Burbank YMCA Elects Four New Board Members
Reading, Mass. – The Burbank YMCA is excited to announce four new board members including Barbara Heinemann, chief Information officer at Eastern Bank; Stephen Goldy, eastern regional vice president, ConMed Linvatec; John Murphy, senior vice president/director of business development, Reading Co-Operative Bank and Gabriella Graceffa-Bunker, executive assistant to the president and regional event planner at Whole Foods Market in Cambridge.
“Our four new board members are talented individuals who are great additions to an equally talented roster of civic and business leaders,” said Irene Collins, Executive Director of the Burbank YMCA. “I look forward to working with each of them as well as the board collectively in looking at innovative ways to service our members and the community.”
The Burbank YMCA Board of Directors enables the Y to grow and effectively speak to the current issues and needs of Reading, North Reading, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Stoneham by providing invaluable assets in the planning and implementation of on target programming geared toward the needs of individuals and families.
Heinemann is the chief information officer of Eastern Bank, where she oversees the Operations and Technology Divisions. She has responsible for managing production and operations, facilities management, and technology operations as well as providing support and strategy. Before joining Eastern Bank in 2001, Barbara spent more than 13 years with Cambridgeport Bank, where she was the SVP of Technology & Operations and held positions in retail banking and branch administration, in addition to managing numerous enterprise wide projects. Barbara holds an MBA from the University of Maryland, graduated from America’s Community Bankers’ National School of Banking at Fairfield University, and the Massachusetts Bankers’ Association School of Financial Studies at Babson College.
Goldy is Eastern Regional vice president at ConMed Linvatec. He is responsible for growing $61 million in sales through seven distributors covering 17 states, as well as managing staff including area directors, clinical marketing specialists and sales coordinators. Goldy is currently the chairman of the Reading board of selectmen. He has served as a selectman for seven years. He is a founder and chairman for the Reading Fall Street Faire and also serves on the board of directors for the Reading Coalition against Substance Abuse and as a member of Reading Rotary.
Murphy is senior vice president/director of business development at Reading Co-Operative Bank. Since 2008, he has been responsible for enhancing consumer and business customer relationships and expanding the bank’s presence in all communities served, with a focus on the Woburn and Burlington markets. Prior to joining Reading Co-operative Bank, Murphy served as president/chief executive officer at Everett Credit Union and had previously served as chief financial officer. He began his banking career at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, where he worked for 23 years and served as first vice president of operations as well as in other operational roles. Active in civic affairs he is a director for the Reading North Reading Chamber of Commerce, Woburn Business Association, Woburn Council of Social Concern and the Boys and Girls Club of Woburn. He is also a Corporator for Hallmark Health System and serves on the development committee for the board of trustees. He is the town moderator for North Reading and also serves on the board for the Friends of the North Reading Council of Aging. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Woburn. Murphy received his BS from Suffolk University in business administration and has an MBA from Northeastern University’s executive program. He is also a graduate of the Massachusetts School for financial studies.
Graceffa-Bunker is executive assistant to the president and regional event planner at Whole Foods Market in Cambridge. Her responsibilities include overseeing the charitable golf classic, which raises more than $50,000 each year. Additionally, in collaboration with the Greater Boston Food Bank, she plans and oversees a program involving 19 Whole Foods stores for children that are under nourished. Graceffa-Bunker is also chairman for Corporate Employees Reaching the Community (CERC). As Chairman she leads a group of corporate employees to donate their time in fund raising efforts. CERC has resurrected urban gardens, donated time at soup kitchens, teamed up with the New England Aquarium to bring sea life to inner city schools and helped to raise more than $100,000 through a silent auction for the Aids Action Committee of Massachusetts.
About the Burbank YMCA
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Serving the communities of Reading, North Reading, Wakefield, Wilmington, and Stoneham, the Burbank YMCA welcomes men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors.