Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Michael Rubin, Chair

Michael Rubin is the Principal of Uxbridge High School and the 2020 Massachusetts Principal of the Year. He successfully led Uxbridge High School’s designation as a Commonwealth of Massachusetts Innovation Pathway school, connecting curriculum in engineering, biomedical, and information science/media programs to robust industry partnerships.

Nicole Ryan, 1st Vice Chair

Nicole Ryan is the Manufacturing Manager at Lampin Corporation in Uxbridge, MA. Nicole has 35 years of manufacturing experience in the jewelry, textiles, and plastics industries and has been at Lampin Corp. for 6 years.

Stephanie Ashworth, 2nd Vice Chair

Stephanie Ashworth is the Education & Training Director at Grafton Job Corps. Job Corps, a voluntary program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, is the largest nationwide residential career training program in the country, which offers free education and vocational training to young men and women ages 16-24. Stephanie has been instrumental in building the Advanced Manufacturing Program at Job Corps with the Blackstone Valley Education Hub.

Melissa Kane, Treasurer

Melissa Kane is the Director of Finance at St. Bernadette's School in Northborough, MA. Melissa is a successful grant writer and has been the driving force behind the many grants written for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Blackstone Valley Education Hub.

Karen Crebase

Karen Crebase is the Superintendent of the Hopedale Public Schools. She is the president of the Blackstone Valley Superintendent's Consortium and a supporter and advocate for BVExcel, shared curriculum courses among schools in the Blackstone Valley.

Eric Eisner

Eric Eisner is the chief of Staff for State Representative Michael Soter. He is a graduate from Blackstone-Millville Regional High School and a southern Worcester County native. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Geoscience from University of Lowell and is a volunteer for MA Association of Student Councils, which works with students and educators from across the Commonwealth.

Ryan Foley

Ryan Foley is a Partner at Cunningham & Associates in Worcester, MA. He has helped clients through every phase of the business life cycle as a small business consultant and trainer for over a decade. He was recently named to the Worcester Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" class of 2021 .

Jeannie Hebert

Jeannie Hebert is the President and CEO of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and Blackstone Valley Education Hub. She works tirelessly as an advocate and supporter for businesses in the Blackstone Valley to obtain the resources they need to grow and flourish.

Robin Leclaire

Robin Leclaire is the President of Lampin Corporation, an employee-owned business in Uxbridge, MA. Lampin manufactures precision machine parts for many industries. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Liora Stone

Liora Stone is President and co-founder of Precision Engineering, Inc., an advanced metalworking contract manufacturer of custom metal components and assemblies to global companies in the aerospace/defense and critical industrial sectors. Competing on a global scale and growing Precision Engineering to a multi-million dollar enterprise, Liora was selected by the Worcester Business Journal as one of their 2016 Outstanding Women in Business and one of their 2019 Central Mass. Power 50. Recently, she was selected by Women’s Enterprise Magazine as one of their Top WBE CEOs of 2021.


Lucille Ward

Lucille Ward is the Human Resource Manager for Package Steel Systems, Inc. located in Sutton, MA. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and is a staunch advocate for the businesses the Blackstone Valley. Lucille is a member of AIM and the Blackstone Valley Women's Success Network.