Jan has had a long career in leadership positions, most specifically building and managing community and volunteer programs. Her most recent role was as the Massachusetts Regional Director for Philadelphia-based Minding Your Mind, a youth mental health education program. Prior to that, she was the Director of SOAR 55, a federal volunteer program for adults age 55 and over. During her 24-year tenure, she re-branded the program, expanding the roles of volunteers to include skills-based, capacity-building volunteer assignments that enabled nonprofits to benefit from the professional experience that the new generation of older adults brought.
Jan has always been interested in work that enhances community, contributes to the well-being of others, and connects people to opportunities that enable them to grow personally. Jan began her tenure with Cambridge Neighbors as volunteer director in 2018. A huge supporter of Cambridge Neighbors, she is excited to serve as executive director.
Meghan comes to us with a long history of advocating for older adults, a cause for which she has had a passion since her young-adulthood. In the past, Meghan has spearheaded community involvement to help local elders feel better connected with the community in which they reside. She then saw the need for special classes to be taught to elders who were unfamiliar with desktop computers and launched a special introductory to computers class for those 60 years-old and over, teaching the class for five years.
More recently, Meghan has worked in the areas of Development and Fundraising for two local nursing facilities, working hard to improve the lives of those who reside there. She is currently studying Non-profit Management at Harvard University and is excited to be included in Cambridge Neighbors’ efforts to better the opportunities and lifestyles of older adults in our community.
Membership & Marketing Director
Barbara Selwyn has recently stepped down from her full-time role as Cambridge Neighbors’ executive director to a part-time position as director of membership and marketing. This opportunity allows Barbara to develop relationships with prospective members and speak to community-based organizations about the benefits of aging-in-place.
Throughout Barbara’s career, she has played a significant role in developing programs and creating public service campaigns to raise awareness and provide services for a range of nonprofit organizations and social causes.
Board of Directors
Mary Elisabeth Field
Steven J. Stadler