrounds, spending summer days at the beach, and hosting friends for BBQs in our backyard. 


You can contact me at

Name: Christy Teel
Role: Adult Outings Lead

About Me: Hi! My name is Christy Teel and this is my second year on the Board and as part of the Adult Outings Team. I joined the GNFC in 2013, right before the birth of our son, Anderson (3). The community, resources, friendships and support of the GNFC have been invaluable as first time parents and a member of the Newburyport community. During my time on the Board, I hope to plan activities that get other members excited about the Club, our community and meeting new people. If you have any ideas for Adult Outings that you would like to attend, please reach out to me!

In addition to my involvement with the Club, I am a part-time attorney for a medical malpractice firm in Boston, and a full-time mom. My husband, Jon, and I met and live in Newburyport with our three year old son, Boston Terrier (Roscoe) and cat (Zeus). We love to be outdoors, ski as much as possible in the winter and be on the water in the summer. Travel is a passion and we hope that our children will enjoy traveling with us!

The GNFC has been an incredible resource for our family, and I am glad to be able to contribute and give back to the Club and community by serving on the Board.

Briana McCorkell
Name: Briana McCorkell
Role: Adult Outings

My name is Bri McCorkell and this is my first year serving on the Board. I couldn't be happier to be a member of the Adult Outings Committee as I absolutely love supporting the incredible businesses in our community as well as having fun nights out without the kiddos! I've been lucky to have attended many outings, parties and as well as volunteer at GNFC activities and I'm pumped to be able to give back and serve the community that has been so welcoming to us.


Originally from the North Shore, my family and I moved from here from Connecticut 3.5 years ago and have been blown away by the friendliness and just plain liveliness of this incredible town. One of our most special memories was receiving meals and notes of well wishes from so many families when we welcomed our daughter June last spring. I along with my husband Rory, our son Holden (4), daughter June (9 months) and a menagerie of pets consider ourselves very lucky to live here! We've made some incredible friendships and look forward to meeting new people through the club. When I'm not hanging with my family, you'll find me empowering female entrepreneurs to discover their inner worth and build a life and business that they absolutely LOVE as a coach. I'm also a speaker, humanitarian and leader of retreats to help women energetically and financially align with their soul's calling. You can contact me at


Name: Jenny Putnam
Role: Adult Outings

This is my fifth year as a GNFC Board member, and my first serving on the Adult Outings Committee. I joined the club after moving to Newburyport with my son in 2012. As a single parent, and self-employed graphic designer, the GNFC has been an invaluable resource to me both personally and professionally and I feel so lucky to be a part of this wonderful group of people.

My son and I love exploring the greater Newburyport area – it’s such a fantastic place to bring up a child! We try to take advantage of the shore, woods and fields whenever we can, and also enjoy living downtown – just a short walk to all the essentials (library, waterfront and Dos Amigos!). In my little bit of free time I knit, make jewelry, read, and swim.

Christi Beebe
Name: Christi Beebe
Role: Adult Outings

Linda Cribben
Name: Linda Cribben
Role: Adult Outings

Carina Lane
Name: Carina Lane
Role: Community Outreach

I am joining the GNFC board in 2018 for the first time. I am part of the Community Outreach committee, and I am looking forward to being involved and giving back to the community.

I am born and raised in Germany. I have a degree in woman’s dress making as well as floral design. I basically grew up in a greenhouse playing in the soil as a toddler.
I moved here in 2014 after I married my husband who grew up in the Newburyport area.
We have a 21 month old son who gets all our attention in our free time, and we try to enjoy all the fun things Newburyport and surrounding towns have to offer with him.

Name: Lindsey Whalen
Role: Volunteer & In-A-Pinch  Coordinator/Community Outreach

Chaitra Veit
Name: Chaitra Veit
Role: Community Outreach

Calle Dartnell
Name: Calle Dartnell
Role: Community Outreach

Liz Zimmerman
Name: Liz Zimmerman
Role: Community Outreach

Hi! I am a stay at home mom to a baby girl, Parker, born in June 2017 and 3 crazy dogs. I am new to the North Shore area, GNFC and the board as a member of the Community Outreach committee. I look forward to working with the group and have always enjoyed giving back to the community. 

