Oleska, Chief Executive Officer of the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, has held the position since 2006. Prior to joining the Fund, Oleska had a long and varied career in administration and teaching at Elms College, Chicopee, Mass. She has over 20 years of professional experience in creatively addressing the needs of women and girls, specializing in the design of programs enhancing academic preparation, higher education access, and degree completion. Her work on behalf of women and girls has been recognized both regionally and nationally.
Her civic involvement includes service on numerous boards and committees, including Girl Scouts of Pioneer Valley, the Polish Center for Discovery and Learning, the Board of Directors for Community Action of Franklin and Hampshire Counties, the Hampden County Literacy Cabinet, and is co-founder of the Women’s Leadership Network.