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2019-2020 WSA Board of Directors

Our goal is to make your WSA experience the best it can be!

Jason Kim

Jason is a Professor of Molecular Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and his NIH-funded research program has focused on diabetes and obesity for more than 25 years. He serves on the MD/PhD Admissions Committee and has been involved in the medical school admissions since he was a professor at Yale and Penn State. He is also an Adjunct Investigator of Joslin Diabetes Center at Harvard Medical School and an Adjunct Professor of Seoul National University in South Korea. 

Outside of work, he enjoyed coaching his 2 daughters’ (Allison & Lauren) town soccer and basketball teams for 7 years, and he is an avid swimmer and a huge fan of operas and college football. He grew up in West Los Angeles, met his wife Jayne at UC Irvine, and has lived in Wellesley for 10 years.


Michelle Freniere
Volunteer Shift Director

  Michelle and her husband Rick have lived in Needham since 2010.  Michelle is mom to Meredith (9) and RJ (7), although Meredith is her only WSA swimmer.  Meri swam for the 8&U group last year for her first year and had a wonderful experience.

Michelle worked as an HR business partner and in talent acquisition in her professional life, and currently volunteers for her kids' school, as a coach for her kids' sports teams and for several area non-profits and charities.  She was impressed last year by the leadership and organization of the Wellesley Swim Association and is excited to take on a larger volunteer role this year.

Rashmi Rajegowda

Technology Director

Rashmi is a new member of the WSA Board of Directors this year. Rashmi and her husband Prakash live in Wellesley with their kids Tanay and Tanvi Venkata who are both WSA swimmers and little Zuko who hasn't tried swimming yet:-)  Rashmi is a software engineer and has previously worked for various health, retail and financial institutions. Rashmi loves travelling, cooking, practices yoga, volunteers for children causes and hopes one day the world will be a safe and happy place for all children.

Tom O’Brien
Advisory Member

Tom is the founder of ClearView Retail, an application developer for retail merchandising services. 

He and his wife Michelle have lived in Needham since 2002 with their three daughters. They have two WSA swimmers (Kate and Annie).  Tom has completed numerous marathons and triathlons, but getting his girls to practice on time is his greatest athletic achievement. 



Tara Lawrence
Advisory Director

Tara is a past WSA president, and has two children on the team (Sam, 10 and Avery, 7).  She and her husband, John, recently welcomed a baby boy, Henry, to their family.

As the former Director of Events at Harvard Kennedy School, Tara managed the visits of heads of state and other political figures as well as the school’s fundraisers and alumni events. 

Tara is an active volunteer in the community.  She currently serves on the Hunnewell Elementary School PTO board.  As a member of the Wellesley Hills Junior Women’s Club, Tara was actively involved with the Wellesley Food Pantry and A Better Chance.  She co-chaired Wellesley Marketplace and was the Advertising Chair for the Wellesley Kitchen Tour.  She was also the Events Director and Membership Director for the Wellesley Mothers Forum. 

Tara loves to snuggle her new baby and watch her kids play sports.  WSA has played a significant role in teaching her children the importance of hard work and team collaboration.



Scott Embree

Residing in Sherborn for nearly a decade, this season marks his daughter Caetlyn’s sixth year with WSA. An avid triathlete and DIYer, Scott’s either out training or working on one of many projects around the house, unless he’s transporting kids to soccer pitches and pools.

After retiring from engineering in the auto industry, Scott has served on various boards in the community and looks forward to the opportunity with WSA.



Dana Lynch
Meet Director


Maryhelen MacInnes
Social Events Director

Marcia Murphy
Communications Director

Marcia has 3 kids. Brigid, 9, began swimming for the Needham Sharks during the summer of 2018 and swam for the Needham YMCA last winter. She is very excited to now be a part of WSA!  Kit, 7, will swim for the Needham YMCA this winter with hopes of making WSA next year. Alfred, 5, is still in the lesson phase of swimming development.  

When she isn't poolside, Marcia is a buyer for TJ Maxx/Marshalls. The whole Murphy family looks forward to being a part of the WSA community.