Our Team


Elena LaFrance | Founder

Favorite Quote: "The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!" ~ Marvin Phillips

Why Volunteer?: I volunteer and donate because its my lifestyle.

Volunteer work: Greater Boston Food Bank, Friends of Boston's Homeless, Big Brother Big Sister, One Fund Boston, The Life is good Playmakers, Bristol Soup Kitchen

Education: Sacred Heart University, Master of Business Administration
Sacred Heart University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting


Matthew Harris | Technology

Favorite Quote: "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me." ~ Jesus Christ

Why Volunteer?: I volunteer to strive to make a difference in the world by helping one person at a time.

Volunteer work: University of Massachusetts-Boston, Quincy Youth Hockey, Boy Scouts of America

Education: Boston University, Master of Science in MIS
University of Denver, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration


Ashley Deplitch | Editor

Favorite Quote: "Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale." ~ Hans Christian Andersen

Why Volunteer?: I volunteer to expand my horizons and broaden my perspectives of the many different cultures that exist within our communities and the surrounding areas.

Volunteer work: Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Greater Boston Food Bank

Education: Northeastern University, Master of Business Administration
Boston University, Bachelor of Arts in English


Davina Brown | Marketing and PR

Favorite Quote: "You must be the change you wish to see in the world" ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Why Volunteer?: I volunteer to do something for someone else with the hope that it will help make a difference however small it may be.

Volunteer work: Free Health Clinic in Boston, Heart Walk by the American Heart Association

Education: Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences


Dennis Harris | Finance and Accounting

Favorite Quote: "Information is power. This is why governments that seek to rule the people rather than serve them are so eager to maintain their control over information." ~ Muhammad Yunus

Why Volunteer?: Many prospective students are misinformed about potential options for attending college, donating to Tryumph will not only help shed light on alternatives for students, but also help fund their endeavors.

Volunteer work: University of Denver, Quincy Youth Hockey

Education: Indiana University, Master of Accountancy
University of Notre Dame, Bachelor of Finance


Robin Lang | Project Manager

Favorite Quote: "When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy.’ They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life." ~ John Lennon

Why Volunteer?: I volunteer because no matter how big or small, it can make a difference in a person's life.

Volunteer work: Voices of Hope, American Cancer Society, The Jimmy Fund

Education: University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Bachelor of Business Administration


Liz LaFrance | Graphic Designer

Favorite Quote: "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference" ~ Tom Brokaw

Why Volunteer?: Sharing my passions without expecting anything in return brings indescribable rewards you can only understand once you've volunteered.

Volunteer work: Judy's Kindness Kitchen, Southbridge Bicentennial Committee, Greystone School, Mastery Martial Arts

Education: University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, Bachelor of Fine Arts - Photographic/Electronic Imaging

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." ~ Margaret Mead