About Us

IMG_0974Meet Our New Director!

Diane Murray is a recently retired public educator. She holds bachelor and master degrees in education from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Her professional experience includes having taught in the Springfield Public Schools, supervising educational programs for migrant children, serving as an educational consultant to area school districts, and for twenty-six years, was the coordinator/teacher of an early childhood program in the Hadley Public Schools.

Diane and her husband live in Chicopee and have three grown children and four young grandchildren. She is very excited to begin serving children and their families at Rick’s Place as the new director.

Leadership Team

Diane Murray – Program Director, diane.ricksplace@gmail.com
Bill Scatolini – Board President
Elizabeth Wood
Ken Furst – Board Vice President
Brian Bracci
Christina Bracci- Heart to Heart, Chair
Mark Brannigan
Matt Haluch
Gina Kahn – Secretary
John O’Keefe
Cara Cronin Rice