SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Boys & Girls Club recently elected several new members to its Board of Directors, including Patricia Carbee and Talia Gee, Esq.

Pat_CarbeeCarbee is vice president and director of enterprise risk management at Freedom Credit Union in Springfield, Mass. Carbee earned her B.S.B.A. from Nichols College and has over 30 years’ experience in banking and financial services. She is a current member of the Massachusetts Bank Internal Auditors Association and of the Compliance Network, Massachusetts Credit Union League.

“I recognize the value of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club and its vital importance in the greater Springfield community,” said Carbee. “This recognition is cased with a true desire to make a difference at the Boys & Girls Club in any capacity that my knowledge, skills and abilities will best be utilized.”

Talia_GeeGee is an employment law staff attorney at Community Legal Aid in Springfield, Mass. Gee earned her B.S. from St. John’s University, and her MBA and law degree from Western New England University. She is currently a member of the CHD-Human Rights Committee and the Hampden County Bar Association.

“I began attending the club at age six,” said Gee. “I had my first job there at age 14. I am currently a member of the Alumni Committee and volunteer as a double dutch coach. I am committed to the Club and look forward to being a party of the Board.”

In addition to Carbee and Gee, two students from Western New England University, as part of a board experience course, were elected to the board through June 2015. These students are Michael Belinski, a resident of Quinebaug, Conn. who is a junior at WNEU majoring in marketing communications and advertising, and Briana Andella, a native of Tewskbury, Mass., who is a junior majoring in general business. Both students will undertake projects related to their majors while serving on the board.

The Springfield Boys & Girls Club provides, in a safe environment, programs that inspire, educate, guide, enable and support all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, respectful citizens and leaders.

For more information about the Springfield Boys & Girls Club call (413) 732-7201.

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