Meet Our Board

Maria DiLorenzo -

Maria DiLorenzo

Maria DiLorenzo has been connected with Sacred Threads since its early inception, and now serves as the chairwoman of the Board of Directors. Deeply committed to deepening women’s spirituality and building community, Maria works primarily in higher education at Bentley University as the Director for the Center for Alumni, Parents, and Friends.

Paul Hanke -

Paul Hanke

Paul is a seasoned and accomplished engineering and business administration professional currently serving in a senior level program management role for a major consumer electronics company. He has served on the Sacred Threads Board of Directors for six years and has found great reward in serving the unique and very important role that Sacred Threads plays in building meaningful connections and experiences through the nurturing of spirit.

Kathleen Henderson -

Kathleen Henderson

For the past 15 years Kathleen has been a Gallery Instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is interested in exploring the intersection of art, culture and spirituality with others. Kathleen joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and is currently serving on the Development Committee.

Elizabeth Lowe -

Elizabeth Lowe

Betsy has a background in higher education recruitment at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and corporate human resources. She is a dedicated wife and mother who volunteers in her community, her children’s school, and serves as a patient and family advisor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Betsy believes that connection is an essential aspect of the human experience and Sacred Threads is a valuable resource for women as they move through life. Betsy joined the Board of Directors in 2015.

Crista Mahoney -

Crista Mahoney

Crista is a wife and mother of two children, and currently serves as Catholic Chaplain at Babson College. She joined the Board of Directors in 2014, but has been with our Mothers’ Circle in Natick from its inception. It provides her a spiritual connection with like-minded women that nourishes and sustains her in her work and her home life.

Michele Ryan -

Michele Ryan

Michele is a former CPA. She joined the Board of Directors in 2015. Her focus is developing a publicity plan, sharing inspiring posts while using the benefits of social media. Having attended a Sacred Threads’ Speakers event at just the right time in her life, Michele was inspired by the very thoughtful but very simple presentation.

Julia Ferrara -

Julia Ferrara

Since 1993, Julia has worked in the business world in the area of operations and human resource management and is currently Vice President of Operations with a healthcare consulting firm in Boston. Julia joined the Sacred Threads Board of Directors in 2016 and currently serves on the Governance Committee. Julia was inspired to join Sacred Threads to be part of a spiritual and inspirational community of women.

Sylvia Simmons -

Sylvia Simmons

Sylvia had a career in Higher Education as an administrator and faculty member. She currently is a consultant and a volunteer and board member for several non-profit organizations. Sylvia is an advocate for the mission of Sacred Threads knowing Sacred Threads has transformed individuals in so many ways on their path to seeking a spiritual life. Sylvia joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and serves on the Governance Committee.

Katherine Spillman -

Katherine Spillman

Katie currently serves as the Director of Staff Formation at Xaverian Brothers High School in Westwood, MA, where she ministers to the faculty and staff, crafting communal and spiritual opportunities. Katie has served on the Board of Directors for the past four years. She is grateful for the “well of spiritual nourishment” that Sacred Threads has provided in her own life as a member of the Mother’s Circles.

Bill MacKenzie -

Bill MacKenzie

Bill MacKenzie is a graduate of Boston College and has an MBA from Boston University. Bill began his banking career with Shawmut Bank and then Citizen’s Bank. For the past ten years he has worked with Brookline Bank. Bill lives in Westwood with his wife, Eileen; they have three grown children. He enjoys golf and claims he is an average golfer. Bill joined the Sacred Threads Board of Directors in 2016.

Denning Aaris -

Denning Aaris

For the past 10 years Denning has worked at Babson College in a variety of positions. She currently works with Alumni and Friends and helps to create engaging relationships between current students and alumni. Denning loves art, cooking, gardening, reading and the sunshine! She values the opportunities to connect within community and have space for contemplative practice and reflection. Denning joined the board in 2016.

Sandra Tollos -

Sandra Tollos

Sandra Tollos, MA, recently joined the Board of Directors after 20 years of high visibility sales and marketing experience. Sandra previously had her own business, The Emerging Woman, where she offered women techniques and tools for creating confidence with style during life’s many challenges. Sandra is honored to serve on Board after helping them with their start in 2009.

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