The ABC House depends almost entirely on the help of volunteers. Please consider:

  • Helping with fundraising activities such as the Fall Foliage Walk
  • Helping maintain the ABC House
  • Serving on the Board of Directors
  • Being a host family

Interested in learning more about becoming a host parent/host family? There are no “requirements,” i.e., family size, age of children, etc. Successful host families have been parents with an empty nest and parents with young children, as well as parents with children currently in the secondary schools. Read more about the host family program here, or contact Wendy Kohler, President of the Amherst A Better Chance Board of Directors at wendykohler@comcast.net or at 413-250-0091.

Current ABC Board


Keith Nesbitt, President
Robert Haygood, Vice-President
Jayne Lovett, Secretary
Meg Hart, Treasurer
Clare Bertrand, Operations
Carole Schweid, Student Affairs


Karen Blum, Charri Boykin-East, Frances Caporello, Rika Clement, K.C. Conlan, Rosemary Effiom-Vaughan, Christopher Ehorn, Jr., Melissa Kroodsma, Katie McDermott, Tim Nelson, Maureen Raab, Evan Shopper, Tom Selig, William Tobey, Michael Weekes, David Williams


Katherine Atkinson, Rhonda Cobham-Sander, Sharon Downs, Allen Hart, Michael Hawkins, Wendy Kohler, Julie Marcus, Dale Peterson, Chris Riddle, DeAnne Riddle, John Sieracki


Isabel & Sid Ferreira