ARC Board Members
Meet the wonderful team we have working at the ARC!
Board of Directors
Tracey Gustafson, President
Tracey earned her B.S. in Computer Engineering at Boston University, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University. She worked for over 30 years as a Computer Engineer, employed at Digital Equipment Corporation and Intel Corporation. Since retiring she has worked in STEM outreach and development for underrepresented students and is currently managing the STEM Mentor Program at MassBay Community College. Tracey has lived in Hudson for 30 years and been a community volunteer locally in several agencies. She volunteered at the ARC helping with event planning and fundraising initiatives for many years before joining the ARC Board in 2018. Tracey is currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors.
Larry Stone, Vice President
After attending Worcester State University, Larry owned and operated his own transportation business for several years. Coming off the road 20 years ago Larry entered the building/construction material sales industry. He is presently General Manager for one of the area’s largest septic installer services and sales companies.
Suzanne Dupre, Treasurer
A graduate of Bryant College, Suzanne’s comprehensive 20 years of experience, coupled with her education, have honed her skills well to serve as VP, Director of Human Resources for Main Street Bank. A passion for health and wellness lead Suzanne to collaborate with Mass Bankers Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield, in establishing a Wellness Committee at Marlborough Savings Bank.
Susan Kapopoulos, Clerk
Susan is a Senior Account Manager at KGA, Inc., a Human Resources services firm that helps organizations create and sustain a healthy, engaged, and productive workforce. She has a background in finance, project management and operations from financial services, consumer products and manufacturing industries. Susan received her BS in Business Administration from Babson College. She has a passion for helping reduce the stigma around substance use disorders and mental health issues. She believes strongly in the ARC’s mission of supporting those suffering directly or indirectly from the disease of addiction.
Joan Simoneau, Member
A member of the ARC Board for over 20 years, Joan was the wife of an ARC founder, Roland Simoneau, now deceased. Joan is a valuable and notable local fundraiser and human service volunteer. She also serves on the committee for the “Evening of Giving” to benefit the local homeless shelter, “Roland’s House.” As a local reporter for two weekly newspapers Joan has access to most any office in the city.
Sem Aykanian, Member
A lifelong Marlborough resident, and local attorney, Sem has maintained a law practice on Main Street for over 30 years. Presently he serves the community as Chairman of the Board – Main Street Bank. Sem was active for many years coaching local high school football teams. Sem also has served on various other local Boards and Charities.
Kathy Leonard, Member
Kathy Leonard earned her B.S. in Business Administration from Worcester State University. She has worked at Assabet Dental Group in Marlborough for over 30 years, and also does freelance work for other businesses. Kathy lost her son Jonathan to a heroin overdose. Her personal journey with her son, and her grief journey have driven her passion to promote education and awareness of substance use disorder while also reaching out to families who have lost loved ones to this disease. Kathy is Chairwoman of the Marlborough Alliance for Prevention, Facilitator of a local grief support group for those who have lost a loved one to addiction, and supports and believes in the mission of the ARC.
Ethan Becker, Member
Dr. Ethan Becker is president and a senior coaching partner with THE SPEECH IMPROVEMENT COMPANY, INC. which is the nation’s oldest speech coaching and training firm founded in 1964. He holds multiple degrees in communication and travels the globe working with leaders of countries, companies, and people in all walks of life to become more comfortable and effective when they communicate. He is also co-author of the international bestselling business book, Mastering Communication at Work, how to lead, manage, and influence. His firm has offices on 4 continents and helps tens of thousands of people a year to become more comfortable and more effective when they communicate. He lives in Marlborough with his wife and 3 children and has been a volunteer and supporter of the ARC for the past 6 years.
Vijay Dalal, Member
Tenured and dedicated business executive with a diverse background in social work, non-profit operations, program development, financial management, and organizational leadership. President/CEO of Grenada House Inc., a residential-based drug and alcohol rehabilitation service in the greater Boston area.
Bob Landry, Member
Bob received a B.S. in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Health Education with a Concentration in Community Health from Worcester State College. Prior to a 26 year career in Public Health, Bob worked for Community Healthlink, in Worcester as a residential counselor, treating families presenting with significant substance abuse histories. Additionally, Bob volunteered facilitating men’s recovery groups at the Turning Point Shelter in Framingham in the early 1990’s, as well as overnight volunteer work at Framingham’s Grace Church shelter. In 1992, he provided weekly transportation for incarcerated men from Billerica House of Correction to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. This experience proved to be most valuable in his work as a residential counselor and to further his interest in the dynamics of addiction and recovery. Through Bob’s experience he has witnessed the struggles of addiction, the challenges of mental health, as well as the joys of recovery shared by many. Presently, Bob continues to provide consulting services in public health and is a team member for a local Real Estate Agency. Bob is excited to become a member of the Board of Directors and looks forward to continued service work to the ARC and the greater community.