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 25 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.

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.

Joan Simoneau, Clerk
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.

Larry Stone, Member
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.

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.

Marcelo Arantes, Member
Marcelo Arantes is a Director at The Home Depot with an MBA from Isenberg’s School of Business from UMASS Amherst. Marcelo combines his business background with his commitment to serving the local community he grew up in support of the ARC’s mission to provide support and resources for our community.

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Susan Kapopoulos, Member
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.

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 nations 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 best selling 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