When I have free alone time I enjoy running, crossfit and the beach. My husband and I enjoy visiting breweries, hiking, motorcycle riding and just spending time with Parker.

Colleen Carbone
Name: Colleen Carbone
Role: Community Outreach

Nicole Plante
Name: Nicole Plante
Role: Community Outreach

Leah Bates
Name: Leah Bates
Role: Large Events

Hi! My name is Leah Bates and this is my first year as a GNFC board member on the Large Events team. I live in Groveland with my husband, two sons and black lab. I recently joined the club as a way to get involved in the community and meet other families in the area. We have enjoyed all of the special events and kids outings we have attended so far and look forward to even more this year! I am always looking for fun activities to do with my children during the day! Prior to becoming a stay-at-home mom to my 3 year old and 7 month old sons I worked as a Pre-K teacher in the area. Now that I have more free time I am excited to become more active in the community and volunteer my time. I look forward to bringing some new ideas to the club and helping to plan the wonderful large events the club offers throughout the year!

Jennifer Reardon
Name: Jennifer Reardon
Role: Large Events

 Hi all! My name is Jennifer Reardon, and I live in West Newbury. My husband, Timothy, and I have 3 year old identical twin boys. 

It is very exciting to be part of an amazing organization that does so much for the families and our community. I am more excited to serve on the board of directors on the large events committee for 2018. 

This year, I look forward to helping the organization as much as possible. My goal is to keep the large events through out the year a fun time for the children and lasting memories for parents too. Cheers to good times ahead!!

Megan Garrett
Name: Megan Garrett
Role: Large Events

Rounding out my first year as a Newburyport resident and new mom, I am excited to be joining the GNFC board to help pay forward the warm welcome I have received from this wonderful community.


I am originally from Chelmsford, but called the Upper West Side of Manhattan home for the seven years prior to returning to MA with my husband, Brian, and rescue pug, Ruby.  Three days after closing on our home in Newburyport, we welcomed our daughter, Beatrix, into our lives.  In addition to being a mom to my “girls,” I work as a corporate event planner and look forward to switching gears and planning some fun events for area families.

Julia Doherty
Name: Julia Doherty
Role: Large Events

Ann Wolkovich
Name: Ann Wolkovich
Role: Kids Outings Lead

Hello my name is Ann Wolkovich and I am excited to be a part of the GNFC Board as the Kid’s Outing Team Lead. My husband and I both grew up in Newburyport but moved to the South Shore for 8 years before moving back to Newburyport with the birth of our second son. We both work in Boston but decided that being close to our families and being able to be back in Newburyport was very important. We have 2 boys Alex (8) and Nikolai (4) who are our pride and joy. I work part time at Brigham and Women’s as an Embryologist and part time at my home business Portside Furniture Flips where I enjoy flipping and reupholstering furniture. Both are very rewarding being able to help people in different ways. I wanted to give back to the community, make new friends and enjoy events with my family as a member of the GNFC. I am looking forward to getting to know many of you in the upcoming year.

Lyndsey Pierro
Name: Lyndsey Pierro
Role: Kid's Outings

I am so excited to be on GNFC Board for the second year working with the Kid’s Outings team. I went to college in Burlington, Vermont where I met my husband Nathan. Having grown up in Essex, MA and being a North Shore native, I always knew that I wanted to raise my family in this beautiful coastal area. There is something special about this community that drew us here. We have been living happily in Newburyport for the past three years with our 2-year-old son Brooks.

I work full time as a Planning Manager for a Valve Company. As much as I love my job, I live for the weekends and spending quality time with my family. I enjoy running, going to the local parks and beaches, skiing, and spending time downtown Newburyport. My family has been enjoying the events GNFC has hosted over the past two years and I decided that now would be a good time to play an active role in this terrific organization. I look forward to giving back to this wonderful community and helping to create special memories for my family and yours. 


