Board and Corporation

Organizational Structure

Community Boating is a private not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation. The organization is overseen by a Board of Directors, elected by our Corporation, a subset of about 250 members who through their volunteerism show special concern with the future of the organization and with the preservation and utilization of Boston’s natural resources. The Board’s primary functions are to approve an annual budget, set policies, advise management, serve as community liaison and to spearhead specific committees and fundraising efforts. Meetings are held on a regular basis and are open to all CBI members who wish to attend.

Join the Corporation

Consider becoming a member of the corporation if you: are enthusiastic about CBI, a regular participant in our activities, volunteer at CBI or wish to contribute to our mission. Members of the corporation meet once annually to elect the Board of Directors and review the mission of Community Boating.

Membership in the Corporation shall be open to all persons at least twenty-one years of age who express and demonstrate an interest in furthering the purposes of Community Boating, Inc., apply in writing to the Secretary of the Board of Directors, and are accepted by a vote of the majority of the Directors entitled to vote. Membership in the Corporation shall not be denied to any individual on the basis of race, sex, creed or national origin.

To apply, please email a request to [email protected], stating your interest in becoming a Corporation member and outlining current interest in, and contribution to CBI.

Board Meeting Schedule

The Board scheduled the following meetings for 6:30pm on the following dates:

  • Monday, November 14, 2022
  • Tuesday, January 10, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2023
  • Tuesday, August 1, 2023
  • Tuesday, October 3, 2023
  • The Annual Meeting of the Corporation was scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2023
  • All meetings are at 6:30pm at the boathouse or held virtually.
    For all members interested in attending a Board Meeting please contact the Secretary at secret[email protected] to be included on the meeting invite.

    Annual Meeting of the Corporation of Community Boating Inc.

    Meet Our Board

    Adam Gorlovsky-Schepp (2024)

    Adam joined Community Boating shortly after moving to Boston to enjoy the quiet solitude that a sail on the river provides. He served as treasurer on the board of directors for a number of years in the early 2000s. After leaving the board he remained involved in coordinating the annual 4th of July event on the dock. A resident of Boston’s South End, Adam is a partner at the CPA firm of Raphael and Raphael.


    Deb Boudreau (2025)


    Deb learned to sail at Community Boating in the late 1970s and in the 1980s took a gamble to purchase a Lifetime membership initially created to kick-start a Community Boating Endowment Fund. It was a smart buy as Deb has been sailing on the Charles River continuously since that life membership purchase. She enjoys giving back to Community Boating as a member of the Budget and Finance Committee, participating in CBI events and work parties and as a volunteer faculty – currently teaching Mainsail and Jib classes. She has taken out many members for their first sailing experience or their first sailboat race. Deb has a background in finance and accounting having worked in audit, accounting, and financial reporting and analysis for the insurance and financial services industry. In her non-sailing activities, she enjoys horseback riding and travel, especially week-long riding holidays in places such as: Iceland, Wales, Ireland, Spain, and hopefully a “bucket list” African safari equestrian adventure.

    Catie O’Sullivan (2023)


    A lifelong sailor, Catie grew up sailing on Cape Cod and had the opportunity to race at the national level in high school and college. Catie first got involved with Community Boating as a staff member in the Junior Program where she led the Instructor-in-Training program. Most recently, she has been involved in CBI’s strategic planning and development committees. Catie’s professional background combines strategy, technology, and project management. She is currently pursuing her MBA at Harvard Business School.


    Ikay Iwobi (2023)

    Director at Large

    Ikay started learning to sail at Community Boating in 1999 after walking by while exploring the Esplanade. He quickly became involved in nearly every aspect of the organization from racing to teaching to social events. Though he’s enjoyed many sailing adventures beyond Community Boating, including two Bermuda races and multiple charter trips in the Mediterranean and Carribean, he’s never happier than when sailing a Mercury in the shifting winds of the Charles river. He previously served 3 terms on the Board of Directors beginning in 2002 and spent several years as board Secretary. Professionally, he’s a lead support engineer with a major learning technology company in Boston. He lives in Arlington with his wife and young daughter.


    Brian McManus (2024)

    Director At Large


    Catherine Rockett (2024)

    Director At Large


    Karyn Brudnicki (2025)

    Director At Large


    Duane Farrar (2025)

    Director At Large


    Amy Belmarsh (2023)

    Director At Large