Board Of Directors

Spanish American Center, Inc.

112 Spruce Street, Leominster, MA 01453

     Tel #: 978-534-3145         Fax #: 978-534-5146 

Board Of Directors News

Next Board of Directors’ Meeting

Thursday, December 13, 2018

 Information HERE

We will  be filling a Christmas Box FULL for the Center’s Food Pantry – Please bring a full grocery bag (or your cash gift donation) so that we will complete this important donation from the Board at this important meeting.

We will be voting on a NEW slate of officers for the next three year term. We will be confirming the appointment of three NEW members of our board and thanking outgoing board members for their dedication to the Spanish American Center.

Minutes and Agenda have been sent out via e-mail to the Board.


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Richard Letarte, CPA, of Lunenburg, MA – President

Silvia Taurino, of Leominster, Secretary. SAC Volunteer.

Luz Torres, Leominster, SAC Clerical/Reception Volunteer

Mary Yanneth Bermudez-Camp, Esq., of Leominster


Mary Yanneth Bermudez-Camp, Esq., Leominster

Lionel Reinford,   Retired Leominster and Fitchburg Public School Systems.

Mr. Lionel Reinford, Artist, Educator, Author

Mr. Lionel Reinford, Artist, Educator, Author

Ruby Vargas, Fidelity Bank, Main Street, Leominster

Ruby Vargas, Fidelity Bank








Migdalia Velez, BA,  Program Director, The Family Resource Center, MOC

Migdalia Velez

Migdalia Velez,Program Director,Family Resource Center

Cheryl A. Boissy, LICSW, of Ayer, MA 

Cheryl Boissy, LICSW, of Ayer, MA.

Cheryl Boissy, LICSW, of Ayer, MA.

Leona Shaw,Vice President of Community Impact Programs
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc.


Jessie Olsen, Fitchburg Art Museum

Eladia Romero, Congressional Aide, North Central MA Office of Congressman Jim McGovern

Alberto Cardelle, PhD, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA



In Memorium  –  John I. Going 

John Going

John Going

LEOMINSTER- John Isaac Going, 66, of Leominster, died Tuesday, January 6, in Sterling Village after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born May 18, 1948, in Leominster, son of Patricia M. (Supple) and the late Sidney Going, Sr. John graduated from Leominster High School in 1966. He earned his Bachelor of Secondary Education in 1975, and Master’s degree in Community Counseling in 1992, both from Fitchburg State College. John immersed himself in his community as a Community Service Coordinator for Catholic Charities of North Worcester County, Board of Directors for the Spanish American Center, religious educator and active member at Holy Family of Nazareth Church, and as an election worker for Ward 4. John enjoyed writing poetry. He was involved with several literary magazines and weekly newspapers, including the Tribune and Pioneer. He also enjoyed merengue dancing.

Besides his mother, he leaves his brother, Sidney “Tom” Going, Jr. and his wife Kathleen of Leominster; one sister, Sr. Mary Going, OSB, of Martin, KY; and a large community of colleagues and friends.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, John and Mary Supple, his paternal grandparents, Isaac and Mary Alice Going, and one brother, Thomas Philip Going in 1950.

The funeral will be held Saturday, January 10, from Simard Funeral Home, 14 Walker St., Leominster, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. in Holy Family of Nazareth Church, 750 Union St., Leominster. Burial will follow in St. Leo’s Cemetery.

Calling hours are Friday, January 9, from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. in the funeral home.