Providers’ Council Staff

Our team of professionals is dedicated to helping our members meet their missions through public policy and advocacy support, education and training programs and high-quality member benefits.

Stefan Geller

Public Policy & Communications Coordinator
508.599.2245   |   sgeller@providers.org

Stefan is the editor of The Provider, the Council’s monthly newspaper, manages the weekly e-newsletters and oversees social media for the Council. He also researches legislation and policy matters that impact the human services sector and is responsible for external communications.

Tracy Jordan

Director of Finance & Operations
508.599.2257   |   tracy@providers.org

Tracy handles the finances for both the Providers' Council and the Human Services Providers Charitable Foundation, including accounts payable and receivable. She serves as the office manager, handles human resources and manages registration for the Annual Convention & Expo, the Council's signature event.

Mesa Merritt

Education & Academic Partnerships Coordinator
508.598.9700   |   mmerritt@providers.org

Mesa plans the Council's trainings and webinars calendar, oversees Convention & Expo workshops, and helps oversee collegiate academic partnerships and opportunities. She also coordinates The Leadership Initiative and the What a Great Idea! Social Enterprise program.

Caroline O'Neill

Public Policy and Communications Associate
508.598.9686   |   coneill@providers.org

Caroline is the project manager of The Caring Force, the Providers' Council's grassroots advocacy initiative. She also works on the Providers' Council's public policy priorities, tracks the state budget and analyzes human services rates.

Pamela Scheidel

Administrative Support Associate
508.598.9800   |   adminassistant@providers.org

Pamela provides administrative support to all members of the Council. She addresses inquiries from member organizations and helps manage the Council’s Tuition Remission program. She processes new membership paperwork and member renewal applications.

Amanda Rheaume

Education & Membership Coordinator - eLearning
508.599.2242   |   arheaume@providers.org

Amanda is the lead staff person supporting the Providers' Council's eAcademy program and our network of eAcademy Administrators.

Michael Weekes

President and CEO
508.599.2256   |   michael@providers.org

Michael is responsible for the overall management of the Providers' Council and its related foundation, the Human Services Providers Charitable Foundation, Inc. He provides leadership on human services issues and serves on nonprofit boards.

Bill Yelenak

Chief Operating Officer
508.599.2258   |   bill@providers.org

Bill oversees the Providers' Council's membership, public policy and communications functions, including membership engagement and recruitment; advocacy on the state budget and Council's legislative agenda; and various communications initiatives, including media outreach and The Provider newspaper.

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