For Immediate Release

Easterseals Massachusetts announces the appointment of two new Board Members

Worcester, MA, November 3, 2022

Media Contact:
Charlene Leith

For Immediate Release: November 3, 2022

Easterseals Massachusetts announces the appointment of two new Board Members

WORCESTER, Mass. – Easterseals Massachusetts (ESMA) announces the appointment of two members to its statewide board of directors.

Allison V. Thompkins, Ph.D., of Watertown, MA, is an author, spiritual teacher, economics, and disability policy consultant, and public speaker. She is the founder and principal of Allison V. Thompkins Consulting and currently working with a publisher on a new book to be released in 2024. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematical Economics from Scripps College.

William Oncay, of Clinton, MA, specializes in web architecture and development, n-Tier architecture and development, and SQL database architecture and design. He is currently the Director of Ecommerce Strategy at Berry Global, Inc. He is also Assistant Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 155 in Whitinsville, MA. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

“Easterseals prioritizes having a diverse group of board members who bring a variety of skills and experiences to the organization. I am excited to work with Allison and Bill as they bring their unique perspectives to serving our mission,” said Paul Medeiros, president and CEO of Easterseals Massachusetts.

ESMA board members work thoughtfully on committees and task forces in the areas of governance, finance, investment, fundraising, programs, and technology. They are advocates and ambassadors to the organization’s mission to provide services to ensure that children and adults with disabilities have equal opportunities to live, learn, work and play.

William and Allison smile for headshots

Left: William Oncay.                                                                Right: Allison V. Thompkins


About Easterseals Massachusetts

Easterseals is leading the way to full equity, inclusion, and access through life-changing disability and community services.

For more than 75 years, Easterseals Massachusetts has worked tirelessly with their partners to enhance quality of life and expand local access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. And they won’t rest until every one of us is valued, respected, and accepted.

Each year, Easterseals Massachusetts provides 22,000 essential services to more than 10,000 individuals throughout the state and is well-known for their expertise in rehabilitation, assistive technology, youth services, Veteran’s services, employment and transition services, and disability advocacy. They pride themselves on empowering people with disabilities to live full and independent lives and be equal participants in society. More information is available at and by following @EastersealsMA on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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