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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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