Artemis Circle

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's Women's Leadership Council

Together, women can have a profound effect on the lives of Boston youth.

The Artemis Circle brings the energy and passion of like-minded women together to collectively make a difference in the lives of Boston’s youth by supporting BGCB. This initiative enables women to be involved in a way that works best for them. Through fundraising, volunteering through the Sandra M. Edgerley Family Engagement Series and our collective voice, the Artemis Circle supports BGCB’s commitment to help all children, especially those most in need, discover their talents and work towards achieving their dreams.

Please read on for more information about events and initiatives, and follow us on Facebook for frequent updates. Please contact Gena Ricciardi with questions, or to find the best way for you personally to make a difference, at 617-994-4750 or gricciardi@bgcb.org.

Artemis Circle Leadership

We care deeply about the potential of children and believe they all need a place to go where they feel safe, cared for, challenged and respected. Please join us.


  • Brooke Bartletta
  • Liz Dagres
  • Kristine McDavid
  • Donna Venegas


Committee Members

  • Deb Barbary
  • Emily Brown
  • Karen Canfield
  • Trina Cherry
  • Corinne Ferguson
  • Danielle Frissell
  • Dawn Greenwood
  • Amy Haskel
  • Tricia Herring
  • Melissa Weiner Janfaza
  • Jennifer Kolchinsky
  • Lisa Krakoff
  • Mimi Lynch
  • Carol Martignetti
  • Elena Matlack
  • Jill Najnigier
  • Kelly Nowlin
  • Taryn Valle
  • Michelle Vilms
  • Deb Walsh
  • Katie Willoughby
  • JoyAnn Yarde

Artemis Circle Events

Each year the Artemis Circle hosts a series of events to bring like-minded women together in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. Friends enjoy cocktails and conversation at the Fall Gathering while learning about BGCB programming, with a new focus area each year. In December, the Sandra M. Edgerley Family Engagement Series brings Artemis supporters and their families together for Holiday Gift Wrapping. For more information about Artemis Circle events, scroll down for in-depth recaps and check out these photos from past events.

Sixth Annual Spring Luncheon Recap
The Artemis Circle hosted its sixth annual Spring Luncheon on April 10, 2018 at the Jordan Boys & Girls Club in Chelsea. More than 200 women joined together for an inspiring afternoon featuring remarks from the Honorable Amy Nechtem, Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Juvenile Court and Past President of the National Association of Women Judges, as well as Jordan Club Alum Marina. Thank you to all who participated in this meaningful day – together we raised more than $100,000 to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston! Check out some fun photo from the event here.

What's Happening With the Artemis Circle

Why Artemis: Karen Canfield

Artemis Circle Spring Luncheon

Why Artemis: Katie Willoughby

Why Artemis: Kristine McDavid

Why Artemis: Jennifer Kolchinsky

Why Artemis: Brooke Bartletta