Mindy DombMindy Domb – Executive Director,, x107

Mindy has been the Executive Director of the Amherst Survival Center since June 2013. Her background is in public health, advocacy, human services, and adult learning. She feels privileged to lead the ASC, and believes that what makes the ASC so effective is the courage of our neighbors in need to reach out for help, and the responsiveness of our community to support each other.    


Tracey LevyTracey Levy – Program Director (Volunteering, General Questions, Referrals),, x102

Tracey has nearly 20 years experience working in human services in Western MA.  She feels so lucky to be part of this community and thoroughly enjoys getting to work with such wonderful staff, participants, volunteers and donors.  One of her favorite things about the ASC is the fact that it’s not only a place to get food, clothing and healthcare, but is also a place to dance, laugh, learn and enjoy life together.


NiriAzuageNiri Azuaje – Food Pantry Coordinator, x 104
(Monthly Groceries, Senior Mobile Pantry, Food Drives, Kids BOOST).

Niri has a background in information technology, program management and organizing for social change in her native Venezuela. Since moving to the US, she’s found passion for service through her work in the ASC as a volunteer. She feels honored for the opportunity to work in the Food Pantry with the incredible volunteers and supporting this amazing community.

Linda BrooksLinda Brooks – Kitchen Coordinator (Prepared Food, Supplies),, x103

Linda loves her job at the Amherst Survival Center, where she’s been the Kitchen Coordinator since 2006.  She really likes the community atmosphere and feels like this is her “other family and second home.”  She enjoys being able to feed people nutritiously and work with her amazing volunteers who not only cook with their hands, but they also cook with their hearts.

susan coxSusan Cox,  Community Store Coordinator, x101,

As Community Store Coordinator, Susan is excited to be able to contribute to the Amherst area community she has been a part of for the past 30 years. She is grateful to put her years of retail experience to use through the Community Store by providing items necessary for everyday life.


Lisa QueeninLisa Queenin, Development Coordinator,, ext 108

Lisa joined the Amherst Survival Center team as Development Coordinator in April 2014.  She is grateful and excited for the opportunity to work together with staff, and our supporters and partners, to build on the incredible community support for the Center, and sustain and grow our vital services.



Dale RiceDale Rice – Clinic Coordinator, (Free Medical Clinic),, x109

Dale is excited to be a part of the wonderful Amherst Survival Center team where health and wellness are such an integral part of the community. With a background in human services, she welcomes the opportunity to help people access medical care and explore alternative and traditional community resources that promote personal well being and balance in their lives.


Blaire Robey Blaire Robey – Operations Coordinator, (Building Issues, Trash to Treasures),, x106

Blaire’s work at the Amherst Survival Center beginning 12 years ago feels to her like part of her lifelong commitment to service and social justice, a stop on a journey that began many years ago at a choir rehearsal in Boston, moved on to the Interfaith Pilgrimage of the Middle Passage (a reverse journey of the slave trade route going back to Africa) and finally to the Amherst Survival Center! As Maintenance Coordinator, Blaire is responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the building and its contents. She also does a lot of odd jobs that would otherwise fall through the cracks!


karaKara Schnell – Finance Controller,, x105

Kara is the Finance Controller and has been with the organization for five years. Her primary duties include accounting for the organization’s financial transactions, preparing budgets and financial reports, and assisting with grant applications. She enjoys her role in a growing organization and appreciates the support and expertise of staff and committee members.