Wende Carver, Board President
Wende Carver is co-owner of a Real Estate Development company with her husband David. She was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994 and the search for a cure is what drives her passion to help individuals living with MS. In 2006 a small nonprofit was founded with the mission of providing education, support and resources for those individuals affected by MS as well as families and healthcare providers who are dedicated to improving the lives of those afflicted. Wende spent 15 years as a former Board member of the Williamstown Theatre
Festival and is currently a Board member of the Berkshire Theatre Group. She has been on the Boards of the Council of the Arts and is a corporator at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In addition to her passion for the arts, she also loves to travel and owned a travel
agency. Wende and David’s 3 daughters and 8 grandchildren bring them the greatest joys in life!
Judy Bombardier, Executive Director
Judy Bombardier has been in healthcare all of her life. She began as a junior volunteer at the former North Adams Regional Hospital in high school and then joined the Dietary Dept. as an employee. She worked at NARH for over 30 years and held numerous positions which included Director of Volunteers and Community Relations Coordinator. In 1999 when cutbacks occurred at the hospital she became the Executive Director of the Williamstown Council on Aging and did a short stent as the Marketing Director of a local Bus Tour company. Judy longed to return to healthcare and in 2000 she was hired as the Director
of Activities/Volunteer Services at Sweet Brook of Williamstown. In 2007 Williamstown Commons recruited Judy to become the Director of Admissions and Community Outreach. While she enjoyed working with the residents and families Judy decided to semi-retire in 2013 when longtime friend Wende Carver asked her to become the Executive Director of her MS Foundation. Judy is a board member of the Williamstown Council on Aging, a member of the Rotary Club of Williamstown, a corporator of the Adams Community Bank and a board member of the Williamstown Housing Authority. Judy met her husband Ernie at their 25 th high school reunion. She is a Licensed Medical Social Worker and has a Master’s Degree in Management. Judy inherited her mother’s love of life and helping people and this keeps her
motivated to aid those in need.
Donna B. Briggs, Office Manager
Born in Pittsfield, MA, raised in North Adams, MA, and now a resident of Clarksburg she is one of five children. She is a graduate of Drury High School, Southern Vermont Computer School and attended North Adams State College. She spent over thirty years at GE Plastics retiring in 2013. While at GE she was an avid volunteer for many organizations connected to GE and was President of the Pittsfield Headquarters Entertainment Association. Donna joined the staff at the MS Support Foundation as Office Manager in 2015. She has spent several years as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society and was a former secretary to the Night CruZers of Berkshire County. Her hobbies
include travelling, crafts, theater and spending time with family and friends.