Christine D
Name: Christine DiGiuseppe
Role: Consignment Sale Coordinator

Cindy Scally
Name: Cindy Scally
Role: Consignment Sale Coordinator

Hi! I’m Cindy Scally, mother to spunky 3 year old red head and two golden retrievers, and wife to a terrific loving man.

I’ve been a member of the GNFC since I was pregnant with my son and am a relatively new board member. I decided to join the board in order to give back to the organization that has provided so many great experiences for me and my family.  We’ve enjoyed the great events, discounts and the wonderful friends we’ve made.  Outside of mommin’ I enjoy my “day job” as a Realtor, gardening, and diy home projects.

Name: Kim Klapes
Role: Consignment Sale Coordinator

Nicole Luedke
Nicole Luedke
Role: Consignment Sale Coordinator

Stephanie Sisto
Name: Stephanie Sisto
Role: Consignment Sale Coordinator

Caitlin Dowling
Name: Caitlin Dowling
Role: Newsletter Managing Editor

Hi! I'm so excited to be joining the GNFC board this year. My family moved to Newburyport from Brooklyn about a year ago with my twin 4 year old daughters, 1 year old son and our dog Leo. While it's a big change, I'm a Massachusetts native, so this is returning home for me. We're loving going to the beach, walking the Rail Trail and exploring town. In the "free time" I have, I am also a freelance writer and consultant for family focused startups.

Ann Marks
Name: Ann Marks
Role: Newsletter Designer

Danielle Poupon
Name: Danielle Poupon
Role: Newsletter Copy Editor

Lauren St. George
Name: Lauren St. George
Role: Newsletter Copy Editor
This is my first year on the board and I am looking forward to getting to know even more of the community through your voices in the newsletter. Like so many others, my husband and I moved to Newburyport after years of living in Boston. Though the suburbs certainly had appeal as we thought about expanding our family, we weren't ready to let go of the perks of city living. Of course, we had no idea what a fantastic place this is to raise a family. I joined the GNFC when my first daughter was born as a way to expand our social circle. Through playgroups, forums, and events, I have fostered new friendships and become more 
acquainted (and enamored) with the area in which we live. I'm excited to give back to such a great group. 

In my free time, I enjoy writing, yoga, cooking, reading, and going on spur-of-the-moment adventures with my husband and daughters. 

Name: Sarah Vostok
Role: Newsletter Copy Editor

Name: Morgan McNeil
Role: Newsletter Advertising

Scott Nelson
Name: Scott Nelson
Role: Dad's Liason

Our family moved to Newburyport this year from Boston.  We loved Boston, but made the choice because Finn (4.5) wanted to live by the beach.  The decision was not that simple, but his love for the sand made it an easier choice. 

Since the day he was born I realized how much I love being a Dad.  I dedicate every free moment to my wife Jen, son Finn, son Rhys (2.5) and dog Bella…. and love every minute of it!  

Upon moving here I wanted to find a way to quickly integrate our family into the community, so when GNFC sent out a message looking for a Dad’s Liaison I was excited for the opportunity.  Just ask my kids what they want to do today.  Chances are it is one word – ADVENTURE!  It will be fun to go on adventures with other Dad’s and their children.  I am sure we will make forever friends.  Join us on our next adventure!

Erik Scortia
Name: Erik Scorcia
Role: Dad's Liason

Hello my name is Erik I am a Dad Liaison and one of the founding members of the Captain Dads Adventure Club, you may have seen us at playgrounds, walking the rail trail, or running the Yankee Homecoming Bed Race. What are we? Just some badass Dads doing our dad thing. My goal in joining the GNMFC Board is to bring that Dad Mojo and spread it.

I have two young boys and live here in NBPT with my wife Isabelle and our first born Chester (a Cockapoo) I grew up in Maine, and attended Boston College, been in the area ever since. We have been living on the North Shore 6 years now, and never plan to leave. I work for a Tech Company, love to travel the world and love living a Green lifestyle!