Speaker Date Topic
Chelsea McGrath May 30, 2024 12:00 PM
Costa Rica Animal Rescue - Rescuing Sloths
Costa Rica Animal Rescue - Rescuing Sloths
Chelsea McGrath has been working in the nonprofit sector since 2009. She began her career in New York City, conducting outreach to the most vulnerable unhoused populations in the city: at-risk/runaway youth and chronically unsheltered adults. She then spent four years in workforce development before moving back to her hometown of Easthampton, MA. Currently, Chelsea is the Director of Operations and Finance at Revitalize CDC in Springfield, which provides critical repairs and healthy home interventions to low income families across Massachusetts. She sits on the MACDC Housing Quality and Health Taskforce and is a member of the Health Equity Committee. She is the former Executive Director and current Board Treasurer of the WillPower Foundation, a nonprofit that awards grants to children with special needs. She also volunteers at Rick’s Place and The Garden, two organizations that provide grief support for families and children who have lost a loved one.
 
In April 2022 and March 2024, Chelsea also volunteered at the Costa Rica Animal Rescue, helping to feed and care for rescued animals such as sloths, monkeys, birds, racoons, and deer. The center has been open since 2007 and relies solely on donations and volunteers to remain open.
Scott Gausen Jun 13, 2024 12:00 PM
Springfield Armory