SOURCE: Neighbor Brigade

Neighbor Brigade

January 23, 2012 09:45 ET

Neighbor Brigade Adds Collins and Mavrikos to Its Board of Directors

Attorney Susan Collins and Financial Services Executive James Mavrikos Lend Their Skills to Rapidly Growing Massachusetts Non-Profit

WAYLAND, MA--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Neighbor Brigade (, a non-profit organization committed to delivering community-based support for neighbors when they need it most, today announced that Susan Collins and James (Jim) Mavrikos have joined its Board of Directors. Collins is an attorney in the real estate law firm of Collins & Collins in Wayland, Mass., and Mavrikos is a director and client advisor at Credit Suisse. They join four other board members, including Neighbor Brigade Co-Founder and Executive Director Pam Washek.

"Both Sue and Jim have been supportive of Neighbor Brigade's mission and growth since the beginning. I'm thrilled Sue will be lending her legal expertise and Jim will be sharing his financial insights as Neighbor Brigade continues to expand across Massachusetts and beyond," said Washek. "Our organization is committed to helping families in need and I know both Sue and Jim believe whole-heartedly in our value proposition and will be important partners as we move toward our goal of doubling the number of individuals and families helped in the coming year."

Neighbor Brigade offers communities a solution to instantly respond to and support their neighbors when a crisis hits, such as an acute illness, sudden tragedy, debilitating/late stage chronic disease or terminal illness. There are currently 24 Neighbor Brigade chapters throughout Massachusetts.

About Susan Collins
Collins is a real estate attorney at Collins & Collins in Wayland, MA. She is currently on the Board of Directors at Hop Brook Protection Association, an organization focused on combating watershed pollution problems. Collins also spent 10 years on the Wayland Business Association's Board of Directors. She resides in Sudbury with her husband.

About Jim Mavrikos
A director and client advisor at Credit Suisse, Mavrikos has more than thirty years of experience working as a financial consultant and has thorough knowledge of many alternative investment strategies. He is a former Board of Administration member of St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Weston, and is involved with the Dress for Success and Habitat for Humanity causes. Mavrikos lives in Medway with his wife and their three sons.

About Neighbor Brigade
Neighbor Brigade is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation that provides a blueprint for local communities to create and maintain volunteer networks using proven online tools, resources and best practices. A Neighbor Brigade chapter starts with a dedicated leader, the chapter leader, who builds the neighborhood volunteer network. Neighbor Brigade provides "how to" technology tools and information that streamline this process and allow leaders to support one another. Using a simple web-based system, volunteer networks efficiently organize and schedule the necessary services for their neighbors in need. To learn more, visit

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